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Starting From the Bottom and Propel Zero

Starting From the Bottom and Propel Zero
Despite the huge photo of me in a national magazine attached to this post, it does have relevance to fitness and the content on my site because my site isn’t about my personal achievements. In April, I was approached with a unique opportunity to participate in a photo shoot for Propel ® Zero that would be published ...

Nutritional Awareness 6

Nutritional Awareness
Most people already have a pretty general idea of how to eat “healthy” if you ask them. Most people also have some sort of ideal figure or fitness goal that has crossed their mind once or thrice over the span of weeks, months, or years. Often times I find that many people are over complicating ...

One Move for a Solid 6 Pack 1

One Move for a Solid 6 Pack
Efficiency is a very sexy word. I like to be efficient with my time and exercises. But then again, who doesn’t? When it comes to building a SOLID midsection, there are two exercises that stomp most in terms of overall muscle activation. Can you guess which two? According to a 2010 study in the Journal ...

Nutrition & Exercise Workshop!

Nutrition & Exercise Workshop!
If you’re in the Winter Springs, FL area don’t miss out on this one time only event! Certified Nutrition Coach Liz Pitney and myself will be leading a one hour Nutrition Seminar discussing the importance of prioritizing your macronutrients for optimal performance and body composition on Wednesday May 29th from 6pm to 8pm at Central Winds ...

Creatine 101 (Part 2)

Creatine 101 (Part 2)
Still on the fence about the safety of creatine supplementation? Let me tell you a personal story from when I was 15 years old… Social status is everything, especially in high school. Growing up in the more rural parts of Central Florida, I was just like every teenage guy that wanted to be strong, athletic, ...

You Foam Roll, You Move Better 2

You Foam Roll, You Move Better
A recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research confirms that an acute bout of Self Myofascial Release (foam rolling) on the quadriceps enhances knee joint range of motion without impairing muscle performance. This means that your training performance could increase during bouts of resistance exercise just by adding the additional range ...

Creatine 101 (Part 1) 6

Creatine 101 (Part 1)
Every man, woman, and child (without renal implications) should be supplementing with creatine monohydrate alongside their well-rounded diet. Yes, it is that important. If creatine was ever considered to become a nutrient I would have no problems with it. It’s usages in both athletic and clinical applications has shown consistent promise for the past few ...

Blueberries May Protect From Muscle Damage 1

Blueberries May Protect From Muscle Damage
For some time now it has been known that blueberries contain powerful antioxidants that yield numerous health benefits. Not only are blueberries a great source of pre-workout fuel, but research published in the Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition indicates that blueberries may significantly reduce the oxidative stress on muscle fibers caused by strenuous ...