On Wednesday, June 25th I had the pleasure of being Josh Hewett's guest on his internet program, GYM CHATS. We spoke about many aspects of the fitness industry including:
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By Dan John
Everybody knows that certain things are “good for you.” In fact, I am usually amazed at the lists that people can spout off in just a moment or two without really thinking about it. Like my quick list:
•Wear a seatbelt
•Get eight hours of sleep.
By Joel Giacobbe
2 time Southern States Bodybuilding Champion
In the process of going through some old papers with my wife recently, I came across some photos and a little thank you card from a man I trained several years ago. His name was Ronny, and he was by far the biggest challenge of my career as a personal trainer! He was also one of the most fun clients I've ever had.
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Mr. America, Mr. Universe, Mr. World
The last time I went bowling I was 12 years old. Seems like only
60 years ago. Time flies when you sit still and stare. It was at
the Secaucus Bowlarama. I bowled 200 if you add up my score for
both games. Never went back. Too social: people, beer, balls and
shoes for rent, slipping and sliding, boisterous laughter,
confusion, little pencils and score keeping and costly. I had a
quarter and a dime in my pocket and a hole in my sneakers.
I recently mastered one of the biggest training goals of my life!
I have been training for 40 years and have achieved some pretty decent results but there has always been one exercise that has haunted and embarrassed me. Pullups have always been an issue for me. Thats not really true. I sucked at them so I just made believe they didn't exist!
Arlene Semeco is a freestyle swimmer from Venezuela, who represented her native country in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 2004. She won two gold medals at the 2007 Pan American Games. She attended the University of Alabama and then completed her masters in clinical nutrition at Florida International University. She is a registered dietician and is certified by the ISSN the leading sports nutrition organization in the country.
Just because you aren't 20 or 30 anymore doesn't mean you still can't train hard and heavy (if that’s your thing). It simply means you can't do it the same way as you did previously and expect to get positive results. As time moves on your body changes in many ways. Hormone levels naturally decrease as we age, and as a result our body's ability to recover from hard physical work is reduced. Additionally our joints begin to suffer the "ravages of time".
It's time to stop wasting endless hours every week on useless low-intensity cardio work! You can lose a far greater amount of body fat, much more quickly, by doing strength training and high-intensity sprint intervals. A few hours a week total can produce dramatic fat loss results.
This has been an ongoing argument ever since Arthur Jones first changed the face of the fitness industry by introducing Nautalus machines back in 1970.