Everywhere you look on any given day of any given week, you’re constantly bombarded with an assortment of never-ending products that claim to change your life. There are supplements that are 3000-percent better than creatine; advertisements, endorsements and celebrity interviews for obtaining Jennifer Aniston’s abs; methods for dropping 15 pounds with Beyoncé’s Master Cleanse Lemonade; and infomercials promising the new revolution to diet and exercise. Continue Reading »

There is No Lactic Acid!

Posted: 26th September 2014 by Jon in Exercise and Fitness

There isn’t any doubt that this is one of the most prevailing myths that continues to exist within the world of exercise and training. If you’ve ever purchased any exercise and aerobic cassette tapes (yes, I said cassette tapes) from the 80s or 90s, this is when and how the proliferation of these terms came about (despite the fact that the discovery of lactic acid came in the late 1700s by Carl Whilhelm Sheele, a Swedish chemist). Continue Reading »

The Gluten Games

Posted: 12th September 2014 by Jon in Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition and Performance

Fat free, sugar free, reduced fat, reduced sugar, low carb, low calorie. Sound familiar? Well, it should. These nutritional labels have been on the market for decades and likely will continue for decades to come.

Just like in training, nutrition certainly has well established “trends.” Due to the “trendiness” and smart marketing, the infestation of more and more “products” comes to fruition nearly every year. Gluten is certainly no exception, and we as a society have added one more to the list in “gluten free.” Continue Reading »

Recently, there has been this very unsettling trend within both social media and article postings online discussing the aspects of energy systems, training, and development. While this topic is critical to the improvement of athletic performance, implementation, and program design, the use of specific terms and application have been misinterpreted. Continue Reading »