Category Archives for "Fitness"

The Big Reason Why you are Still Fat, Even Though you Workout

You can’t out exercise, out run, out train a bad diet. Watch the video below by Craig Ballantyne of Turublence Training as he demonstrates why you are still fat even though you workout and do cardio at the gym.

To learn more about Craig’s program check out his Turbulence Training Program here.  He is also running a special trial promotion for $4.95 to check out his program.  That is a no brainer.  For the price of a Venti Starbucks Mocha you can get access to one of the top training and nutrition guides.

How to Pedal Away your Winter cycling indoor training blues

My brother Shawn called me a few days back to challenge me to a indoor training race via the Internet. My first thought was, “Huh, What?”. I started asking questions and it turns out that he bought a new CycleOps indoor trainer that came with this super cool DVD. You get this cool 40 Mile Criterium race that you race along virtually with a team of Elite Cyclists. Take a look at the Preview video clip.

The top three things you can do to GAIN more weight to impress your friends

This blog post is about the things you can do to gain weight.  Many of the articles on the Internet and the popular books tell you how to eat.  This is my attempt to reverse engineer the weight loss formula.  According to scientific studies, in order to gain one pound, you will only need to consume 3500 extra calories of food. That should not be too hard.  As a matter of fact, I think you could eat with the smartest people in the world and gain a few extra pounds.  After all, you might need the extra pounds in case the recession takes hold and you need to live off the extra weight you gained!  So my goal is to help you pack on a few pounds of prosperous fat to help boost the economy.  With my secret formula, I guarantee you results of 0.5-2 lbs a week which will give you about 25-60 lbs minimum weight gain in a year.  There will be more of you to love in a year.   Let’s get stated.

Top Cycling Movies aka Riding Movies Review

The Flying Scotsman cycling Movie poster

The Flying Scotsman cycling Movie poster

I was on the phone with a cycling buddy of mine and we got into discussing our favorite cycling movies.   We could only come up with four cycling movies that had a substantial cycling theme included with the story.   Here are the four we came up with and my take/review on the movie.  Please post your favorite riding movie in the comment section below.

American Flyer

This is an excellent movie to watch and train indoors with during the off season.  The movie has lots of sprint and break away scenes that will leave your heart rate elevated for a long time and your legs filled with lactic acid (the burn).  I thought the story line was excellent also.   I have watched this movie about 20 times so far.  I need to go on e-bay and find a Specialized Allez bike to restore.  What is your favorite vintage bike?  Leave a comment below.

Free Copy of e-book: Training and Nutrition Insiders Secrets for a lean body

Okay folks, it is not too late to look great this summer. For those of you who know me, know that I love to eat and have a great time. However, I also exercise to stay in shape. So I am always being asked by friends, clients and associates  for tips on getting in shape.   Anyway,  I have some great news for you today.   What is the great news you ask?

How to Stay on Your Diet and Stay in Shape Over the Holidays Without Turning into a Miserable Scrooge! (A Holiday Survival Guide)

By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS

My mom makes the most amazing Christmas cake in the world; it’s been a tradition in our family for as long as I can remember. First, she mixes up a light, fluffy, vanilla cake mix, pours it into the pans and then pops it in the oven. After it’s been baked, she stacks the cake in two layers with whipped cream spread generously between each layer. She then pours on red and green Jell-O, which gets soaked up inside the cake. Next, whipped cream is smothered all the way around for frosting. And finally, she garnishes it with red and green sprinkles. A few red and green-striped candy canes are stuck in the top as the finishing touch, and off it goes to the refrigerator so it can be served chilled later.