Hip Flexor Stretches

Tight hip flexors can cause a number of problems with your body. Two of the biggest problems is back pain and hip pain.  When the three primary hip flexors known as Psoas Major, Illacus and Rectus Femoris are tight they can tilt your pelvis into a position that...
Top Fitness Blogs of The Year

Top Fitness Blogs of The Year

I started my fitness blog Fitness Contrarian about 2.5 years ago. I really enjoy doing research and seem to spend half my time reading other people’s health and fitness blogs. When I first started blogging I had no idea how many websites were out there in the...

Average Weight and Height of Celebrities

Average Weight and Height of Celebrities I wanted to do a fun post about the weights and heights of some well known celebrities because so many of my personal training clients aspire to have a body like Megan Fox or Ryan Reynolds. What I did not realize is that it is...
Muscle Hypertrophy Training

Muscle Hypertrophy Training

Muscle hypertrophy (muscle cell enlargement) is an area of great debate in the fitness industry. Everyone has their opinion on how to overload the muscular system to produce growth and there are new studies coming out every week proving one method is better then...
Jackman in Back on Broadway

Jackman in Back on Broadway

It’s Thanksgiving morning and I just saw Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway  last night. My wife and I loved the show and would recommend it highly. What struck be about Hugh is how easily he can gain and lose muscle for different projects. He even referenced it in the...

My Current Workout and Diet

In the last few months I have been very busy opening a new personal training studio so I have not had too much time to train. I have cut back on my resistance training to only two days per week and have been doing hard aerobics only once a week. I’ve been...
Too Much Exercise is Toxic

Too Much Exercise is Toxic

One of the hardest things for me to get across to my new personal training clients is that too much exercise can be toxic to your body. For example, I just had a new client come to my gym last week that was in her 30’s with low body fat and apparently in good shape. I...
Muscle Fiber Type Determines What Sports You Excel At

Muscle Fiber Type Determines What Sports You Excel At

Your muscle fiber type mostly determines the type of athlete you are. If you are strong and fast but get tired quickly you probably have a greater percentage of fast–twitch (type II) muscle fibers. If you can run long distances without getting tired you most likely...

Overloaded With Fitness Information?

Most of the time, I really enjoy reading about health and fitness. Every now and then; however, I get overloaded with information or get over enthusiastic about my fitness program and diet, and wind up mislead in the wrong direction. If you want to live a happy and...
3-Day Weight Loss Meal Plan

3-Day Weight Loss Meal Plan

While I prefer people who want to lose weight to follow my recommended weight loss and fitness principles and then come up with a strategy that fits into their lifestyle,  I know some people like to be told exactly what to eat in order to lose weight. As such, I...

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