Category Archives: Guest Blogs

Winter Illness, Medication, and Athletic Enhancement Performance Training

Today’s article is a guest post from Rob Panariello, a regular contributor to my blog. I found this article to be very interesting. I hope you do too!

Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Professional Physical Therapy
Professional Athletic Performance Center
New York, New York

As the winter season approaches, so does the emergence of various illnesses (i.e. upper and lower respiratory infections) and other conditions that are associated with both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. When faced with this type of ailment, the individual will usually seek the care of their physician who may elect to prescribe an antibiotic as the treatment of care. An increasingly popular prescribed remedy is the Fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics which includes the medications Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and Levofloxacin (Levaquin).  It appears the preference for these prescribed quinolones stems from their excellent gastrointestinal absorption, superior tissue penetration and broad spectrum activity.

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How to Kick Ass Like Meg!

I’m very excited to post this guest blog from Kellie Davis where she interviews her client Meg about her recent success. You’re gonna love this. Congratulations Meg, you rock!

When you initially contacted me, what were your goals and how quickly did you feel you could reach them?

Initially, I contacted you for the sole reason of competing in a figure competition. I had put it in my mind at my last birthday (December) that I wanted to accomplish this before my next birthday. I had given contest prep a stab before on my own and knew I needed some help. Foolishly, I figured I could get a coach, do a 12-week prep, and be on my merry way with a competition 3 months later. Ha! (Looking back on that now as I write this I’m laughing at my initial timeline) My only exposure to contest prep was the oh so notorious plan of eating at a calorie deficit for 12 weeks, doing an hour of cardio at the crack of dawn everyday followed by intense weight training sessions 5 days a week. I just assumed this was the norm so that is why I initially thought I could get lean and mean and build beautiful muscle with the snap of a finger.

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3 Things I Learned At The 2013 World Powerlifting Championships

Below is a guest post from my friend and training partner Charles Staley. Charles competed a few days ago in Las Vegas and went 9/9 (made all nine lifts). I was so happy for him! He pretty much moved down a weight class while retaining all of his strength, which is not easy for a seasoned lifter. Below are some tips for fellow powerlifters. 

I recently returned from Las Vegas where I competed in the 100% Raw! Powerlifting federation’s World Championships as an age 50-54, 198-pound lifter (I competed last year as a 220 lifter). Perhaps even more gratifying than the win, was a handful of lessons that I learned along the way, and I thought I’d share them with you here today.

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Get More From Your Sprint Workouts

Today’s article is a guest-post from Lee Boyce (see his BIO below) on warming-up for sprinting. I hope you like it!

The one thing I’ve noted when it comes to sprinting advice in fitness articles is that the advice is simple – go sprint.

It often jumps straight to the workout, and ignores the people who need more direction on how to do it effectively and how to best prepare for an effective sprint workout. Over the past couple of years, I’ve personally tried to release content that caters to this exact crowd – the athletic lifting enthusiast with no formal training in sprinting, but has a desire to do so in their workouts.

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