June 21, 2016

Like Jon Snow, You Know Nothing

This past week, I had the pleasure of spending four days in one of the coolest and most beautiful cities in the entire world…New York. I’d never been there before, and needless to say, it was a pretty amazing experience. I was in town for a meet-up of the Roman Fitness Systems Mastermind. We were gathering together for a few days of fun, shenanigans, pizza, and of course some business learning.
June 19, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 6/19

Hey all, welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info from across the web. We have a massive list full of great content this week, so let’s get right to it…
June 14, 2016

An Alcoholic Guide to Drinking for Fat Loss, Muscle Gains, and Life

There are few things more engrained into our society than drinking. From a very young age we’re told to avoid it until we are “of age”, yet are constantly bombarded by advertisements, while seeing the party lifestyle glorified on TV and movies. So it should come as no surprise then that those of us concerned with our health and physiques wonder how drinking fits into our fitness lifestyle. After all, if we can’t get our drink on and still reach our goals, it’s not worth it, right?
June 12, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 6/12

Happy Sunday everyone, and welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info from around the web. We have a big list this week, so let’s get right to it.
June 6, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 6/6

Well, due to a wedding, alcohol, and bad wifi, this week’s Weekly Reading Round-Up is a day late. So I won’t keep you waiting any longer, let’s get to it…
May 29, 2016

Weekly Reading Round-Up 5/29

Happy Memorial Weekend everyone! I hope you’re getting outside and enjoying the great summer weather. Welcome to another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best fitness info on the web. Solid list for you folks this week, so make sure you check it out.
November 22, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 11/22

¡Buenos Dias! Good morning from the sunny beaches of Punta de Mita, Mexico. After a one week hiatus we are back with another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, with ten great articles for your reading pleasure. Before we get to the list I just want to mention that in tomorrow’s newsletter I will be sending out a free muscle-building vacation workout. Vacations usually mean extra calories so I will be sharing with you the exact program I am using to enjoy my vacation, build muscle and not worry about fat gain. You can sign up for the JPF Newsletter here. Now let’s get to this weeks list…   Best of the Best How Lifting Help Me Get Engaged – Alex Bonvechio   Best of the Rest Nutrition Advice to Turn You Into a Strength Training Animal – Nicole DeMicco 5 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Squat – Paul Carter What Should You Do If You’re Not ” Naturally Lean”? – Jason Helmes Fix Your Nutrition: 4 Ways to Make Your Food Work For You – John Craven Training for Strength? The Top 3 Rep Schemes You Should Be Using – Eric Bach Natural Treatments for the Most Common Medical Problems – Dr. John Berardi & Dr. Spencer Nadolsky How to Improve Chin-Ups and Pull-Ups From the Ground – Tony Gentilcore How I Lost My Mojo (& Got It Back) – John Romaniello Synergizing Training & Nutritional Sciences For Maximal Muscle Growth – Dr. John Rusin    
November 8, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 11/8

Time now once again for the Weekly Reading Round-Up, a collection of the best health and fitness articles from around the web. Let’s get right to this weeks list…   Best of the Best The 10 Best Fitness Articles of All Time – Jason Helmes I feel it’s only right to put an article outlining the best fitness articles of all time as this week’s Best of the Best. My buddy Jason went through the process of picking the 10 best articles out of all the articles ever published. Like Jason says, if you haven’t read these articles, make time and do so.   Best of the Rest Mind-Muscle Connection: Harnessing Modern Midichlorians for Ultimate Gains – Robbie Farlow 8 Accessory Exercises For a Better Physique – Mason Woodruff 20 Frustrated Fitness Thoughts – Tony Bonvechio Self-Destructive Tendencies – Tanner Baze Lifting Speed: The Biggest Mistakes In Training – Eric Bach 3 Types of People Who Should Recomp – John Fawkes The Deadlift: Beginner Basics – Tony Gentilcore 5 Things We Can Learn From Arnold About Building Muscle – Bret Contreras & Brad Schoenfeld  
November 1, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 11/1

It’s time once again for the Weekly Reading Round-Up; a list of the best health and fitness articles of the week. We have 10 great articles for this week, plus a new blog post for you to check out! Enjoy! New on the Blog Lean Habits: 12 Tips to Help You Achieve & Maintain a Lean Physique I reached to 11 different trainers and coaches to pick their brains about what it takes to not only achieve, but maintain a lean physique. This articles provides you will 12 different tips you can start implementing today in order to get the body you’ve always wanted.   Best of the Best Scientists Just Found Out That Red Meat Causes Cancer…Or Did They? – Kamal Patel Due to the “big finding” this week that processed and red meats supposedly cause cancer, I feel that it’s important everyone read this article on Examine.com. The biggest thing to remember is that correlation does not equal causation, and just because someone does one thing doesn’t mean it is directly linked to a certain outcome, especially something as complex as cancer.   Best of the Rest Fit After 40: The Pros Weigh in on Surviving and Thriving – Amy Dix The ‘Get Shredded Series’ Part 3 – Sleep – Stephen Hall 5 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle – Garrett Hayden Exercise Variety is Making You Weak – Tony Gentilcore Why I Dislike the American Kettlebell Swing – Tony Gentilcore How to Win or Lose at Mid-Life – Bryan Krahn What Matters Most in the Sugar Debate – James Fell 5 Ways We Sabotage Success With Cognitive Biases – Tanner Baze 50 Ways to Improve Your Health Today – Mason Woodruff The Key for Progress: Recognizing and Overcoming Laziness – Greg Nuckols  
October 27, 2015

Lean Habits: 12 Tips to Help You Achieve & Maintain a Lean Physique

  Let’s face it, we’re all a little vain. Whether you’re like me and openly admit it, or you would rather hide your vanity in the closet, as humans being vain is only natural. We all at one point or another have walked past a mirror and picked out one (or in most cases more than one) thing that we would like to change about our bodies. Maybe you want bigger arms, a rounder butt, or chiseled abs.
October 25, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 10/25

Time for another edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up. We have 7 fantastic articles to check out this week covering training, nutrition, and mindset. Before we get to that, I just want to remind everyone that my Total Body Hybrid training group is kicking off Monday, October 26th on Fitocracy. There are still open spots, so if you’re looking to lose fat, gain muscle, get stronger, and build the body of your dreams, sign up now! Now, let’s get to this weeks list…
October 18, 2015

Weekly Reading Round-Up 10/18

Before we get to this weeks edition of the Weekly Reading Round-Up, I just want to remind everyone that I am currently accepting clients into my brand new Fitocracy coaching group, The Total Body Hybrid, which kicks off October 26th. Not only that, but when you sign up today you can get 15% off your first month! Follow the link above and check it out!   Now, onto this weeks list…   Best of the Best How to Develop the Abundance Mindset: Finding Your Freedom – Jason Helms   Best of the Rest Top 12 Biggest Myths About Weight Loss – Kris Gunnars Partial Reps are the Cheat Meals of Your Training Program – Eric & Ryan Johnson Two Reasons Dumbbells Are Better Than Barbells – Eric Bach 3 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Better At Lifting Heavy Things – Tony Gentilcore Weight Training For Women – Everything You Wanted to Know – JC Deen Do Certifications Even Matter For Personal Trainers? – Mike Vacanti