Fitness Insights

Free Weights Vs Machines

In this so called scientific age, the 40-year old debate still rages: is it free weights or exercise machines that deliver the best results? Proponents in the free-weight camp often contend, ‘Machines are inefficient —targeting only one or two muscle groups at a time’ or ‘Only free weights can improve coordination by working stabilizer muscles.’… Read more »

Back Spasms from Exercise

Man holds pain in the left side of his back during spasm.

  Just recently I lost several days of my active life to back spasms. Back spasms are sudden involuntary contractions of any muscle in your back. Spasms are caused by either a weakness or injury to the muscles, tendons or ligaments. Not everyone experiences back spasms, but almost everyone’s back gets more vulnerable with age…. Read more »

WILL WOMEN BULK UP FROM WEIGHT TRAINING

The number of women clients who express their fear of “bulking up” from doing strength training with me grows every day. I rarely come across a woman who wants to build a lot of muscle, almost all the people who train with me want to ‘tone up’ and create “long and lean” muscles- you’ve undoubtedly… Read more »

My Twist On Stretching

Studies suggest stretching does not improve performance, prevent injury or
reduce soreness.

The Perfect Workout

There is no perfect workout. But if there was, it would look a lot like the Power of 10 Method.

I COULD’VE BEEN A CONTENDER

Once in a while my wife and I watch movies together at home. We love movies that entertain us and provide some respite from life. Occasionally, I relate to a main character or they might strike a chord. One recent evening as my wife and I were watching The Contender, a 2000 movie with Joan… Read more »

Get A Life

Sometimes I wonder why people just don’t cancel their gym memberships and join InForm Fitness. I have long asked myself, with genuine curiosity and not out of a fanatical, I just-drank-my-own-Kool-Aid belief kind of way, why would any reasonable person spend 5 or more hours a week on their fitness regime when 20 minutes would… Read more »

Rest, Nutrition, and Exercise – The Three Pillars of The Power of 10

I have focused my attention and efforts on blogging for three months now, because I am passionate about helping others discover the benefits of healthy living.  By healthy living I mean getting adequate rest, eating well, and regularly performing safe and efficient exercise. Until now, my soapbox audience has been limited to either those who… Read more »

Effects of Aging Suck – But You Can Change That

While none of us can escape the inevitability of passing time, we are not entirely powerless over our own aging process, and do not have to surrender to its effects. I can now, with complete confidence, assert that InForm Fitness is home to the real Fountain of Youth! That’s right folks. The Power of 10… Read more »

Excuses Don’t Count

Here at InForm Fitness we are committed to the long-term well being of our clients. It’s an expression of love – tough love – often stern, but with the intent of helping you to achieve what’s best for you. So when Karen called to let us know she had a broken hand and therefore an… Read more »

The Exercise to Lose Weight Conundrum

Relationships generally interest me, but none more so than those where correlation is misunderstood as causation. This logical fallacy, known as false cause, can be especially misleading when navigating the ‘exercise-to-lose-weight’ conundrum. It was not all that long ago when it was considered naïve by health practitioners to believe that increased activity contributed to fat… Read more »

The ‘Lose Fat and Get Strong’ Challenge

The Challenge: Exercise once or no more than twice a week using the Power-of-10 workout program, and follow the InForm Fitness recommended nutritional plan. The Goal: Lose 40 pounds. The Purse: A stronger, healthier, and slimmer physique, enhanced energy and stamina, and 12 free Power-of-10 workout sessions at the Inform Fitness NYC Headquarters. The InForm… Read more »

You Must Be Insane

The overly commercialized fitness industry is forever trying to accommodate society’s never-ending quest to get fit, be healthy and to live forever. Without fail, the body of our dreams is always just one next ‘big thing,’ celebrity diet secret, or magic pill away. The Insanity Workout is yet another promise for the delivery of miraculous… Read more »

Breaking Down Barriers and Crossing Borders

We’ve entered into a new era here at InForm Fitness. Let me share some background first so that you can understand why NOW is such a pivotal time at InForm Fitness. I was a science geek – not your typical profile for an exercise maniac. I followed strenuous exercise programs and was dedicated to being… Read more »

Cardiac Damage From Endurance Exercise

From MedPage Today, Dec 6, 2011: Intense endurance exercise — such as running a marathon — may induce cardiac damage confined to the right ventricle, a small study showed. Highly trained endurance athletes had reductions in right ventricular function immediately after a race, although it mostly returned to normal about a week later, according to… Read more »