InForm Fitness Podcast

Every week The InForm Fitness Podcast dives into emerging research in the world of exercise and nutrition. We not only want to motivate you, we want to inspire and educate you.

We cover topics like the role genetics plays in our response to exercise, the profound physiological effects of intense exercise, proper biomechanics, and bodybuilding’s dirty little secret.

We also interview experts like best-selling author Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project, biomechanics expert, Bill DeSimone, biochemist Sylvia Tara, author of The Secret Life of Fat, and many more!

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35 IN CELEBRATION OF 10,000 DOWNLOADS

Thank you InForm Nation for your support of the InForm Fitness Podcast.  After a year of recording and our podcast launch 6 months ago, we are 34 episodes in and have accumulated over 10,000 downloads.  InForm Nation is growing fast!  For those of you who joined us late and have not had a chance to hear how Adam Zickerman started InForm Fitness, we are re-releasing our very first episode titled, Adam, You Look Like Crap!

34 IS THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION MISLEADING US ABOUT COCONUT OIL

Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers discuss a recent USA Today article citing The American Heart Association’s report advising against the use of coconut oil (http://bit.ly/USAToday_CoconutOil_AHA).

 

However, could this study contain some flaws? Could the trusted, highly respected  AHA actually be skewing the results of their study?  Adam and Mike breakdown the data behind the recent AHA study and point out the obvious flaws that could be misleading the population to eliminate natural oils (such as coconut oil) for unnatural oils (such as canola oil).

33 THE WOMEN OF INFORM FITNESS

Joining us in Episode 33 – The Women of InForm Fitness are Sheila Melody and Ann Webb Kirkland from the InForm Fitness, Burbank/Toluca Lake location and Nicole Gustavson from the Leesburg and Reston, Virginia InForm Fitness Locations.

This one’s for the girls and Sheila, Ann, and Nicole discuss:

 

  • The main issues they encounter with their female InForm Fitness clients
  • Whether or not there is anything special about the Power of Ten Workout specific to females
  • The battle between a client’s desire for weight loss  or body composition
  • The pursuit for vitality and strength over just being skinny

32 WORKING OUT ACCORDING TO YOUR GENETICS WITH RYAN HALL PART 2

How and why do some people respond to certain physical training protocols and others not? GENETICS! Find out how your genetics can determine the success of your workouts and how to find the most effective protocol for you.

Exercise Physiologist and Certified Master Trainer, Ryan A. Hall joins us for the conclusion of a 2 part series. Ryan has over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Ryan’s Exercise and Genetic Variability Lecture formed the basis of Chapter 8: The Genetic Factor in Body By Science by Dr. Doug McGuff and John Little. He also contributed to Chapter 3: The Dose/Response Relationship of Exercise.Listen »

This is part two of a two-part series titled: Working Out According to Your Genetics.  For more information regarding Ryan A. Hall please visit http://exercisesciencellc.com

31 WORKING OUT ACCORDING TO YOUR GENETICS WITH RYAN HALL 

Joining The InForm Fitness Podcast is Exercise Physiologist and Certified Master Trainer, Ryan A. Hall.  Ryan has over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Ryan’s Exercise and Genetic Variability Lecture formed the basis of Chapter 8The Genetic Factor in Body By Science by Dr. Doug McGuff and John Little. He also contributed to Chapter 3: The Dose/Response Relationship of Exercise.  Listen »

 

This is part one of a two-part series titled: Working Out According to Your Genetics.  For more information regarding Ryan A. Hall please visit http://exercisesciencellc.com

30 BEST SELLING AUTHOR GRETCHEN RUBIN DISCUSSES IMPROVING YOUR HABITS – PART 2

Best-selling author and longtime InForm Fitness client Gretchen Rubin joins us for Part 2 of our discussion regarding the process of developing healthy habits.    Listen »    

If you are interested in losing some weight, gaining muscle, eating healthier, or even strengthening your relationships, Gretchen’s got ya covered with brilliant suggestions as to how and when is the best time to change a habit’s trajectory.

To purchase Gretchen’s books, listen to The Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin, and to take the quiz to learn more your tendency visit http://gretchenrubin.com.  
To find Gretchen’s audio books in Audible click here: http://bit.ly/AUDIBLE_GretchenRubin 

29 – BEST SELLING AUTHOR GRETCHEN RUBIN DISCUSSES IMPROVING YOUR HABITS

Best-selling author and longtime InForm Fitness client Gretchen Rubin talks about her forthcoming book titled The Four Tendencies, Learn how to understand yourself better—and also how to influence others more effectively. 

In this episode, we will discuss what those four tendencies are, how you can find out what your tenancies happen to be and how those tendencies might affect how clients of InForm Fitness approach their workout.

To purchase Gretchen’s books, listen to The Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin, and to take the quiz to learn more your tendency visit http://gretchenrubin.com.    Listen »

28 – The Psychology of the Trainer/Client Relationship

InForm Fitness Founder, Adam Zickerman, welcomes Clinical Psychologist and InForm Fitness Strength Training Instructor, Joshua Cagney to discuss the varied psychological and emotional aspects encountered by both clients and trainers and how high-intensity strength training can be a cathartic experience.Listen »

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We want to reward you for listening to the InForm Fitness Podcast by offering a free training session at an InForm Fitness location nearest you plus an opportunity to qualify for an InForm Fitness Prize Pack.Earn one FREE SESSION when you leave a review for InForm Fitness in iTunes, Yelp, Google+, Facebook, & Amazon! Simply write a review and send a screenshot to podcast@informfitness.com – that’s it! For each review you leave, you will receive and entry for the GRAND PRIZE!
One lucky listener will receive a personally autographed copy of Adam Zickerman’s book, Power of 10: The Once-a-Week Slow Motion Fitness Revolution. That listener will also get decked out in InForm Fitness apparel including an InForm Fitness T-shirt, hat, and a hoody jacket. And we’ll top off the prize pack with an Amazon Echo!
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26 – LIFE IS AN INTERVAL TRAINING WORKOUT

Our guest here in Episode 26 is Dr. Martin Gibala, the author of the book, The One-Minute Workout, Science Shows a Way to Get Fit, Smarter, Faster, Shorter.
Martin Gibala, Ph.D., is also a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-intensity interval training has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage.
Dr. Gibala and Adam Zickerman compare and contrast the high-intensity intervaltraining as Dr. Giballa explains in his book with high-intensity strengthtraining performed at all 7 InForm Fitness locations across the US.
For The One-Minute Workout audio book in Audible click here:  http://bit.ly/OneMinuteWorkout
To purchase The One-Minute Workout in Amazon click here: http://bit.ly/IFF_TheOneMinuteWorkout

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25 – ADAM’S 90-DAY TRANSFORMATION

Adam Zickerman discusses his 90-day journey of religiously dedicating himself to following a ketogenic diet here in Episode 25 of the InForm Fitness Podcast.  Adam reveals the challenges of sticking to the ketogenic diet along with some misconceptions and the dramatic results…. Listen »

24 – MOTION IS GREAT JOINT LOTION

You might recall in our last episode, Adam shared the very intimate details of his lifelong struggle with lower back pain and how he’s conquering it by combing slow motion, high-intensity strength training with a positive attitude. Here in episode 24, we get into some of the psychological aspects of a negative diagnosis, such as a lower back problem, and how that diagnosis alone can prolong an illness or injury. Conversely, we’ll share some interesting data that supports the notion that a simple attitude adjustment can change the course of your rehabilitation towards a faster recovery. Dr. Louis Fierro who is a chiropractor and works with the InForm Fitness Active Rehabilitation program joins Adam Zickerman to offer up his suggestions and solutions for those experiencing back pain… Listen »

23 EXERCISE – THE CURE FOR BACK PAIN

As the Founder of InForm Fitness’ Power-of-10 Workout, Adam Zickerman makes the claim every day that InForm Fitness offers the safest, most efficient strength training program around. But Adam has a confession for InForm Nation. Adam suffered an injury while exercising that resulted in acute, knock-you-on-your-butt, back muscle spasms. You can imagine Adam’s dilemma as to whether or not he should fess up or cover up his recent injury. Hear the whole story in Episode 23 beginning with the surgery he experienced as a child, the details of his injury, and how he seems to have found a cure for his lifelong ailment.
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22 THE SECRET LIFE OF FAT WITH DR. SYLVIA TARA

The secret to losing 20 pounds? You have to work with your fat, not against it.  Here in Episode 22 on The Inform Fitness Podcast, Adam Zickerman and his team are joined by biochemist and author of The Secret Life of Fat, Dr. Sylvia Tara. Dr. Tara explains how you can outsmart your body fat, with cutting-edge research and historical perspectives to reveal fat’s true identity.   Once you understand it…you can beat it.
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21 RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL CLIENT

After 9 years of slow motion, high intensity, strength training at InForm Fitness in Manhattan, client Hence Orme decided to change up his workout and leave InForm Fitness.  After a year and a half away Hence decided to come back. Why did Hence leave Inform Fitness in the first place, what type of exercise program did he do, and why did he come back.? Join InForm Fitness founder, Adam Zickerman and Hence’s trainer Mike Rogers for their interview with The Prodigal InForm Fitness ClientListen »

20 BIOMECHANICS EXPERT AND AUTHOR BILL DESIMONE

Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers interview author, weight lifter, and personal trainer Bill DeSimone.  Bill penned the book Congruent Exercise: How To Make Weight Training Easier On Your Joints  Bill is well known for his approach to weight lifting which, focuses on correct biomechanics to build strength without undue collateral damage to connective tissue and the rest of the body.So, whether you are an aspiring trainer, serious weight lifter, or even an Inform Fitness client who invests just 20-30 minutes a week at one of their seven locations this episode is chock full of valuable information regarding safety in your high-intensity strength training.  A paramount platform of which the Power of Ten resides at all InForm Fitness locations across the country. Listen »

19 TRAINING STYLES & MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS

In Episode 19 Adam discusses his biggest surprise in how the fitness industry has changed since starting InForm Fitness almost 20 years ago. Following the IForm Fitness protocol, Adam, Mike, and Sheila share some of their individual techniques for accessing their clients’ goals and motivational factors. Listen »

18 EXERCISE: THE TRUTH IS IN THE SCIENCE

Here in Episode 18 Adam, Mike, Sheila, and Tim discuss the Time Magazine article titled, The New Science of Exercise. Does the information shared in this article line up with the high intensity training that is offered at Inform Fitness? Perhaps the truth is in the science. Listen »

17 FAILURE IS THE ONLY OPTION

What do you mean “failure is the ONLY option”? It’s a hard concept to grasp, but we are talking about muscle failure. Reaching muscle failure safely is scientifically proven to build muscle, burn fat, and to assist in rebooting your metabolism.In this episode, Adam Zickerman, Mike Rodgers, Sheila Melody, and Tim Edwards define muscle failure and how the expert trainers at all Inform Fitness locations can get you there safely. Listen »

16 BORN THIS WAY WITH FITNESS MODEL JAY VINCENT

Want to look like a fitness model? Well, we have some bad news for you. No matter how hard or how long you workout, if you don’t have the genes, it’s not going to happen.In this episode of the Inform Fitness Podcast, Adam Zickerman interviews Jay Vincent, who is also a high intensity trainer. Jay also happens to be a professional fitness model for popular athletic clothing lines such as Under Armor and appeared in small acting roles for Amazon.com. Jay’s MuscleTech ads have been featured in many popular fitness magazines including FLEX, Muscular Development, Muscle and Fitness, FitnessRx, Ironman and more. Listen »

15 ADAM IN LA LA LAND

A couple times a year Adam visits the Burbank/Toluca Lake Inform Fitness location. During his visit to La La Land in the holiday season of 2016, we set up our podcast studio in the lobby of Inform Fitness for our first ever, live, onsite podcast recording.Sheila Melody introduced us to all of the trainers at the Burbank location, including Tim’s personal trainer Joseph Altamirano. Joe share’s Tim’s progress after working out for an entire year at Inform Fitness. We will also hear from several Inform Fitness clients who have benefited from The Power of Ten. Listen »

14 ADAM JAMS WITH JOANIE FROM NO SMALL CHILDREN

This podcast episode includes about a 10-minute interview between Adam
and Joanie which basically recaps what we talked about in the last two episodes of The Inform Fitness Podcast. Then at the completion of the video a little magic happened. A relatively spontaneous little jam session broke out between Adam and Joanie. Adam pulled out a guitar and Joanie shared her voice with us and we captured it all on video. It was really great and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.Listen »

13 FAT LOSS & FACE MELTING: JOANIE’S STORY PART 2

In this episode we’ll revisit Joanie’s amazing weight loss journey and of course, we’ll finally explain the title of this episode, Fat Loss and Face Melting. Here at the Inform Fitness Podcast we have the great privilege of announcing a major development for Joanie’s group, No Small Children. News that was received just a short time after the recording of this podcast. News that after hearing this episode you’ll want to grab your friends and family and head to the movies. Listen »

12 FAT LOSS & FACE MELTING: JOANIE’S STORY PART 1

InForm Nation member Joanie Pimentel, from the Los Angeles based rock band No Small Children, joins the Inform Fitness Podcast here in Episode 12. Joanie talks about her 2-year weight loss journey with Adam Zickerman’s Power of 10 that resulted in her losing 118 pounds! Listen »

11 CALM DOWN LADIES, YOU WON’T BULK UP!

The number of women clients who express their fear of “bulking up” from doing strength training at Inform Fitness grows every day. Almost all the people who train at an Inform Fitness locations want to ‘tone up’ and create “long and lean” muscles. The fact is most women won’t “bulk up” from weight lifting. Listen »

10 “STRETCHING” THE TRUTH

It’s almost sacrilegious to say you don’t need to stretch before a workout or a sporting event because it’s part of our culture. However, recent studies suggest that stretching does not improve performance, prevent injury or reduce soreness. Listen »

09 TURNING YOUR BODY INTO A FAT BURNING MACHINE

Body fat is stored energy. And the body stores it because it doesn’t need it at that moment. So, what you have to try to do is get your body to utilize that fat. Ther are 3 pillars to enjoy the profound benefits of Power of 10.Adam Zickerman explains the 3 pillars of success here in Episode 9 that will assist you in supercharging your metabolism and increasing your cardiovascular endurance with slow motion, high-intensity strength training. Listen »

08 THE CARDIO CONUNDRUM

Can a strength training workout really take the place of a typical cardiovascular conditioning program? Adam Zickerman, the founder of Inform Fitness and the author of the New York Times best-selling book: Power of 10, explains the difference between steady-state cardio workouts and the slow
motion, high-intensity strength training workouts offered at Inform Fitness locations across the country. Listen »

07 MACHINES VS. FREE WEIGHTS VS. BODY WEIGHT

In Episode 7 of the Inform Fitness Podcast, Adam Zickerman, Mike Rogers, Sheila Melody and Tim Edwards discusses the pros and cons of high-intensity strength training with free weights versus machine weights versus your own body weight. You will learn more about the type of equipment you can expect to use with your very own personal trainer at Inform Fitness. Listen »

06 BENEFITS OF HIGH-INTENSITY WEIGHT TRAINING

Coming up in this episode we’ll weigh in on the immediate physiological benefits of high-intensity training. What is the difference between weight training and weight bearing exercises? And steady state exercise, what is it and how does it compare to high-intensity weight training? Listen »

05 KEN HUTCHINS – A PIONEER IN STRENGTH TRAINING

In the last episode we discussed understanding failure. Reaching muscle failure in your workout to be more precise and by hitting muscle failure safely, you get a weeks’ worth of exercise in just one 20-minute session. In this episode Adam Zickerman provides a very descriptive and detailed definition of a high-intensity workout from Ken Hutchins, one of the pioneers of this slow motion, high-intensity strength training system. Listen »

04 HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING DEFINED

What exactly is high-intensity training? Is high-intensity training safe? In this episode we’ll hear from a longtime Inform Fitness client, who is 72 years old, describe the intensity of his slow motion strength training at Inform Fitness in Toluca Lake, California. Adam continues his explanation of muscle failure in high-intensity training and the value of having a personal trainer guide you
through your 20-minute workout. Listen »

03 THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING MUSCLE

This episode Adam discusses the importance of building muscle beyond just looking good at the beach or in a cocktail dress. You will learn about of the profound effects building muscles safely has on all the organs of your body. Some questions answered in this episode are: Will I become more “toned” working out with low weights and high reps? What is muscle failure and is it
necessary to build muscles safely. What is the dose-response relationship and how does it apply to building muscle? Listen »

02 IS RECREATION EXERCISE?

The purpose of exercise is to build muscle as quickly and as safely as possible so you can live the life you want. So, does performing the physical activities you enjoy like hiking, cycling, playing basketball, golfing or gardening count as legitimate exercise? Listen »

01 ADAM, YOU LOOK LIKE CRAP!

Welcome to the first episode of the InForm Fitness Podcast, 20 minutes with New York Times, bestselling author, Adam Zickerman and Friends. Inform Fitness offers life-changing, personal training with several locations across the U.S. Reboot your metabolism and experience the revolutionary Power of 10, the high intensity, slow motion, strength training system that’s so effective,… Liste»