On our bi-monthly podcast, Adam Zickerman and co-host Mike Rogers discuss the latest findings in the areas of exercise, nutrition and recovery with leading experts and scientists.
We aim to debunk the popular misconceptions and urban myths that are so prevalent in the fields of health and fitness and to replace those sacred cows with scientific-based, up-to-the-minute information on a variety of subjects .
The topics we cover include exercise protocols and techniques, nutrition, sleep, recovery, the role of genetics in the response to exercise, and much more.
Adam welcomes Dr. Jeremy Loenneke, Asst. Professor at Ole’ Miss. They discuss his recent findings that challenge long held beliefs about strength training. Does getting stronger help you live longer? And if not, what’s the point of it all?
You don’t want to miss this fascinating discussion between Adam and Jeremy on the influence strength training has on our strength, muscle size, health, and lifespan.
Mike Rogers leads an enlightening discussion with returning guest, Dr. Doug McGuff, a full-time emergency room physician and owner of Ultimate Exercise, a high intensity, personal training facility in South Carolina. They examine the history of Cardio and how it became such a widely misunderstood concept. We learn how the cardio movement, aka aerobics, began and why many believe Cardio is more beneficial to the heart, lungs and blood vessels than other types of exercise.
We kick off this episode discussing that the measurement of an individual’s muscle mass should be included as an important vital sign, similar to one’s blood pressure and hemoglobin A1-c. Strength, we are learning, is a great indicator of overall health; including being a good predictor of system inflammation and physiologic reserves.
Doug does a fantastic job explaining the concept of S-O-R (Stimulus – Organism – Response), helping us to understand the relationship between exercise, genetics and our expected (and unexpected) results.
On this episode, we bring back biomechanics’ expert, Bill DeSimone, to discuss an exercise technique called ‘Negative’ Training. Negatives are performed by substantially slowing down the lowering phase (negative phase) of the repetition, thereby, increasing the intensity of the exercise you are performing.
Bill starts off addressing the recent surge in popularity of Negative training and its subcategories; Negative Only training, Forced Negatives, Static Contractions and Negative Emphasized training.
In this episode Adam, Mike & Neil continue the conversation with Gary Taubes, journalist and author of the bestseller Why We Get Fat. Gary reveals a pet peeve of his: the establishment still considers Ketogenic and Low Carbohydrate/High Fat (LCHF) diets very unhealthy ways to eat.
Adam and Mike welcome back Biomechanics expert Bill DeSimone for the 3rd time! They will take a look at the latest internet sensation movement… the barbell hip thrust and ask, is it worth the risk?
Adam and Mike welcome back Dr. James Fisher, researcher & senior lecturer in sports conditioning & fitness at Southampton Solent University in the United Kingdom. They discuss exercising for health & strength vs. exercising for sports & fitness.
Adam and Mike and guest host, InForm Fitness instructor, Neil Holland, interview Gary Taubes to reveal his simple message: The widespread theory of caloric intake exceeding expenditure leading to obesity is flawed, and instead, our focus needs to be on the amount of carbohydrates consumed.
Launching into a new Season of the InForm Fitness Podcast, just as rich with contemporary topics and live industry players as the last season, Episode #55 features British researcher, academic and University Lecturer on Sports Conditioning & Fitness, Dr. James Fisher. Together with Adam and Mike, Dr. Fisher dives deep into the topic of single-joint versus multi-joint exercise movements. If that doesn’t sound like cutting-edge, worthy material….well, you’re forgiven, but wrong, and we understand. But trust us. Listen here to find out what the hype is about and what it could mean for your workouts!
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers of InForm Fitness dispel some exercise myths that are often touted as truth by some popular TV trainers who are vying for ratings or authors who are looking to sell books. While some fitness myths are harmless, others might cause injury or simply just waste your time.
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers welcome Laura Crump Anderson, InForm’s Equestrian Fitness Specialist, to discuss the importance of being your strongest and fittest for your athletic sport. Whatever your sport may be, all athletes need to train smart if they want to stay in the game!
Our guest today is a longtime client of the Manhattan InForm Fitness location and who’s name is Michael Derchin. Michael is a cancer survivor who shares his story of profound loss, perseverance, and a lesson that proves you are never too old to make some positive changes and progress in your life.
Adam Zickerman is joined by personal trainer, author, and speaker Simon Shawcross to discuss the state of high-intensity training methods across the globe. What are the different philosophies associated with high-intensity training and some of the commonalities regarding this protocol as practiced around the world.
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin who is an investigative journalist, a Lecturer, and the Author of the book Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, which is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is essential to millions of back pain sufferers and health-care professionals.
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections, and painkillers and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options describing in great detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends while saving money, time, and considerable anguish.
Board-certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Transcendental Meditation Instructor Dr. Benjamin Asher join Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers to discuss the value of rest and recovery through mindfulness and meditation.
Exercise/Recovery/Nutrition. The three pillars necessary to build muscle, burn fat, and to supercharge your metabolism. Episode 48 of the InForm Fitness Podcast focuses on nutrition.
Adam Zickerman is joined by celebrity chef, Judson Todd Allen who presents the diet that helped him lose 160 pounds, featuring 60 guilt-free recipes packed with powerhouse flavor created especially for The Spice Diet.
Chef Judson’s diet plan is heaven for food lovers. Using the principles of food science, he offers a way to eat that feels indulgent as it satisfies food cravings and reduces appetite. His program will not only help listeners break their addiction to unhealthy foods without feeling deprived but will also inspire them to get into the kitchen to prepare irresistible, healthy meals.
The Spice Diet provides a full weight-loss program that includes meal plans, creative spice blends, easy-to-prepare recipes, and a heaping helping of motivation.
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers of InForm Fitness are joined by Dr. Peter Attia to discuss the studying of the studies that we are constantly barraged with through the news and in our social media feeds. Dr. Attia explains the mechanics of scientific research and how to distinguish the relationship between showing cause and effect in an effort to become more equipped in understanding and possibly mistrusting the information we are given regarding exercise, nutrition, disease prevention, and more.
Dr. Peter Attia is the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice in New York City and San Diego that focuses on the applied science of longevity. Dr. Atti also happens to be a client of InForm Fitness.
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers discuss something the vast majority of us take for granted every day, our balance. Some of the myths and facts regarding the maintenance of our balance through the myriad of training methods practiced in gyms all over the country, some of which are downright dangerous.
To accomplish your fat loss goals, the efforts don’t stop after your 20-30 minutes a week in the gym. Your habits in the kitchen are equally as important. You’ve heard it many times here on the podcast that if you want to lose fat, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. The founder of InForm Fitness, Adam Zickerman and the general manager of the InForm Fitness location in NYC, Mike Rogers provide some easy-to-follow nutritional tips to expedite the results you are looking for.
At the time of this recording we are smack dab in the middle of the 2018 Winter Olympics and a lot of us are camped out in front off the TV cheering on the Americans in their favorite winter sports, like ice hockey, figure skating, snow boarding, and skiing just to name a few, while others are actually headed to the ice or to the slopes themselves.
So how does all that tie into a podcast about slow-motion, high-intensity strength training? Though you may not find Olympic athletes training at the several InForm Fitness facilities across the US, Mike and Adam have heard numerous reports from their clients how the Power of Ten Protocol has shown significant results to improve a skiers performance and endurance while enjoying their time on the mountain.
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers of Inform Fitness are joined by Luke Carlson of Discover Strength to discuss a book authored by Greg Mckeown titled Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. The principles described in this book directly apply to the slow motion,
The principles described in this book directly apply to the slow motion, high-intensity, strength training protocol practiced at all 7 InForm Fitness locations across the country and the 3 Discover Strength location in and near Minneapolis, Minnesota of which Luke is the founder and CEO.
Intensity – www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ca4DoWh8A
Mobile Gym – www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHXsL635i8U
Testimonials: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9cXf1R68-8 www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL6OoBRtwko
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).
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
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 »
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.
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.
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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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 »
motion, high-intensity strength training workouts offered at Inform Fitness locations across the country. Listen »
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necessary to build muscles safely. What is the dose-response relationship and how does it apply to building muscle? Listen »