Why the Elliptical Machine can Make You Fat

There was a time in my life – a time that I do not like to mention much – where I was a regular user of the elliptical.  I have to say that I used to love this machine.  Its repetitive motion and glide was almost soothing. Nevertheless, I was never able to get lean.  […]

Getting to Shredded Author Chris Albert Gets Published on Elite FTS

http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/making-the-switch-from-power-athlete-to-bodybuilder-rethinking-the-pre-exhaust/  

Drinking Coffee For Fat Loss: Moderation and Timing for the Best Results

One of the questions I always get from my clients is “can I drink coffee?” My answer is yes, coffee might even help your fat loss, but only to some extent. Though its record on fat oxidation (fat burning) is questionable, coffee has been shown to increase lipolysis, where fat is separated from the fat […]

Dieting Could Sabotage your Fat Loss: Avoiding Metabolic Shut Down with the Getting to Shredded Program

I’ve said before that I get many clients who’ve had their nutrition plans done through other trainers, and failed badly.  They start with them, lose weight for a couple of weeks, and then progress halts. This happens because most trainers and fitness coaches neglect to include one important step at the very beginning of setting […]

Getting to Shredded Training Journal: Some back exercises to help you get that mind-muscle connection

The back is one of the most challenging body parts to train because you can’t see it.  Consequently, its more important with this body part than any other to really develop a neurological connection with these muscles.  Too many people just throw weights around the gym.  The back requires finesse.  These are some videos from […]

Why the Stepmill is the Most Overrated Piece of Equipment in the Gym

In recent years the bodybuilding community has celebrated the step mill as the key to striated and well shaped glutes.  Bodybuilders, physique competitors, and bikini athletes alike fight over the step mill at their local gyms, and often spend over an hour on them at a time. While I believe that the step mill provides […]

GTS Video Training Journal: Upper Body Circuits For Phase III of the Getting to Shredded Fat Loss Program with Tonia Moore and Lindsey Kampouris

Phase III of the Getting to Shredded program uses circuits to maximize fat burn.  Here are a couple of examples of some advanced upper body circuits by two of the toughest ladies I know, IFBB Pro Womens’ Physique competitor Tonia Moore and NPC Women’s Physique competitor Lindsey Kampouris.  I apologize in advance for the lighting […]

Gain Muscle not Fat: Four Rules for a Clean Bulk

Some of the biggest misconceptions in the fitness industry revolve around over eating to put on muscle.  These common myths have led to excessive fat gain, and in some cases, triple bypass heart surgeries for bodybuilders and powerlifters who pushed their diets to the extreme.  This article lays some ground rules for those of you […]