Elliptical Trainer Superset!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

My new “buddy” Tom Vachét was kind enough to send me over a workout a few days ago.  In the email he mentioned the fact that he created it about 7 years ago and that it is the ONLY straight endurance work that any of his athletes perform.  Even more so, that Derek Fisher has […]

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Combination Exercise For Total Body Results!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Combining two basic exercises for a body-weight routine can produce results from head to toe. You don’t always have easy access to a gym.  But that doesn’t have to stop you from getting a full body workout wherever you are.  Below, I will lay out a routine that uses only your body weight and your […]

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Working Out with Mr. T!!!

By Jay Nixon | The Gym

It all started about 6 months ago.  I was at the Post Office and I saw two ladies getting their photo taken with what thought was a homeless man.  Most people would think this was strange, but for those of you who live in LA, it’s just a typical Wednesday afternoon.  As I approached my […]

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Training with the Pros!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Yesterday I had the privilege of hanging out with Tom Vachét.  I was introduced to Tom by a good friend of mine Albert Hannemann.  Al-B is a professional beach volleyball player.  Tom is a Master Trainer, Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Specialist, and Case Management Consultant, with a wide ranging expertise in health and fitness.  Tom is credited with […]

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The Tabata Experiment!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Department of Physiology and Biomechanics, National Institute of Fitness and Sports, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. This study consists of two training experiments using a mechanically braked cycle ergometer. First, the effect of 6 wk of moderate-intensity endurance training (intensity: 70% of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), 60 min.d-1, 5 d.wk-1) on the anaerobic capacity (the maximal accumulated […]

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The Tabata Protocol!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

The Tabata Protocol is a high-intensity workout that produces amazing results.  A Tabata workout (also referred to as a Tabata sequence) is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum effort exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without pause for 8 cycles.  The total time to complete the Tabata sequence is four […]

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Beat the Burnout!!!

By Jay Nixon | Personal Development

The first step in removing stress for your life is to recognize the stressors.  Then you must decide if they are beyond your personal control.  Once you have identified and analyzed the stressors it now a matter of learning to cope with them and accept the things you cannot change.  If you can make changes […]

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Myths About Older Adults and Resistance Training!!!

By Jay Nixon | Fitness

Many People believe that older adults should avoid resistance training because they may injure themselves.  But the opposite is true!  Properly performed resistance training is crucial for older adults for many reasons.  many older adults (especially those older than age 80) are too weak to get out of a chair, prevent themselves from failing, or […]

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Three Food Additives to Avoid!!!

By Jay Nixon | Nutrition

The three most common food additives used to preserve color, prevent spoilage, and enhance flavor in packaged foods are sulfites, nitrates, and MSG (monosodium glutamate).  Sulfites can cause severe allergic reactions like asthma.  Nitrates combine with amines in foods to form nitrosamines, which can lead to neurological damage or cancer.  Headaches are commonly associated with […]

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