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I have always implemented power lifting exercises into my workouts over the years. Exercises such as Dead Lifts, Squats, and Bench Press build foundational strength in the tendons and ligaments and can give you the ability to move greater amounts of weight in other exercises as a result. Years ago, my workout partner, Mike Gigante […]

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When aiming for health and fitness in our lives, we should avoid a quick-fix or an instant gratification mentality. We should approach health and fitness as a lifestyle, incorporating good habits over time and allowing ourselves to make these habits a part of our daily lives. See diet and exercise from a new perspective. View […]

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BOOK-END GOALS! By: John M. Di Fazio II People often ask me how I consistently achieve my goals. One way that I suggest to them is to set a deadline for the goal. If you consider a particular time frame in which to accomplish your goal, it is less apt to get away from you. […]

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REP-RANGE = RESULTS! By: John M. Di Fazio II For many years, I have alternated my repetition range from week to week with outstanding results. The main objective for my approach is the stimulation of the muscle fibers by exposing them to different types of stresses from week to week. Each week of the month […]

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FINDING SELF-FOCUS & INTENSITY WITHIN By: John M. Di Fazio II When we conceive of a goal in our minds, we initially may feel a sense of euphoria, ambitious to achieve that goal. But, some goals take longer to achieve than others. It is important to do everything that we can to sustain our enthusiasm […]

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The Virtual Training Experience By: John M. Di Fazio II I have enjoyed training in gyms as a profession for 27 years. This year, all New York gyms were forced to close by order of the State of NY. While it was damaging to the Fitness Industry all over the country, this state’s handling of […]

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IMPROVISED TRAINING: BACK TO BASICS (Sorry, no image is available due to technical difficulties.) In situations such as these, we improvise our workouts. Without access to gyms or larger gym equipment, we get back to basics wherever and with whatever we can find. We find that pull-ups. chin-ups, push-ups, and dips at a park can […]

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One thing that I have always disliked about the Fitness Industry is its susceptibility to trends and fads. So many fall victim to looking for the next new thing as a miracle that’s somehow going to be the magical technique that will give them the edge, or shape their body into their dream physique, or […]

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In times such as these, when so much is out of our hands and out of our control, there is one thing that we can control. That one think is our attitude. If we keep our cool in situations like this, we can focus on the positive things like clean eating and exercise, instead of […]

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The aesthetic of a well conditioned body is an excellent achievement. It takes time to develop muscles with resistance training and proper nutrition. Many people tend to view the aesthetic benefits of resistance training as the primary purpose for this type of exercise. There are so many other benefits that accompany the development of our muscles. As […]

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