Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

It’s true, there’s a new site. We’ve grown, and, we even have some different objectives as a company. But we’re going to stay true to our roots and keep providing awesome information to all of you thinkers out there in the fitness industry, either personally or professionally, that have been on board since the beginning of Fitport, or even those that have stumbled upon this site more recently.

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“Author, coach, and self-professed pretty-boy John Romaniello has been running amok in the fitness industry for nearly a decade.  Having trained everyone from youth soccer player to MLB pitchers, runway models to not-so-model citizens, John has earned a reputation for mixing excellent fitness information and cutting edge strategies with a personal approach to programming. Romaniello now runs Roman Fitness Systems with a tongue-in-cheek approach to fitness–and himself–that shows a genuine love/hate relationship with both. Equal parts narcissism and self-loathing, Roman writes with passion and humor, show-casing his belief that training doesn’t need to be the serious, stern, science-laden monotony that is pervasive in this industry.”

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Get More Sleep, Fatty

Posted: February 4, 2011 in Lifestyle, Misc.
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Research Roundup

Posted: December 18, 2010 in Misc., Nutrition, Training

Lots of interesting new research published in the past few days, I’m just going to bundle it all up here and encourage discussion in the comments section instead of dissecting it all myself. Read it, and tell me what you think. Now.

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Awesome new product from the good people at Genomyx, they even had the foresight to hire me to do their write-up.

Genomyx is proud to introduce its newest revolutionary product, a scientifically sound, truly advanced fat loss formula.

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Despite it’s popularity, unstable surface training makes people weaker and slower, and actually activates LESS muscle fibers than doing the same exercises in a stable environment, “core” or otherwise. There’s quite a bit of research on this subject; I’ve just included a few examples below.

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Personal Trainers are typically under-educated with little understanding of the fields of study relating to their job. Frighteningly, any chump with a few hundred bucks and an outdated manual can become certified. Because of this prevalence of underachievers, trainers are forced to fabricate ridiculous ideas of what they should be doing with clients, and in fact, what the purpose of a trainer really is. Following is a review of the most frequent offenses personal trainers commit, giving the industry a bad name, and leaving me with funny things to write about.

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