FDA – Public Notification: “Fat Zero” Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient

FDA – Public Notification: “Fat Zero” Contains Hidden Drug Ingredient Fat Zero sounds like a safe, natural product, containing bee pollen and other ingredients like green tea and lotus seed. But it also contains sibutramine, a prescription diet drug that was so dangerous it’s been pulled off the U.S. market, the Food and Drug Administration…

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Are Your Muscles Confused The Truth About Muscle Confusion

Are Your Muscles Confused…? The Truth About Muscle Confusion

Are Your Muscles Confused…? The Truth About Muscle Confusion “The philosophy behind muscle confusion exercise is to prevent a ‘plateau effect’ by continually challenging the body to reach its maximum potential.” You’ve probably heard the term “muscle confusion” before; it’s a theory of training based on continually changing the components of a workout in order…

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Personal Training as a Profession- A Vertex Fitness Personal Training Internship Perspective

Personal Training as a Profession: A Vertex Fitness Personal Training Internship Perspective

Personal Training as a Profession: A Vertex Fitness Personal Training Internship Perspective When I first started at Vertex Fitness, I was fresh out of Temple University with a degree in Exercise Science and an ACE Personal Training Certification. Like many individuals newly entering the fitness field, I felt that at the time I was ready…

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The Core Quandary in Back Pain

The Core Quandary in Back Pain  Since the 1990s fitness professionals have touted training the poorly defined core to be the solution to a variety of problems. A common belief includes that a strong core stabilizes the spine and thus prevents lower back pain.  However, there is scant scientific research to support this idea. Most…

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Resistance Training As We Age – Use It or Lose It

Resistance Training As We Age – Use It or Lose It As we become older (30+ yrs) our bodies are changing and many people don’t realize that their normal routines may be hindering their overall health, especially if their routines don’t include regular exercise, “Use It Or Lose It”.  Some adults feel that if exercise…

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New Years Resolve

LIVING WELL New Year’s ResolveIt’s not too late to get it together for 2007. BY TARA BEHAN PUBLISHED JANUARY 11, 2007 AT 12:00 AM New Year’s ResolveIt’s not too late to get it together for 2007. You had the best intentions as you toasted the New Year. You promised yourself 2007 would be different—that this time you’d…

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