Author: John Paul Catanzaro

New Year, New You!

January 16, 2023 | John Paul Catanzaro

Hard work pays off! Check out these results... Hey everyone! We're a little over two weeks into the new year. For those of you that made some ...

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Vacation Readiness Reset

January 12, 2023 | John Paul Catanzaro

Gauging your readiness to train can be done in many ways. I discuss several methods in The Elite Trainer, but one tool that has become quite popular ...

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Do a Deadlift, Not a Bouncelift!

December 13, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

A deadlift is a “dead” lift, not a “bounce” lift. Check out how Chantal performs the exercise. She maintains a flat back with the bar positio...

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The 3/7 Method for Size and Strength

December 12, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

A new strength training protocol has surfaced that will help you maximize strength gains with less training time and effort. It's called the "3/7 met...

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4 Black Friday Deals

November 25, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Black Friday is a great time to pick up fitness equipment and save a few bucks. Here are four deals that you need to check out: Swissies https...

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Supplement with Collagen Peptides

November 23, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

I've said it many times, you need to learn more to earn more! In addition to reading an hour a day, I try to attend a seminar/webinar every month. Th...

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Don’t Do Tire Flips

November 21, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Performing a mixed-grip deadlift can make you susceptible to a biceps injury on the supinated side. Trying to deadlift a heavy tire with both arms su...

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Move to Heal

November 18, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

If you haven't heard, it's no longer cool to rest and ice an injury. Stop doing the RICE method and start doing METH instead. I coined the acronym ME...

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Sitting is the New Smoking

November 16, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Think of how often you do not move during the day. Most of us spend about a third of the day sleeping and another third of the day sitting. I bet you...

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Radial and Ulnar Flexion

November 16, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Radial and ulnar flexion are two unrehearsed motor patterns that you should train periodically. https://youtube.com/shorts/zMu8UWjJOZ4 Learn ...

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Thumbs Up for Virtual Training

October 31, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

The pandemic decimated many businesses in the fitness industry. Unless you were selling fitness equipment, you felt the impact! But with the bad came...

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Normal Blood Pressure with Red Meat and Salt

October 11, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

I checked my blood pressure this morning. This was taken after breakfast, which included a double espresso and two glasses of filtered water with add...

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The Story of Invincible

September 26, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Injury Prevention Strategies for Aging Athletes is a seminar that I've presented several times over the years to professional organizations like the ...

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Weight Training Transformed This Kid

September 22, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Joseph had tried various sports and activities when he was in grade school. Nothing clicked. He was a below-average student, often getting in trouble...

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Homemade Pickles

September 15, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

A few weeks ago, my clients Heather and Gary brought me a jar of homemade pickles. They got the recipe from Once Upon A Chef, and I must say, those p...

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0 to 10 on Chin-Ups and Dips

September 13, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Chin-ups and dips are two of the best strength training exercises you can do, but most people have a hard time doing them. They're a challenge for bo...

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Keeping Up with Current and Not-So-Current Research (August 2022)

August 22, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Research can provide important information to health and fitness professionals, but trying to keep up with it all can be overwhelming! Not to worry, ...

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My Favorite Leg Finisher

August 03, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

Everything in context! I’m squatting with 225 pounds in the video below. It doesn’t look like much weight except that I’m doing 20 reps and ...

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An Experienced Trainer Shouldn’t Do This!

July 04, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

I noticed this on my walk the other day... If you’re an experienced trainer, you don’t need to advertise your services. Your clients will ...

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Semi-Supinated Chin-Ups

July 02, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

If supinated-grip chin-ups with a straight bar give you elbow or wrist pain, try doing them semi-supinated. Just drape an EZ curl bar over a power ca...

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