intention is to keep this site current by offering updates
when new issues arise that may be confusing to those seeking
fitness and weight loss. Visit this page frequently
for new information and e-mail me with topics you'd like to
see featured here. Here's the update as of 07-27-00:
About two or
three years ago I conducted a "Round Table" discussion
with three of the industry's leading experts. I was
joined by Dr. Michael Colgan, John Parrillo, and Anthony Almada.
It was the first time these three experts had ever come together
in one forum to discuss exercise and nutritional concerns.
While there were several areas where these esteemed individuals
respectfully disagreed (it did get just a bit heated at times),
the conclusion one would have to draw would be twofold.
#1: Science is ever changing and science at any given
moment is very simply a "best guess" based upon
a preponderance of the evidence. When different experts
are exposed to varied evidence, their scientific conclusions
may differ without anyone being "wrong."
#2: What worked ten, twenty, thirty, and two hundred years
ago to build a lean healthy body is the same thing that works
today. A concern for natural supportive eating, exercise
to improve cardiorespiratory efficiency (aerobic), and a concern
The Round Table
discussion received a great deal of attention from within
the fitness arena, so much so that the tape is still requested
as a learning resource today. Well, in the past few
years there have been so many new developments, ranging from
the re-emergence of the high protein diets to the release
of "miracle" supplements claiming to burn fat almost
magically, I decided it was time to re-unite the group.
About 10 days ago, it happened, the Expert's Round Table 2000.
Dr. Colgan sang
the praises of Functional Training and its value in strengthening
and preserving connective tissue and developing an overall
physical power. John Parrillo stuck to his guns on the
benefits of fascial stretching and MCT oil. Anthony
warned against the potential dangers of some of the new bodybuilding
supplements such as Ribose. The discussion covered many
topics but the highlights, the areas in which opinions were
best selling fat-burners can lend themselves to abuse
and can lead to addiction with potential for side effects
or old, the low-carb diets are not going to be a long
term "get lean" solution for the masses
Monohydrate absolutely has value as a muscle enhancer
and strength aid.
over the counter hormonal precursors are not "safe
optimal performance, the body needs a balance of proteins,
fats, and supportive carbs.
carbs and simple sugars are likely to hinder performance
and fat release.
There were a
few heated arguments revolving around interpretation of research,
but all in all the discussion brought us back to the same
conclusions that were drawn the last time we met.
Parts of the
discussion have already been broadcast on my Mind & Muscle
Fitness Hour. You can expect to hear the remainder in
the weeks to come. I am working on getting the entire
interview, either in text or audio format accessible from
this site. Expect it sometime in September of 2000.
In the meanwhile, you should look into the valuable material
and information these experts have to offer.
Almada is the founder of Imaginutrition. He remains
one of the most knowledgeable and ethical researchers in the
field. Check out the latest research at imaginutrition.com
Parrillo is hailed by many as the Bodybuilding Guru.
He continues to create some of the most revered supplements
for the bodybuilding market. Visit his website, parrillo.com
Colgan is on to some powerful anti-aging info. He astounds
me with his ability to continue research, conduct projects,
and crank out new books on a wide array of health and fitness
topics. Visit colganinstitute.com
you'd like to get an audio tape of Experts Round Table 2000
(or the original session),
it's available for $12
Fitness Professionals and Personal Fitness Trainers can
receive the tape free by ordering my new Personal
Training Profits book.
Use the Quick Order Form
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