If you’ve been exposed to the world of powerlifting you might already be familiar with Compensatory Acceleration Training (aka CAT). I first heard this term used by Hall of Fame powerlifting champion Dr. Fred Hatfield. Hatfield was also known as Dr. Squat for his great advocacy of the barbell squat as the best overall exercise. He actually squatted over 1,000 pounds in competition at the age of 45 and was one of the co-founders of the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) which is one of the original, largest, and most prolific fitness training certification companies in existence.

Hatfield stated that…


It would be easy to assume upon meeting Lenora Colarusso that she has been given a clean and smooth path to success. Nothing could be further from the truth. On her way to becoming a fitness professional, Lenora has had to endure and overcome obstacles that should not be experienced by anyone. The types of personal trials and challenges she’s survived and overcome have ruined all too many lives. The physical, mental, and emotional strength she developed came out of personal resolve and absolute necessity if she wanted to live a life that’s anything close to what she enjoys now…


I don’t think we’ve ever seen a year quite like 2020! As we transition into 2021, it’s easier to be a lot more optimistic and refocus on things we might have drifted away from, like our fitness. At the beginning of the New Year, you may be planning to make some resolutions. It’s very common for people to rededicate themselves to being healthier and start with good intentions, only to fall off and see their efforts ultimately fail. If you want to give yourself the best chance for fitness success here are 5 New Year’s Resolution tips for you.

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Make Fall A Fitness Season!

As we move past summer into fall, the sun sets earlier and the days are seemingly shorter. For many people, their enthusiasm for fitness also starts to wane. The motivation of being able to show off your hard work lessens as sweaters, sweatshirts, and jeans take the place of tank tops, sports bras, and shorts. Plus, with the restrictions of COVID-19, many of us have been going out less for some time. Being less visible to others does not reduce the value or role that fitness should have in your life! It can get easy for you to fall off…


No one in the fitness industry could have been fully prepared for the effects brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s an industry made up primarily of the most positive-minded and optimistic people. People who have prioritized taking care of themselves for a variety of reasons. From a distance, it may seem a lot more superficial than it is. People who focus on prioritizing fitness which can greatly affect their physical capabilities and appearance are often seen as being a bit too self-absorbed. …


Are you heading towards your fiftieth birthday? Maybe it’s already passed for you? For many, 50 is a milestone age that can come with a lot of thoughts, emotions, and periods of self-evaluation. This can be a negative or a positive depending not just on where you are in life, but also on how you perceive yourself and what pre-determined notions you have about where you should or shouldn’t be.

I remember talking to a friend about my fiftieth birthday a couple of weeks after it occurred. When I was done telling her about the wonderful birthday dinner, the great…


It can be easy to forget after years of working out in modern, well-equipped gyms that our fitness success isn’t primarily based on location. For many people, working out at home was how they started their fitness journey. Recently, many faithful gym-goers found themselves scrambling to recover from the sudden and indefinite closers of their usual favorite place. This does not have to completely derail your fitness plans.

I definitely consider myself a devout “gym guy”, even after decades of training. That being said, at least once a week I train at home just for a change of pace. There…


As great as the holiday season is for many, it can be tough on your fitness goals if you are not careful. Here are some tools to help avoid any major setbacks.

1) Try to maintain your normal eating frequency:
If you’ve read my book, you know that I am an advocate of eating 4–6 smaller meals throughout the day to help maintain an active metabolism. This is even more important during periods of time where you will be surrounded by things not normally on your “have at it” list. Maintaining as much structure to your diet as possible will help…


Tanya Merryman is arguably one of the most accomplished fitness professionals ever! For a time, she was a household industry name. She hosted the popular TV show American Muscle on ESPN at a time when fitness competitions and bodybuilding were exploding in popularity. She graced multiple magazine covers and competed in and won the most prestigious competitions of her time, becoming the first Mom to ever the Fitness America National Championships at age 25. In her 30’s she tackled the biggest organization in physique sports and earned her pro status with them as well. Her following was borderline fanatic and…


Recently one of my fitness clients asked me what she should be looking for in the mirror each day to know that she is doing everything she should be doing. After reassessing her goals with her, it struck me that a lot of people don’t really understand how to evaluate their own progress. They have a difficult time knowing if they are making improvements and understanding just how much and how fast they should or shouldn’t be changing. This can easily lead to a lack of commitment and frustration and that’s the last things you want to have happen.

There…

Kevin Myles

Owner/Publisher of www.Bodysport.com, author of The Diet That Works. Multi-certified training/nutrition specialist, fitness course creator, and physique coach.

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