Searching For Donny Shankle

Donny Shankle, clearly in the middle of a "light day".

“You think that was hard. That wasn’t hard.” These words were my introduction to Donny Shankle. He had just cleaned 220 kilograms (484 pounds!) off the blocks turned to the camera that was filming him and essentially told the world that he had more in the tank. I was turned onto Shankle by a client, [...]

Men’s Fitness Profile Page

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The Trink Fitness Family Newsletter

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   Were you one of those families that sent out a newsletter with your holiday cards each year? Where your Mom spills the beans on the not-so-sordid details of your life?  We were certainly not such a family. My parents were less “Danny-got-three-A’s-and-two-B’s-and-Lori-finally-got-her-first-tooth” and more “park-the-new-car-around-the-block-so-the-neighbors-don’t-know-what-we-have”.  As someone who is always asking their clients to [...]

The Men’s Fitness Transformassacre

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This was an 8 episode video series where I am featured as the trainer for a body composition transformation. This was wildly successful and I’d like to feature it. Here are the links to all 8 episodes: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/transformassacre-week-8-charlies-big-reveal http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/transformassacre-week-7-recapping-charlies-journey http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/transformassacre-week-6-packing-on-the-muscle http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/transformassacre-week-5-put-away-the-baby-weights http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/transformassacre-week-4-reassessment http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/transformassacre-week-3-will-he-train-the-same-alone http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/let-the-transformassacre-begin http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/the-8-week-fitness-transformassacre

What’s The Best Exercise for Your Age

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Most of us have an arsenal of serums and creams to fight wrinkles — so why aren’t we taking the same all-in approach when it comes to tackling another major pitfall of aging: a slowing metabolism? According to the Center for Disease Control, the average American woman gains almost a pound a year after age [...]

Peak Performance And The Kick Ass Session in NYC’s Training Mecca

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Last week, I received an email asking if I was interested in Peak Performance‘s “Diagnostic Testing“.  My immediate response was “YES!” although I wasn’t entirely sure what it entailed. I read the descriptions of the test after I said yes because seriously, I wouldn’t EVER pass up a chance to go back to Peak. It [...]

5 Things I’ve Learned In The Past 5 Months

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With 5 months already behind us in 2011 I wanted to share 5 things that have come to light for me since the beginning of the year. 1. Quality Matters This is true whether we are talking about nutrition, training, supplements, recovery or any other aspect of fitness and health. When focusing on my own [...]

Don’t Fake Your Fats

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I know it’s still hard for some of you to believe, but fats are really, really good for you. They provide essential nutrients, are great for cellular health, are very important in hormone management and they make you feel full. The idea that ‘fats make you fat’ has been around for a long time but, [...]