Can I compete as a bodybuilder without using anabolic steroids?

August 29, 2018

It seems I can’t watch more than 20 minutes of golf or football without seeing an ad for Androgel to treat “Low T,” or low testosterone.  The symptoms of low testosterone are very nonspecific, meaning they can come from many other things besides testosterone. While testosterone levels do decline somewhat with aging, an otherwise healthy […]

If you don’t know what biltong is, you need to!

August 29, 2018

Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Africa. It is similar to beef jerky and is very high in protein and low in calories.  On most days, I prefer it to beef jerky and of all the brands I’ve tried, Ayoba-Yo is by far the best. They had a booth at FitExpo Philly and after I […]

FitExpo Philadelphia 2018 – April 28th and 29th

August 29, 2018

The Dr. Seltzer Team and I are really excited to be part of the 2018 FitExpo Philadelphia hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday, April 28th and 29th. Visit Emily, Shelagh and me at Booth 1123 as we answer questions about weight loss and fitness. We’ll also be demonstrating the proper way to […]

Women, Toning and Myth Busting

August 29, 2018

“Toning” is a very common term in the context of fitness.   I have always been fascinated when I hear, or get to participate in, a conversation about it. When I ask what they are talking about, I invariably hear that they want “tone up” the body, or in other words, lose body fat and […]

When is Your Last Meal of the Day?

August 29, 2018

I frequently emphasize personal experimentation in regard to when, and how, we consume our food. We often hear it is best to consume our last meal of the day at least two hours before we lay in bed. This may work excellently for some… but not for all, and probably not for most.   You […]

Is a calorie a calorie?

August 29, 2018

Is a calorie from an apple the same as a calorie from potato chip? While most people intuitively know that an apple is “healthier” (It has vitamins, fiber and bulk to help keep you full), when it comes strictly to weight loss, the answer is hotly debated. However, the laws of thermodynamics cannot be, and […]

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal?

August 29, 2018

From television commercials advertising large bowls of morning cereal, to food-pyramid nutrition taught in elementary schools, America is rooted in the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, is it? In this quick and comprehensive lesson on Eating Breakfast, you’ll find the importance of personal choice when it comes to […]

Anything Is Possible With The Right Plan and Attitude

August 29, 2018

I have never posted a lifting video, but I have put my own self-consciousness aside to demonstrate what is possible with the right attitude and a good plan. When I was in medical school, I herniated a disk in my back and couldn’t walk right for almost a year. I had chronic back pain for […]

Exercise Equipment and Workouts

August 29, 2018

I want to do my exercise at home.  What do I need? I suppose one could argue that the type of equipment will vary based on goals. The proverbial “they” say that if weight loss is the primary goal, you need a treadmill, elliptical, bike, stepper, or whatever else is out there.  Then add some […]

Client Tawny Clark on the cover of PhillyFit Magazine

August 29, 2018

I am so happy for Tawny. She looks incredible, and more importantly, she feels incredible! As an aside, for those of you who are afraid that heavy lifting will make you bulky, does Tawny look bulky? If you are unhappy with the way you look or feel, consider moving over to a more traditional, bodybuilding […]

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