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New Content Update

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on March 25, 2016

After taking a number of years off from my blog to help raise my two kids, I am finally back to creating new content. I have written a couple articles and also made five new videos, revived my newsletter, and created a health and fitness Facebook page.

For now my new articles have only been sent to my newsletter subscribers, but I will probably post them eventually. If you would like to be added to my newsletter, please let me know. Just send me an email at ross@precisionhealth-fitness.com and I will get you added to my newsletter list.

For now, two of my videos can be seen on my website home page at www.precisionhealth-fitness.com/ and the exercise videos can be seen at www.precisionhealth-fitness.com/exercise-videos.html.

All the videos are also posted on my new Precision Health & Fitness Facebook page.

There will be much more to come in the future, but for now, please let me know if there are any topics you want me to cover in the near future. Also, I encourage everyone to visit my Facebook page and post your thoughts about anything related to health or fitness. Feedback/advice is always appreciated as well. My intent is to create an interactive community to discuss issues related to exercise, nutrition, psychology, and anything else that will help people reach their goals.

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Misuse of Scientific Research in Health and Fitness Marketing

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on August 25, 2010

     It can be very difficult to separate quality sources of health and fitness information from misleading or untruthful information used for manipulation or product promotion. One of the primary reasons is because sources of quality information and sources of mediocre information both use scientific data to make their information come across as more factual or compelling.

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May is “Exercise is Medicine” Month

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on May 2, 2010

     Today I am taking a break from writing about a specific health and fitness topic to let you know about Exercise is Medicine, which is a joint initiative involving the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA). The exciting thing about Exercise is Medicine is that it is one of the few programs where there is cooperation between a large fitness organization and a large medical organization. This may seem strange, but the fitness community and the medical community are often not on the same page and this could be a sign of better things to come.

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The 2 Foundations of Every Effective Exercise Program – Part 2: The SAID Principle

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on March 24, 2010

     In my previous post I discussed what I consider to be the first foundation of every effective exercise program: the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS). This theory provides the basic information to explain why exercising at right intensity level is essential if you want to improve your body. However, it does not help explain anything about what type of exercise you should do to reach your specific goals, but that’s what the SAID principle is for.

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The 2 Foundations of Every Effective Exercise Program – Part 1: The General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on March 21, 2010

     There are numerous reasons to exercise and more different workout types than I can count, but regardless of your goals and your preferred method of working out, there are two things that must be incorporated into your program if you want it to be effective. These two foundations are not specific exercises or even types of workouts, but rather general scientific theories.

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Current Trends in Health and Fitness: Post-Conference Report

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on March 14, 2010

     Last week I attended the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Personal Trainers Conference. During the conference, I learned some useful information and received validation that I am on the right path when it comes to my personal approach to workouts and fitness in general. Since these types of conferences are a good reflection of current trends and future directions of the health and fitness industry, at least among true fitness professionals, I thought you might be interested in learning about the most discussed topics during the conference.

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You have more Control over Your Health than you might Realize

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on February 28, 2010

     This post is inspired by a book excerpt I recently read in the February 2010 issue of Wired magazine. The excerpt is from a new book titled The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine and it is primarily about using decision trees to help you make better choices when making health related decisions. While the decision tree information was somewhat interesting and could be very useful to some people, it was the introductory information that really struck a nerve and made me want to write about this topic.

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The Problem with Health and Fitness Today

Posted by Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT on October 26, 2009

     The unfortunate fact is the health and fitness industry is becoming increasingly more and more about marketing and sales and less about providing quality information, products, and services. Of course, selling has always played a prominent role in health and fitness, but these days, making the sale is more important than ever. It is now common for companies and individual sellers to spend most of their time and energy developing better sales pitches and marketing tactics, as opposed to developing better products and services. In other words, health and fitness is becoming less about helping you succeed in reaching your goals and more about finding ways to manipulate you into buying a particular product or service, regardless if it will benefit you or not.

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