Author Archives: Chad Shaw

Ask The Trainer #17 – Shedding Fat and Cellulite (Part 1 of 2)

QUESTION: Hi Chad, I’ve been a fitness enthusiast and weight lifter for about 5-6 years. I’m a 28 year old female, 5’4″ and about 145lbs. I would approximate my body fat to be about 18-22%, so I feel that I am relatively lean with a decent amount of muscle. Like many females, I have struggled […]

Ask The Trainer #16 – Early Morning Training

QUESTION: Hi Chad. What are your thoughts regarding early morning training? I’ve heard that your testosterone levels are highest first thing in the morning. So, wouldn’t it make sense to train right away after you wake up? Thank you for your guidance. John ANSWER: John, The short answer is: Yes and No. It’s true your testosterone […]

Ask The Trainer #15 – Ripped, Strong Core

QUESTION: Hello Chad! I love reading your comments. I have struggled with my abs all of my life. Do you have any ab/core tips for a guy who struggles against genetics to develop a strong ripped core? Thank you. Kelly ANSWER: Hello, Kelly! Thanks for the positive feedback! Pretty much everybody and anybody involved in any […]

Ask The Trainer #14 – Arm Injury

QUESTION: Please help me! I think I pulled a muscle in my forearm and biceps! How can I get back to working out again and going back to work? Daniel ANSWER: First off, I think it’s a very wise choice to set up an appointment with your physician to get an accurate diagnosis for your […]