Let me start by saying, I don’t claim to be the world’s foremost expert in…anything. Fitness and nutrition are of huge interest to me but I am still learning and frequently (as you have probably seen) reading up on new material. I have a philosophy that is a blend of certain people and thus I enjoy following what they have to say and finding other research to support theories and methodology. Here are some of the sources and links to their pages in no particular order:

Mike Matthews – fitness writer who wrote the best-selling book “Bigger Leaner Stronger”.

Scott Herman

Mark Rippetoe


Layne Norton – a power lifter, bodybuilder, and PhD all rolled into one! Layne is no nonsense and ties scientific research to anything that he explains. There are times that it sounds like he is only speaking to professional body builders but the information can usually apply to more common fitness/nutrition applications (how to count macros, what supplements make sense, the science behind cardio training etc.). He has podcasts and YouTube videos that you can listen to as well as an excellent blog:




Sohee Lee – fitness and nutrition coach who has an excellent way of simplifying concepts to what they really mean in application. She has a great book called “The Beginner’s Guide to Macros” and also has a blog with tons of information:




Mike Vacanti – personal trainer who has a down to earth, “edgy” at times style and is a great resource for explaining nutrition concepts. He tells it like it is and is an especially good follow on facebook and other social media. Check out his blog here: http://www.ontheregimen.com/all-articles/





P90X Series

Tony Horton – creator of the famous “infomercial” program, P90X and celebrity trainer. Tony has a YouTube channel with a ton of short workouts as well as advice/Q&A’s. He has created excellent programs (P90, P90X, P90X2, and P90X3) but the reason (I think) for that success is his approach. He brings an intense but welcoming energy to everything he does and he is someone you can tell (even through a video or facebook post) really cares about other people and helping them reach their goals. He has a unique perspective on life and has even written a book “The Big Picture” encapsulating that:



PubMed – a lot of people are starting to turn to this site as a source for peer edited research. It’s a great place to do your own “further investigation” on the information you might hear or read. A lot of times studies can get misconstrued (correlation not being causation the largest issue) so it’s nice to have a place where you can do a little more research on the actual studies (nerd alert):

I hope these resources help you and let me know if you have further questions!