Surviving Max Effort Day

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written for EliteFTS.com in 2003 I wasn’t feeling that great and should have known better. I didn’t sleep that well the night before and had been stressed out of my mind all day. I had a million things to do and barely had time to eat since breakfast. By the time my workout rolled […]

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Natural Protein Powders

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Nutrition

I have been getting a lot of questions about how to avoid aspartame and what kind of protein powder I recommend to those that still like to drink shakes. First of all, let me point out that there are several studies which show numerous detrimental effects from artificial sweeteners, such as memory loss, birth defects, […]

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Great Rules That Suck

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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For EliteFTS I was born with a rebellious streak. It’s been with me just about every day of my 32-year existence. When I wake up every day, I know that I’ll probably do or say something that will probably be nothing more than an act of rebellion in some form or another against something that […]

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Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

Recipe courtesy of Metabolic Cooking Makes 4 Servings Ingredients • 1 pound pork tenderloin • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce • 1 clove garlic • 2 teaspoons soy sauce • ½ teaspoon grated ginger • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Directions 1. Place the pork in a slow cooker (or […]

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Difference Makers

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written in 2005 for EliteFTS Despite the busiest summer I ever had both professionally and socially, my training has been better than ever lately. I’m hitting PR’s on everything and the weights on all of my assistance exercises are flying up. For the past several years not much has changed about the way I […]

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The Business

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written in 2006 by Alwyn Cosgrove & Jason Ferruggia for EliteFTS Over the past year, we have both received tons of emails and phone calls that go something like this: “I have listened to you for a while now and have purchased several products from you. I’ve watched you and your reputation grow.” Or […]

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Age is No Excuse

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Motivation

I would like to start by thanking everyone for all the positive responses to the last post on using age as an excuse. Here is just a small sample of what you guys had to say… “Good rant; problem many have is that the medical /allied health community sets the bar way too low. Unless […]

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"Not Bad For An Old Man"

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Motivation

"Not Bad For An Old Man"

Last night, UFC legend Randy Couture came out of retirement and won the world heavyweight title at 43 years old. And your excuse for why you are not stronger or biggeer or leaner or a better athlete is because you are… too old? How sad and pathetic you must be. Last night was like watching […]

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Paleo Recipes: Lemon Meringue Pie

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Here’s a tasty dessert from Paleo Cookbooks. Ingredients Lemon Filling 1 cup lemon juice 5tsp finely grated lemon rind (approximately 4 lemons) 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup coconut milk 4tbs arrow root 5 egg yolks Meringue 5 egg whites 2tbs maple syrup Instructions Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160o Celsius/325o Fahrenheit. Place lemon juice, […]

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Interview with Alwyn Cosgrove

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written for EliteFTS in 2005 Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you get started? AC: I was a competitive martial artist – LOVED to fight. After winning a few fights, and losing a few I realized that the people I beat, or didn’t beat knew the same […]

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Interview with CJ Murphy

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written in 2005 for Elite Fitness Systems This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to the newest member or our writing staff, CJ Murphy. Raised in Boston’s roughest housing projects, Murph has gone on to make quite a name for him in the strength and conditioning industry and was recently named one […]

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“I Can’t Live Without My Radio”

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Motivation

Since I constantly publicize my obsessive love for music, I often get emails from people asking for recommendations of some good stuff to train to. Music is one of the most important components of a good workout, so in no particular order here are a few of my favorites that are always in high rotation […]

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