Chris Marzarella

Brick Township, United States

Chris Marzarella

Brick Township, United States

Chris's Posts

Finding Your One-Repetition Maximum (1RM): A How-To Guide

22 Sep 2023

One of the foundational aspects of any strength-based program is calculating your one-repetition maximum (1RM), usually for a typical strength/hypertrophy program for the four core lifts: squat, bench press, deadlift, and overhead press. Your 1RM is the maximum weight you can lift for a single repetition in each of these exercises. Understanding your 1RM is […]

Why is GPP Important and How to Program it for Recovery, Athleticism, and Strength

5 Apr 2023

As we have grown older, keeping fit, healing quickly, and having good athletic skills have become less important. However, this is something that we should consider. Since I have programmed two days a week for GPP, those listed factors have improved. I didn’t realize the value of what GPP brings to the washed-up meathead until […]

How to Plan for a Bodybuilding Competition

17 Mar 2023

From 1999 to 2022, I have competed in multiple bodybuilding shows. I won my last show in the newly formed classic physique division in the NPC. I loved competing so much that I now own and promote a show with the OCB in Orlando Fla on July 22, 2023. If you’re thinking of competing in […]

How to Keep Strength and Muscle as We Age

13 Mar 2023

It sucks getting older. I feel like I was 25 years old a week ago. I had a conversation with my 17-year-old niece a few weeks ago. We share the same interests, music, arts, and movies. We both love science fiction and comedies. My favorite time travel movie is Back to the Future. Hers too. […]

How to Beat Night-Time Snack Cravings

6 Feb 2023

We’ve all been there. After a long day and you’re lying in bed or watching Breaking Bad for the 30th time on binge, your stomach growls for a snack. For me, it’s a sweet and salty. I have learned to make a cottage cheese dessert with crushed saltine crackers and this beats the craving. If […]

Resistant Starch and its Fat Burning Properties

13 Jan 2023

Let’s get this out of the way: nothing beats an effective training program, and a carefully structured diet. If you’re a beginner, this can be a daunting task. For a no-frills easy approach, or if you need help to get started, you can buy my xFit Fat Loss Manual here. I’m not promoting myself, but […]

All About Creatine

19 Dec 2022

Creatine is a hot topic in the world of fitness and sports. However, it can also help the everyday person and the senior population. No matter your level of physical activity, creatine should be on your radar. From weekend warriors to professionals and seniors, this supplement has a range of benefits that just can’t be […]