John Milton went completely blind before writing Paradise Lost in its entirety. He was determined to read everything ever written and spent hours at night consuming information by candlelight.
In today’s world of information overload, I can see how it’s possible to drive yourself crazy reading up on the latest and greatest fitness news. Before you ruin your eyesight staying up all hours of the night sifting through blog after blog of could-be/would-be fitness experts, check out my 10 favorite fitness expert blogs to follow.
These aren’t the only ones I read, but I keep up with these on a regular basis. I have a few others that I pop onto every now and again. Okay, so that is very Milton-esque of me. I probably read entirely too much….
Here they are in no particular order of favortism…
… Other than I favored the order of the alphabet.
10 Expert Fitness Blogs
Alwyn Cosgrove: Alwyn has an extensive background in martial arts and competitive sports, which led him to his studies in sports sciences. He is a regular contributor to Men’s Health Magazine, and co-author of the New Rules series, which recently published its third volume: The New Rules of Lifting for Abs: A Myth-Busting Fitness Plan for Men and Women Who Want a Strong Core and a Pain-Free Back
Bret Contreras: I’ve probably said enough great things about Bret already. I don’t just tout his blog because he is my coach, though. I began reading Bret’s articles on T-Nation long before I starting working with him and his blog material is top-notch. He offers incredible interviews, great strength articles, and always has a slew of good reads for the week.
Chad Waterbury: Chad was one of the first fitness experts I found with a practical philosophy about training. I found him on T-Nation a few years back and was instantly hooked. Everything I’ve applied from his writing proved to be insanely useful in my workout routines. His real-world digestible advice is second to none. In fact, I am applying some of his principles in my workouts today and have seen tremendous results. If you want to pack on some serious muscle, Check out:Â Men’s Health Huge in a Hurry: Get Bigger, Stronger, and Leaner in Record Time with the New Science of Strength Training (Men’s Health (Rodale))
Jason Ferrugia: Renegade Strength and Conditioning has to be one of the most sought after resource for strength training on the web. And Jason has the subscribers to prove it. He’s training hundreds of professional athletes, as well as fire fighters, military personnel and police officers. I heard a rumor that he and his wife, Jen, plan to start a site for bada## female lifters soon. I can’t wait!
John Romaniello: Though he seems to come off a bit egotistical, he’s really just a super-nerd turned fitness elite… So I guess he has good reason to show off a bit. He’s controversial, narcissistic, and one of the best resources of the web for honest and candid information on training and fat loss. It’s a win/win for everyone!
Lou Schuler: Lou’s the fitness author that other fitness authors aspire to. An aware-winning journalist and certified strength and condition coach, Lou’s name can be found all over the cover of many books, too many to name. His latest is with Alwyn, as mentioned above. He was the fitness editor of Men’s Health for 6 years and had a year contract with T-Nation. Now Lou primarily writes freelance and works on his own projects. Check out one of my favorite books from Men’s Health: Men’s Health Home Workout Bible
Nia Shanks: Nia is synonymous with ‘female bada$$ery’ and keeps it real with her basic workouts. She recently purchased a power rack, barbell, and a few of essentials for her home gym. If you want to know how to grow real muscle without all the frills and fads, check out Nia’s blog and she how she trains.
Nick Tumminello: Nick’s been featured in the whole gamut of health and fitness magazines. One of my favorite features of Nick’s blog are his Performance U videos. He always takes an innovative approach to training and offers a host of variations for some of your favorite exercises. I especially love what Nick offers for core training.
Rachel Cosgrove: Rachel and her husband Alwyn run Results Fitness in California. In her spare time, she’s written a best-seller and has been featured in Women’s Health along with several other top fitness magazines. Rachel admirably applies her own principles to her training and writes about it on her blog. You can follow her journey as well as gains some practical advice on women’s training. She offers a program that goes along with her best selling book The Female Body Breakthrough. Check out her book here: The Female Body Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Strength-Training Plan for Losing Fat and Getting the Body You Want
Steve Kamb: Steve runs a blog called Nerd Fitness and it’s absolutely hilarious. But it also offers incredible advice on pure strength. He recently embarked on a world tour and visited some of the most breath-taking places on earth. You can read about his Epic Quest of Awesome on his blog and much more.
I hope to start posting some of my favorite articles each week as well. They will vary from fitness and diet to lifestyle to cooking and much more. Fortunately with my line of work (freelance writer) I get exposed to all sorts of incredible writers and experts all over the web. I guess that’s why at night I settled down with a good fiction book instead of the newspaper. I get enough good information with my job.