The InForm Fitness Podcast

The InForm Fitness Podcast
The InForm Fitness Podcast with Adam Zickerman and co-Host Mike Rogers is a presentation of InForm Fitness Studios, specializing in safe, efficient, High Intensity strength training.

64: Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training with Dr. Jeremy Loenneke
Dec 11 • 20 min
Adam welcomes back Dr. Jeremy Loenneke, Asst. Professor at Ole’ Miss. They dive into a conversation about a most interesting exercise protocol called Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training.
63: The Strength Training Paradox with Dr. Jeremy Loenneke
Sep 30 • 28 min
Adam welcomes Dr. Jeremy Loenneke, Asst. Professor at Ole’ Miss. They discuss his recent findings that challenge long held beliefs about strength training. Does getting stronger help you live longer? And if not, what’s the point of it all?
62: The Cardio Myth with Dr. Doug McGuff
Sep 10 • 22 min
Adam & Mike welcome back one of the top high-intensity training experts in the world, Dr. Doug McGuff. Together they ask… can a certain type of exercise be more ‘aerobic’ than another & is there a new, emerging exercise paradigm?
61: The REAL Fountain of Youth with Dr. Doug McGuff
Aug 9 • 35 min
Adam & Mike welcome one of the top high-intensity training experts in the world, Dr. Doug McGuff. Together, they will try to help you find The REAL Fountain of Youth.
60: Negative Training with Bill DeSimone
Jul 15 • 26 min
Adam and Mike welcome back Biomechanics expert Bill DeSimone to discuss an exercise technique called ‘Negative’ Training.
59 Why We Get Fat Pt. 2, with National Bestselling author, Gary Taubes
Jun 11 • 26 min
In this episode Adam, Mike & Neil continue the conversation with Gary Taubes, journalist and author of the bestseller Why We Get Fat. Gary reveals a pet peeve of his: the establishment still considers Ketogenic and Low Carbohydrate/High Fat (LCHF) diets…
58: Exercise Crazes - The Barbell Hip Thrust & More with Bill DeSimone
May 23 • 28 min
Adam and Mike welcome back Biomechanics expert Bill DeSimone for the 3rd time! They will take a look at the latest internet sensation movement… the barbell hip thrust and ask, is it worth the risk?
57: Exercise for health & strength vs. exercise for sports & fitness with Dr. James Fisher
Apr 25 • 25 min
Adam and Mike welcome back Dr. James Fisher, researcher & senior lecturer in sports conditioning & fitness at Southampton Solent University in the United Kingdom. They discuss exercising for health & strength vs. exercising for sports & fitness.
56 Why We Get Fat, with National Bestselling author, Gary Taubes
Apr 8 • 29 min
Adam and Mike and guest host, InForm Fitness instructor, Neil Holland, interview Gary Taubes to reveal his simple message: The widespread theory of caloric intake exceeding expenditure leading to obesity is flawed, and instead, our focus needs to be on…
55 Single Joint vs. Multi Joint Movements
Mar 26 • 23 min
An indepth dive into single joint and multi joint exercise movements with Dr. James Fisher, researcher & senior lecturer in sports conditioning & fitness at Southampton Solent University in the United Kingdom.
54 Debunking Exercise Myths
Jul 31, 2018 • 37 min
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers of InForm Fitness dispel some exercise myths that are often touted as truth by some popular TV trainers who are vying for ratings or authors who are looking to sell books. While some fitness myths are harmless, others might…
53 Get Stronger for Your Sport in Record Time: No More Horsing Around!
Jul 1, 2018 • 41 min
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers bring welcome the InForm Fitness Virginia Equestrian Fitness Specialist, Laura Crump Anderson to discuss the importance of being strong and fit for your sport, generally, and most specifically, the equestrian athlete.
52 Beating Cancer One Workout At-A-Time
Jun 15, 2018 • 33 min
Our guest today is a longtime client of the Manhattan InForm Fitness location and who’s name is Michael Derchin. Michael is a cancer survivor who shares his story of profound loss, perseverance, and a lesson that proves you are never too old to make some…
51 High-Intensity Training Across the Globe with Simon Shawcross
Jun 10, 2018 • 37 min
Adam Zickerman is joined by personal trainer, author, and speaker Simon Shawcross to discuss the state of high-intensity training methods across the globe. What are the different philosophies associated with high-intensity training and some of the…
50 Outwitting Back Pain with Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
May 16, 2018 • 60 min
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections, and painkillers and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options describing in great detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends while…
49 Meditation 101 with Benjamin F. Asher, MD
May 4, 2018 • 36 min
Board-certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Transcendental Meditation Instructor Dr. Benjamin Asher join Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers to discuss the value of rest and recovery through mindfulness and meditation.
48 Fire Up Your Metabolism With The Spice Diet
Apr 22, 2018 • 31 min
Exercise/Recovery/Nutrition. The three pillars necessary to build muscle, burn fat, and to supercharge your metabolism. Episode 48 of the InForm Fitness Podcast focuses on nutrition. Adam Zickerman is joined by celebrity chef, Judson Todd Allen who…
47 Living with Uncertainty— A Conversation about Studies w Dr. Peter Attia
Apr 1, 2018 • 44 min
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers of InForm Fitness are joined by Dr. Peter Attia to discuss the studying of the studies that we are constantly barraged with through the news and in our social media feeds. Dr. Attia explains the mechanics of scientific…
46 The Balance Training Trend is on Shakey Ground
Mar 16, 2018 • 29 min
Adam Zickerman and MikeRogers discuss something the vast majority of us take for granted every day, our balance. Some of the myths and facts regarding the maintenance of our balance through the myriad of training methods practiced in gyms all over the…
45 D-I-E-T is a “Four Letter Word”
Feb 24, 2018 • 29 min
To accomplish your fat loss goals, the efforts don’t stop after your 20-30 minutes a week in the gym. Your habits in the kitchen are equally as important. You’ve heard it many times here on the podcast that if you want to lose fat, you can’t out-exercise…
44 High-Intensity Strength Training for Skiers
Feb 18, 2018 • 29 min
Though you may not find Olympic athletes training at the several InForm Fitness facilities across the US, Mike and Adam have heard numerous reports from their clients how the Power of Ten Protocol has shown significant results to improve a skiers…
38 Extreme Attitude + Reasonable Plan = Success
Dec 19, 2017 • 29 min
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers discuss how developing an extreme attitude toward a reasonable plan is a formula for success in diet and exercise. To find an Inform Fitness location nearest you visit To purchase Adam Zickerman’s…
43 Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Nov 14, 2017 • 21 min
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers of Inform Fitness are joined by Luke Carlson of Discover Strength to discuss a book authored by Greg Mckeown titled Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. The principles described in this book directly apply to the…
42 Comparing and Contrasting Congruent Exercise Methodologies
Sep 25, 2017 • 54 min
Bill DeSimone, Congruent Exercise: How To Make Weight Training Easier On Your Joints. Doug Brignole Million Dollar Muscle: A Historical and Sociological Perspective of the Fitness Industry. Adam Zickerman, Power of Ten - The Once-A-Week, Slow Motion…
41 Strength Care Is Health Care
Sep 11, 2017 • 17 min
Strength care is health care! Building muscle throughout your lifetime has many more benefits than just burning fat so you can look good and maintain your functionality. Mike Rogers shares intimate details of how building muscle can actually assist you in…
40 Being Stronger In Your 60’s Than In Your 30’s
Sep 4, 2017 • 30 min
Is it possible to actually be stronger in your 60’s than you were in your 30’s? It is if you ask Broadway theatrical lighting designer, Ann Wrightson! Ann has been an InForm Fitness client for 15 years and is stronger than ever. Did we mention that Ann…
39 The Dangers of Functional Training
Aug 28, 2017 • 34 min
Episode 39 is inspired by the Functional Fitness Movement and for those who subscribe to the notion we should train and strengthen our bodies in ways that mimic the activities of our daily life. Adam Zickerman, Mike Rogers, and Sheila Melody discuss the…
37 Modulating Extremes While Exercising
Aug 14, 2017 • 32 min
The Power of Ten workout, as discussed here at The Inform Fitness Podcast, is a high-intensity, slow-motion strength training protocol closely modulated with your very own one-on-one, personal trainer. Here in Episode 37 we discuss the potential dangers…
36 Bodybuilding and Biomechanics with Doug Brignole
Jul 31, 2017 • 86 min
Professional bodybuilder, author, trainer, and biomechanics expert Doug Brignole joins us here on Episode 36 of the InForm Fitness Podcast. Doug will share his deep knowledge of and training principles, including compound movements vs isolation movements,…
35 In Celebration of 10,000 Downloads!
Jul 10, 2017 • 23 min
Six months since launch, 34 informative and thought provoking episodes, and over 10,000 downloads! In celebration, Episode 35 is a re-release our very first episode, “Adam, You Look Like Crap!” Hear what inspired Adam Zickerman to build InForm Nation up…
34 Is the American Heart Association Misleading Us About Coconut Oil?
Jul 3, 2017 • 29 min
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers discuss a recent USA Today article citing The American Heart Association’s report advising against the use of coconut oil ( However, could this study contain some flaws? Could the…
33 The Women of InForm Fitness
Jun 26, 2017 • 43 min
Joining us in Episode 33 - The Women of InForm Fitness are Sheila Melody and Ann Webb Kirkland from the InForm Fitness, Burbank/Toluca Lake location and Nicole Gustavson from the Leesburg and Reston, Virginia InForm Fitness Locations. This one’s for the…
32 Working Out According to Your Genetics with Ryan Hall Part 2
Jun 12, 2017 • 39 min
How and why do some people respond to certain physical training protocols and others not? GENETICS! Find out how your genetics can determine the success of your workouts and how to find the most effective protocol for you. Exercise Physiologist and…
31 Working Out According to Your Genetics with Ryan Hall
Jun 5, 2017 • 47 min
Joining The InForm Fitness Podcast is Exercise Physiologist and Certified Master Trainer, Ryan A. Hall. Ryan has over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Ryan’s Exercise and Genetic Variability Lecture formed the basis of Chapter 8:…
30 Best Selling Author Gretchen Rubin Discusses Improving Your Habits - Part 2
May 29, 2017 • 46 min
Best-selling author and longtime InForm Fitness client Gretchen Rubin joins us for Part 2 of our discussion regarding the process of developing healthy habits. If you are interested in losing some weight, gaining muscle, eating healthier, or even…
29 Best Selling Author Gretchen Rubin Discusses Improving Your Habits
May 22, 2017 • 30 min
Best-selling author and longtime InForm Fitness client Gretchen Rubin talks about her forthcoming book titled The Four Tendencies, Learn how to understand yourself better—and also how to influence others more effectively. In this episode, we will discuss…
28 The Psychology of the Trainer/Client Relationship
May 15, 2017 • 41 min
Inform Fitness Founder, Adam Zickerman, welcomes Clinical Psychologist and InForm Fitness Strength Training Instructor, Joshua Cagney to discuss the varied psychological and emotional aspects encountered by both clients and trainers and how high-intensity…
27 Leave a Review and Get a Free Training Session!
May 8, 2017 • 4 min
We want to reward you for listening to the InForm Fitness Podcast by offering a free training session at an InForm Fitness location nearest you plus an opportunity to qualify for an InForm Fitness Prize Pack. Earn one FREE SESSION when you leave a review…
26 Life Is An Interval Training Workout
May 1, 2017 • 45 min
Our guest here in Episode 26 is Dr. Martin Gibala, the author of the book, The One-Minute Workout, Science Shows a Way to Get Fit, Smarter, Faster, Shorter. Martin Gibala, Ph.D., is also a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster…
25 Adam’s 90 Day Transformation
Apr 23, 2017 • 36 min
Adam Zickerman discusses his 90-day journey of religiously dedicating himself to following a ketogenic diet here in Episode 25 of the InForm Fitness Podcast. Adam reveals the challenges of sticking to the ketogenic diet along with some misconceptions and…
24 Motion is Great Joint Lotion - Dr. Lou Fierro
Apr 17, 2017 • 27 min
You might recall in our last episode, Adam shared the very intimate details of his lifelong struggle with lower back pain and how he’s conquering it by combing slow motion, high-intensity strength training with a positive attitude. Here in episode 24, we…
23 Exercise - The Cure for Back Pain
Apr 10, 2017 • 22 min
As the Founder of InForm Fitness’ Power-of-10 Workout, Adam Zickerman makes the claim every day that InForm Fitness offers the safest, most efficient strength training program around. But Adam has a confession for InForm Nation. Adam suffered an injury…
22 The Secret Life of Fat with Dr. Sylvia Tara
Apr 3, 2017 • 33 min
The secret to losing 20 pounds? You have to work with your fat, not against it. Here in Episode 22 on The Inform Fitness Podcast, Adam Zickerman and his team are joined by biochemist and author of The Secret Life of Fat, Dr. Sylvia Tara. Dr. Tara explains…
21 Return of the Prodigal Client
Mar 27, 2017 • 31 min
After 9 years of slow motion, high intensity, strength training at InForm Fitness in Manhattan, client Hence Orme decided to change up his workout and leave InForm Fitness. After a year and a half away Hence decided to come back. Why did Hence leave…
20 Author Bill DeSimone - Congruent Exercise
Mar 20, 2017 • 85 min
Adam Zickerman and Mike Rogers interview author, weight lifter, and personal trainer Bill DeSimone. Bill penned the book Congruent Exercise: How To Make Weight Training Easier On Your Joints Bill is well known for his approach to weight lifting which,…
19 Training Styles and Motivational Factors
Mar 13, 2017 • 39 min
In Episode 19 Adam discusses his biggest surprise in how the fitness industry has changed since starting InForm Fitness almost 20 years ago. Following the IForm Fitness protocol, Adam, Mike, and Sheila share some of their individual techniques for…
18 Exercise: The Truth is in the Science
Mar 6, 2017 • 42 min
Here in Episode 18 Adam, Mike, Sheila, and Tim discuss the Time Magazine article titled, The New Science of Exercise. Does the information shared in this article line up with the high intensity training that is offered at Inform Fitness? Perhaps the truth…
17 Failure is the Only Option
Feb 27, 2017 • 47 min
What do you mean “failure is the ONLY option”? It’s a hard concept to grasp, but we are talking about muscle failure. Reaching muscle failure safely is scientifically proven to build muscle, burn fat, and to assist in rebooting your metabolism. In this…
16 Born This Way with Fitness Model Jay Vincent
Feb 20, 2017 • 31 min
Want to look like a fitness model? Well, we have some bad news for you. No matter how hard or how long you workout, if you don’t have the genes, it’s not going to happen. In this episode of the Inform Fitness Podcast, Adam Zickerman interviews Jay…
15 Adam in La La Land
Feb 12, 2017 • 57 min
A couple times a year Adam visits the Burbank/Toluca Lake Inform Fitness location. During his visit to La La Land in the holiday season of 2016, we set up our podcast studio in the lobby of Inform Fitness for our first ever, live, onsite podcast…
14 Adam Jams with Joanie from No Small Children
Feb 4, 2017 • 18 min
This podcast episode includes about a 10-minute interview between Adam and Joanie which basically recaps what we talked about in the last two episodes of The Inform Fitness Podcast. Then at the completion of the video a little magic happened. A relatively…
13 Fat Loss & Face Melting: Joanie’s Story Part 2
Jan 29, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode we’ll revisit Joanie’s amazing weight loss journey and of course, we’ll finally explain the title of this episode, Fat Loss and Face Melting. Here at the Inform Fitness Podcast we have the great privilege of announcing a major development…
12 Fat Loss & Face Melting: Joanie’s Story Part 1
Jan 29, 2017 • 24 min
InForm Nation member Joanie Pimentel, from the Los Angeles based rock band No Small Children, joins the Inform Fitness Podcast here in Episode 12. Joanie talks about her 2-year weight loss journey with Adam Zickerman’s Power of 10 that resulted in her…
11 Calm Down Ladies, You Won’t Bulk Up!
Jan 29, 2017 • 18 min
The number of women clients who express their fear of “bulking up” from doing strength training at Inform Fitness grows every day. Almost all the people who train at an Inform Fitness locations want to ‘tone up’ and create “long and lean” muscles. The…
10 “Stretching” the Truth
Jan 29, 2017 • 26 min
It’s almost sacrilegious to say you don’t need to stretch before a workout or a sporting event because it’s part of our culture. However, recent studies suggest that stretching does not improve performance, prevent injury or reduce soreness. Check out…
09 Turning Your Body into a Fat Burning Machine
Jan 27, 2017 • 18 min
Body fat is stored energy. And the body stores it because it doesn’t need it at that moment. So, what you have to try to do is get your body to utilize that fat. Ther are 3 pillars to enjoy the profound benefits of Power of 10. Adam Zickerman explains the…
08 The Cardio Conundrum
Jan 27, 2017 • 27 min
Can a strength training workout really take the place of a typical cardiovascular conditioning program? Adam Zickerman, the founder of Inform Fitness and the author of the New York Times best-selling book: Power of 10, explains the difference between…
07 Machines vs. Free Weights vs. Body Weight
Jan 27, 2017 • 21 min
In Episode 7 of the Inform Fitness Podcast, Adam Zickerman, Mike Rogers, Sheila Melody and Tim Edwards discusses the pros and cons of high-intensity strength training with free weights versus machine weights versus your own body weight. You will learn…
06 Benefits of High-Intensity Weight Training
Jan 26, 2017 • 22 min
Coming up in this episode we’ll weigh in on the immediate physiological benefits of high-intensity training. What is the difference between weight training and weight bearing exercises? And steady state exercise, what is it and how does it compare to…
05 Ken Hutchins - A Pioneer in Strength Training
Jan 26, 2017 • 20 min
In the last episode we discussed understanding failure. Reaching muscle failure in your workout to be more precise and by hitting muscle failure safely, you get a weeks’ worth of exercise in just one 20-minute session. In this episode Adam Zickerman…
04 High Intensity Training Defined
Jan 26, 2017 • 21 min
What exactly is high-intensity training? Is high-intensity training safe? In this episode we’ll hear from a longtime Inform Fitness client, who is 72 years old, describe the intensity of his slow motion strength training at Inform Fitness in Toluca Lake,…
03 The Importance of Building Muscle
Jan 26, 2017 • 20 min
This episode Adam discusses the importance of building muscle beyond just looking good at the beach or in a cocktail dress. You will learn about of the profound effects building muscles safely has on all the organs of your body. Some questions answered in…
02 Is Recreation Exercise?
Jan 26, 2017 • 23 min
The purpose of exercise is to build muscle as quickly and as safely as possible so you can live the life you want. So, does performing the physical activities you enjoy like hiking, cycling, playing basketball, golfing or gardening count as legitimate…
01 Adam, You Look Like Crap!
Jan 26, 2017 • 23 min
Welcome to the first episode of the InForm Fitness Podcast, 20 minutes with New York Times, best-selling author, Adam Zickerman and Friends. Inform Fitness offers life-changing, personal training with several locations across the U.S. Reboot your…