Category:  Fitness

A ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer–not Bob–comes out

Surprisingly, the first trainer to come out as any kind of L,G, B or T on "The Biggest Loser" isn’t Bob Harper. In a candid interview, it's Jillian Michaels who breaks the barrier.    READ MORE »

Stretching your way to better fitness

Stretching never seems to be at the top of anyone's list when they hit the gym. But follow a few simple principles and you'll soon discover the 10 to 15 minutes it adds to your workout pays dividends.    READ MORE »

Fitness  |  Sports

Using holiday eating to your body’s advantage

You know you want to do it. You know you're going to do it. It's what makes the holidays the holidays. Eating piles of holiday food will happen. Here’s how to do it free of guilt.    READ MORE »

Fitness  |  Sports

Triceps a key to building arms of death

When it comes to come-hither arms, don’t overlook your triceps. With a few simple principles and tips, you’ll be proudly crossing your arms in that tight T-shirt in no time.    READ MORE »

Building your way to muscular balance

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

If an imbalance exists between agonist-antagonist muscle groups, joint instability, muscular dysfunction, muscle weakness and increased risk of musculoskeletal pain and injury may result.

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Cycling your way into a triathlon

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Last week, we started your triathlon training with a discussion about swimming. Now we’ll finish up with some tips about cycling and you’ll be well on the way to training for your first triathlon. can get started on your way to your first triathlon.

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Your fitness can benefit from triathlon training

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

The triathlon has always been a popular sport. It’s showcased at the Olympics and it has an annual world-famous event, the Hawaii Ironman. Thousands of runners and other everyday athletes are recognizing the benefits of the total-body fitness program that triathlon training involves.

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Exercises to build your bootylicious factor

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

We’re all blessed with different body types. So some may think of their butt as a blessing, while others would argue it’s a curse. But let's work with what you’ve got and turn your butt into your sexiest and most beloved body part.

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Nutrition can make, break your fitness routine

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

A critical factor in any fitness routine is diet. Food, carbs and calories can undo the progress you make in the gym or help progress your routine even more. So consider these nutrition mistakes.

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Fly and pull your way to a bigger chest

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Last time, I worked through the first two exercises in a routine to make your chest bigger. Now I’ve got the next two pieces of the session. Use the entire routine and you could soon have the eye-catching, head-turning chest you’ve always wanted.

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New: Kristine W., Belmares, Bettis and more

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Sometimes, there is so much going on in gay Atlanta that the powers-that-be here at PQA get a little behind. Fear not, gentle reader, for we’re going to power through a few weeks of album releases to catch you up.

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A routine to make your chest bigger

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Over the next two weeks, I’ll be sharing a chest routine that should make you the shirtless envy of the dance floor or beach.

It’s a strong routine for boosting mass, shape and condition. The program works to develop the total package for a stronger and better-looking chest.

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Getting started with pedaling for fitness

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Thinking of trying cycling? Bicycle racing can provide an outlet for that competitive energy while providing a great focus for training, developing technical skills and a fun way to spend your free time.

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Build your way to bigger shoulders

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Building bigger shoulders is a balance between positioning, stress and overstressing the shoulder joint.

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You want fries with that?

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Picking a meal that fits your dieting routine can be fraught with problems. Eating out can make it even more difficult.

Who doesn’t like to eat out on occasion? We do it because we don’t feel up to cooking ourselves, we’re joining a social event or we want to try something different. There’s nothing wrong with that – eating out tends to be fun but it can complicate matters if your fitness routine includes a focus on what you eat as well as what you lift.

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Five exercises to make those abs pop

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

You want better abs, don’t you? Strength training is the best way to get there.

If you’re dropping weight, there’s nothing quite like ab muscle to highlight a new, leaner midsection. Although some people have more muscle building potential than others, there are some basic strength exercises to best address the major midsection muscles.

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The pool provides a perfect workout

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

With the arrival of warmer weather, gay pool parties are sure to follow.

To get in shape for putting that new square cut on display, try the water. Yes, that pool you'll spend the summer walking around while holding a cocktail can be the secret to your fitness success.

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Building bigger biceps requires variety

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Spend a few minutes inside a gym and it’s clear that gay men like working, touching and flexing their biceps. The ones who don’t just haven’t made theirs large enough to warrant a little worship.

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Exercise as a way to drop that blood pressure

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

If you’re concerned with your blood pressure, the first thing to do is consult with your doctor and listen to the advice dished out.

Most likely, you’ll be told to make some lifestyle changes such as eating a more nutritious diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits and grains while reducing fatty, high sodium and processed foods. Another recommendation will undoubtedly be to participate in a regular exercise program that could include walking or cycling.

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Your gym routine starts with breakfast

image Contributing blogger Troy Meyers is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioner with more than 10 years of experience. He owns Atlanta-based JockBoyLocker.com and contributes to the site’s Lockerroom Blog.

Now more than ever there are diets, theories, programs and ads for exercise equipment bombarding us every day.

But we -- that's a collective term for all Americans, not just those fit gay jocks and jockettes -- continue to grow fatter and fatter every year. Obesity is a major problem.

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