Watch: M&F's Weekly Web Series 'Reps'

From training and diet tips, to stuff that'll make you do a double take, our new series is a raw take on everything fitness.

M&F Reps is a weekly web series featuring Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer and owner of NYC's Drive495 health club, Don Saladino.

FULL EPISODES of M&F REPS

Episode #041

Nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach Benjamin House explains how you can at times incorporate certain “taboo” foods like chips and candy alongside a consistent and balanced diet.

Episode #040

The co-founder of Precision Nutrition John Berardi explains in simple terms what diet will work best for you.

Episode #039

Celebrity trainer and coach Autumn Calabrese explains to M&F Reps her path to success in the fitness industry and tells the story of why she didn’t make a recent magazine cover.

Episode #038

Strength & Conditioning Specialist Jason Glass explains why he refuses to prescribe the two popular strength moves to his clients and shares the variations he instead chooses for them.

Episode #037

Dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg tells celebrity trainer Don Saladino and executive editor Zack Zeigler some simple tips for maintaining optimal skin care.

Follow Dr. Gary Goldenberg on Instagram.

Episode #036

On this week’s Reps, powerlifter and strength coach Dr. Jordan Shallow, D.C., tells celebrity trainer Don Saladino and executive editor Zack Zeigler his most terrifying travel experience, his thoughts on CBD, and who he despises most in the industry.

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Episode #035

Find out how Brett Bartholomew went from being put in a cardiac arrest ward as a teen to becoming a top-tier performance coach. Bartholomew tells celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler how he overcame his near-death experience, and how he preps the athletes he trains.

Follow Brett Bartholomew on Twitter.

Episode #034

This week on the Muscle & Fitness podcast, Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler speak with the head of athletic performance and science for the Irish Rugby Football Union Nick Winkelman, about his days at EXOS, the use of wearable technology, and measuring performance of the Irish rugby players.

Follow Nick Winkelman on Twitter.

Episode #033

This week on the Muscle & Fitness podcast, Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler speak with NormaTec’s CEO, Gilad Jacobs and break down the benefits of compression gear, cold-tub recovery, and managing blood flow to perform optimally.

Episode #032

This week on the Muscle & Fitness podcast, Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler speak with two-time World Series champion Aubrey Huff tells Muscle & Fitness about his alcohol and Adderall abuse, steroid use, and how he now feels in better shape since retiring from baseball.

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Episode #031

This week on the Muscle & Fitness podcast, Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler speak with sleep expert Brandon Marcello about factors affecting sleep, tips for improving sleep, and the truth about wearable technology.

Follow Brandon Marcello on Twitter.

Episode #030

This week on the Muscle & Fitness Podcast, M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino speak with former powerlifter and professional sports consultant J.L. Holdsworth about the benefits of Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR), his program designed to refresh your body’s harmful compensation patterns. We also discusses the infinite athletic benefits of allowing your child to play multiple sports, and overcoming anger issues.

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Episode #029

This week on the Muscle & Fitness Podcast, M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino speak with Dr. Natalie Azar about the field of Rheumatology, how millennials are changing healthcare, and how to train with an injury.

Follow Dr. Natalie Azar on Twitter and Instagram.

Episode #028

This week on the Muscle & Fitness Podcast, M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino speak with sprint coach Derek Hansen about his experience preparing athletes for the NFL Scouting Combine.

Follow Derek Hansen on Twitter.

Episode #27

This week on the Muscle & Fitness Podcast, M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino speak with strength and conditioning coach Ethan Grossman about his aspirations to become a bodybuilder. Ethan breaks down his training program, including everything from the workouts he chooses to his daily macros and calorie needs.

Episode #026

This week on the Muscle & Fitness Podcast, M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler sits down with the CEO of WHOOP, Will Ahmed, to talk about WHOOP and how it can help anyone from a professional athlete to the average person better understand their body and optimize human performance.

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Episode #025

This week on the Muscle & Fitness Podcast, M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity coach Don Saladino speak with Strength and Conditioning Specialist Kara Kilian Lazauskas about her career and the process of Muscle Biopsying.

Follow Kara Kilian Lazauskas on Instagram.

Episode #024

This week on the Muscle & Fitness podcast, M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino and speak with hormonal health expert Ali Gilbert about testosterone replacement therapy and the lifestyle choices required to achieve optimal levels of testosterone naturally.

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Episode #023

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler talk with Dr. Jeff Spencer about his time as an Olympian, his experience working with Lance Armstrong, and his model for goal achievement.

Episode #022

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler talk with Mark Fisher, creator of Mark Fisher Fitness, to discuss his company as well as his unique approach towards group fitness classes.

Check out the Mark Fisher Fitness Website: Mark Fisher Fitness

Follow Mark Fisher on Instagram: MFFClubhouse.

Episode #021

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler sit down with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon to discuss the link, or lack thereof, between protein consumption and cancer, veganism, and the difference between protein sources.

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Episode #020

At age 17 Brooklyn-born Garrison Redd was shot and paralyzed from the waist down. Rather than discourage him, his injury turned him into a different man: a Team USA Paralympic powerlifter, TEDx Speaker, model, and an advocate for disabled rights. He is currently training for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and can lift more than you, punk.

Donate to Help Garrison Compete in the World Championships in Kazakhstan: GoFundMe

Follow Garrison on Instagram, and find out more on Garrison's Website

Episode #019

This week on the Muscle & Fitness Podcast Reps, M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino sit down with Dr. Pat Davidson—an exercise physiologist, author, and strength and conditioning coach—to discuss his background and concepts in movement variability.

Follow Dr. Pat on Instagram, and find out more on Dr. Pat's Website.

Episode #018

This week on Muscle & Fitness Podcast Reps, celebrity trainer Don Saladino and Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler sit down with chiropractor, powerlifter, and strength coach Jordan Shallow (The Muscle Doc) to discuss the importance of stability. Jordan Shallow is the co founder of Pre-Script, an online fitness program that focuses first on attaining stability and mobility making strength attainable.

Episode #017

This week on Muscle & Fitness Podcast Reps, celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler discuss the potential side effects of the RF radiation emitted by bluetooth and other wireless devices.

Episode #016

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler talk about the potential benefits of weighted blankets, new federal rules on school lunches, and a study that claims many children are drinking more soda and sugary drinks over water.

Episode #015

On this episode, celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler explain how to be a good spotter in the gym, share some useful techniques for stress management, and discuss their experiences in therapy.

Episode #014

Celebrity Trainer Don Saladino joins M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler discuss the realities of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), the current possibility of Spartan Race becoming an Olympic sport, and why bodybuilding deserves to be called a sport.

Episode #013

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler sit down with special guest Tero Isokauppila, founder of Four Sigmatic, a company specializing in mushroom-based powders, coffees, and other beverages. The three discuss Tero’s background, his company, and the many benefits people have claimed to experience from drinking mushrooms.

Episode #012

On this week’s episode of M&F Reps, celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler discuss if our food is getting dirtier? Is toxic burden to blame for your struggles with weight loss? Do mindfulness techniques really help a person become more aware and grounded? And special guest and professional bodybuilder Ben Pakulski.

Episode #011

On this week’s episode of M&F Reps, celebrity trainer Don Saladino and M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler discuss if the Smith machine worthwhile, Punch Out!! and other old-school Nintendo games, why you should consider changing training programs you read in M&F, and more.

Episode #010

Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino rip through a handful of topics during this episode of M&F Reps, including the fallout from the 2019 Arnold Classic, the freakish strength of Stefi Cohen and Hafþór Björnsson, the beauty of 'Punch-Out' on the NES, and more!

Episode #009

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino and Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler answer audience questions and riff on everything from Don's bad mood to snide social media commentators to choosing the right diet and fitness goals to kettlebell training for beginners.

Episode #008

Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino riff on Britany Dawn's social media apology (she reportedly sold fitness and diet programs online that weren't personalized or just never delivered the goods); phony social media influencers who pose as personal trainers and coaches; the "if it fits your macros" diet plan, and more!

Episode #007

Muscle & Fitness magazine editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino dig through topics such as daily life as a celebrity trainer, whether information overload creates chaos in the fitness industry, best barbells for home gyms, why your high-intensity group class might be BS, and more!

Episode #006

M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer and Drive495 health club owner Don Salatino: Is Don on juice, the worst question to ask a coach or trainer, what causes people to quit their training goals, Zack nearly makes Don throw up by testing celery juice, the Ronnie Coleman Netflix, and more!

Episode #005

Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler and celebrity trainer Don Saladino rip through a handful of topics during this episode of M&F Reps, including Ambien hangovers, the dangers of steroid use, why people hate cardio (and how to fix it), and more!

Episode #004

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino (@donsaladino) — the dude who trains Ryan Reynolds, David Harbour, and more! — and Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler (@zraz) discuss fitness tips for beginners, how to stay motivated and achieve success, and how to make lasting, healthy changes.

Episode #003

M&F Reps, Muscle & Fitness executive editor Zack Zeigler (@zraz) and celebrity trainer Don Saladino (@donsaladino) dissect why people are so quick to bail on their goals and how you can adopt a pragmatic approach to avoid being one of 'em.

Episode #002

M&F Executive Editor Zack Zeigler (@zraz) and celebrity trainer Don Saladino (@donsaladino) talk exercise selection, engage in a debate about the benefits of group fitness, how to spot bad trainers, and who is at fault — the client, the coach, or both — when a noob hobbles out of an exercise class injured.

Episode #001

M&F Reps, featuring Zack Zeigler (@zraz), the bearded dude who runs Muscle & Fitness, and trainer/coach Don Saladino (@donsaladino), owner of Drive495 gym in NYC and the bearded dude who trains Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Liev Schrieber (Ray Donovan), David Harbour (Hellboy) and lots of other attractive famous people.

PARTIAL REPS (AKA CLIPS):

How Sebastian Stan Trained to Become The Winter Soldier in the Marvel Films

The Dangers of Steroid Use

Why Going Super Heavy Isn't Always Necessary

M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler asks celebrity trainer Don Saladino if he's an "enhanced athlete" or natural.

Fitness Coach Versus Social Media Phony Coach

How Fitness Rookies Can Dominate Their Goals

How to stay motivated and achieve success, and how to make lasting, healthy changes.

Trap Bar? EZ Curl Bar? What's the Best Home Gym Barbell For a Home Gym?

M&F executive editor Zack Zeigler has just enough room to add a bar to his home gym, but a standard Olympic barbell is too big. His buddy and celebrity trainer Don Saladino helped him settle on the best barbell for his home gym.

Kettlebell Swings: Hardstyle KB Swing vs GS KB Swing

Yeah, we know the guy in the photo looks like he's going to the bathroom while he's kettlebell swinging, but stick with us. The explanation is better than the photo … we hope.

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