Interview with Fitness Specialist Fred Fornicola


Fred Fornicola is a Fitness Specialist and the owner of Fit by Fred in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Fred has been involved in the field of strength and fitness since 1976 and has authored hundreds of articles in numerous publications, including Coach and Athletic Director, Hard Gainer, and Master Trainer. Fred co-authored the book Dumbbell Training for Strength and Fitness with Matt Brzycki. Fred was also the editor-in-chief for Strength and Fitness for a Lifetime: How We Train Now.


Tom: Fred, you’re a club owner, author, former bodybuilder, and active sport participant. You’ve trained athletes and non-athletes from age eight to eighty. You’ve run the gamut of practical applications of exercise modes, prescriptions, and training schedules. What do you see as the three most prominent flaws of the average trainee?
Fred: The three prominent flaws that come to my mind immediately are:

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Tom Kelso is currently an Exercise Physiologist with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He also trains clients through Pinnacle Personal & Performance Training in Chesterfield, Missouri. For 23 years he was in the collegiate strength and conditioning profession, serving as the Head Coach for Strength and Conditioning at Saint Louis University (2004-2008), the University of Illinois at Chicago (2001-2004), Southeast Missouri State University (1991-2001), and the University of...Read more