Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato

Joe Giandonato, MBA, MS, CSCS is the Manager of Health Promotion at Drexel University, where he oversees employee wellness and recreational programming. He leads Proactive Health, a multidisciplinary collaborative initiative comprised of fitness training, nutrition and massage therapy aimed at improving health and performance in multiple populations.

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Calculating Your One-Rep Max

The goal of any strength training program is to make you stronger. But you can never measure the effectiveness of your workouts unless you test your...

3 Common Causes of Weight Room Chest Pain

Chest pain is a symptom of an intense cardio workout. It can also interrupt your weight room training, in which case it's a lot scarier than a pound...

Benefits of the Decline Bench Press

Tucked away in the corner of your gym is the decline bench. This piece of equipment is rarely used for its intended purpose, often serving as a glor...

Why Crunches Alone Won't Burn Belly Fat

If you're trying to burn belly fat and tone your abs, it's almost guaranteed that you're performing Crunches. If you are, you are not alone. Many gy...

How to Fix Your Muscle-Building Workouts

A number of people seem obsessed in their pursuit of bigger muscles. Yet, often, muscle gains elude them. If you fall into this category, you are ...

Use Resistance Bands to Build a Bigger Bench

People take great pride in being able to bench 300, 400 and 500 pounds. If you are struggling to reach one of these milestones, try a performing a...

Creatine Supplements: Benefits, Concerns, Types and Dosage

Creatine is one of the most popular supplements among athletes. Why? It is one of the few supplements that has been scientifically proven to safely ...

A Dumbbell Chest Workout to Build Strength and Size

Ever hit the weight room to find all the benches occupied? Or maybe your partner never showed up to spot you? Fear not, because you can still get a ...

How to Prevent a Meniscus Injury

The ligaments are always mentioned during discussions of knee injuries. But other structures in the knee are also susceptible to injury. A study ...

Like to Bench? Do These Exercises to Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Venture over to your local gym on Monday evening and you might tap into the festivities surrounding what many coaches and trainers affectionately ...

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