Anthony Pomponio Set to Compete at the 2015 IWF Grand Prix China

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Anthony Pomponio’s Road to Rio continues as he makes game day preparations just 4 hours away from walking onto the international platform for the 2015 IWF Grand Prix held in Fuzhou, China.  This is Pomp’s 2nd international meet, and this one qualifies him for the Olympic Trials!  Anthony left the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO with his USA team mates and coach Zygmunt Smalcerz on Friday morning to travel to Fuzhou.  Since arriving, our 85kg national champion has posted several training videos (@arpomponio) on Instagram from the historic Fuzhou, Fujian training center in China. 


Anthony Pomponio is on a career defining winning streak as he has won several high caliber competitions including the 85kg weight class at the Pan American Games. More recently, Pomp was crowned National Champion when he took the podium with a breath holding first place finish in Texas.  Carr Cellular Fitness & Performance friends, family, and fans, lets continue to support and follow Pomp’s journey to the 2016 Olympics. Anthony will take the platform in just a few hours.  You can follow the schedule and watch him lift live on  I spoke to the champ moments ago, he’s excited, confident and ready to perform.  Goodluck Anthony Pomponio and Team USA!


Jason Carr

CARR Cellular Fitness & Performance takes a comprehensive approach to your fitness goals. There is nothing like this available on the market today, because what we offer can’t be bottled. We take an individual approach to your health goals by combining Physician input, cutting edge technology and the best possible supplements made.

Johnny Bernstein at the 2015 Olympia Physique Showdown

Johnny Bernstein at the 2015 Olympia Physique Showdown

Dear fitness enthusiasts, competitors and fans around the world,

Today, Thursday September 17, marks day one of Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance weekend of 2015, and local physique IFBB pro Johnny Bernstein was among the athletes checking in for competition last night. For those of you who don’t know, Joe Weider’s Olympia weekend is an international stage of competition which will host only elite athletes from a wide variety of sports from CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting, to bodybuilding, wrestling, martial arts and much more. This competition is held annually in Las Vegas, and you’re guaranteed to see top athletes from all around the world at this event. 

Johnny is originally from El Segundo, Calif., but has resided in La Quinta since 2005. He was a tri-sport athlete during high school, where he shined in football, baseball, and track. After high school, Johnny went to El Camino College to pursue his talents in football; it was then the young athlete learned his true passion was in the weight room.  

Johnny competed in his first physique show in 2013; his goal then was to have fun and perhaps showcase some of his hard work. Shortly after, Johnny says he “was bitten by the bug” and picked up again after a six month hiatus. Five months later, Johnny was an IFBB physique pro! 

Less than a year would go by before Johnny would win an Olympia qualifying show to make him eligible for this weekend’s prestigious competition. Johnny is 6’1 and competes at 185lbs. One thing that really distinguishes his success is his age. Johnny is the only 22 year old competing at the Olympia physique showdown. In this sport, muscle maturity is key, and it can take years to develop adequate muscle and symmetry to compete at this level. Johnny’s hard work, dedication and top notch coaching from Zero Gravity Fitness helps give him the edge to compete at a younger age, leaving him more years to build a name for himself in the sport. 

For those of you who don’t know Johnny personally, he takes his training very seriously, and the physique he reveals every time he’s on stage would suggest nothing less. Always growing, always after that perfect physique, Johnny attacks his weaknesses for every competition, and he impresses his fans, judges, and opponents during every competition. Carr Cellular Fitness is proud to support Johnny Bernstein this 2015 Olympia weekend, and we look forward to watching him compete. Pre-judging starts at 10:30am this Saturday. Good luck Johnny! 

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CARR Cellular Fitness and Performance will be a major corporate sponsor of the Lou Ferrigno Legacy down the road from our office in November!

CARR Cellular Fitness and Performance is proud to announce that we are major corporate  sponsors of the Lou Ferrigno Legacy competition to be held down the road from our office at the Aqua Client Casino November 20th and 21st! We are really excited to be a sponsor of this bodybuilding, fitness, and bikini competition for one of the biggest and most respected names in bodybuilding, Lou Ferrigno.

More details to follow, but plan on visiting our booths and meet our athletes, sample physician certified supplements, proteins, vitamins, pre-workout formulations, advanced body fat analysis,  and so much more! 


2014 American Open

Anthony Pomponio is bringing the gold medal from the 2014 American Open back to his new home at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado!  Anthony went 3 for 3 on his snatch and won the gold medal for that lift after hitting 153kg. Following the snatch, Pomponio earned a silver medal going 2 for 3 hitting both 170kg, 174kg, and missing his jerk at 178kg.  

Pomponio is ending the 2014 season with a competition personal record and the 2014 American Open Gold Medal! Congratulations Anthony Pomponio!  While this is the end of the year, it is just the start for this amazing athlete and his journey to the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Jason Carr

CARR Cellular Fitness & Performance takes a comprehensive approach to your fitness goals. There is nothing like this available on the market today, because what we offer can’t be bottled. We take an individual approach to your health goals by combining Physician input, cutting edge technology and the best possible supplements made.

Carr Cellular Fitness will be at the Arnold Sports Festival in March!

For the first time, Carr Cellular Fitness will be an exhibitor at the largest sports competition weekend in the world, The Arnold Sports Festival, the weekend of March 7th, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. We will  be demonstrating our advanced body fat analyzers, the Inbody 570's, showcasing our updated and improved supplement line  including our brand new pea proteins and latest arginine powders, and  unveiling an entirely new program related to hormonal evaluation for the masses. And one more thing-some of us will be competing - but more on that later...

So mark your calendar for the Arnold Sports Festival and click  below for more information on this exciting weekend. And if you go to the festival, make sure you stop by our booths, #1154 and #1156.

Tainted Supplements


"A 2011 investigation by the California firm Anti-Doping Research, for example, revealed that 10 products purchased from the popular online store contained illegal steroids that are known to have dangerous side effects such as liver toxicity (William Reed Business Media). A failed drug test can be devastating to an athlete and all parties involved, which is why it is critical to be informed prior to purchasing dietary supplements."


Kimberly Mueller & Josh Hingst. “The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements.” Human Kinetics, Inc. , 2013. iBooks. 

Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Exercise

What Does it Mean to Train?

The primary long term response that muscles make to increasing metabolic demands is to increase the number of mitochondria, the energy factories in each cell. This mitochondrial biogenesis occurs when exercise-induced cellular stress activates a substance known as  PGC-1alpha. This very important signal causes  reproduction of mitochondria, thus allowing the athlete to increase endurance and exercise performance. Mice with mutations allowing their cells to produce large amounts of PGC-1alpha become the Rich Fronings of the mice world, with little effort or training. 

Another very important cellular messenger  that stimulates mitochondrial biogenesis is nitric oxide (NO), produced when L-arginine combines with oxygen. NO production is increased dramatically in exercising muscle, resulting in increase blood flow by relaxing the smooth muscle in arteries. NO also has been shown to directly stimulate glucose uptake into muscle, the primary fuel burned during intense exercise. NO  has also been shown to be a direct and potent stimulator of PGC-1 alpha, the signal that causes more mitochondria to be synthesized.

In summary, when you train many things happen to improve your performance, but the most important adaptation, especially with endurance training (for example, running 100 meters or more) is increasing the number of mitochondria, a process facilitated by L-arginine.

I like to keep my patients' Vitamin D in the top third of the "normal" range. This, and many other studies, are validating the health benefits of this very important hormone, Vitamin D. The amount of vitamin D you take should be based on lab testing. If you are unable to get your vitamin D level checked, I recommend 5000 units daily (one of our capsules daily ) until you can get your levels checked. I like to keep most of my patients Vitamin D levels between 70-100, depending on their needs and other conditions.



Hey you guys.  I've been posting a lot about performance supplements, heavy lifting, showing off some cool gymnastics stuff and oly lifts. Recently, I've started following a high volume CrossFit training program by Invictus. I am BEAT UP. While I'll continue to intake supplements and eat correctly to meet the demands I'm placing on my body at the cellular level for performance, I personally forget and recently haven't emphasized the importance on what we can take to reduce inflammation.  2 things; 

FISH OIL, a supplement we are all familiar with, and less commonly thought about is TURMERIC. Here are some key points in choosing which supplements to buy. First, you want to make sure your fish oil is molecularly distilled. This  removes toxins during the capsulation process. This is extremely important because if our fish oil contains toxins, it will be counterproductive in the reason we are taking it, to reduce inflammation. 2nd tip, we want our turmeric to be standardized to contain 95% Curcumin, less than this will not be sufficient to have benefits. 

A daily recommended dose for these 2 supplements are 850mg of EPA/600mg DHA fish oil and minimally 3,000mg of turmeric.  We carry a product by Ortho Molecular called "InflammaBLOX" in the office, which meets these criteria guidelines.

For more information please visit our website or contact our office 760-548-0413

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It's here!

Our new L-Arginine arrived today! Still packing a whopping 7,000 mg of L-Arginine per scoop, the new improved taste needs to be experienced. For the first 100 containers sold, we are offering $10 off.  

We are in the final stages of completing our X-Cell formula, a loaded pre-workout formula.

Stay tuned for these and more exciting products form Carr Cellular Fitness!

L-Arginine 7000 mg per scoop with great new flavor!

Why We Use Medical Grade Raw Materials

We take an integrative approach to optimizing our health and performance, appreciating  that our body systems all work together and are affected by the food we eat, the toxins we encounter and the stress we face. And, of course, the aging process. Appropriate supplementation plays a major role in the success of our patients and athletes.  The  purpose of this post is to outline some key factors in choosing which supplements you should use to optimize your health and performance as well as demonstrate the importance of using medical grade supplements.

The choice of  raw materials we use to formulate our supplements is based on their effectiveness to improve our patients health and optimize levels supported by appropriate lab testing.  Our  supplements are chosen based on their purity, proven efficacy, and the years of experience working with our manufacturers. The products we choose are formulated to be safe and effective in order to enhance  our patients’ health as well as performance for those wishing to reach a new goal or compete in athletics. 

The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 ("DSHEA"), is a 1994 statute of United States Federal legislation which defines and regulates dietary supplements. Since it was enacted, this statute makes the supplement market mainly unregulated, without proof of effectiveness or safety needed to market a supplement, as well as dietary supplements being classified as foods instead of as drugs.

The British Medical Journal Medicine published a study on herbal supplements, showing that most  studied were of low quality, and up to a third did not contain the herb claimed at all.  Another  third of those studied contained unlisted substances.

In the US, the FDA estimates that 70% of the companies do not follow basic quality standards. In a recent 2013 study of Vitamin D by the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers  tested Vitamin D pills sold in stores found they contained from 9% to 140% of the doses listed on the labels.  Though none of the pills was likely to be dangerous, (in this case) some contained too little of the vitamin to effectively treat the deficiency.  

Our committed team of athletes, nutrition experts, and  medical doctor all play a role in researching companies to ensure our products are of the highest potency, using the best  US Pharmacopeia raw materials used whenever possible.  These materials are tested both in house by the manufacturer and using 3rd party validation.  Carr Cellular Fitness and Performance stands behind our Physician Certified seal to ensure the purity of high quality raw materials, label claims, and efficacy meet physician standards.

Get Ready!

With summer around the corner and Spring Break even closer, many work harder than ever to get ready for the beach.   High quality exercise performance typically yields results that look good, but results for your efforts won't be superior unless your body is optimized with the right nutrients.  At Carr Cellular Fitness and Performance, we support your efforts to perform and look your best. With L-Arginine to get the pump started, Carnitine andCoQ-10 to give you the essential energy source at the cellular level to keep you going, Opti-Cell to protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals, and our highly concentrated Omega-Cell to help relieve your body of pesky inflammation so you can train harder and improve your brain function, you’ll be primed better than ever for the season.

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We just purchased and received our brand new InBody analyzer, the InBody 570!

Carr Cellular Fitness is excited to announce we have just purchased one of the most sophisticated body analyzers available, and the only one available in our area! The InBody 570 by BioSpace measures not only total body fat, lean body mass, segmental lean body mass, and intracellular and extracellular water, but this latest upgrade now directly measures visceral fat, which surrounds and invades our internal organs.  Unlike other body impedance analyzers, the InBody uses only impedance directly acquired from each subject rather than relying on empirical estimations based on the averages of statistical data. To see how this advanced technology can help you, contact Jason at Carr Cellular Fitness.

Cost: $20.00 per analysis


For comparison with other technologies for body analysis, click link to read article in Shape magazine.

Article in Shape Magazine




Just over one month to the Mr. Olympia Competition in Las Vegas!

Looking forward to the Mr. Olympia Fitness and Performance weekend September 26-29th in Las Vegas! Besides the most regarded bodybuilding competition of the year with the best in the world competing for Mr. and Ms. Olympia, hundreds of athletes will be vying to win everything from Ms. Bikini to Crossfit and arm wresting competitions.