Monthly Archives: August 2011

My Brother’s Diet – Less Extreme Than Mine:)

Today’s blog is guest authored by my brother Chris.  If you missed the before and after pictures of him Saturday before last, please look under the category – Body Sculpting and Exercise – it’s titled – My Brother’s 9 Month … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder Why Steroids Didn’t Work For You?

First off, let me say, many more men have taken steroids than you would think.  I don’t know a single man who’s worked out for a lifetime and hasn’t tried them.  People you wouldn’t even imagine!  But for all who know exactly what … Continue reading

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Tips for Getting Started

For those just getting started – stop – plan your routine, plan your diet and most importantly, be honest and real with yourself in putting it all together.  Then put it on paper.  Don’t launch off half cocked. Start out slow!  Most … Continue reading

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The Greatest Medicine on Earth – Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used as a panacea for thousands of years, and I’ve personally seen it cure everything from poison ivy to my own skin cancer.  Hypocrites, the father of modern medicine prescribed it for every ailment.  And so did … Continue reading

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Aerobic verse Anaerobic Exercise

Most people don’t understand the difference, so here it is – Aerobic exercise is “sustainable over an extended period of time” because it involves a continual and adequate oxygen transfer.  This includes most sports.  Anaerobic exercise is more intense, and is NOT sustainable over … Continue reading

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Dealing with Burn Out

Several issues have been turning in my gut these past 8 weeks, so I’ve been running sprints every day to work off the anxiety, but now I’m having a hard time getting out of bed, and my motivation and strength are pathetic.  Truth … Continue reading

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A Shoulder Workout – To Mix It Up!

It’s always good to mix up your routine.  So here’s a comprehensive shoulder routine based on combination movements:  Sit on a gym chair and perform side lateral raises with dumbbells.  When you’ve reached failure, do not rest!  Immediately use those … Continue reading

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Think Outside the Box

When I was learning improvised explosive devices in the Navy, our instructor told us the first day, “When it comes to making bombs, the imagination of the terrorist is the only limit.”  And that’s true about everything in life.  Advances … Continue reading

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Here’s the skinny on EPO and Blood Doping

EPO, blood doping and oxygen deprivation are all attempts to increase blood volume by approximately one pint.  The theory is simple and sound:  More blood in the athlete means more blood to the muscles and greater oxygen to the muscles, thus greater endurance and performance.  It’s … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need Supplements?

Even the most diet conscious people have a difficult time getting their requisite vitamins, minerals and proteins, especially the active ones.  This is where supplements should come in, to augment and fill in those holes, but they should never be relied upon in lieu of a perfect diet.  … Continue reading

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