Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Body Builders Next Door

When I lived in Imperial Beach, California (1994-1996), I was right on the beach, right next to World Gym, and right next door to some hardcore body builders.  I learned a lot from those guys – both what to do … Continue reading

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Anti-Estrogen Products

Today’s blog is based on a conversation regarding estrogen blockers.  The medical community has recently revised its thinking on anabolic effectiveness, focusing less on testosterone levels and more on LOW estrogen levels.  Adequate testosterone levels are still a requisite to … Continue reading

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Shaping and Developing the Shoulders

Shoulders determine a person’s symmetry – for beneath them, the hips, thighs and calves must all conform relative to them.  The shoulders also come into play with every upper body movement, and they have a greater range of motion than any other joint.  The shoulders are powerful, unique … Continue reading

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7 Proverbs 4 Mental Health

If a little is good – A lot will always be bad. The man who keeps his tongue – Will never find his ass flapping in the wind. Stick with the winners – Losers are contagious. Excuses are never acceptable – … Continue reading

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Good Sugars vs. Bad Sugars

They should have different words for good sugars and bad sugars, because the difference is like heaven and hell.  We desperately need the sugars from fruits and veggies.  These will never spike our blood sugar.  Processed sugars however have no … Continue reading

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What Additional Supplements Do I Need?

A correct diet should afford complete nutrition, with fish oil being the sole exception, but here are a few additionally recommend supplements:   DHEA – I believe everyone over 35 should be taking 100 mg a day.  DHEA regulates and supports … Continue reading

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Not Making Progress on Your Target Muscle?

When I’m trying to make progress on a specific muscle, I can go in one of two directions, either step up work on that muscle – by adding an extra workout per week – or adding sets – or I … Continue reading

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Free Movements are Best for Personal Training

I know a personal trainer with 25 years of experience who has a facility in his guest house, not with every machine found in Gold’s Gym, but certainly adequate for a comprehensive and “legitimate” workout.  Machines are severely limiting – and why have … Continue reading

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Mix Up Your Repetitions – Try Going High

I was speaking with a gentleman yesterday about his workout routine, which has been the same for years, and he was asking for something new but was unwilling to venture beyond the machines, so I only had one answer for him – mix up your … Continue reading

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Protein Powders – A Sugar Alternative

For those with a sweet tooth, many protein powders are a better alternative than sugar or honey, and its additional protein in your diet.  Muscle Milk, Syntha-6 and many other protein powders are quite tasty and use sweeteners which do not … Continue reading

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