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Monday, 8 September 2014

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Friday, 2 May 2014

The Origin of "DO YOU EVEN LIFT ?"

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“Do You Even Lift?” (DYEL) is a condescending expression used on bodybuilding and fitness forums to question the legitimacy of someone’s fitness expertise or weight lifting routine. Similar to other interrogatives like “U Mad?” or“U Jelly?”, the phrase is mainly used to aggravate another user during arguments about physical fitness.

Origin

On February 16th, 2002, Body Building forums member squirrel submitted a post asking how to work a specific arm muscle. In the thread, forum user bubbaT responded with, “yo’all better shut ya fukin mouth yo bee-yotch,” to which user Chris C replied “do you even lift?”

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On March 20th, 2004, user danh of the weight lifting enthusiast Testosterone Nation forums submitted a post titled “do you even lift?”, which asked the members of the off topic section several questions about their lifestyle. On February 24th, 2006, BodyBuilding forums member HmongKing asked “do you even lift?” while criticizing another member’s abdominal fitness expertise. On March 28th, 2007, Body Building forums member NINEZeRO used the expression in an argument about the weight lifting ability of mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Focus


The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

There is no reason to be alive if you can't do a DEADLIFT -1005 Lbs ~Jón Páll Sigmarsson


The Kiss Up ~ Sölvi Fannar Viðarsson



He was born on the 26th of April, 1971 - in the home of a midwife in the little town of Kópavogur in Iceland. His father (still) a musician as well as a carpenter and his mother working three jobs when Sölvi was born. It is not uncommon in Iceland to have more than one job.

He was an international fitness (head) judge for over a decade, often MC-ing at the same time, until he had to give it up for his acting and writing career.

As a baby, if he had enough food, Sölvi was quiet but started walking and speaking relatively early and some say he has not stopped since. As such he is sought after as a lecturer and public speaker, speaking on public health, functional medicine, communication, lifestyle changes for children, teenagers, adults and the elderly as well as other topics.

Growing up he loved reading books, one might even use the word devoured, and has over the years developed a diverse knowledge base but as a kid did not like any form of exercise.
At the ripe age of nine he had a life changing experience while sitting on the fence outside his school eating his two sandwiches (that he made with lots of jam and cheese, accompanied by his favorite richly flaovored chocolate milk, i.e. not very healthy) - while all the other kids were playing football, dodge-ball or similar. He was approached by a girl, a classmate of his, who just stood there watching him eat. He found it uncomfortable so he made a caveman-like-grunt, since his mouth was full of food, and gestured towards her: "what do you want?" She stood there for a few more moments then said: "You will probably be the first one in the class to GROW BREASTS."
That was the start of Sölvi's athletic career. The week after his classmate made him aware that he was borderline obese he decided to do something about it and since his only idol (ever) is Bruce Lee he started doing Karate. But just to be sure he also started doing Judo.
He has since done martial arts more or less and has proved that it is a great way to stay fit and enjoying it at the same time. He has competed in Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do and participated in several other disciplines, among them some to learn using weapons.
He has also taught many the basics of self defense, a subject he knows firsthand after starting street fighting as a troubled youth at age 14. Hard to believe when witnessing his almost Zen'esque manner today. Not surprisingly, Taoism comes naturally to Sölvi, although he adheres as much to the other major philosophies.
He got into modeling at the age of sixteen and had a modeling contract in Milan by the age of 18. It was always his intention to first start modeling and from there go into acting but already as a boy he got to know film making, his mother had some small parts in different Icelandic films, he got his first part at the age of 12 (Atómstöðin) and there his lifelong love relationship with filmmaking began.
His father was one of the first in Iceland to get a VCR and a video camera and they were used to make all kinds of material, honing the seemingly innate acting skills.
When he was 19, Sölvi learned that he was about to become a father. That made he re-think his way of life and for the next 20 years he devoted most of his time to his three children as well as (more steady) work being a health professional, personal trainer, writer, lecturer and public figure, although he still did some small parts, to satisfy his passion for filmmaking.
A few years ago, when his, then, 12 year old daughter called him up to ask him how things were going he said everything was going fine. But when he started asking her about her sports, music, school, friends, etc. she swiftly replied: "Dad, I just called to say hi."
Something happened inside him and instinctively he knew somehow that now, finally, was the time for him to pursue his passion as an actor full force. The next day he saw an ad - called in and booked an audition for acting school and only two days later he got in.
His first international part was in a Swedish film called Zone 261, where he managed to get Fredrik Hiller, the director and scriptwriter to change his already magnificent script; so Sölvi's character became: Egill Sturlaugsson, Team Leader of the Icelandic Viking Squad (based on the nickname "Víkingasveitin" for Icelands Elite Anti-Terrorism Unit).
Sölvi Fannar is the author of "Quid Custodeum Ipsos Custodes" - the first in a series of (fictional) books about the Viking Squad. As well as several other books he has written.
"Quid Custodeum Ipsos Custodes" will be published at the same time of Zone 261's premier in the autumn/fall, 2014.


Sölvi Fannar is an actor, entrepreneur, health professional, writer, poet and athlete, dancer and musician. He has mastered several different sports, winning medals in ballroom- to breakdance to martial arts and gymnastics to the Scottish Highland Games, yes in a kilt.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

FRANK ZANE A.K.A. THE CHEMIST

The 70's was the golden era of bodybuilding, it was a the massive explosion of interest in bodybuilding, and it's domination by beasts and hulks such as Sergio Olivia and Bill Pearl, and an ever growing neophyte, Arnold Schwarzenegger, but frank was focusing on the aesthetics, while his doing the vacuum pose and letting people astonished, that this is when Frank Zane came upon the muscle molding scene and began to topple the giants. A well-educated, intelligent and articulate man, being a superb spokesman for bodybuilding, a sport always fighting it's corner for recognition that is all too often let down by it's image of being just a pursuit for muscle-headed morons, and those with self interest at heart. It's true that Frank's esoteric beliefs made some uncomfortable and has left him very misunderstood. But time has proven his theories and ideas of the body/mind link (Mens Sana In Corpore Sano). Training was then, and still is, in the forefront of workable systems for true health and fitness.

Frank Zane is living proof that sensible and scientific bodybuilding works and brings lasting benefits, without the need to resort to artificial aids, or drugs.  

Proportion was Frank's main goal, he was a sculpture of a human physic. Frank weighed, at his best, in the region of 190-200 lbs., at 5 ft 9 ins.  He prefers the word proportion to symmetry, arguing that no mortals are symmetrical.  Frank always worked for proportionate development, e.g., not over-developing thighs at the expense of poor calves.  Frank once said, "I have always kept an eye on the total picture and have been aware of my weak points.  I ask myself every year, what do I need to work on this year."  
Frank always attempted to make his poses look more interesting and he developed the ability to sustain a pose for a full minute without moving, i.e., hitting a shot and then maintaining it.  A perfectionist, he always demanded first class audio and visual presentation, i.e. optimum staging saying, "If you want bodybuilding to look good to the public, you have to put on a good show, i.e. first class staging and sound."  

In a virtual lifetime of training Frank Zane has obviously used almost every exercise, set and system known, keeping a diary throughout his life so that he knows just what does work for him personally. Then and now, he relied a lot on instinct; rarely limiting himself to certain sets or reps. Frank doesn't believe in constantly changing exercises just for the sake of it. He has discovered, through a lifetime of experience, that drawing from about 70 exercises or so, has provided him with the best workouts. He still uses an average of 10 reps with only brief rests in between sets. All exercises receive full concentration, often via slow movements, without any cheating.  


Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Power

To achieve the physic you always wanted you need two main things; the power of sacrifice and the power of commitment 


In the world we live in today, nothing is free. To get things you need to sacrifice others. The kind of life you will get is only as good as what you are able to leave today, because what it is crucial for you in your current situation may be curving your progress. Read More


 The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.--Vince Lombardi
What this quote means, is that everyone will get a life that reflects his amount of commitment to the idea of excellence. You may have the creative idea or  the perfect project, yet if you are not committedto the plans, you will make nothing but an average career. Read More

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

How To Lose Body Fat For Women


The first choice for a woman to do is to go to one of the weight loss camps, but not every girl or woman can do that, so here is a plan to how lose fat and be fit.There is a lot of choices when it comes to diets, and you will try every one of them and after a while you will be like "well it ain't working for me", you will waste your time and maybe get fat or even have a lack of some substances in your system, and it is impossible to come up with a diet that could work for everyone, so your chances to lose weight following a diet are weak. The best way to get a 100% body transformation, is to come up with your own diet, nobody can understand your body but you. When some hot shot invents a diet program, you will never find the inconveniences, they will show you some folks' testimonies about how fast they lost weight, and that's the best way to proceed with,DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE.

PLAN
  • Choose the main foods your body needs daily 
  1. Protein : Chicken, Turkey, Fish, (red meat once a week)
  1. Carbs : Rice, Oats, (Potato not daily)
  1. Fruits
  1. Milk
  1. Eggs ( from 1 to 10 daily, depend if you want to lose weight or gain muscles) 
  •  Go to the gym, if you can't, or have some physical issues, practice another sport, or just walk daily.

Calculations   



Don't ignore your daily intakes, you have to balance the energy you consume and the energy your body burns, INPUT-OUTPUT~1


Turkey - 44% protein - 9% fat
Chicken - 40% protein - 13% fat
Rice - 7% protein - 2% fat - 20% carbs
Potato - 3% protein - 14% carbs
Eggs - 9% protein -8% fat

Click here Understand more about the Caloric Deficit 

How to calculate the inputs and the outputs ?
You go to this link http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm it has all the variables you need to know about calories, and you can calculate your daily intake of calories then you can balance your outputs and inputs


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First Ever Mr. Olympia Larry Scott Passes Away



It’s difficult in this day and age to communicate how massive a star Larry Scott was to the bodybuilding community of the 60's. He represented the popularity and acclaim of Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman and Dorian Yates rolled into one. By the eve of the initial Mr. Olympia staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1965 Scott was to bodybuilding what The Beatles were to popular music. As he came onstage the audience went nuts. They stomped their feet, some stood on their seats. A 13-year-old Lou Ferrigno, watching proceedings open mouthed, swears he had never seen anything like if before or since. As if to anoint his king like status Larry received a crown for his win. (There was no prize money: In 1966 he received $1,000 but no crown.)
Although he competed at just under 200 pounds Larry Scott was huge. In the 60's the whole bodybuilding public loved Larry Scott and we would stare in awe at magazine photos of his physique – particularly those arms – and follow his routine religiously rep for rep, if not pound for pound. He was so revered that the version of Preacher Curls he preferred were named “Scott Curls”.

Larry Scott retired after the 1966 Olympia and became active in the Mormon Church and moved to Salt Lake city with his wife and they eventually had five children. There was an ill-fated attempt to return to competition when he placed 9th at the 1979 Canada Diamond Cup, but he remained a welcome visitor at many bodybuilding contest and events. He launched a mail order business selling his courses, which flourished, and probably his last public appearance was at the Masters World in December 2011, promoted by Jarka Schneider in Miami, where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award.It’s often said in obituaries that no one ever said a bad word about the deceased but in Larry’s case it appears to be true. He was a true gentleman, devoid of conceit or posturing. He was the Golden Boy of a Golden Era, and the burning light of that goldenest inspired countless multitudes, and will never fade. Larry Scott’s legacy and life’s achievements will never die as long as weights are lifted, and he will forever be remembered and celebrated as the first Mr. Olympia. Rest in Peace Mr. Scott.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

A Number That May Not Add Up ~ New York Times

In July 1998, the National Institutes of Health changed what it means to be overweight, defining it as a body mass index of 25 or greater for adults. The cutoff had been 28 for men and 27 for women, so suddenly about 29 million Americans who had been considered normal became overweight even though they hadn't gained an ounce.
The change, based on a review of hundreds of studies that matched B.M.I. levels with health risks in large groups of people, brought the country in line with definitions used by the World Health Organization and other health agencies. But it also prompted many to question the real meaning of B.M.I. and to note its potential drawbacks: labeling some healthy people as overweight or obese who are not overly fat, and failing to distinguish between dangerous and innocuous distributions of body fat.
More recent studies have indicated that many people with B.M.I. levels at the low end of normal are less healthy than those now considered overweight. And some people who are overly fat according to their B.M.I. are just as healthy as those considered to be of normal weight, as discussed in a new book, “The Obesity Paradox,” by Dr. Carl J. Lavie, a cardiologist in New Orleans, and Kristin Loberg.
Unlike readings on a scale, B.M.I. is based on a person’s weight in relation to his height. It is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared (or, for those not metric-savvy, weight in pounds divided by height in inches squared and the result multiplied by 703).
According to current criteria, those with a B.M.I. below 18.5 are underweight; those between 18.5 and 24.9 are normal; those between 25 to 29.9 are overweight; and those 30 and higher are obese. The obese are further divided into three grades: Grade 1, in which B.M.I. is 30 to 34.9; Grade 2, 35 to 39.9; Grade 3, 40 and higher.
Before you contemplate a crash diet because your B.M.I. classifies you as overweight, consider what the index really represents and what is now known about its relationship to health and longevity.
The index was devised in the 1830s from measurements in men by a Belgian statistician interested in human growth. More than a century later, it was adopted by insurers and some researchers studying the distribution of obesity in the general population. Though never meant to be an individual assessment, only a way to talk about weight in large populations, B.M.I. gradually was adopted as an easy and inexpensive way for doctors to assess weight in their patients.
At best, though, B.M.I. is a crude measure that “actually misses more than half of people with excess body fat,” Geoffrey Kabat, an epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has noted. Someone with a “normal” B.M.I. can still be overly fat internally and prone to obesity-related ills.
Calling B.M.I. an imperfect predictor of a person’s health risks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions doctors against using it as a diagnostic tool.
For one thing, body weight is made up of muscle, bone and water, as well as body fat. B.M.I. alone is at best an imprecise measure of how fat a person may be. When Arnold Schwarzenegger was Mr. Universe, his B.M.I. was well in the obese range, yet he was hardly fat.
Another problem: the distribution of excess body fat makes a big difference to health. Those with lots of abdominal fat, which is metabolically active, are prone to developing insulin resistance, elevated blood lipids, high blood pressure, diabetes, premature cardiovascular disease, and an increased risk of erectile dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease.
But fat carried in the hips, buttocks or thighs is relatively inert; while it may be cosmetically undesirable, it is not linked to chronic disease or early death.
Furthermore, a person’s age, gender and ethnicity influence the relationship between B.M.I., body fat and health risk. Among children, a high B.M.I. is a good indicator of excess fat and a propensity to remain overly fat into adulthood. But for an elderly person or someone with a chronic disease, a B.M.I. in the range of overweight or obesity may even be protective. Sometimes — after a heart attack or major surgery, for example — extra body fat can provide energy that helps the patient to survive. An added layer of fat can also protect against traumatic injuries in an accident.
On average, women have a higher percentage of body fat in relation to total weight than do men, but this does not necessarily raise their health risks. And African-Americans, who tend have heavier bones and weigh more than Caucasians, face a lower risk to health even with a B.M.I. in the overweight range.
Physical fitness, too, influences the effects of B.M.I. In an editorial in JAMA last year, Dr. Steven B. Heymsfield and Dr. William T. Cefalu of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., noted that “cardiorespiratory fitness” is an independent predictor of mortality at any level of fatness.
While experts continue to debate whether a person can be “fit and fat,” Keri Gans, a dietitian in New York and former spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, points out thatphysical activity and a healthy diet tend to offset the risks of being overweight.
“You don’t need to be thin to be fit,” she said. At any weight, fitness can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or high blood pressure.
At the other end of the weight spectrum, people with a low-normal or below-normal B.M.I. (less than 18.5) face a different set of health risks. They may lack sufficient reserves to survive a serious health problem, and they are prone to osteoporosis, infertility and serious infections resulting from a weakened immune system.
Last year a widely publicized meta-analysis covering more than 2.88 million people and 270,000 deaths found that those whose B.M.I. indicated they were overweight and those with Grade 1 obesity were not at a greater risk of death than those in the normal range. And a new analysis of 32 studies by researchers in Australia concluded that for older people, being overweight did not increase mortality, but the risk rose for those at the lower end of normal, with a B.M.I. of less than 23.

For Alternative to B.M.I., Start With a Tape Measure

Although B.M.I. is a reasonable measure of fatness for the average sedentary person, there are several potentially more accurate methods. But doctors rarely use them because they are more time-consuming and thus more costly, and some require equipment rarely found in medical offices.
The simplest is a tape measure around the waist and hips. Divide the waist measurement by the hip measurement; a result above 0.9 for men or 0.85 for women indicates abdominal obesity and an elevated health risk.
Almost as simple is a skin-fold caliper, used to measure fat beneath the skin. It updates the old pinch at the waist; more than an inch between the fingers, and you’re too fat.
A more sophisticated measurement, called bioelectric impedance analysis, uses a special scale that measures resistance to the flow of an electric current to estimate fat-free body mass and body fat percentage. Its accuracy depends on how much water you retain in your body.
The so-called gold standard of body fat measurement, hydrostatic weighing, takes about half an hour, costs up to $150, and involves being weighed while submerged in a tank of water.
Finally, a DEXA scan, like that used to measure bone density, improves on the accuracy of water weighing. It divides the body into fat and fat-free tissue, and can analyze the distribution of body fat.

(BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Is It Possible to Make Gains Without Using Pills or Injections

The changes happening upon social habits are becoming dangerous every day, for example, a lot of people can't fight a sore throat without antibiotics, dry eyes requires drugs, RLS (Restless leg syndrome) needs drugs, and so on so forth, don't get me wrong, i respect the science and what pharmaceutic researches reach until now, however there is some drawbacks, when people get hooked to drugs and use them to solve any health problem, that will lead to a mutation, if it's not already happened. Nowadays, a lot of youngsters and even elders don't believe that being lean and muscular can be done with a natural way, especially that today obesity is officially a disease, and they get hit by ads about how to fight it, DRUGS, DIETS, 200 $ training programs, while the solution is pretty simple, MOVE YOUR BODY FROM POINT A TO POINT B, AND LIFT THE WEIGHT FROM POINT A TO POINT B MULTIPLE TIMES, but the ads are more powerful than that, and that leads us to the mental state of an individual, it's saturated by to much information about how it's impossible to get lean and fit without drugs, and the most important thing, in every ad you will find the word "FAST", they assure you that you will lose fat and get lean in several weeks, all that raise a very important question, do people have any belief at all in the capabilities of the human body anymore ? my humble opinion, in most cases no, and it's getting worse every time they propose a new product. Every dude want to get big and strong and every girl want to get lean and fit, but in most cases with using all kinds of supplements and sometimes serious drugs, but the real danger lay in using fake drugs, without any knowledge, people attempt to inject themselves at home, and of course the result can be very unpleasant. Even though people were doing that for many decades before steroids were being used, the current generation is mostly convinced that their bodies aren't capable of any improvement without a pill or an injection.


Saturday, 12 April 2014

How To Get Broad & Wide Back

Getting broad shoulders and back is very easy, especially for men, because we are what we are, that's how our bodies are made, where the male have a broad thick physic. However, lately there is a lot of changes happening, like weak diets, lack of movement, weak mentality ... so on and so forth, thus we find "men" with a weak narrow back, they can even have wider hips that their shoulders. The shape and the structure of bones differ from one person to another, still, a homosapien have broad shoulders and back by default, so building some muscles on that broad shape must be easy, - i don't take time as a variable, so when i say it's easy to do something, it may take years to do it - following the proper exercises, and doing them with a proper form is more than enough to reach your goals, so here is how i did developed my back and still developing it :

DEADLIFTS : They are a must, if there is no deadlift in your program, then you will not stick longer enough to reach your ultimate goal, and if you are a anti-deadlift individual, GTFO now. Your posture is the key for having a strong healthy back, and correcting/maintaining a good posture it's done by deadlifts, there is no alternative, even if you have a back injury, don't use it as an excuse, because you can do deadlifts with an empty bar.

ROWS : All kind of rows are good, for me i prefer the barbell row, but you can choose the kind of row where you feel strong while doing it with a perfect form, and stick with it until you master it.

LEGS : WTF HASS! we are talking about back not legs. Believe it or not, if you have weak legs you will never reach your full potential when it comes to your upper body development, it's very simple, without a strong foundation you can't build anything, so don't skip your leg day, and do those heavy squats please. 

Here is a training program for the back as an example, it's modifiable by adding or replacing an exercise by another of your favorite, but the deadlift is a constant :

Deadlift : 5 SETS / 4-8 REPS
Barbell Rows : 3 SETS / 6-8 REPS
Pull Ups : 2 SETS / 10-12 REPS
One Arm Dumbbell Row : 1 SET / 20 REPS (super heavy dumbbell but never go above your capacity)
Rowing Machine  : 2 SETS / 8-10 REPS (Narrow grip)

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Diet’s Link to Longevity

A lot of research groups are trying to discover the secret of longevity (immortality), an article was published in The New York Times discussing a study about this subject, where two research groups set out in 1987 to answer a tantalizing question: Could a diet kept meager in calories pay off in longevity? 
I quote " ..In 2009, the Wisconsin team, led by Richard Weindruch, reported that caloric restriction had reduced diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and brain atrophy in the monkey subjects. Mortality was also slightly lower than in the comparison group of monkeys, known as controls, which were allowed to eat as much as they wanted ... 
...Round 2 came in 2012 when the National Institute on Aging team issued a much less enthusiastic report. In one group of its monkeys, which were already adults when caloric restriction was started, the diet did not improve health or longevity compared with control monkeys. Monkeys that started the diet at an earlier age had fewer incidents of cancer, but they died at the same rate as the controls. Caloric restriction “has not improved survival outcomes,” was the verdict of the team, led by Rafael de Cabo ..."

So the question we have to ask to ourselves : Why living with these rules and restrictions on what we eat if it will not make us live longer ?

The answer is another question which is, how you want to live. Do you want to live strong and shredded or you want to live as a weakling with cysts all over your weak body ?



Thursday, 20 March 2014

LEAVE YOUR EGO HOME

Challenging strange dudes at the gym by lifting heavy while they are watching is just fucking stupid. The gym is more dangerous than a war zone. It's the main entrance of snap city's door, you can snap your shit in a blink of an eye without even knowing what the fuck is going on. I recommend to leave your ego at home, and focus on the real shit, which is lifting that heavy ass weight because you feel that you need to do that not to impress random fuckers who are checking you out at the gym. Here are some people as an example who followed their ego while lifting :


APOSTOLOS : destroyed my shoulder sparing and had surgery December 15 had about 5 anchors drilled into my shoulder, went from 200 to 165














In October 2010, after over 30 years of lifting, I ripped both of my triceps tendons off at the elbows. My doctors and surgeon had never heard of anyone having this injury to both arms at the same time and made it clear that my lifting days were over. The injury, the surgery to re-attach the tendons, and the recovery process was all very painful and frustrating.
  







Tuesday, 18 March 2014

DON'T CHANGE YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM OFTEN

Action Bronson
There are many reasons why you shouldn't change your training program often, the most important reasons are the following :

-The muscles don't have smart mechanism to make the difference nor to detect what kind of exercise you are applying to stimulate them, however the muscle memory is mandatory and sticking with the same movements for a decent amount of time gives a monotonic mechanism for the muscles, thus they grow as they should.


-Changing the program will fuck up your plans at the gym. After following the same program for months, then all of a sudden putting new methods of lifting in your program will fuck up your muscle grow rhythm, plus doing the same exercises for a long time will increase your ability to master the form, and that must be your top priority.

I am not saying that you have to follow the same boring program all your life, but the changing must follow certain rules. For example, the main movements as deadlifts, squats, and benchpresses are written by an iron pen, they are untouchable. The accessory movements are the ones that are being presented to manipulate. Depending on your aesthetics goals, you have to classify the priorities of each movement, in order to have the wanted result.


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Scott Mendelson Benchpress Pectoral Tear Injury

Scott Mendelson after he tore his pec
breaking the world record bench press
Scott Mendelson is undoubtedly a strong man, he is a man who has for many years been in possession of world records in weightlifting. His performance is certainly impressive, but too much of anything is not acceptable, of course if we consider any motivational principals, like going beyond the limits, yes that will be a good argument, but nobody can go beyond the limits, that's why it's been used as a motivational criteria, the thing is there is some individuals who try to make that a reality, i can accept that if they weren't using unorthodox methods to achieve what they achieved, one of those methods are drugs. Becoming a beast is a good thing, but becoming an ugly beast is stupid. 

Monday, 3 March 2014

CALORIC DEFICIT

It does not matter what sport you're doing, and it does not matter if you are a bodybuilding or powerlifter, and it does not matter if you are just sitting on the couch doing nothing but eating Nutella ... you need to have an energy expenditure AKA caloric deficit  i.e. the sum of calories OF the intake of food you are shoving into your face per day must be lower than the energy spent by moving, exercising, lifting heavy ass weight, cardio ..., the kind of food you are eating does not matter too as long it respect the caloric deficit that your body can handle. There is a lot of ways which you can calculate how much calories you can take per day in order to stay fit, or lose extra fat basing on the kind of activity your doing daily, age, height, weight, but they are just standardize calculator, the only way to discover the real deal is to do some tests, and measure the results by yourself, because no one can know your body BUT you, no doctor, not nutrition of fitness guru, those are just there to show you the basics and the rules so you don't snap your shit up,because the caloric deficit numbers are a dynamic variable not a static number that you will have all the way of your body transformation. Thus, in order to all that, you have to listen to you body and take care about it more than you are doing right now, educate yourself how the chemical reactions work, how your body react to each nutrient, then you will that it's really easy to manipulate your body and gain muscular mass / lose fat 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

POWERLIFTER/BODYBUILDER

There is a lot of diversification between bodybuilders and powerlifter, a bodybuilder says that the weight does not matter, all it matter is getting the pump and doing the movements with a perfect form, a powerlifter does not give a fuck about the having the pump, all it matter is getting stronger and lift the most heavy weight it can be lifted with a good form without snapping the shit up. Both of them are stupid, because having a good proportion and being strong is two sided thing, and having just one of the two things is just looks not enough. The weighlifter must have a good proportion at the same time be strong, for me it's just too stupid to be strong and don't have any muscles to show that strength or having big shredded muscles without being able to lift a decent heavy weight, don't get me wrong i am not telling you that you should deadlift 800 Lbs in order to be good, but there is some bodybuilders that looks great and they never do the basics know movements, AKA deadlifts and squats, believe it or not, there are some bodybuilders who developed their quads just by doing hack-squats, and developed their lower back just by doing rows, so that point where powerlifting and bodybuilding meets it's required for any lifter out there, being strong and having the muscles to prove that is an awesome sight. A lot of known bodybuilders/powerlifters made this intersection in between, Tom Platz and Franco Columbu are the best example.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

STRENGTH IS SUCCESS

Sig Klein
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person. We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength
 
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