November 2004

First published at www.t-mag.com, Mar 2 2001. Note: See Part 2 here: Massive Eating - Part II - Meal Combinations and Individual Differences Pretend you're back in high school and mean ol' Mr. Berardi has just passed out a pop quiz. Luckily, there's only one question: Which of the following statements is true? A) Most people succeed in training well enough to grow, but they fail in eating well enough to grow. B) Most people eat well enough to grow, but they don't train well enough to grow. Pencils down. Okay, which is it? If you said "A," give yourself a gold star. But don't feel too...

Below are some great exercises to warm up your spine before a workout! Foam Roll In the book, The Development of Muscular Bulk & Power, Anthony Ditillo recommends simply laying on a flat bench with your arms behind your head and eyes closed for 15 minutes prior to a workout. During this time, he advises utilizing visualization of the upcoming workout to encourage a positive state and enhance performance. (By the way, this book was originally published in 1971 and much of the information still holds true today – it is an excellent read!) Charles Poliquin, a highly successful strength coach, takes this a...

Can a drug-free man squat with over 1000 lbs? If so, how does he do it? What are his training secrets? This article is going to answer the above questions by telling you about a man by the name of James Pitt Bull Searcy. Big James is a 38 year old man standing 6 foot, 2 inches tall and weighing in at a massive 330 lbs. James has been training with weights for about 16 years and powerlifting for the past 11 years. He is the 6 time WNPF (World Natural Powerlifting Federation) World Champion as well as the winner of numerous...

Variations of HIIT For many people, HIIT training is a lot like sex. It’s short, sweet and really gets the heart pumping. Unfortunately sex isn’t as effective at creating a fat burning effect as a session of HIIT is. If it were, the acronym HIITS (High Intensity Interval Training Sex) would be the latest and greatest method to a leaner body and the catch line would read, “have fun while shedding pounds.” Try to remember the last time you enjoyed a cardio session. It was probably a while ago and consisted of staring at the cute Cardio Bunny on the stair-climber. Well,...