January 2009

Now that the Holiday Season is over and the New Year is upon us, it is a perfect time to re-examine your supplement plan for 2009. With thousands of different dietary supplements available, it quickly becomes an overwhelming task to make sense of product claims and separate fact from fiction. The first order of business is to make sure you have the basics covered. There is a sizeable amount of scientific literature supporting the anabolic effects of creatine and the general health benefits of fish oil. While I’m a major advocate for including these as staples for any serious athlete, I think...

Congratulations on your fine choice! You have decided to become a bodybuilder and live the unique lifestyle it entails. Congratulations! You will look back at it as one of the best and most significant decisions you ever made. From this day forward, many aspects of your life will improve. You will look better, have improved health and energy, and your self-confidence will soar! While others may hope and wish they could “…have a better body”, you will be one of the few that actually makes it happen. In a world where most people forever search in vain for quick fixes and effortless success,...

Technique can be the difference between trophies and injuries in any sport.  This phenomenon is even more prevalent in strongman where extreme loads are coupled with high skill component movements.  The sport of strongman incorporates lifts which are vastly different than most strength trainees normally encounter in the gym.  This can make them an excellent source of variety for powerlifters and other non-strongman strength athletes.  It also presents unique challenges to the strongman training neophyte.  In my experience, the strongman movements which present the most formidable of these technique challenges are the log press, tire flip, and Atlas stones.  The balance of...

Your reaction upon reading the title of this guide was one of disbelief and curiosity, wasn’t it?  I understand.  There are a lot of people making a lot of promises out there and very few of them pan out.  Your personal gym experience also influences your reaction to the title. You have not experienced such fantastic progress and follow all of the advice you have gathered from the net and in print.  Undoubtedly, you have heretofore come to the conclusion that such progress is only possible with anabolic steroids and inhuman heredity.  Please read the following VERY carefully: I am here to...