Athletic & Sports Nutrition Diets, Nutrition For The Masses

For years registered dietitians and related nutritional ‘experts’ with letters behind their names have lumped dietary guidelines for “athletes” together, sometimes under the name “sports nutrition”. The key terms here are; “athletes and sports”, used in a homogenized form. On its face, these descriptions alone should make any real expert nutritionist cringe. Yet, it seems…

Male Hormone Tune-Up, Your Diet, Only Cleaner

Food and exercise play a crucial role in the composition of your body. And it isn’t simply about energy in, energy out. It’s about chemicals. The food you eat truly becomes active after it becomes chemical messengers inside your body. Of course, training, especially with weights, activates a whole host of chemical connections that literally…

Burn Fat, Build Muscle, Live Life, 3-Day/Week Training Routines

                          Here is another question I answered over at my blog on muscle and fitness trainer: http://www.muscleandfitnesstrainer.com/home/trainers/vince-andrich/questions/555 “body building questions”. Q: hi am, josian: and i have a question for you: i want to workout 3 times per week like, monday, wednesday and…

Beyond Built; Arms That Look Impressive Standing Still

    One of the hallmarks of an experienced Physique Athlete is they look great standing still. That’s part of the grand plan; visually arresting in real life, not just if you hit a pose. When your relaxed arms are viewed from the side, (short sleeves or shirtless), this area is the centerpiece of your “still…

It IS About Hormones, But Not hCG, For Losing Stubborn Bodyfat That Is

  Another day, another miracle diet, another hoax. These mythical Unicorns don’t fool those of you who’ve found the “secret” to improving your body-composition is really no secret at all. You’re part of the few that have come to realize that weight-training, cardio, nutrition and smart supplementation, as practiced by Physique Athletes, is the fastest…

Modified Circuit Training, Cleansing Your Metabolism––Really

The big trend these days is the sale of “Body Cleansing” products and modified fasting programs that claim to to increase your metabolism. I’ve seen these types of programs emerge again about every ten-years. In fact, as a teen in the late ‘70’s, when I was just beginning to explore health food stores, I even…

Look Different, Your Body That Is

                    I believe the best compliment a fitness minded person can get is; Wow, you look great, what do you do? While it’s true that we live in a world of, “different strokes, for different folks”, I’d bet that adding some lean muscle (without more bodyfat)…

Make a Move, Hit The Exit When Muscle Energy Falls

  In the early years of my training, I kept great records in journals. My notes included nutrition, cardio, supplements and of course every weight training detail. What I learned was that each muscle group had a decent range of energy substrates they could store, which was dependent on my current nutrient intake and training…

Pull Out The “High Lats”, Create Better Abdominals

  A common misconception among physique athletes is that for wide lats, you need to focus on rowing/pulling movements with a wide grip, and your back arched. Sounds logical, but in fact a close grip with your chest concave, chin towards chest, like diving in a pool, works best to pull out the teres major…