The Press #1

The Press-behind-the-neck, yay or nay?…CrossFit popularity explained…  The Anabolic Burst…Gluteal Amnesia?…Run, don’t jog,  to obtain real aerobic benefit

The Press-behind-the-neck, yay or nay?…CrossFit popularity explained… The Anabolic Burst…Gluteal Amnesia?…Run, don’t jog, to obtain real aerobic benefit

Vic Steele, What do you think of the press-behind-the-neck as a shoulder exercise? I don’t do them and never have as I find them a bit awkward and I really like dumbbell overhead pressing. Am I missing the boat? I hear conflicting opinions from guys I respect. Some swear that... [Read more...]

The Press #2

Eat More To Lose Fat?  Impossible?  Parrillo Decimates The EBE

Eat More To Lose Fat? Impossible? Parrillo Decimates The EBE

By Andre Newcomb John Parrillo has stood apart from the bodybuilding mainstream for decades. Nowhere has his impact in bodybuilding been more profound than in his breakthrough work with nutrition. Modern bodybuilders are largely unaware that before Parrillo emerged in the 1980s... [Read more...]

The Press #3

Why can some pros use bad form and still look amazing?

Why can some pros use bad form and still look amazing?

By Ron Harris In the past, some bodybuilding fans were able to watch the pros train by purchasing their workout tapes on VHS, and later on DVD. In more recent years, thanks to various web sites but especially YouTube, the access to this type of footage has exploded to the point... [Read more...]

The Press #4

Charlie  “The Professor”  Chapman – Brains and Brawn are always in vogue

Charlie “The Professor” Chapman – Brains and Brawn are always in vogue

By Marty Gallagher It is always inspirational when someone who has had a traumatic injury or debilitating disease shares with our readers how hard their journey, how far they have had to come and what degree of adversity they have had to overcome in order to create the sensational... [Read more...]

The Press #5

Weak traps make a man look weak…Anti-protein phobia… Chicken & CapTri®…Crazy music? Time to go!  Rugby and supplementation

Weak traps make a man look weak…Anti-protein phobia… Chicken & CapTri®…Crazy music? Time to go! Rugby and supplementation

Vic, Traps really are the power muscle. Obviously Olympic weightlifters have excellent traps from all their pulling and cleaning and snatching – is there any other way to get big traps other than pulls from the floor? I have a combat-related leg issue that prevents me from... [Read more...]

The Press #6

THE GH PLAN

THE GH PLAN

By John Parrillo Hear the term “growth hormone” and you know what it means: it triggers growth in your body. When you were a child, growth hormone or GH helped you grow taller and fill out. As an adult you have less GH at work, but you can coax your body into producing more... [Read more...]

Bodybuilding

Why can some pros use bad form and still look amazing?

By Ron Harris

In the past, some bodybuilding fans were able to watch the pros train by purchasing their workout tapes on VHS, and later on DVD. In more recent years, thanks to various web sites but especially YouTube, the access to this type of footage has exploded to the point where millions and millions of people watch the pro’s train for free every day on their computers or mobile devices. This is partly why I have been inundated with perplexed fans who can’t help but notice something. Many top pros, such as Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Branch Warren, and Phil Heath use form that is far from perfect. Instead, they often swing weights without any seeming regard for contractions or stretches of the target muscle during the reps, and shortened, incomplete ranges of motion are commonly seen. This goes against everything we are typically taught about using good form. Yet these men have physiques that are light years better than ours! How is this possible? Why are they able to use atrocious form and still look so damn incredible?


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September 9, 2014 | Comments Off


by John Parrillo

Joint Savers

If you train like a madman or madwoman, or do a lot of high-impact aerobics, I know your joints are taking a beating. Fortunately, there are joint nutrients that can help your joints heal, plus protect against further wear-and-tear and help keep those hinges strong and healthy: glucosamine and chondroitin.

Both are members of a group of dietary supplements often termed “complementary agents,” “disease-modifying agents,” or “disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs” (DMOADs). Extensively studied, they are among the best-selling dietary supplements in the United States. Glucosamine and chondroitin are available in our Joint Formula™, along with shark cartilage and green sea mussel, two other necessary nutrients for healthy joints.

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September 9, 2014 | Comments Off


Duke Nukem

Parrillo’s TEN TOP Bodybuilding Innovations

We recall four decades of thinking outside the box

By Duke Nukem

John Parrillo has been a major force on the national and international bodybuilding scene for decades. Any list of his ideas and tactics on nutrition and training, ones that have been adapted and adopted by elite bodybuilders worldwide, would be as long as your arm. We thought it might be illustrative to create a Parrillo “top ten” list, a list of his most repeated and utilized ideas. Any list of his innovative ideas must start with his revolutionary approach to nutrition. John codified and revolutionized bodybuilding nutrition. His worldwide influence also extends into the realm of training; John created equally revolutionary and unique approaches for both weight training and aerobic training. John also created muscle-building flexibility protocols using his patented fascia stretching system. His psychological protocols were outlined in his many articles on “mental acuity” or how to harness the mind for improved performance. The totality of Parrillo’s ideas combine to create a complex and sophisticated system for the pursuit of advanced bodybuilding.

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July 11, 2014 | Comments Off


Iron Vic Speaks

The Press-behind-the-neck, yay or nay?…CrossFit popularity explained… The Anabolic Burst…Gluteal Amnesia?…Run, don’t jog, to obtain real aerobic benefit

Vic Steele,

What do you think of the press-behind-the-neck as a shoulder exercise? I don’t do them and never have as I find them a bit awkward and I really like dumbbell overhead pressing. Am I missing the boat? I hear conflicting opinions from guys I respect. Some swear that the PBN is the greatest of all shoulder exercises; others swear the PBN is a shoulder destroyer.  Where do you come down – do you do them? Should I?

       Stu, Montreal


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September 9, 2014 | Comments Off