The Press #1

Volume vs. intensity: the eternal conflict…Parrillo Xmas… Resolutions and failure…Cardiovascular density…Ego Curler

Volume vs. intensity: the eternal conflict…Parrillo Xmas… Resolutions and failure…Cardiovascular density…Ego Curler

Vic, Where do you come down on the “volume versus intensity” debate?  Arnold, Franco, Robbie, Zane and all the greats of bodybuilding’s ‘golden era’ were all high volume advocates. These guys would train for two hours per session and often twice a day using the infamous... [Read more...]

The Press #2

LIPOTROPICS TO TAKE OFF WINTER WEIGHT

LIPOTROPICS TO TAKE OFF WINTER WEIGHT

By John Parrillo From years of working with bodybuilders, athletes, and exercisers, I have found that in addition to tightening up their diet and working out hard, faster results come when they are using “lipotropics.” Lipotropics are natural supplements that help you utilize... [Read more...]

The Press #3

How one man used SQUATS and PARRILLO  to gain 15 pounds of muscle

How one man used SQUATS and PARRILLO to gain 15 pounds of muscle

By Duke Nukem We get a lot of requests for help from bodybuilders that are stagnant and unable to make any physical progress. They seek John Parrillo’s advice and consul and want his help in devising a solution to overcome their stagnation. He helps as many as he can and over... [Read more...]

The Press #4

Episode 95: Things to know before you compete, Part 1

Episode 95: Things to know before you compete, Part 1

As we make our way through the cold winter months, some of you might be starting to think about entering your first physique competition in the upcoming contest season. That’s great! I have competed in about 30 contests myself since spring of 1989, and each was a memorable... [Read more...]

The Press #5

Kelly O’Brien – Iron Woman’s Long and Winding Road

Kelly O’Brien – Iron Woman’s Long and Winding Road

By Marty Gallagher Kelly O’Brien has been involved in the world of fitness since the 1980s. She became a fitness professional at age 19 and has been involved with fitness and bodybuilding ever since. It is no accident that this seasoned professional uses Parrillo Performance... [Read more...]

The Press #6

Biggest Loser still rolls on…Butt be gone…Lean-out tricks… Soy hatred…Mega star era dead?

Biggest Loser still rolls on…Butt be gone…Lean-out tricks… Soy hatred…Mega star era dead?

Vic, I know of your deserved hatred for the TV show, The Biggest Loser. How do you explain the continued popularity of this hideous, awful show and its crew of sadistic personal trainers? I hear almost all of the contestants go back to their previous old fat selves once the show... [Read more...]

Bodybuilding

Episode 95: Things to know before you compete, Part 1

As we make our way through the cold winter months, some of you might be starting to think about entering your first physique competition in the upcoming contest season. That’s great! I have competed in about 30 contests myself since spring of 1989, and each was a memorable experience where I learned something and always made new friends as well. I highly encourage competing as a way to challenge yourself to achieve a new personal best, as well as being a powerful motivational tool. You will never be as focused on your workouts and your meals as you are when you are in contest preparation mode, called ‘prep’ for short by most.

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January 9, 2015 | Comments Off


by John Parrillo

LIPOTROPICS TO TAKE OFF WINTER WEIGHT

By John Parrillo
From years of working with bodybuilders, athletes, and exercisers, I have found that in addition to tightening up their diet and working out hard, faster results come when they are using “lipotropics.” Lipotropics are natural supplements that help you utilize stored fat for energy and spare glycogen. Usually after the New Year, people are looking for an edge to help them take off winter and holiday weight. Our formulation, such as Parrillo Advanced Lipotropic Formula™, may help. Parrillo Advanced Lipotropic Formula™ contains:

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January 9, 2015 | Comments Off


Duke Nukem

Volume vs. intensity: the eternal conflict…Parrillo Xmas… Resolutions and failure…Cardiovascular density…Ego Curler

Vic,

Where do you come down on the “volume versus intensity” debate?  Arnold, Franco, Robbie, Zane and all the greats of bodybuilding’s ‘golden era’ were all high volume advocates. These guys would train for two hours per session and often twice a day using the infamous ‘double split.’ These guys trained six days per week hitting every body part three times a week! Mike Mentzer, and most particularly, Dorian Yates came along and said, ‘less is better’ – no need to spend all that time in the gym building big muscles – we can build BIGGER muscles training less, like massive powerlifters and we only train four times per week hitting each body part once per week! Obviously great bodybuilding examples exist of each type. The current crop of pro bodybuilders seems to have swung back more towards more volume – is that because a fulltime professional has nothing else to do? Is there a definitive answer?

      Russ, San Juan

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January 9, 2015 | Comments Off


Iron Vic Speaks

Biggest Loser still rolls on…Butt be gone…Lean-out tricks… Soy hatred…Mega star era dead?

Vic,

I know of your deserved hatred for the TV show, The Biggest Loser. How do you explain the continued popularity of this hideous, awful show and its crew of sadistic personal trainers? I hear almost all of the contestants go back to their previous old fat selves once the show is done and the fame and notoriety of being on the show fades.  Yet the ratings are strong and the public can’t seem to get enough of this ‘beat up the fat people’ format. I am sure you have some thoughts about this horrible program.

       Cruz, San Jose

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December 9, 2014 | Comments Off