The Press #1

What’s up with no world records!…Bend-forward squatting?  Energy drink junkie…Optimal training balance… Front delts and narrow-grip benching

What’s up with no world records!…Bend-forward squatting? Energy drink junkie…Optimal training balance… Front delts and narrow-grip benching

Greetings Sir! We had a damned spirited debate in the gym the other day as to why all the world records in all the “measurable” sports are stagnant. The shot put all time best throw was set in 1989. Tareneko’s 586-pound world record clean and jerk (the most weight ever... [Read more...]

The Press #2

SHAKES RULE!

SHAKES RULE!

By John Parrillo You know that protein is a key nutrient in terms of building and maintaining lean mass, and the best proteins come in the form of white meat poultry, egg whites, fish – and drum roll … protein powders. Our protein powders give you a variety of protein types,... [Read more...]

The Press #3

Parrillo FAQ:  The End of the Muscle-less Body If you had access to the Master Blaster,  what would you ask? What would he advise?

Parrillo FAQ: The End of the Muscle-less Body If you had access to the Master Blaster, what would you ask? What would he advise?

By Andre Newcomb Back in his heyday, “muscle guru” and “trainer of champions” Joe Weider had a flagship magazine called Muscle Builder. He created advertisements for his products that were so over the top, so outrageous and so ridiculous as to be hysterically funny when... [Read more...]

The Press #4

Episode 92: Injured? Do what you can!

Episode 92: Injured? Do what you can!

If you train long enough with weights that challenge you, it’s almost certain that eventually you will suffer an injury. It might be something acute, such as a ruptured tendon or a herniated disk. In those cases the pain is intense and immediate, typically unbearable, and will... [Read more...]

The Press #5

Linda Nelson  “Cracks the Code”

Linda Nelson “Cracks the Code”

By Marty Gallagher When practiced with diligence and persistence, bodybuilding, in its truest, purest form, is the greatest life extension method ever devised. When it comes to improving the quality of that extended life, bodybuilding is also unmatched by any other fitness mode... [Read more...]

The Press #6

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...]

Bodybuilding

Episode 92: Injured? Do what you can!

If you train long enough with weights that challenge you, it’s almost certain that eventually you will suffer an injury. It might be something acute, such as a ruptured tendon or a herniated disk. In those cases the pain is intense and immediate, typically unbearable, and will require medical attention right away. Far more common are the various chronic injuries such as inflamed tendons around the elbows or knees, slight tears in areas like the rotator cuff complex and lower back, and worn cartilage. Whatever does or does not happen to you, I can pretty much guarantee that there will come a time when your training will be limited to one extent or another. Some injury or pain will prevent you from being able to do certain exercises. Having been in that situation too many times to even remember now, I know intimately how frustrating it can be. For someone like myself who training has become so ingrained in, quitting has never been an option. I know that for many others, the depression and frustration can make you think about just giving up. To those of you who have been in that desperate place or perhaps still are, listen to me now. I have one phrase that tells you everything you need to know:  Do what you can.

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by John Parrillo

SHAKES RULE!

By John Parrillo

You know that protein is a key nutrient in terms of building and maintaining lean mass, and the best proteins come in the form of white meat poultry, egg whites, fish – and drum roll … protein powders.

Our protein powders give you a variety of protein types, from whey to casein. Whey, in particular, is one of the highest quality proteins found in protein supplements. It is a component of milk that is separated from milk to make cheese and other dairy products. Whey is among the most rapidly digested of all supplemental proteins. What this means to you is that the amino acids in whey are rapidly absorbed so that the processes of repair and growth can be accelerated. In addition, whey is loaded with various health-building nutrients, including B-complex vitamins, selenium, calcium, and iodine.

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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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Iron Vic Speaks

What’s up with no world records!…Bend-forward squatting? Energy drink junkie…Optimal training balance… Front delts and narrow-grip benching

Greetings Sir!

We had a damned spirited debate in the gym the other day as to why all the world records in all the “measurable” sports are stagnant. The shot put all time best throw was set in 1989. Tareneko’s 586-pound world record clean and jerk (the most weight ever lifted overhead) was done in 1988. The snatch record, the discus world record, all were set 20+ years ago. Even in the sprints, the world records have come down less than half a second since 1988. Flo-Jo, the dead American sprinter, set the female world 100-meter dash of 10.49 in 1988 and no one has come close to that since. So how is it that nothing is really moving upward, in terms of human performance? Are we at our peak, as a species? Do you think we will ever see world records fall like they did in the 1970s and 1980s, when there seemed to be no end to record shattering?

Pat, Belfast

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