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A stupid exercise that should be banned forever… Max Endurance™…Symmetry…Off-season training needs  to be different! Nutrient partitioning works!

A stupid exercise that should be banned forever… Max Endurance™…Symmetry…Off-season training needs to be different! Nutrient partitioning works!

Hello Sir! I saw a female bodybuilder-type standing on an exercise bench doing stiff-leg deadlifts at my gym.  She was using a barbell and really rounded her back at the bottom. She would touch the barbell to the bench on each rep.  The whole exercise looked precarious, dangerous... [Read more...]

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Parrillo’s TEN TOP  Bodybuilding Innovations

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... [Read more...]

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Episode 89: It’s not all about the trophy

Episode 89: It’s not all about the trophy

Episode 89: It’s not all about the trophy By Ron Harris When you compete, whether the division is Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure, or Bikini, the objective is to win. That’s why we grind out those last reps when our minds and bodies have already demanded that we quit. It’s... [Read more...]

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Lifelong athlete takes up newest bodybuilding format

Lifelong athlete takes up newest bodybuilding format

Ryan Stanton Lifelong athlete takes up newest bodybuilding format By Marty Gallagher Competitive bodybuilding is continually evolving. In an effort to increase participation, the sheer number of current competitive physique/bodybuilding formats has expanded dramatically over... [Read more...]

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Testosterone boosters…50/50 Plus™…How to choose  a Parrillo bar…Paid friends…Armless in Seattle

Testosterone boosters…50/50 Plus™…How to choose a Parrillo bar…Paid friends…Armless in Seattle

Greetings Vic! I cannot watch TV for more than thirty minutes without some sort of ad coming on about “testosterone boosting” or “testosterone enhancement” or some other hyped-up product aimed at increasing male T-levels. What is going on? I assume these products are... [Read more...]

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PROTEIN POWDER MIXOLOGY

PROTEIN POWDER MIXOLOGY

By JOHN PARRILLO Protein is vital for energy and building muscle. Lean protein, for example, supplies amino acids that are required for every metabolic process. If you’re an athlete, bodybuilder, or serious exerciser, you have higher requirements for protein than the average... [Read more...]

Bodybuilding

Episode 89: It’s not all about the trophy

Episode 89: It’s not all about the trophy

By Ron Harris

When you compete, whether the division is Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure, or Bikini, the objective is to win. That’s why we grind out those last reps when our minds and bodies have already demanded that we quit. It’s why we wake up and get on a StepMill for 40 minutes before breakfast. It’s why we diet on grilled chicken breasts and small amounts of carbs when a burger and fries is what we are really craving. We want our names called out last, as in: “and in first place, —-!”

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by John Parrillo

MIND YOUR MINERALS

By JOHN PARRILLO

For optimal bodybuilding and body-sculpting results, you need a good supply of minerals. The key is knowing which ones to take and how much. Too little calcium can lead to brittle bones and inefficient fat-burning. A deficiency in zinc can compromise testosterone levels. A deficiency of iron leads to fatigue. Hard training can deplete electrolytes – minerals such as potassium, which are important to muscle contraction.

You can obtain minerals from foods such as proteins and starchy fibrous carbs. Supplements are important too, since soil depletion over time has caused much of our plant foods to be low in necessary minerals. By supplementing with minerals, you can help maximize muscle growth, accelerate fat loss, and enhance your overall well-being.

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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

A stupid exercise that should be banned forever… Max Endurance™…Symmetry…Off-season training needs to be different! Nutrient partitioning works!

Hello Sir!

I saw a female bodybuilder-type standing on an exercise bench doing stiff-leg deadlifts at my gym.  She was using a barbell and really rounded her back at the bottom. She would touch the barbell to the bench on each rep.  The whole exercise looked precarious, dangerous and there seemed to be a real possibility that she might fall off the bench as she struggled on the final reps. Her spine looked like it was going to break.  After she was done, I asked her what that exercise was for and she said, ‘this is the greatest of all deadlifts and fantastic for the lower back’ – which was kinda weird because, despite wearing a half shirt that showed her back, she had very little lower back development. Is this deadlift off a bench the ‘greatest of all deadlifts?’

Jack, SoCal

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