The Press #1

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 #2

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...]

The Press #3

Episode 90: Grow twice as fast by using weights you can handle

Episode 90: Grow twice as fast by using weights you can handle

What is the one thing that probably keeps would-be bodybuilders from ever actually looking like a bodybuilder? You can make a good argument for insufficient nutritional support including quality supplements, but I am convinced that the number one gain-stopper is training too... [Read more...]

The Press #4

Why we love BIG bodybuilders!  The true bodybuilder needs MUSCLE!

Why we love BIG bodybuilders! The true bodybuilder needs MUSCLE!

By Marty Gallagher In many ways D’Shawn Wright is a throwback bodybuilder.  His ultra thick physique and truly herculean mass harken back to bodybuilding’s golden era, an era when bodybuilders first and foremost sought to build muscle mass. Muscle size was the prerequisite... [Read more...]

The Press #5

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...]

The Press #6

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...]

Bodybuilding

Episode 90: Grow twice as fast by using weights you can handle

What is the one thing that probably keeps would-be bodybuilders from ever actually looking like a bodybuilder? You can make a good argument for insufficient nutritional support including quality supplements, but I am convinced that the number one gain-stopper is training too heavy.

What?!? Yeah, I know how ridiculous that sounds. Every bodybuilder alive built his or her physique through the use of ever-increasing poundage in their workouts, aka progressive resistance training. As we became stronger, we also became larger as the muscles struggled to adapt to the heavier loads we forced upon them. So don’t think for a minute that I am questioning the validity of that process.

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August 8, 2014 | Comments Off


by John Parrillo

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 GH to accentuate your muscular gains, even burn some body fat. You can do this through nutrition, supplementation, and training.

A GH Primer

Like all hormones, GH is a protein. It is manufactured in your pituitary gland and dispatched to the bloodstream. It makes its way to cells, including muscle cells, where it promotes muscle growth. When GH gets to fat cells, it helps initiate the release of stored body fat. GH also goes to the liver where it pumps up supplies of insulinlike growth factor-I (IGF-I), another hormone that helps your muscles grow. IGF-1 is structurally and functionally similar to insulin. It enhances protein synthesis and increases muscle growth.

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August 8, 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

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 putting equal weight on each leg when standing. Are traps only built by exercising standing up?

     Bo, 82nd

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August 8, 2014 | Comments Off