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Volume versus intensity…Pre and post-workout BCAA  supplementation…Why we love beef liver… Test “therapy”…Define strong…Fav food

Volume versus intensity…Pre and post-workout BCAA supplementation…Why we love beef liver… Test “therapy”…Define strong…Fav food

Greetings! I read where Parrillo favors both “volume AND intensity.” How do you do that!? If you are training really heavy, then long sessions are impossible. If you are training for a long time, heavy sessions are impossible. Are you training as hard as possible? Or are... [Read more...]

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Mold More Muscularity

Mold More Muscularity

By Andre Newcomb The phenomena of the muscle-less bodybuilder: If you attend a local physique competition, one held in your area, likely at a local high school and put on by a local promoter featuring the best local bodybuilders, you will see that while most of the competitors... [Read more...]

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Episode 86: Stop making excuses!

Episode 86: Stop making excuses!

By Ron Harris “Excuses are lies we tell ourselves.” – Anthony Robbins Every so often, I am approached at the gym by someone who feels the need to explain to me why they aren’t in very good physical shape. These approaches are completely unsolicited. My theory is that... [Read more...]

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Crystal Williams:  Mid-forties Transformation

Crystal Williams: Mid-forties Transformation

How one woman engineered a late-in-life makeover By Marty Gallagher Crystal Williams is a modern American woman that discovered firsthand that dramatic physical improvements are obtainable at any age. Crystal combined serious “hardcore” bodybuilding training methods with... [Read more...]

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Incline Flyes? Head injuries and football…Olympic weightlifting for bodybuilding?  Casey Viator is dead…Liver Amino Formula™ still working…Rating athletic attributes

Incline Flyes? Head injuries and football…Olympic weightlifting for bodybuilding? Casey Viator is dead…Liver Amino Formula™ still working…Rating athletic attributes

Hello Vic, How come you never talk about or recommend the incline flye as a pec exercise? If you go back thru the old muscle magazines, or if you look at any of the classical bodybuilders and their training routines from back in the 1970s, you will see that most all of them routinely... [Read more...]

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The Parrillo Gluten-Free Response

The Parrillo Gluten-Free Response

Okay…at Parrillo Performance, we have been bombarded with questions about gluten. I will respond here, just relax. For starters, most of the foods on the Parrillo Nutrition Program are naturally gluten-free: [Read more...]  Read More →

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Episode 86: Stop making excuses!

By Ron Harris

“Excuses are lies we tell ourselves.” – Anthony Robbins

Every so often, I am approached at the gym by someone who feels the need to explain to me why they aren’t in very good physical shape. These approaches are completely unsolicited. My theory is that they can immediately see I am someone who has been extremely dedicated to weight training and good nutrition for many, many years. Not to say I look like a pro bodybuilder, but close enough to the untrained eye.  I’m not sure if they assume I am judging them and feel compelled to defend themselves. I won’t lie to you, when I see morbidly obese people I cannot help but be somewhat judgmental. I am sure there are massive emotional problems and depression that lead a person to do that to themselves, but nonetheless it does take astounding levels of sloth and gluttony to reach a weight of 600 pounds or more. Harsh, but true.

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April 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment


by John Parrillo

Going milk-free, getting muscle bound

By John Parrillo

Last month, we discussed the issue of gluten-free diets – and how the Parrillo Nutrition Plan has been virtually gluten-free since its inception. This month, I’d like talk about another nutrition issue: the dairy-free diet.

Increasingly, more people are opting to go dairy-free – for several reasons. One is lactose intolerance. People with lactose intolerance can’t properly digest the sugar in milk, which is called lactose. Skim milk, by the way, contains the same amount of lactose as whole or 2 percent milk. Only the fat and calorie content are different.

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April 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Cliff Sheats

Full and Happy

When we think about being hungry, we think about our stomach, especially if it’s growling and rumbling. But that’s not where we actually register hunger. We register it in our heads. The link between the stomach and the brain is called the hypothalamus, a small extension of the brain just above the brain stem.

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July 8, 2011 | Leave a Comment


Iron Vic Speaks

Volume versus intensity…Pre and post-workout BCAA supplementation…Why we love beef liver… Test “therapy”…Define strong…Fav food

Greetings!

I read where Parrillo favors both “volume AND intensity.” How do you do that!? If you are training really heavy, then long sessions are impossible. If you are training for a long time, heavy sessions are impossible. Are you training as hard as possible? Or are you holding back, pacing yourself, in order to do all that is required in the session? Help me out. It sounds confusing because it is confusing.

   Joe, Poplar Bluff

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April 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment