The Press #1
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...]
The Press #2
2015: Take the “Parrillo Plunge” Using Parrillo products and strategies will enable this year’s New Year fitness resolutions to succeed where all past attempts have failed
By Andre Newcomb Stupidity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over yet expecting different results from identical efforts. When it comes to New Year’s fitness resolutions, the vast majority of resolution makers are not only stupid they are repeatedly stupid.... [Read more...]
The Press #3
By Ron Harris It strikes me as crazy sometimes that everyone doesn’t look at the fitness lifestyle as a gift we should all take advantage of and be grateful to have. To so many people, exercise is a miserable chore, and ‘eating clean’ is a punishment. Are you kidding me?... [Read more...]
The Press #4
How And Why Using Parrillo Performance Products Makes Fighters Better By Marty Gallagher Photos by Alissa Tucci John Parrillo has had a long association with the martial arts, most famously for his decade-long association with UFC Hall of Fame fighter Mark ‘The Hammer’ Coleman.... [Read more...]
The Press #5
Flexibility hater…Roman Chair sit-ups…Post workout insulin spike…Thumb-less back exercises…Fast before Mass…Parrillo Protein Bars™ VS 50/50 Plus™…
Greetings Hater! Why you be so down on flexibility and stretching? I have my legion of grateful clients stretch out for 30-minutes before letting them lift weights. I have had ZERO injuries! Every time you open your mouth, you make some snide cut-down of stretching, the value... [Read more...]
The Press #6
By John Parrillo When you feel like you’re dragging more than you’re doing, I’ve got a solution: take action by stacking four important supplements. Together, they’ll help you fight fatigue, build stamina, and keep you going strong, in and out of the gym. One caveat,... [Read more...]
By Ron Harris
It strikes me as crazy sometimes that everyone doesn’t look at the fitness lifestyle as a gift we should all take advantage of and be grateful to have. To so many people, exercise is a miserable chore, and ‘eating clean’ is a punishment. Are you kidding me? All you need to do is to look back to the way things were only a few generations ago, when the vast majority of people accepted that their bodies were what they were, unable to be changed.
It’s true that people were more active in general 100 years ago, so obesity was nowhere near as common. But if you were seriously overweight, that was considered to be your fate. It’s simply how you were meant to be, and that belief was even more assured if your parents were heavy too. People did try numerous fad diets, but few ever succeeded. Things like how the metabolism, diet, and activity levels worked together were simply not understood yet. The idea that regular exercise along with a healthy diet and lower calories was the key to real weight loss and management was still unknown. Women were expected to gain weight with each pregnancy, and keep it forever (which we still see today, even though we know it’s quite possible to drop it). Thus, the more children a woman had, the heavier she was expected to be thereafter.
by John Parrillo
When it comes to leaning out and getting ripped, adding fat to your diet seems counterintuitive, even insane. After all, isn’t the old zero-fat diet the answer to losing body fat? Not really. You’ll have to take my word for it on this one: fat burns fat! Fat can also help you pack on muscle mass.
Of course, it all depends on adding the right types of fats to your diet – to get these benefits. Have I got your ear now? Great…let’s dig in.
Found in fatty fish and specific dietary supplements, omega-3s are a special type of dietary fat that perform a number of positive physique functions:
First, they help prevent the loss of the amino acid glutamine, which is involved in strengthening the immune system. A strong immune system indirectly helps muscle growth.
By Duke Nukem
John Parrillo is continually barraged by e-mails and phone calls from bodybuilders around the country and the world. John related that most all the questions are about lifting weights. “80% of the questions and queries ask detailed questions about weight training: the questioners want to grow huge muscles and become strong and powerful. They ask about sets and reps, what exercises to use and avoid, what techniques work best; they ask about workout frequency, the use of forced reps, drop sets and the optimal length of a training session. The questioners are taken aback when I tell them that they are being one-dimensional and placing too much emphasis on weight training. Sure lifting is great and we need to do it, but let us not overcomplicate lifting and let us keep lifting in balance with the other aspects of the bodybuilding equation: cardio, nutrition, supplementation and rest.”
Iron Vic Speaks
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.
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