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Too much too fast?…Ranking Pec developers…Big and ripped  simultaneously?…Parrillo precepts…Why Mike Tyson could hit so hard

Too much too fast?…Ranking Pec developers…Big and ripped simultaneously?…Parrillo precepts…Why Mike Tyson could hit so hard

Greetings! What is a reasonable and realistic amount of weight loss? My 40-year old sister is on one of these low fat, low calorie starvation diets – this particular diet plan is a nationwide best seller book, written by a fat-ass doctor – and while she is losing WEIGHT she... [Read more...]

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The Carnitine Factor

The Carnitine Factor

By John Parrillo Our Advanced Lipotropic Formula™ contains an important nutrient called carnitine. Carnitine is manufactured naturally in the liver and kidneys from the amino acids lysine and methionine, with vitamin C and B vitamins also involved in its production. Although... [Read more...]

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Balance In BODYBUILDING Too much of a good thing is bad – balanced  application is critical for success

Balance In BODYBUILDING Too much of a good thing is bad – balanced application is critical for success

By Andre Newcomb In the end, elite bodybuilding is all about having the right game plan, then executing that game plan with discipline, application and balance. The lesson of balance is perhaps the toughest of all bodybuilding lessons to learn. We all have our likes and dislikes,... [Read more...]

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Episode 96: Things to know before you compete, Part 2

Episode 96: Things to know before you compete, Part 2

Last month, I talked about a few things anyone needs to know before they compete. Today I continue that conversation with 4 more things you really need to know! You will lose weight. [Read more…]  Read More →

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Alaina Riggs – A Modern Woman Embraces the Bodybuilder Lifestyle

Alaina Riggs – A Modern Woman Embraces the Bodybuilder Lifestyle

By Marty Gallagher What is the bodybuilder lifestyle and why is it so important in this day and age? Classically, real bodybuilding (not faux, pretend or halfhearted bodybuilding) requires the individual methodically and religiously practice disciplined nutrition and then meld... [Read more...]

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Volume vs. intensity: the eternal conflict…Parrillo Xmas… Resolutions and failure…Cardiovascular density…Ego Curler

Volume vs. intensity: the eternal conflict…Parrillo Xmas… Resolutions and failure…Cardiovascular density…Ego Curler

Vic, Where do you come down on the “volume versus intensity” debate?  Arnold, Franco, Robbie, Zane and all the greats of bodybuilding’s ‘golden era’ were all high volume advocates. These guys would train for two hours per session and often twice a day using the infamous... [Read more...]

Bodybuilding

Episode 96: Things to know before you compete, Part 2

Last month, I talked about a few things anyone needs to know before they compete. Today I continue that conversation with 4 more things you really need to know!

  1. You will lose weight.

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by John Parrillo

The Carnitine Factor

By John Parrillo

Our Advanced Lipotropic Formula™ contains an important nutrient called carnitine. Carnitine is manufactured naturally in the liver and kidneys from the amino acids lysine and methionine, with vitamin C and B vitamins also involved in its production. Although it is formed in these organs, it is stored primarily in muscle tissue (including the heart), as well as in the brain. Carnitine is sometimes referred to as an amino acid, but it is more aptly described as an amino acid-like/vitamin-like substance.

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Duke Nukem

Volume vs. intensity: the eternal conflict…Parrillo Xmas… Resolutions and failure…Cardiovascular density…Ego Curler

Vic,

Where do you come down on the “volume versus intensity” debate?  Arnold, Franco, Robbie, Zane and all the greats of bodybuilding’s ‘golden era’ were all high volume advocates. These guys would train for two hours per session and often twice a day using the infamous ‘double split.’ These guys trained six days per week hitting every body part three times a week! Mike Mentzer, and most particularly, Dorian Yates came along and said, ‘less is better’ – no need to spend all that time in the gym building big muscles – we can build BIGGER muscles training less, like massive powerlifters and we only train four times per week hitting each body part once per week! Obviously great bodybuilding examples exist of each type. The current crop of pro bodybuilders seems to have swung back more towards more volume – is that because a fulltime professional has nothing else to do? Is there a definitive answer?

      Russ, San Juan

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January 9, 2015 | Comments Off


Iron Vic Speaks

Too much too fast?…Ranking Pec developers…Big and ripped simultaneously?…Parrillo precepts…Why Mike Tyson could hit so hard

Greetings!

What is a reasonable and realistic amount of weight loss? My 40-year old sister is on one of these low fat, low calorie starvation diets – this particular diet plan is a nationwide best seller book, written by a fat-ass doctor – and while she is losing WEIGHT she looks terrible: haggard, worn out, listless, no energy and always tired.  I think she is killing herself, but she doesn’t want to hear it. She has lost FIFTY pounds in three months.  She was 200 when she started and she now weighs 150 – but she is still fat! Not as fat, to be sure – but she is like a miniature version of her 200-pound self.  I have tried to get her into bodybuilding for years but she wanted nothing to do with the training. She doesn’t train at all – she just starves herself and takes pride in the fact she eats less than 20 grams of fat per day – I think she is headed towards disaster.

Raul, Miami

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