One afternoon, in the first week of January, I had a giant man limp into the Parrillo Performance Center and inquired about getting in “shape”. After giving me the story of his knee replacement, and shoulder issues, and the other knee needing replacement after the rehab on the first one is done, I see […]
When the Bodybuilding world let the ladies on stage, back in the early 80’s, there were many naysayers and skeptics. Should a woman be really muscular? Is it sexy? What is too much? Those were the immediate questions raised. And those questions are still being asked today, nearly 40 years later.
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Behind Bars (Parrillo bars that is!)
By John Parrillo
If you’re seeking a convenient way to add carbs, protein, and other nutrients to your diet, munch on a “nutrition bar.” You […]
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By Andre Newcomb
Six months ago Ron had gotten a card announcing the date, time and location of his twentieth high school reunion. Initially the idea of attending repulsed him. He had a hard time of it in high school. As an overweight nerd he had been awkward, timid and anaemic. In college he found his […]
By Marty Gallagher
Ken Reynolds was bit by the bodybuilding bug way back in 1961. In those ancient times, the only way bodybuilders nationwide and worldwide could stay in touch with one another was via the print media, specifically the “muscle magazines.” The muscle mags, Strength & Health, Muscle Builder and Iron Man, were magazines that […]
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Chocolate addict seeks help
Quick energy from nutrition
Best back of all time?
How to eat 10,000 calories and not get fat
By Iron Vic Steele
I have a real craving for chocolate. I have been able to stop eating all junk food, high fat foods and processed foods – but it seems the more […]
By Duke Nukem
Bodybuilders new to the Parrillo approach to bodybuilding are taken aback by how much bodybuilding-related data they are required to write down. Most beginner and intermediate bodybuilders don’t bother writing down the results from their weight training. And few if any new trainees go to the trouble to write down their nutrition: what […]
I lack a back…Re-learning running…Women in the UFC…The fat doctor freaks out
By Iron Vic Steele
Thanks for all your advice. You have heavily influenced my training for the better. I am what you would call an eternal intermediate bodybuilder. I am looking to take my game to the next level but my back is weak […]
The Anabolic Properties of Food
By Duke Nukem
“Everyone wants to go to heaven – no one wants to die.”
-Blues Maestro Albert King
“Novice and intermediate bodybuilders ‘under-eat,’ and this is why they don’t have the muscle size that distinguishes the average bodybuilder from the great bodybuilder.” John Parrillo said this in 1985 and in 2015 this statement […]