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The Parrillo Principles Old – School Style! Back to the (bodybuilding) future

By Duke Nukem My friend Matt called totally exasperated. “They closed my gym! I can’t train.” I had known Matt for twenty years. An ex-bodybuilder, Matt stands 5-7 and once competed at a thick, full and ripped 180-pounds. Now Matt is a soft 205. He still trains quite a bit; he just hasn’t made any [...]

2020-05-23T10:12:38-04:00 May 23rd, 2020|Duke Nukem, Parrillo Principles, The Press|


By John Parrillo  Growth hormone (GH) is an important hormone produced by 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 trigger the release of stored body fat. GH also goes to the liver [...]

2020-03-29T23:15:40-04:00 March 29th, 2020|Parrillo Principles, The Press|

The Bodybuilding Lifestyle – The Parrillo approach is a unified and integrated system

By Duke Nukem Bodybuilding has many components: Bodybuilding is a lot more than doing curls and bench presses. Bodybuilding is a lot more than lifting weights. Factually, the defining characteristic of bodybuilding is nutrition - yet nutrition alone is not enough. Nutrition alone is dieting. Aerobic training is an indispensable part of the bodybuilding process. [...]

2020-03-03T11:13:56-05:00 March 3rd, 2020|Parrillo Principles, The Press|

Building Muscle while Shedding Body fat: The highest form of the bodybuilding art

By Andre Newcomb When a fitness devotee decides to get super serious about taking their physique to the next level, they will eventually turn to bodybuilding strategies and principles. What is bodybuilding? It is the blending of progressive resistance training, aerobics and nutrition in order to sculpt and mold the human body. The goal of [...]

2020-01-25T23:00:02-05:00 January 25th, 2020|Parrillo Principles, The Press|

Nutrition and Food Preparation – Overlooked, undervalued

By Andre Newcomb The biggest single factor in bodybuilding success is nutrition; the biggest single factor in in bodybuilding failure is nutrition. Success or failure is dependent on the ability or inability of the trainee to successfully establish and then faithfully adhere to the strict and unbending guidelines of a true bodybuilding diet. Without precision [...]

2019-12-09T00:45:01-05:00 December 9th, 2019|Parrillo Principles, The Press|

The Perfect Parrillo Workout – BodyStat to the rescue

By Andre Newcomb As of late, Frank was doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. It was time for some serious changes. He had just competed in his third-ever bodybuilding show and had placed 5th out of six in his age group. He was hugely disappointed. He had thought he had [...]

2019-10-17T01:50:43-04:00 October 17th, 2019|Parrillo Principles|

Building the Metabolism: Want to get BIG and RIPPED? Here’s how…

By Andre Newcomb One of John Parrillo’s most important and controversial ideas was his contention that, over time and with strict nutritional and exercise adherence, the metabolism could be “built.” In many ways this is the fundamental Parrillo precept, one upon which the entire Parrillo philosophy of bodybuilding is constructed. Metabolism is defined as “the [...]

2019-08-11T21:45:22-04:00 August 11th, 2019|Parrillo Principles, The Press|

Parrillo Secrets – Tips and tactics that can take your physique to the next level

By Andre Newcomb John Parrillo is a repository of bodybuilding knowledge. He is a flesh-and-blood Google when it comes to training, nutrition or supplementation. Parrillo is a wellspring of pertinent information; he has an inert ability to size up a bodybuilder and provide them immediately with applicable information and strategies that enables the trainee to [...]

2019-06-23T11:36:39-04:00 June 23rd, 2019|Parrillo Principles|

The Case for Casein – Build muscle and reduce body fat – while you sleep!

By Duke Nukem It takes science awhile to catch up to bodybuilding and it takes bodybuilding awhile to catch up to John Parrillo. Case in point: casein. Parrillo Hi-Protein powder™ is a casein protein, one of nature’s highest quality proteins. Casein protein had been somewhat eclipsed with the widespread introduction and popularity of whey-based protein. [...]

2019-04-16T20:47:27-04:00 April 16th, 2019|Parrillo Principles, The Press|

The Quest to become Maximally Ripped – Entering a bodybuilding show? Want to be maximally lean for the beach? Here is how to shred

By Andre Newcomb Bodybuilders are, hands down, the world’s greatest dieters. When it comes to getting maximally lean (while retaining muscle mass) competitive bodybuilders are unrivaled. Over the past 50 years elite bodybuilders have perfected the strategies and procedures that enable them to routinely whittle down to sub-5% bodyfat levels, even at the local and [...]

2019-03-14T14:36:45-04:00 March 14th, 2019|Parrillo Principles, The Press|

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