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Why arch in bench pressing? – Super shake: 1,000-calorie supplement stack – Bodybuilding coaches – Recuperative aides – Elder strength training – Hamstring alternatives

Vic Steele, I see the serious lifters at the gym I train at go through an elaborate ritual prior to doing a set of bench presses. They contort their backs and create a bridge in their spine as they bench press. They hold this exaggerated arch throughout the bench press. Why do the lifters see [...]

2020-03-29T23:33:54-04:00 March 29th, 2020|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

Muscle Meets Medicine -Alcohol and Muscle

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann Since the time when I first started lifting weights at a public gym as a young teenager, I have overheard countless conversations about party plans, after hours antics, and weekend escapes, often involving alcohol. It always seemed a bit bizarre to me that many of the people in the gym who [...]

2020-03-29T23:27:05-04:00 March 29th, 2020|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

Parrillo Training Innovations – Known as the Godfather of nutrition, John Parrillo is a training innovator of the 1st order

By Duke Nukem John Parrillo is rightly known as one of the foundational architects of modern bodybuilding. Primarily known as a nutritional innovator, Parrillo was largely responsible for codifying and systematizing the modern approach towards bodybuilding. Parrillo assembled all the pieces that make up modern bodybuilding. The integrated strategies we take for granted in 2020 [...]

2020-03-29T23:23:12-04:00 March 29th, 2020|Duke Nukem, The Press|


By Ron Harris Biceps training can get mundane after a while. The biceps are a simple muscle group, with only two main functions: to flex the arm and supinate the hand. As such, barbell and dumbbell curls, along with preacher curls and variations using machines and cable are about all we have to work with. [...]

2020-03-29T23:18:36-04:00 March 29th, 2020|A Bodybuilder is Born, 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|

David Patterson – Posing & Presentation: Master Class with Dr. Buff Building the physique is only 2/3rds of the battle

By Marty Gallagher David Patterson is a Pacific Northwest bodybuilding legend. Dave has the physique of a panther, not a rhino. When he began his bodybuilding career, Dave knew that with his height and lighter bone structure he would never out-muscle his shorter, stouter competitors. Being a thinking man’s bodybuilder, David pondered how best to [...]

2020-03-29T23:11:02-04:00 March 29th, 2020|Marty Gallagher, The Press|

Push and hug for pecs!? – Parrillo protein products: Vegetarian god-send – Vertical leap improvements require strength improvements – Home gym power routine – Sugar-buster! – Hi-tech, advantage or distraction?

By Iron Vic Steele Vic, I was reading a column of yours where you were talking about the difference between benching and flyes and how there are two “pec functions, pushing and hugging.” What does that mean? I understand pushing – hugging? How does hugging help build your pecs?? I do flyes with a pair [...]

2020-03-03T11:37:52-05:00 March 3rd, 2020|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

CapTri® C8 MCT: Exercise in a bottle

By John Parrillo The rise in the sales and marketing of MCT oil makes me shake my head. About 30 years ago, I introduced my MCT oil, CapTri® C8 MCT, after much research, and I believe it was one of the first such supplements on the market. I doubt if many people even knew what [...]

2020-03-03T11:26:14-05:00 March 3rd, 2020|by John Parrillo, 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|

When should you end your off-season?

By Ron Harris Who doesn’t love the off-season? We get to eat more and lift heavier with the goal of packing on new muscle mass. And because it’s cold outside, we don’t have to worry about staying terribly lean. But all good things must come to an end. How do you know when it’s time [...]

2020-03-03T11:05:22-05:00 March 3rd, 2020|Ron Harris, The Press|

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