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Lack of energy – Back attack – Chocolate switch out – Leg extension yay or nay – Fishing boat refuel – Symmetrical impasse?

2019-05-17T17:39:25-04:00 May 17th, 2019|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

By Iron Vic Steele Howdy, I am a pretty good female bodybuilder up here in Montana. I am 50 and have been competing off and on for 20 years (more off than on, recently.) I am naturally lean and wiry. Being overweight has never been an issue. For me, the battle has always been adding [...]

Parrillo Pre-Workout Power

2019-05-17T17:25:37-04:00 May 17th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

By John Parrillo If you want more oomph in your workouts, then make sure you’re powering up properly with pre-workout supplements – a regimen that will help boost your strength, increase your focus, and give you a turbo-surge of energy. Here’s a protocol I recommend: CREATINE One of the most amazing and effective bodybuilding supplements [...]

Do you train hard enough? Knowing what to do is only half the battle

2019-05-17T17:20:07-04:00 May 17th, 2019|The Press|

By Andre Newcomb It was chest and biceps day, and this was the end of the training session. The two sweat-drenched bodybuilders were down to the final exercises of a session that had already lasted 48-minutes. And they weren’t done yet by a long shot. As was their habit, when they were ¾ of the [...]

The best way to train your first year – Stick to the fundamentals

2019-05-17T17:08:31-04:00 May 17th, 2019|The Press|

By Scott Canatsey – Lead trainer at the Parrillo Performance training facility At Parrillo Performance, we have a lot of people come through the door looking to begin a vigorous weight training program that will yield serious muscular gains. There is always a great excitement and typically a misperception of what all is entailed in [...]

Is Fasted Cardio Best?

2019-05-17T16:52:27-04:00 May 17th, 2019|Dr Jeremy Girmann, The Press|

By Dr. Jeremy Girmann This month’s question comes from Performance Press reader, Andrew: “I heard that fasted cardio will help me to burn more fat compared to cardio that is done after I eat. Is this true?” Ah…the cardio conundrum. Before answering this question directly, let me start with a few general thoughts on cardio [...]

Don’t Give Up! 4 ways to keep gaining when you need to go lighter on compound movements

2019-05-17T16:45:18-04:00 May 17th, 2019|Ron Harris, The Press|

By Ron Harris Sooner or later it will happen. Either an injury or a more insidious long-term degradation of the joints like arthritis will force you to lighten up considerably on the meat-and-potato compound movements that built most of your muscle mass. That’s when a lot of people just give up and quit lifting. They [...]

Miguel Lopez – A Lifelong Athlete Turns to Bodybuilding

2019-05-17T16:38:22-04:00 May 17th, 2019|The Press|

Miguel Lopez was born in Puerto Rico in 1993. As a youngster he was athletic, energetic and tall for his age. Blessed with quick reflexes and a loads of fast-twitch muscle fiber, he was a natural for volleyball and basketball. “I discovered I could leap. At age 15 I could dunk and by age 16 [...]

May 2019 Parrillo Performance Newsletter

2019-05-08T11:43:40-04:00 May 8th, 2019|Newsletters|

You could end up on the cover of the Performance Press We want to hear from you! All you need is to: • E-mail us a short paragraph about yourself and why you should be featured.• Provide 5 – 8 high resolution photos• Answer some interview questions• Have a photo release signed by any professional [...]

Training partners – Back after sickness – Triceps exercise ranking order – Recovery accelerator – What is the best trap exercise?

2019-04-16T23:42:52-04:00 April 16th, 2019|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

By Iron Vic Steele Greetings! I was recently asked to join a training group of four guys. They asked if I wanted to become one of their training partners. These guys get together three times a week to train at the local Gold’s Gym. I would classify them as intermediate level bodybuilders. They don’t compete [...]


2019-04-16T23:33:50-04:00 April 16th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

By John Parrillo Can the supplement calcium pyruvate make body fat vanish? At least three studies say – yes. An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study looked at 13 obese women who went on a pretty low-calorie diet (500 calories daily) for 3 weeks. Half the women supplemented with 19 grams of pyruvate and 12 [...]

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