Someone once described listening to the band Cryptopsy as “sticking your head in a clothes dryer full of rocks” That’s what trying to understand stacking peptide hormones can feel like: painful and confusing to say the least. It can be understood however. If you have a PhD in endocrinological physiology I might sound like the village idiot with my simplifications and analogies but for everyone else this is still going to be pretty complex.
We have all been told that alcohol causes fat gain, muscle loss, decreased protein synthesis, and decreased testosterone. I want to take a closer look at these claims, including the studies behind them (which are linked to the highlighted words below). We all bust our ass in the gym and we all deserve […]
The time is upon us to see the family, the in-laws, and watch our gains/hard work disappear in a single month. December and I have a love hate relationship. The following tips are strategies I use (about every other year because I love food) to minimize the damage of the holidays. There are ways to […]
Break Through Any Plateau with incorporating these different training techniques into your routine. One thing I have been having success with is incorporating static holds. This is a great way to smash through that stubborn plateau. A static hold is performed when an athlete holds an exercise while the muscle is in the contracted position […]
What most people don’t realize is that there are small diet changes that can be implemented to create a “pro-muscle building” state. In athletic circles we call this, creating an anabolic environment. It is important to minimize muscle-wasting periods during the day and help your body stay in an anabolic state as much as […]
Craze is a pre-workout supplement made by the supplement company Driven Sports. It has recently been pulled off of retail shelves as cautionary reports from labs started accruing. The reports are accusing Craze of containing an amphetamine analogue that is used as a recreational drug and has never before been used on humans.
There are so many fad smoothies out there they have polluted Google searches to the point of exhaustion. I am here to cut through the bullshit and give you guys something you want. This is a smoothie that will give you a ton of energy in the morning, let you keep your sick days for […]
I am writing this article out of frustration. For me, calves have been the hardest muscle to grow out of any individual muscle on my frame. The genetic gods have cursed me. The only thing that has come out the past fifteen years of calf training has been veins….more and more veins. My legs are […]
Big Ramy just turned 29 this month. The time has come for the young star to face the music. There is so much hype surrounding Big Ramy it’s ridiculous. I haven’t seen this much “raving” since the original Matrix came out. Needless to say, […]
It has been a little over a week since the young IFBB Pro, Big Ramy, placed 8th in the 2013 Mr. Olympia. He placed a little lower than many expected, but for it being his 2nd pro contest, he brought as much as he could and I was extremely impressed. He was admittedly nervous […]