In case you haven’t noticed, T-Muscle released their highly anticipated Anaconda™ Protocol (do not fear, I repented to the internet gods for linking to them) at the end of November. If you’re familiar with this whole project, you know it’s been in the works for quite some time now. If you know nothing of what I’m writing about today, take a look at my I, Bodybuilder rebuttal from August to better understand today’s composition. Matt Perryman already shared his thoughts – check it out. [Read more…]
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Chances are, if you’ve been working out for any extensive period of time, you’ve likely had a “workout partner” at one point. Your experience with said partner could’ve been great, mediocre or it could’ve been so treacherous that you would rather eat dirt or light your shorts on fire. I know about the latter from personal experiences.
I’ve had many friends and acquaintances over the years ask to work out with me, but something usually came up. Many flaked out, our schedules changed or I just got sick and tired of doing more talking than lifting. I guess the only time I’ve ever had a steady workout partner was during athletics when we all trained together – we had no choice. Then, after high school, my best friend lived with me for a summer and we continued to work out together. He’s been the only workout partner I could actually stand and this was because we had similar goals and shared the same athletic background, plus he is practically my brother. He then went off to school on a football scholarship and I was on my own again. [Read more…]
I must admit I am a FFB (Former Fat Boy). I am willing to bet many of the guys reading this were FFB’s. As a FFB I know we tend to think our metabolisms are subpar or we can’t build muscle efficiently due to our endomorphic proportions. This is what’s known as the FFBS (former fat boy syndrome). I say this is bullhonkey (nice attempt at swearing I know). The sad truth is being a former fat boy may even be worse on the psyche than starting out as a skinny bastard (as Joe DeFranco would say). My goal today is to reach out to all the FFB’s and offer some encouragement, hope and a swift kick in the ass. [Read more…]
A few weeks ago I was searching for the most innovative bodybuilding program the internet had to offer. I was hungry. I found myself at the end of my rope and about to place my last bet. At this point, I needed a miracle, a cure, a quick fix; I needed salvation.
My savior came in the form of a fancy article titled I, Bodybuilder. Sheesh, I feel like a sellout just linking to them. T-Muscle(or T-Nation?) has absolutely gone to the crazy house with this one. When this gem was published a few weeks back, my jaw literally hit the floor. I could not believe what I was reading. For a moment I got so lost in the copy that I thought I was reading a comic book about bodybuilders, seriously.
The article is an interview of sorts between Nate Green and Tim Patterson. There is a 4 minute long video at the beginning of the article with some really catchy taglines and phrases being read aloud by a Hollywood style voice over. [Read more…]
Lyle McDonald of BodyRecomposition is very well known for his in depth and no BS approach when discussing nutrition and fat loss. He has published a total of seven books, all of which are incredible resources especially when learning about proper dieting. To date, he has not published any books on training, but I suspect that day may come eventually.
Speaking of training, he has developed his own generic bulking routine which has its own sticky in the bodybuilding section on his infamous discussion forum. The program has been hashed out ad nauseam by the forum members and Lyle has referenced it in one of his training articles in which he discusses a few popular hypertrophy training programs such as DC Training and HST Training. [Read more…]