I've heard it time and time again. "Doctor Whyte, I've been fat my whole life and I've only had diabetes for a year, so it can't be related to my weight." Or "My child is big-boned. He'll lose weight once he starts to grow more. There's nothing to worry about." Unfortunately, we have a lot to worry about as we continue to put on the pounds. We're quickly becoming a country of overweight and obese people. Obesity is a real problem in the U.S. because it's making us sick -- literally!
In the late 1970s, only about 15% of American adults aged 20 to 74 and about 5% of kids were obese1. Today, it's up to about a third of adults and 17% of kids and teens2. Another third of folks are overweight. The scary part is that if you are actually at a normal weight, you're part of the minority! That's a big problem. Unfortunately, extra weight brings a whole host of health problems that get worse when we're carrying all those extra pounds . . . and actually get better when we lose weight, supplement correctly and increase our time exercising.
Are Modern Day Bodybuilders Grossly Over-trained?
The benefits of resistance training depend on the manipulation of several variables, including the intensity and frequency of training, as well as the volume of exercise needed to meet the goals of the individual.
The medical condition known as a hernia is very common in the fitness industry. The definition of a hernia is when the contents of any body cavity extend beyond their normal boundaries.
It is common for many hernias to be asymptomatic (producing no symptoms). The main issue with any hernia is stasis. When the body has any contents that can't circulate, this often leads to infection.
All too often we hear people say, "He looked incredible the week before the show, but awful on stage". That's what happens to a lot of bodybuilders who mistime their peak; only to look better a week before the competition or a week after the competition! Getting ready for a show primarily requires that a person systematically strip away as much body fat as possible without shedding valuable muscle mass.
In Part 1of this article series, I discussed some major changes that were made to Triple H's former training style. Hopefully it provided everyone with a general idea of how Triple H's training now differs and the rationale behind the changes. Now that everyone has somewhat of an idea behind my general training philosophy (as it pertains to Triple H); it's time to reveal Triple H's pre-Wrestlemania programming. This article will provide you with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the exact workouts performed by Triple H during the week leading up to Wrestlemania XXVIII!
GEN Labs, a relatively new supplement company in the nutrition world, has just released a new post-workout meal replacement shake called PROLIFR8 which is designed to address the many important aspects of post-exercise nutrition—muscle recovery, glycogen restoration, ATP replenishment, and joint repair.
During the past 2 years, Triple H has added 125 pounds to his bench press, 220 pounds to his box squat, 22 inches to his box jump...and he's become healthier and more athletic during the process. Learn how he did it in this exclusive, 2-Part article series!
Fast, medium or slow? That is the burning question when it comes to carbs. Bodybuilders hoping to maximize muscle mass while minimizing body fat need to understand the difference between a carbohydrate food that digests almost as soon as it hits the gut and others that break down considerably slower.
Lets' explore the facts regarding carbs and how you can apply these 10 carb commandments to build a custom nutrition profile that works uniquely with your body.
Not only was the 2012 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Los Angeles a fierce competition, it was also an educational experience that taught all in attendance how to turn your body into a lean, massive, fat-burning machine. Thanks to contest promoter Jon Lindsay, Rx Muscle and Myotropics Physique Nutrition teamed up and presented a doctorate-level nutrition seminar to all those in attendance. Heading up the talks was protein metabolism expert, Dr. Scott Connelly. He was accompanied by a star-studded panel consisting of Myotropics-sponsored athletes and well-known industry professionals such as Dave Palumbo, Pete Ciccone, Vince Andrich and Danny Hester. Anyone in attendance that day would gladly confirm that this just might have been the most profound and relevant seminar regarding building lean body mass and maximizing fat loss in the last 10 years.
Overuse injuries. We've all encountered them. In fact, let's face it: it's a basic part of training if we're going to take it to the top and give it our all. Or is it?