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[30 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Grow Bigger Guns.

After winning the 2003 Canadian Championships and deputing at the 2004 Toronto Pro, Frank McGrath went MIA for the next five years, not finishing a single pro show despite false starts. This year the enigma returned and landed in the top 10 at the Tampa Bay Pro. Now McGrath shares with us his arm-expanding tips and favorite routine.
MCGRATH’S WELL-ARMED STRATEGY
* Supersetting a biceps exercise with a triceps exercise is crucial for localizing the pump in his upper arms.
* With the exception of pushdowns, all of his bi and tri exercises …

Interviews »

[29 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
THE RETURN OF THE GIANT KILLER – part three.

August, 2001
THE RETURN OF THE GIANT KILLER – part three
by Jason Meuller
Jason Meuller: So, did the treatment that you received at the hands of the IFBB, on more than one occasion, have anything to do with you signing on with the WBF?
Danny Padilla: The IFBB is a great organization, but let’s face it, America’s about big. Bodybuilding is about the being the biggest, tallest, strongest guy in the world . . . and for some reason, the powers that be thought that a guy like me just couldn’t sell because …

Interviews »

[28 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
THE RETURN OF THE GIANT KILLER – part one.

August, 2001
THE RETURN OF THE GIANT KILLER – part one
by Jason Meuller
Jason Meuller: What are some of the major titles you’ve won?
Danny Padilla: When I was very young?
JM: Yes.
DP: Well, for the local area I was the youngest guy to ever win Mr. Rochester, which is the town we’re in right now. I was only 18 years old at the time and still in high school. Some of the major titles I’ve held in the IFBB include Mr. America, Mr. USA, Mr. Universe, and I placed top 5 in …

Interviews »

[27 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
THE RETURN OF THE GIANT KILLER – part two.

August, 2001
THE RETURN OF THE GIANT KILLER – part two
by Jason Meuller
Jason Meuller: So what’s going to happen if Danny Padilla competes and does well against guys twenty-five years younger than he is?
Danny Padilla: I suppose I’ll have to reveal the secrets behind my comeback and longevity in the sport. When you look at me, you cannot guess my age, I have good skin texture, and I really don’t feel any different in the gym now than I did 25 years ago. So obviously I’m doing something right, you …

BodyBuilding Supplements »

[26 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Supplements that increase testosterone production.

Each bodybuilder who did a steroid cycle knows what is to have low testosterone levels after cycle is finished. This is due to the fact that during cycle your body got external testosterone and its ability to produce its own has decreased.  However  you can have low testosterone production even if you are not after a steroid cycle but due to other reasons such as: unhealthy way of life,  junk food, not enough sleep, etc. I will give you examples of a few very important supplements which will raise your …

Interviews »

[25 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Interview with Danny Padilla.

Very interesting and motivational interview with Danny Padilla. He talks about his training and his preparing for Mr.Olympia 1981.

Competitions, News »

[24 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
FAME International Championships – Results.

* Richard Sequin – Exceptional Physique Award & Super Grandmaster Champion. Richard remembers when he first hit the weights in the furnace room of his parents house as a teenager. Now at 69 years old Richard definitely wowed the crowd!
* Silvana Arcila – Exceptional Performance Award. Watch out world! At only 18 years old, Silvana’s FAME Stage debut was a huge success and we’re all anxious to cheer her on as she rises to stardom! We’re thrilled that Silvana and boyfriend Danny Delgado (who also competed and placed a very …

Training »

[23 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
3 Tips to Build Bigger Shoulders.

Large, well developed shoulders are aesthetically pleasing but also provide supporting strength for most upper body exercises. Below are three tips to build bigger shoulders while increasing overall strength.
Always Stretch And Warm Up Thoroughly
Many weight lifters struggle to develop impressive shoulder width because of recurring injuries. The shoulders are involved to varying degrees with most upper body movements, making them one of the most over worked muscle groups. Once the shoulder is injured, it limits your ability to work other muscles like the chest and back which can set your …

Nutrition »

[20 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Arginine + ZMA?

Is it best to take them alone or can they be paired up?
Arginine and ZMA. Each of these two powerful bodybuilding supplements has been found to be most effective when taken alone, yet each is also best taken at night, before bed. Sounds like a conundrum worthy of Weider Publications Senior Science Editor Jim Stoppani.
Says Dr. Stoppani, FLEX recommends that you take a minimum of 3 grams to as much as 10 g of arginine before workouts. Arginine will increase levels of nitric oxide, which will enhance blood flow to …

Steroids Use »

[19 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Best moment to take steroids.

This is the question each bodybuilder have to answer. However the answer is simple in the same time there are many factors which should be taken into account.
1.First thing is your age. If you do not have at least 22 years do not even think about steroids.
2. Second thing is your experience. If you have not trained at least 3 years naturally then it is still not the time for steroids. The idea is that you must get maximum of your genetics after which you can start taking steroids to …

News »

[17 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Weider Lawsuit Against GLG Life Tech.

A joint venture was set up between GLG Life Tech Corporation (”GLG”) and Weider Global Nutrition (”Weider”), combining GLG’s knowledge of stevia and Weider’s expertise in marketing, sales and distribution of health and nutritional products. In their Shareholders’ Agreement, GLG and Weider stated their intention was to maximize stevia-based product sales through Sweet Naturals throughout the world. On October 14, 2009, however, GLG announced that it formed its own sales team for stevia-based products.
On November 4, 2009, Weider filed a Statement of Claim against GLG with the Supreme Court …

Competitions, Headline, News »

[17 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Ironman Pro contest is cancelled – Official Release.

(November 13, 2009 – Oxnard, California) Iron Man Magazine Publisher John Balik reported today that the Pro Fight Supplements Iron Man Pro bodybuilding contest, originally slated to take place on Saturday, January 23, 2010, is being rescheduled for an as of yet undetermined date. The contest, which celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2009, is one of the longest running IFBB Pro shows in the world.
For the last six years, the Iron Man Pro has been held in conjunction with The Bodybuilding.com Los Angeles Fitness Expo, produced by National Fitness Productions. …

Competitions, News »

[11 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
2009 IFBB Sacramento Pro Results.

Toney Freeman was the favorite, and Toney Freeman won the show, but not without a fight by Craig Richardson, who in many people’s opinion, almost took the title from Toney. Robert Portrokowics from Poland qualified too for the 2010 Olympia here, with Kris Dim and Ed Nunn just missing it. Here for the results for the 2009 IFBB Sacramento Pro Men’s Bodybuilding.
1. Toney Freeman
2. Craig Richardson
3. Robert Piotrkowicz
4. Kris Dim
5. Edward Nunn
6. Mark Dugdale
7. Grigori Atoyan
8. Darrem Charles
9. Martin Kjellstrom
10. Khalid Almohsinawi
11. Adorthus Cherry
12. Frederic Sauvage
13. Marcus Becht
14. Emmanouil Karamanlakis
15. …

Training »

[11 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
What Happens within the muscles in response to different rep ranges?

By Tom Venuto
The primary difference between the effects of rep ranges on the adaptive response depends on whether the load affects neural factors (low reps) or metabolic factors (higher reps). When you train with low reps (1 – 5), the adaptations that make you stronger are mostly neurological: You develop an increased ability to recruit more muscle fibers, you stimulate the higher threshold fibers that are not activated with high rep, low weight sets, you decrease neuromuscular inhibition, and there is increased coordination between the muscle groups. However, with low …

Steroids Cycles »

[9 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
8 Week Cutting Cycle.

Here is a simple cutting diet and all the relevent training dieting information to go along with it.

8 Week Cutting Cycle
WEEKS 1-8 : Winstrol 50mg Every Day
WEEKS 1-6 : Trenabol 75mg Every Day
WEEKS 1-8 : Testosterone Propionate 100mg Every Other Day
WEEKS 4-8 : Masteron 100mg Every Other Day
PCT
With this cycle PCT should start at week 8
WEEK 8: 40mg Tamoximed/100mg Clomid daily
WEEK 9: 30mg Tamoximed/ 50mg Clomid daily
WEEK 10: 20mg Tamoximed/ 50mg Clomid daily
DIET WHILE ON CYCLE
Eat every …

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