Bodybuilding National Championship

When you start competing in bodybuilding contests, you have many, many choices. Mention a national bodybuilding national championship, and the choices are just as diverse. There really is no one national championship for bodybuilding, there are many. But some are considered more important than others and carry more weight. National bodybuilding championships are sponsored by various organizations. For example, the NPC National bodybuilding championship contest is thought to be one of premier contests Read more [...]

Resistance Training

When you enter the gym, leave your counting at the door. Tracking reps just leads to confusion: "Is it low reps for mass and high reps to drop fat? Is it the other way around? Perhaps moderate reps are best for overall performance." "What counts as a high vs. low rep? What one person considers 12 reps at high weight could be another's warm-up." And so on. We've all heard numerous "rep-range" arguments, so let's sort through the bro science and take a look on what's really the best choice. First Read more [...]

Fat Burning Breakfast

One of my “go-to” breakfasts for eliminating belly fat is a high-protein shake. Protein revs up the metabolism and doesn’t have nearly the effect on insulin—that fat storage hormone we mentioned earlier—that carbs do. I use a high-quality whey protein from grass-fed cows as that provides one of the cleanest, most powerful sources of protein on the planet. For breakfast, I’ll mix the protein powder with either water or raw milk (still legal where I live). Then I’ll choose from Read more [...]

“Pumping Iron” vs “Generation Iron”

When it was announced in 2013 that a new “Pumping Iron” was being made, I rolled my eyes after hearing the news. “Pumping Iron” was released way back in 1977 and, since the release of that soon to be classic film, there has always been talk of another “Pumping Iron”. However, it was always just talk and it never came to be. Finally, in 2012, a full 35 years after “Pumping Iron” was released, it was confirmed that a sequel to that classic film was going to be made. Focusing on the Read more [...]