Month: August 2011

Nicotine and Fat Loss

One thing I’ve been experimenting the past few months is using Nicotine Gum to assist in fat loss. I got the idea from reading about how competitive bodybuilders would sometimes take up smoking before a contest because of its fat burning effects, as well as from a recent Chris Shugart article titled ‘ 50 Hits…

Mind Games & Blow Outs

Lowering calories post binge the other day to around 1700 calories caused extreme energy loss and mind fucks this week. I’m not sure if combined with the sudden binge and subsequent lowering of calories induced the wicked drop in mental state and energy, but this has been by far the hardest week thus far. Some days…

Eating’s Not Cheating

You hear the phrase ”cheat day” bandied around quite often in dieting discussions whereby said dieter is aloud one day out of the week to fulfill their every dietary desire. Cheat days are supposed to enable dietary compliance by giving the dieter a break from the often monotonous selection of diet foods allowed. On a…

PLP Program Review

In the past 60 days I have done in addition to my regular workouts, 2370 chins, lunges and over 6000 pushups as part of Chad Waterbury’s PLP Program.   I have had some success doing some of Chad’s high frequency stuff in the past, and before I started this I was doing 100 pushups daily…

Posing Practice

I love the training. I love the dieting. I love the intricacies of supplementation and experimentation. Practising posing…..not so much. A necessary evil when competing, if you don’t know how to show it off by, a poor posing routine can relegate some of the best physiques (Paul Dillet from the 90s pro scene for example),…

Wendler 5/3/1 Review

As I’ve discussed in previous posts, while bulking over the past 6 months I became a big fan of Thibaudeau’s HP Mass. Some of the main reasons for ceasing that particular program was that 1) It was really starting to intrude on living a balanced life. Finishing work at 5-5:30, then going to the gym…