Month: June 2014

Book Roundup – Muscle & Strength Training Reads

Bodybuilding, Training and Motivational Book Reviews “Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning” – Dan John – Dan’s competed at the highest levels in various strength sports and rubbed shoulders with some of the best minds and trainers in the business. This compilation of articles represents his accumulated years of training, nutritional…

The Best (and worst) Bodybuilding and Lifting YouTube Channels

“The Medium in the Mass-Age” No one would ever accuse  bodybuilders of being a narcissistic bunch, but YouTube provides the perfect medium for their egocentricism to take full blossom in the form of animated digital sound and Technicolor. I suppose it’s only natural that as YouTube caters primarily to assholes, it’s content will be, by and large, devised…

Generation Iron Review

Generation Whine When I first made contact with the iron 20 years ago, I could give a shit about the sport of bodybuilding. Discovering and watching the VHS Pumping Iron cassette rented from my local video store was one of those rare, life-moment game changes. Watching these characters -their passion, camaraderie and resultant larger than life physiques,…

Modafinil Review

Limitless or Limited? In the days before the current nootropic and stimulant market explosion of choice, the (legal) go-to products for increased brain-wattage were limited to a double shot espresso and if you were daring, hardcore or a trucker on a double-shift, No-Doz tablets. You could procure some ephedrine or Ultimate Orange if you were…

Things I Don’t Miss

I Am Jack’s Reflective Rant In the six months since I’ve left my old life behind and embarked on this new existence of minimalism, nomadic existence and lifestyle revision, I’ve gained a whole new appreciation for the simplification and pure joy of living that such an approach begets. I’d say that the seeds were planted…

Many Roads….

Mike Mentzer dieted down for competitions on 2-3 meals a day at super low calories. Milos Sarcev reportedly could live on pastries and maple syrup and still stay lean. Serge Nubret ate one meal a day in the evening comprised of beans and horse meat. Sergio Oliva ate burgers and drank cans of Coke right…

Long Term Intermittent Fasting

Why I’ve chosen IF as a lifestyle I have used intermittent fasting as my primary strategy for staying healthy, mentally switched on, strong and in shape for over three years now, making only very occasional returns to more frequent eating schedules in order to experiment and occasionally shake things up. I keep coming back to IF…