Month: July 2014

Buying Supplements in Thailand

I used to take a lot of supplements. Well, not quite as many as Google executive and author of The Singularity, Ray Kurzweil takes, but enough to do damage to my budget, possibly some vital organs and fill a large kitchen cupboard or two. Moving to Thailand and adopting a life of minimalism has considerably curtailed…

Afghan Bodybuilding Documentary

(Contains some spoilers – hit the link to watch the film here) Soldiers fight off hordes of people clamouring to get inside to watch a local bodybuilding show….Sounds of nearby explosions and gunfire accompany the clanging of weights during workouts…..Amateur competitors are revered as national heroes, interviewed and mentioned in propaganda broadcasts….. Protein supplements and…

Book Roundup – 5 Reads to Enhance Creativity & Learning

“The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance” – Josh Waitzkin. Child chess prodigy, Waitzkin, first shot to prominence as the subject matter for the 90’s film, “Searching for Bobby Fischer”. After achieving world class status as a chess player, Waitzkin went on to become international champion many times over in the competitive martial…

Christian Thibaudeau YouTube Interview

Watched an interesting interview with coach, Christian Thibaudeau the other day who spoke on a range of topics including high performance training and its components why bodybuilding methods suck for the majority progression and improvement overtraining fatigue management program design weakness correction relationship between strength and bodybuilding hard gainers (some very interesting points here) digestive issues Ben…

Velocity Diet Review

Velocity Atrocity Back in the early 2000’s when it came to the topic of gaining muscle mass, the most common refrain among bodybuilding forum participants and article writers was “just fuckin’ eat!!” While there’s some merit to maintaining a caloric surplus for a short period of time, eating for the simple sake of filling your pie-hole without…

Feed Your Head – Grow Your Mind.

Love to Lift – Love to Read The best thing to happen to books was the introduction of the e-reader and I never go anywhere without my Kindle. I’m not restricted to how many books I can carry and I can annotate, note take and export/share my quotes with other readers. I cycle through anywhere…

Competing In Natural Bodybuilding

A Retrospective Competing in a natural show was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Even though it was three years ago, the experience still sticks firmly in my mind and has been enough to dissuade a repeat return to the stage. A recent journal article submitted by Eric Helms, Alan Aragon and Peter…