Month: August 2014

Hypertrophy Specific Training – The Best Hypertrophy Program?

The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Hypertrophy Specific Training (HST), arrived on the scene in 2000 courtesy of the Think Muscle newsletter introduced by writer, Bryan Haycock. When the program was introduced, it was quite revolutionary for…

Under Construction Documentary Review

Under Construction or Self Destruction? From the documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster  Gregg Valentino: “Do you think girls look at me and go, “oh My God, that’s hot”? They like… “that’s fucking gross.” I walk into a club and the hottest girl could be there with her boyfriend and her boyfriend will see me and mush…

The Dead Pool

 September 2011 – Me: Hey man, did you hear Luke Wood and Art Atwood both died a week a part from one another? Friend: Wow….that’s a lot of dead-wood. “If you want the ultimate, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It’s not tragic to die doing what you love.” – Bodhi from the…

Nate Miyaki’s Intermittent Feast – The Best I.F Approach Yet?

When Martin Berkhan first bought the concept of Intermittent Fasting to maintstream popularity, he failed to capitalise on the venture resulting in a rush of “me-too” gurus exploiting  Berkhan’s work and bringing to the market some of the biggest copy+paste jobs seen this side of a contemporary Hollywood script. I therefore wasn’t expecting much when I started…

Current Self-Experiments In Progress

What’s New? After a year of wheel spinning in no productive direction, I finally feel like my training and diet are on point enough to begin putting together another contest prep for next year. I’ll compete in the men’s open intermediates with the goal of winning the overall title this time. I’m also game enough…

Muscle Magazines Review – July-August

Pre internet era, weight training and bodybuilding information was fairly scarce. We were pretty much limited to being spoon-fed through the gym grape vine, or via the monthly magazines that hit the news rack. Although we knew that most of the information was shit, I still remember devouring every mag for any morsel concerning training, diet…

Book Roundup – Military History Reads

British navy men exercise with artillery shells I’ve been interested in military history from about the time i started reading. With the recent commemoration marking the centenary since the start of the First World War, I though I’d include a round up of some of the military themed books I’ve read recently. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes To…

The Zyzz Legacy??

(Regarding Zyzz) “If you need to take that many drugs to look like that….you need to kill yourself – Jamie Lewis: Chaos and Pain. It’s been three years to the day that Russian born, Australian, Aziz Shavershian died in a sauna in Pattaya, Thailand. (Who the fuck uses a sauna in Pattaya?? – this place…