Month: January 2016

Five Bullet Friday

What I’m Reading Anything You Want – Derek Sivers A short read on the the reflections and lessons learned from entrepreneur and founder of CD-Baby.com. In a time when independent musicians were locked out of the distribution chain by larger corporations, Sivers’ CD-Baby provided a platform for many artists to circumvent the traditional system and…

My Ten Favourite Reads Of 2015

Since I’m in Asia, the (Chinese) new year hasn’t technically started, so this retroactive post on my top 10 favourite reads from last year is still relevant. I’m a pretty eclectic reader, so it’s hard to rank my reads in order of preference or nominate “favourites”. So, in no particular order…. The Obstacle Is the…

8 Weeks Out

I feel the last two weeks have been a period of stagnation. To riff on King Claudius from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “when troubles come, they come not as single spies, but as battalions” and although there’s been nothing of major consequence, I’ve been riding a 14 day long wave of stress that’s affected training, nutrition and…

Muscular Development – February 2016

Akim Williams graces the cover this month. Never heard of the guy before, but he’s placed in the league of Power-Bodybuilders who are as strong as they look. Why is it that this new breed all look like one and the same person with no distinguishing features? Williams, Lockett, Max Charles? They may as well be…

Five Bullet Friday

What I’m Reading “Smart Cuts – How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success” – Shane Snow The traditional approach to career advancement and business strategy is redundant – the truly innovative are taking non-linear and lateral approaches to achieve greater success in less time. Smart-Cuts, as opposed to “short-cuts”, are maverick though amoral hacks to realising…

Feeder Workouts and Specialisation

In addition to the my daily Big Beyond Belief workouts, I also perform 20-30 minute feeder or specialisation workouts in the morning 6 days a week. I keep these simple and use them primarily to incorporate extra volume which I feel helps tremendously with recovery and keeping the body-part continuously pumped. To read more about…

Five Bullet Friday

What I’m Reading “Gulp -Adventures on the Alimentary Canal” –  Mary Roach. Considering the amount of food we ingest as bodybuilders, this might be one of the most fascinating and important books you ever read on the rarely thought about and otherwise taboo journeys our food take through the alimentary canal. Not only is our very…

Big Beyond Belief Results

I remember first purchasing the book, “Big Beyond Belief” when my weightlifting journey began over 20 years ago. I saw an ad for it in a bodybuilding mag and was captivated by the article style marketing copy that is industry standard now, but so rare back then. This was still pre-internet days so I had to pick up…

70days – 10 Weeks Out

Here are some updates 70 days out from the comp. These pics were taken 2 days after my last high calorie-high carb day, first thing in the morning after a few sets of bodyweight dips, chins, laterals and vacuums. No filters or adjustments made to any of the pics.