Month: June 2016

Five Bullet Friday

We’re not supposed to see our superheroes grow old, weak and die Things I’ve Read A Fighter’s Heart: One Man’s Journey Through the World of Fighting – Sam Sheridan This companion book to the amazing”Fighter’s Mind” chronicles Sheridan’s eye opening journey through the world of fighting. He travels to different locales in a travelogue of…

Training and Diet Update

531 receives a lot of criticism from the hardcore powerlifting demographic, but I find it can compliment a bodybuilder’s goals nicely when switching from a hypertrophy dominant, high frequency/volume approach. First and foremost, progress is dependant upon progressive overload. While this can be achieved in a number of ways, there’s few more satisfying to a…

5 Bullet Friday

What I’m Reading Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes—and What We Can Learn from Them – Mark McClusky In the 70’s series, “The Six Billion Dollar Man”, the intro narration announced that science had the power to not only save the near dead Steve Austin, but “rebuild him; ‘We…

Muscular Development Review – June 2016

Dana Linn Bailey graces the cover this month which is a metaphor for how anachronistic the concept of the “magazine” is in the digital age. By the time these things hit the media stands, the information is already a dinosaur. DLB, her star fading, likewise seems to be “yesterday’s news” in an industry that operates on…

Under Construction 2 Review

“Daunting” is a word I’d choose for any director wanting to take on the task of creating a documentary about bodybuilding. Beyond the cliches and caricatures often used to thinly portray the world of muscle and weights, it’s a fundamentally shallow topic. Bodybuilders themselves rarely make for interesting foils representative of their sport. Added to…