12000 plus Calorie Diet!

Below is a video demonstrating the 12000 plus calorie diet for Brian Shaw.  Brian is the winner of the 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 World's Strongest Man competition.  In the video Shaw eats 7 meals during a single day and consumes a wide range of proteins, carbs and fats.  He is 6'8 and weighs 423 lb. I find it a…

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How to Eat Healthily on the Road

http://www.bodybuilding.com/content/how-to-eat-healthy-on-the-road.html The above is a good article concerning a difficulty that many of us face - trying to eat healthily when travelling.  I would add that one can purchase green supplements (powder or pills) from sites like www.bulkpowders.co.uk to avoiding the need even for buying vegetables.  I am not saying that these supplements are a substitute for vegetables in the…

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PHIL HEATH WINS 6TH OLYMPIA TITLE IN A ROW!

Phil Heath has won his 6th consecutive Mr Olympia title.  This is also his total number of wins.  The joint record is 8 by Ronnie Coleman & Lee Haney. Haney & Coleman won their 8 titles consecutively, so Heath is not yet a record holder in terms of the number or order of titles won.  Arnold Schwarzenegger has won 7 titles…

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MR OLYMPIA THIS WEEKEND!

The Mr Olympia event is taking place this weekend, see here.  The reigning champion for the men's heavyweight competition is Phil Heath who has won the last 5 events, consecutively.  He is expected to be challenged in particular by Kai Greene and Dennis Wolfe. The physiques of the Olympia competitors are surreal for their size, definition, symmetry and muscularity.  Up until…

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22 Challenge Completed!

I have completed the 22 press up challenge today.  It was harder than I thought it would be as I normally give myself at least 2 complete rest days from resistance training per week and also trying to do press ups after your muscles are exhausted is tough. Here is a reminder of why I did it and some information…

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22 Challenge – half way point

I am half way through the 22 challenge - see this here.  The challenge stared in the USA and is designed to raise awareness of combat stress in service personal which can have tragic consequences such as work and relationship problems, depression, nightmares, insomnia and in the worst cases, suicide.  These are the people who are prepared to make the…

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The Importance of Recovery

Whether you weight train for strength or hypertrophy (size), progress effectively occurs through damage, regeneration and adaptation.  Expressing it unscientifically , your muscles improve to meet the demands that you place on them. It is important to remember that training will be counter-productive if you do not allow yourself to recover properly. For bodybuilding purposes, if you are an inter-mediate…

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Getting big & strong on a budget

Advice on diet for bodybuilding and power-lifting programs varies significantly but there is a consensus that a high amount of protein is required.  The official recommended amount of protein consumption for health reasons alone is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of lean body weight and you will certainly need more than this amount to make good progress. When I…

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Dead-lift Training

Pictured above - Andy Bolton, the first man to dead-lift over 1000 lbs. I completed my dead-lift training today on the 8th August 2016.  The dead-lift is my favourite of the 3 power-lifts; unlike the squat or the bench press you can go beyond failure without having a training partner. Due to the strain that the dead-lift places on the…

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22/22 press up challenge for servicemen

Today on the 4th August 2016 I will start the 22 x 22 press up challenge to raise awareness of suicide by ex service personal. Named the 22 Push-Up Challenge, it was started by an organization named 22Kill. The challenge is asking for people to upload videos while they do push-ups, with 22Kill looking to capture at least 22 million push-ups…

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