• Barbell complex guide
    Strength

    Do Barbell Complex For Size & Conditioning

    Chances are, you’ve never heard of the barbell complex before now. And that’s OK; they aren’t an indispensable part of weight training, they aren’t widely used, and there’s nothing about them that tells us everybody should be doing them.  But we promise you this; they are devastatingly effective for quickly building raw mass and real strength.  The great thing about barbell complexes is that they are so damn SIMPLE! They can be tailored to suit your goals, time and equipment restrictions – hell, you can even just choose the movements you like best.  The best thing about them though is the results they get. We’ve never seen anyone do a solid 12…

  • Interval training burns fat effectively
    Fitness

    Interval Training For Fat Loss

    Interval training is all the rage right now. It hasn’t quite achieved crossfit levels of fanboy-dom, but it’s close.  It’s definitely trendy to scoff at steady state cardio these days. It’s usually personal trainers or gym newbies who take the strongest opinion about cardio; they laugh at the people running steadily on the treadmill for 30 minutes, call them stupid, and say they’re wasting their time.  For them, it’s all about interval training. To listen to some personal trainers these days, you’d think that step-mills made you fat; it’s interval training that really burns the pounds off.  While the ridicule and dismissal of steady state cardio is – obviously – stupid…

  • Seafood boosts testosterone
    Diet

    Eat Seafood For A Quick Testosterone Boost

    Eating seafood could be one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated ways of elevating your testosterone levels.  Plenty of men today obsess over testosterone. Now that we understand that testosterone is the key to what makes men, well, men, guys spend a lot of time thinking about how to get more of it. This has of course led to a steep rise in the number of people using anabolic steroids. What effect this will have on the population’s health in the future is not known. But we know that it probably isn’t going to be positive! For the vast majority of people, however, steroids are not an option. Too many health…

  • Do testosterone boosters work?
    Supplements

    Do Testosterone Boosters Really Work?

    Natural testosterone boosters are a hot topic right now in the world of bodybuilding.  They are currently one of the fastest selling supplement categories; manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand as their natural test boosters fly off the shelves.  However, they are also widely-admonished. Lots of people hate testosterone boosters. They are extremely vocal in their disliking too; it isn’t hard to find articles, YouTube videos, and interview segments where people have called them an outright scam.  This hasn’t been helped by the advent of prohormones. This class of substances has attracted an enormous amount of attention over the past couple of years, most of it negative. Rightly so; prohormones…

  • Supplements

    Rice Protein Powder – Worth A Try?

    Protein, protein, protein.  People never get tired of talking about protein.  If someone has recently just started working out, we guarantee they’re talking non-stop about protein; where they get theirs, where you get yours, how much they’re eating, how it’s the most important ting for health, etc.  The truth is that protein is really not that important, even for building muscle.  The amount of protein used to create a muscle cell is not that much. Only 20% of muscle tissue is composed of muscle proteins by weight; the rest is water, polyphenols, and so on. The entire human musculoskeletal system only contains about 3-10kg of muscle, depending on your height,…

  • Health

    Does Alcohol Raise Estrogen?

    Alcohol isn’t good for you.  We don’t really need to tell you that! But few men really care a great deal about the harmful effects of alcohol. It’s such a big part of western culture that we tend to just ignore the damage done by alcohol. Chances are, you enjoy drinking alcohol, and you do it regularly. You probably have a beer now and then, the odd glass of wine with dinner, and every once in a while you might go out and get drunk. None of this really bothers you because you don’t care what alcohol does to your kidneys. Like most men, you just leave that for future…

  • Vitamin C and health
    Health

    Importance Of Vitamin C

    Vitamins and minerals are much more important for health and performance than macronutrients like carbs and protein. Yet they are usually completely overlooked by fitness enthusiasts. Everybody talks about carbs, and we’ve all been asked how much protein we eat. But rarely does anyone ask “where do you get your zinc?” or “how much vitamin C do you get per day?” This is a huge error in our opinion. If you want to maximize your health, extend your lifespan, and stay as fit and functional as possible into well into old age, then overlooking vitamins and minerals is a big mistake. And of all the vitamins, none are quite as…

  • Eat more berries for health
    Diet

    Why You Should Be Eating More Berries

    We’d be willing to bet just about anything that you could do with eating more berries. They’re great for your gut microbiome, and for your immune system. We don’t care how healthy you think your diet is right now, or how much fruit you eat. We’ve never met anybody who we think wouldn’t benefit from getting more berries down their throats each day.  Berries are perhaps the most nutritious, healthful kind of fruit that you can eat. A high consumption of berries is closely correlated with a wide range of health benefits, from lower incidence of certain diseases to better metabolic efficiency.  When combined with other dietary interventions – such…

  • Vitamin D sunshine
    Health

    Vitamin D & Testosterone – Why You Should Get Plenty Of Sun

    We don’t need to tell you how important testosterone is for men.  It is the key to a man’s strength, vitality, and energy.  Excessive amounts of testosterone are lethal of course; having too much testosterone is why so many men die so much earlier than women.  But having healthy testosterone levels is a prerequisite for a man to be fit, muscular, energetic, and confident (to say nothing of having a healthy sex life).  Or to put it another way, a serious testosterone deficiency is known to cause everything from low mood and poor immune system function to low libido and even male impotence.  It’s no wonder then that men today…

  • You should be doing farmers walks
    Strength

    Why You Should Do Farmers Walks

      Farmers walks are one of the most effective and under-utilized exercises in the world. None of the major fitness magazines, blogs or YouTubers really talk about farmers walks. The reason is that most of them have no interest in helping you achieve the physique you actually want; they just care about pulling you in with gimmicks and then selling you their “secret workout plan” for $79.99 a pop. We can’t think of any other reason why so may people would completely overlook the farmers walk when programming strength training, either for themselves or for their clients. The farmers walk is an incredible exercise; it is good for building mass,…