Thursday, February 19, 2009

Steroid Freaks

I really must say that cheaters are losers.  I have had enough of hearing about another athlete being guilty of taking drugs.  I watched A-Fraud-A-Roid-A-hole make up some insincere crap about his ignorance of taking steroids.  He wants me to feel sorry for him, I don't think so.  He claims that because he makes a lot of money he has tremendous pressure to live up to.  Well, dink (A-Roid) we all bust our ass working trying to make a living on a lot less money than you make and we all have the pressures of life on our shoulders.  We have to support families and make ends meet to survive, while jerks like you are playing a silly game.  I work over eighty hours a week and get run down. You don't see me injecting steroids into my body to get the so called "energy boost."  Give me a break!  My hate against steroids goes much further than the idiots playing baseball. I hate all the so called "bodybuilders" that claim they are natural when they are all taking drugs.  I was at the check out line at the grocery store the other day and I couldn't help but notice a magazine called "Flex". It is supposively a fitness magazine that promotes health and bodybuilding.  The guy that was on the cover was so over developed. He didn't even look human.  These clowns are cheaters.  Ronnie Coleman the so called greatest bodybuilder of all time is trying to make a come back. What a joke this guy was an average looking guy 15 years ago, now he is this  mammoth out of proportion steroid freak.  There are pictures online that show the before and after transformaton of this idiot.  Jay Cutler is a poser who looks fat and bloated on the off season and then magically appears in the summer magazines all ripped and shredded at 250 pounds.  Do the editors of these so called muscle magazines think that the general public are dumb and will believe that these clowns are natural.  It is bullshit!!  The steroid users have tainted the world of naturalism.  Those idiots look terrible anyway.  If that what the best looking body in the world is supposed to look like, then that is messed up.  I will take a physique like Eugene Sandow or Vince Gironda, Steve Reeves any day over the crap that is being presented today.  I train hard within my own genetic limits.  I don't have the need for sticking a needle in my ass to win some stupid trophy or to be on a propaganda magazine cover.  I am too intelligent to do stupid things like that.  STEROIDS ARE THE DRUGS OF DUMB PEOPLE!!! 

Baseball idiots:  Their names should be taken off the record books.  Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, Alex Rodriquez, Miguel Tejada, Roger Clemens, Gary Sheffield. They are cheaters.  

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


There is a fine line between proper training and over training.  Over training will produce negative effects on the body.  The mentality for most people is to train hard and with high intensity.  Though it is good to train hard it is just as important to train smart.  Over zealot exercise enthusiast who are not conditioned enough to withstand high intense training are in jeopardy of over training.  Symptoms of over training are; extreme soreness, depression, insomnia, diarrhea, headaches, injuries, tendonitis, irritability, loss of appetite, frequent urination, dehydration, loss of hair, undesirable muscle loss, weight gain, chronic fatigue, colds, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, anxiety, high cholesterol levels, high cortisol levels, sympathetic overstimulation.  To avoid overtraining it is important to cycle your intensity levels. It is not good to train with high intensity every time you train.  I often see on television these "Boot Camp" classes that have an instructor barking orders and forcing people to go beyond what they are capable of doing.  Though this type of drama is good for television ratings it gives the wrong message to those watching.  People will go the gym or will join an outdoor bootcamp class and will train very hard. They believe that if they go all out (110% intensity)  that the fat will burn off.  They usually end up overtraining.  Ego usually gets in the way training properly.  It is hard to decrease intensity when in a group of peers.  The peers are always trying to out do each other and this reinforces high intensity training which could result in overtraining.  Train smart and train within your own threshold.  It is important to have high intensity days and low intensity days.  If you suffer from any of the symptoms described, you would be better off taking a few days off to let your body recover.  Continuing training while already in an overtrained state will produce poor effects and could cause an injury.  Train smart not necessarily harder.  

Friday, February 13, 2009

Looking Good Depends on 85% Nutrition and 15% Exercise

To look good is all about how you eat.  Nutrition is the utmost important part of looking good.  You can exercise all you want, however if you do not know how to eat correctly you are wasting your time. In my opinion I feel that most American are malnourished. They don't take in the correct amount of carbs, fats and proteins.  Adequate amounts of protein have to be ingested on a daily basis in order to repair and rebuild body tissue.  Failure to get enough protein in will result in loss of your own muscle tissue.  This is one of the biggest problems I see with people.  They come to me for help and they are obese.  They tell me that they exercise every day and can't seem to lose the weight. I tell them that exercise is only a metabolic booster and produces heat which can help burn off the fat, but they have to eat correctly to help the the thermogenic effect.  YOU HAVE TO EAT PROTEIN AND FAT, WITH MODERATE LOW GLYCEMIC CARBOHYDRATES. Timing of food following exercise is crucial.  There is a small window of opportunity for the muscle cells to remain permeable allowing fat, protein and sugar to enter.  Once the muscle tissue cools down the permeability is shut off, turning off fat metabolism as well.  To learn more about how to eat I suggest that you set up a time to meet with me. I charge $ 45.00 for a nutrition consultation.  I will teach you the proper way to eat to start seeing a change in your body. 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fitness is The Key To Happiness

Stress effects us all.  It is how we deal with stress that counts.  For some people when the going gets tough they resort to comfort foods, alcohol, drugs,  or poor behaviors.   Weight gain, and psychological disorders can develop from poor lifestyle habits.  When studying the economy and how it effects people it is interesting to me that so many people live with an intense fear.  The first thing they cut out of their life is fitness.  When in all actuality, fitness, should remain a high priority.  Physical exercise is the greatest stress reliever  I know of.   Exercise helps control the physiological systems of the body to help improve oxygen and blood flow throughout the body, especially the brain.  When the brain gets a constant flow of new oxygen it gets nourished.   The brain is the control center of the body.   When stress builds up the sympathetic nervous system (SNS)  reacts. The SNS is the stress system responsible for preparing the body for "fight or flight."  When the SNS is hyper-active (too much stress) oxygen flow and blood circulation tends to decrease in the brain, causing the brain to heat up.  When the brain heats up the neurons begin to rapid fire resulting in irrational thought patterns.   Fear, anxiety, anger, hate, depression are only some of the symptoms of chronic stress.  As a person falls deeper into a stress state they don't; exercise, eat well, sleep well, feel well.  They continue down a path of self destruction.   To combat against the ill effects of chronic stress it is very important to maintain a regular habit of exercise.  Exercise helps to release natural good hormones to help protect the body against high levels of stress chemicals released in the body.  The healthier you are during touch times will help you cope better with the stressors, therefore, keeping you emotionally balanced.   The worst thing you can do during stressful times is cutting out your exercise.   Stay healthy!!!   

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

If It Matters You Will Find The Time

When I was younger, before I got married and had children, life was a lot less complicated.  I only had to worry about myself and paying my school bills.  I worked an honest week of 40 plus hours and had minimal responsibilities.  I could train all I wanted to, eat all I wanted, sleep all I wanted. My main purpose was focusing on exercise science research.   Then everything changed, I got married, opened up my own business  and had kids.  Being a husband and a father propelled me into a higher level responsibility than I have ever experienced.   You just can't wake up one day and say I think I will move out west and live on a beach for a year, or I think I will move to Europe for 6 months to see what it is all about.  Those days of selfish abandonment are over.  I have a family that depends on me.  Just because I own a fitness center does not mean that I live a stress free life.  I work up to 80 hours per week, deal with all the family matters that come along with having a family,  have the responsibility of paying for a mortgage, taxes and other bills.  There are days when I am so busy that I find it hard to workout.  But I always find time to train.  Though I don't have the free time that I did when I was younger, I now train smarter.  I workout for 30 minutes per session.  I feel that this is the appropriate amount of time necessary for maximizing my efforts in the gym.   I have not seen any decrease in my physique, matter of fact I look better now than I did when I was in my twenties.  The reason for this could be the fact that I am on such a time constraint with every detail of my life that when I train I put all of my focus and drive into those 30 minutes.  I am often amused when I hear other parents discuss how busy their lives are and that they think that they are the only ones with kids in school. They always make it known to me that "if I just had more time in the day I could workout at your gym", or " If I didn't have to work and go to my kids basketball games on the weekend I could workout."  If a person really wants to exercise they will find the time and make it priority.  Too many people blame their fitness level on their family, work, and life mishaps.  I am a family man who has devoted his life to taking care of two great boys and a beautiful wife.  I don't believe that responsibilities of life have to cripple us from doing what we want to do.  For me it is keeping it all balanced. I have found the time in my busy schedule to train and compete in bodybuilding contests without sacrificing my family time.  You too can look great and feel great without having to give up your exercise regime.  Waiting until your kids graduate college is no reason to start an exercise program.  Give yourself 20-30 minutes a day and you will be amazed at the results. No excuses!