Yesterdays discussion brought up some questions about the specifics of muscle growth. It seems there is some confusion on what muscle growth even is. To understand muscle growth we have to first understand what a muscle is made up of. Skeletal muscles are somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-85% water, this is the fluid that makes up the cytoplasm of each cell. The rest of … [Read more...] about How Do Muscles Grow?
Keeping with the them from yesterday post here is some interesting information about the heavyweight division in boxing. In 1920 the heavyweight division had a minimum weight imposed of 175lbs (that doesn't sound very heavy to me) Currently the heavyweight division starts at 200lbs and has no upper limit. If you look at the fighters in the heavyweight division … [Read more...] about HeavyWeights Weren’t Always Heavy
Bodybuilding magazines and supplement marketers will have you believe you can gain a significant amount of muscle mass that will cause your bodyweight to increase simply by working out and eating some special foods/supplements. If you re-read that sentence the key point is the difference between gaining MUSCLE vs gaining WEIGHT. Adding muscle to your body doesn't … [Read more...] about Does Muscle Gain Equal Weight Gain?
It seems that many guys who are trying to build bigger muscles and 'bulk up' really don't know what they're talking about and don't even know what it is that they want. I think any statement about building bigger muscles or bulking up needs to be qualified. If you hear a guy say: "I want to bulk up and put on muscle" what he should be saying is: "I want to bulk up and … [Read more...] about Steroids – How Serious Are You About Being Big?
As some of you may or may not know, Brad Pilon and I are building a new home based gym that is designed around the use of chains for weights. No dumbbells or barbells. We're in the process of building up a stock of different sized chains and we're developing a fully Adonis Index compatible workout around the chains. The chains are very easy to use and create new exercise … [Read more...] about Chain Push Ups – New Adonis Workout in the Making