Have you ever wondered why some people react differently to the same workout. Some people gain more muscle than others, some seems to have greater gains in strength than others. The typical answer is simply 'genetics'. But this is too simplistic of an answer and I think there is much more to it than this. If you've been following the last two phi-life podcasts you've heard … [Read more...] about Anabolic Continuum – Where Are You?
I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who is currently using steroids and he said something very interesting. I was mentioning the difference between gaining muscle with and without steroids and how difficult it is to gain without steroids and he said "I'm giving up on trying to get any bigger as well"! And this guy uses steroids! The point is that we all have an … [Read more...] about Anabolic Sensitivity
If you walk into any health food store you'll see a wall of supposed muscle building supplements. Each one with fantastic claims about protein synthesis, strength, power, weight gain, boosting hormons and enzymatic pathways and on and on. There are muscle building supplements for pre workout, post workout, morning, night, morning AND night, testosterone boosters, nitric … [Read more...] about Money for Muscle
The shape of your body is largely determined by your muscle mass, however that is assuming that you don't have an excess of body fat distorting you true shape. The point of working out with weights is to manipulate your muscle mass to augment your look. Having fat covering all of those muscles makes your effort in the gym seem pointless. Part of the reason fat distorts your … [Read more...] about Muscle vs Fat
In the past 7-10 years there has been an explosion of live action comic book super hero movies, and I'm loving it! But the celebrities that are chosen to play the super heroes never quite measure up to the expectations I have in my mind. Many guys who grew up reading comic books (or even glanced through them from time to time) have an idea of what they think a … [Read more...] about Irrational Body Image Ideals