The following is the written transcript of TC's Audio Interview with Jose Antonio, PhD.
Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.
Every once in a while, I'll run into someone with a new idea about how to train or eat that's so contradictory to everything I think I know that I'll want to close my eyes, plug my ears, and bury my head in the pillow so I don't have to listen. After all, I'm just getting comfortable with what I think I know. I don't like having my world shaken up any more than necessary.
I love meal replacement drinks (MRPs) and protein powders in general. I can't imagine life without them. But, truth be told, one of them damn near killed me once.
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I think it's a safe bet that at least 50% of bodybuilders are making one little mistake that, in effect, is making most or all of their workouts a waste of time.
Exactly three weeks ago, I posted an article I called The Oscillating Wave Program.
I'm always experimenting in the gym. Hell, I sometimes think if I didn't spend so much time trying new ways to train that I'd be a lot further ahead, physique-wise.
I've got a little round belly That shakes when I laugh, Like a bowlful of jelly...
Researchers Jar Physiology World With Evidence of Other Hamstring Movements.
It occurred to us that our website didn't really contain any workouts. I mean, if you, the loyal reader, just wanted to log on and pull out a new workout, you couldn't do it. You'd probably have to resort to pulling out a copy of Ironman or something (shudder).
As bodybuilders and chemical daredevils, we augment this and we augment that. We take steroids. We take prohormones.
It happened just the other day. A fellow gym rat cornered me at the drinking fountain and started complaining about a supplement he just bought at GNC that hadn't done squat.
Look down at your gluteal junction the point where your caboose meets your hamstring and look for something called a gluteal fold. A well-developed hamstring/glute junction is smooth.
In Part I of this article, I carefully picked out seven of Charles Poliquin's principles and tried to make them a little easier to understand. Of course, as I mentioned, picking out only seven was a little like trying to pick my top seven favorite Hanson songs?okay, bad analogy.
Sometimes, when I'm talking to Coach Poliquin about training methodologies, muscle fiber ratios, and all the assorted high-tech, laboratory aspects of weight training, my eyes start to glaze over-not because I'm bored or anything-but because he has lost me.
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A lot of Americans think that the muscle building world begins and ends at the shores and boundaries of North America. Call it snobbish; call it provincial; call it whatever you want; just make sure you call it incorrect.