Low Carb Food Fad

For Bodybuilders nutrition is very important, to build up muscle mass, to cut fat, to stay healthy and to get enough energy to train hard and after that training good foods will help them to recover.

But what is good food? Since bodybuilders starting to share their thoughts about training and nutrition, the opinions on good and bad changed frequently. Of course bodybuilders are only human and often their opinion on nutrition is influenced by the media. And in the media you can find many diet fads. It was once thought that cholesterol, like in egg yolks, would clog up your arteries. Everyone remembers the “low fat” myth and the for bodybuilders so important carb issue, the low carb diet. Carbs are said to be bad for people, it makes them fat and sick and many books, blogs, articles in magazines etc, were spreading this theory as a fact -- it turned into a dogma and even now many people including athletes, believe it.

 

 Relative Strength

On the discussion forums, you can find multiple threads on the concept “Absolute strength” or “Relative Strength” and if either one is “Functional Strength”.

Millions of people worldwide again watch the Olympic Games (in Rio). These are organized by a highly corrupt organization called the IOC, similar to FIFA. To conceal their corruption and extreme luxurious global lifestyle, these organizations abuse the athletes on which they parasitize. By accusing athletes of cheating and abuse of illegal substances, which are declared illegal by the same organization.

Most of us know that generic and underground drugs often contain active ingredients that are not listed on the label. Just like tainted herbal or nutritional supplements.

One of the best examples in this case are drugs/supplements to fight erectile dysfunction. Over 45 different versions of drugs in the same class of Viagra have now been found in male sexual supplements.  A Dutch study found that 75% of the products sold in the Netherlands contained at least one analogue, or chemical variant that has the same effect as Viagra.

I was reading an interview with Phil Heath. Referring to Ronnie’s trainings protocol, 180 kg for warming- up, 275 kg for 10 reps , 365 kg for 2 reps, training after training, year after year - squatting and deadlifting with 365 kg, bent over rowing with 180 to 225 kg.

Most of us know that what we eat and (ab)use influences our skin, just as certain lifestyle habits do, just think of sunbathing, smoking and drugabuse.

Bodybuilders show their, almost naked, body to the judges and public. If something is unusual, like in this case the skin texture, the bodybuilder can expect his picture all over the net and in discussion forums.

A competing bodybuilder I know for many years mailed me that he was using oxandrolone in his preparation. He heard that someone had analysed the brand he used and that it contained stanozolol instead of oxandrolone.

Omega 3 supplements and cod liver oil are taken by millions of people every day as it has been suggested they are good for the heart, brain and joints, and the capsules are thought to work by improving the health of blood vessels, lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation. Fish oil is the third most widely used supplement in the United States, with around 10 percent of Americans taking it regularly — often for the perceived benefit to cardiovascular health. Sales were about $1 billion in 2012.

Many iron warriors ask themselves if the use of anabolic steroids will shorten their lifespan. Or maybe prolong their lifespan. Is there any scientific research that could answer this question?

First if you ask someone this question, most people will first think of bodybuilders, because the (ab)use of anabolic androgenic steroids is inextricably linked to bodybuilders. Slowly the general population realizes that a big part of gymgoers and athletes uses AAS and not only for athletic purposes (doping) but also for cosmetic reasons. Is the use of anabolic steroids as dangerous as many officials want us to believe?

Prasterone (DHEA)

the resurrection of a depreciated pro-hormone

When testosterone precursors were at the height of their popularity, several studies were published on the effect of DHEA supplementation and its relative androstenedione on body composition, but the results were inconclusive. Many supplement companies sold it as “the fountain of Youth” and as a miracle juice for bodybuilders, of course many users were disappointed. Nevertheless DHEA retains its popularity. Many users are convinced of DHEA's powers of rejuvenation.