Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Top bodybuilder flexes muscles for inclusion of sport in Olympics

Bodybuilder Kai Greene

Dubai: One of the top international bodybuilding champions has stepped forward as a strong proponent for the inclusion of bodybuilding as an Olympic sport.

“Yes, I am a strong proponent to bodybuilding being recognised as an Olympic discipline as it is such a great sport. And if you take a look around then you will see the huge number of popular world champions that our sport has put forward,” professional bodybuilder Kai Greene told Gulf News.

Greene was a special invitee of Life Pharmacy during the course of the Arab Health Forum that concluded at the Dubai World Trade Centre yesterday.

“I firmly believe in all the good aspects of our sport and the authorities would do well to include bodybuilding in the Olympic Games,” Greene added. (more…)

Possibilities Of Looking Like A Pro With Good Health

What are the possibilities of looking like a pro bodybuilder without the repercussions of having bad health? I’ll Make this a step by step approach and narrow it down as to exactly how it is possible, and why.

Genetics

First of all, genetics are a number one role in deciding on exactly where your body will end up. Only perfect or nearly perfect genes will allow the body to give the appearance of a professional. Now granted, there are a ton of pros who absolutely look horrible, or one body part doesn’t match the other, or one side of the body is not equal to the other. There are also a number of people who think they are pros, which in deed, are not. Kevin Levrone for instance, has very very perfect genes. Does this have to do with his father being a geneticist, possibly pumping every option possible turning him into a monster? No one will ever know. Anyway, back to the subject, the answer is without good to great genes then it’s impossible of becoming a pro. Now on to the next step.

Drugs

Alot of people get the wrong idea and believe the stupidity of every “wanna be” bodybuilder on the web. These guys are taking massive amounts of anabolics and androgenics and peptides out the ying yang. It wouldn’t be surprising if they spent well over 100,000 dollars a year in just human growth hormone alone. Most pros I know use a minimum of 2000 mg of test per week. Taxing on the liver? Absolutely, most use more than a bottle a week of liv52 just to maintain somewhat near normal,  healthy enzyme levels. As for the HGH, 20-30 ius every day is what is used for the off-season,and 12-15 near contest only to hold down water retention and swelling. Do you know why most pros have a belly that protrudes their chest, but still shows ripped abs? Because HGH floats around the belly and body and grabs on to the first vulnerable cell that it sees. Therefore, if the intestines or stomach is closest to the inject, then thats where the hormone sticks and then promotes growth in that area. Next drug that has to be used is insulin. As dangerous as it is, it’s the most common used drug in bodybuilding(at a pro level). Why? Because when used properly with the use of GH, it’s unstoppable, and presents the most amazing results known to man. The only downfall to insulin is that it WILL kill you if it’s taken the wrong way and /or at the wrong time. OK, now let’s move on to IGF-1 which is the newest in bodybuilding’s miracle drugs. Amounts of 150-300 mcg’s daily for 50 days on and 30 days off all year round. It is an amazing drug and it must be taken carefully as well. Igf-1 raises your sensitivity to insulin making it more powerful, so if your running igf,gh,and insulin, you must be very careful. And yes, pros run all three most of the year round. Oral steroids like dianobol and anadrol  are a bodybuilder’s treat shall we say. Taken in massive amounts, which again without the proper genetics your liver will shut down, and not many people can take the amount that a pro does. Dianobol alone, 200 mg per day is not out of the ordinary. So now that you know the “real story” behind what the pros are doing, this is my year round run, and I’m very close to being a pro.

Offseason

Testosterone Enanthate-2000 mg per week

Testosterone Propionate-100 mg EOD

Nandrolone Decanoate-1200 mg per week

HygetropinHGH-20 ius everyday PWO

IGF-lr-3-100mcg bilaterally (200 mcg total) PWO 5 min before growth

Insulin-15 iu’s 5 min after hgh PWO(do not try this)

Dianobol-140 mg daily 50 days on 50 days off

This is my usual off season cycle and I would say most pros use a little more.

Diet

Next to cover is the diet, or should I say “protein intake.”

I won’t touch too much on the diet of a bodybuolder because thats not what we are here to listen to. Protein is very very very high for pro bodybuilders, 600-700 grams per day, once again, is very harmful to the liver. Some people once again, without perfect genes, simply can not handle this much protein. With the help of anabolics and HGH to raise protein synthesis is the reason this is possible. I know what your thinking nut i can assure you that it is very possible.

Conclusion

Now that we have touched on all the necessary components of what makes a pro look the way he does, the answer is very clear. Now, it’s not possible to look like one without having some kind of health defects,but it is possible to still be very big and look great. We can all see the very clear evidence of why we couldn’t possibly be healthy at that size but I guess what it all comes down to is, how far are you willing to go to reach the size of these guys? I would GET BIG, OR DIE TRYIN.”

I hope this helped clear the air a bit, and always remember that it’s very possibly to be huge without health risks

JOIN NEW BODYBUILDING FORUM

Do you want great information on bodybuilding, diet, nutrition, fitness, news, and gossip all in the same place? Well then join our bodybuilding forum at www.growxxl.com today! Learn everything you possibly need to and also see what others are talking about. Thank you!

Walnuts and Health

Walnut consumption slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice, and has beneficial effects on multiple genes related to the control of tumor growth and metabolism, researchers have found.

A study shows that when mice with prostate tumors consume the equivalent of an amount of walnuts that could easily be eaten by a man, tumor growth is controlled.

Prostate cancer affects one in six American men. It is one in which environmental factors, especially diet, play an important role.

Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that eating walnuts — rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, antioxidants and other plant chemicals — decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

News:Zack Khan Injured

Zack Khan underwent surgery to repair two detached tendons in both knees

June 10, 2010

Rookie IFBB Pro League athlete Zack Khan was forced to postpone his debut once already this year. Now, Khan may have to push that debut further back than the FLEX Pro in February 2011.

Khan underwent surgery today, two days after completely detaching the tendons above his left and right knees. Khan suffered the injury while hack squatting. He was back in the gym just 10 days after undergoing surgery for a minor hernia.

“It was the first time Zack had trained legs in about eight weeks, actually,” Khan’s trainer/nutritionist Neil Hill said. “He had suffered a very small tear in his left hamstring about eight weeks ago. So all he had done the last couple weeks were some very light extensions.”

We spoke with Khan before his surgery and received an e-mail from Hill informing us that the surgery was a success.

“I’m just looking forward to getting the operation out of the way, then I’ll start thinking about walking again and everything,” Khan said yesterday. “I’m positive, I’ve spoken to doctors who said I’d be up and walking within six to eight weeks.

“This is just another obstacle. I’ve had many in my life and gotten through them all, so this is nothing. I’ll be back soon.”

KHAN’S STATS
BIRTHDATE: July 1, 1980
BIRTHPLACE: Kashmir, Pakistan
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Sheffield, England
HEIGHT: 5′11″
WEIGHT: 260 pounds (contest); 300-315 (offseason)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 British Championships super-heavyweight and overall winner; 2008 British Championships, heavyweight, 4th; 2005-07 British Championships, heavyweight, 2nd
SPONSORS: AMI/Weider

Source: flexonline.com

Exercise and Sex Life

Whether you’re a fitness junkie or exercising for the first time, learn the answer to the question, “Can exercise make a huge impact on having a better sex life?” Our article will help you find the answer to the relationship between exercise and better sex.

There are several rational reasons why a physically fit person is more likely to fully enjoy sex compared to a non-fit person. For instance, improved muscle tone can increase sexual gratification since orgasms depend on multiple muscle activity. In the case of the more mature man, improved cardiovascular fitness can be critical for maximum sexual function.

Physically fit men seem to benefit in the bedroom as it relates to increased libido and stable testosterone levels that often decline as men age. On the other hand, sex can be as much mental as it is physical, and a person’s physical appearance can be beneficial on an emotional level, as well. Looking and feeling healthy can increase your self-esteem while making you feel more attractive.

The relationship between physical fitness and sexual function is not the only factor that may increase a person’s sexual pleasure. Some researchers attribute a good exercise program, along with other healthy activities such as good eating habits, smoking cessation and getting plenty of rest, with having a positive effect on sexual performance for people of all ages.

A study conducted at the University of California-San Diego tracked 78 middle-aged men on an aerobic exercise program. The subjects exercised at moderate intensity for 60 minutes a day, three or four days a week. After nine months of continuous exercise, these subjects reported that their sex life was more satisfying as far as stamina and orgasms. In comparison, 17 male subjects that performed light workout routines such as walking at a comparatively slower pace stated that they had no substantial improvement in their sex lives.

In conclusion, exercise alone should not be considered the panacea for all sexual dysfunctions or dissatisfaction. However, if you hope to improve your sex life through exercise, you should carefully consider adopting a more comprehensive healthy lifestyle in order to increase the possibility of fully experiencing your sexual peak.

Greg Shealey is a health educator and president and founder of Bio-Fit and Wellness.

By: Greg Shealey
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Jay Cutler Joins Muscular Development

by Steve Blechman

The excitement has been building— but the wait is over! JAY IS HERE!! 2010 is starting off with a BANG— and we at MD have reached one of the proudest and finest moments in our history! Three-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, the Number 1 bodybuilder on the planet, and MD’s own returning hero, has come back to his rightful home.

On September 26th, we saw history being made, as Jay Cutler, renewed, recharged, and retooled, showed up in the best shape of his life— with wide shoulders and huge quads, carved out of granite— and had all jaws dropping when he stepped onto the Las Vegas stage and regained his Olympia title. He was like the phoenix of Greek mythology, rising strong from the ashes of a blazing fire, gold and scarlet flames blazing— being reborn before our very eyes! The world of bodybuilding changed forever in that moment, as Jay not only did what few predicted he would, but exceeded all expectations, beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

Jay owned the stage that night, and he set a new standard for the sport; not only by regaining his title— a feat that had never been achieved before— but by doing it with the presence and command of Zeus on Mount Olympus, in all his freaky, massive, granite-hard glory. All the issues of the past— uneven proportions, less than optimal condition— remained in the past, as Jay surpassed himself, and, like a snake shedding old skin, rebuilt his body, better than anyone had ever seen before.

I knew, after the prejudging on Friday, that I was looking at the new Mr. Olympia— and my prediction was correct. As he stood there onstage, all 268 superhuman pounds of extreme mass and conditioning— all other contenders seem to fade into the background, or simply shrink in size, by comparison. I knew I beheld one of the wonders of the bodybuilding world.

I signed Jay to MD, again changing the course of history, not only for MD, but for the world of bodybuilding— and ensuring that 2010 would be a landmark year for Team MD.

Now it can be made known that this ambassador to the sport of bodybuilding— with a huge fan base, the biggest since Arnold— is with us, once again. Jay is a true professional; he doesn’t have one ounce of attitude and he’s willing to take time with the fans who love him! He has more vision, passion and drive than ever before. He has single-handedly shifted the paradigm; from this point forward, all contenders will have to compete within this new standard of excellence that Jay has set, and all I can say is— they better step up their respective games, because we are officially operating from a whole new level!

Jay was part of the team between the years of 2001 and 2003; in fact, I was the one who gave him his first chance. In Jay’s own words, “When Steve Blechman, publisher and editor-in-chief of MD, approached me about writing an exclusive monthly Q&A column for the magazine, I jumped at the opportunity. After all, MD has always been my magazine of choice.”

Jay wrote “A Cut Above,” for us each month— answering training, diet, nutrition and supplement queries— and you can read them all, on the Jay Cutler Team MD page. I believed in Jay then— and I believe in him now. It would not surprise me in the least, to see Jay dominate the Olympian stage in the future— if he continues to improve.

To celebrate this monumental and historic occasion, MuscleTech has teamed up with MD in sponsoring “Jay Cutler Week,” complete with Shawn Ray’s Las Vegas video interview, Jay training chest and back videos, “Jay Cutler: A Day in the Life” video, and the Jay Cutler picture video, all featured on Muscular Development TV, plus Shawn Ray’s interview with Jay on MD Radio— LIVE TONIGHT!!— and last, but most definitely not least— The Best Cover in the History of MD, brought to you in living color— Jay Cutler at the Olympia, in an 18×24 poster, now available!!!

Next month in MD magazine, Jay begins his new MD column, plus exclusive super feature series entitled: “Road to the Olympia.”
The excitement within the community has reached all corners, and everyone has had their own thoughts to share. Here are just a few of the responses I received when I asked the question, “How do you feel about Jay Cutler rejoining Team MD?”

Shawn Ray: “I think the timing of Jay coming onboard with MD magazine could not be better! Jay surprised a lot of people last year, most of all me! As many of us were under the impression that Jay had “maxed out” his potential, and I forgot about the heart of a champion that he has.”

Branch Warren: “Good for him. He’s finally with the A-Team.”

Dorian Yates: “Great news and a great addition to the MD Team… no doubt MD is THE bodybuilder’s magazine!”

Flex Wheeler: “I’m very happy to have him onboard with us. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Jay and for what he’s managed to achieve. Three Mr. Olympia titles— so far— already puts him into an elite group of champions. “It’s very possible that Jay could win again. If he shows up looking like he did in 2009, I don’t see any of these other guys beating him.”

Oscar Ardon: “Jay coming onboard with MD is the best news of 2010. What a way to bring in the New Year! Steve Blechman has done it again. With the likes of Dorian Yates, Branch Warren, Kai Greene, Victor Martinez and now the new reigning Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, MD has raised the standard and is without a doubt the #1 hardcore bodybuilding magazine on the planet.

“Jay Cutler represents all the values of MD. He has been competing since the early 1990s and has risen from a teenage competitor to the best bodybuilder in the world! He has all the great qualities of a champion: tremendous focus, burning desire, and a commitment to excellence. Jay represents the hardcore work ethic with total discipline. Plus, he is so down-to-earth and grateful to all his fans for his success.

“Congratulations Jay Cutler and welcome to MD! You honor us all and we are all proud to be in the same magazine with one of the best bodybuilders of our time!”

I have to add that Jay is not only a class act, but he tempers it with a blue-collar work ethic that makes him accessible, real, and a true working man’s hero. People relate to Jay on so many levels. I know I do; both of us married our high school sweethearts (I recently celebrated my 32nd anniversary with my loving and devoted wife, Elyse), and both couples are together to this day!

I have the utmost respect for Jay, for all of his achievements, dedication and hard work. Not only is he a hero’s hero, but Jay is also a devoted husband and gentleman, and a good businessman, with a mellow and easygoing personality; in short, he is confident, yet humble, always gracious with fans and generous with his time.

Jay also does not let grass grow under his feet. He dramatically improved his legs this past year and he is determined to make many improvements in the years ahead. Though he is twice the width of his competition, he is determined to improve his back, especially his lower back, with more thickness, hardness and detail. Plus, more detail, striations and separations in his delts, biceps, and triceps.

Over and above these challenges, Jay welcomes a new challenge— that being, crossing over from one career to another. In the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay is looking forward, in the future, to an acting career in Hollywood! Many doubted Schwarzenegger, but he succeeded— will Jay follow? Stay tuned!

I know I am not overstating the situation when I say that the past 12 months have been a true rebirthing for Team MD. We have stepped up the level of professionalism in terms of writing and editorial, added new muscle in the form of more top pros and amateurs than Mount Olympus had ever witnessed, more industry and scientific experts than ever before, more training, more cutting-edge scientific research, more up-and-coming amateurs— more, more, more! MD is growing by leaps and bounds— and we have gathered a team together that is more than capable of bringing this new growth to the next exciting level.

Yes, MD is a team. And you’re only as good as your team. And We’ve Got The BEST Team!!

It didn’t happen overnight. Over the course of time, we’ve had to reevaluate, and determine what was truly beneficial for the magazine, and for the community. We’ve had to redefine ourselves to some extent, allowing for exponential growth in terms of talent, future potential, and, of vital importance— in terms of those who hold true to the shared vision, in their hearts and minds. We’ve had to decide where to add, and where to subtract, for the benefit of the community as a whole. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link— and I always had every intention of keeping this community, this family, strong.

And MD grows stronger every day, as bodybuilding’s #1 multi-media destination. MD is an international brand name. We are the #1 hardcore bodybuilding magazine on Planet Earth. Last year, we didn’t let a little thing like the recession put us off for one moment— truly, we were an unstoppable force, much like our hero, Jay!

Our website has just been updated with state-of-the-art technology, which makes it faster, more organized, and accessible to BlackBerries, iPhones and droids. We are the #1 online destination for contest coverage, and we come out on top, when compared to other bodybuilding magazine sites, in terms of registered members, traffic rank, page views, photo content, overall video content, overall audio content, largest forum community— you name it, we’re first with it! In fact, MuscularDevelopment.com membership and viewership are at an all-time high, and continuing to skyrocket!

MD Radio is a HUGE success; each month the ratings go up.
Our magazine continues to look better, and get bigger, containing 50 pages more than our competitors— more muscle for the money! Each issue brings you the new, powerful, updated cover, featuring the best photography in the industry, plus top pros, top amateurs, top experts, coaches and gurus, cutting-edge research on training, nutrition, fat loss, supplements and drugs by qualified medical doctors, Ph.D.s, and other authorities with top-notch credentials.

We are in the frontlines with information, whether it be up-to-the-minute contest coverage, the discovery and exclusive coverage of promising new amateurs, or the introduction of newly-minted pros.
We are home to such icons as six-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates, Shawn Ray, Flex Wheeler, and Lee Priest.

We are also home to the Top 2 bodybuilders in the World, and 4 out of the Top 6 from the 2009 Mr. Olympia lineup! Our new online MD supplement super store is your one-stop resource for all your supplement needs, with the best prices and service— and in the weeks ahead, in the store, we’ll be offering daily supplement reviews and breaking news research articles on performance enhancement and dietary supplements.

Muscular Development is growing way beyond the four walls we now occupy— and we are moving to new headquarters!! This spring, MD will be relocating to a new, high-tech, state-of-the-art, IT-enhanced building, that will enable us to reach beyond, grow outward, and attain the heights we know we are destined to reach!

With the loyal team we have at headquarters, the extended community that reaches across the web and into each home that subscribes to Muscular Development magazine, and now with Jay onboard— we know that there is No Limit to what we can achieve together.

source: forum.musculardevelopment.com

BSN Signs Dennis Wolf

BSN Signs Dennis Wolf

Dennis Wolf has officially joined the Florida-based supplement company BSN! The “German Giant” was sponsored for a number of years by fellow Florida supplement superpower Nutrex Research. With his genetic gifts, Dennis has a physique bodybuilders love. Born in Russia before his family eventually settled in Germany, Dennis began his competitive bodybuilding career in 1999. Dennis made his pro debut at the 2006 Europa Supershow. Since then he has become a top contender for the Olympia title. Realizing his enormous potential, Weider Publications signed Dennis to an exclusive publishing contract this past November. With a 16th place finish at the 2009 Olympia, it will be interesting to see how BSN utilizes his story in their ad campaign in 2010. BSN makes some great supplements and really get behind their athletes so if Dennis improves his placing this year, it could be a great comeback story.

Source: ironmagazine.com/blog/

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More
Designed by: Free Cell Phones | Thanks to Highest CD Rates, Domain Registration and Registry Software