Friday, May 31, 2013

Epharm TestForce2 - D-Aspartic Acid upregulated with Sarcosine

The below description is from Epharm.

TestForce2 contains the most soluble form of d-aspartic acid combined with another remarkable amino acid known as sarcosine. This combination provides results clearly superior to other d-aspartic acid product formulations.
In case you aren’t aware, d-aspartic acid is the hottest supplement ingredient on the market right now. It has more scientific literature supporting its ability to act as a natural regulator of anabolic hormone (i.e. testosterone, growth hormone) release in the body than any supplement ingredient EVER.
E-Pharm was the company to bring you the premium form of d-aspartic acid – d-aspartate calcium chelate. This form is more than 75 times as water soluble as regular d-aspartic acid and soluble over a wide pH range. This ensures the most rapid and complete absorption possible. And now E-Pharm has taken the lead in d-aspartic acid technology again with the patent pending addition of the amino acid sarcosine.

Please allow me to explain why the inclusion of sarcosine is so vital to getting the most out of d-aspartic acid.

Why Sarcosine?

Let me start with some background. When d-aspartic acid (DAA) is ingested it is absorbed into the body and taken up preferentially by endocrine tissues such as the hypothalamus, pituitary, and testicles. There it stimulates the activity of what are known as NMDA receptors. NMDA receptors are located on neurons and they regulate neuronal activity. DAA binds to a specific docking site (receptor) located on the NMDA receptor known as NMDA binding site.

In the hypothalamus the stimulation of NMDA receptors leads to the production of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). GnRH then stimulates the pituitary gland to release luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). LH and FSH then in turn travel to the testicles to initiate the process of steroidogenesis, which leads eventually to the release of testosterone into the blood stream. Stimulation of NMDA receptors in the hypothalamus also leads to the release of growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) which in turn promotes the release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.

So the key here is the NMDA receptor. The more you activate this receptor in the hypothalamus the greater the release of GnRH and GHRH, and ultimately testosterone and growth hormone.
The NMDA receptor is somewhat unique in that it requires activation by two ligands (a ligand is like a “key” to a receptor). In the hypothalamus the main ligand for the NMDA receptor is d-aspartic acid. The secondary ligand (or co-activator) is the amino acid glycine. Both DAA and glycine have specific binding sites on the NMDA receptor. These sites are known as the NMDA binding site and the glycine binding site respectively. Think of it this way - just like how firing a nuclear missile requires two soldiers to turn two separate keys, so the NMDA receptor requires binding by two ligands to initiate its influence on the firing of a neuronal signal.

So to review, administration of DAA leads to it’s uptake into the hypothalamus and binding to the NMDA receptors there. And to activate the NMDA receptor you also require adequate levels of ligands that bind to the glycine site of the NMDA receptor. Now common sense would lead one to assume that by ingesting supplemental amounts of glycine would ensure that glycine site co-activation is ensured. However the scientific literature has shown that this method has limited efficacy.

The reason that glycine administration is not very effective at stimulating NMDA activity is not completely straight forward, but one reason is because it is efficiently removed from the synapses by the reuptake regulator Glycine Transporter 1 (GT1).

Interestingly, much of the science published on the subject of stimulation of NMDA receptor activity revolves around the theory that NMDA receptor hypo-activity is a causative factor in schizophrenia. For years scientists have been investigating ways to stimulate NMDA activity as a means for treating schizophrenic patients. One of the most effective strategies has been through targeting the GT1 protein. And one of the most efficient means to do this is actually through supplementation with sarcosine.

Of course we aren’t concerned about treating schizophrenia here, what we are concerned with is maximally stimulating natural production of testosterone (or growth hormone). But the mechanism in question is exactly the same for both purposes. By blocking the re-uptake of glycine you increase the concentration of glycine in neuronal synapses, and therefore increase the influence of NMDA upon nerve transmission. In essence this is the exact way some anti-depressants (such as SSRIs) work, except the goal there is to increase binding and activating of serotonin or dopamine receptors, not NMDA receptors.

Blocking glycine reuptake is not the only mechanism through which sarcosine stimulates DAA activity. Sarcosine actually can itself bind to the glycine binding site of NMDA receptors. In fact, it binds with a higher affinity than even glycine. So basically it replaces glycine as well as serves as its own reuptake inhibitor. It totally solves the glycine co-activation issue in one shot.
Knowing all these facts you can see why sarcosine produces a rather dramatic effect on NMDA neuronal transmission compared to glycine itself, or other endogenous ligands for the glycine receptor such as d-serine.

To summarize, for d-aspartic acid to work to its maximum potential it must be taken with an efficient stimulator of the glycine binding site on the NMDA receptor. The most efficient non-drug stimulator we know of is the natural amino acid sarcosine.
TestForce2 contains 3 grams of d-aspartic acid (as d-aspartate calcium chelate) and 3 grams of sarcosine per serving. It also is flavored with a light fruit punch flavor and slightly sweetened to provide a very pleasurable taste experience. It dissolves almost instantly.
So if you like d-aspartic acid you will love TestForce2. And if you were one of the few “non-responders” to d-aspartic acid then you will also love TestForce2 because you will no longer be a non-responder. You would be a fool to settle for any other d-aspartic acid supplement.
*Patent Pending


Crazy Pre-workout Stack: Craze / Hemavol Stack

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Product Features

Limitless Energy
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No jitters
Tunnel vision focus
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I FORCE Nutrition has done it again! Introducing a plasma volumizer, HEMAVOL! Hemavol was specifically engineered to generate skin splitting muscle pumps and myofibrallar plasma volumization. With Hemavol's revolutionary hemodynamic technology, your workouts may NEVER be the same!

Craze Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container: 45
Amount Per Serving
Serving % DV
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg 417%
Kinesis Proprietary Blend 4580 mg -
Proprietary Blends
Kinesis Proprietary Blend
Creatine Monohydrate, Trimethylglycine (Betaine Anhydrous), L-Citrulline, Dendrobex (Dendrobium Extract) (Stem) (Concentrated for alkaloid content including Dendrobine, Dendroxine, Dendramine, B-Phenylethylamine, N,N-Dimethyl-B-Phenylethylamine, and N,N-Diethyl-B-Phenylethylamine), B-Phenylethylamine HCI, Citramine (Citrus reticulata Extract) (fruit) (Concentrated for N-Methyltyramine content), Caffeine Anhydrous.
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Nutritions Facts are a simulation of the product "Nutrition Label". For the actual Nutrition Label please refer to the product packaging.

How HEMAVOL works:
Hemavol is a Combination of 2 Critical Matrices that work synergistically to promote plasma volumization:

Hemodynamix matrix - scientifically formulated and precisely dosed to dramatically raise the actions of the Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) Enzyme, while at the same time dramatically increasing the plasma concentration of key compounds that are critical to the production of N.O. By augmenting the NOS Enzyme and maximizing the concentration of amino acids needed to produce N.O., the Hemodynamix matrix literally forces intracellular plasma, glycogen, and water into muscle cells creating a cell volumizing pump unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Vasodilation support matrix - a carefully selected combination of compounds that directly magnifies the Hemodynamix complex. These ingredients increase NOS enzyme activity, while at the same time increasing endurance, modulating the arginase enzyme, and boosting vasodilation. The amazing results include longer lasting, stronger pumps and endurance. Unlike every other N.O. Product, Hemavol's effects build over time so every dose becomes stronger than the last!
By supplementing your diet with Hemavol, you are unlocking newfound gains in size, strength and endurance. Enter a new world of vasodilation, skin splitting muscle pumps, and myotropic cellular expansion!

Cellular Volumization
With your first dose of HemaVol, you will notice volumization or swelling of your muscle cells. Using completely unique and advanced compounds, HemaVol is able to eliminate water from under your skin and force feed it directly into your muscle cells. This means bigger pumps, increases in strength, and insane endurance! This rapid expansion will cause intense pumps that are long lasting.

Peak Vasodilation
By augmenting the Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) Enzyme, you can force your body to produce more Nitric Oxide. The synergistic ingredients in Hemavol enables your body to ramp up NO production as well as inhibit the traditional negative feedback loop that prevents massive pumps + NO levels.

Anabolic Nutrient Shuttle
Increasing the blood flow to muscles is important for one reason, forcing as many nutrients, oxygen and water into the muscle cell. Due to HemaVol's intense vasodilation effects, your veins will instantly become more efficient at delivering all the necessary nutrients your hungry muscles need. Get the most out of every single calorie you eat, and make sure it gets to where it needs to go!

Non-Stimulant Mental Focus
Hemavol contains no synthetic stimulants. That means there is no crash or jitters, and you can stack it with other products like Maximize for the perfect blend of pump, power, focus, and energy!

Increased Effects with Each Dose
The plasma volumization system in Hemavol was scientifically formulated to increase its effects with each dose! As your body adapts to the power of Hemavol, each dose will take you one step closer to the lean muscular physique you train so hard to achieve.

Hemavol Supplement Facts
Serving Size:7500 mg
Servings per Container: 32

Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Niacin 12.5mg 125
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 1.25mg 20883
Hemodynamix Matrix
-Agmatine Sulfate 500mg
-Citrulline Malate 2500mg
-Glycerol Monostearate 1000mg
-Norvaline 125mg
No2 Vasodilation Support Matrix
-Proprietary Blend 150mg
--L-Alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine, Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), Rutacaerpine, Epimedium
** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.

Hemavol Powder Ingredients
Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Natural Lemon Flavor, Artificial lemon Flavor, Sodium Bi-Carbonate, Sucralose, Acesulfame-K, Silicon Dioxide, and Yellow #5.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bulletproof® Coffee Recipe

·         Start with 4-500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with Upgraded Coffee

·         Add 2 Tbs (or more, up to 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter (we used organic ghee clarified butter)

·         Add 30 grams of MCT oil (we used NOW MCT Oil) or Coconut Oil to Taste

·         Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, Magic Bullet, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Increase Your 10 Rep Max (10RM) with the Rest Run Down Method by Timothy Scheett

This table outlines the rest-period progression of the program. 

Legend for Chart: 




D - REST (SEC)(*)

A   B    C    D

1   10   1    90

2   10   1    75

3   10   1    60

4   10   1    45

5   10   1    30

6   10   1    15

7   10   1    10

8   10   1     5

9   1    10    0

START: You can bench-press 225 pounds for 3-4 reps. Do 10 sets with 225 pounds for one rep, taking 90 seconds rest between sets on Workout 1, decreasing rest intervals by 15 seconds each
workout, and later by five seconds. 

FINISH: You can bench 225 pounds for 10 reps.

ONE REP TO GROW. Scheett, Tim. Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, Jan2004, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p90, 4p, 2 Color Photographs

Are you still doing 3x10 or 3x12 rep set schemes? Try these.

Warm up with 25 percent of your 1 rep max or less - 5 or 10 repetitions

Then try rotating other schemes. Lower rep heavier weight schemes require 2 minutes or more rest between sets.

Sets x Reps

















Or these rep schemes.

5 4 3 2 1

4 8 12 16

10 8 6 4 2

10 10 8 6 6

8 6 4 5

8 6 4 2 20

10 8 5 15

12 8 8 15

12 10 8 20

12 12 10 8 8

15 12 10 8

15 12 10 8 6

20 15 10 5

20 15 12 8 5

20 15 12 10 8 6 4

20 20 15 12 10 8

30 20 10

50 30 20

Or maybe a program like:

Wendler 5-3-1

Scheett Shock System - 4-8-12-16-set Following a warmup, perform 4 reps, rest 2 min; perform 8 reps, rest 1.5 min; perform 12 reps, rest 1 min; then 16 reps. 

Tri-Set 5 10 20
Bent-over barbell row      5
Pulldown                          10
Straight-arm pulldown     20

You can rotate weekly or follow a plan for 4 to 8 weeks then switch it up. Increase weight slowly if on a pyramid scheme. Say 2.5 to 5 pounds per set or even per session or week. Time in the training is more important than fast gains. Fast increases in weight equals the higher potential for injury.

Think years. For the natural bodybuilder 1 to 2 pounds gain of solid muscle per year is awesome.

Table 1. Sample protocol of Undulating Periodization in a 16-week mesocycle (Kraemer & Fleck, 2007)

The protocol uses a 6-day rotation
4 sets of 12 to 15RM
4 or 5 sets of 1 to 3RM
4 sets of 8 to 10RM
Power day
3 or 4 sets of 4 to 6RM
2 sets of 12 to 15RM
Active rest
For 2 to 3 weeks after the 16-week mesocycle is completed

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Kraemer, W.J. (1997). A series of studies - The physiological basis for strength training in American football: Fact over philosophy. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 11, 131-142.
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Marx, J.O., Ratamess, N.A., Nindl, B.C, Gotshalk, L.A., Volek, J.S., Dohi, K., et al. (2001). The effects of single-set vs. periodized multiple-set resistance training on muscular performance and hormonal concentrations in women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33, 635-643.
O'Bryant, H.S., Byrd, R., & Stone, M.H. (1988). Cycle ergometer performance and maximum leg and hip strength adaptations to two different methods of weight-training. Journal of Applied Sport Science Research, 2, 27-30.
Poliquin, C. (1988). Five ways to increase the effectiveness of your strength training program. National Strength and Conditioning Association Journal, 10(3), 34-39.
Rhea, M., & Alderman, B. (2004). A meta-analysis of periodized versus nonperiodized strength and power training programs. Research Quaterly for Exercise and Sports, 75, 413-422.
Rhea, M.R., Ball, S.D., Phillips, W.T., & Burkett, L.N. (2002). A comparison of linear and daily undulating periodized programs with equated volume and intensity for strength. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 16(2), 250-255.
Tan, B. (1999). Manipulating resistance training program variables to optimize maximum strength in men: A review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 13, 289-304.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Lessons from the 30 Days Anti-Aging Show: A Protocol of Diet, Exercise, Testosterone and HGH (2005)

I'm just going to hit the highlights or really only the stuff that interests me. For details on who was in it go to IMDB or Wikipedia.

Daily HGH injections (1 unit)
Weekly Testosterone injections

Acorbyl Palmitate (fat soluble vitamin C)
Fish Oil
Fibro Malic Magnesium
Ultra Nutrient (I don't know. Maybe a multivitamin?)
Creatine Pyruvate

Cardio 5 - 6 times per week.
Bodyweight exercises
Weight Training

In the 1st week he lost 7 lbs. in body weight.

He had elevated liver function tests. (maybe that's why muscle guys take liver support) The pro bodybuilder who did his strength training shed light on the liver function test. Too many supplements. The gastroenterologist confirmed the bodybuilders assessment.

Sperm production dropped off. (duh - maybe he should have talked to some juicers. PCT)

He quit after 22 days due to the liver function tests and the sperm production issues.

His liver functions returned to normal and his sperm count rebounded. (That's why gear nation cycles.)

His body weight went from 202 lbs to 187 lbs.

He lost 15 lbs and his body fat dropped by 15% in only 22 days.

The trip to Mexico.
With no prescription Morgan Spurlock bought.
Andriol TC
Humatrope HGH

From Wikipedia:
34-year-old Scott Bridges on his quest to reverse the aging process using testosterone and growth hormone supplements.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

#Roids Gone Wrong from Ergo-Log

Giant swelling in bodybuilder's liver 24.03.2013

Overdose of Melanotan-II causes muscle breakdown 14.03.2013

Steroids use masked TB in bodybuilder 21.02.2013

Synthol demolishes muscle tissue 24.01.2013

Liver cancer from anabolic steroids 29.09.2012

High dose of Lasix paralyses bodybuilder 22.12.2011

Quad full of pus 30.10.2011

Diabetes from taking trenbolone? 22.07.2011

This is what 15 mg dbol a day does to your sperm 18.07.2011

Bodybuilder's hormones still off balance three years after last cycle 14.07.2011

Chemical bodybuilder wakes up after weeks in coma 10.05.2011

Sesame oil injections cause fatty lumps in your pecs 05.02.2011

Confused lung doctors think primobolan is bad for lungs 03.09.2010

Cold sore makes injecting steroids riskier 24.08.2010

Case study: steroids zits made worse by roaccutane 26.07.2010

Testosterone too dangerous for older men – trial stopped 21.07.2010

Lancet: link between prostate cancer and steroids in bodybuilder 25.06.2010

Single dose of triptorelin gets bodybuilder's hormones going again 22.06.2010

Steroids + no training = worthless muscles 03.05.2010

Needle swelling in bodybuilders misleads doctors 18.01.2010

Mysterious death of scared steroids user 16.11.2009

Four percent of bodybuilders go off the rails on 600 mg testosterone cypionate a week 10.09.2009

Anabolic steroids almost kill bodybuilder pro during operation 19.06.2009

Dinitrocresol, the dreaded brother of killer drug DNP 10.06.2009

Steroids lead to lopsided face 24.05.2009

Testosterone supplement causes aggressive prostate cancer 16.04.2009

Bodybuilding champion undergoes heart transplant 11.04.2009

More damaged livers from superdrol and madol 14.03.2009

Bloody cysts in the lungs cost bodybuilder his life 13.03.2009

Deca-use may hide tuberculosis 13.02.2009

Bodybuilder's muscle withers after site injection of stanozolol 05.02.2009

Ephedrine and steroid mix proved fatal for fitness champion 19.01.2009

Ursodeoxycholic acid restores anabolic liver 18.12.2008

Testosterone doesn’t make everyone a jerk 17.12.2008

Nolvadex may be as dangerous as DES hormone for female bodybuilders 14.12.2008

Recovery from mild nandrolone use takes six months 13.12.2008

Blood clots in cerebral membrane 12.12.2008

Prohormone 19NorDiol is an estrogen 08.12.2008

Too much growth hormone reduces life expectancy 07.11.2008

Bodybuilder gets jaundice from creatine and protein supplements 31.10.2008

Bodybuilder on hCG almost loses last testicle 30.10.2008

Death by Naposim 15.10.2008

Myostatin blockers destroy tendons 06.10.2008

Competitive bodybuilder became diabetic 16.09.2008

Bodybuilder drugs his liver to oblivion – twice 03.09.2008

DNP overdose kills bodybuilder 29.08.2008

Extreme acne scars chemical bodybuilder (21) for life 25.08.2008

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ornithine for nitric oxide, energy, muscle recovery, growth, immune function and fat burning


Ornithine is an amino acid that serves as a precursor to arginine, leucine and glutamine. Ornithine increases nitric oxide production, energy, muscle recovery, and growth. In addition it's ability to help the body manage ammonia it blunts fatigue and muscle breakdown. Ornithine also supports immune function and fat burning.

Ornithine is often combined with arginine to boost growth hormone. 

Source Citation (MLA 7th Edition)
Stoppani, Jim. "Nutrition numbers." Flex Oct. 2010: 118.

"For men only: a guy's guide to supplements." Better Nutrition Jan. 2013: S16+.

Stoppani, Jim. "The Encyclopedia of Supplements A-F." Flex Dec. 2011: 196+.

"Gaspari nutrition's SuperPump Max: taking a purely scientific look at the world of sports supplements. " Flex. 28.9 (Nov 2010): 300(1).

Robertson, Sommer. "The Get-big list: 20 ways to pack on serious size. " Flex. 28.9 (Nov 2010): 150(6).

Stoppani, Jim. "The 2006 Muscle & Fitness Supplement Report Card.(SUPPLEMENTS). ." Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness. 67.10 (Oct 2006): 126(9).

Ori Hofmekler wants to make you ancestrial strong in Unlock Your Muscle Gene.

Ori Hofmekler uses anthropology and current muscle science to unlock our ancestors hybrid type muscle fibers.
To do this he discusses combining three things that are missing from our modern life.
  1. High Intensity Training
  2. Strength Training
  3. Danger
While the first two are easy the last would provide some difficulty. You could take up MMA or walk up and down (backwards) steps carrying weight or maybe one-legged squats.
I listened to a interview on The Superhuman Radio Show and below are a few takeaways.
  1. High glycemic diets are destroying our metabolism.
  2. Train fasted.
  3. Combines strength and speed activities.
  4. Try HIIT + Strength + Danger to activate Type IIa hybrid muscle fibers.
  5. Good luck and stay strong.

Monday, May 20, 2013

IGF-1 - insulin-like growth factor-1 Stack for more muscle and faster recovery

Betaine also called trimethylglycine is an amino acid derived from beets. It increases growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels. Take l,500-3,000mg with pre- and post-workout meals.

Bovine colostrum- is the second ingredient in this stack that increases levels of IGF-1. Replace 5-10g of protein in your pre- and post-workout shakes with 5-10g of bovine colostrum.

Deer Antler Velvet - has some rodent studies along with human anedotal evidence that it can be ingested to increase IGF-1. Take as directed.

DHEA is an adrenal hormone that has been shown to increase levels of IGF-1. Take 25-100mg once or twice daily.

Humanofort derived from chicken embryos stimulates the adrenal glands to increase DHEA and IGF-1 production. Take 30-100mg in the morning, before workouts, and before bedtime.

Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen that supports the body's resistance to a variety of stresses. It also may help prevent a drop in hormones such as testosterone, HGH, IGF-1, dopamine, and thyroid hormone. It may also blunt levels of the catabolic hormone Cortisol. Take 100-l.000mg of an extract standardized for rosavins and salidrosides without food.

Ursolic Acid is a polyphenol found in the skin of apples. It may increase muscle growth and strength by increasing production of IGF-1 and inhibiting the amount of testosterone that gets converted to estrogen. Try 250-l,500mg 30-60 minutes before workouts.

ZMA is a combination of zinc and magnesium aspartate and vitamin B6. ZMA has been shown in research to increase testosterone and IGF-1. Take ZMA (30mg of zinc, 450mg of magnesium, and 10.5mg of B6) on an empty stomach 30-60 minutes before bedtime. Women may take less as directed on the label.

Get your bodybuilding stack at Piping Rock Supplements!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Drug impacts on Nutrients

Prescription Drug: Possible Nutrients Depleted:
Acetaminophen Glutathione
Aluminum antacids Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc
Aspirin Folic Acid, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, Vitamin C
Atenolol &Propranolol (blood pressure drugs) Melatonin, CoQ10
Digoxin (heart medication) Thiamin, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium
Diuretics Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Zinc
Lisinopril (blood pressure drug) Zinc, Sodium
Metformin B12, Folic Acid
Prednisone (steroid) Calcium, Magnesium, Folic Acid, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D
Proton pump inhibitors (acid reducing drugs) B12, Calcium, and Magnesium
Statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) CoQ10

Are Your Medications Stealing Your Nutrients?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

20/30 x 6 Protocol for Belly Fat and Erectile Dysfunction in 3 Steps

Reduce Calories by 20%

Moderate intensity exercise for 30 minutes per day (walking, biking or swimming)

Commit to 6 months day in day out

  • Esposito K, Giugliano F, Di Palo C, Giugliano G, Marfella R, D’Andrea F, D’Armiento M, Giugliano D. Effect of lifestyle changes on erectile dysfunction in obese men: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2004;291:2978–84.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Seasoned Lifter Joint Stack - From IFBB to be lifter

I got this one from a 50 year old natural bodybuilder who has been one place away from his pro card.

Nature's Way Hops Flowers

Nature's Way Hydraplenish plus MSM

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Full-Body Self Massage with a Foam Roller

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(0:34)- Routine Sets & Reps
(1:17)- Glutes
(1:54)- Hamstrings
(2:41)- Calf
(3:33)- Hip Adductor
(4:14)- Hip Abductor-IT Band
(4:43)- Lats
(5:22)- Tricep
(5:33)- Forearm
(6:21)- Lower Back
(6:43)- Middle Back
(6:51)- Upper Back
(7:05)- Neck
(7:20)- Shoulder Blades
(7:30)- DEEP Shoulder Blade

Check out for more information and detailed exercises!

Suggested Readings

• Integrated Training for the New Millennium, NASM. 2000
• NASM Optimum Performance Training for the Performance Enhancement Specialist educational course
• Clark MA, Russell AM: Low back pain: A functional perspective.
• Corn R: Neurologic rationale for integrated training.


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3. Chaitow L: Muscle Energy Techniques. New York , Churchill Livingstone. 1997
4. Clark MA: Integrated Training for the New Millennium. NASM, Thousand Oaks. 2000
5. Downey J, Darling R: Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine. WB Saunders, Philadelphia . 1971
6. Grigg P: Peripheral neural mechanisms in proprioception. J. Sports. Rehab. 3:2-17, 1994
7. Gummerson T: Mobility Training for the Marital Arts. A & C Black. 1990
8. Liebenson C: Rehabilitation of the Spine – A Practitioners Manual. Williams and Wilkins. 1995
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10. Selye H: The Stress of Life. McGraw-Hill, New York. 1984

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Healthy Blood Pressure Support Stack

Nature's Way HeartCare Hawthorn Extract


Life Extension Olive Leaf Vascular Support

Hesperidin 500 mg 60 Caps by Swanson Premium 

Take all as directed and always consult your physician prior to a supplement program.

Dr. Paul Arciero Protocol - whey 3 times, sprints, yoga destroys belly fat.

1.   Drink a 20 gram whey protein shake three times per day.

2.   Focus on HIIT form of cardio. A 30 second sprint and a 3 to 4 minute walk for 5 rounds. (also add in Upper/Lower strength training split or a performance funtional training workout)

3.   Add a stress relieving lifestyle component, such as, yoga or meditation.

Want to Stay Lean on a High-Fat Diet? Consume Whey Protein Everyday.

# 665 - High Protein Trail Mix Examined PLUS Action Plan For Michelle Obama To Rid The Nation Of Chronic Disease And Obesity

Dr. Paul's Protocol

Dr. Paul's Research