Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Andrographis the testosterone and natural Viagra alternative at just 400mg per day

A 2010 study found that when mice were given either 50 mg andrographis or sildenafil. The andrographis group performed more often than the Viagra group.

According to Ergo-Log.com

"The Thai researchers gave their mice 50 mg andrographolide per kg bodyweight. Converted to humans that would mean about 5 mg per kg bodyweight. So if you weight 80 kg you'll need at least 400 mg andrographolide a day. (To make it easier we're assuming that the chemical relatives of andrographolide all have roughly the same effect.) 

The strongest Andrographis paniculata extract that we know contains about 50 percent andrographolides. 

Andrographis paniculata extracts also inhibit blood clotting, by the way. [Eur J Pharmacol. 2006 Dec 28;553(1-3):39-45.] If you use anti-coagulants or produce few coagulant factors yourself you'd be wise to avoid Andrographis paniculata. "

The combined testosterone and sildenafil effect of Andrographis ...
Food Chem Toxicol. 2010 Jul;48(7):1934-8.

ProSupps Tip of the Month: Getting Lean without Cardio by Art Ortiz


No matter the athlete no matter the goal proper nutrition and supplementation plays a huge part in building the body you desire. While starting my cut down phase I tore all the ligaments in my ankle and I was forced to train on crutches which means I was unable to do any cardio, and while cutting most people would think cardio is key. I found out during these 5 weeks on crutches that I was able to cut down body fat while maintaining muscle with a solid nutrition and supplementation program. Take a look at my diet and supplement program I was on while cutting down without cardio. 

Meal #1 - 8 Egg whites | 2 whole eggs | 1 cup of oats | 3 Halotropin
 **Pre-Workout Stack | WORKOUT #1
Meal #2 / Post-Workout Stack - L-Carnatine, 1 I load, 1 scoop of karbolic, 10oz lean protein
Meal #3 - 10oz lean protein | 6oz carbs
Meal #4 - 10oz lean protein | Green veggies
**Pre-Workout Stack | WORKOUT #2
Meal #5 - 10oz lean protein | 6oz quick digesting carbs
Meal #6 - 10oz lean protein | Large serving of green veggies
Meal #7 - 10oz lean protein | Large serving of green veggies
**Before bed - 2 Crash | L-Carnatine
**Intra-workout - For maximum absorption drink your AminoLinx during your workout, they are best utilized when the body is under stress
**Pre-workout Stack #1 and #2 - 1 No3Drive, L-Carnatine, 1 DNPX2 (PWO #1 only)
The purpose of splitting my workouts are to elevate my heart rate twice a day to maximize calorie burn and fat loss.

ProSupps Supplements used: 
Halotropin, I Load, Karbolic, L-Carnatine, DNPX2, AminoLinx, No3Drive, Crash

By Art Ortiz – ProSupps Athlete

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Super Strong 60 Year Old Man Gives Workout, Fitness, and Muscle Building Tips -- Brandon Carter

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Monday, December 30, 2013


EXERCISE                 SETS   REPS

Incline barbell presses    4         12-6

Flat dumbbell flyes         3         10-12

Decline barbell presses   3         8-10

Incline dumbbell flyes    3         10-12

Merritt, Greg. "The H.U.G.E.[TM] rules, part 7: chest match: the best hardgainer strategy for spectacular pectorals. " Flex.  26.10 (Dec 2008): 186(4).

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Train Biceps Like Dexter Jackson

EXERCISE                               SETS           REPS

EZ-Bar Preacher Curl                   4              10-12

Hammer Curl                            4              10-12

Incline Dumbbell Curl                  4              10-12

Concentration Curl                     4              10-12


1             Quads

2             Chest, calves

3             Back

4             Shoulders, hamstrings

5             Arms, calves

6-7           Rest

Dexter usually does one 30-minute session of cardio per

 day. Depending on how his body responds, he may add another

 30-minute session. If he feels he needs it, he sometimes

 even does two 45-minute sessions a day.

BICEPS OF THE BLADE. Thorpe, Mark Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness; Mar2009, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p272-281, 7p

Friday, December 27, 2013

Home Chest Workout WITHOUT WEIGHTS!!! (Big Brandon Carter) How To Build Muscle And Burn Fat Fast

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How to Dose Pre-Workout Caffeine

According to a recent article in Flex magazine the optimal dosage for caffeine should be around 3-6mg/kg of body weight.

At 180lbs you are looking at 246 to 492mg.

Start with about 100 – 200mg to access your tolerance when using caffeine pills.

Source Citation (MLA 7th Edition)
"Optimal caffeine dosing." Flex Sept. 2013: 90

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Get Ripped with Spring Valley L-Lysine for less than $10 per month

Research has shown that l-carnitine is the transporter of fat to muscle to burn. The problem is that if you are already taxed in your food and supplement budget, the additional $30 to $40 for one amino acid can be pretty expensive. Well, lucky for you I found a way to increase your l-carnitine levels without increasing your budget drastically. The answer is in 5,000 mg of l-lysine per day.

Stack with 500 – 1,000 mg of Vitamin C. 

Lysine-carnitine conversion in normal and undernourished adult men-suggestion of a nonpeptidyl pathway.


Administration of 5 g L-lysine orally to normal adults produced a significant increase in plasma carnitine levels within 6 h followed by a further rise by 48 h. Levels remained high up to 72 h. Similar changes in plasma carnitine were not observed if blood was sampled without lysine load or after administering a load of other amino acids such as tryptophan or threonine. Maximum excretion of carnitine per g creatinine was observed in 24 to 48 h collection after lysine load. Two subjects showed an early peak in 3-h and 6-h collections, respectively. Undernourished subjects failed to demonstrate similar change. After rehabilitation the undernourished subjects behaved as did the well-nourished subjects. These observations suggest that there may be a rapid in vivo conversion of orally administered lysine to carnitine in humans. Conversion of lysine to carnitine may be impaired in malnutrition.
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

For his 73rd birthday, Jacinto created the Jacinto's Storm Crossfit workout

For his 73rd birthday, Jacinto created the Jacinto's Storm Crossfit workout. This workout consists of 7 exercises for 73 repetitions each.

Double Unders
Wall Balls
Kettlebell Swings
Double Unders

Mahler's Aggressive Strength - MikeMahler.com

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Ben Pakulski What to Eat Before, During, After Workout

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Extreme Workout Challenge Ep 1: 100 lbs KettleBell Workout by Musclemania Pro Tuan Tran

See more at Tuan Tran

Workout Summary for 100 LBS Kettle Bell Workout:
Sumo Deadlifts: 100 Reps
Front Squats: 50 Reps
Suit Case Deadlifts: 50 Reps Each Side, 100 Reps Total
Half Swings: 50 Reps
Single Arm Upright Rows: 20 Reps Each Side, 40 Reps Total
Upright Rows: 40 Reps Total
Total Reps: 380 Reps
Total Time: 47 minutes
How fast can you do it?

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Note to Self:
Forget the past.
Don’t worry about the future.
Focus on the present.




The best type of protein for the time of consumption.

The proteins are listed from best to worst for the time of day. 

Milk Isolate
Goat Milk
Brown Rice

Between Meals
Milk Isolate
Goat Milk
Brown Rice 

Hydrolyzed Whey
Milk Isolate
Brown Rice

Milk Isolate
Brown Rice
Goat Milk

Milk Isolate
Goat Milk
Brown Rice

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Tumeric: Say No to Moobs aka Gyno

Bodybuilders have long used turmeric whose active ingredient curcumin is anti-inflammatory and beneficial for recovery and pain relief. But, this fantastic compound is now being touted for another benefit of importance to the bodybuilding community. That's relief from the dreaded gynecomastia.

While doses would have to be high and results may vary, this natural spice could definitely be a good addition to the insurance against the negatives of an anabolic lifestyle.

Try 1,000-3,000 mg per day. Add a dash of pepper or buy a product that contains bioperine for increased bioavailability.

You best options for gynecomastia would definitely be a visit to the doctor for either Letrozole or Tamoxifen (Nolvadex).

Inflamed Results. Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, Aug2010, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p26-26, 1/2p, 1 Color Photograph

Mike Chang's The Best Lean Proteins To Eat For A #Ripped Body

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Day 15 (SHIRT-OFF vegan results update) - My Vegan Bodybuilding Transformation

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Muscle Hack: How to get rid of the BCAA foam

If you are a fan of branch chain amino acid drinks, and you should be. Then you are familiar with the BCAA foam when you add water. It is easy to avoid if using unflavored BCAAs and adding them to your protein powder, but often you want a BCAA drink during the day or around your workout. 

Well there’s another simple trick to get rid of that annoying foam. Next time you are ready to drink your BCAA’s or leucine, add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice or lemon juice from concentrate.  

Just shake and voila! No foam! 

You will thank me later for this hack. 

Stay strong!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Designing My Son’s First Workout Workout

I’ve been trying to come up with a first workout that would hit his whole body and save time. He’s not actually thrilled about it but I think it will be good to get him more exercise than he gets on the XBOX. 

I figured I would put a 15 minute time limit on it using my trusty Gymboss timer.  He’ll do this 3 days per week for four weeks and we’ll see how much he can get done in the time limit. The protocol will consist of the exercise and the reps. The reps for squat-press and lat pulldowns will lower with each successive set and the reps for push-ups will increase. Squat-Presses aka squat to shoulder press will be empty hand.

Squat-Press                                  Push-ups                             Strength Band Lat Pulldowns

10                                           1                                                              10

9                                              2                                                              9

8                                              3                                                              8

7                                              4                                                              7

6                                              5                                                              6

5                                              6                                                              5

4                                              7                                                              4

3                                              8                                                              3

2                                              9                                                              2

1                                              10                                                           1

I think this will get him in decent shape to start. Later I’ll look at adding pull-ups, decline push-ups and strength band squats.  Eventually, we’ll work up to the barbell.

Stay strong!       

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More Reading for the Musclepyte:

  • Applied Ergongenics – Jerry Brainum
  • Brad Schoenfeld
  • Chip Conrad's Body Tribe
  • Clarence Bass' Ripped
  • Frank Zane
  • Jill Mills – Jill's Body Mill
  • Kurt Harris' Archevore Blog
  • Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength
  • Paleo f(x) Conference
  • Sara Eye's Primal Fitness & Nutrition
  • Stark Center – University of Texas
  • The Blog of Skyler Tanner
  • The Brain Nurse
  • Theory to Practice
  • Trans-Evolutionary Fitness

  • The Bedtime Snack Stack | You really don't want to be big.

    You are probably waiting for an expensive stack that you don’t have to do anything but scoop it out and mix it up. Or you want a pill that contains 30 grams of protein. It doesn’t exist … either stop being a wimp or take up crocheting.

    Here’s what’s preventing you from getting big. (Say to yourself in your most winey voice.)

    “I don’t like the taste.”

    “It’s too much to eat.”

    “It feels funny. I don’t like the texture.”

    “Is it all natural?”

    “Does it have artificial colors or sweeteners?”

    “Will my mommy tuck me in?”

     If you really want to be jacked none of this is a problem.  I once heard Leroy Colbert say “If I thought I could get bigger by drinking a bucket of bull piss, I would do it.”

    That pretty much sums up the bodybuilder attitude.

    Here’s what you do. It’s freaking cheap and yeah probably not the most pleasing looking but you will have another piece to the get big puzzle.

    The Big Bedtime Anabolic Muscle Stack

    1 cup cottage cheese

    ¼ to 1 cup pineapple (contains bromelain to digest the protein)

    Add whatever you want or substitute whatever you want. Nuts, honey, sugar, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup.  Use your f#cking brain!

    Why cottage cheese?

    It’s 80% casein and 20% whey.

    One cup contains:

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Creatine, Taurine and Glutamine. Get them all in Optimum Nutrition CGT-10

    Creatine - is made from the three amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine. It helps the body regenerate ATP allowing you to keep pushing up weight. Creatine supplementation also helps pull fluid into muscle. The fluid within muscle which expands the tissue and gives it fullness.

    Taurine - pulls fluid in the muscle expanding the tissue creating greater potential for growth. The second most abundant amino acid in muscle.

    L-Glutamine - recovery and anti-catabolic. The most abundant amino acid in the body.

    Optimum Nutrition's CGT-10 is an advanced formula that combines Creatine with Glutamine and Taurine. Each serving provides 5 grams of Creapure brand Creatine Monohydrate, 3 grams of L-Glutamine and 2 grams of Taurine.

    Beyond The Basics

    • Combines Creatine, Glutamine & Taurine
    • Made with Creapure Creatine
    • Micronized to Stay Suspended in Solution Longer
    • Dextrose or Inulin for Enhanced Delivery
    CGT-10, Unflavored, 30 servings x 1

    Ronnie Coleman Legend Stack Starter Kit | On Sale Now at Tigerfitness.com

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    1. Myo Blitz (original) 10 serving
    2. Testogen XR (original) 10 serving
    3. Resurrect PM (original) 8 serving
    4. Ronnie Coleman padded lifting straps
    5. Ronnie Coleman Muscle Snack Pack full of samples
    That's a whole lot for $29.99!


    Monday, December 16, 2013

    Tips for a Long Strong Life: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years

    Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years
              Page 50

                 Sadie lived to be 109 years old.

              Bessie lived to be 104 years old.

    Sadie made getting old a project.  She began doing yoga at around 60 years of age.  Bessie started at about 80 when she decided that Sadie looked better than her.

    They eat a whole clove of garlic chopped every morning.  They swallow the pieces whole to prevent odor.

    They take a teaspoon of cod liver oil daily.

    Eat as many as seven different vegetables a day.  Plus lots of fresh fruits.

    Take vitamins and minerals.

    Bessie takes tyrosine when she’s a little blue.

    They eat their big meal of the day at noon.  In the evening they usually have a milk shake for dinner.

    Learn more about centenarians:
    Supercentenarians, 110 yo or Older - Gerontology Research Group

    7 Life Secrets Of Centenarians - Forbes

    What People Who Live to 100 Have in Common - US News and ...

    Centenarian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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