New Rule: 1 Hour of Exercise for Every 8 Seated

I remember when I had a day job that had me sitting down for well over eight hours a day. At first, it sounds great, there are you are sitting, while others have to stand all day at their jobs. If you were imagining a life on easy street, where you drive home feeling rested and relaxed, you are in for a surprise. Within the first three months at this job, I had already gained about 15 pounds. The extra weight I was carrying on me wasn’t because I had taken on a new weightlifting plan, it was because I was getting fat. My wife had actually showed me some pictures from that time and I couldn’t believe I was looking at a picture of me. I hadn’t noticed it, but eventually, the fat started to creep in. I hadn’t changed what I was eating, which were sack lunches made with meals I prepared.

The usual lighter sets that I had been doing were not enough to stop me from being chubby. My stomach now pooched out farther than it used to and my clothes started fitting me awkwardly. I had assumed that the stress of a new job may have had me overeating but the portions had stayed the same. To make it worse, I started being more aware of my co-workers, most of whom were not in the greatest shape. Eventually, I got out of that place because it just wasn’t the right match for me. Wouldn’t you know it, within a month of leaving that job, I started to get my old figure back! Why you should change the viewpoint that you have about having to do that one hour of exercise is that it removes all the lazy stuff you do throughout the day. If you find yourself heading home, after a long of work, to sit in front of the tv, a simple hour of training will wash away all of that free time.

Our bodies are made to be active and to move, when we change what our body wants, it can develop some serious medical issues. If you still aren’t convinced, try exercising, at a time you prefer, for just a week. If you challenge yourself to follow through this week, without making any exceptions, you will have had a whole week of not worrying that your sedentary life is going to catch up to you. It appears as if those commercials about the stand-up desk were really onto something. I will absolutely be spending more of my day up and at them, instead of sitting and waiting for a blood clot, yikes! To everyone out there who has a day job that leaves them sitting idly by while the hours pass, put that pent up energy to good use and set aside just sixty minutes out of your day.

All of those stories you hear about sitting down all of the time being bad for you have a portion of truth to them! Sitting does feel great and has to happen through the workday, just don’t let it be the way that you spend the majority of your day. To help drive the point home, I had gotten a call from a former co-worker at that same job I talked about earlier. He had to go to the hospital, one weekend, because the doctor had even told him sitting down as much as he did, which was about eight hours a day, would start affecting his health.

Supplements Work With You, Not For You

You know that from reading this website, we often mention the big prohormone ban that occurred in 2014. However, if you have searched around, you will see that store still offer prohormones, how can they do that? It isn’t what you think, they aren’t quite prohormones but rather the closest thing to them, now that fewer options are available. With looking at these products, you are going to need to mix it up and some will be hit or miss. Supplements are a growing industry, that has been reported by many big news sources. The secret is out, more people are believing in the supplements they take, but how much will they believe. If you saw the supplement featured in the video down there, would you get it?

Where Do I Stand on Supplements?


I find myself on the fence, I think that some replacements are good, I think of it as getting the generic brand of groceries. I admit that I am a cheap person who will often fill my cart with the generic items that cost less, there really isn’t much of a difference that I noticed. With supplements, you have to be careful of how generic you are going. Using them daily and under not as much scrutiny, you have to play it safe. Hoping to outshine the others, you can also get more supplements at a cheaper rate, if you buy more. Be careful that you check what companies will do this, you don’t want to assume that you are getting a bulk discount, only to be fooled once you hit that checkout button.

Many will waste both their time and money getting supplements and just thinking that they can do nothing and expect a change in their structure. Sadly, this will never happen because to have to put in work to see these supplements really start to pay off. Think of it as getting prize money for winning a race but you would never see a dime of that money if you didn’t start the race, eventually getting to the finish line. Supplements help you close the gap and get to that checkered flag much sooner!

An Old School Playlist to Keep You Moving

As we start to do our spring cleaning, there is an item in your home that desperately needs a makeover, your music player! I’m not going to list the songs that you have been hearing on the radio all of the time, I’ll leave that to someone else. However, what I did want to do was give you some awesome old school songs that can liven up even the dullest of treadmill days! The first song that I think needs to be on your next workout playlist is the classic Dream On by Aerosmith. We can relate to having a dream and Steven Tyler sings like nothing I’ve ever heard. Fun fact: I didn’t know that Aerosmith was the artist behind this song until someone told me, who thought I was an idiot.

When you listen to the Aerosmith that I grew up with in the 90s, hearing that classic doesn’t quite have the same vocal style, until the very end. Keeping with the theme, the next song that you should be adding to your ipod would be London Calling by the Clash. I could recommend the entire album but we will just keep it to the title track. Even if the lyrics don’t directly speak to you, that drumbeat, like an army marching through enemy territory, will have you feeling unstoppable. I love being challenged by the cool readers to come up with styles of music, so let’s discuss more old school tracks for your new playlist.

Next, I’ve got to give a special nod to one of my favorite bands, AC/DC. With these influential rockers, I could list just about any of their songs and get worldwide approval but I want to only pick one song per band. By doing this, you can explore each bands catalog of tracks on your own and find your personal picks, not just ones that I pick out for you. For AC/DC, I’ve got to go with Back in Black, it could be their signature song but it has withstood the test of time beautifully. From the killer riff, down to the vocals proudly declaring they are back, AC/DC will definitely have you getting through your next workout easier.

Not just a club that you have to be a dude to be in, I would suggest that Pat Benetar has some of the most rockers, I think that love is a battlefield should have a special place on this playlist. These are only a few songs that you could put into rotation, although I do have a neat trick for adding more variety to your playlist. Before you go out to the gym, getting all ready to set new personal records, check out the different playlist features of the music app of your choice. For instance, both Amazon Prime and Spotify have got some awesome options for sorting playlists by how you feel. You know that you can’t find the same joy in your sad and lonely playlist when you know you’re going to need songs that have a bit more edge to them.

I hope that you found some new picks in this song list, I have to add, as an honorable mention that living on a prayer would need to also be on a workout playlist. I know that you have probably heard this song more times than you ever want to again but with headphones and that driving bass guitar, you know it flips a switch inside of you!

An In-Depth Look at the Colossus Stack

I’m back again and happy to talk about a magnificent stack composed of two powerful supplements. This stack is for those who want a safe ending to their cycle with the addition of Mutant Cycle Support 2000. How good is this stack, you could be wondering. I will now present my review of the Collosus Stack. Now, this is a stack that is not to be taken lightly. I ran this cucle for four weeks and knew an additional seven days would be biting off more than I could chew. If you are new to implementing supplements that are to be cycled., I’d skip out on the Collosus Stack. Diet and exercise will play heaily into your results while taking this stack. If you’re looking for a stack to do all the lifting for you, look elsewhere. Considering that Methyl Alpha is an ingredient in Collosus Maximum Ganz, hacing the Mutant Cyle Support is a much needed partnership.

I had been trying out some newer movements, in order to better support my core. I knew that I would be sore, nearing the end of this stack. For some odd reason, it seems that I haven’t always had a desired reaction to the Methyl Alpha, it’s likely that I won’t be using anything with this in it after the Collosus stack. That isn’t to take anything away from the ingredient, it just gets to a point where you realize you’re starting to grow up. I’ll still love the supplements that I do use but when you’ve been big for a long time, different things start to take on new importance.

Anyways, before I go and get too metaphorical, it’s time to see how this stack did after two months. I’m happy with the Mutant Cycle Support. Being easy enough on my system to where I barely remembered I had been using it, this was a really good post cycle cleaner that made me feel great. It can get to a point, when using something like a prohormone, where you can actually develop flu-like symptoms. Making it tough to even move, let alone have the urge to go and lift weights, many men stronger than me have been sidelined for a good week. I felt right as rain throughout the two months that I was taking the Colossus stack. I would not use this as a cutting type of prohormone, I noticed that I was retaining water fairly easily. That being said, the massive retaining of water that was happening to me could very well have been due to the large quantities of water I was drinking. Being prone to side pains, I didn’t want to take any unnecessary risks, you want your body to be flushing out toxins as harshly as possible.


In summary, while not the biggest player on the block, this stack still can deliver with the best of them. You won’t want to run these two supplements at the same time, preferably a month apart for the best results to be expected. Get ready for you new favorite easy to use and safer stack with the Colossus, provided that you do some legwork. Stick with your usual routine and watch and how much quicker you’re ready to move to the next level. Known for taking intermediate lifters to joining that elusive club of the big three lifts with high numbers, you’ll get that much closer with the colossus stack.

How to Eat with Stronger Workout Aiding Items

The old adage of eating a lot to gain weight is still one that many hold true. When some will take a prohormone for the first time, there are crucial pieces of information that they are never told. One reason that I really think aided in the downfall of prohormones, besides the dangerous mislabeling and, quite frankly, mishandling of the whole situation would be that no one knew what kind of diet to instill. As you know, when using a prohormone in the past, you really shouldn’t have been eating however you wanted. Having no form of dieting when using any supplement, especially one like a prohormone, will only work with a fraction of its full potential.

Seeing some of the prices for supplements nowadays makes me sure that I would never want to be skimping on food, it’s just a waste of your time. With that in mind, here is my own personal strategy for eating the proper way with prohormones. Have one set thought in your mind when starting to change your eating habits, treat it like training. This one simple philosophy has gotten me through meals that I never thought I could finish eating. When you are lifting, you don’t stop when you feel the first bead of sweat, you stop when the workout is over. That same principle should be at the forefront of any meal that you go to tackle, stop eating when the plate is empty.

I don’t recommend that anyone risks bodily harm but if you can’t clean your plate, keep it on the table and come back to it. Of course, you will need to read up on food safety, in order to find out how long select foods can be left out in the open. Breaking up meals, into smaller portions, spread out every few hours can also keep your metabolism in good shape. When you allow your body the time to digest an entire meal, you will still feel full, when it is time to eat again you will be ready. The diet has long been thought of as someone who barely gets to eat, feeling hungry throughout every day that the new eating rules are in place, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. A bit of re-training and your diet will become second nature over time.


The toughest part will be the first week of dieting, you will be tempted, you will want to quit, let the part of you with all of that willpower kick those thoughts to the curb. Soon, you will start to see the fruits of your labor (there’s a pun) start to finally pay off. Of course, if you are taking something to cut out fat and your goals are primarily concerned with less meals, that’s an entirely different subject. For those wanting to really make the most out of their effort, pair up big meals with excellent alternatives to prohormones and let the scale begin to tip in your favor. If we’re talking about those who have to limit every gram of saturated fat they eat, this next idea won’t be for you, others who just want to get big now need to see this.

When you are out for lunch, check your surrounding area for any buffets. You may need to do some price comparing but it is likely that you can get a lunch for less than ten dollars, where you stop eating when you can’t take it anymore. A disadvantage that people who are using replacements for prohormones and go out to eat can clean their plates and be forced to go. With going to a buffet, you have complete control over how much food you are willing to consume. If you’re really stuck and having a difficult time with eating more than what you’re used to, add one more piece of food to your plate, with each dinner. You won’t need to slam another grilled chicken on your plate but it isn’t hard at all to gradually add a couple more green beans.

Don’t Be Lifting Like These Men and Women!

To be more on the lighthearted side today, I present a video collection that I’ve found, all about what not to do when you are working out. From the mildly amusing, to the downright dangerous, do not apply what you see in the video below to your workouts. To those that spend no time exercising, these clips won’t hit close to home. For the people among us that have tried what others in this video fail at, that pain becomes more personal. The squatting person at about 0:39 into the video had hit me the hardest. I don’t understand why you have to squat with wrists bent back so far. I would rather have shoulder and back pain, than to come close to breaking my wrists, by weight pushing them backwards. Also, I think a common pattern that I’m seeing throughout this compilation are egos that don’t know their real max weight.

There is a lesson to be learned by watching this video, it’s better to lift too little and move up weight than it is to lift too heavy and smack the gym floor! My advice to anyone that doesn’t want to end up the victim of one of these videos would be to tell your friends to leave their camera phones in the locker room. It’s depressing to see just how many gym patrons have no remote idea on how to use gym equipment. Perhaps, there should be more employees helping these misinformed individuals. I suppose that if there helpful workers ensuring that everyone knew how to do their exercises, we wouldn’t have any failure videos to watch. In all seriousness, every person in this video was very lucky to walk away relatively unscathed.

Before you start any new lift, use the day before your lifting to check your form. I know it is often harped on but form is the difference between success or failure, relating to getting the most out of your exercising endeavors. Also, make sure that who you bring to the workout center with you is a friend that coaches, not one who is standing there, waiting to film your next big goof.

Stacking Pure Lean Mass like the Spartans

I’m thrilled to be covering one of the coolest stacks, I’ve seen in years. You know that the big ban has taken away, basically all the prohormones. At first, we were all upset but understood that these supplement needed to be removed. For a while, it looked like anything that even resembled a prohormone was going to be getting the ax but things have lightened up a bit, forcing manufacturers to clean up their act. Spartan Nutrition have kept their head above water and have what is called a Spartan Mass Ultimate Cycle that is awesome.

With each supplement having a sole purpose, we have the Mass, Shield, and PCT. The supplement for mass has piperine and DHEA within it, making it a potent contender for mass gainer of the year. I would love to know the graphic artist behind making this line of packaging, they deserve a raise. With a nod to the 300 film, you can see where inspiration was garnered from but Spartan Nutrition adds a visual flair that can’t be missed. For those who have used a similar supplement, you know that while exercising, you’re going to put on rapid lean weight. Next up, is the Spartan Shield, the piece to this stack that is responsible for keeping the body cleansing itself of any leftover elements of the Mass supplement.

One cool aspect that only raises the importance of Spartan Shield is that it can reduce blood pressure, which is a danger of the diet, usually rich in red meat, most of us are currently on. Spartan Shield is comprised of an extended release capsule, not allowing to fully dissolve until it reaches the bottom of the stomach. There would be no point to a supplement that is supposed to defend internally, if it is dissolved by the time it reaches the stomach so I like that Spartan made enhanced this formulation. This stack has been the culprit of why I have never seen such huge lifts in my future, I never thought it would be possible.

Whereas other manufacturers will put out any stack, not always determined for it to be in the best interest of the customer, Spartan has your safety in mind. It is like a miracle has happened, that we can finally get the muscle now that we only thought we could in 2014, before all of the banning happened. I’m also proud to say that Spartan Nutrition is not making prohormones, especially nothing like the dreaded ones we were using a long time ago. Safety, now more than ever, is the biggest concern of supplement makers and Spartan is doing a great job of ensuring all customers are safe.

Be warned, I did feel a bit angrier than usual, with a few moments where I had to realize how I was acting and calm down. I could attribute the attitude changes to a stressful week, not one hundred percent sure it was the stack that was the cause. Doing anything that would have ready for a nap didn’t wear me down, like it would use to. I also had some amazing sleep throughout using these three supplements, upwards of nine plus hours a night. My brain seemed like it was sharper and I was suddenly able to recall names and places a little faster. If you have been wanting to dip your feet in the water of a stack, the temperature is great, dive in!

Bioarmor Epic is Loaded with Powerful Ingredients

Taking it back to where we started, let’s learn about Epic, a newer prohormone made in England. If you do not live epistane suppwhere any prohormones are for sale, leave them alone. Trust me, you don’t want to wind up in a troublesome situation because you couldn’t follow the rules. I briefly went to school over in England, catching up with old pals when I go back and they were all too eager to tell me about Epic. What caught my eye was how cool the bottle that one of them had looked. I love the black and yellow color mixture with the red coloring that looks like blood around the title really makes it stand out. If you’re needing to know which steroid Epic is made to replicate, that would be Epistane. Primarily targeted to beginners, or those who don’t want the hassle of an advanced hormone, Epistane was brought to the world year ago but it hasn’t showed signs of losing its hold on those wanting to get massive. I have been looking to build up my chest, as it has started to take on a slightly caved-in appearance.

I knew that I wouldn’t risk as much with using a form of Epistane while away, I would have with something harsher. Speaking of being less-harsh, you can double up and pick up a PCT if you want to be completely sure no harm will come to you. For what I ate while taking Epic, it was a basic bodybuilding meal plan. I would cook up some egg whites with toast on most mornings. I would mix up my lunches, as this is always that time of day where I need a good meal to get me through the halfway point of a typical day.

I’ve been making big improvements to my meals, in terms of sticking to what I should eat, not what I WANT to eat. Due to a recent scary experiencing with racking a barbell, I’ve been sticking to machines, mostly. It does take a toll on short-term gains but nagging pains have made this equipment more optimal for me. I would usually be able to safely move about 100 lbs on my lat pulldowns, within three weeks, I was starting to get used to moving 140 lbs. I’ve been concentrating on lifting to failure, to really know that I gave it all I had. If you weren’t aware, training to failure means that you are lifting weights until your muscles fail you, by not being able to keep going through the motions, literally.

I wouldn’t want to try it for every single movement that I would do, but if you can go until muscles are failing, more power to you. I will save the failure lifts for the final stretch because this is when I will do the lightest lifting, saving all my power to complete the bigger ones, early on. Be prepared, though, as lifting until you are stopped can leave you setup to be very sore the next day. Getting back to Epic, if you are able to have this where you live, it is a great prohormone for someone who wants to gain decent size, without being at the mercy of a hundred different side effects! I really didn’t have difficulty with using Epic and found it to be, overall, as pleasant as it could get when talking about a prohormone.

Will Androgen Make Me Grow More Hair?

Both genders have asked about the rate at which hair growth will occur, if you were to use the Andro type of prohormone. Women will want to not take certain prohormones, due to the fact that they will add more hair onto their face. I’m not a woman but I would be embarrassed to walk around town, sporting a newly grown in mustache, or even worse, a beard! Where hair will grow, will depend on how much of the Andro is taken and the duration of use. Men have mixed feelings about the hair growth that can occur as a side effect of Andro use. Males who can’t grow dark or thick facial hair may like the newfound full follicles, associated with prohormones.

Men like me, who were sporting goatees before they could drive, hate having to shave off more hair than we already have. This isn’t a farming game, where you can choose where the crops come into grow, expect patches. When I had ran Andro, one dumb time in my life, I was busting out my electric razor shortly thereafter, because my chest hair had gotten thicker, at least that was how it felt against my shirt. I started becoming itchier and didn’t know if I was breaking out in a rash, or if my hair was becoming coarser. I had astronomical weight gaining properties with the Andro, I couldn’t keep enough shirts on handy that were loose fitting, which was what I liked to have when it came time to go asleep. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand trying to get rest, while wearing a shirt that is too tight. I feel like my circulation is being restricted as I close my eyes, it freaks me out.

After I got baggier clothes, I was still noticing that the patches of hair had become darker. I already am someone with olive skin, with a naturally darker hue to my hair, this was my boiling point. You can easily find horror stories of women, who were given the wrong advice and ended up using prohormones, mostly made for men. What these poor females were in for was a world of torment and changes that I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy. If it isn’t in too late of stages, women can get operations to have the more manly aspects of supplement use reversed. However, time is a great healer and will reverse most damaging side effects of prohormones. They say that blondes have more fun, they will also be the luckiest when it comes to supplements and additional growing of hair.

Due to the lighter shade, blonde hair is only visible under intense light. Brunettes have a disadvantage, due to their hair being darker. Any way you slice it, there are prohormones that can cause you to grow more hair. Always do extra checking up on any supplement you plan on using, those hours of research could mean the difference between growing muscle and only growing hair! Take this from someone who has suffered from fast-growing facial hair for years, just make it a part of your morning routine. Yes, it will add a bit of an effort to get the rest of your morning ritual done faster but you won’t be caught off-guard with too much scruff, ever again. Also, look into getting a type of topical lotion for an aftershave, they actually do help me to shave less during the week. Check what the product will smell like, if possible, before getting it. You don’t want to be stuck with a bad smelling aftershave that will leave folks running away from you.

Do Vasodilators Attribute to Rapid Gaining?

There is a pride match going on all over the world. Men are trying to get the appearance where they look so muscular, to the point where it looks like they will burst. If you have seen garden hoses that look like some of the veins that world class strength trainers have, it could be attributed to the use of a vasodilator. Uncommon to most, what a vasodilator will do is to help puff out blood cells. When you are in the midst of overexerting yourself, you don’t just want to grab the nearest water, chugging it down in hopes that you will feel refreshed. At best, once your thirst is quenched, you’re likely to fall into the same trap of not being able to meet the standards you set to complete. I don’t take them daily but using a vasdilator here and there has never caused me any trauma. Why I won’t always take one is because it begins to feel like I am being too showy, I always try to maintain a slight bit of modesty. If you bruise or get sore easily, think of using a vasodilator to help release the toxins in your bloodstream. While not quite lining up perfectly, hand in hand, clean muscles are ones that have been released of toxins, it helps me sleep better at night.

If I had to narrow it down, from every vasodilation supplement around, to select my favorite it would have to be Vein Supreme. Sounding like some awful pizza that even mutant turtles wouldn’t eat, this supplement works great to enhance vascularity. If you’re hunting down a practical thought about why you would have to get veins that pop out of your arms, keep looking, I have found it to be more visually pleasing. Looking back in history, there are old black and white photos of the Venice Beach type bodybuilder, with veins popping out of every visible area of skin. When the readers see the images of incredibly toned weightlifters, they want it too! I envy those who have environments where veins are showing like a map, it is being shredded, in it’s purest form.

Before setting out to try every supplement that will widen walls the way that these ones do, assess your own eating stretching pumpand drinking habits. After you have determined the general way in which you eat most foods, eliminate the ones that are higher in fat. If you assume that a vasodilator means that you have free reign to eat any food you want, think again! Foods that are full of unhealthy fats will undo what a vasdoilator does, even if you get the best one available. Most likely, capsules will be the preferred digestion method, due to the time-release formula that has to be done. One minor irritation can be when your stomach lining absorbs the extra n.o. workload, leading to rumbles and sharp pains.

More often the exception and not the rule, take a few of those chalky indigestion tablets if the inflammation is so bad that you can not normally function because of it. Other than an occasional sore tummy, vasodilators are a simple source of big time muscle inflation with low-key drama around them, unlike the alienating prohormones. I remember getting to try a dilation product before a first date, with someone that I was crazy about. The funny anecdote is that I got a dilator that didn’t jive too well with my genetic makeup and it did no repairing, whatsoever, what an embarrassing night.


Can Being All-Natural Bring You Muscle Gain?

Pat yourself on the back, if you are an all-natural bodybuilder. Cutting out the need to use any steroids or prohormones will keep you healthier. Also, you won’t spend any time worrying about feeling bad, since those harmful compounds won’t be in your system. Hearing many different messages, all speaking of how you can’t get big naturally started to get to me. It seems like there is so much negativity and the need to put others down for asking questions, that I had to take a stand. Don’t become cynical and believe that taking the natural approach means that you will never get big, that is not true. There are actually designated classes of bodybuilding competitions that are meant for those who are all-natural. After going to a few of these shows, these men and women certainly have no problem in looking like marble statues, without changing the way that their bodies behave.

Why are so many condemning a life lived without taking destructive substances? I can’t, for the life of me, see why we should all rally around and make fun of anyone, let alone those who carry the same goals that we do. It is almost as if we are going back to an older time in our lives, bullying those who don’t make the same choices as we do. Hopefully, you do decide to take a natural way of building your body. Not only is ditching prohormones a better choice to make but it will also be less expensive, in the long run.

Some have even developed quite a knack for picking out who is on juice and who isn’t. According to some of these geniuses, there are tell-tale indicators that a person is taking steroids, all having to do with physical signs of wear and tear. Needing recovery from the grating effects of prolonged prohormone use, the body of someone who maintains a natural approach to bodybuilding will not wear out so quickly. Organs can be easily damaged and overworked by supplements that are supposed to being helping you, it is just a hidden danger that isn’t widely spoken of.

In the natural vs not debate, almost every supplement you could talk about is a topic. If you make use of the normal products to aid in workout success that are widely available (not steroids), I would consider that to be a natural plan. The fact remains that if a bodybuilder in New York City can look like a pro by only eating vegetables, most everyone else could do the very same thing. What you choose to have up your sleeve, in order to achieve your personal goals is fine, as long as it won’t do you any harm.