Dwayne Johnson’s Workout and Diet Routine

UntitledFormer pro wrestler Dwayne Johnson currently stars in the movie The Tooth Fairy.  Yes, he plays a Tooth Fairy in the movie. Prior to the Tooth Fairy role, he starred in the movie Return to Witch Mountain.

I thought he was great in Witch Mountain as a taxi cab driver who helps two teenage aliens save the world. Tooth Fairy seems a little hard for me to swallow. I haven’t seen it yet and the reviews are moderate.

Check out this video of Dwayne Johnson becoming an honorary player for the L.A. Kings hockey team. You will also see some footage from his movie The Tooth Fairy.

Before Johnson was a movie star he was known as The Rock in Wrestling World Entertainment. He holds second place for the most reigns as WWF/E Champion. He held the title seven times before he left the business in 2004.

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Bodybuilding with Raw Power!

raw_food_diet_for_childrenMy chiropractor swears by eating raw food. He says it keeps him happy and healthy.  He does look healthy and seems happy.

I personally like to eat cooked food every now and then. I can’t image eating only raw food.  I’d miss out on holiday meals and trips to the frozen yogurt shop.

Raw Foodie

I came across an interview with raw food bodybuilder Stephen Arlin at Living and Raw Food.  Arlin’s perspective on natural bodybuilding is worth considering.

He also wrote a book entitled Raw Power!  It is the only book about building strength and muscles naturally the raw way. I like that idea.

Raw Power! is about bodybuilding naturally with a 100% natural diet. The idea in the book is that your body can stay fit, strong, healthy and energetic the raw way.

Arlin argues that gorillas have the strength equivalent to bench pressing 4,000 pounds — that’s 40 times stronger than the average man.

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Hair Loss and Bodybuilding

lukas-osladilEverybody loses some hairs daily, for example, when combing or washing their hair, and this is a norm. But losing too much hair is a pathology and should be treated. Some start to lose hair in their twenties. The hair of others start to thin and fall out after a stress, while some people are just predisposed to hair loss and become bald gradually, as they age. Statistically men are affected by baldness much more often, than women. But what causes hair fall in men and how can it be treated?

Hair Fall Causes

About one of three men suffers from hair loss. Men are more predisposed to hair fall due to testosterone, the principal male sex hormone, which is normally present in a male’s body in larger amounts, than in a female’s one. In general hair fall can be caused by the following factors:

Anabolic steroid’s effect on hairloss

When it comes to hairloss not everybody is effected by it. Steroids will only speed up the process if you are genetically predispositiond to male pattern baldness. So if any family members are bald you have a good chance of loosing your hair to. You could always shave your head or buy a wig but we have some good information for you to try and help prevent hairloss, slow it down and in some cases even reverse it.

Hairloss is NOT a side effect that will effect everybody, it is said that if you are genetically prone to male pattern baldness (mpb) then steroids can speed up this process.

How do steroids effect the hair line?

A substance called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) binds to the receptors in the scalps hair follicles causing thinning of the hairline.

What makes this DHT?

The simple answer Testosterone gets converted into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) by an enzyme called 5 Alpha reductase (5AR).

TESTOSTERONE —-(5AR Enzyme)———> DHT

What steroids effect the hairline then via this conversion?

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Monster’s Insulin Primer!

insulinThis is one of my Favorites!!

Ok, lets have a look at insulin.
Its highly anabolic and non-androgenic, and in case some of you are in the dark (I’d like to think we’re all clear on anabolic versus androgenic, but ya never know) I’ll briefly touch on the subject before diving in… if youre ok on anabolic/androgenic concepts, skip to the INSULIN part…

ANDROGENIC VERSUS ANABOLIC

ANABOLIC is defined as “The process of constructive metabolism” or of building complex substances out of simple substances.
The way your body processes protien, carbohydrates, and fat (all simple substances) and makes muscle (a complex substance) is ANABOLISM.

ANDROGENIC is basically defined as pertaining to male sex characteristics.

ANDROGENIC/ANABOLIC

“Steroids” are actually called “Anabolic Androgenic Steroids.” They accomplish “anabolism” through “anabolic” pathways, some being more androgenic (testosterone esters) and some less (winstrol, anavar, primobolan, ect…).

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Mass Construction

6968Youll often hear bodybuilding compared to building a house. To craft your physique, first you need to focus on the foundation, increasing your strength by concentrating on compound core lifts, such as squats, benches and deadlifts.

From there, you assemble the structure, expanding your workouts and watching your body take shape, much like a home with the walls going up. Adding the finishing touches  the paint, the trim  can be compared to an advanced athlete honing different muscles to bring his entire physique into balance.

The same analogy can be extended to your supplement plan. You begin with the foundation  the basics  and over time add new formulas and products as your body transforms. Here, well help you nail down a blueprint for growth in a three-step massgain stack thatll help you as a beginner  or anyone who hasnt tried supplements before  get started and gain the greatest benefits from each and every supplement you take.

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HEATH SIGNS

heathsigns_lgPhil Heath signs a contract extension with Weider Publications

Phil Heath, one of bodybuilding’s youngest and brightest stars, signed a multi-year contract extension with Weider Publications today. Heath, who turned 30 years old last December, has been a Weider athlete since 2005.

“It’s always been a great experience to be a part of the Weider/AMI organization,” Heath said. “Just like last time I signed, and the first time, I just get excited knowing I get to continue my career with this company. FLEX is the number-one-selling bodybuilding magazine in the world, and all over the world people get to see articles with me in them, and get to know a little bit about me as an athlete and a person. Traveling and meeting those fans has been a great experience.”

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Not a Runner? 6 Reasons You Should Be

athlete-runner1Kids run all the time but once we get to adulthood we can be divided into two groups: those that run and those that don’t. If you’re not in the ‘those that run’ group here are 6 reasons you should be.

  1. It’s free and easy The human body was made to run, there’s no special skill or knowledge required and most everybody can do it. All you need is a good pair of shoes and a supportive sports bra and you’re ready to go!
  2. It burns more calories per hour than most other exercises. Running either outside or on a treadmill burns an average of 705-865 calories per hour, with the next best thing being the stair-stepper at 637 – 746 cals/hr.
  3. It’s GOOD for your knees, not bad like so many people think. It’s important to start slowly and wear shoes that give good support but when done correctly running builds up and strengthens bones and joints, it doesn’t tear down and weaken them.
  4. It’s one of the best ways to relieve stress, research proves it. A study by the University of Georgia found that an hour of exercise is three times more effective at reducing anxiety and stress than an hour of rest.
  5. It helps prevent disease. Various studies support exercise as a means of reducing the

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10 Reasons to Quit Soda for Good

colasI gave up soda at the start of my first pregnancy seven years ago, a habit that — unlike sweets — was easy to kick. Aside from the occasional urge for a sip, I’m happy with plain water 99 percent of the time.

But, I know how hard it is to give up a habit, especially when there’s sugar involved (see above!) However, like sugary snacks, soda adds an excess of empty calories to your daily intake, an excess that can actually harm your health.

I recently read a statistic which said the average American drinks a six pack of soda per day. I know I’m not drinking a six pack a day, nor is anyone in my family. So, that means someone out there is drinking the soda for me. Since I can’t find that statistic, I can’t verify it. But, soda drinking has long been targeted as a risk factor for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay.

If you’ve been thinking about giving up soda (aside: we call it pop where I live), then good for

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Want to Reduce Daily Calories? Eat Eggs for Breakfast!

Egg3When you “get cracking” in the morning with an egg breakfast, you are likely to stave off hunger, therefore reducing your calorie intake by as much as 18 percent.

This, according to a study in the journal Nutrition Research.

21 male subjects, each ate two different test breakfasts. On one test day the participants ate an egg-based, protein-rich breakfast including three scrambled eggs and one-and-a-half pieces of white toast. On another test day they ate a bagel-based, carbohydrate-rich breakfast including one plain bagel, one half tablespoon of low-fat cream cheese and six ounces of low-fat yogurt. The two breakfasts contained identical calories.

The macronutrient breakdown was as follows:

  • Eggs: 22:55:23 (carbohydrate, fat, protein)
  • Bagel: 72:12:16 (carbohydrate, fat, protein)

Results

Study: Fruits, Veggies Have Little Effect on Cancer

1270748283605A new study finds that eating fruits and vegetables daily didn’t have the expected benefits against cancer. But researchers caution that doesn’t mean you should skip such healthy foods.

They’re still the hallmarks of a healthy diet, but fruits and vegetables do less to prevent cancer than previously thought, according to a major new study published this week.

A team of researchers at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine followed the diets of 478,000 Europeans living in 10 countries, from 1992 to 2000. At an eight-year follow-up, 30,000 of the participants had developed cancer.

When the researchers analyzed the diets of the participants and factored in the cancer rates, they concluded that for every two portions of fruits and vegetables eaten a day, an individual’s risk of cancer fell by an average of only 3 percent.

The results are “very weak,” the report states, especially compared with previous studies, which have given fruits and vegetables credit for as much as a 50 percent reduction in cancer rates.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which help prevent cellular damage that is

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Bodybuilding.com Announces Free 2010 Arnold Classic & Internationals Webcast

capt.ohcp10203070353.arnold_returns_ohio_ohcp102Bodybuilding.com Announces Free 2010 Arnold Classic & Internationals Webcast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boise, ID – February 8, 2010 – Bodybuilding.com, the Internet’s most-visited bodybuilding and fitness site and largest retailer of nutritional supplements, is once again offering a free all-access webcast featuring the 2010 Arnold Classic men’s professional bodybuilding championships and the Women’s professional bodybuilding, figure and fitness International championships.

Bodybuilding.com hosts Dan Solomon and Bob Cicherillo will provide live on-stage and backstage coverage of these ground-breaking events. Those unable to tune in live will be able to access webcast replays and additional event coverage on Bodybuilding.com until March 20, 2010.

The Arnold Classic is an annual competition named after Arnold Schwarzenegger, originating in 1989 with help from friend, Jim Lorimer. Today, it is the most lucrative competition in bodybuilding, with a number of large prizes and serious bragging rights for the year. Defending champion Kai Green and Dexter Jackson (winner in 2005, 2006 and 2008), are among a field of 12 male bodybuilding pros who will battle it out for the coveted Arnold Classic crown. Over 50

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