Healthy eating and supplements

An Interview With Brooks Kubik

Knife, Fork, Muscle  Diet and Nutrition for Lifelong Strength and Health

Brooks Kubik is one of the most prolific authors in Physical Culture. In a world populated by ghostwriters, Brooks is one of the few who actually writes his own training material.
Brooks has been training for over 45 years and has demonstrated time and again, by using his own body, that his training and nutrition programs work! Brooks is a multi-time state and regional powerlifting champion,

Interview with Arlene Semeco

Arlene Semeco

Arlene Semeco is a freestyle swimmer from Venezuela, who represented her native country in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 2004. She won two gold medals at the 2007 Pan American Games. She attended the University of Alabama and then completed her masters in clinical nutrition at Florida International University. She is a registered dietician and is certified by the ISSN the leading sports nutrition organization in the country.

Serious training for older lifters

Just because you aren't 20 or 30 anymore doesn't mean you still can't train hard and heavy (if that’s your thing). It simply means you can't do it the same way as you did previously and expect to get positive results. As time moves on your body changes in many ways. Hormone levels naturally decrease as we age, and as a result our body's ability to recover from hard physical work is reduced. Additionally our joints begin to suffer the "ravages of time".

Would You Like to Super-Size That?

Bacon burger and a mountain of fries

Today I have some food for thought, literally. In this world of obese people everywhere, and thousands of diet books and blogs I want to put in my two cents. First I am going to piss a few people off by saying that obesity is not a disease it’s a choice. Now I am not saying that there are not people with health issues such as thyroid conditions and other medical problems that cause weight gain. What I am saying is that the majority of overweight people in this country could do something about it if they really wanted to!

Guest Post - Making the Vegan Diet Work

The following article was written by Mike Mahler

There is no way that you can get big and strong on a vegan diet! I used to hear this all the time from my meat-eating friends. I say, used to as I never hear it anymore from people that know me or from people that have seen my photos on my website. Yes my friends, you can in fact get bigger and stronger on a vegetarian diet. You can even do it on a vegan diet (no animal products whatsoever).

Guest Post - The Rules of Chocolate

The following article was written by Charles Poliquin

Eating chocolate used to be cause for plaguing us all with guilt. Closet chocolate eaters, you can all come out now! Recent scientific research tells us that chocolate is rich in anti-oxidants called flavonols.

These anti-oxidants protect our arteries and prostate glands, reduce inflammation and increase sensations of well-being. The same flavonols are found in green tea and in certain types of berries.

The Rules of Chocolate

Guest Post - You Have to Make it a Priority

The following article was written by Sara Cheatham and is printed here with permission from the author.

When people ask me what I “do” and I tell them that I am a personal trainer, they automatically start spewing excuses as to why they are out of shape and
unhappy with their bodies. I don’t have to ask a thing. I am suddenly a shrink. Personal facts surface quickly and without reserve. Mind you, all I have
said is that I am a personal trainer. Suddenly I’m their life long best friend. “I don’t have time… I have kids… I go to school… my job wears me out… I
just have no energy… I used to workout…” I’ve heard every excuse in the book.