Thursday, September 29, 2016

Stop Claiming "It's My Metabolism!"

Hopefully you’re not one of those people who explains all those excess pounds away by calling up the “it’s my metabolism” bullshit excuse.

But let’s just pretend for the moment that your cupboards and refrigerator aren’t filled with junk food and that you don’t eat at McDonald’s 3 times a week, and that it actually is your metabolism.

Your argument is that your metabolism has “slowed down” with age when in truth you yourself have slowed it down. Intentionally. You slowed it down by slowing down. You got lazy and slovenly. Intentionally. You stopped moving, and moving is what keeps your metabolism chugging along efficiently. You want to argue you had great metabolism as a teenager but then “something happened.” Yes, something did happen: you zoomed around like a crazy person as a teenager, and then you stopped doing that.

Your fat friends are fully supportive of your metabolism excuse since it so conveniently jibes with their own vexing situation, but I’m not your fat friend.  Rather than keep embarrassing yourself with the metabolism BS, get up and move — every day. Walk the dog a couple of miles, jogging intermittently, a few meters further each day. Go to the gym. Strength train. Swim. Yoga. Exercise along with the 10,000+ free exercise videos on YouTube in the comfort of your own home. Have more sex. And stop focusing so intently on food. Studies show fantasizing about food leads to depression.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Master Of Posing Perfection: Bob Paris

No one has yet come along who can equal Bob Paris in esthetics or posing mastery. Watch in wonderment over the man's Zen moves: if you're thinking about entering a physique contest, you can't go wrong emulating his routine.

How Does Your Supplement Stack Stack Up?

The problem with supplements has always been, how do we even know if what is claimed on the label to be in there actually is, and if so, is it any good? has come to the rescue with its independent testing and rating of supplements. Visit the site and check on how your protein powder, vitamins, creatine and a host of other supplements rate as to price and efficacy:

Show your support for this vital service by buying your supplements from Labdoor.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fitness Trackers? Thinking About Dyeing Your Hair?

If you're contemplating buying a preposterously useless and expensive fitness tracker to decorate your wrist. please, just flush your money down the toilet. Better yet, send the cash to me.

While you're at it, if you're a graying Gent, or maybe a Jared Leto follower, you might be considering dyeing your hair. No. Get your ass to the gym if you want to look younger, feel younger, move younger. Spend the hair dye treatment money on workout gloves or a weight training belt or some creatine. Or send it to me.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rules: Why?

On one hand people complain bitterly about rules, about others, such as politicians' law-passing to the rules laid down by their religious leaders to fashion rules, telling them how to live their lives.
Contrarily people long for rules. They want to be told how to conduct themselves and how to live their life. One reason is that it absolves them from personal responsibility. Most seem oddly comfortable with these two diametrically opposed actions. This post is not an opinion, but rather me just wondering how people can so easily hand over decisions both big and small to others, rather than acting on their own.
Fashion magazines and blogs are a good example because their rules have no consequences really, yet people actually follow though with nonsense such as not wearing white after Labor Day, or in the case of this typical piece from ESQUIRE magazine, taking the words on the screen about when to wear shorts (!?) as some sort of guide for their own behavior.
The fitness world is especially swamped by rules and self-proclaimed experts. It takes a while to learn what's right for you when it comes to working out based on your personal ability, injuries, etc.
Rather than follow the command of some "expert" on how to proceed, question why you unthinkingly allow others influence over your life, to make rules for you to live by, dress by, work out by.