Monday, December 28, 2020

Norway: The Most Valued of Bodybuilder Foods is Also the World’s Most Toxic


Personally I love lox, which is brined salmon. I could eat lox every day, it’s so delicious. But for me the high cost makes it more an occasional treat. The brand I buy at Safeway supermarkets is farm-raised in Norway. Clean pristine icy fijords are home to these farms. So, no worries, right?

We are told that salmon is one of the planet’s most healthy Wonderfoods, especially that which is imported from Norway. I ordinarily never eat any farmed fish, raised in ponds, my previous concern being the high amount of feces in these ponds. So when I saw photos of the Norwegian salmon farms, which are situated right within the cold clear fijords surrounded by snowcapped mountains, I decided Norwegian farmed fish must be as good as wild-caught, right?


This documentary is required viewing if you consume seafood. Astonishingly it shows Norwegian fish farmers dressed head to toe in protective gear spraying huge amounts of pesticides into the water because the fish are plagued with diseases, lice and other parasites due to extreme overcrowding. An underwater robot reveals an accumulation of 15 meters (almost 50 feet!) of toxic sludge sitting at the bottom. It also reveals that the food pellets the fish are fed are themselves full of toxins. Why would there be toxins in the food being fed to fish?

The fish ponds of Vietnam also shown in the documentary are far less picturesque than those of Scandinavia, the fish having been bloated artificially to 2X normal size, filled with pesticides and antibiotics, and raised in waters lined by villagers who use the waterway as a toilet.

Watch the video above.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

100 Crossfitters Demand Their Right To Spread Covid Virus

 In Buffalo, Crossfit owners show the city, and the world, how little they care about them.

At my gym in Hilo, Hawaii, it's the same deniers' mentality. Despite heavy breathing and thus, exercisers' droplets spreading farther and faster than under normal breathing conditions, no masks required.

Friday, October 30, 2020

STOP Buying BUMBLE BEE Canned Products

Fish products make up a significant part of bodybuilders and fitness freaks' diets. Canned fish products in some cases are less expensive than fresh or frozen.

However, canned products from China are unsafe overall. The cans/solder contain dangerous levels of LEAD. Lead has been proven to significantly diminish brain function, especially in children, as well as lowering the consumer's actual intelligence. This is not an empty claim: Google it for yourself.

One of the most egregious violators of lead contamination is BUMBLE BEE. Tellingly, the company makes it impossible to contact them to lodge a protest. ANY company that requires the consumer to jump through preposterous hoops in order to initiate contact is a wildly-waving red flag. There is no reason whatsoever not to provide a simple email link - that is, for companies that are NOT trying to discourage customer communication. The amount of codes, dates and numbers that BUMBLE BEE requires in order to initiate contact is absurd, and as I predicted, when their form is complete as to their highly detailed specs, you get an ERROR message.

The insanity of companies having contempt for their own customers goes without saying, and in BUMBLE BEE's case is just part and parcel of their culture of disrespect and disregard, especially when it comes to food safety.

Food safety and cleanliness is paramount to not only your fitness success, but to your overall health and well being.

YouTube has a large number of videos from China revealing some of the horrible conditions and chemical additives to noodles, baby formula, vegetables and meats. A search is well worth your time if you are presently buying food imported from China.

Monday, October 26, 2020

What Qualifies Mick Rouse @GQ To Rank Protein Powders?

Year after year I run across articles like this one in GQ Magazine that publish “Best Of” Lists  [LINK] based on no evidence, testing, or professional qualifications whatsoever.

No supplement is more crucial to your workout results than protein. Protein is also crucial for anti-aging, as one wants to maintain as much lean body mass as possible, whether one works out or not, since both our metabolism and our immune system reside within our lean muscle mass.

One way to check GQ’s results is to run them by independent lab testers such as [LINK]. 

Not even one of GQ/Mick Rouse’s choices appear anywhere near the top of LabDoor’s rankings.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

You ARE What You Eat

People naturally reject anything that doesn't dovetail with their current choices. And the time-honored "You are what you eat" is a prime example.

Canada's CBC has a great show called Marketplace that reveals how food corporations — with the approval of the US' FDA, Canada's CFIA, and similar government agencies worldwide — defraud us by promoting the labeling of their products as "healthy," when in fact they are a danger to our health.

"Garbage in, garbage out" certainly applies to the diet we choose, so those who expect quality muscular gains from hard workouts that are followed by a stop at McDonalds or Pizza Hut have to realize how dumb that is.

A bigger concern, rejected furiously by parents with kids who are autistic or suffer AHD and other behavioral problems and health problems, is that their choices - smoking, drinking, drugging, junk food eating - degraded the health and viability of their sperm and their eggs. Worse, when females continue these terrible choices while pregnant, the fetus cannot possibly develop to its full potential.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Go Easy

Jeff Cavaliere's hundreds of ATHLENE X videos stress safety and proper form.

I spend a good amount of time online—maybe too much. I see things that are disturbing, especially on Bodybuilding/Fitness sites, Facebook and Instagram pages and more.

There is a fascination online - even among the crowd known as elderly - with moving ridiculously heavy weights to gain attention. And many of the remarks viewers leave on their videos and photos encourage them even further. I assume these posters pay no mind to the negative or cautionary remarks, because some of these people I have bookmarked, only to find no trace of them a few months later. Did they lose interest? Get injured? Die? We’ll never know.

"Just remember that for many, 
getting in over their head leads to drowning."

Boasting, showing off, seeking approval are all behaviors of insecure people, so understand that’s what you are seeking before setting out on an attention-seeking path. It’s a disorder that afflicts people of every age. Just look at the videos of young people setting themselves on fire, jumping off roofs and ingesting inedible items of every sort—just for a little attention. 
Midlife crises are a well known reaction to reaching a certain age, and the urge for such people to engage in unhealthy, injurious or dangerous behaviors to “prove” that they “still have it” all too often  turns out to have quite the opposite effect of what they intended.
We can achieve muscle growth and strength safely even into our 100s, as proven in a number of University studies utilizing residents of senior rest homes as guinea pigs. Just remember that for many, getting in over your head leads to drowning. If you don’t know how to work out safely, YouTube is your friend. Start doing your research.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

I Miss The Gym. This Is Why I Can’t Go Back.

There’s no explanation for anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, dictator-supporters and chaos-lovers. It’s all beyond comprehension.

Every single day insects vaccinate anti-vaxxers with their filthy mandibles: gnats, mosquitos, flies, dust mites, eyelash mites, ticks, etc., etc. — injecting filth, toxins, bacteria, viruses and more directly into anti-vaxxers’ bodies. Anti-vaxxers are obviously fine with this as not a word is spoken about it. But they are sent into an apoplectic rage over a sterile needle injecting life-saving medicine. Also, every anti-vaxxer has herself been vaccinated, so there’s that hypocrisy - not to mention the associate child abuse.

My gym, BJ Penn in Hilo Hawaii, has a big sign on the door: “NO ENTRANCE WITHOUT MASK.” After entering you must be buzzed through the locked gate which has the same sign on it. Signs are posted everywhere inside on the mirrors and machines. Spray bottles with disinfectant are at every machine.

I went in to work out and nearby was an asshole without a mask. Additionally he did not wipe down the machine as the gym policy demanded. Immediately I saw an employee walk by, look at this guy, and continue on, saying nothing to him. I followed the employee to the front desk:

ME - You saw that guy not wearing a mask and said nothing. He’s also not wiping down the machine.

EMPLOYEE - Yeah, I know. What can you do?

ME - What do you mean? You have the rules posted.

EMPLOYEE - Sorry, I don’t have the authority.

ME- You don’t have the authority? It’s a PRIVATE Business. You set the rules. Obey the rules or get out.

EMPLOYEE - I can't do that. He might cause trouble.

ME- Then call the police. You instead choose to insult every other member here by allowing one asshole to flaunt the rules and endanger everyone else?

EMPLOYEE - Sorry. (head tilt)

Beginning today it was announced that everything on the island of Oahu (Honolulu) is shut down for two weeks, thanks to the rule-breakers and the business owners who don’t enforce the rules. I feel sorry for the responsible business owners who despite complying may now may lose their businesses altogether, but it’s the rule breaker assholes they need to be enraged with, not the government.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Want To Stay Young? Stop Doing This:

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Watching young people at the gym performing joint-killing moves like this - that somehow they believe are beneficial - is bad enough, but seeing out-of-shape older people doing shit like this is beyond all.

In this 30-second video we see two age-accelerating things going on.

First, setting up a momentum cycle has the opposite effect than what is intended. The idea is to increasingly challenge your muscles, not to lessen the challenge by embracing momentum. Anybody who knows what they are doing also knows that you do not if you’re using momentum.

Second, this wild ride is fucking up your joints. Your response might be to scoff because, hey, you feel fine! You will only realize it once the damage is done, and then it will be too late. There is no repairing joint damage.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Demand Responsible Gym Policies

As the TrumpVirus decimates America, many gyms such as those in California have had to close their doors once again.

Like some unimaginable plot out of a 1970s disaster movie, the US Government has not as yet formulated any plan of action whatsoever - no leadership, no concern at all, as to how to deal with the epidemic on a national level - 5 months into it! This is why the US has the highest infection rates in the world.

We have been left by our so-called “leaders” to navigate this tragedy alone without aid of any guidance system.  We have been left on our own to decide what’s safe for us and for those family members we come in contact with while the manchild in the White House mocks and denigrates medical professionals.

I still have some concerns about going to the gym, but I go regardless - in part to keep sane during this maddening epidemic of anti-masker, anti-vax, anti-science insanity.

To their credit, the owners - and the members - of BJ Penn Gym in Hilo where I work out have been commendable. Hawaii’s culture calls for cooperation for mutual benefit as exemplified in “ohana,” or family. Ohana is your chosen family, including but extending well beyond the boundaries of blood family - meaning that one’s loyalties and connections transcend biological bloodlines to include the whole community.

At BJ Penn they have removed some of my favorite machines to create distance. I can live with that. The bathrooms, showers and drinking fountains are also closed. A spray bottle is at every machine with members required to wipe down the equipment after use. NOBODY whines like little bitches about these precautions or about having to wear a mask at all times. No one lowers themselves to challenge such common-sense rules meant to protect everyone by hysterically screaming "freedom!" I’ve read how some US gyms allow members to remove the mask while actively exercising, which is so foolish that it defies both humanity and logic - breathing heavily and gasping obviously spreads viruses faster and farther.

If you are “trying to keep the peace” with your so-called anti-masker “friends” and “loved ones” who are demanding their "freedom" to infect and possibly kill you, as well as those in your ohana who are at highest risk, then you are more unhinged even than the Karens and Kens you don’t have the balls to confront or ghost. Shut them down one way or the other. Allow the basic instinct to remain healthy and alive to transcend societal pressure to maintain “respectful” relationships with these low-IQ despots you have yet to delete from your life. Call the owners of businesses you patronize who do not enforce the mask mandate and tell them you will not set foot in their establishment until every single person who enters their doors is compelled to wear a mask. This most especially applies to gyms.