Category Archives: the basics

Bodybuilding Basics: Noob Gains Explained

| March 18, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

The so-called “noob gains” represent the 5-10lbs of muscle gained during the first 6-12 months of serious training. Those will be easiest and fastest gains that you will acquire as a lifter. Past that point, the progress will slow down tremendously. Noob gains differ from person to person. If you are really skinny, I mean […]

Why Olympic Weightlifters Don’t Do Low Bar Squats

| February 26, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

The popularity of the low bar squat has reached epic proportions. In many commercial gyms, Starting Strength zealots occupy the squat rack for 45 minutes in order to do weird bar bends with the back almost horizontal to the ground. I am very familiar with similar training because once upon a time, I was one […]

The Corrupt Beginning of The Muscle Industry and Bodybuilding From enthusiasm to lies, deception and corporate fascism

| January 25, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Many indicate the late 1890s as the beginning of bodybuilding since this was the time when Eugen Sandow started his muscle flexing shows. I am not going to focus on that era exclusively, but a small historical flashback is necessary to understand the modern state of the industry. Eugen Sandow, born Friedrich Wilhelm Müller, was a […]

Zyzz – Inspiration Or Victim Of Our Environment?

| January 2, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Aziz Shavershian, better known as Zyzz, is a modern day legend of the muscle world. His fitness journey left a deep trace in the hearts of many “brahs” trying to make sense of this world by building thick muscle fibers. Zyzz’s life which at first glance appears full of never ending pursuit of personal happiness made him famous […]

Can Hard Physical Labor Build Huge Muscles?

| December 31, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Shortly after joining the world of muscle construction, many people develop a muscle evaluation OCD. We start judging the physical development of the people we meet. Most of the victims that go under the scanner do not even lift, but we evaluate their muscles regardless. Thoughts such as: “The delivery guy has nice arms but weak calves.”, “Good arms […]

The REAL Reasons Why You’re Not Gaining Muscle

| December 28, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

So, why aren’t you gaining muscle mass? Well, it’s really simple. You are not taking the right supplements and doing the perfect rep range. To build huge and scary muscles you have to take {this}, {this} and {that} while working the muscles with a proper rep scheme. No! I am kidding. Let’s get serious now. […]

How To Know If A Bodybuilding Supplement Is Effective All bodybuilding supplements promise results but rarely deliver.

| December 26, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The market has been heavily flooded with bodybuilding supplements which in theory have exceptional muscle building capabilities. I am almost sorry to inform you, but the suggested super powers never manifest themselves. Often the bottle and the graphics on the label cost more than the active ingredients contained in the product. Having said that, supplements […]

Eating Six Meals a Day To Get Ripped: SCAM or Not? The conventional bodybuilding wisdom is often wrong.

| December 1, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The bodybuilding encyclopedia of bro-science says that by eating more frequently you are avoiding the so-called starvation mode. As a result, the body feels “secured” like a Swiss bank account and heats up the engine (metabolism). The more money/food you have, the more you spend/burn. Conversely, when you are eating less frequently, the body feels […]

How To Get Your Deadlift From 95lbs to 405lbs

| September 26, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

In the post below, I will tell you how I got my deadlift from 95lbs to 405lbs.  The routine is incredibly simple and works for naturals too. 1. The first day I remember my first day in an actual commercial gym like yesterday. Back then, I was hardly aware of anything, and the muscle game was […]

The Rules Of Taking a Successful Fitness Selfie

| September 8, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

What’s the point of losing precious time in the gym if you are not going to post a selfie showing your progress? What’s the point of achieving anything without revealing your accomplishment to the world? Exactly. There is no point. Taking a selfie may seem like a simple task, but there are many fine points that […]