Tag Archives: bodybuilding

Bodyweight Gains and Their Effect On Strength

| June 9, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

If you go to a training forum and write that you are 6′ and 160lbs, you will be advised to eat more to avoid evaporation from the planet and get to the magic 200-220 pounds. Cool, except that it‘s not nearly that easy. Most people have extremely delusional ideas how much one could weigh without […]

The Ultimate Broscience Fails In Bodybuilding

| April 8, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Broscience and bodybuilding love each other. One of the reasons for this strong union is the fact that many muscle warriors rely on anabolic steroids to build their muscles. Once the mass is acquired, they start to make up theories which the noobs buy without blinking. In other words, the drugs catalyze broscience. Today, I […]

Are Isolation Exercises Really Worthless? Are biceps curls evil?

| April 2, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Isolation exercises attract massive hate from the “functional” crowd, but in most cases, single joint movements are simply misunderstood. What are the benefits of isolation exercises? The value of isolation exercises is contained in the term – “isolation“. The main goal of single joint movements is to work on a specific muscle directly. This is […]

Powerlifting Weight Classes: Delusional Expectations

| March 20, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Your height and bone structure determine your weight class. By default, a tall man cannot compete as a lightweight, whereas somebody who is 5’5″ will fit there perfectly. In order for a tall guy to do well in barbell sports, he has to compete in a higher weight class. The only lift which allows skinny […]

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 […]

The Best Levers For Squatting Squatting facts that the "experts" seem to ignore.

| March 17, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

  What makes a good squatter? The length of your torso and femurs has a significant impact on your squatting style. The best squatters are lifters with short femurs and long torsos. The illustration below makes a comparison between squatters with short (left) and long (right) femurs. Remember: The bar always forms a straight line through […]

What is The Key to Hypertrophy? Strength? Reps? | Give me the secret, please!

| February 21, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

For many years, I have been trying to find the secret to bigger muscles. In this post, I will share my observations on the most common roads to hypertrophy. Strength = Muscle size? Many gurus (e.g., Mark Rippetoe, Lyle McDonald, Pavel Tsatsouline) have been saying for years that more weight on the bar equals bigger muscles […]

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 […]

The PERFECT Bodybuilding Routine

| January 24, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Bodybuilding does not enjoy a large number of people telling the truth. As a result, propaganda and agendas reign supreme. The business model of the muscle industry has not changed. The sector sells supplements and hollowness to the naïve teens while using roided freaks as promoters. Hence it is hard to trust the masters when it comes […]

The Unjustified Fear of Losing Muscle During Dieting

| January 22, 2015 by Truth Seeker |

Fear of losing muscle is common for bodybuilders, fitness models, and recreational lifters. Many muscle constructors believe that a few hours without protein in the system can initiate catabolic processes a.k.a. muscle loss. Similar thoughts often result in incredible anxiety. Consequently, some lifters start walking around with funny plastic protein bottles and pre-cooked meals carefully […]