Monday, July 23, 2007

Internet forum 'Haterz'....

Man, does this shit ever end? Did you know that there are entire populations of people that hang out on internet forums, piling up thousands and thousands of meaningless posts all in an attempt to belittle fitness 'experts' on the www? Notice that I have experts in quotes since, as I have said many times before, many of these gurus don't actually train anyone. While I may not dig much of what many of these experts have to say, I find it hard to justify taking time out of my day to track theses 'experts' posts, read their articles, check there blogs and then go back to some circle jerk forum to talk shit about it. Yup, this is what these losers do folks. A good friend of mine emailed me his take on these ass-hats....I think it about nails it on the head.

There's a slew of internet fitness/nutrition "geniuses" that slither around the internet popping into message boards to show how smart they are. They spend a lot of time doing it because they desperately want to be heard, but the real world simply doesn't care what they have to say.

Damn, that's perfect isnt' it?! Nobody gives a shit what they have to say....nobody guys. Keep reading internet 'research' articles, skim your functional anatomy books for all the right words, post your pathetic, sub-par vids on means shit. You're still just a poser....a wannabe.....a bleacher bum who is jealous of real-life professionals. Hey, keep posting though...who knows, someday, having 5,000+ posts on 5 different sites might actually result in monetary gains. Maybe someday you'll get the respect of real people, not interet forumites who won't even post their real names. Okay, maybe not.

As I said before, it is flattering yet about as Buffalo Bill-creepy as it gets to know that people are tracking my every move, my posts, my blog, my forum statistics....get a life geniuses. Gotta go take a shower now..ewww. BTW, it's nothing new folks. How do you get attention? Well, you can be great at something and get praise or you can be the jerk-off in the back of the classroom that keeps interrupting class and making crude remarks....hmmm, wonder which ones these guys are?

P.S. Watch how fast excerpts from this blog post will appear on some dos-bashing web forum thread. Ha Ha!

P.S.S. Don't forget that this week Alwyn Cosgrove will be coming onto to my forum to answer your questions in the Q&A area. Be sure to come by, sign-up (if you haven't already), and post your questions for AC to answer! Discussion board

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Football Season is getting CLOSE!!!

This is why college football is the best sport on the planet!! University of Wisconsin fans doing their FAMOUS end of the 3rd quarter rendition of "Jump Around"!

It's all about the atmosphere guys!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Good enough to get Blogged TWICE!

Okay, this is not a blog of mine, it's from Alwyn Cosgrove's blog. I just had to post it again since it is a CLASSIC blog post. I only hope that you folks out there realize that so much of the fitness and conditioning 'programs' found on the internet these days are complete bullshit.....

Do the math...
I've pointed out in seminars and articles before that there are a surprisingly scary number of individuals writing program sin books and articles that quite simply have not ever been performed by real people in real world situations.One I usually point out is featured in a "national" manual for a personal training certification.The exercise is Multi Planar Lunges and is performed for 3 sets of 25 reps each plane at a 422 tempo with a 90s rest.For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology - 422 means an 8 second rep.8 seconds x 25 reps = 200s200s + 90s (rest) = 290s per set3 sets = 870sBoth legs = 1740sThat's 29 minutes of lunges each plane! There are 3 planes! That would be 87 minutes of lunges!Bear in mind that this is only one of 13 exercises in that program....I also saw another "great" one the other day. This routine had beginners doing a chest and back workout that would consist, in total, of 35 work sets. The average rest period was 90s between sets. If you added up all the rest periods as prescribed in the program- they would add up to 54.5 mins.The author also points out that you should only work out for an hour. So you would have to get your 35 work sets done in 5 1/2 mins. Or about 9.5 seconds per set. With an average set of 10 reps in this program, you'd have to be moving some! Or using machines to do your exercises.Time machines.This is an example of what I call "hot-dog" programming. Looks good, lots of people like them, and they are quite popular. But when you start to look closely at what they are actually made of...And they come from "trainers" who write articles and don't, or have never, actually trained anyone.--AC

Ps - another quick BS indicator - anyone who thinks they have nutrition figured out to 1/100th of a gram of carb intake per pound of body weight. I'd love to see the data they have collected on clients who took 0.56g per lb instead of 0.54g before deciding what was too much and what was too little...

BTW, a reminder that Cosgrove will be on my forum answering your questions in the Q&A section so come over and post your questions for him this week!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Q & A with the Conditioning PROS !

Hey Folks, I just started a new deal on my discussion forum called "Featured Q & A with the Conditioning PROS". I will announce a guest expert and Visitors will be given a chance to post any and all questions they can think of to pick their brains.
Our first expert will be my good friend and fitness training legend Alwyn Cosgrove. Head over to the forum and post your questions....AC will be answering them in a week or so. He has promised to answer ALL of your questions! In addition, I have done a mini e-interview with Alwyn that I will post prior to him coming on to answer the questions. BTW, I have been updating my website by adding articles, pictures, services and my video clip page will be up and running very soon!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Dem Scots LOVE their pubs!

Thought this was one of the funniest things have seen in a while. I guess those crazy Scots have their priorities straight! Thanks to Alwyn for emailing me this pic.....this pic was taken as the terrorist bombings were going off at Glasgow Airport. The caption reads "Oblivious: In the shadow of death, passengers enjoy drinks and take phone snaps as a plume of smoke looms outside"....and I thought I loved my beer! How do the Scottish react to terrorist attempts in their country? This about sums it up!