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Holiday muscle

Winter is just around the corner and that’s the time people start gaining that unwanted weight. You know, the one that looks like you’re carrying a spare tire around your waist.


Instead of having that, I decided to start weight training, so I can steer away from the stress of carrying around that extra luggage. Yes, I do not really like working out, there is too much sweat and hard work that is involved. But, in the end all that hard work will surely pay off. Plus, the confidence of walking around with a fruit of the loom underwear after a good Christmas dinner. I searched around and found some information to get the best out of my work outs.

Time under tension, muscle confusion, and do a set using your bigger groups such as Chest (bench press) or Legs (squat) before working on smaller muscle groups, is a key to maximizing those muscle building hormones.

How to get Muscle Fast: Top 5 Muscle Building Compound Exercises

Bench Press

The bench press is a great compound muscle building exercise that develops the pectoral muscles as well as the triceps and shoulders.

Dead lift

The dead lift is such a great muscle building exercise but you hardly see any guys performing the dead lift regularly. The dead lift will work your lower back and your hamstrings. You will be able to go very heavy on the dead lift, and this is a great exercise for increasing your anabolic hormones.


The squat is another exercise that a lot of guys are afraid to perform regularly. If you want to maximize your muscle building hormones you need to lift really heavy with your legs on a consistent basis. The squat is a great lower body exercise that will help you get muscle fast.

Pull up

Pull-ups are another great compound exercise for building muscle fast. The pull up will help you develop large and powerful biceps with a thick upper back. The weighted pull up is my favorite muscle building exercise for skinny guys because it puts a huge emphasis on your upper body strength.


Just like the weighted pull up, the weighted dip is another advanced variation to this traditional exercise. The dip will help you sculpt and define your chest from a different angle as well as promote triceps strength. Use a weight belt and throw on a 45 lb weight plate for an advanced variation of the dip.

Calories and proteins

Start counting your calories and protein.

First, figure out how many calories you will need to start with on your quest for gaining muscle mass. An easy way to estimate this will be multiplying your total body weight in pounds by 15-17 calories.

So, our 170 pound male would be shooting for a daily calorie intake of 2550 – 2890. Then, if you find you are not gaining any weight at an appreciable rate after a couple of weeks, bump this up by about 10% more.

Of these calories, you should be aiming for at least one gram of protein per pound of body weight (170 grams for our example).

When bulking, aim for at least 100 grams of carbs per day (in addition to ones to support training) to stay out of ketosis (which can make it harder to add muscle)



Why do we constantly have thoughts about things that doesn’t really concern our everyday lives? Like, news from other countries, from other towns, people that we don’t associate with, other planets, past lives, and theories. Is it that hard for us to just live our lives today, and try to make a better future for us? Sure some things are interesting, but we shouldn’t consume most of our times on those things. People even go to school to be a part of the things that are not going to help their everyday lives. Yes, they do get paid for it, but, what good does it really do for them?

‘Hey, we found a planet 50 billion light years from earth’ Right on, but so what? How are you going to benefit from that finding?

I’m doing the same thing right now. It bugs me that I do this, and everyone that I know. Well, I’m going to go workout and visit the parents. imagesCA8URD9R

Sunday Ice Fishing

Woke up at 12 today ate my breakfast (two eggs, two toast) I also had my usual extra strong coffee. After that my Dad, Brother Alex and I got ready for some Ice fishing. It was a pretty nice day we checked the vehicles thermometer on the way to Deep Bay and it was minus 21. It seemed a lot warmer than that. But at the end of the day my toes were starting to get cold.

Heres a few pictures…. Damn none of those fish on these pics are mine 😛 maby next year..dscf1058

DadAlex and his fishThe one that got awayDeep bay My rod before it brokeDeep bayTrout. The one on the left is Timmy

Repair the body by Fasting

paper invasionThere is a healing process that begins in the body during a fast. During a fast energy is diverted away from the digestive system due to its lack of use and towards the metabolism and immune system. The healing process during a fast is precipitated by the body’s search for energy sources. Abnormal growths within the body, tumours and the like, do not have the full support of the body’s supplies and therefore are more susceptible to autolysis. Furthermore, “production of protein for replacement of damaged cells (protein synthesis) occurs more efficiently because fewer ‘mistakes’ are made by the DNA/RNA genetic controls which govern this process.” A higher efficiency in protein synthesis results in healthier cells, tissues and organs. This is one reason that animals stop eating when they are wounded, and why humans lose hunger during influenza. Hunger has been proven absent in illnesses such as gastritis, tonsillitis and colds. Therefore, when one is fasting, the person is consciously diverting energy from the digestive system to the immune system.

In addition, there is a reduction in core body temperature. This is a direct result of the slower metabolic rate and general bodily functions. Following a drop in blood sugar level and using the reserves of glucose found in liver glycogen, the basal metabolic rate (BMR) is reduced in order to conserve as much energy within the body as can be provided. Growth hormones are also released during a fast, due to the greater efficiency in hormone production.

Finally, the most scientifically proven advantage to fasting is the feeling of rejuvenation and extended life expectancy. Part of this phenomenon is caused by a number of the benefits mentioned above. A slower metabolic rate, more efficient protein production, an improved immune system, and the increased production of hormones contributes to this long-term benefit of fasting. In addition to the Human Growth Hormone that is released more frequently during a fast, an anti-aging hormone is also produced more efficiently. “The only reliable way to extend the lifespan of a mammal is under-nutrition without malnutrition.” A study was performed on earthworms that demonstrated the extension of life due to fasting. The experiment was performed in the 1930s by isolating one worm and putting it on a cycle of fasting and feeding. The isolated worm outlasted its relatives by 19 generations, while still maintaining its youthful physiological traits. The worm was able to survive on its own tissue for months. Once the size of the worm began to decrease, the scientists would resume feeding it at which point it showed great vigour and energy. “The life-span extension of these worms was the equivalent of keeping a man alive for 600 to 700 years.”

In conclusion, it seems that there are many reasons to consider fasting as a benefit to one’s health. The body rids itself of the toxins that have built up in our fat stores throughout the years. The body heals itself, repairs all the damaged organs during a fast. And finally there is good evidence to show that regulated fasting contributes to longer life.

Live longer (alot longer)

Testosterone n.

Asteroid hormone and the most potent naturally occuring androgen that is formed by the interstitials cells of the testes, and by the overy and adrenal cortex, may be produced in no glandular tissues from precursors such as androstenedoine, and is used in the treatment of hypogonadism, cryptochism, carcinomas, and menorhagia.

Testosterone accelerates muscle build up, increases the formation of red blood cells, speeds up regeneration, and speeds up recovery time after injuries or illness. It also stimulates the entire metabolism which result in the burning of body fat.

How to raise testosterone levels the Natural way

  • Start weight training. Since testosterone declines at a steady rate, it is believed that raising your hormone levels naturally in your 20s and 30s can help to maintain higher levels later on.
  • Lift heavy. Studies have found that lifting weights that allow you to do about five reps. (70 to 80 percent of one rep max) produces the greatest increase in testosterone levels.
  • Choose multi joint exercises that work you large muscle groups such as squats, dead lifts, bence press, lunges, chin ups, and rows. Studies have shown that these exercises can increase testosterone more then single joint, small muscle movements.
  • Do at least three sets of each exercise. You will get more testosterone production from doing three sets.
  • Lose the belly fat. Carrying excess body weight contributes to a decline in testosterone production and can increase in Estogen production.
  • Dont drastically lose weight, do it slowly. If you exercise intensively and cut caloric intake by more than 15% the body thinks you’re starving and stops testosterone production. Ironically, this dive in circulating testosterone stops you from burning body fat efficiently, so your actually thwarting you hard efforts to melt that tire off your gut.
  • Make sure 30 percent of your diet comes from fat. Your body needs dietary fat to produce testosterone.
  • Lower your stress levels. Being overly stressed stimulates the release of ‘cortisol’, a highly catabolic hormone that will cause your testosterone to plummet.
  • Get a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night. This is the time your body does the bulk of its healing, reparing and producing.

Foods that help the production of Testosterone

Beef, chicken, fish, raw oysters, eggs, celery, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, turnips, cabbage, brussels sprouts, tomatoes, red peppers, spinach, pumpkin seeds, bananas, avacado, almonds, blueberries, apples, pineapples, olive oil, peanut oil..