Category Archives: Health and Fitness

M&F magazine says those so called junky breakfast cereals at the store are good for bodybuilders!!

In this months, “Muscle and Fitness” magazine, there’s a great little article on breakfast cereals. Some of you out there may think that breakfast cereals like Fruit Looops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Honey Smacks, Lucky Charms, Wheaties, Fruity Pebbles, etc. maybe bad for your health.

If you knew how to read nutrition labels on the side of ’em, the truth is, those cereals I listed are actually very healthy! They are also good for body builders. Why? Because on the nutrition labels those breakfast cereals has very little protein in them, and they are all very low in calories. So in reality, those cereals I mentioned won’t make you fat. They are actually good for muscle building. Just mix the cereals with low fat milk and the magazine suggested add the Whey Protein stuff along with it, there’s your healthy breakfast right there.

This may seem kind of childlike to eat these cereals, but it’s worth it for a healthy nutrition. I eat these kind of cereals all the time. My favorites are fruity pebbles, Lucky Charms, Honey Smacks, and Wheaties.

This is just something to think about to those out there are into fitness and wondering about breakfast meals, if you’re tired of eating eggs all the time.

Kev

The more people notices me working out, the more addictive bodybuilding becomes!!

These days everywhere I go, more people have been complimenting the looks of my body recently. People that I know, especially friends and family members, notice that I’ve been working out even if I’ve never told everyone else yet. People can tell I’ve been working out and hitting the weights just by one quick look at me.

This is inspiring. The more people notice it, the more it makes me want to keep doing bodybuilding the rest of my life.

It’s amazing how bodybuilding changes your life. It really does. The more muscle you get, and the more built up you’ve become, the more people will give you respect and people will talk to you more. It helps you become more social and more confident talking with people in the real world.

When will I start posting pics of my half naked body, showing off my physique? I’m planning on it, maybe later this year when I go on vacation ’cause I’m planning a vacation trip to Cape Cod sometime in Sept.

I’m not those muscle model guys you see in the pin up calendars or the Calvin Klein commercials…yet…but I’m working my way up there…trying and doing the best I can.

I just want a fit bod, something that I’ve dreamed of my whole life…I figure this is the right time to make it come true.

Kev

Thought: Phish fans and drugs…

At the Phish concert last Sunday night, I was amazed that everywhere you go, there were drugs all over the place. Weed, acid, you name it. People were on everything. I’m sure all Phish shows are like this, of course.

After Trey Anastasio’s drug bust in Whitehall a few years ago, when he got stuck in rehab here in Saratoga Springs, he went through a pretty long rehab journey. When he got clean and was ready to graduate, get out of rehab….I was hoping and looking forward to seeing the Phish fans to follow suit of Trey Anastasio.

I was wondering if the Phish fans were thinking the same thing…”Geez, what am I doing to myself, I should go to rehab like Trey, my hero, and get clean”.

Well, that never happened. Trey going to rehab to get clean never taught the fans anything.

While the band was playing on stage, looking at everybody in the audience, everybody definitely looked really drunk, stoned and were tripping on something.

Trey looked really clean, he didn’t look like he was on anything. He was so happy on stage, he was all smiles and so full of energy throughout most of the gig. He is a much better guitar player when he is clean and sober as well. He was on fire that night!

Trey should start giving advice to Phish fans to go to rehab like he did so they don’t end up killing themselves and Phish wouldn’t have any fans left.

You can still have a fun time and have a blast without drinking and doing drugs.

Kev

My new Ipod…

Today, I just picked up a 8GB Ipod from Best Buy. Everybody I know pretty much has one, so I figure it’s time that I would get one for myself.

I set it all up and it’s all good to go. I purchased 14 songs from Itunes from the $15 Itunes card I purchased at Best Buy along with it.

I purchased a mix of local music and national music. Just bought some of these songs: Lady Gaga “Poker Face”, Weird Al Yankovic “Craigslist”, Soundgarden “Outshined”, Phish “Down With Disease”, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Gold Lion”, Joe Nacco “Crazy Scientologist”, Sean Rowe “Old Black Dodge”, Lunic “Love Me”, Railbird “Locomotive”, a couple of Teenage Casket Company songs, and several more.

Itunes store can be pretty useful ’cause if I hear songs on the radio that I really like and if I don’t want to buy the full album, I could just buy that one tune.

I know I said I hated Lady Gaga many times, I still do, but I’ve said a few times in the blog that I like her one song, “Poker Face”. “Poker Face” is actually a really good song that I can listen to, but the rest of her stuff, no. I figure “Poker Face” would be a good tune to work out to, that’s why I picked that one.

Now that I think about it, I don’t have to buy Phish albums on CD at all. I can simply buy all the Phish albums from Itunes. Itunes record store is much cheaper than the record stores at the malls.

I mainly bought an Ipod so I can have some tunes to work out with. Listening to music while working out at the gym or where ever is a pretty important part of the workout. It makes you work faster and harder, gives you more energy. Music does that.

Next I need to buy an Ipod arm band, so I can just have the Ipod on my arm while I’m working out.

Kev

The Truth About the six pack abs…

You trying to get fit and already have some muscle on your body but the problem is, your six pack abs on your belly isn’t visible?

This youtuber named Scooby gives you the secrets on getting the six pack. All it takes is eating less, and doing lots of cardio everyday to make the six pack visible.

This guy says 60 minutes of cardio a day but I think 30 minutes is good enough for me. To do cardio, you don’t really need to do those cardio machines at the gym. Go outside, get some fresh air to do jogging, jump roping or ride the bike…that’s good cardio to get rid of the fat by exercising outdoors. I hear swimming is good cardio too.

I see those cardio machines in the gym are pretty silly and pointless. I believe those electronic treadmills and electronic bikes in the gym are for lazy people who don’t want to go outside and do that. I started to use those machines at the gym, but the outside workout is better, in my opinion.

I haven’t been going to the gym for the past week. I’m just resting up and not wanting to over do myself. Not too worry, I know bodyweight and dumbell workouts for every body part so I can keep those growing muscles. I don’t really need to go to the gym. I just go for something to do and to get out of the house.

I’ve just started a dumbell collection so I can have some workout equipment of my own. After I complete my dumbell set…I aim to buy a bench press and barbell set next. I am slowly working up to get gym equipment of my own, so I don’t have to pay monthly subscriptions at my local gym in the future.

I will go back to the gym soon depending of my busy work schedule at my day job.

Check out Scooby’s youtube page, it’s very informative and this guy wants to help people. I think Scooby’s page in youtube is the best Fitness information you could look after. I’ve been learning a lot of stuff from this guy’s videos.

Check him out.

Kev

Muscle and Fitness magazine, consider me a subscriber soon!!!

I’ve been reading a lot of “Muscle and Fitness” magazine lately, been buying the issues from the store, now I think I’m going to subscribe. In this month’s issue, has Triple H on the cover.

In this issue, has quite several articles on eating the right foods and taking the right supplements to burn fat, and gain muscle.

In bodybuilding, you don’t really need to plan out a strict nutrition regimen. All your body needs is plenty of protein. Staying away from junk food and eating mostly healthy food for the rest of your life.

Even the magazine says it’s okay to eat junk food once in a while because it’s still important to put some calories in you if you want to get bigger and stronger as well.

To get bigger and stronger, you have to eat a lot. Get any kind of foods that has high protein as much as possible and eating foods with low calories.

Lately, I’ve been staying away from junk food a lot more often. I’ve been eating fruits more often as a snack like bananas, grapefruit, apples. I’ll eat junky snacks for fun only on the weekends now ’cause sometimes I’ll want to eat ice cream and cookies like everybody out there.

Taking in lots of protein helps make the muscle grow a lot faster. M&F magazine recommends “Whey Protein”, I think they call it. I might actually look into “Whey Protein”.

I don’t need a profesional certified trainer to train me like I said before. Trainers are uneccessary, in my opinion. Just teach yourself to train. I’ve been teaching myself bodybuilding by doing a lot of researching and reading.

I don’t plan to become a certified trainer to help other people as a career, that’s not my goal. My goal is to get bigger and stronger, get that bigger physical look like those action movie stars and wrestlers that I look after. I find Fitness as a way to make me a happier person and it’s working. It’s also my way of proving people wrong that I can be a physical person.

The main rule in fitness, just don’t overtrain yourself to death, that won’t give you the results you want. It’s a fact that bodybuilders don’t really train all that much as you think. Most train for 3 to 4 days a week and train for an hour or two for each of those days. You need a few days off rest. You can do bodyweight exercises and cardio every day if you want though, just don’t lift weights every day.

M&F magazine is really good resource and that magazine is part of where I get all the stuff I learn from.

Kev

Brock won’t be using any supplements for bodybuilding…

I have decided that I’m not going to use supplements from stores like GNC at all. I’m going to build muscle, the natural and the real way. Not the fake way like most bodybuilders do. I’m going to get built by keeping it real simple…lifting a lot of weights, doing regular bodyweight exercises, doing cardio workouts, and eating right.

In bodybuilding, you may think all of them have to use supplements, but you don’t need to. Most supplements aren’t really good for your health although they try to make them out to be.

I am noticing that the calf muscles on my left leg is much bigger and tighter than my right one. So I must be doing something wrong with the calf raises at the gym that I’m not putting muscle in both of my legs. So for a while, I’m going to have to start doing calf raises on the right leg only until it evens out on the left leg. Maybe I’ll take pictures of my calves to show you what I mean. As long as my left leg is bigger, that’s an improvement, I would say!

I checked my weight at the gym on the weight scale yesterday and I actually weigh, 155 lbs, not 160. So my weight is not so bad and pretty normal. If you’re not an overweight person like me, it makes muscle building much much easier.

Kev