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Happy 96th Birthday: Jack Lalanne…

This is a tribute post dedicated to the real fitness guru, “The Godfather of Fitness”, Jack Lalanne. Everybody knows that this was the man that started it all. Well bodybuilding actually started many, many, many, years ago of course, but Jack Lalanne was the one who helped make bodybuilding mainstream and popular in the 1950’s. He is a true bodybuilding and fitness pioneer. People might look after other iconic fitness guru’s such as: Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren, Lou Ferrigno, Gunnar Peterson, Jillian Michaels, etc. but in reality, they aren’t real. They give out fake bodybuilding information for money. Not with Jack Lalanne. Back in the 1950’s, Jack had to do everything the real way because back in those days: supplements, protein bars, protein shakes, expensive workout equipment, etc. weren’t around back then. So he had to do workouts and nutrition the old fashion way. He still workouts and does the same routine to this day, which is why he is still here at 96. This man proves that it doesn’t matter what age you are to get fit and healthy, it can happen to anybody.

Jack is a true hero in the fitness world and this is why everyone in the fitness community worships this guy. They don’t call him, “The Godfather of Fitness” for nothing. While he always complained about the food that people eat that makes them fat, he always said things in a nice and calm way, to get people motivated. He’s never negative about bodybuilding and fitness. He became famous for his workout and nutrition TV show, “The Jack Lalanne Show” which ran for 34 years. See some clips in the videos below. This guy is a real badass! Happy Birthday Jack!

Kev

Thought: Are egg yolks really all that bad for you? The truth is, it isn’t!!!

I just caught this video by Scooby and he claims, egg yolks are bad for your health ’cause they are too fatty and high in calories. He also says they have bad pesticides. Carefully doing research online, I’ve read that if you throw out the egg yolk, you are throwing out most of the healthy ingredients inside the yolk.

Such articles as these say that egg yolks is the important part of building muscle:

http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/are-egg-yolks-really-unhealthy-356261.html

http://www.fitsugar.com/Egg-White-Vs-Egg-Yolk-Which-Better-364527

And you can google up more articles that will tell you how egg yolks are actually pretty healthy.

I look at sites like bodybuilding.com and the forum there, most of them don’t throw out the egg yolks….take a look at this thread and most everybody says egg yolks are good:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=112385311

Yeah, no wonder Scoob got a lot of flak because he’s full of shit.

I eat quite a bit of eggs myself and I don’t throw out the yolk.

Kev

Cool Video: Shake Weights??? This is the kind of stuff you don’t want to go for!!!

I’ve seen this commercial on TV. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. I know this commercial wasn’t meant to be comedic, but it is hilarious anyways. I agree with the comments in youtube that the video is kinda gay. The guy’s expression on his face is funny stuff. When you want to get into bodybuilding and fitness this is the kind of stuff you don’t want to go for. Companies that make these fake things just want to take your money. There is no possible way to build muscle in six minutes. Bullshit.

All them fake equipment: Shake Weights, Ab spinners, or any of that silly stuff that claims to get you in shape in a short time. NEWS FLASH: DO NOT BUY IT! THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY!

This is a hilarious commercial and definitely a commercial that should have been aired during the Superbowl.  The Shake Weight is creating online controversy as you can see. I would never buy it and you shouldn’t either.

Muscle building is a slow process. There is no possible way to get in shape fast. Like I always say, getting a nice collection of dumbbells and a bench press at home is pretty much all you need to get ripped or getting a membership at your local gym is fine too. Fuck the Shake Weight.

Kev

Arnold’s Modern Bodybuilding Encyclopedia…

So as a Christmas gift from the family, I got this book. Arnold’s Modern Bodybuilding. It is probably the best body building resource ever. I was flipping through pages and reading some of it. Most of it’s pretty much the same stuff that most body builders teach you. Most of it are the same exercises I’ve been doing at the gym.

I stopped going to the gym for a while. Basically to save money for holiday shopping. I’ll be going back to the gym real soon, maybe even next week. Don’t worry, the times that I stopped going to the gym, I didn’t quit working out for a while. I still work out three times a week. Doing home workouts with dumbbells and bodyweight exercises. This book is the ultimate body building resource, it has everything you need to know. It has a lot of stuff I didn’t even know about. I love studying and reading about body building. It became a new hobby of mine.

Like I said, I don’t want to be a giant, I’m not doing this to compete in no competition. I’m doing this to get fit for myself, to simply look and feel great as I said many times. I want the medium sized built, kind of like what Taylor Lautner has, something like that. I don’t think I’ll get any bigger than that. I’m not even up there yet and still have ways to go. I’m noticing small changes and small results but it may take me 5 years or more to get a really fit look. I do get people noticing that I’ve been working out so that’s a good start so far.

I was recommended to get this book by other body builders and fitness people online. So thanks for grabbing my attention to this book. I’ll be hooked to this thing.

Kev