After seeing Ronnie coleman do DB presses with 200 pounds, I decided to compile the biggest dumbbells ever seen in a gym (or where ever). If you go to a popular gym chain, those are the ones at the end of the rack, collecting dust and rust because nobody can even THINK of lifting them. But make no mistake, there are dudes out there, mainly found in powerlifting gyms, who can do reps with such monsters. So he were go, in ascending order :
Following my previous blog post on what do you our bodybuilders look like before the 2013 Olympia, here’s an update from the 2013 NPC/IFBB Pittsburgh Championship held on May 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 2013 Mr. O, to be held in september 26-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, looks very promising this year. Will Phil Heath lose his title to Kai Greene? Can’t know for sure but I’d put 20 bucks on Kai. By the way the lighting wasn’t that good for the guest posing event, but whatevs
Just got yourself a brand new bottle of creatine and it arrived yesterday through USPS? Good job. All statistical variance aside, you should be on your way to gain some strenght and mass. Woohoo! By the way, check out does creatine help you become stronger?
But before you get ahead of yourself, be aware that very small amounts of it are just enough to produce the desired effects. While it is an amino acid, it’s not like your protein shake. No studies prove there’s a danger to consuming too much of that supplement, but a little gastro-intestinal jihad is never pleasant either!
Supplement companies sell us creatine products promising gains in size and strenght, all through increased ATP (energy). But we’re left wondering, does it make us look stronger? Or does it really make us stronger?
If you’re the kind of guy (or girl) who trains solely for the purpose of looking better, which is perfectly fine, then this is not a concern for you. Creatine does make you gain weight through water retention, thus making it look bigger, almost as if it had a permanent pump. But that’s another topic. Maybe it also makes you gain weight by allowing you to train with heavier weights, and that’s exactly what we’re about to discuss. Also read what’s the optimal creatine dosage? [Read more…]
- Do not use caffeine while taking creatine;
- Do not take vitamin C supplements when taking creatine (wow!);
- Don’t drink creatine with a citrus juice;
- Do drink your creatine supp. with a little bit of salt and sugar to maximize absorption.