That's why I'm always surprised when I get an email or see a comment from someone who thinks I'm against low carb diets or that low carbing doesn't work or that low carb is just a fad. Maybe it's because they've seen my muscle-building (aka "bulking") meal plans, which have large amounts of carbs - usually at least half my total calories from carbs. Or maybe it's because they see my fat loss meal plans and they notice I still eat 150 to 200 grams of carbs per day (the woman's equivalent might be 120-130 grams). Now that I've made it clear that I'm NOT against low carbing, a good question is, what IS a low carb diet? For example, I've seen diet reviews that call the Zone diet "low carb" even though it prescribes 40% of the calories from carbs. On the other end, some people don't think anything is "low carb" unless it's under 100 grams a day or even a full-blown ketogenic diet.
Phase I is "baseline nutrition" for maintenance, muscle gain and long-term lifestyle (lots of carbs).
I fully acknowledge that some people succeed on ketogenic diets, which are extremely low in carbs and higher in fat (with less protein). However, after experimenting with keto diets years ago, I found they didn't suit me or support my intensive weight training. For active, metabolically healthy people who want BODY COMPOSITION and PHYSIQUE DEVELOPMENT, the bodybuilder's way is the best way. The bodybuilder's way supports intense training and is designed for improving body composition, not just losing weight. In my fat loss system, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, there are three phases, from basic to advanced. When your goal shifts from muscle gain or maintenance into fat loss, what you need to focus on first is CALORIES, NOT CARBS. To lose fat, you need a calorie deficit, so that means you have to reduce calories below maintenance level. So the no-brainer place to create a calorie deficit is by cutting back on starchy carbs and grains. As a diet progresses, fat loss typically slows down as your body adapts in various ways to the weight loss and calorie restriction. To get past this plateau, and reach your peak condition or final goal, you can take another calorie reduction. At this point, most people have a million questions about specifics: what foods to eat or how many grams of each macro or what time to eat or when do do the carb cycling and so on, some of which are relevant or even important. I am a "structure and details" guy and I DO make my meal plans by the numbers on spreadsheets. That's the short and sweet "cheat sheet" summary, but if you want ALL the details of the "cyclical low carb diet", then review chapter 12 in Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle if you already have it.
OR, if you are new to our community and you want to see the complete system for yourself (now in the completely updated 2nd edition), visit the home page here (it's an e-book, so it's an instant download) ====> Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Fat-Burning System. MEN CLICK HERE to discover how to burn belly fat and transform your body from fat to muscle in 49 days or less with secrets from the world's best bodybuilders and fitness models! Trace Back Vis-Trace Back Vis-Focus All Lifestyle-Spencer Matthews reveals secrets behind Men\'s Health cover body - Powered by Discuz! Men’s Health - the bible of the fitness mag world - asked me back in September to train with one of their top fitness experts and to get in the best shape of my life and they would publish the results.
But miraculously in a month and a half MH fitness expert Shaun Stafford managed to turn me into a cover model weighing in at 12 stone 8 lbs and with only 8 per cent body fat. If you had told two months ago I was going on the cover of Men’s Health I would have laughed in your face.
Back at end of September, I was introduced to Shaun Stafford, the WBFF PRO Fitness Model World Champion and he runs City Athletic is a private members gym located in the shadow of The Bank of England. Clearly it wasn’t going to be easy to break the habits of a lifetime and Shaun began with a complete overhaul of my diet, a severe reduction on the late nights and the alcohol that went with them so that I could get the required sleep and recovery to allow my body to change. Ripped: Shaun set Spennie a base calorie level which was just below the daily requirement and was designed for fat loss. I was also motivated by the fact that there were other guys from Made In Chelsea also taking the Men’s Health challenge - Oliver Proudlock, Andy Jordan, and Alex Mytton were also training with other top instructors so that element of competition motivated me to work even harder. Shaun set me a base calorie level which was just below the daily requirement and was designed for fat loss.
He had me eating quite small portions regularly throughout the day and introduced a lot of exotic meats and fish so it didn’t feel like I was living like a Trappist monk. 7am - Breakfast Egg white omelette with lean ham and spinach – cooked in Lucy Bee coconut oil. The meals during the day contained exotic meats - including kangaroo, to keep things interesting! I was taking a range of Forza fitness supplements, which dealt with cravings, increased fat burning and also provided energy and protein. I took two capsules of Forza T5 Super Strength most mornings – these kick start the fat burning process and gave more tone and muscle definition.
Now is the even harder bit of keeping itup and not falling back into my bad habit, and that’s going to bepretty tough with Christmas party season approaching but I think I willmanage. For the full story of my fitnessjourney you can get a copy of Men’s Health January issue which is outfrom Wednesday 3rd December. Table 2: Summary of the reaction time averages and standard deviation of the two experimental conditions.
Our findings revealed that participants acting on congruent trials did experience an improved reaction time when compared to incongruent trials.
In addition to not examining past research entirely, our experimental design possesses other limitations. Despite some of the downfalls of our design, our findings may suggest, that studying related experiments of similar complexity may be administered via the internet without a researcher present. It would be interesting to see how RT is influenced when the amount of noise pollution is increased, as this would mimic a more real life environment. We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. We collect the e-mail addresses of visitors those who post messages to our guest book or suggestion board. By visiting the external links shown in Link page of this site, visitors are stipulated with the Privacy Policy and Terms of Services of respective web sites they visits. If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email. Use of this service is at your own risk and that the service and any information contained on or provided through this service is provided on an "as is" basis.
SCHWARZENEGGER: When I was 18 and still in the army, I entered the European body-building championship and won. SCHWARZENEGGER: I look forward to it, and when it starts, I tell myself that I have to go through this because damn few people can.
SCHWARZENEGGER: I've torn pectoral muscles, fibers in my knee, in my thighs, and once I had to have an operation to repair torn cartilage. SCHWARZENEGGER: Really, though in my case, women have told me they're curious about its size—you know, outgoing chicks who're just trying to be outrageous or horny. SCHWARZENEGGER: Are you asking if my basic motivation in building my body was to pick up girls? SCHWARZENEGGER: I don't have any sexual hang-ups, but I'm sure there are bodybuilders who have trouble with sex, and obviously the body building hasn't helped. SCHWARZENEGGER: In the past five or six years, I haven't had to do that, but I used to do all kinds of numbers in the gym just to make it clear that I was the best. SCHWARZENEGGER: The general definition of being muscle-bound is that you have so many muscles that you can't move freely.
SCHWARZENEGGER: No, I felt great because I was the first athlete to be in a museum displaying his work of art, which just happened to be my physique. SCHWARZENEGGER: Yes, I've been going to acting school and I know that this is what I really want to do. Several variations on the biceps curl transfer some of the load from the biceps to other flexors of the elbow.
Variations on this theme include the preacher curl where the elbows rest upon a sloped bench, which helps to keep the upper arm motionless.
In fact, I've used a special variation of the reduced carb diet for years to prepare for bodybuilding contests or when I want to get my body fat extremely low (the "ripped abs" look).
Some low carbers wouldn't dream of eating that many carbs even on the long-term maintenance phase. There are so many different types of reduced carb diets out there, the definition of low carb has gotten pretty fuzzy. I've heard many people refer to paleo as low carb, when the carbs, according to Loren Cordain, could run anywhere from 22% to 40% (Cordain refers to this as "moderate" carb). If your goal is less fat and more muscle, you can use it too, so keep reading - even if you're not a bodybuilder - because this melts fat like a blowtorch on butter.
Phase II is for maximized fat loss (moderate carbs), and Phase III is the contest diet (low carbs) - the strictest and lowest carb of the three. The diet does not prescribe one amount of carbs for everyone - it acknowledges individual body types and allows a customized approach.


A handful of people may even thrive on them and get better health outcomes (contrary to conventional wisdom). I found the near-complete removal of carbs distasteful and difficult to live with - physically AND mentally.
When you talk about low carb diet weight loss, you really have to discuss the type of weight, since water and glycogen weight can make up so much of the early poundage lost and lean tissue loss may be a concern.
Even if this is just semantics or a technicality (because carbs have calories), please let this point sink in or you will end up like those (well-meaning, but mistaken) low carb zealots who think "carbs are bad" and calories don't matter. Because keeping protein high on a hypocaloric fat loss diet is important for retaining lean body mass, protein controls appetite, starches are calorie dense, starches are easy to overeat, extreme carb restriction may have negative hormonal consequences, you need to keep the fiber up, and you also need healthy fats for reasons too numerous to list. If you were taking in a lot of refined grains or sugars, they are actually the first to go, but I'm assuming you're not eating a ton of sugar and refined carbs to begin with - we don't do that even on phase I baseline plan. Almost everyone can relate to how the last bit of fat can seem like the most stubborn or difficult to lose. Again, you want to leave those vital lean proteins and fibrous carbs alone, so you reduce the starchy carbs even more.
For others, especially those who are large and training very hard, they remain, but in small quantities and only after training sessions (and also most commonly, for breakfast to get a good start on the day). The contest diet is mostly lean proteins, fibrous carbs (green veggies, salad veggies and other non-starchy vegetables). But this is where we end today's lesson because the purpose of this article has been to simplify and make one major point.
We've seen people transform their bodies in as little as 49 days with Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. I get in shape for a bit and stick to my gym sessions for a week or two but pretty soon I let it all go with too many late nights, parties, booze and take-aways. But this time I was going to be given the opportunity to totally change my lifestyle for good – diet, fitness and a range of Forza supplements to help with the occasion lack of energy and deal with food cravings. We had six days on and one day off which was good because you would go insane if you were on low carbs every day. My sessions were full body work outs with weights, starting with low reps at first and then building up high reps and bigger weights.
Participants performed on average 29.8 ms faster on congruent trials when compared to incongruent trials (See Figure 1). However, it was suggested visual cues can also measurably influence RT when varying the difficulty of the stimuli (Simon & Wolf, 1963).
This is inline with the conclusion made by Craft and Simon (1970), thus supporting their discovery. Firstly, it does not standardize the environment in which participants complete the experiment.
This would greatly lower the manpower needed to administer experiments, lower cost dramatically and allow researchers to attend other important areas while the experiments run themselves at the personal leisure of the participants.
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What drove me to become the world's greatest bodybuilder is no different from what drives other athletes to become great tennis players or boxers or jockeys. It was just like having a vision—you know, like when you hear a person say, "I saw Jesus and he talked to me, and now I'm so happy with life because I know I'm going to be taken care of," and all of a sudden he's relaxed, he's not haunted anymore—well, it was like that.
It was my first competition and, even though it was the junior division, I instantly felt like King Kong, as if I'd already won the Mr. It's like any other sport: You have to do what nobody else can do, and the only way is to push yourself past the limit. Maybe he's lifting five pounds, maybe only a single pound, but it can make all the difference.
There's often a point where you say, "It's getting too intense here." Your partner might be a little scared of the next set because you've been pushing him too hard, so you'll crack a joke and go over to somebody else and bullshit a little.
I don't say, "Arnold, how do you look?" but rather "Let's check out this body in the mirror and see what it looks like today." Professionally, I have to be detached in order to be critical of it.
It's true that I was in perfect proportion, but I weighed 228 pounds and I wanted to be 240, overall just bigger. The cock isn't a muscle, so it doesn't grow in relation to the shoulders, say, or the pectorals.
A girl can talk about my nose, my teeth or my accent—anything that gets a conversation going is fine with me. I've been approached by waitresses, stewardesses, teachers—come to think of it, there have been a great many teachers, women who are smart. If a girl comes on strong and says, "I really dig your body and I want to fuck the shit out of you," I just decide whether or not I like her. I can't sleep before competition and I'm up all night, anyway, so instead of staring at the ceiling I figure I might as well find somebody and fuck. There are bodybuilders who are afraid of indulging in sex or even of playing other sports for fear of harming their bodies.
It's like Ali doing something dirty in the ring—not many people are going to take it too seriously. I don't know of any bodybuilder in that category; in fact, many of them are quite active in other sports. For example, many women seem to have hang-ups about going out with me because they feel they have to be in the same shape that I am.
When I was playing soccer at the age of 14, the first thing we'd do before going out onto the field would be to climb up on one another's thighs and massage the legs; it was a regular thing. I've been in America for only eight years, but there's been a change and it's getting better. One group of variations involves postures that hold the elbows in front of the trunk, shortening the biceps and forcing the brachialis to do more work. Maybe it's because I've spoken out against the old school low carb thinking, where some devotees still believe carbs are inherently fattening, "bad" (even "evil") foods and that carbs and insulin drive fat gain, independent of excess calories. I prefer the cyclical low or medium carb bodybuilding diet and after I discovered how to do it, I never turned back. Healthy fats are always included somewhere in the daily meal plan - or provided by supplements - and if the calories get too low (in the absence of concentrated carbs), the percentage of fats can be increased further.
As your goal shifts to fat loss and as your fat loss phase progresses, speeding up fat loss or getting past sticking points is a simple matter of adjusting your calories by tweaking the X factor. I also tried to fit in three cardio sessions a week, a short run, swim or a bike ride but I didn’t always manage three.
From this, Craft and Simon (1970) conducted a study where they found that participants showed a faster reaction time when visual stimuli were congruent to the response button location. Without a sense of the general noise pollution and lighting conditions under which participants completed the study, it would be very difficult to generalize our findings to other settings.
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I didn't get into body building until I was 15, and, at the time, my parents thought I was crazy to get deeply involved with something for which there was so little precedent in Austria.
As time passed, I began to see it as a way out of Austria, an escape from the everyday life around me. He was publicized in the muscle magazines as a businessman and movie star, and the combination of the two so impressed me that all I could think of was winning the Mr. But in Austria, the mentality was the reverse; winning against the Americans was unthinkable. Discipline is what you use when you don't want to do something, when you have to force yourself. The relationship between the two of you is very close—closer than most marriages, in fact—and he has to understand when you're trying to chicken out, as well as when you really have to put the weights down, when you absolutely can't go on.
What it means is that somebody is helping, paying attention and really giving you his energy. Injuries happen when your mind is beyond your body, largely when you think you're King Kong and lift weights heavier than the body can handle. Their trip is such a mental one that they are often attracted to men who are big and muscular.


You're not supposed to talk while you're posing, for example, yet I used to do it all the time and it would blow the other guys' minds. Many in California are punks, beach bums just lying around in the sun and maybe collecting unemployment. If they're overweight, they're insecure, because they don't understand that I don't look at women the same way I look at myself. None of us had a thought of being gay, absolutely not, and it's the same with most bodybuilders. Jon Voight, Warren Beatty, Sylvester Stallone—I've gotten to know these people and they're a lot of fun.
Carbs are usually not restricted, but they are carefully chosen healthy and nutrient-dense carbs. Shannon melted her belly fat and added lean muscle even though she struggled with hypothyroidism and major fat gain after her second child was born.
We sought to verify their findings by replicating their experimental design, with the use of modern technology. A possible mechanism for slower reaction time on incongruent trials may be explained by auditory research, which suggests that the conflict of irrelevant and relevant cues results in interference and affects performance to a significant degree on RT (Simon & Small, 1969).
Also, generalizing our findings to different populations would be misleading, as age may influence RT in response to a visual cue (Simon & Wolf, 1963).
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Nothing contained on or provided through the service is intended to be or is to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. I'd look out my parents' window and see people talking over a cup of coffee for two hours or more, and I knew it wasn't for me. When you lift weights, there's a certain point in the repetitions at which it really starts aching—where you can't go on any further, and the body starts shaking, and you know you have to press one more time.
The best example I can think of was one day when Franco Columbu walked into the gym, went down into a squat with 500 pounds on his shoulders and couldn't come back up. Maybe 50 percent respond positively right away, while another 25 or 30 percent need a while to adjust to my size and to realize that ordinarily my muscles are soft, just like anyone's, only bigger. If I tell myself to train the thighs, then the calves, it's boom, boom, mind-thighs, mind-calves, mind-this, mind-that. What Moss and others are talking about is a totally mental thing: If you feel that something's going to affect your body, then it definitely will. If we were going through the compulsory poses—a double-biceps pose, say—I'd just turn to the guy next to me and say, "What a shame, what a disadvantage for you," or I'd psych him in reverse by aying that the disadvantage was mine, that he was definitely going to be the one to win.
I'd always wanted to tell people that when I work on my body I'm thinking about classical sculpture, so I jumped at the chance to show off body building as an art form. Stallone's into body building, and Jack Nicholson had a birthday party for me after we finished Stay Hungry.
In their study, location of the cue was irrelevant, while the cue itself provided relevant information to the response assessment. More fundamentally, the personal computers on which participants ran the experiment all differ from one another.
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All data and information is provided here with no guarantee of accuracy or validity and should be independently verified. They couldn't see any future in the sport; but there I was, lifting weights two or three hours every day. I had no idea, really, of what a stage even looked like, but I saw myself standing there, posing and winning. I was living in Munich at the time, hanging out with night people—entertainers, hookers and bar owners—and I had a girlfriend who was a stripper. Sometimes your body really gets bombed out: You try to go through this pain thing, but your body won't push the weight, and your partner will help you with his fingers just enough so that you can handle it. I lived with a woman for five years, a very smart lady who teaches English at a college in California.
Bodybuilders party a lot, and once, in Gold's—the gym in Venice, California, where all the top guys train—there was a black girl who came out naked. I've always found that sex gives me a kind of calm, and I'm much more in control because of it.
Ninety-five percent of the people training with weights are into this health thing, and it's a different mentality entirely.
After the show, a lot of people came backstage and said it was fantastic, that they'd never thought of body building as art before. All my bodybuilder friends were there, really a mixed crowd—actors, bodybuilders, weight lifters, karate guys and writers—and it was great. I realize there's only one Arnold in the world, that there's never been an Arnold before, and the one thing that won't work on the screen is my being an ass-kicker. These differences may include their performance which may affect the presentation of the stimuli and differing sizes of monitors which may impact the viewing of the stimuli. He'll stand behind you and lift with his fingers and make it possible—but just barely possible—for you to make the lift, and then on the next repetition, maybe he'll help a little bit more.
I reminded Franco that four people from New York were watching the great Franco Columbu, the world's strongest bodybuilder, crashing down under a mere 500 pounds. Olympia contest in 1972, we had girls backstage giving head, then all of us went out and I won. He was enormous, really fantastic, and the audience was screaming for both of us, so you knew it was going to be close. When the Russians were lifting weights in preparation for the Olympics—for the shot-put, the hammer throw and things like that—the Americans picked up on it immediately. If Robert De Niro kills in Taxi Driver, it's perfect, because he's a little guy and people are 100 percent behind him. In their experiment, they reasoned that a slower reaction time which was observed for the incongruent trials was due to the presentation of irrelevant location information. At the same time, no researcher was present to clarify any questions participants may have had about the experiment, whereas all past studies have had the researchers present during testing.
Universe had come from America and, as it later turned out, I was the first one to break that pattern. The guys who are working their way up often say they have to sleep ten hours a day and they try not to get laid more than three times a week, but, sooner or later, most of them find out that all this means shit. After about 15 minutes of posing, I told him I thought I'd had enough and that we ought to quit, just walk off.
I can look at a chick who's a little out of shape and if she turns me on, I won't hesitate to date her. Gay people are fighting the same kind of stereotyping that bodybuilders are: People have certain misconceptions about them just as they do about us. For me, that isn't the right kind of role, because I'm big and therefore I have to play the opposite kind of guy. Our study did replicate the portion of their experiment that examined this idea, and thus we can only speculate about the mechanism for this discrepancy.
If you can't go through that pain period, that dead point, then competitively you won't make it. There are a lot of people here watching and they think that the muscle magazines are all bullshitting." He looked around and started breathing heavily, so I pushed it further.
Whether you sleep two hours or ten, get laid a dozen times a week or not at all, eat three meals or five, at the end of the week you look absolutely the same; there's no difference.
Do you know what speed it takes to do a snatch, to lift a 700- or 800-pound bar bell so fast that you can raise it over your head? Well, I have absolutely no hang-ups about the fag business; though it may bother some bodybuilders, it doesn't affect me at all. I bet him $20 in front of everybody that he couldn't do another repetition and then offered an additional $50 if he could go on and do eight reps. They think that the head is carried around by something very mysterious, and they're not aware that it's the body, something they should be in tune with. Alexiev can't run because he weighs 375 pounds, a weight he needs in order to handle the bar bell. When training for the Olympics, he lifted weights for two hours daily, squatting with almost 500 pounds.
He ripped the weight out and just started going up and down as if there were no end, as if he were going to do 50 repetitions.



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