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    How to Buy Time at a Discount and Get Jacked Because of It

    Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    This is the saddest story I’ve ever heard. Yet, I hear it every day: “I don’t have time to exercise”. These six little words are enough to have Karl Pilkington fly to whoever said it, point his finger at them, and say “Bullocks”. I’m here to tell you that you can “buy” time, and [...]
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    How Jacked Can I Get?

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014

    Listen. This article is for guys who want to get as big as possible – “naturally”. I’ve put the word “naturally” in quotation marks because everyone has their own definition of “natural”. It’s kind of like “clean eating”. Some people think creatine isn’t natural.  Some people think protein powder isn’t natural.  Almost everyone thinks [...]
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    Top 40 Fitness Professionals Who Will Make a HUGE Impact in 2014

    Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014

    It is that time of the year again. Time for me to breakdown the top fitness professionals to keep on the lookout for 2014. Now we all know how much information there is on the internet but how do you know what is good or what isn’t good? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. [...]
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    Continuum of Carbohydrates

    Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013

    Yesterday marked the first day of Decembulk 2013, and that means you’re going to be eating…a lot. Arms, legs, shoulders, backs, and chests will grow, biceps veins will pop, and lactate burning will be welcomed. All in a day’s work, if you ask me. When you are eating above your maintenance calories (like in [...]
7 Jun

Henry Cavill Workout : Superman Man of Steel Workout

henry cavill workoutMan of Steel is being released on June 13th, and everyone wants to know, how did Henry Cavill get so jacked?

The answer is: hard work and a lot of food.  In a recent interview, Henry Cavill revealed the secret:

“I’m on 5000 calories a day… You’ve got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs…you’ve got to keep your hunger levels going. I’m training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman.”

31 May

How to Get Shredded for the Summer in 21 Days

how to get shredded for summer in 21 daysYou need to win the battle.

The easiest way to approach being lean and shredded during the summer is to attack it for a short period of time with everything you’ve got.

Once you’ve reached your goal, the rest of the summer should be geared towards maintaining it.  This will allow you to cheat for one or two meals on the weekend, and have a few drinks while watching the sun set.

The hardest part is the battle.  Win the battle quickly, and you are golden.

24 May

Muscle Food: How to Grill the Perfect Steak

how to grill the perfect steak, how to build muscleEating healthy is tough unless you know how to cook.

The best recipes are ones that do not take a lot of prep time, taste great, and can be cooked in bulk.  Luckily, after God created Man, he created Man’s best friend: the BBQ.

Many people think they know how to grill steak.  They’re wrong.  The basics are always best when it comes to meat, and a good N.Y. Striploin is no exception.  If you want to learn how to grill the perfect steak, read on.  If you’re more into those girlie cupcake recipes, then this is not for you.

You have been warned.

Here is what you will need:

  • 3-5 N.Y. Striploins cut to 1inch thickness (preferably local)
  • Sea Salt and Pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Paper towels
  • 1 Gym Boss Interval Timer

How to do it:

  1. Turn the BBQ on its highest temperature.
  2. Let steaks sit for 20 minutes in room temperature.
  3. Pat down both sides of steaks with paper towel.  You’ll want those suckers to be dry.
  4. Cut garlic clove in half and rub each side of the steaks with the inside of the garlic cloves.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper on one side of steaks and let them rest for 2 minutes.  Flip the steaks and repeat on the other side.
  6. Bring steaks out to the BBQ.  Hold your hand 2 inches from the grill.  If you can’t hold it for longer than 3 seconds without getting burned, then it is the perfect temperature.
  7. Set Gymboss interval timer for 4 intervals of 2min and 30sec each.  This is key.
  8. Place steaks on grill and immediately start Gymboss timer.
  9. After 2min and 30sec, the Gymboss will beep.  Rotate steaks 90 degrees.  This will give some awesome grill marks.
  10. At the 5min mark, the Gymboss will beep again.  This time, flip the steaks over and envy the grill marks.  Pictures are optional at this point.
  11. At the 7min and 30sec mark, the Gymboss will beep again.  Rotate the steaks 90 degrees for some more ballin’ grill marks.
  12. At the 10min mark, your Gymboss will go apeshit and beep like crazy.  This means to get your steaks off the grill before they burn.
  13. Place your steaks on a plate and don’t touch them for 12 minutes.  Pictures are optional and this is the best time to brag to people on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that you know how to BBQ.  The reason you want to wait 12 minutes is because if you cut in too soon, the steaks will lose all their juices.

When you try this recipe, post the picture on social media, tag me, and use the hashtag #JMaxMuscleFood.  It’s what the cool kids do.

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19 May

Kettlebells for Muscle

how to build muscle kettlebellThe following is a guest post by Level 2 Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor Forest Vance.

Kettlebell workouts are primarily full-body in nature – they hit all of your major muscle groups in a single session. This is great for fat loss, conditioning, and improving overall athleticism – but let’s face it, if your #1 goal is to gain muscle, a body part split is the way to go.

Kettlebells can be used for gaining muscle just like any other strength training implement – in fact, I think kettlebells have a place in your workouts no matter what your fitness goals are. The key is knowing how to set up your workouts for maximum effectiveness.

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