Using the Total Work Factor to Measure Workouts

I took a small break from blogging these past few weeks. But now I am back. It must have been during one of my workouts that I stumbled upon a neat method for measuring your workouts that I don’t see much talked about in fitness circles. Not a lot of trainees record their progress in the gym. However, if they do, they usually follow the conventional method of tracking weight, sets, and reps. Nothing wrong with this method but personally … Continue reading

“The Internet Loves You” – July 2014

For the July edition of “The Internet Loves You” I want to present Adam Raw from the Czech Republic. Adam is a beast – not only aethetically but what’s beyond impressive is the feats he can perform at a bodyweight of 93 kg (205 lbs). Just like myself, Adam is 24 years old and stands 185 cm tall. But I am 83 kg and I can’t perform half of the things he can. People like to boast about how much … Continue reading

Homemade Protein Pancakes

I love pancakes – European pancakes. Like those huge thin French Crepes. Ever since I was a child, every single Sunday my mom would prepare those delicious pancakes for breakfast that I would routinely fill with mind-blowing homemade marmelades. Or top them with fresh strawberries + whipped cream and roll them up into a tube and devour up to 10 at a time. Though delicious, my mom’s pancakes are made with white wheat flour and have very few nutrients to … Continue reading

Tom Platz Explains How to Build Huge Wheels

When you think about some of the greatest legs in the history of bodybuilding, any knowledgeable person will immediately point to Tom Platz’ absolutely mind-blowing leg muscles. Of course, Tom has freakish genetics and took his fair share of steroids to get his legs growing, but he most certainly knows one or two things about training intensity and old-school tips to get those quads and hamstrings growing. In the video below, German bodybuilder David Hoffman taps into the incredible wealth … Continue reading

THE 21 CONVENTION: A Men’s Conference to Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

UPDATE: The full speaking list for the 21 CONVENTION has just been released to the public. A list packed with many high quality guys. You can find the list at the end of this post. “Become the Best Version of Yourself” These are the words representing the mantra of this website. The articles I post here primarily focus on fitness & nutrition as well as on relevant hacks related to lifestyle and self-improvement. However, becoming the best version of yourself encompasses … Continue reading

Muscle Collective – Special Offer till 23 June

My friend Mans Denton just launched his Muscle Collective package. It comprises of 36 resources where well-respected fitness, nutrition and mobility experts share a wealth of knowledge for a fraction of the normal cost ($1800). I usually don’t like to pitch any external content or ads on my website, but having chatted with Mans for hours, I can tell you that the Muscle Collective product he has created is NOT one of those dubious rip-off fitness products you see floating around … Continue reading

Too Much Cortisol Will Mess You Up, Son

NOTE: This is a guest post by new fellow biohacker Chris Black who blogs at attainyourpotential.com. This week I went deep into often overlooked things that undermine our quest to improve ourselves, making us feel like when we climb up the muddy hill of self-development we often slide back down. I realised that many of the pitfalls of our lifestyle had one thing in common: they lead to an imbalance of cortisol. This is exemplified in two common problems: industrialized … Continue reading

“The Internet Loves You” – June 2014

I was going to be featured in VICE Magazine’s food column MUNCHIES. But unfortunately the author ran out of space, instead dedicating a great portion of the article on Dave Asprey (who I have become very skeptical of). Anyways, still a good article on the biohacking movement: 1) Biohackers Are Turning Meals into Math Across the World 2) Beyond Sugar and Soda: Nutritional Cures for Damaged Teeth 3) Fat loss & muscle gain time lapse: 5 years of diet experiments 4) Vitamin … Continue reading

My New Fitness Toy: Weight Vest

I am impressed. I am impressed with fat people. You ask why? Because being fat means that you have to carry around a lot of extra weight that is constantly handicapping your body. No wonder fat people are always out of breath after only a couple of steps. Funnily, for the first time in my life today I felt like a fat person. Not because I miracolously added 20 kg of belly fat over night but because of my new … Continue reading

Muscle Calculator for Hard Gainers/Ectomorphs

This post comes as a response to the discussion following Michael’s post “Muscular Potential and Reality“ at criticalmas.com. For a thorough background on the topic, go check out my original post “Understanding Your Muscular Potential“. After I had built an Online Calculator which would predict a trainee’s maximum lean body mass, Michael ran his own stats on it and calculated his personal maximum lean body mass. Assuming Michael stays drug-free , the calculator predicted he could add another 17 lbs of lean … Continue reading