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

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

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

Calculator: Maximum Lean Body Mass

UPDATE: If you are a hard gainer/ectomorph, use the following Online Calculator to determine your maximum lean body mass. In the post „Understanding Your Muscular Potential„, I presented a mathematical formula from Casey Butt’s e-book „Your Muscular Potential“. Based on a few body measurements, the equation calculates the MAXIMUM LEAN BODY MASS a drug-free bodybuilding trainee can maximally attain after years of hard training. This is a powerful formula because a trainee gets a pretty accurate idea of where his maximum … Continue reading

„Lean & Jacked 2014″: Diet Finished

It’s finally over. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, go check out my original post „6 Week Fat Loss: „Lean & Jacked Program„. My bodyweight has changed as follows: 14 April: 84,4 kg 24 May: 80,5 kg Total Weight Loss –> 3,9 kg This is the first time I have actually dieted in a stricter sense. Generally, I am happy with how everything went but of course there’s always room for improvement. But this being … Continue reading

Doing a Water Cut

I am currently in the last week of my „Lean & Jacked Program„. So far, the diet has gone pretty well. I weighed myself today at 81,5 kg starting with an initial 84,4 kg on 14 April. That’s a weight loss of 2,9 kg (6,4 lbs) in 5 weeks. Slightly more than a pound per week – not too bad! Of course the weight loss is not all body fat. When dieting down, you will always lose some lean muscle … Continue reading

Understanding Your Muscular Potential

UPDATE: I have provided an online calculator HERE which you can use to find out what your maximum lean body mass could be. I want to discuss the topic of reaching your muscular potential. In our modern-day bodybuilding generation, no topic deserves more attention than this one. Many trainees starting out with proper training are deceived by the freakish bodies of elite bodybuilders. They are led to believe that they too can build a Ronnie Coleman or Kai Greene physique. … Continue reading

6 Week Fat Loss 2014: „Lean & Jacked Program“

Time to get ultra ripped & lean. As I mentioned in my previous post, Winter Sleep Is Over – Time to Ramp Up Your Conditioning, warm weather is returning and summer time is about to strike. Over the winter I worked hard on building my physique and ate food ad libidum like an unstoppable tractor. This food destruction lifestyle culminated in my bodyweight shooting up to 88 kg (193 lbs) at the beginning of March. However, as the warm season forces … Continue reading

Winter Sleep Is Over – Time to Ramp Up Your Conditioning

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but where I am at here in Berlin, winter has ceremoniously been burried away and luscious green has brought nature back alive. With the revival of spring also returns my drive to spend more time out in nature doing fun sport activities. In my case, that’s Ultimate Freesbie, playground calisthenics, car pushes and most importantly – beer-drinking with my mates in the park. In my post on Staying Conditioned Over the Winter, … Continue reading