June 22, 2013

June 22, 2013
The 20 DUMBEST Things Ever Said By Bodybuilders


Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Saturday and I hope you are having a beary safe and great weekend so far. It is another busy weekend for Dab the AIDS Bear and me as we are celebrating Stonewall Pride in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

From time to time, I blog about weight resistance training. Today I would like to blog about the 20 dumbest things ever said by "bodybuilders".

1) Chicken, egg whites, rice, and rice cakes ONLY.....If you want to get shredded.

PLEASE DO NOT do this! Your body needs micro nutrients and vitamins. I know of so many aspiring bodybuilders and people that just want to better their physique that hire people who tell them to follow this diet. FIRE THEM!

2) Fats make you fat.

Fats are essential for countless essential body processes. All fats are good (trans fats excluded) in some proper ratio. Rotate your fat sources and watch your libido and test levels skyrocket. I'm just saying...

3) You've gotta lift heavy to grow

C'mon people! If you've ever read anything I've written you know this is not true. You've got to lift properly, and maximize tension to grow! Don't worry, its easier than it sounds once you get it.

4) A calorie is a calorie (all calories are created equal)

Sounds like meathead math to me! Even when trying to get as big as possible, the WORST thing you can do is eat indiscriminately. This will set you up for insulin resistance and LESS muscle growth. I can't believe all the kids brainwashed into thinking pop tarts are okay!

5) I'm trying to work my "tie ins"

I still laugh when I read this. :) What the heck is a "tie in". There is NO SUCH THING people. A muscle is a muscle, and its structure is what it is. Where two muscles tie together is simply where two muscles tie together. You CANT train that. You can certainly train a muscles ENTIRE length, but not the space between two muscles.

6) I'm training to stretch my fascia.

Ummm, FASCIA DOES NOT STRETCH! 100% proven fact that fascia has the tensile strength of STEEL. It may expand, much like muscle does when it gets warm, and become more pliable, but as soon as it cools its right back to where it started. Fascia grows in much the same way muscle does. You may break fascial adhesions which gives the illusion of expansion or greater range (this is a great thing!) but unfortunately its not stretching to allow for muscle growth peeps. Volumize your muscle via training and fascia will see a need to adapt and expand or grow.

7) Narrow grip T-Bar rows work my inner back

A-mazing! NO-IT-DOES-NOT! Narrow grip on back simply impedes ranges and forces you to use greater internal rotation of the shoulder joint (rotator muscles)

8) I don't want to "overtrain"

Listen, an hour or two 5 days a week IS NOT overtraining...EVER...PERIOD. Unless you don't eat, and don't sleep...in which case overtraining is the least of your worries.

9) Low intensity cardio is best for fat burning

Hopefully, by now, most of you know that this is a big load of BS and that low intensity cardio does in fact burn a greater percentage of overall fat WHILE doing the exercise but does NOTHING for your BMR (basal metabolic rate) aka calorie burning for the rest of the day.

Hope these tips help you build the best body you can and that you have a beary safe and great Sunday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,



Daddy Dab