1-Andro Rx by IronMagLabs

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1-Andro Rx

1-Andro Rx from IronMagLabs

When Robert Dimaggio of IronMagLabs approached me with yet another product, instead of being skeptical, I was interested.  IronMagLabs thru magic, wizardry or the little green man behind the curtain, tends to deliver a very powerful product.  Nothing too hyped up or fancy but just enough to get the stated job done.

IronMagLabs introduced 1-Andro Rx.  The claims go like this…

  • Increases Lean Muscle Mass
  • Increases Strength & Power
  • Does Not Convert to Estrogen or DHT
  • No Bloating or Water Retention
  • Converts to 1-Testosterone
  • 7 X the Anabolic Potency of Testosterone
  • Pharmaceutical Grade 1-Androsterone

The levels of testosterone in a person are based on several factors:

* age
* nutritional habits
* genes
* workouts
* recovery

As we age… especially men, we’re looking for the magic pill.

We all know there is none.

But there’s some supplements that work and most that don’t. Rob has somehow managed to squeak out yet another product that seems from all my personal experiences to do just what it says.

Without a blood test, I can’t be scientifically 100% certain the changes I claim exist but I will elaborate on my experience with this particular product.

I asked Rob point blank what he recommended in terms of a dosage scheduled.

week 1 – 3caps
week 2 – 4caps
week 3 – 6caps
week 4 – 6caps
week 5 – 4caps
week 6 – 3caps

Week 1: Observations

Took 1 pill, 3 times a day with meals. Not much to report. But rarely does any supplement start working the 1st week. I didn’t expect it to. Ramping up.

No obvious reactions. No stomach issues. Nothing to report the 1st week.

Week 2: Observations

Overall, I noticed one thing.

* more emotional one way or the other. Something “teen” like in terms of mental energy?

I just felt different. More ready to attack the weight stack? Hard to explain.

Nothing yet in terms of significant strength gains. But felt like momentum was building up.

Week 3 & 4 Observations:

Flat out significant strength gains. Recovery was up a bit but I’m lifting heavier weights.. period.

Not just mentally stronger but significant. Flat out doing more.

Of course, being 36 I have a few nagging injuries so I have to avoid what hurts but for 99% of my lifts during these weeks. It was UP!

Felt energized.
Felt agitated?
Felt riled up?!

No acne.
No stomach issues.
No negatives to report.

Always taking this with food.

Sleeping less but not waking up sleepy.

While I’m keeping a journal of my workouts and following one of my favorite programs, I can say that across the board, I’m adding 10 lbs to smaller muscle groups and 20 lbs to bigger.

Because of this rare opportunity, I’ve also lowered my reps to 4-6 which obviously will increase my strength as well. Taking every advantage during these weeks as it’s obvious to me something is working.

Appeared leaner? Weight not changed too much. Felt fuller.

As you can tell, a scientist I am not!

Week 5: Observations

Freak strength. Okay, not freak but stronger that usual. Today I did a flat DB bench press. Something I do on a regular basis. At least the last 4 weeks.

Not having a spotter or training partner nearby, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Needless to say, the 100 lbs were not a problem for multiple sets supersetted with DB pullovers of the same weight.

Regardless, this has been a very good week.

Still feel very good. Nice recovery. And while I don’t want to lift heavy per se, I easily can and my strength is up.

If I’d been much better at this, I would have done a body composition. At this point, it’s a bit late and I’d be a liar if I tried to guess what I was when I started. It’s my fault.

There are others that will test this supplement who I’m sure will do so.

Overall, very satisfied. IronMagLabs delivers. This is a simple product with a very simple goal in mind. After 5 weeks, I’m quite happy with the results thus far.

Week 6: Final Observations

I’m back to 1 capsule, three times per day.  The strength is still there but my “emotions” I spoke about above in such vague terms are diminished.  Nothing negative to report.  With a final weight-in, my total body weight dropped by 7 lbs since the last time I was officially weighted!  Strange yes but it can be attributed to stress and a lack of nutrition focus.  But that’s not what I found the most interesting.

My strength was thru the roof.  I look and feel leaner yet I’m overall less in total body weight.  Fat loss?  Could be if I’d taken proper measurements from the start.  Nonetheless, a pleasant surprise to weight a bit less but not feel any worse for it and actually end up being stronger to boot.

Like many of IronMagLabs products, they are reasonable.  Simple and in my own as Will Brink coined the phrase…

BRO LOGIC

“Hey, I dunno but it works for me.”

This is another winner from Robert.  I personally don’t recommend anybody under the age of 30 dabble in prohormones.  I don’t recommend them to anybody who’s not experienced in the use or has done the research.  But if you have, congratulations, this may be worth a try or at least warrant some further investigation.

Read more about 1-Andro Rx by IronMagLabs

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

You… Look… Fablous

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Have you mastered the art of burning fat or gaining muscle mass?

If so, congratulations! But if you’re like most of us, you’ve got some serious room for improvement…and this week’s special focus on The Real Time Physique Body Transformation (RTP) by a certified personal trainer (NESTA-CPT) and body transformation success himself, Adam Waters is just for you.

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Adam Waters; NESTA-CPT (Body Transformation Expert)

Now depending on what you’re doing, mediocre workouts may be perfectly acceptable. There’s little value in obsessing over a fitness if you are perfectly happy with your situation and your results.

But for those of you who do want to make a serious change where nothing short of excellence will do, you need qualified, simple, professional instruction with no distracting flaws. You want to focus on what is being taught—not on the irritating humming sound or intermittent air puffs of the next hyped up overpriced diet book promising quick fixes to a long term, frustrating problem.

The bad news is that there’s no magic bullet that will give you the body of your dreams and cost nothing (time, dedication, consistency). If there were, I’d type it right here and you could stop reading now.

The good news is that Adam Waters detailed the EXACT method he used to transform his own body after 6 years of frustrating attempts.  He’s also compiled a ShredderShere private forum with advice and instructions from experts who build muscle and burn fat for a living. And if you’re willing to invest a little time (and some money) you, too, can get fantastic results.

Learn More about the RTP Body Transformation System

Proof that the average men or woman who’s not genetically gifted can do this with:

  • Consistency
  • Dedication
  • Determination
  • Accountability

That’s the RTP System.

84 Days in 48 Seconds

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAcwcqOPcHM[/video]

Now go Shredd!

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

P.S. - Adam is one of the good guys.

Gym, Working Out, Weights, Eating… HELP!

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Marc,

I’m John and I know you get many emails but I need to send you this email. I’ve been reading everything you have but I am a bit confused. I do not know where to start, what to eat, what to read, I’m just lost. I’m sure many other people feel the same way. can you recommend something that will guide me from start to end. I do not know what book to read or….I am just frustrated with myself. I do workout but i think I am working out the wrong way. Can you give me some advice?

Thank you
John B.

Answer:

John,

I can and I will. 1st things first.. you gotta step back. Take a breather and start from Ground Zero.

#1: Sign up for the NoBull Bodybuilding Newsletter
http://www.nobullbodybuilding.com/nbb

Hate to send you to a website but truth be told, I wrote a very good 19 Steps to Build Muscle guide that will help along with a short course that goes along with it. Hands down, the best and least hyped piece in this nasty industry.

#2: My top 2 recommendations for an overall guide to get you started.

a) My own NoBull Bodybuilding system. I’m biased. Take it with a grain of salt but I get a lot of good feedback on it.

b) Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle. Hands down the resource for everything nutrition. I captured a lot of what’s in this book but I can’t come close to the detail. It’s different and worth it.

After that.. I recommend lot of other stuff from workout programs to mumbo-jumbo scientific stuff. Lotta decent stuff out there but truly without a good foundation, it’s all noise.

You need the basics. A solid foundation. Then you can build from there in any direction you so desire.

I’m keeping this note intentionally short so as not to stray off topic and confuse you even more.

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

Beauty and the Bleccch! (Ready to Be Sick?)

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fraud_alertA few weeks back, one of the members of the “Bodybuilding Revealed” forum directed me to this 4-alarm advertisement from “Dr. Suzanne” Gudakunst. In his query, he gave a quick rundown of “facts” he learned from her site: how icky parasites and disgusting intestinal plaque are responsible for making us sick and fat – and how the powers-that-be are not only profiting from this situation, but are deliberately adding parasites to our food to make us worse! Apparently Dr. Suzanne has received death threats for revealing this information – but, as a noble martyr to the cause of YOUR health – she’s defiantly and bravely persisting, because she cares about you and wants to become “close friends starting YESTERDAY.”

Of course, you have to cough up $37.00 first ($57.00 if you choose “Option 2”) – but it’s a small price to pay for the “truth,” no?

Well, it would be…if it really is the truth.  Let’s take a closer look, and see if it passes the test.

Dr. Suzanne’s site is cleverly done:  there’s the requisite “SHOCKING PROOF!” in eye-catching 72 pt. red “Impact” font, lurid photos of the nightmarish crud and creepy crawlers infesting your body;  and – best of all – a video clip of the lovely “doctor” herself. She’s a cutie alright: dark-haired and elfin…an internet Arwen in camo capris.   I really liked how the vid was integrated into the site: there are no borders, so it looks like she’s walking straight into the ad. Neat.

Ok, maybe I shouldn’t pick on Dr. Suzanne – she has to make a living, after all, and Lord knows what protective body armor and bullet-proof glass cost these days. Her site, however, is practically a textbook illustration on how to abuse people’s trust in order to separate them from their money, so it’s worth taking a closer look at Dr. Suzanne and her collection of “facts.”

To start, let’s break Dr. Suzanne’s spiel down. In her ad, she lays out a pretty shocking indictment.  It’s not just that you’re unhealthy, it’s also that others are to blame for it!  She proceeds:

  • If you’re fat, it’s because you have “disgusting plaque and horrible little ‘CRITTERS’ living in your guts!”
  • Worse, if you don’t get rid of them ASAP, they will not only keep you from losing weight, they may kill you.
  • Doctors, diet gurus and fitness experts are either liars or fools who don’t know what they’re talking about.
  • “Diets, diet foods, organic foods, healthy foods and medicines” not only don’t work, but they were “deliberately designed not to.”

Even she realizes this last point is a real stretch, so she offers up a “fact” to support it:

“Here’s a fact that may shock the daylights out of you!…

Japan refuses to accept a single export from the United States in meat & dairy produce! Now, what does that tell you? That Japan is snobby? Nope! That Japan citizens hate milk and meat? Come on, you know better than that!

What it REALLY tells you is that the Government of Japan is on to something few (if any) people really know about! – That our foods have been filled with “unnatural” things that they aren’t supposed to have!”

This looks like a good place to begin deconstructing her pitch. It doesn’t have much to do with your health, perhaps, but it says a lot about Dr. Suzanne’s research skills and respect for the truth.

To start: let’s take a look at what the Iowa State University Agricultural Marketing Resource Center has to say about US dairy exports to Japan (June, 2008):

Primary markets for U.S. dairy exports are (in order) Mexico, Canada and Japan.…The demand for dairy products should remain strong in 2008, particularly in Asia.”

Now, that’s just dairy. What about meat?

Feel free to take a look at the USDA’s Export Requirements for Japan concerning red meat and poultry. If you’re curious about that “July 27, 2006” date in the first paragraph, there’s a simple explanation. There was a brief, 2 year period that Japan had – in fact – banned the importation of US Beef (not “meat” – just beef). But it wasn’t due to “unnatural” things being added to the meat. It was due to the discovery of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalitis or “Mad Cow Disease”) in a small number of US cattle. Prior to the ban, Japan was one of the largest foreign markets for US beef. And now that it’s over, trade is picking up steam again: Japanese demand is now exceeding the supply.

Oh my.  Looks like Dr. Suzanne isn’t quite on the level here.

But…but…but…she said:

“I promise as your new friend never to lie to you (like all the others) and to only give you the absolute truth (absolutely UNLIKE all the others!).”

Hmmmm…

Well, c’mon, you should trust your friends, right?  So let’s cut the lady some slack on this one…maybe she had good intentions, but just didn’t rely on authoritative industry and government reports. We’ll look at some other info instead…stuff that a “doctor” really ought to know about.

About half way down her site (it’s a looooong scroll…), Dr. Suzanne has helpfully posted an illustration of a parasite life cycle + an accompanying caption. The parasite is Paragonimus westermani – sez so right there on the pic. It’s a suitably chilling name for something living in your guts, isn’t it?

Ummmm…not really. The “informal” name for Paragonimus westermani is “lung fluke.” I’m not sure how a diet program designed to clear out your colon will have any effect on something living in your lungs – but I’m sure Dr. Suzanne must know what she’s talking about.

Or does she? Here’s the caption for the pic:

“Life cycle. Infection with the adult worm is acquired by the ingestion of raw, poorly cooked, or pickled salmon, trout, perch, pike, whitefish, grayling, ruff, eel, etc., harboring the plerocercoid larvae. After five or six weeks, the larva matures to the adult worm. Both eggs and proglottids are passed in the stool. The eggs develop in 2 weeks, and hatch to become ciliated coracidium larvae, and are ingested by the first intermediate host, the copepod. The copepods, containing the procercoid larvae, are ingested by fish, the second intermediate host, contains the plerocercoid larvae.”

Damn, that’s a mouthful. Bet it doesn’t make a bit of sense to you, either. But it does to me…this was covered in an epidemiology class I took in grad school. This caption is describing A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PARASITE: Diphyllobothrium latum – the fish tapeworm. She even provides the link for the text, so you can see for yourself.

The caption and pic don’t belong together at all. But the life cycle illustration on the page she links to is pretty dull, while the Paragonimus pic is in color and is much prettier.  So why not put the two together? Who’s going to bother to check?

The photo of bladder tissue infected with Schistosoma haematobium is just as deceptive. Do schistosomes infect human bladders? You betcha they do. But this parasite isn’t found in the US at all – so unless you live in Africa, Southeast Asia, or the Caribbean, you don’t have a whole lot to worry about.

This is pretty lame – and totally unnecessary.  Dr. Suzanne’s sales pitch is just a collection of random, scary stuff about parasites designed to creep you out and keep you from thinking critically.  It’s really not hard to get it right…if you know what the hell you’re talking about.  Honestly, you’d think a medical doctor – especially one who wants to be YOUR doctor – would be a little more scrupulous about her “facts.”

Hold on a sec…Dr. Suzanne IS a medical doctor…isn’t she? I mean, she writes things like “As a doctor I’ve seen far more than my fair share of people who were alive one day and then dead the next.

I wonder…What med school did she attend? What’s her specialty? What professional organizations is she an accredited member of? The ad doesn’t say.

Isn’t this important information that you’d want to know about someone who wants to be YOUR doctor?  Just askin’.

Fortunately, the American Medical Association keeps the largest database (814,000) of licensed physicians in the US – both for member and non-member doctors. And it just so happens they have a “Doctor Finder” that anyone can use. I checked it out by putting in the names and states of a couple of docs I know, and they came right up. Dr. Suzanne lists Arizona as her state of residence at the bottom of the page – but when I typed “Gudakunst,” “S” and “Arizona” into the search engine, I drew a blank. Next, I went through every single state – and non-state – location in the drop down box, just in case she practices somewhere else. I got exactly two hits on the last name for a couple of non-AMA members (Craig Gudakunst and Jane Gudakunst) in Pennsylvania, but as Porky Pig used to say: “Th-th-th-that’s all folks!”

Now maybe Dr. Suzanne is unknown to the AMA – they are part of the vast conspiracy to keep you fat and ill after all. Maybe they’re even the ones issuing the death threats – lol.

Is Dr. Suzanne really an accredited health professional?  If she was, you’d think she’d be in that database.  It’s not up to me to disprove it, however…IMHO, the burden of proof is on her.

I got a hyoooge laugh over this one:

“…But then they found out the TRUTH about foods poisoned by dangerous chemicals that resulted in Plaque, and how food companies actually put in Parasites deliberately designed to make you fat and to make you sick…”

Food companies deliberately put parasites in their products? Who knew? After all those years I spent in the Food Science and Technology Department at UC Davis – makes you wonder how I missed it.

Sorry, this one doesn’t pass the smell test. Think about it for a moment: if food companies were adding parasites to their products, there would have to be sources – right? Just like for any other food “ingredient.” Are there really suppliers out there who are mass producing/harvesting parasite eggs and larvae for their “customers?” If so, what “critters” and hosts are being used?  Are they “super bugs” designed to survive retort sterilization, flash freezing, extrusion, baking, and dehydrating?  And how would you keep something like this a secret? Do you have any idea how BIG the major food companies are? Can you imagine how many employees that Kellogg’s has? Cargill? Pillsbury? Archer Daniels Midland? PepsiCo? Thousands of people would know about it – not just Dr. Suzanne.

This is just silly: it’s real tin-foil hat stuff. Cheez Whiz, Coke and Twinkies aren’t good for you, but we don’t have to invent goofy conspiracy theories to explain why.

Sorry: I know that this is a lonnnnnnng post.  But if you’re still with me, then you should realize that the claims made by Dr. Suzanne simply aren’t credible: there’s little evidence that parasitic infections are making people fat (in fact, weight loss may be a symptom in some cases).  Sure, people can get parasites: and if you think you have this problem, then you should schedule an appointment with your doc: intestinal parasites are easily found under the microscope.  Parasitic infections can be serious: do-it-yourself cures are no way to go about getting rid of them.

Fine then…but maybe all this is just a sales tactic. Even if the worm and plaque stuff are a bunch of s**t (no pun intended) – surely Dr. Suzanne must know something about how to get into good shape. I mean, just LOOK at her…She’s gorgeous!!! So maybe her program is worth it, anyway.

Well, I may not be eligible for a job at “Hooters” – but I’m no slacker in the bod department either. You know what they say: “A picture is worth a thousand words” – so here we go…

Elissa Pratt Lowe

This is a pic I posted on the BBR forum for my last birthday – so I posed in my birthday suit: get it? And I’m the mother of two teenagers, one already in college, so I’m not a sweet young thing like Dr. Suzanne, either.

So what’s MY secret?

Sorry kids, I don’t have one: no magic pills, no superfoods, no fantastical secret formula translated from ancient papyrus texts. And despite Dr. Suzanne’s insistence that “everybody” has this horrible plaque stuff and parasites in them that’s making them fat – they seem to have missed me – I’ve never done a “detox” program or anything else to get rid of them.

Here’s the real truth: anything and everything I do is really quite basic and freely available, so you don’t need to pay me –  or anyone else – to discover it. Most of it’s covered right here on the Ultimate Fat Burner site already. What I do and how I do it will be included in the things I blog about, so all you have to do is check back here every once in a while.

And no, I’m not writing about this stuff because I want to be your doctor, best friend or guardian angel. I’m just someone with a background in genuine science, who’s sick and tired of seeing it abused by self-styled internet “experts” trying to make a fast buck.

Like “Dr. Suzanne.”

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Elissa Pratt Lowe is a former research scientist and a staff writer / technical advisor for UltimateFatBurner.com, the largest and most respected supplement review site on the Net. Visit Paul and Elissa at UltimateFatBurner.com and get two free reports: Dirty Rotten Tricks: Supplement Company Lies That Cost You Money and 7 Fat Burning Secrets

Grapefruit Diet

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Photo Credit: Muffet of Flickr

At some point, you’ve probably heard that some type of fruit can help you lose weight.  From bananas, to cherries, apples and oranges, there’s always something.  But now my family is bugging me about…

The Grapefruit Diet!

This is going to be SHORT so here goes.

It’s a myth that there’s some special enzyme in a grapefruit that helps digest or burn fat and can lead to increased weight loss.  While there’s no fat burning substance per se, the grapefuit is low in calories (40 in a medium sized fruit) and filling.

Low calories… filling… should sound familar.

You’ll expereince the same thing with sevearl servings of fruits and vegetables.  Lower in overall calories and filling (water and fiber).

Combine that with activity(defined as movement + weight training) for an increased calorie expenditure for the day and like magic…

You burn more fat.  You lose weight.

The Grapefruit Diet is bull!  It’s true you can lose weight on that type of diet depending on many variables such as your previous calorie intake before… there’s nothing special about that particular fruit that has magic powers over fat loss.  I could do anything to reduce my calorie intake for one meal and make a drastic reduction in my overall body fat.

In all fairness, there’s some more in-depth research around The Grapefruit Diet.  Tom Venuto, over at Burn the Fat Inner Circle, did a one page write-up about this very topic.  He does that kinda of stuff all the time inside his membership area.

Anyway, I’m off to eat a grapefruit.  But only because I like it!

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

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AtoZfitness Total Body Makeover Closing down

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AtoZ Liquidation Sale

Date: April 3, 2009

I’m sad really that Lewis Wolk decided to close down his Total Body Makeover.  When I first picked up the All Star Secrets, it contained over 8 professional trainers entire 30 day workout programs.  That was my first REAL exposure to the muscle building side of my friend, Tom Venuto.

Anyway…. I learned a lot and it’s the single greatest compilation I’ve got on my shelves still.  Many people you’ve heard of got their first program starts inside these volumes and then branched out.

Now all I see is $97 DVD sets and crap membership sites without any content.  Or better yet, pay for a membership site that has publically available content!  That’s my favorite.

The U.S. probably has the larest percentage of fitness professionals and yet, our ovearll population is more unhealthy than 10 years ago.  It ain’t working folks!  When people make money the #1 reason to pursure a fitness career and sell their snakeoil, you can bet you won’t be getting too much out of it.

Yeah.. I’m slighly heated.

So I get this note from Lewis Wolk…

He says.. Marc

“Due to other commitments I have decided to retire my AtoZfitness  Total Body Makeover and focus on promoting other products that Sarah and I will be reviewing or have reviewed lately .

Before I remove AtoZfitness Total Body Makeover from the internet I am liquidating the entire 8 Chapter e-book plus all bonuses for $14.99 .

If you ever considered adding AtoZfitness Total Body Makeover to your e-book collection now is the time to do it before I pull the entire website from the internet.

Visit http://www.fitnessfiresale.com for more details on all the bonuses that you will receive for $14.99 .”

Apparently Lewis is not only giving away the Total Body Makeover edition but he’s throwing in the 2 All Star Trainer’s Secrets Volume 1 and 2?!

Let me put that in bullet points for ya…

* Total Body Makover

* All Star Trainer’s Secrets

I’m not sure how long this will be up.  I’ve heard it’s being closed down this week or somewhere in the next few days.  I wanted to do some huge promotion about it but I’ve been in a funky place lately.  And frankly…

Not telling you about this would be a dis-service.  It’s a very good product for an incredible cheap price.  You’ll spend more in printing costs than you will for all the information packed into these books.

Still.. I’m sad to see it end.  It’s a great idea.  And I was honored when Lewis asked me to contribute a chaper.  I remember getting the e-mail asking me to be part of it while pulling out of a gas station in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It was the start of my own awesome career.

Thank you Lewis.

Get your own copy before it’s no more.

www.FitnessFireSale.com

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

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