For the Bodybuilder Who Moonlights as a Vampire

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Blood Energy Potion

Blood Energy Potion

Being in the fitness industry for several years now, I’ve seen all kinds of crazy supplements.  From Acai Berry, Goji juice, NO2 products, Super-Whey and anything else you can name.  But I honestly don’t recall drinking a blood like substance in a bag to hit the radar in some time.

Maybe it’s hoax?  I don’t know but somehow I think it’s real.  I’m not about to review this one but I thought.. there must be a bodybuilding vampire that reads my blog.  And if so, they probably need to know about the Blood Energy Potion.

From the website… Urban Collector

“Blood Energy Potion is our newest pre-order. New from the makers of Mana and Health Energy Potion comes Blood Energy Potion: the world’s first synthetic blood beverage. The fruit punch flavor packs 4 hours of energy along with iron, protein, and electrolytes. Not only does Blood Energy Potion have a similar nutritional makeup to real blood, but it has the same color, look, and consistency of blood. Get real blood nutrients without that real blood taste! The re-sealable transfusion bag style pouch provides the convenient delivery of fluids for vampires and humans alike! Contains no real blood, just synthetic!”

It comes in a re-seablable transfusion bag?!  What else do you want?

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”

Grapefruit Diet

Monday, April 20th, 2009
Photo Credit: Muffet of Flickr

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”