Grand prize announcement for next success stories contest

With all the excitement about this next contest I have decided to have a grand prize which will be three days of personal training from me and an interview which will appear on my youtube channel. There are over 450 people signed up for the 5/1/2011 Success Stories contest on facebook alone and with all the hard work that people are doing to transform their bodies I feel bad having the only prize be signed scoobysworkshop t-shirt. From among those who are selected to be on my muscle gain success stories and weight loss success stories pages I will select...

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Idea to give my website more credibility?

What do you think of the idea of *pretending* to charge a monthly fee to give my website more credibility? People tend to value and trust things they pay for more than stuff they get for free because we are so used to good things costing more than poor quality things. This subject was brought up several times here on this blog and on facebook today. The idea would be to make people think my website costs $29.95/mo but that there is some problem with my software and they were able to get in for free. I still am able...

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Scooby vs Vince DelMonte – Expectations about muscle growth

Ali on facebook brought it to my attention that I had been included on the "20 most influential fitness people" list:http://www.stayfitbug.com/the-fitness-bug/the-20-most-influential-fitness-people-on-the-web/At first I was honored to be #18 on the list, then I appalled when I noticed that my nemesis, Vince DelMonte, was #12! I dont like the idea of even having my name in the same article as Vince DelMonte! Arrgh!Vince Del Monte has been #1 on my list for over a year, my Hall of Shame list for the intentionally exaggerated claims and intentionally deceptive ads he uses to make millions selling his eBook.All my videos and website...

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P90X Extreme Home Fitness DVD Review

In this video I review the very popular P90X fitness program and then give you a free alternative thats even better. I get asked so often what I think of the P90X program that I thought it important to do a video on the subject.Here is what I say about P90X: "Anything that gets people excited about working out regularly is a very good thing and people get very, very excited about P90X."Good points first: P90X is simple, you just look at your calendar and see which DVD to pop in. P90X has brought fitness into the lives of countless...

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Biggest weight loss mistake

The most common reason for failure to lose weight is not what you think! Recently I experienced this first hand thru a simple calculation mistake.When people get psyched up to start a diet, lack of motivation is NOT a problem. The problem in fact is the opposite, they are TOO ambitious and TOO excited. By the time most people get on a plan, they are willing to do anything to lose that excess weight and lose it fast. Many people read a book or use a website like mine which plans the meals for you. So far, so good. They...

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Good snacks to lose fat and gain muscle

Is peanut butter a good snack?Is an apple a good snack?Is yogurt a good snack?Is cheese a good snack?Are carrots a good snack? I get asked ALL the time if a particular food is a good snack or not. Here I give you an 'easy' three step procedure to decide. If I only had a dollar for each time I got asked ...No nutritional question can be answered in isolation!Very, very few foods can your universally put the label of "good snack" on for everyone because it depends on weight, activity level and fitness goals. Peanut butter makes a great...

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Bench Press, Incline Press and Military Press

Often people are not doing the exercise they think they are because of poor form. I know this sounds crazy but often people are doing bench when they *think* they are doing incline press. Or they *think* they are doing military press for shoulders when they are really exercising. People fail to realize that which exercise you are doing isn't determined by the bench you use, but how you sit on it!First, lets think about what makes each of these exercises distinct. Bench Press In bench press, the motion of the bar is perpendicular to the spine. Incline Press In...

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Good message, bad science

Here is a perfect case of believing what you want to believe and the importance of being a critical thinker, even I nearly got caught. Today there is a research study titled "Obesity’s Hidden Cost: Lost Productivity at Work" published which proves that obesity costs the US Economy 73.1 Billion dollars a year! I was SO excited! This study proved what I have suspected all along, ... or does it?My brain went into red-alert in the third sentence with this:"... in a study funded by Allergan Inc., which makes a gastric band system for obesity surgery"Hmmm, thats a conflict of...

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T-Shirt design contest for Scoobysworkshop.com

Please help design the next scoobysworkshop T-shirt! I know a lot of my viewers are really talented artists and graphic designers, here is your chance to help my fitness outreach and help yourself at the same time. The winner of the design contest will get a 30 second spot at the end of one of my videos where I show the winning design and interview you. You can plug your graphic design business, or just say 'Hi' to your friends. You also get the first 10 first T-shirts, autographed by me if you want. These shirts will be given away...

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How to use the S61XL Muscle Gain Program

My S61XL workout program is a free alternative to P90X aimed at the advanced or intermediate advanced bodybuilder. People have asked how to use this series of videos, well here is how! Here is a video of me doing the S61XL arm workout: Welcome to my new S61XL mass gain program! So what does S61XL stand for? Scooby1961 eXtra Large. This series is for the hardcore intermediate or advanced bodybuilders who wants to gain muscle and is willing to work hard to get it. If your gains have stagnated and you are having trouble making progress this series is for...

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