Scooby Moving Back To Germany

Rumors have been floating around for a few weeks now, yes they are true. I am planning to move back to Germany. I am frustrated with my lack of progress in reaching people in the English speaking world so I'm going to go back to Germany and focus my efforts there.     [iframe width="480" height="303" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/desv4JI2gos?rel=0&wmode=transparent" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen]

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Saturated Fat And Food Contamination

People give me a very hard time about my unwillingness to act on resent reports that saturated fat can be good for you. People have also have given me a hard time about my stance on eggs and how I recommend limiting their use. In a recent post on saturated fat and common sense, I gave my suggestion for a good allocation of fat in your daily diet which relied upon moderation. I still suggested limiting saturated fats despite all their recent 'redemption'? Why? We don't live in a theoretical world. Perhaps in *theory* these fats are good for you...

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Chocolate For Weight Loss?

Can eating chocolate regularly make you thinner?  A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine and reported on by the BBC seems to think so, its certainly a wonderful thought.  The study found those who ate chocolate a few times a week were, on average, slimmer than those who ate it occasionally.  Can I re-wrap Hershey chocolate bars with the label "Scooby's Weight Loss Bars" and sell them for $97 each?  Not so fast. Research doesn't  prove anything, it just suggests.  In this case, it suggests the need for more research.  I didn't have access to the full text of...

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Scooby’s 200 Mile Bike Race

Scooby's 200 Mile Bike Race. Are those muscles for go or for show?  The below video is different from all my others. I have over two hundred videos on how you can lose weight, gain muscle, and get healthier but none about me.  This video is about me and my fitness goals and this is important for two reasons. [iframe width="480" height="303" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wk4wWEUTBIE?rel=0&wmode=transparent" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen] First to show you I practice what I preach.  I harp on your folks about how important goal setting is and Its just as important for me as it is for you!   Every year I...

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Scooby’s Double Century Bike Race Sunday

My Double Century Race Sunday (aka Scooby's killer leg workout) As many of you know, one of my fitness goals for 2012 is to do a double century - a 200 mile bike race.  Well, my first attempt at accomplishing this goal will be on Sunday.  I say attempt because its quite likely I may not succeed on my first attempt so I have already scheduled a second race in October.  No time goal, my only goal is to finish the race before the course closes.  Next year I can make it a goal to better my time by 10% but...

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Physically Demanding Jobs And Bodybuilding

Physically Demanding Jobs And Bodybuilding A physically demanding job can really limit your ability to get stronger and gain muscle mass, but it doesn't have to.  A desk job is ideal for a bodybuilder or powerlifter so they can be resting up for their workouts be you can't always choose your job.  I would consider a job physically demanding if: You must stand more than 50% of the day You must be walking more than 50% of the day Part of your job requires lifting Your job requires explosive bursts of energy Here are some of the most physically demanding...

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Bodybuilding Talkshow

Scooby's Bodybuilding Talkshow   Please join me for a live question and answer talkshow on YouTube/live on Sunday the 18th of March!   The event takes place at 1:00pm in Sydney, for times in the rest of the world please see this.   This Q&A is to give my subscribers and fans in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand a chance for a live broadcast as the prior four live broadcasts have been in the middle of the night for them.  I apologize to those of you in Europe, you will have to stay up *really* late to participate. I will have my...

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Vegetarian Bodybuilding

Vegetarian Bodybuilding Can Vegetarians Gain Muscle And Be Bodybuilders? You bet they can!  I'm a vegetarian and it hasn't hurt me any! :) Vegetarian bodybuilders are at no disadvantage whatsoever and can gain as much muscle as their meat eating training partners.  How can this be you ask?  You don't have to eat meat to gain muscle, all you need to do is get high quality protein and that is possible without eating meat.  The main reason that most folks think being a vegetarian is a disadvantage for a bodybuilder is they don't understand what vegetarians can eat.  First of...

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New Years Fitness Resolution Checkpoint

New Years Fitness Resolution Checkpoint   OK, you worked hard on coming up with your new years resolutions on January first and that required some hard work and soul searching.  Awesome!  Stating your goals is 75% of the battle but the rest is execution.  Its time for execution!!! Now is a good checkpoint as we are 1/4 into the new year.  By this point you should have: Broken down your big fitness goals into small, manageable chunks. Signed up for all classes and events required to meet your goals Have a clear roadmap written down how you will achieve your...

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Todays Live YouTube Q&A Session Cancelled

I'm really sorry but I have to reschedule today's live YouTube Q&A session. :(  I'm on a very aggressive and tight training schedule for my upcoming double century (200 mile) bike race and there is a storm coming in so I need to do a long training ride today. I admit it, its incredibly poor planning on my part that caused this.  My 2012 fitness goal of doing a double century was set back in January but I didn't get around to looking at race dates till last week and then I got a very unpleasant surprise.  I either had to race in...

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