FDA seizing Jack3d and OxyElitePro – DMAA again

Supplement update: Once again Jack3d is in the news. You may remember my post just four months ago when the Jack3d lawsuits were in the news, well Jack3d is back grabbing headlines. Since 2008, the FDA has received reports of 86 health problems, including at least five deaths, in consumers who used DMAA products. Despite these problems with DMAA and ignoring the FDA's warning on producing DMAA containing products, USPlabs has continued to use DMAA in their Jack3D and OxyElitePro products. Perhaps USPlabs thought the FDA was just blowing hot air but the 7 million dollar fine that bodybuilding.com had to pay should have made...

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Are “all you can eat” buffets strictly American?

Do you have "All you can eat" buffets in your country?  Since the AMA has brought the "obesity disease" into the news, eating habits are in the forefront of my mind.  I am wondering if America is the only place that has these all you can eat buffets everywhere.  As many of you know, its very, very common in America to have unlimited refills on soda (coke etc) but its also common to have all you can eat too  and there are many variations: All you can eat salad.  Even restaurants that are not all you can eat very often...

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Its no use trying to lose weight, I have a DISEASE!

Funny timing, not twelve hours after I released my video on fat acceptance, The American Medical Association (AMA) released its statement that they now consider obesity to be a disease.  It took me several days and numerous pillow-screams before I could calm down enough to write about this sad day.  Why am I sad?  Glad you asked. There is a strong link between education and obesity, the more educated you are the less likely you are to be obese.  So take a group of less educated folks and tell them that their obesity is a disease and what is the...

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Nutrition and workout strategies for bodybuilders during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan starts July 8th 2013 and here are some nutrition and workout strategies you can use to keep your bodybuilding and strength training progress on track. For those unfamiliar with Ramadan, it is a time for spiritual reflection and it is the most sacred month for Muslims. Between sunrise and sunset, they do not drink nor eat anything. As you can guess, this does make gaining muscle and losing fat a bit of a challenge. To keep making progress during Ramadan in terms of strength gain, mass gain, and bodyfat reduction here are two excellent articles...

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How to be a winner every time

With my formula you can be a winner ever single time! If your team wins, that does not necessarily make you a winner. The winner is not always the team with the most points. In my book, you are a winner if you play better than you did last time - its you against you, not you against someone else. Every time you do something, try to do it a bit better than you did last time. Here is my surefire formula for being a winner at sports: Decide on your specific goal for the game. Not "I wanna win", something...

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How to become perfect

You become perfect by making each mistake once and learning from it, eventually you wont have any mistakes left to make. I made a HUGE mistake today, one that will cost. I made a huge mess of the final coat of paint on the fuselage. Forgot to adjust the paint flow knob before spraying so it was WIDE open. It was sickening, all 9 coats of perfect paint messed up by the final coat running. Lesson learned. After cleaning spray gun ALWAYS set the flow knob. There is NO excuse for not doing this each time before spraying BUT there...

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