My Leonard Nimoy Tribute

I'll keep this short and sweet.  There are very few people who have done more for science than Leonard Nimoy.  He probably has gotten more people interested in science than Albert Einstein, Bill Nye, and Apollo program combined.  I remember in 7th grade, I joined the "Star Trek Club".  It was 1974 and there were only 4 of us in the club.  A bunch of geeks and nerds and Spock was our hero.  We would get together and discuss the scientific implications of each show ... as much as 7th graders can, but it really sparked our interest.   This...

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Contest prep, week 1

Scooby's Men's Physique Contest Prep - week 1 (see week zero) So, the easy weight loss is done. I dropped 5 pounds in the first week of 20% caloric deficit and going from a high carb to a controlled carb diet  (see why weight loss stalls after first week).  Now the hard work begins where the nutrition is clean, tightly monitored, and at a 20% caloric restriction and the fat comes off imperceptibly slowly.  My calorie calculator says 1 pound a week, thats fine, I have planned accordingly so I dont need to rush the fat loss and trash muscle...

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Why fat loss stalls after first week

This is cutting season with summer right around the corner in the northern hemisphere and many people are thinking about cutting or have already begun.  When it comes to losing weight, a lot of people become irrational ADD micro-managers of their bodies and work themselves into a frenzy.  Set a good course and hold it!  The easiest way to do this is to use my simple cutting meal planner.  I guarantee you that if you eat these meals, and drink nor eat nothing else, you will lose fat at the indicated rate +/- 10%, its physics that no human is immune to.  Many...

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Hollywood gives relief to teen self esteem

After decades of featuring men with physiques that are completely un-obtainable naturally, today I saw the first time of a turn around in "Jupiter Ascending".  Teen heart-throb Channing Tatum is in shape, but has a completely obtainable physique.  Finally, a good physique role model for teens and young men!  Is this a trend or an anomalous blip?  Because teen boys insecurity is at an all time low, we can only hope its a trend.    By the way, I LOVE Science Fiction but "Jupiter Ascending" is probably the most appallingly horrible waste of computer graphics of all time.  ... or as I...

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Labdoor

A lot of people seem to be relying on labdoor these days to choose their supplements ... and thats good?  Maybe.  Yes the supplement industry is completely unregulated so the only way to make sure you are not getting poisoned with mercury or arsenic is to have the supplements you take batch tested.  Its why I suggested using USP verified products years ago but the problem is that so few products are USP verified.  There is a big difference between how USP Verified and labdoor are funded.    With USP Verified, the manufacture of the supplements pays to have their product routinely...

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How to get back to sleep

For me its often easy to get to sleep but I wake up numerous times during the night.  Many people understand how important sleep is in bodybuilding for not only muscle gain but for sleep loss as well.  The problem is that they are busy and they stress out about getting enough sleep which makes getting enough quality sleep even MORE difficult!  Does this sound like you?  First, please read how to sleep better, it contains many basic pointers.   Thats not always enough though, here are some techniques that work well for me. What I use is a very...

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Scooby’s Mens Physique Contest Prep

Its Day Zero of my contest prep. Vacations are over, my bike trek across Burma is over, and I am ready to focus on my next two HUGE goals for 2015: Half Ironman Triathlon Men's Physique Contest I am about 4 months out from my men's physique contest date now, and about the same for the Half Ironman.  By the way, if you want to show up and cheer me on I will need all the support I can get.  I know this seems really odd to people but I am very shy and getting up there on stage is...

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Free one on one training and nutrition advice from Scooby

People always are inquiring how they can ask me questions.  Here is your opportunity to ask me anything you want in a safe, troll-free environment, private environment - completely FREE!  Get training advice, nutritional advice, fashion advice on hats, or just shoot the breeze with me in the chatroom.   After 18 months of constant improvement, I now have a great, free and private environment set up - give it a try! Unlike the crippled free memberships I had for last years success stories contest, this is a fully featured free membership trial. I will personally answer all the questions you...

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