Marijuana, careers, money, and bodybuilding

My video on the perils of bodybuilders using marijuana as well as my webpage on pot and bodybuilding have been a lighting rod for criticism from pot lovers. Don't blame me, I am the messenger, not the culprit. If you are someone who is serious about gaining muscle and getting ripped then marijuana has no place in your life. Turns out there is another reason to avoid pot and one that is not a big surprise - pot users make less money, have less skilled work, and a lower social class than their peers. Pot smokers are not known for...

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Optimal Range Of Motion (ROM)

This is probably a daily occurrence in fitness forums around the world, people argue about proper range of motion. A very common view is that if you are not going ‘all the way’ that you are not getting all the benefit from the exercise. Great examples of this are bench press and squats. Many people will tell you that when you bench press you have to go all the way down till the bar touches your chest and that when you squat, you have to go all the way down till your butt touches your ankles (ATG squat). I have...

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San Francisco Meet & Greet Cancelled

BACK PAIN Great time to talk about back pain as its one of the most common modern ailements. I personally have had back issues since my 20's, some people just have a genetic pre-disposition to it. Despite the fact that modern medicine has made huge strides in the last 100 years, the progress in understanding and curing back pain is frustratingly stone age. Surgical outcomes are statistically very poor which is why many resort to eastern methods like acupuncture or chiropractors. What I have found does an awesome job keeping my lower back healthy is CORE work, when I started...

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Meet Scooby In San Francisco!

Meet Scooby In San Francisco Saturday March 19, 11am at the Warming Hut Cafe at Crissy Field! The meet and greet immediately follows The Super Run 5k race where we all do the race in superhero costumes. I am doing this 5k superhero race as part of the sweat4health virtual 5k race where we all race against ourselves!! The race starts at 9am and the meet and greet is at Warming Hut Cafe at Crissy Field 11am following the completion of The Super Run! If you dont want to run but want to cheer me on, below is the race...

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sweat4health virtual 5k

Sweat4health.com virtual 5k race this Saturday, March 19th 2016, where we all race against ourselves! This weekend at sweat4health we are doing a virtual 5k competition and the way it works is that everyone is going to race on Saturday to set a benchmark. Later this summer we will race again and everyone will try to beat their benchmark time by as much as possible. THIS is good competition! Your best competition is yesterdays you. You dont need to join sweat4health to do this with us, just get out your favorite smartphone GPS running app and go for a run...

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Good competition, bad competition

There is a right way and a wrong way to use competition. The wrong way is the way most people do it. They go into the gym with their workout buddy and try to outlift their buddy or outlift the hotshot on the bench next to them. This kind of idiotic testosterone driven competition leads to injury, not gainz. A lot of time people say they need to be 'pushed' to workout hard, if this describes you then I strongly suggest you look at your goals because if your goals are set properly you will be self-motivated. You wont need...

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Uncle Scooby’s New YouTube Channel

I have started a new YouTube channel called "Uncle Scooby" where I give my fitness, health, and life advice. I have over 30 years of lifting experience and over 50 years of life experience. I have seen a lot of mistakes, made a lot of mistakes, and learned from them all. Honest, direct advice and tough love is what this channel is about. The whole idea behind this channel came from a fan in Vienna Austria who said that he always thought of me as his favorite Uncle. Parents love their kids and try their best to guide their kids...

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who wants one on one coaching from me?

Of course there is always a catch! The catch is that we will chat via a live YouTube broadcast on my channel. You will call me via VideoSkype and I will handle the live broadcasting to YouTube. The purpose of this new weekly live broadcasts is to show people that their situation is not nearly as unique as they think it is and to illustrate the thought process and methodology that newcomers to fitness need. While on the air we will come up with a workout plan and meal plan that meets your limitations and the equipment you have available....

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Modesty and Speedos

Are you "too modest" to wear a speedo? My guess is that the real issue is that you are too embarrassed! America needs to take a chill-pill and relax a bit when it comes to the human body. Read full article on Speedos and Puritans!

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