Cardio and Fat Loss

Just the other day, I got off the phone with a friend I’ve know for years.  He told me how many times per week he’s doing cardio (spin, zumba, etc) and does some weight training but not much.  He’s frustrated that his fat loss seems to have come to a complete halt. In fact, in…

How to Tell if You are Fat

Do you ever ask yourself the question, “Am I fat?” Then you dig around for that missing body fat caliper you bought for $10 off bodybuilding.com or search the web for the best body fat calculator?  Maybe you pay $70 every few months to get dunked underwater in some hydrostatic body weight van?  If this…

Top 6 Muscle Building Tips

Muscle Building Tips the Top 6 by guest author and Metabolic Masterpiece author, Scott Tousignant. Are you struggling to gain muscle? Feel like you are busting your butt with nothing to show for it? I sympathize with your frustrations. As a former hardgainer who thought he had tried everything, I can relate to disappointment that…

Restrained Eating vs Calorie Restriction

It’s time for some NoBull Q&A…. questions come from Mike.  If you have question and you can’t find the answer, check out the FAQ. Question: My girlfriend is doing Weight Watchers and she says my diet is to restrictive.  She likes Weight Watchers because it is based on points,  She feels this allows her more freedom of choice….

How to Quickly Assess Your Hydration Status

Do you ever wonder why some people can lift more weights or seem to last longer during their workouts?  It could be several factors but one less obvious is they might be properly hydrated before the workout and you might not. I’m going to ask a favor of you here and I must warn you,…

Aspirin: A Good Pre-Workout Supplement?

Aspirin Bodybuilding … maybe two words that should not be mixed too often. Question: Dear Marc, Do blood thinners such as aspirin and the like affect / effect the muscle building process?  I am a 56 year old male that REALLY needs to get into better shape. Thanks for the great site. Dave Answer: Dave,…

10 Bodybuilders You Should Be Following on Twitter

Maybe you use Twitter and maybe you don’t.  But because the second most frequently asked question by Twitter newcomers is, “who should I follow?” I’ve decided to put together a list of the bodybuilders and fitness experts I follow on Twitter…and why you should probably follow them, too! A Very Short List of Influential Bodybuilding and Fitness…

8 NoBull Holiday Survival Guides

If you survived the first holiday, Thanksgiving, congratulations!  But with December in full swing and New Year’s on the horizon, the temptations have begun.  On average, a person gains 1 lb between Thanksgiving and New Year’s (much less than the original reports of 7-10 lbs during this time).  That’s great news! The bad news?  That…

Is 5 Sets of 5 All wrong for Gaining Muscle?

Ever wonder how many reps you should do to build muscle?  You’ve probably heard that 5×5 is superior.  Or the 8-12 rep range is optimal.  The Max-OT system by AST is geared for the 4-6 range for optimal muscle and strength gains. It’s confusing and frankly, I have had luck and success with every range. …

Ask the readers: Best Weight Gain Tip?

Today I will ask you, the readers, to create the content for this site.  Many of you are experts yourself having been through this before.  I’ve never tried this concept on this blog and if it works, it will be something I’ll do often.  If not, can’t blame me for not giving it a shot….