Essentrics is a New Exercise to Age Backwards

Time and time again, there comes along a routine that is so good, I have to talk about it. I promise that I will only do this, in instances where I feel that the hype behind the routine is actually legitimate. Essentrics is an exercise program that can be done by most ages, although it is most often aimed at helping senior citizens. I am nowhere near as old, as to qualify for being a senior citizen. Not everyone likes getting fit, through the use of weightlifting. You can place strain on your body and not all see gains, instead looking into what can go wrong. You won’t be busting out the tanktops and start pumping an insane amount of weight. Also, you don’t need to think about trying to pedal your way into a sweat, this program is different. What Essentrics wants to do is provide the person visiting the class a rare opportunity, to reverse how old they feel.

I’m a big believer that age is only in how you feel. I have known men that were well into their 60’s, who could out pace me any day of the week. On the other hand, I’ve seen far too many twenty-somethings who are so out of shape and in poor health that it looks like they could drop any day. What Essentrics will do is help to turn back the process of aging, no this isn’t some kind of makeup, rather exercises that will give you the mobility that you used to have. If you have had any nagging pains, these programs are great because more mobility means that you will feel younger. My stepparent had been in a really bad motorcycle accident years ago, that he somehow was able to walk away from. After being setup in a hospital room for months, once he was out, he really could have used a program like Essentrics.

The go as you choose pace, combined with a routine that is made for function, not looks, you don’t have anything to lose to try this a class, or more if you end up enjoying it. If there are no signups available in your area, you can find a vast collection of workout DVD’s to add to your library. I have ordered a few to try out, once the weather cools down, and they look awesome. The instructors offer a nice blend of humor, with the seriousness that is needed to get you standing up and walking in place. Don’t take it from me, there are a ton of people that have been talking about how these classes have really helped to rebuild them, from the ground up.


Not just some boot camp like experience with someone commanding you to move, you are really offered a total package, knowing that you are going to be strengthening those important mental muscles, not just the physical ones. Another reason that I get the heaps of praise from the senior citizen community, they require work to be done to sharpen their thinking skills. As the older citizens move out of the workforce, lose much of the daily mental sharpness that would be needed of them, for past work positions. If you want to try something new this weekend, see if there are any Essentrics lessons being given where you are located. You won’t transform the way you look but you could live with much more mobility.

Tokkyo Nutrition’s New Stack is Officially Here!

I’m excited, that is an understatement, I am ready to begin jumping up and down. I’m containing my thrills as much as possible, in order to give a good background over a stack made by Tokkyo Nutrition, a manufacturer that is vastly underrated. The stack that I just got in the mail has five separate ingredients within, to be taken in a 24-hour timeframe. A nice touch, to what was already a stellar package, was the liver support supplement being included within this stack. I’ve gone on past rants about how companies need to start disclosing what is needed for safely lowering prohormone numbers. Anidrol-X had surpassed any expectations that I had, when I was doing some preacher curls, my forearms were about to burst at the seams, I mean that in a better way than it sounds. If you are consistently lifting increased weights, a spike is estrogen can occur. At first, in the barely noticeable stages, you will not have a clue that excess estrogen is in your system. When it becomes easier to tell, will already be too late for any immediate removal of extra mass to just disappear.

Like a multivitamin helps with preventing sickness, any supplement that inhibits estrogen is one you will want when you don’t have it in the pantry. Bloating can ruin the run of one who is serious about wanting to get make drastic changes to his definition. I wasn’t always able to have a semi-nice chiseled stomach, I used to have a belly that would hang out over beltline. I can see why heavyset persons can forget how they appear on the outside. I’m sorry to sound insensitive but I have lived it, watching my belly slowly start to shrink down is a badge of honor to me and one that I proudly wear. Reducing that bloated feeling makes going through a month of this stack a breeze, it really flew by. I had seen different numbers floating around, when it came down to what to expect by taking this stack.

I don’t know exactly where I lie, within the crowd that Tokkyo Nutrition has built but I loved every minute of these supplements. Not feeling like I was walking around with a big protruding stomach was a nice perk to training days, when this stack was most often used to the fullest. Speaking of that, when I would go and train, I didn’t have any feelings of nauseas or dizziness, which can start when combining fast moves with a supplement. Knowing that I was also ridding my insides of the free radicals that can accumulate left me with a sense that I was being protected.

All five of the supplements that lie within this stack are full-sized, no skimping on quantity, you won’t find a sample-size stinking up the bunch. If you head to the site of Tokkyo Nutrition, they have a neat little mini-game where you spin a wheel, applying a discount to your order. I haven’t run out of this stack so I haven’t needed to make a re-order, I do hope that the wheel is there when I return to the website, it’s a really cool way to drive further business growth. By their side, there are other stacks that Tokkyo does have to offer, not content with being a one-trick pony. I didn’t want to be too confused, so I have only decided on the current stack.

Getting Old School: What is a Medicine Ball?

If you are an avid fan of this website, you know that I am always looking for safer ways, than prohormones, to pack on muscle. I want to shed light on what has, almost, become an extinct piece of workout equipment but it wasn’t always that way. In the early days of weightlifting, where you see those goofy looking pictures of the strongmen, medicine balls were one of the most underrated ways to gain strength out there. As technology took over, we began to see massive sized machines and new types of easier methods to exercise that would soon sweep away the legacy of the medicine ball. If you have heard a thing or two about the medicine ball, chances are that you don’t know how to start putting it to good use. The main purpose of using a medicine ball while you train, is used to enhance your pushing motions.

By throwing around a ball that has a decent weight to it, you are pulling more force from your body to effectively throw the ball. There are many different sizes of medicine balls, varying in weight ranges. If you have the opportunity, test out which ball you will select by tossing it around for a bit. Have an ideal range in mind because tossing too many medicine balls around could likely wear you out.

What I like most about using a medicine ball is how many different exercises you can use it for. From push ups to sit ups, and just about every other exercise in between, you will never be at a loss for when to use your medicine ball. To do your best to keep safety at the forefront of your training, practice throwing this ball around before you ever get too serious. It is advised that you have someone around you, in order to have another person to throw the ball to. Someone that I used to know thought that he didn’t need a workout partner to medicine ball train with, so he used a wall. What my friend neglected to think about was how big of a guy he was, someone who needed to use a twenty pound ball. Without having a nice set of sturdy steel walls, the medicine ball that this guy had thought would bounce crashed right through his wall.

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I know that he spent hundreds to get his wall fixed back, after thinking that it would be a good idea to toss twenty extra pounds at it. The explosive pushing momentum that is gained from effective use of a medicine ball will be a form of strength that translates to many other lifting movements. Namely, the numbers you put up during a bench press would benefit heavily from medicine ball training. Pushing motions are ones that will primarily be done on days where you are working out your chest and leg groups. Don’t be that guy who tries to get his buddies to toss a medicine ball at his stomach, to show how strong his abs are. What will most likely happen is that you will feel like you got punched in the stomach and you will hit the ground hard and that is if you are lucky. Follow a good form of medicine ball training to get you started and see how you like it. It isn’t the most updated form of exercise, however, it is one that has been around for ages with plenty of strength training geniuses singing the praises of the medicine ball.

Feel the Pulse from A Stellar Pre Workout

When enough of us begin to rule out older ingredients, we come up with new and often innovative ideas. The debate about what can change nitric oxide in the body has gone on for quite a while. Arginine had long been the lead dog in the pack, so to speak, when any questions were asked about how to raise nitric oxide in the muscles. I started noticing, about five years ago, that many were starting to sour on how much building could be completed without using the arginine. Apparently, the fine company called Legion had been watching because this is a supplement that, only doesn’t contain arginine, it proudly will slap you right on the face with that information. With all that we hear about food colorings and dyes being placed into what we consume, seeing Pulse has no artificial coloring is a big step in the right direction. What had begun to turn me away from the leader pre workouts that were available was the dreaded crash. Do you know the feeling that you get whenever you consume a large amount of sweets, like cake at a birthday party?

Maybe you are aware of that post-Thanksgiving nap that you take, where you can barely keep your eyes open? Either of the feelings that I just talked about were comparable to a pre workout crash. Let me preface this next statement by saying that I am not someone that goes to sleep easily. I have no known sleep conditions, as a matter of fact, I will often need to take melatonin just to get to sleep on time. On most nights, I average about 7 hours of sleep, if I’m lucky. With all of that being said, I have never slept better than I have when I was the unfortunate victim of a pre workout causing me to zonk out way earlier than I had expected to.

One infamous bout of crashing happened when I was about to eat dinner! I remembered being so excited for dinner to be finished and that night I was eating in bed, due to some late night work that was keeping me up late. The next thing I knew, I had woken up in the middle of the night, right next to food that had now stunk up the entire room. I am so glad that I didn’t attract any ants with the fresh plate of food that was nearly left out in the open for the majority of the night. In four awesome flavors, which are: watermelon, fruit punch, green apple, and grape (my favorite).

I liked not having to see a bunch of silly sounding names of flavors, just tell me what they are, I thank the Legion company for doing just that. All in all, while it could be pricey, you are saving a lot of mental woe by not chugging a bunch of filler ingredients. Also, you won’t have to worry about the dreaded crash, as Pulse didn’t interfere with my sleep cycle while using it. I found this one sold on Amazon but haven’t really searched high and low yet but I plan on doing that soon. They have a really high amount of reviews, so it must be fairly popular. It looks like the voice of reason, concerning more ingredient transparency is really taking off!

How Dermastrength Unleashed Offers a Welcome Change of Pace

From a company called Olympus Labs, out of the United Kingdom, comes a lotion for bodybuilders but you didn’t hear me call it that. For anyone who is tired of being force fed half-truths from the makers of prohormones, Dermastrength could be right up your alley. Whenever you hear about a supplement that will be unlike anything else out there, it is easily to be jaded. With Dermastrength, we have the addition of 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin, which is great for changing the window that you receive natural protein through. Studied in many documents, these kind of plant prohormones are a more natural way to achieve a better look. I have to say that I am loving all of the findings that are coming out about plant steroids.

As more supplements want to be safer and are finding their ingredients through naturally grown plants, we all can rest a little easier. Laxogenin have seemed to become the newest form of prohormones, albeit a much safer and natural source than what we have known from the past. Finding out how often and where to put on Dermastrength is tougher to learn about than I would have thought. Even though there is less room for error with a topical solution, as opposed to any sort of tablets, you still want to remember how much you apply, throughout the day. I have seen instances where one does not think that a lotion is going to be as effective as the method they have utilized before so they go overboard.

Any Hormone-Like Supplement Can Be Overused

You can still end up sick if you put on too much Dermastrength, the same excesses that can harm you when used with any supplement out there. This product is also known for helping to further stabilize thyroid levels, assisting in providing you with more balanced hormones. A family member of mine has an overactive thyroid and can’t put on weight, if that person was to be a weightlifter, this could cause a ton of headaches. If you, or someone you know, has had a history of either an underactive or overactive thyroid, you have seen how much havoc this can wreak over someone else’s life.


You can do all of the heavy lifting and big eating that you can but if you have a thyroid that is causing your metabolism to change, it won’t make too much of a difference. If your thyroid is underactive, it will make random bouts of weight gain become a nagging annoyance, also not great conditions for trying to pack on a bit of muscle. Either way, having a thyroid that is stabilized can make astronomical changes to your personal development. Dermastrength is a supplement that can be applied to the skin, which may be seen as a safer route to take. No matter what your preferred method of application is, you should see some increases in the strength that you have, varying degrees of loss in excess fat, and a more stabilized thyroid, all elements of upping your weightlifting game. Don’t be weirded out by the different method of application, it seems odd but you will get used to the feeling. It is great to see plants being used to help bring more natural benefits, than what we already know about them. There is also another product in the topical application line by Olympus Labs, that is made for strength, primarily.

What Can’t Be Combined with Creatine?

When a select few get really into supplementation, some will turn into mad scientists, all who are obsessed with taking every measure to gain more muscle. I think that this kind of obsession does nothing but hurt you, mentally and physically. If you put in more thought into what supplements you are using, than that mental intensity you’re going to want later, you’re kind of missing the whole point. I wanted to mention the topic of what is safe to combine with a prohormone and what you shouldn’t even touch. Creatine has been a long staple product, when it comes to working out. Also, one of the longest lasting supplements out there, creatine has held a strong place in the workout world that is not going to be disappearing anytime soon, unlike prohormones!

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Now that we learned what some of those old prohormones really contained, stick with using creatine. When these two supplements could be combined, there were no adverse effects and if there were, it was going to be from using a shady prohormone. Why there was no adverse combination risks with using creatine was because of how common it is for us to get this ingredient, in foods that we have eaten all our lives. As a matter of fact, many would recommend using creatine with almost any other supplement out there because of how versatile it was in adding muscle tissue.

As long as you were following how much of each product you were taking, no combination could result in some freak accident, like some would think. The risk factor would increase dramatically when combining two prohormones. As certain manufacturers were hiding how their compounds were being made, adding another mystery mixture into the fray only made matters worse. If you are concerned about proper kidney function, which we all need to be, you won’t want to go overboard on how much creatine you are using. Not that you can now but if you were to be adding a prohormone with creatine, concerns could arise about potential harm to the kidneys.


There have been claims made that creatine can exacerbate dehydration and can mess with your electrolyte levels. I have used both prohormones and creatine, not at the same time, and have never ran into any dehydration issues. I might not be the best candidate though, as I always keep a bottle of water nearby! More than a few years ago, most supplement reviewers would have said a simple no to the question we are discussing today but attitudes have changed drastically. Currently, I would advise you to only use creatine and give prohormones a much deserved trip to the trashcan.

If you really want to play it safe, you don’t even have to buy a supplement to get a decent amount of creatine, you have probably eaten a food with this very substance in it today. There isn’t much official documentation on the benefits of creatine, only what you are going to hear from a few companies. I have always found that my muscles appear more dense when I am running creatine in my regimen but that could all be in my head. As for now, I have long since given up on using a prohormone and likely will never touch one again. Even though the jury could be out on creatine, I still keep a jar or two of it around, when I feel like really giving it my all.

Is the Stephen Amell Workout Good for Mass?

As we often think about the golden age of prohormones, when the supplements were actually allowed to be used, it is with fondness. When you watch the latest big-screen films of the larger than life action heroes, it isn’t hard to for someone to want to look like the heroes that they see. If you have followed an actor’s work of film closely, it can take your breath away, once you see how much mass they have gained for a new role. Magazines are filling up their respective aisles with every muscled up move star on the cover. Sometimes, you can even get your hands on a workout plan, where you can follow the same routines that they do.

Be warned, as some of these plans will throw you right into the deep end of training. If you are any kind of beginner, look for a program that is more closely tailored to your experience, rather than trying to exercise as hard as Gerard Butler for the film 300! If you want to get anywhere remotely close to how celebrities train, they can be more devoted to training than we are, as some will have more time and a higher budget for attaining their goals. For the rest of us, I would make use of supplements, that are safer than prohormones. One of the most recent stars that has gained admiration for his training, would be Stephen Amell.

The star of the Arrow television program has worked very hard to get the physique that he has, and it shows! Another popular choice for inspiring guys to start training harder would be Chris Evans, the star of the Captain American series of films. I remember being baffled, as to whether the transformation of a skinny guy into an action hero was the work of special effects, or some seriously intense weightlifting. It would be impossible to know exactly what these professional actors do and take, in order to achieve those massively toned bodies but there is hope for everyone, if you can match their dedication and motivation levels. I know that if I could visualize myself working out to play a superhero, that I would be giving my everything to start packing on powerful muscles.

Baiba Powder: Good for Prohormone-Like Gains?

Even though we don’t have regular prohormones now, like we used to four years ago, that doesn’t mean you still can take something to get stronger. One of the supplements that you can use is known as baiba powder. The name doesn’t have that same ominous meaning of power, like you would so often hear with prohormones. However, this powder is really taking off by storm with many weightlifters, both old and new, finding out about how potent this stuff really is. Made from an amino acid, it doesn’t have the harsher ingredients that led to prohormones causing more harm than good but it will bring you more power quickly. Used primarily for cutting weight, baiba powder is aimed for those who are wanting to get rid of fat. Like a popular cutting prohormone, you shouldn’t be looking to use baiba powder, if you are only wanting to bulk up, it just won’t happen that way. I know that the shredding supplements are great but with so many of them available, does it make baiba powder look like the revolution it was claimed to have been? Honestly, I am torn, I have used baiba powder and it worked well for what it was. I have tried many different fat burners and I wouldn’t say that this powder went above and beyond what I had already tried.

I do enjoy the fact that this powder doesn’t seem to have all of the negative connotations that prohormones have around them. There is something about using a kind of supplement with such a bad stigma to it that it really brings me down. I hate knowing that others think I am trying to use a shady supplement when I am only looking to get better results out of the time that I spend in the gym. Being that baiba powder is made up of amino acids, I don’t have to worry that someone is going to try and get on my nerves about what I use to workout with. I always hated having my girlfriend give me a look of disapproval when I was using prohormones, before they were banned. She always seemed to judge me and I felt like I was displeasing her every time I got out my gym bag to reach for a supplement. With using the baiba, I don’t get any shameful looks or off-color remarks, just a little extra treat to help keep fat from depositing itself where it shouldn’t.

I have heard it said that this baiba powder is great for preventing new fat cells from forming, I suppose you would have to use this powder for a long time before any evidence could be proven for that specific claim. We have mentioned just how well baiba can work for getting rid of fat but it also helps to regulate many of the internal functions that you are doing, as well. The enemy of someone who takes supplements would be two main factors: cholesterol and blood pressure. As I age, I am always reminded that I need to be monitoring how high my blood pressure is, as my family is said to suffer from higher numbers in this category, especially as the men in my family get older. I still use the baiba powder solely for how well it helps to keep my vital numbers in check, reducing both blood pressure and cholesterol.

Differences Between Wet and Dry Gains

Dry gains are where most of the mass that you will gain will be purely muscle. These kind of gains are most often favored, as they provide longer-lasting muscle. Wet gains are ones, in which, the mass that you achieve is nothing but water weight. That isn’t to say that wet gains are necessarily bad, they just won’t be sticking around very long after you eliminate the water from your system. What you will see with gains that have more to do with water, than actual lean muscle, is that the weight gained will hit really quickly. While it is great if you are needing to make a special one-time appearance and really want to mesmerize everyone, the gains will be short-term, meaning that after you end taking the prohormone in question, most of the mass that you grew will disappear. Beware the next time you see a less than stellar review on your favorite prohormone, it is very possible the person leaving that post had no idea what to really expect after using that supplement.

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After hearing that, you are probably head over heels about getting some dry gains, hold on to that enthusiasm, as there is more that you need to know. When you are running a prohormone where dry gains are the norm, don’t expect to look as massive as you would with achieving those wet gains, just avoid anything spiked. Another reason that some shy away from using a supplement with gaining that dry muscle is that it can be painful to run. I have achieved both kinds of these gains and I will always choose wet gains over dry gains, any day of the week. I am already in enough pain from the type of lifting that I do, I don’t want any additional pain to bother me during those off days! Yes, the wet gains won’t last as long but if you are running a prohormone that is, at least, somewhat legit, you will be gaining strength, which will translate into new muscle, anyways!

Whether or not, you prefer one of these gaining types over the other, the most crucial aspect is keeping the muscle that you gain from using a prohormone. Many users of prohormones, in the past, have thought that the water weight they were gaining was going to last and get stunned when they watch their weight actually decrease. If this has happened to you, chances are that you were using a prohormone made for wet gains. If you never really had any kind of bloating occur but were only left with minimal gains, in terms of muscle growth, you were using a dry gaining prohormone.

The best way to put on real mass would be to forget the prohormones and stick with a balanced meal system in place, along with some killer workouts made to add size, not strength. As a matter of fact, I think I just thought of a good comparison to make to really help you understanding wet gains versus dry gains that I will tell you about. Lifting for size involves lighter weight for higher reps, this is what you could expect with wet gains. While strength training is all about heavier weights for less reps, leaving less in the way of gains, like dry gainers will provide you. Your specific dream physique will be the deciding factor in what type of gains you would like to achieve, as we all have differing ideas of what we want to look like.

Why I Will Never Use Durabolin Again

Hello, everyone, I wanted to talk about a time that I was using Deca Durabolin, a long time ago. I don’t really like to tell this story to too many people but I felt that a wide audience should know about, to avoid the mistake that I have made. It was the late 90’s and I was a younger man, ready to take some dumb risks to look good. Having the typical mindset of a young man, I didn’t take a lot of time to think about the causes of my actions.

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I remember that after a really intense chest day, I went back home and had the normal aches and pains that come with a good workout. The fun of those tiny aches wore off quickly, as I woke up in severe pain, a couple of mornings after. It honestly felt like someone took a sledgehammer to my chest, my breathing was getting shorter and I was starting to panic. It turns out that this was the fun ride of Deca Durabolin and I was about to enter the side effect part of this ride that I wanted to get off of.

It didn’t end there, I felt like I had the bladder of a smaller person, I was constantly having to go. I was in my twenties and I felt like the senior citizens in those commercials! I couldn’t believe everything that was starting to spiral out of control around me. I decided that I wasn’t having great success with Deca Durabolin and vowed to never use it again, just thinking back on that time makes me shake my head.

This was actually my main motivation to begin using prohormones, as there was a time where many were coming into using these supplements from bad steroid experiences. I hope that this helps to shine some light on my motivation to run this website and why I always look for the safest option when choosing supplements. There is just so many ways that you can really harm your insides with some of the stuff out there, I don’t get why so many continue to not learn.

I’m not trying to go out of my way to put down this steroid, I could have been taking it too much or too little. Perhaps I didn’t have the best people around me at the time to show me and really teach me what to do. Regardless, I will never try it again so it isn’t really worth worrying about. I can only control my own actions but I hope that if you are on the fence about using something so dangerous, that I might have caused you to make a safer decision.