201007.23
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Flexing the Courage Muscle

In an effort to once again push my own panic button, I’ll be hurling myself out of a perfectly good airplane in a few weeks to raise money for cancer research.  And I won’t be alone.  My Leap for Life charity skydive is a global event this year, and a West Coast celebrity DJ has…

201007.12
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Brandon Girardi: A True Alpha Success!

Team True Alpha member Taylor Simon of Taylored Training shared the following testimonial from Brandon Girardi, 25, one of his training clients who just completed the Alpha Male Challenge!  Thanks, Taylor, and big kudos to Brandon! More proof that the AMC program not only torches body fat, but builds muscle — even in hard gainers!…

201006.16
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New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

This week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a draft report entitled the Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.  In the face of widespread dietary misinformation and an epidemic of obesity, the draft report examines both what Americans are eating…

201006.15
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Get ME to the Greek!

Whether or not you’ve seen the new “Get Him to the Greek” flick, you ought to try going to the Greek yourself – fat-free Greek yogurt, that is!  As you know from Alpha Male Challenge, fat-free (aka “non-fat”) dairy products are on the True Alpha menu.  As we said in the book: Primitive man didn’t…

201006.09
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Sports Nutrition Conference Not to be Missed!

You can meet many Team True Alpha experts this month at the 7th Annual Conference and Expo of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), entitled “Sports Supplements: the most effective strategies.”  I’ll be there with ISSN founders and Team True Alpha members Joey Antonio and Doug Kalman, along with Abbie Smith and numerous contributors…

201006.04
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Are Protein Drinks "Dangerous"?

The July 2010 issue of Consumer Reports (CR) magazine investigates protein drinks with not very flattering findings: … [O]ur investigation, including tests at an outside laboratory of 15 protein drinks, a review of government documents, and interviews with health and fitness experts and consumers, found most people already get enough protein, and there are far…

201006.01
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One-Arm Rows for a Thicker Back

Your lats put the V in V-taper.  But if you want an impressive upper back, you’ll want it to be not only wide, but also thick, so that you look just as good from the side.  For training purposes, pulling downward, like in wide-grip pulldowns or chins, targets width, and pulling backward, like in rowing movements, improves back thickness…