Sunday, October 26, 2008

Awesome gains for just 6 months of working out!

There is nothing that I like more then to hear about success stories from people who are taking action and making great progress with their workouts. Just check out the awesome progress that JC Lewis made after following the "Blast Your Bench" program and other training tips that I share here on my blog and website.

You can read more about his progress at:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Live Bodybuilding Talk Show # 8 Replay Available

We just finished the 8th Total Fitness Bodybuilding Talk Show and you can watch the replay online at:

How To Build Strong Hands With Heavy Grips Hand Grippers

The Heavy Grips hand grippers are for athletes who want to take their grip strength to the next level. These heavy-duty hand grippers allow you to train your grip and actually gain strength using low repetitions.

Here in this video I'll show you the correct way to close the hand grippers to build maximum strength and muscle in your hands, wrists, and forearms.

You can get your own set of Heavy Grips at:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Drink

This is a quick and easy high protein breakfast smoothie drink that you can make in just a few minutes that will help get your day started off right.

All you need is:
1 cup of liquid egg whites
1 banana
1/3 cup of oatmeal
2 scoops of whey protein powder

Blend it up in the blender and drink up!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Live Bodybuilding Talk Show # 7

I just finished up the 7th talk show and you can watch the replay at:

The next show will be Thursday Oct. 23 @ 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

Bodybuilding pioneer dies at 85

A legend for helping to turn bodybuilding into a worldwide fitness phenomenon, Ben Weider died overnight in a Montreal hospital, it was announced Saturday.

He was 85.

Weider and his older brother Joe founded the International Federation of Body Building in 1940, and spent six decades promoting the sport once "reviled" as a "fringe activity," according to a statement by Weider Health and Fitness.

"Beginning in 1947, Ben travelled the world, promoting his sport, organizing exhibitions and competitive events," it said.

"At the height of Cold War tensions, he courted sports officials of militantly anti-Western regimes in the then-Soviet Union and Communist China," it added.

The brothers set up fitness centers, sold weight-lifting equipment and promoted nutritional supplements for body builders.

Ben Weider also pushed to have body-building included in the Olympics, but it achieved only provisional status in 1998.

For his efforts, Weider was awarded in 1975 the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor, and later became an officer of the order.

He also co-authored one of the best selling history books about Napolean, earning him the French Legion of Honor for his investigative work into the French leader's death.

Next week, a collection of his Napoleonic artifacts are to be unveiled in a permanent gallery at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Weider's funeral will be held Monday in Montreal.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sasha The Biker Dog…

Today I took my dog Sasha for a ride on the motorcycle. I've got a seat made for her that goes on the back of the bike. She's a seasoned biker dog with over 3 years of riding under her belt :-)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Leg Workout – How to work around a knee injury

Recently one of my personal coaching students injured
their knee and came to me looking for some tips and tricks
for getting a good leg workout without causing excess pain
and strain to their injured knee.

Working around aches and pains is a common problem that
we all face from time to time, and if you haven't had any
injuries or joint pain yet, you probably will later on
down the road.

So I've put together a quick training video demonstrating
some leg exercises that you can do that will work the
muscles hard but are very therapeutic on sore joints.

Live Total Fitness Bodybuilding Talk Show Tonight

On Monday and Thursday @ 8:00 pm Eastern Time join me live and get some killer tips and tricks for building muscle, burning bodyfat, and quickly building a lean athletically muscular body that you can be proud of.

Call in and get your exercise and nutrition related questions answered live on the air.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Learning how to shoot a crossbow...

This past weekend Patricia and myself were out visiting relatives for Thanks Giving
(note: here in Canada Thanks Giving is celebrated in October).
And yesterday our nephew taught us how to shoot a crossbow. It was pretty cool and I've posted a little video clip of it below...

New Video - Quick And Easy High Protein Breakfast

This is a quick and easy high protein breakfast favoirte of mine. Oatmeal, oat bran, cream of wheat, ground flax seeds, and whey protein.It only takes a few minutes to make and it will get your day started off right.

New Video - Circuit Training Bodyweight Exercises

In this video Im going to go over a total body workout routine that you can do using just bodyweight exercises. Here in the video both my self and my better half Patricia are doing the workout set for set. Go through each of the exercises in a circuit fashion, and then repeat the entire circuit again. A good goal to work up to is to perform 100 total reps of each exercise.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Live Bodybuilding Talk Show #4

Show # 4 is in the books…
You can watch the replay at:

We had a few technical glitches with my Internet connection. So I didn't get a recording of the very beginning or the very end of the show. But I did get the "meat and potatoes" portion of the show. I'm planning on getting a new faster modem before our next show, so hopefully we won't have any more connection problems.

On a good note we had a record number of viewers, each show there are more and more people joining in to watch so I’m very pleased with that.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you like about the show, what could be improved, what topics you'd like to see covered, etc. Your feedback is very important and it would help out a lot if you could take a minute now and leave me a quick comment.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Shaving Body Hair For Men...

If you follow the wonderful world of bodybuilding, fitness, and physical culture long enough there will come a day when you realize that all the fit muscular dudes that grace the magazines, the competition stage, and who strut their stuff down on the beach with sculpted 6 pack abs and ripped muscles glistening in the sunlight...

You'll notice that they all have one thing in common...They have NO body hair...How can this be? They don't actually shave... do they?

Nah, not these guys... there is no way these massive mountains of muscle, the same ones you'll see bench pressing compact cars as a warm up set, will ever stoop to the level of bending over the edge of the bathtub with a can of shaving cream and razor in hand scraping away the hairs on their legs like a little school girl...!?!?

But the harsh reality of bodybuilding is that they DO!!!
Click Here To

Monday, October 6, 2008

Live Bodybuilding Talk Show #3

We just had anther live Total Fitness Bodybuilding Talk Show. I think this show went great, it was smoother then the last one. I’m slowly but surely getting better with the whole live show thing :-)

We had several people call in and ask questions live over the air, which is great. I like talking to you one-on-one. It makes the show more personal then simply typing into the chat window.

You can watch the recorded replay of the show at:

Our next live show will be Thursday Oct. 9 at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.
I look forward to talking with you again then!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I met Markus Ruhl today...

Markus Ruhl was in here in Newfoundland today at one of the local supplement shops. He’s doing a whole cross Canada tour for Ultimate Nutrition so we dropped by to meet him, get a couple pics, and all that stuff. It was pretty cool. Markus is a great guy really friendly and easy going.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Quick And Easy High Protein Breakfast

This is a quick and easy high protein breakfast favorite of mine. Oatmeal, oat bran, cream of wheat, ground flax seeds, and whey protein.

It only takes a few minutes to make and it will get your day started off right.

Live Bodybuilding Talk Show #2

We had our second live show on Thursday Oct. 2, 2008 and even though we got off to a slow start due to my dam computer locking up and not showing the video, we had an awesome show. Several people called in to the conference line and we had some great questions live over the air.

You can watch the recorded reply below. I'll keep the reply online until the next show.

The next scheduled show will be Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. I'm looking forward to chatting with you live on the Total Fitness Bodybuilding Talk Show...!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Live Video Bodybuilding Talk Show #2

We had our first "test show" this past Monday, it was open just for members on the Total Fitness Bodybuilding Forum and I must say it went really well. We got some good live Q and A going.

What I'm planning on doing in the future is having a live talk show once or twice per week so we can cover various aspects of training, nutrition, supplements, etc. and share some practical tips and tricks that you can apply right away to help you build a leaner, stronger, and more muscular body.

Tonight's show (Oct. 2) will focus primarily on beginners weight training, some of the most common mistakes that beginners make, dispelling training myths, etc.

As we progress through the shows we'll dive deeper into more specific and advanced training and nutrition techniques for building muscle, burning bodyfat, increasing strength, etc. But for now we'll start with the basics.

This show is scheduled for 1 hour and starts at:

8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

7:00 pm Central Standard Time

6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time

5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

And for outside North America:

10:00 am in Australia

1:00 am in UK

For other time zone conversions you can check out:

The link to attend the live bodybuilding video talk show is

I'm looking forward to chatting with you later tonight!

all the best,