Every culture has its myths and bodybuilding is no exception. Like most myths, most are nine parts fantasy and one part truth, though of course, some myths have no truth to them at all. I have spent much of my career attempting to expose myths surrounding bodybuilding and topics that relate to it, such as drugs, nutrition and supplementation etc.
Some claim “you don’t need any supplements” to make progress in the gym, or when trying to lose fat, or improve performance. Some claim they “need” a long list of supplements to succeed. What’s the truth? I cover the facts in this vid!
The Importance of Critical Thinking & Understanding the basics of the scientific method
These two vids are very well done and useful for science minded and non alike to understand how important critical thinking is. “Skewed Views of Science” will be the best 10 minutes any non-scientist can spend. For example, most people don’t actually know what the term “theory” means in science. You will hear someone say “Well X is ‘only’ a theory” and dismiss it. All that tells us is the person is totally ignorant of the most basic science terms and how the scientific method works in a general sense.
These vids are for non-scientists who want (need!) to know how science works on a general level, and will help to combat the current anti science/anti logic/anti critical thinking that is so common today.
As with fashion, what gets sold for supplements are often many decades old, and have been re marketed to people as new and “cutting edge.” . Case in point, Deer Antler products. Been around longer than I have yet made a big return to the market recently. It didn’t perform as advertised then, and it doesn’t now. Yet, millions of bottles sold sadly.
Are your kids “picky” eaters? In this vid, I cover how I and millions of others were cured of this affliction! Yes, you can cure your kids too….
How many times have you seen that type on nonsense claim before? Claims like that are pure fiction, so why do people fall for it??!
Just say no to hype!
Of Laser Sharks And Other Topics!
Shawn Phillips and I had a candid conversation about a bunch of topics people should enjoy. Shawn has been in the industry as long as I have, and we talk about various current topics, as well as tell some funny stories about what was the “Golden Age” of the supplement industry, when Muscle Media (which was published by Shawn’s Brother Bill Phillips) was the best magazine out there. Some of the topics we cover in this Podcast:
- The Truth About Whey Protein Isolate and the Unfounded Rumors
- Why Whey Protein is the Choice of Champions
- The Final Word on Creatine that works (and water retention #myth)
- How Supplement Companies Make Fools of You
- Laser Sharks (don’t ask, just listen)
- A Funny story about a famous fitness icon!! Good one Will!
- Pre-workout supplements: What you really need, why
- Full Force the choice of Elite Operators (where is it now?)
- Where to buy supplements, why
And more! To listen to this Podcast, click below:
Successful Internet Forums For Owners And Users
By Will Brink
As a student of human nature, as well as a long-time forum member and owner, I am in a good position to offer some general thoughts (call it a rant if you like!) and guidelines regarding ‘net based forums. I guess I am as qualified as any to comment from the user’s side of the equation. Currently, I read or post to a least a dozen forums per day, some revolving around my line of work and others related to my hobbies and interests: fitness, health, bodybuilding, longevity, weight loss, audio-video, military, law enforcement, firearms—to name a few.
I can also comment from the owner’s side, as my two forums—Fat Loss Revealed and Bodybuilding Revealed—have over 10,000 active members. Not the largest forums on the ‘net for sure, but not small time either.
BrinkZone fans wearing a small sample of what’s offered for apparel
New pics added regularly!
Sumi Singh – regular contributor to BrinkZone – in her small BZ logo shirt. Look at those abs!
Michelle Falsetta training in her “No Pink Dumbell Zone!” Shirt
Annette M Rockin’ her “No Bro-Science” shirt,
So You Want To Publish A Book??!
You know E-pub such as Kindle, Nook, Itunes, etc is hot right now, but don’t know where to start? Or, want a package of print and e-pub in the most cost effective approach? Need cover art?
Writing the book is often the easy part! Thus, a new service I am offering – via Brink Consulting Group – which is Publishing Services! I have been in the industry of print and E-pub a long time, so save yourself years of wasted time and $$$ and have a book done faster than you thought possible via my new service.
You can go at it alone, but I promise you, unless you know the details and requirements of EACH platform (that require ISBN #, specific formatting, etc, etc), you’ll spend FAR more time and energy then you would ever think possible…
See what’s offered for Publishing Services HERE if interested.