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.
Not everything that gets posted to the BrinkZone is about fitness or bodybuilding or nutrition. Some times it’s food for the mind & soul
My father was a well-known violinist in his day, and he sent me some CDs of Mozart and Bach Sonata’s to upload as I told him it was a way to reach many who had never heard his music. He’s 88 now, and does not do concerts any more, but still teaches privately on occasion. He still practices the violin every day and has for over 80 years now.
He has no ‘net access, but he’s excited a new group of people world wide might get exposed to good classical, and his playing. I put up a YT page for him:
Here’s a Mozart Sonata in E Minor, K. 304 Movement I. Movement II is linked at the end of this vid and can be found in his YT page above. Enjoy!
BTW, Also added a music play list on my own YT page with that Sonata:
I am planning to put up more music for those who love good classical, and my fathers specialty and personal favorite, is Mozart. Although he’s recorded 30+ albums, I believe these recordings have not been heard outside their original venue ’till now.
Of course not. However, by some of their biographies, you may think they are. They will often list a string of accomplishments that sound almost identical to each other, and too good to be true… That adds confusion for people as they attempt to decide who has the credibility, experience, and accomplishments worth listening to for getting their health/fitness/bodybuilding advice. Some of you already know me from the magazines and other places, and some may be new to the BrinkZone, and perhaps looked briefly at my bio
However, as human beings are highly visual creatures, I decided a vid on some tricks used to “pad” resumes may be of interest and utility, and show some of my own accomplishments and “creds” as it relates to the health/fitness industry. Note, there are some very smart people out there giving some great info and advice.
However, for everyone of those, there’s 100 wanna be types who truly have no business supplying the advice they do, and use all manner of tricks to sell products to people. That is bad for the industry in general in my view. Thus, it behooves people to take some extra time to perhaps track down some of the claims made by those giving advice on health, fitness, bodybuilding, weight loss, etc., and don’t take claims of accomplishments at face value.
As mentioned in the vid (“See bio below this video” comments made in the vid), click HERE or the “Bio” option at the top of the page for additional info if interested.
First Ever winner of BrinkZone T Shirt Contest!
I put up the BrinkZone T Shirt contest a few months ago as a great way to help others get attention (e.g., drive traffic to a site, get seen etc) and help get the BrinkZone brand out. A “win win” in my view…
First winner is the beautiful, smart (she has an Bachelor’s in biology from Tufts and a Masters Degree from Duke BTW…), and very fit Sumi Singh with her submission of this great pic of her killer abs and BrinkZone “Will Pill” logo. Cool pic no? Additional pic and Q&A with Sumi below
Reflections: people I have known in the industry
Recently, I was reflecting on the number of well known figures in the industry I’ve known or met over the years, and it struck me that it might make a fun article. I’ve been in the “biz” a long time now, and it occurred to me that I’ve probably met just about every major figure in the industry at one time or another. Some of them are gone now, while others are still alive; some have names readers will recognize right away, and some don’t.
Although I can’t possibly cover all the figures I’ve encountered over the years, some stand out in my mind, and I thought a few anecdotes about them would be entertaining.
Now, these stories aren’t going to expose some sordid secrets about these people that will have readers saying “wow, I didn’t know he was a cross dresser!” or something like that. Even if I could (and yes, I know where the skeletons are…), I would not. Nor are they in any particular order—I just wrote them down as they came to mind.
I met Arnold Schwarzenegger when I was fairly new to the bodybuilding industry, and Arnold was “just” a movie star. We were both in Columbus, Ohio for the “Arnold Classic” – the show he promotes. I always stayed at the same hotel he did: the Hyatt on Capitol Square. Back then, he was pretty much a regular guy. Sure, he had some security around, but it was fairly minimal while he was in the hotel, and not very invasive. One morning, I was having breakfast in the main dining room, when someone behind me tapped me on my shoulder and in a strong Austrian accent said, “excuse me, can you pass the salt?” I looked around, and it’s Arnold! He was looking at me with a “you gonna pass that salt or just think about it?” look on his face. I passed the salt!