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!
What is “protein spiking” and how common is it? Is it dangerous? I answer those Q and more in this vid!
Class Action Suit mentioned in this vid can found HERE if interested
How do seemingly smart people get scammed? In this vid I show the classic language used by top scam artists and suggest ways you can see through it and avoid it!
Ever wonder about those ‘before and after pics’ you see in the magazines or web sites? I expose this common INDUSTRY SCAM!!!!!!
This vid is a follow up to prior comments I made regarding these sneakers that promise to firm up your legs and butt. After viewing this vid, you can see prior comments: The Facts About Building the Perfect Booty!
If you want to read up on the studies mentioned in this vid, see: American Council on Exercise: Study Finds Toning Shoes Don’t Work
I’m sure many of you have seen The Shake Weight on TV, or on the ‘net. I was walking through Dick’s Sporting Goods store looking for some new workout clothes, and saw the Shake Weight. Of course, I had to review this new “revolutionary” exercise machine…
BTW, The company claims there’s research behind this gadget. There was a “study” comparing it to a one arm 2.5 dumbbell curl that was a joke. It was a the perfect study set up to get an effect, vs actually compare something valid. Not surprisingly, they found the Shake Weight used more muscle mass, burned more cals, etc, then a single arm 2.5lb dumbbell curl. Had they say compared it to shaking a gallon of water in a similar motion, they would have found the water at least as effective, or more so due to the water weighing more. Had they done something closer to an apples to apples comparison, no such effect would be found…
The study attempts some complex mumbo jumbo - what I like to call baffling people with BS - to make the Shake Weight look superior, and to a 2.5lb dumbbell curl, it was. No surprises there. Take a sand bag you can get for around the same price, via SandBag Fitness Systems (see recommended products section for more info) and do a circuit of exercises, and I assure you, the sandbag would blow the goofy Shake Weight away on all levels.
It’s not rocket science folks!
Oh, and for those who dared me, here’s my Snuggie Review!
In this vid, I cover the classic marketing angle used by many supplement companies, which is to claim the product is “Doctor Recommended”
I frequently receive requests from people asking me to explain some of the health-scare claims made by Joseph Mercola, the overwrought professional alarmist, in his regular e-mails. Usually this involves sorting out the wheat (eg, the possible health advantages of food items from grass-fed animals) from the chaff (eg, Mercola’s resultant conclusion that we all should eat only raw eggs from chickens that we raise in our back yards). Occasionally all I have to do is explain the obvious error in a Mercola headline—“Sunlight Can Cut Your Risk of Death in Half” was one such proclamation.
Back in 2007 when I release 2 studies at the ISSN proving products claims in relation to creatine and new forms where fake I was attacked online and by legal letters for the associated companies. However, 2009 seems to be the year our initial research is been proven right.
There is an up-coming paper proving CEE is no where near as effective as Creatine Monohydrate and changing muscle concentrations, and why? Well surprise, surprise its unstable and breaks down to creatinine (just as I had said in our so called non-physiological studies in 07). Now it seems one of the worlds largest sport nutrition companies has been found liable for selling a fake form of CEE.