A Useful Muscle Building/Weight Loss Tool

June 26, 2009

If you know the number of calories or the amount of food you take in to maintain your weight, you will be able to add to your calories if you want to add muscle, and take away calories if you want to become leaner and lose fat. There are many methods of calorie counting that you can do at home. For example, there are software programs into which you (...)

Lose Fat and Gain Muscle Simultaneously?

June 25, 2009

Greetings fit achievers. A couple of posts ago, writer of one of the best motivational blogs in the world, Duane Cunningham asked the following: “How does one gain muscle and loss the fat at the same time then?” The answer is, “either not efficiently or not at all”. There have been some studies conducted where participants lifted weights, lowered their caloric intake, and performed cardio, and wound up (...)

Weight Scale Body Fat Measuring Devices

June 24, 2009

A cool guy from the UK (I think) with a unique name — JJ Jalopy — and an awesome blog, asked the following question: “What do you think of those body-fat measuring scales? Are they accurate?” The answer to this question, in a word, is “sometimes”. Here’s the skinny on these fat measuring devices. Those scales use a process called “bioelectrical impedence analysis” (BIA) to calculate body fat (...)

Tools for Your Fitness Toolkit

June 23, 2009

Do you want to want to gain some muscle so that you look like a stud for the beach or pool this summer? Or, would you like to reveal your inner six pack (abs, not beer!) by losing some fat? Well, to do either it will be necessary to make some adjustments to the number of calories you are taking in. To gain muscle it is necessary to (...)

The Future of darrylpace.com

June 20, 2009

Greetings health, fitness, and success studs and studettes. I’ve been working feverishly behind the scenes to create a more user-friendly and enjoyable darrylpace.com website. That site is nearing completion. Once the new site is up and going, the address for this blog will change to http://darrylpace.com/blog. Once the date for the change is set, I will post several notices on consecutive days to let you know. (...)

Using High Glycemic Index Foods to Your Advantage

June 19, 2009

Howdy dudes and dudettes! This will be a very short post today because I’m hitting the hay. When is eating high glycemic index foods ideal for you? There are 2 very good times. 1. When you are engaged in a prolonged high intensity workout. 2. Within the first few (4 or so) hours after an intense workout. In the first case, your body will use the carbs (...)

Glycemic Index and You

June 18, 2009

What good is it to know about the glycemic index (GI) of foods? 1. Knowing more about it can help you choose foods that will help you remain or become thinner (if that’s what you’re trying to do) and/or build muscle. 2. Knowing more about the glycemic index can give you the knowledge to choose the appropriate foods to give yourself energy during the day, during a workout, and to (...)

What Kind of Glycemic Index Make You Crash and Burn?

June 17, 2009

When I first graduated from college, a friend and I went to the King’s Island amusement park in Cincinnati, OH. We started in the morning and I decided I needed to fuel up before conquering all of the raging coasters and other cool rides. My fuel consisted of a funnel cake and some kind of drink — probably a soda. A little later in the day I (...)

Beauties and the Beast

June 16, 2009

Today, rather than talk about the glycemic index, let’s have a look at some video. Here are a couple of highlights from the “Battle at the River” bodybuilding contest in Chattanooga, TN. First, the beast. He is guest poser, Dennis James. Dennis is one of the top 10 bodybuilders in the world. The person screaming in the video is my friend, David, who was doing his best to create a ridiculous sounding scream. Do you think he succeeded? Dennis James, guest poser at \”Battle at the River\” bodybuilding contest Now for the beauties. This video is of the announcement of the overall bikini winner. Battle at the River overall Bikini winner Enjoy! Darryl

My First BodyBuilding Show Experience

June 14, 2009

“Oh my gosh! Look at that!” “Holy moly! Look at that!” “Good gawd! Look at that!” Those are some sample comments from me and a good friend as we checked out the spectacle that was the “Battle at the River” bodybuilding show in Chattanooga, TN tonight (Saturday). There were plenty of freakish male and heavenly female bodies there. It was quite an entertaining event. (...)

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