I am married and have a great wife and two wonderful children. My life has been blessed.
I have also learned things about bodybuilding, most good, some bad, that I can honestly say I might not have expected to learn. When you sink your heart and time into something, you learn intimate things about concepts you once understood at arm's length.
You gain an intimate connection with your muscles.
I read Arnold's biography, The Education of A Bodybuilder, when I was 19, and I--like most--wanted to be just like him. Exactly. Big. A winner.
Initially, I lifted weights and made a few permanent gains (I.e. permanent thickening of actin myofilaments in the sarcomeres) in my muscle mass. I had no idea about changing my diet, although I read many Muscle and Fitness and Bob Kennedy's MuscleMag magazines. I did not know what I was doing, but just copied others in the gym at Hart House at the University of Toronto.
I have made permanent gains in my musculature, but have not been able to make anymore for twenty years. I still make gains but I like to call them temporal: I have learned what to eat to make my muscles feel bigger, like they are "blowing up" in size. No more new tissue. But something is definitely happening with the muscle I do have since I can get that mental biofeedback.
I have loved it with words that are indescribable. I love training and eating amino acids and feeling my muscles bulge. It's fantastic. I could not pick anything else to do with my life.
When I was four years old, I got down on my knees, looked for the first bright star (because I was told that if I wished upon a star, my wishes would come true) I could see and I prayed for a Superman suit. To be a man of power and great strength, to move mountains and to have people, especially women, admire you. (I admit that sounds a little narcissic, but no one ever said bodybuilding was 100% pure.)
Metaphorically, I was given the suit. Now forty-five years later, I am 6'3" and I have put on some mass.
But ... I have a secret.
I believe that there is something else not given to me that I might have needed to keep and hold onto muscle.
And remain totally healthy.
Want to know what it is? Read my book.
Here is a hint: when you make your muscles bigger, you are increasing your metabolism. Yes, no doubt about it!
But it is not fat metabolism that you are increasing.
You are increasing Carbohydrate metabolism.
There is a difference.
You are increasing carbohydrate metabolism faster than you are increasing fat metabolism.
You have lots of fat cells on your body so increasing your fat metabolism is a good thing.
But you only have 4-6 grams of carbohydrate (sugar, glucose) in your entire blood stream, assuming you have 5 litres of blood in your body.
So if you increase your carbohydrate metabolism, you are going to increase the rate that that sugar in your blood is utilized and used up.
Think that's good?
Why do bodybuilders apparently have higher than incidences of high blood pressure?
My question to some of you out there: do you know that high blood pressure is also part of an energy-defunctness pattern? A stress pattern.
What is the link?
You--like me--probably have a lot of preconceived ideas and notions that you got from somewhere else concerning the growth of metabolism with muscle size and growth.
I am here to break those assumptions--once and for all time.
As a computer programmer, I am expected to have a reasonable answer about everything. When I go to work, I have to try and get solutions. They don't get handed to me. I am jack of all trades, master of none. High blood pressure is a high incidence among those who lift weights. Theories abound. I have a better explanation for the high blood pressure occurrence.
And it involves Carbohydrate metabolism.
Arnold is Superman. I am Bizzaro Superman.
I am Icarus.
We all know how that works out.
Knowledge is life.
Can you handle the truth?
Come with me, if you want to live.
Read my book.
Special Note: The book in print is not the Icarus book. I have written two books in the hopes of gaining more knowledge as I have written. Thanks to all who have bought and/or downloaded my books.
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