What you thought was a real bodybuilding history isn't. It was a contrived and profitable invention of one very clever man. This pic kinda shows what we mean.Read More
We're snooping your pages. We're creeping your posts. We're sharing your stuff.
We will not discriminate. (Although we will often poke fun.)
This show has had more incarnations than spandex. It's The Big Inside, which has gone from a local radio drive-time show to a "fitness radio" comedy hour, and now independently as it's own podcast in the PhysiQulture Collaborative network.
The launch of the new show brings a new format. The Loose News, Belly Up and The Big Deal will now live in separate episodes, reducing the listening time and keeping things streamlined.
The first episode features show's long-time returning guest Dr. Gina Melnik, and we talk about women in StrongMan and how the community that has evolved may be a unique and wonderful place for all women. The discussion is driven by Gina's co-coordinating an all-women's StrongMan event, the Queen of the Summer Solstice StrongWoman, co-promoted by Ladies Lift Here and New England Women Of Strength at CrossFit Tuff in Nashua New Hampshire on June 20th.
The Big Inside is also available in the iTunes Store.
Everyone else is Snooping this publicity stunt pulled off in London, so even though the Snoop is jumping on a bandwagon, it's totally worth it.
A pack of bodybuilders dressed up - or rather barely dressed at all – took a morning commute on London's underground to promote theDVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie "300: Rise Of An Empire." If you feel like you look your worst in the morning, London was not the place for you that day.
The original "300," acult classic among the gym-devout, was partly credited with further spiking the popularity in the CrossFit brand by bringing the idea of "warrior training for vanity" to the masses. While the baby boomers had Schwarzenegger's Conan the Barbarian as the raw brute, muscled-up warrior icon ideal, the Millennials have many more to emulate – 300 more, to be exact. The bar was thus set by the movie in the mid-00's on what a solid set of abs should look like and how near-nudity of a swole dude can be a totally casual fashion statement.
We have no idea what is going on in this video, but when we Snooped it we realized it is basically awesome.
Some satires of muscleheads are content to merely mock us from afar. Other satires are a conglomerate of in-jokes. But every once in a while someone achieves both comedy heights at once – and does it stone-cold, straight-up, deadpan serious.
If you ever felt awesome while working out with weights, this video will be the nicest wink and nod you have gotten in a long time.
T-Nation (somewhat pathetically) tries to call out drug-free bodybuilding by using egregious and tenuous examples to back a tired, over-trodden cliché. Guess it was a slow day in their news room.Read More
Creatine will make you insane enough to murder in cold blood. At least according to the crack reporting of the online tabloid, The Mirror. The shitfest of an online "news" report claimed that a friend of killer Elliot Roger "noticed a sinister change in him after he started to take creatine."
This offensive-to-no-end report is not just the best scapegoat yet to avoid facing the reality of the twisted gender ideals society upholds, which play a huge factor in the behaviors of the otherwise deranged. (Tell a crazy women are to blame, and guess what that crazy's gonna do, right?) This is also the most hilarious takedown of sports supplements yet. "It wasn't his mental state that drove him to atrocity. It was the amino acids."
Creatine drove a man to commit murder.
Every once in a while the gods of Comedy In Sports Supplements (which are among the measliest of gods up there) grant us all with a gem that needs no write up, no take down and no sideways glance. The idea that creation is the root of a crime this horrific – the fact that anyone could even suggest this – is not only nauseatingly derisive and cruel to the survivors of the victims, disrespectful to athletes and the industry they work with, it is also just plain hilariously idiotic.
(Wait – did we just defend the supplement industry? We better check our stevia levels; it could be making us crazy!)
We Snooped this today and were shocked. But you're probably already wondering: "Hey, Snoops! Why haven't you provided us a link to the news story?" Well this was debated back and forth; to provide a link backs up what we are saying, but it also provides traffic to The Mirror. We kinda don't think they deserve that help. Their sponsors and their staff should be ashamed, not rewarded with extra clicks. So if you want to find it, just Google "California Shooting: British serial killer Elliot Rodger was hooks on bodybuilding supplement pills." If you help the Mirror with traffic, that's on you. Maybe we're acting extra prudent, but can you blame us. We just started using vitamin C pills. KOO KOO BANANAS!
Silas is an athlete in The Next Level's ranks we call "transitional." It means he is not currently on a team, yet had works with a tam in the past and is anticipated to be on a team in the future. We have those kinds of athletes from tim to time; neither fully on a team yet nor fully outside of the program.
For the meanwhile, Silas just floats about our ranks. Or perhaps the better word is "levitates." You see, what brought Silas to the world of competitive bodybuilding and strength was (in a way) a passion for his entire adult life for the practice of yoga.
Usually it's the other way around; usually an uptight and stiff bodybuilder will "try yoga" to gain some mobility. This is on of those unique time where the flow went in the opposite direction, and the centered under of the body became the aggressive builder of same.
So what brings him to the Snoop? Well, just as Silas has been oft oddly-placed in bodybuilding's ranks, he is once again oddly placed as the cover image for an article written in the local Massachusetts publication, Worcester Magazine, as the most descriptive image of yoga practitioner.
Whenever our people make press, we like to snoop it. Even small press. Even when they're barely mentioned at all in the article. (But the picture is awesome, Silas. Seriously.)