A blog by the Next Level  2013 Advancement Team.  

This blog provides the insight, in-jokes and inspiration of a team in action.  Each post is by a team member as their journey continues.  

In The Next Level, an "Advancement Team" is a team built of experienced athletes designed to "advance" the program.  The spring 2013 Advancement Team is comprised of eight men: Tom Keon, Phil Cohen, Stephen Cyr, Seth Carbonneau, Stephen Forgione. Phil Biondo, Yarza Winn and Chris Noonan.  

Each post represents only the views of it's poster, and is not intended as a reflection of the opinions, views or beliefs of any other teammate, the team as a whole or The Next Level.  

Follow these men as they make their marks on a small corner of history.



Here's an interesting perspective by professional bodybuilder and nutrition counsellor, Dave Pulcinella about the healthiness of competitive bodybuilding.  It's one with which I somewhat agree.  

I agree with Pulcinella that when bodybuilding is taken as a sport, a number one concern should be winning.   Of course not everyone will share that sentiment.

However ultimately it should be a moot issue, right . . .? After all, as bodybuilders we are presumed to be a picture of health – the "Gold Standard" so to speak.  Should that be our reward?

While I believe that – for the most part – bodybuilders are probably healthier than the average person.  But  bodybuilding competitors who have literally died backstage as Dave mentioned are the exception to that rule.  

It's like I've always said: its not the supplement that causes the problem, its the user;  An idiot could screw up a bologna sandwich.

There are rotten apples in ever industry, bodybuilding is no different.

-Stephen Forgione-