Undoubtedly, the deaths will continue to stack up with ¼ of the year remaining though we’d be curious to see whether there is finally an awakening that reduces steroid/hgh demand among potential users. Certainly, Daniele will be missed by those who revolved closest to his Italian orbit. We at searched long and hard but could not find a smirk or example whereby he used his body size to intimidate others. Nonetheless, as did Ed Van Amsterdam, Daniele certainly made a colossal miscalculation with his decision to take steroids. Too bad!
I Believe in the Max-OT (Maximum Overload Training) principles that I learned from Paul Delia, owner of AST Sports Science. Max-OT is a low volume, high intensity approach to stimulate muscle growth.
I use basic free weight movements with heavy weight and low reps. I stay in a 4 to 6 rep range on my movements. If I can get more than 6 reps, the weight is too light.
I also believe in a low number of total sets per body part and that each body part should be worked only once per week. This is consistent with the Max-OT philosophy in that recovery is a key element in the muscle growth equation.
To learn more about Max-OT Training check out my Training DVDs .
Your workouts are merely the stimulus and it is what you do when you leave the gym that will directly impact the degree of your results.
I believe that the cornerstone of a good nutritional plan is quality protein. Consistently supplying yourself with protein every 2 to hours keeps your body in an environment that is conducive to muscular growth.
I emphasize protein because I feel that it is the key ingredient. Protein builds muscle. A person who is training intensely will have a higher protein requirement than a sedentary individual.
Post-workout nutrition is essential for maximizing gains. I follow the post-workout nutritional plan outlined by AST Sports Science Director of Research Paul Cribb. To learn how to develop the perfect nutrition plan check out my Nutrition Seminar DVD and the Lost Logs: The Ultimate Guide for Getting Totally Shredded .
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes.