The profiles in Beverly magazines
Contain numerous practical ideas on how to arrange your life so that training
and nutrition fit easily into your
Increase your calories burned [by cardio] each week. This means you will have to increase your intensity, intervals or duration each week to reach a higher rate of calories burned. Continue this regimen until you reach your goal and then find a cardio point that will allow you to maintain your results."
Mark Dal points out that high intensity interval training holds other benefits over the long, slow marathon type of work once popular by lifters longing to lose bodyfat.25 "Roger instructed me to do intervals, as well to run hills and sprints. It has done wonders for my leg separation."
PLANNING IS KEY!
Reading stories about top professional bodybuilders can quickly become depressing when their advice includes double-split training, cost-prohibitive eating plans and techniques that require a support team beyond the time and financial restraints of the average lifter. This is what makes The No Nonsense Magazine and Body Muscle Journal so useful. The profiles in the Beverly magazines contain numerous practical ideas on how to arrange your life so that training and nutrition fit easily into your lifestyle.
With the hectic pace of ou world, it is not easy. When comparing the fitness lifestyle to other sports, Greg Daniels says,4 "Bodybuilding, however, requires that you live it both on and off the field." This level of commitment is not for everyone but the rewards ar exceptional. While trying to fit contest training into his rigorous collegiate schedule, Sean Andros concluded,22 "It probably was not the best time, but there may not be a best time." Sean, Greg and the other athletes that have appeared in the magazines made the time and enhanced their lives in the process.
Even if bodybuilding is your top priority, the necessities of survival in the modern world often require work, family and other obligations to come first. As Liz Maurice says,1 "Since I don’t have the luxury of planning my life around my training, I plan my training around my life." Planning that time intelligently may be the difference between success and failure.
Being maximally efficient with your time and pre-planning is the key to making bodybuilding work in your life. "Another time-saving technique is preparing my food early in the week," Says Roger Schei.29 "I usually pick Sunda evenings and cook in bulk." Once or twice weekly food prep session will ensure that your clean, musclebuilding foods are always available when needed.
Professional fitness competitor Julie Lohre adds,30 "When you prepare your own food, you pay closer attention to what is in it." This guarantees that hidden chemicals, sugars or other additives don’t derail your otherwise clean eating. In order to avoid fast food, Julie simply makes sure that she is never stuck in a situation in which bodybuilding is known as a very isolated avocation, I have rarely seen anyone succeed at it without a strong support team. This is as it should be, for why endeavor to great ends without people with whom to share your success?
The lesson of this is to appreciate those people in your life now (don’t wait until you’re being profiled in an issue to let them know). If you currently do not have that type of support network, consider exactly what you are missing out on and the enrichment to your life (and, by extension, your bodybuilding) from developing those type of deep meaningful relationships.
These are just a handful of the most commonly repeated and interesting lessons I noticed in my review of the Beverly library of publications. If you’ve read even two or three issues, certain patterns emerge. Take these seriously as these are the very strong indicators of areas that can help you reach your bodybuilding goals.
- 1) Liz Maurice. "Liz Maurice Wins Her Pro Card" NNN Vol. VIII #4.
- 2) Aram Hamparian. "How I Took My Physique (and Life) to a Higher Level." NNN Vol. IX #1.
- 3) J.R. McKinney. "How I Increased My Competition Weight Eight Pounds Yet Still Came in Harder." NNN Winter 1996.
- 4) Greg Daniels. "Advanced Muscle Mass Plateau Buster." NNN Vol. VIII, #4.
- 5) Shane Smith. "Advice to the Bodybuilder." NNN. Vol. IX #1.
- 6) Brenda Smith. "Making a Dream Come True." NNN. Vol. IX, No. 1
- 7) Roger Riedinger and staff. "Body-Muscle Forum." BMJ Vol. #5
- 8) Joe Fogarty. "I Turned My Dream Into Reality with Precision Nutrition and Training." NNN. Vol. IX, No. 3.
- 9) Roger Riedinger and Dr. Eric Serrano. "Building Muscle Faster" NNN Vol.7 #2
- 10) J.R. McKinney. "How I Increased My Competition Weight Eight Pounds Yet Still Came in Harder" NNN. Winter 1996.
- 11) Dave Uhlman. "Blast Workout for Herculean Muscle Quality" BMJ Vol. #5
- 12) Todd Jackson. "Matrix Revisited for Maximum Power and a National Championship." NNN. Vol. IX # 2.
- 13) Darren Salmons. "Straight Up: Supplementing Can Facilitate Faster Results with Quality Muscle." NNN Summer 1996)
- 14) Al Short. "Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks" NNN Summer 1996.
- 15) Roger Riedinger. "Protein and Whipping Cream?" NNN Fall 1995)
- 16) Steven Wade. "Guaranteed Formula for Fat Loss and Muscle Preservation." NNN Fall 1995
- 17) Mike Milas. "Putting It All Together—My Best Year in Bodybuilding." NNN Vol. IX #3.
- 18) Kristina Henn. "Dedication, Commitment and Desire – My Recipe for Success." NNN Vol. IX #4.
- 19) Mike Matson. "A Different Approach to Contest Dieting." NNN Fall 1995.
- 20) Scott Griffin. "Timeline to Bodybuilding Success." NNN Vol. IX #1.
- 21) Dan Johnson. "Three Shows, Three Wins in a Row" NNN Vol.7 #2.
- 22) Sean Andros. "Finding the Way with Beverly" NNN Vol. IX #4.
- 23) Dave Diana. "Countdown to Bodybuilding Success" NNN Vol. VIII #4.
- 24) Scot Mendelson. "Cycling Nutrition: Rapid Muscle Growth, Rapid Fat Loss" Body Muscle Vol. #5
- 25) Mark Dal. "Mark Dal, Drug Free Pro Bodybuilder" NNN Vol. IX #4.
- 26) Jason Theobald. "First to Fourth in Less Than a Year... Beverly Style." NNN Vol. IX #2.
- 27) Jacqueline Frere. "Beverly by Accident — Winning by Design." NNN Vol.7 #2
- 28) Adam Wotherspoon. "INTENSITY Spells success for Kevin Koshuta." NNN Winter 1996
- 29) Roger Schei. "Training and Nutrition Tips for the Time Challenged." NNN Vol. IX #2.
- 30) Julie Lohre. "Childbirth to Figure Champion in just Five Months." NNN Vol. IX #1.
10 issue 3
› Justin Swinney
My Training, Nutrition, and Supplement Strategies
› Back To The Basement
Brian Wiefering: Squats Superset leg extensions curls
› Mike Fransen
Post-show Light Heavyweight, diet 6 meals 4000 calories 50% protein 30% fats 20% carbs
› Tara Darland
From Size 14 To Size 6 First Figure Competition
› Scott H. Mendelson
Power Pyramid Training, Modifying workout parameters