Thursday, January 15, 2015

Egg White Perfection is Back!

Egg White Perfection is back!  

Previously on back-order, I've got a new fresh batch available for immediate shipping.  Eating better and exercising in 2015 alone are great resolutions. Add a third and make sure you're using the best, not a cheap whey protein loaded with sugars. 

With 36 grams of the highest quality pure protein in two scoops that has no fat, cholesterol, a trace of carbs and comes in at just 150 calories, why set yourself back? Egg White Perfection contains free form L-Glutamine to aid in brain function and acts as a boost to the immune system. It mixes easily for your shakes and can be used in a variety of recipes. 

Order today!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Dave Draper featured in Building the Body Winter Issue!

Hot off the press this issue is one of my very favorites because it features a great from the Golden Age, Dave Draper.  His photos grace front and back covers and they are testament to the awesome unique look he developed.  Plus Dave writes about his current training and it is brilliant and hilarious.  Hunter Labrada contributes an article about his training and Fernandez wins his first contest.  Interesting writing and lots of great photos include:

Draper's Back - Dave describes how he used his favorite exercise to build his phenomenal back and Zane compares it to what worked best for him.

Muscles are Forever is Draper's article on his current training and it is one of the most entertaining pieces I've ever read.

The Bomber is a song I wrote about a workout I had with Dave in the early 1970s.

Fernandez wins Contest finally he takes the first place trophy on his third try.  His story of persistence and dedication tells how he did it.

The Contest Thing - It's getting ridiculous, on one hand men are attracted to wearing Bermuda shorts onstage in physique contests.  They think better this than freaky muscle shows.

Freaky Muscle Shows - at the other extreme is walking flexing mountains of muscle beyond belief, a spectacle to be sure but who wants to look like that?  Some people do but they aren't reading this.

Building the Body back issues are available and you can get these collectors items at a package discount.

Hunter Labrada is carrying on the tradition and reputation established by his father Lee Labrada.  With his  genetics and coaching he'll go far, read about how he  got started and his training.

The Neutral Grip means palms facing each other and when  used in pulling (rowing, pulldown) movements helped me overcome elbow injury.

Around the World is a dumbbell exercise I used in my earliest workouts to bring out my lat and chest development.

Under the Sentence of Rehab is what I've been through the last few months following rotator cuff surgery, I'm making progress healing gradually.

Letters and Email pose interesting questions and comments about training and sleeping.

Weighted Ab Work is the best way to thicken and bring out the lower abs but be careful not to thicken the lateral obliques.

Mantra Meditation offers power phrases which can facilitate desired motivational and relaxation benefits through high repetition.

Artificial Sweeteners have been shown in recent research to raise blood sugar levels that can lead to obesity.

Nutrition for Healing is all about my nutritional program of food and supplements to help me heal. It's working!

Frankly Speaking has a neat photo of one of Christine's paintings and news about special prices to BTB subscribers on the fresh batch of Egg White Perfection just in from the lab.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Updates


It's been 5 weeks since my rotator cuff surgery and I'm healing well and am able to type one handed.  I'm also able to write so I'm making a special holiday offer to personally autograph any Let's Grow books ordered before Christmas.

Go for the holiday special which is all 3 book and free DVD and I'll autograph all the books.

I'm just finishing up the Winter 2014 issue of Building the Body quarterly featuring Dave Draper on the covers with feature articles inside, it's one of the best issues ever.  More closer to publication date in January.

Happy Holidays,

Monday, October 27, 2014

Surgery and "Build Your Calves"

I'm currently resting and doing well after a shoulder surgery last week and hope to be back up to full speed quickly.  Before the surgery, I put together a new Kindle title for my latest training series, called "Build Your Calves."

I'll do a full write-up soon, complete with an update on my recovery.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Building the Body - Autumn 2014

Building the Body Autumn 2014 will be mailed the week of September 29th.  If you are tired of reading muscle mags containing over 75% paid advertising telling you the mastodons pictured within built all that muscle taking the supplements they sell, then our quarterly publication is for you.  It's filled with useful information on training, nutrition, and bodybuilding psychology that you can realistically use to enhance your bodybuilding lifestyle. BTB is dedicated to promoting the physiques of the 'Golden Age' of bodybuilding, those of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.  Steve Reeves, Larry Scott have already been featured, Dave Draper is scheduled for the Winter issue coming out in January, and this issue presents Lee Labrada.  Check it out, you'll be refreshingly surprised.  There is no paid advertising from outside sources and it is filled with great photographs.  Look at what's in this issue:

Lee Labrada graces the covers of this issue along with fantastic photos inside of this great champion who should have won Mr. Olympia in the late 1980s.  Now in his mid 50s and in shape  comparable to his competitive years, Lee explains his motivation, current training and diet.

Fist Pump?  Everyone's heard of a fist bump, but what in the world is a fist pump?  It's Frank's last resort to keep training under adversity.  Find out how.

Randomized Routine is the ultimate in muscle confusion while still maintaining the semblance of a regular routine.  Utilizing the three way split there is a way to keep your body guessing and improving by this workout plan. 

Sulfur Bearing Amino Acids are methionine, cystine, and cysteine.  They have important functions in the body such as building immunity and creating healthy skin and hair.

Breathe is about how Frank does breathing exercises to improve his endurance through breath control.  This is important for mastering posing as well as stress management and deep relaxation.  Find out how he does this by combining deep breathing with visualization.

Walking Lake Murray is what Frank, Christine and their dog Bob do almost every evening.  A fast paced 45 minute walk is keeping them in great shape.

Intermittent Fasting is an enlightening article by Fred Duncan explaining how staying hungry longer is both good for you as well as a way to increase muscular definition.

Fernandez Fasting tells how my training partner used intermittent fasting eating one day to satisfaction and fasting the following day has helped him get in shape for an upcoming competition.  You'll find out how he did in the next issue.

Ralph Conan is a 78 year old bodybuilder who is enthusiastic and still at it.  His resolve is motivation for those who feel they are too old to work out seriously.

Fishing for Turkey explains how Frank has modified the meat eating part of his diet by choosing food that don't inhibit peristalsis.

Glycine Water is Frank's latest innovation, i.e. to use Glycine as a sweetener.  It is the simplest amino acid and the body uses it to make other aminos.  It is present in large amounts in muscle tissue and taking it can insure against muscle loss.  It is sweeter than other gluconeogenic aminos (alanine, glutamine, proline) and can help you eliminate artificial sweeteners.

Photochemical Nutrients are chemical compounds that occur in plants that have biological properties than nourish the body.  We have a convenient method for insuring you get these essential nutrients.

New Workout Courses for digital download.  Go to to get info on my latest Kindle courses for download to your tablet or laptop, they are Build Your Arms and Get Great Abs.  Coming up are Build your CalvesExpand your chest, Develop Impressive Deltoids, Grow V Shaped Lats, Develop Your Thighs, and the Art of Posing.

Don't miss out on this unique publication, subscribe now and we'll mail you a hard copy of this issue.  Good luck in your training,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Get Great Abs

My second training course, Get Great Abs is now available as a digital download from Kindle at

It's nice to have a complete waistline, ab and core workout on your reader or tablet, you can take it to the gym and follow it as you train.  What's even nicer is that there are 7 levels of progression, enough for a lifetime of workouts.  Progress through these workouts and you will Get Greater Abs.  I guarantee it!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Build Your Arms!

Build Your Arms is a Kindle digital reader download available at . This arm course contains complete instruction on biceps, triceps, and forearm exercises with photos of each exercise and stretches between sets. Now you can Build Your Arms for a lifetime and you don’t need a lot of equipment. A bench with an adjustable set of dumbbells and barbell would get you started and well along in the program. Add an overhead and lower pulley, EZ curl bar, dip bars, gripper, incline bench and that’s all you need for the advanced routine. . You can do the programs at home or at commercial gym. There’s the beginning program needing only barbell, bench and dumbbells, the intermediate programs using overhead pulley and EZ curl bar, and the advanced program adding a gripper and incline bench. This course even gives you super set combinations using the exercises described and illustrated. Even if you don’t have the arm training equipment you find in a commercial gym you can easily do the program at home with a minimum of equipment. As a matter of fact training for Mr. Olympia summer of 1976 my arms got better than ever training them twice a week using only one dumbbell and 2 triceps 2 biceps/forearm exercises.

With this kind of arm instruction on your reader, tablet or laptop you can easily follow the program referring to the illustration and description of each exercise as you do it. Build Your Arms makes it easy!