In the editor’s blog of MuscularDevelopment.com, I posted a video of Rodney ‘Raw Power’ Roller, who cranked out 200-pound dumbbell presses for several reps. Needless to say, Rodney is a strong fucking dude! Rodney trains like an animal, but knows his limits. He does not go heavy all the time, as he understands there is only so much the nervous system can handle.
People are pretty good at seeing through little white lies told in conversation. You know when somebody is blowing smoke, as it’s not hard to read their body language or see simple holes in the logic they’re trying to sell you. If your training partner tells you that he squats 1000 and weighs 175, you’re probably going to know he’s lying. However, if one of the biggest guys in the gym tells you that reverse-grip underhanded super-slow wrist curls (or some other silly exercise) is the secret to his mass, you’ll at least consider what he’s saying to be a possibility. Initially, the details will be so complex you may not understand it. Then, you’ll probably want to believe him because, well, he is the biggest guy in the gym. Then, one of his friends may agree with him, and you’re just plain sold on it.
For advanced bodybuilders in today’s age of “mass at all costs” attitude and prevalence of insulin, growth hormone, and more, the waistline is the most dangerous area of the body. Look at any professional bodybuilding stage – Three quarters of the men onstage are facing the battle of the bulge when it comes to the waistline. Even at 3% body fat, they still possess a bulging belly. Why?