Big Red

Background

I've been lifting since I was about 13 years old, mostly for football, but only this past year have I gotten into bodybuilding. Ever since I started concentrating on more than just the training (nutrition, supplementation, etc.) I have become really interested in the sport, and read everything I can to learn more. Oh... the pics are from a contest at my gym. It was a before and after contest.

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Articles

  • Intensity Vs. Volume!

    If you've been on the boards lately, there's been a lot of talk about intensity, mostly High Intensity Training (HIT)... in the following I'm going to explain the importance of intensity and how it varies w. volume.

  • Intensity Vs. Volume!

    If you've been on the boards lately, there's been a lot of talk about intensity, mostly High Intensity Training (HIT)... in the following I'm going to explain the importance of intensity and how it varies w. volume.

  • Keys To Proper Recovery!

    Ok, so as most of you all know, the only time your muscles grow is when you're out of the gym, right? You're damn right. One way you can look at this is (for those of you still hell bent on the idea that more is more) is thinking about a bridge.

  • Keys To Proper Recovery!

    Ok, so as most of you all know, the only time your muscles grow is when you're out of the gym, right? You're damn right. One way you can look at this is (for those of you still hell bent on the idea that more is more) is thinking about a bridge.

  • Ryan McLane's Latest Article Reviewed!

    This is a review of Ryan McLane's recent article titled 'A New Thought!'. The article below is by Big Red and Anthony Church, famous writers on TeenBodybuilding.com.

  • Ryan McLane's Latest Article Reviewed!

    This is a review of Ryan McLane's recent article titled 'A New Thought!'. The article below is by Big Red and Anthony Church, famous writers on TeenBodybuilding.com.

  • Basic Teen Bodybuilding!

    So for any newbie's who wanna learn the secrets to getting bigger and stronger keep reading. I'm going to base this around the four major aspects of bodybuilding; training, nutrition, supplementation and rest.

  • Basic Teen Bodybuilding!

    So for any newbie's who wanna learn the secrets to getting bigger and stronger keep reading. I'm going to base this around the four major aspects of bodybuilding; training, nutrition, supplementation and rest.

  • Big Red's Teen Bodybuilding Q & A!

    Check back often for more advice from Big Red! Teen bodybuilding at it's finest.

  • Big Red's Teen Bodybuilding Q & A!

    Check back often for more advice from Big Red! Teen bodybuilding at it's finest.

  • Readers' E-mail!

    Big Red's Teen Bodybuilding Reader's E-Mail and responses.

  • Readers' E-mail!

    Big Red's Teen Bodybuilding Reader's E-Mail and responses.

  • Supplement Review!

    It seems today everyone is writing a supplement review. Bill Philips' has his in which isn't half-bad, Prosource does theirs, and of course you got the magazines.

  • Doing Manual Labor!

    Over my past 2 years of serious bodybuilding I have made many costly mistakes. For some reason I keep making new ones too, but this is only part of the learning process, and I feel by telling you about my mistakes will help you avoid making them as well.

  • Getting Cut Quick!

    Ok, so you've put on about 20 lbs. during your bulking phase, and your chest is thicker, your arms are bigger, your legs look like two full grown oak trees. But there's just one problem.

  • Doing Manual Labor!

    Over my past 2 years of serious bodybuilding I have made many costly mistakes. For some reason I keep making new ones too, but this is only part of the learning process, and I feel by telling you about my mistakes will help you avoid making them as well.

  • Getting Cut Quick!

    Ok, so you've put on about 20 lbs. during your bulking phase, and your chest is thicker, your arms are bigger, your legs look like two full grown oak trees. But there's just one problem.

  • Supplement Review!

    It seems today everyone is writing a supplement review. Bill Philips' has his in which isn't half-bad, Prosource does theirs, and of course you got the magazines.

  • Build Your Neck!

    As we talk about the most neglected muscle, I bet 2/3 of you are looking down at your legs thinking, 'crap, my legs only look big compared to that Alley McBeal chick.' You know what though, that's your fault.

  • Build Your Neck!

    As we talk about the most neglected muscle, I bet 2/3 of you are looking down at your legs thinking, 'crap, my legs only look big compared to that Alley McBeal chick.' You know what though, that's your fault.

  • A Shift Toward Quicker Results!

    As bodybuilders, we are always looking for the quickest, most efficient ways to produce results and reach our goals. Features: The One Set Case, The Bare Minimum, A Full Workout Program For Two and Three Days Per Week.

  • A Shift Toward Quicker Results!

    As bodybuilders, we are always looking for the quickest, most efficient ways to produce results and reach our goals. Features: The One Set Case, The Bare Minimum, A Full Workout Program For Two and Three Days Per Week.

  • AST Stack Review!

    Four weeks ago I purchased what I felt to be a fairly safe stack for a teen to take off of the Bodybuilding.com store. It consisted of AST VyoPro, GABA, and NAC. I also had Prolab L-Glutamine that I decided to take with it.

  • Alcohol And Bodybuilding - Do They Mix?

    Thank God it's Friday. That's right, the weekend has begun, and for the average teen, what do we do on weekends? PARTY! And let's face it, despite what you tell your parents, what do parties center around: beer! Is this good or bad? Find out.

  • Record Breaking Workouts!

    Remember your last real good workout. The kind where you don't just beat what you did the week before, you destroy it.

  • The Ultimate Plateau Destroyer!

    What you need to bust through this wall is momentum. I am going to give you the momentum to blast through the wall, but to get that momentum we must take a few steps back first.

  • Avoid Being Lazy!

    Voted most ripped by the fans of Teenbodybuilding.com Big Red tells us how to be better than anyone else. Barriers exist only to be broken, and that is why we are in the weight room, to push ourselves beyond these imaginary walls.

  • Dieting Phase!

    My main goal is to introduce my body to cardio and fewer calories. I jogged for about 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning, and also reduced the amount of carbs I ate. Next week I start my Syntrax fat burning stack.

  • AST Stack Review!

    Four weeks ago I purchased what I felt to be a fairly safe stack for a teen to take off of the Bodybuilding.com store. It consisted of AST VyoPro, GABA, and NAC. I also had Prolab L-Glutamine that I decided to take with it.

  • Eat Big!

    Looking over some of the past articles I've written, I realize I haven't given enough credit to the one thing that will decide how big you get. Yeah, that's right, your diet.

  • Monster Legs!

    Let's talk a little about one of the most neglected muscles by teen bodybuilders, the legs. No matter where you go, you'll see a lot of guys with well-developed upper bodies, but pigeon legs.

  • Avoid Being Lazy!

    Voted most ripped by the fans of Teenbodybuilding.com Big Red tells us how to be better than anyone else. Barriers exist only to be broken, and that is why we are in the weight room, to push ourselves beyond these imaginary walls.

  • The Importance Of Supplements!

    Supplements make it much easier to get the necessary nutrients to build muscle and can even give you an advantage and enhance your training when taken right and combined with a good diet.

  • Goal Setting For Teen Bodybuilders!

    You need some blueprints of how you are going to do your training. You need to set goals for yourself, and they need to be realistic and achievable. That's what this article is about.

  • Supplement Talk!

    If you've been following the Bodybuilding.com message boards lately, you may have noticed there's a lot of controversy about taking supplements. I am going to shine some light and give my opinions about this subject.

  • Dieting Phase!

    My main goal is to introduce my body to cardio and fewer calories. I jogged for about 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning, and also reduced the amount of carbs I ate. Next week I start my Syntrax fat burning stack.

  • Are You Going To Believe What They Say?

    Everybody talks about shocking biceps into new growth, but I'll place odds that 99 out of 100 guys have no idea what it really takes.

  • Alcohol And Bodybuilding - Do They Mix?

    Thank God it's Friday. That's right, the weekend has begun, and for the average teen, what do we do on weekends? PARTY! And let's face it, despite what you tell your parents, what do parties center around: beer! Is this good or bad? Find out.

  • Have You Tried Ginkgo Biloba?

    You know the deal, 6 meals per day, at least 7 hours of sleep per night, blah blah, etc blah. So what can you do, well, take some Ginkgo Biloba.

  • Get Motivated! Consistency Is The Key.

    What's one of the most important keys to success in bodybuilding? Well, if you said diet, you're right.

  • Eat Big!

    Looking over some of the past articles I've written, I realize I haven't given enough credit to the one thing that will decide how big you get. Yeah, that's right, your diet.

  • Fighting Misinformation - Article Review!

    This is a review of Daniel Martin's recent article titled 'Want A Huge Body? Squat, Clean and Deadlift!'. The article below is by Big Red and Anthony Church, famous writers on TeenBodybuilding.com.

  • Should You Believe What They Say?

    Do pro bodybuilders come with a second brain in their thigh like the dinosaurs did? They're big enough. As for their intelligence, well, yeah, I'm not even gonna go there. Well, enough of that, let's get into this, right Ronnie?

  • The Importance Of Supplements!

    Supplements make it much easier to get the necessary nutrients to build muscle and can even give you an advantage and enhance your training when taken right and combined with a good diet.

  • Building Huge Pecs!

    When you first started training, what was the first muscle you dedicated most of your attention to? For most of us, it was our chest. We would train insanely trying to build that perfect chest.

  • Post Workout Nutrition!

    H ow would you like it if I told you that you can increase protein synthesis by 110%, store glycogen 2 times as effectively, increase insulin sensitivity and Growth Hormone levels, and improve on recovery time naturally?

  • Have You Tried Ginkgo Biloba?

    You know the deal, 6 meals per day, at least 7 hours of sleep per night, blah blah, etc blah. So what can you do, well, take some Ginkgo Biloba.

  • Monster Legs!

    Let's talk a little about one of the most neglected muscles by teen bodybuilders, the legs. No matter where you go, you'll see a lot of guys with well-developed upper bodies, but pigeon legs.

  • The Ultimate Plateau Destroyer!

    What you need to bust through this wall is momentum. I am going to give you the momentum to blast through the wall, but to get that momentum we must take a few steps back first.

  • Should You Believe What They Say?

    Do pro bodybuilders come with a second brain in their thigh like the dinosaurs did? They're big enough. As for their intelligence, well, yeah, I'm not even gonna go there. Well, enough of that, let's get into this, right Ronnie?

  • Get Motivated! Consistency Is The Key.

    What's one of the most important keys to success in bodybuilding? Well, if you said diet, you're right.

  • Are You Going To Believe What They Say?

    Everybody talks about shocking biceps into new growth, but I'll place odds that 99 out of 100 guys have no idea what it really takes.

  • Goal Setting For Teen Bodybuilders!

    You need some blueprints of how you are going to do your training. You need to set goals for yourself, and they need to be realistic and achievable. That's what this article is about.

  • Building Huge Pecs!

    When you first started training, what was the first muscle you dedicated most of your attention to? For most of us, it was our chest. We would train insanely trying to build that perfect chest.

  • Record Breaking Workouts!

    Remember your last real good workout. The kind where you don't just beat what you did the week before, you destroy it.

  • Post Workout Nutrition!

    H ow would you like it if I told you that you can increase protein synthesis by 110%, store glycogen 2 times as effectively, increase insulin sensitivity and Growth Hormone levels, and improve on recovery time naturally?

  • Fighting Misinformation - Article Review!

    This is a review of Daniel Martin's recent article titled 'Want A Huge Body? Squat, Clean and Deadlift!'. The article below is by Big Red and Anthony Church, famous writers on TeenBodybuilding.com.

  • Fat Loss-Muscle Retention!

    I'm going to outline to you in this article how you can become the guy with the ripped chest, deep abs, and large arms; welcome to fat loss muscle retention 241.

  • Fat Loss-Muscle Retention!

    I'm going to outline to you in this article how you can become the guy with the ripped chest, deep abs, and large arms; welcome to fat loss muscle retention 241.

  • Supplement Talk!

    If you've been following the Bodybuilding.com message boards lately, you may have noticed there's a lot of controversy about taking supplements. I am going to shine some light and give my opinions about this subject.

  • Eating In School!

    The average lunch tray consists of pizza, coke, and french fries. Just the nutrients you need to feed your body, right? Yeah, if you want to be fat, slow and weak.

  • Eating In School!

    The average lunch tray consists of pizza, coke, and french fries. Just the nutrients you need to feed your body, right? Yeah, if you want to be fat, slow and weak.

  • Great Abs!

    What's one of the main things people notice when your shirt is off? What do the girls go nuts over? Abs.

  • Keeping An Open Mind!

    Today I'm going to talk about something far more important, that you must carry with you at all times. What I'm talking about is an open mind.

  • Keeping An Open Mind!

    Today I'm going to talk about something far more important, that you must carry with you at all times. What I'm talking about is an open mind.

  • Going Heavy!

    When most guys ask how to get big, the usual response is eat big and lift heavy. This is the best simple advice one could give, but what does it mean to go heavy? In this article I'm going to talk about going heavy.

  • Going Heavy!

    When most guys ask how to get big, the usual response is eat big and lift heavy. This is the best simple advice one could give, but what does it mean to go heavy? In this article I'm going to talk about going heavy.

  • Training In School!

    Those of us in college know just how hard it is to train. There's always projects due, tests coming up, and of course, lots of procrastinating. And even if we stay up on that, there's the sleep factor. Learn how to cope and succeed!

  • Training In School!

    Those of us in college know just how hard it is to train. There's always projects due, tests coming up, and of course, lots of procrastinating. And even if we stay up on that, there's the sleep factor. Learn how to cope and succeed!

  • Shocking Lagging Body Parts!

    For all of those whose gains have either slowed down or stopped, I know how frustrating this can be. Here are some shocking techniques for bring up your weaker body parts.

  • Shocking Lagging Body Parts!

    For all of those whose gains have either slowed down or stopped, I know how frustrating this can be. Here are some shocking techniques for bring up your weaker body parts.

  • Fat Loss Supplement Review!

    In this part, I'll review all the different supplements on the market that are angled toward losing weight, which ones are best for you, and which ones to avoid.

  • Fat Loss Supplement Review!

    In this part, I'll review all the different supplements on the market that are angled toward losing weight, which ones are best for you, and which ones to avoid.

  • Should You Believe What They Say?

    Check back often for more advice from Big Red! Teen bodybuilding at it's finest.

  • Should You Believe What They Say?

    Check back often for more advice from Big Red! Teen bodybuilding at it's finest.

  • Training For The Average Female!

    Ok, I may be wrong here, but I think the goal of about 95% of the girls that workout are either looking to burn fat, tone up, or simply stay in shape. I'm going to center this article around burning fat and toning.

  • Training For The Average Female!

    Ok, I may be wrong here, but I think the goal of about 95% of the girls that workout are either looking to burn fat, tone up, or simply stay in shape. I'm going to center this article around burning fat and toning.