CORE Training

Background

We live in a performance-enhanced society. College students take Adderall to score higher on exams. Television personalities inject Botox to improve their ratings. Healthy males use Viagra to improve their sexual performance. Workers consume caffeinated beverages to stay alert. Our society has embraced a variety of technological, medical, and particularly pharmacological means to enhance performance.

But mention performance enhancement in the context of increasing strength, improving muscularity, and reducing bodyfat and you will often be met with disapproval. Muscle and strength apparently make people feel uncomfortable, particularly legislators.

And don?t even think about taking a "supplement" to enhance your physique! The U.S. government has already restricted the sale of ephedrine and ephedra, a very effective fat loss supplement, in dietary supplements.

In January 2005, prohormones and prosteroids will be removed as over-the-counter supplements as well. The prejudice against these products has less to do with their adverse effects but more to do with their association with increased muscle growth and improved athletic performance.

CORE Magazine isn?t afraid of a little muscle growth. We applaud your decision to engage in bodybuilding and/or resistance training to improve your physical appearance or to meet performance goals. In fact, we are determined to provide you with the information necessary to reach your goals.

We?re clearly disappointed that many effective supplements are no longer legally available to us. We feel that adults should have the right to make their own dietary supplement choices. But rather than mourn the removal of these supplements from store shelves, CORE Magazine will focus on what lies ahead for the supplement industry.

We are very fortunate to have Author L. Rea (author of Chemical Muscle Enhancement and Building the Perfect Beast) write a monthly column for CORE. Mr. Rea is one of the leading innovators in the industry and will answer your questions on the technical and practical aspects of supplementation in bodybuilding and sports.

We agree that supplements have a clear and necessary role in sports nutrition. But we feel most publications overemphasize the importance of supplements. CORE does not plan on making this mistake. The majority of our content will focus on training and nutrition. These are, without a doubt, the most important tools for performance enhancement. Proper application can lead to dramatic muscle growth and an improved physique. And guess what? There is nothing the government can do about them!

Take a look at the inaugural issue of CORE Magazine, we have articles by several top minds, such as:

  • Don Alessi
  • Author L. Rea
  • Bryan Haycock
  • Lori Incledon
  • Dave Douglas
  • Scott Mendelson
  • Lyle McDonald
  • Matt Reynolds
  • Dennis Weis
  • Brian Cunningham
  • Clarityandfocus

Please read and re-read these articles. We know you will find these articles informative, useful and inspiring.

About Us

Publisher: Applied Lifescience Research Industries, Inc.
Editor-in-Chief: Millard Baker
Graphic Artists: Andy Atkins
Warren Petersen
Website: www.readthecore.com
June Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

The month of June is another busy month as we try to keep up with all of the things going on with ephedra among others. In this issue we will hear more from the editor, Author, information on Gynecomastia, protein, The Carbohydrate Manifesto, and more info for battle of the boards. In the 'letter from the editor' another turn is taken with regard to freedom and control in the supplement industry.

Also... Imagine that- fat burning ice cream. Well, its not out yet, but there is a recipe in this months issue that will satisfy that craving for ice cream and still help burn fat (more later). Sometimes it seems the whole world it against us.

This and much more...

We also would like to point out that the 'Battle Of The Boards' contest is still underway for those interested in possibly winning a trip to Hawaii. To learn more about this go to: Battle Of The Boards: Get Lei'ed In Hawaii On ALRI!.

May Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

This month the articles we have for you, again, cover many different topics. Some of these articles should catch your attention right away as they have to do with how your government is handling issues regarding supplements. And of course many regarding Q & A's and training methods.

We also would like to point out that this month there is a contest for those interested in possibly winning a trip to Hawaii. To learn more about this go to: Battle Of The Boards: Get Lei'ed In Hawaii On ALRI!.

April Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

We have several different topics again, ranging from the war on drugs to methods in training and recovery. Keep coming back because the articles never get old and always include fresh ideas and stories.

Two of the most critical factors bodybuilders are concerned about when coming off a steroid or prohormone (PH) cycle is keeping the muscle gains they made on the cycle and recovering their natural testosterone levels. Indeed, recovery is perhaps the critical factor in keeping gains. Read on to learn about this and more in the April Issue of The Core.

March Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

This month has been extremely busy as well as productive. We have several different topics being covered ranging from improper dieting to steroid stacks.

If you find yourself in a rut and maybe hitting a plateau, then read on below. There are some great training splits, recovery tips, and last but certainly not least nutrition with recipes, tips, and reviews.

Without good nutrition all of the training and supplements in the world will not help you. See how one person's diet could have been a one way road to the hospital or worse.

February Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

Of course we brought you lots of cutting edge training and supplementation information again this month, but we also wanted to share some insights into what makes the fitness industry tick...

So there you are at your all time leanest, pumped up, dry as a dinosaur fart and best condition ever waiting to get on stage...but the promoters have decided to run you a little later...like several hours! Read what happened at the California Excalibur and why so many competitors and audience members left before the show was over.

We also completed our Interview with Eric Serrano, M.D. who has given up the info on several areas of human performance including a few secrets of perfection for dietary intake post work-out to maximize recovery.

January Core Training Article Table Of Contents. Many do not realize that the body grows through the need to adapt. This means new ways or stimulus are needed that replace those that the body has long since adjusted to. Of course higher intensity training also means greater needs for antioxidants to destroy free radicals.

In the inaugural December 2004 issue of Core Performance Magazine we are proud to bring you a variety of new training ideas to help you move heavier weights and grow more lean mass than ever before. We also share some much needed insights in common errors suffered from incorrect ideas such instinctive training.

Articles

  • Battle Of The Boards: Get Lei'ed In Hawaii On ALRI!

    ARLI has always believed in helping real people achieve real results. Well now we are. With Battle of the Boards we will have great prizes for people who enter and donations for a good cause. Read below to learn more about this great contest.

  • Toxicity - Do You Brush Your Teeth?

    There is logic in that strange title. Scientists call brushing your teeth an 'investment'. Besides good hygiene, the main reason people brush their teeth is for future reward; clean teeth get less dental caries (cavities) and gum disease.

  • An Interview With Eric Serrano, M.D - Part 1.

    I am joined today by world famous nutrition and supplementation expert Dr. Eric Serrano MD. Dr. Serrano is well known amongst elite athletes and coaches who seek his help for the most complicated cases.

  • Pro-Style Mass Methods!

    If you've ever wondered why they get so big so fast, while you have trouble building few measly pounds of muscle a year, you'll soon see that what we've found is a big piece of the puzzle. Read on to get the details.

  • Soy Protein Sucks!

    As of late, it seems that I have been getting more and more questions about soy protein and my reasons for suggesting that athletes, and especially male athletes, avoid it like a bad blind date. I would like to offer some insights to this evil...

  • Ask Author L. Rea.

    Get answers to your questions by bodybuilding guru Author L. Rea...

  • All About Alpha Lipoic Acid.

    Alpha lipoic acid is a coin with two sides. As an antioxidant, it inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides that destroy or corrupt cells. When taken as a supplement, alpha lipoic acid (ALA) increases...

  • Dual Factor Training: How To Use Training Theory To Reach Your Physique & Performance Goals.

    There are basically two accepted theories in the world of weight training. One is called Supercompensation and the other is called Dual Factor Theory. Bodybuilding tends to follow...

  • Gynecomastia-Male Breast Development

    The treatment of gynecomastia has become a specific interest of mine due to all the bodybuilders I treat. Find out what it is and how to prevent it...

  • USFA Update: June 1, 2005.

    CORE is a collaboration of articles from a variety of writers helping you with physique and performance excellence.

  • Testimony To The United States Sentencing Commission

    The subject of anabolic steroids has received massive media attention lately, as well as new attention from Congress. This article will offer some observations of illicit steroid use outside of professional sports. To keep informed read on below.

  • The Risks Of Instinctive Training.

    There are few things more manly than lifting weights. Possible exceptions might include living off the land with nothing but a bowie knife. Or perhaps being a warrior or some sort.

  • Tea And Crumpets With Glenn Pendlay!

    Glenn Pendlay is a guy you've probably never heard of. Unless you're into hanging out with Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology professors. If you would like to read about the best then look no further.

  • 2FT: Dual Factor Training - The Program.

    In the last article I presented a sample program which utilizes 2FT (Dual Factor Training), and in this article we�ll break down all aspects of the program to better explain how to make 2FT work for you.

  • Recuperation Methods For The Advanced Strength Athlete!

    Recuperation or recovery can be split in to several sub-categories. Russian sports scientists have long classified recuperation as being either pedagogical, medico-biological, or psychological. Read below for more details.

  • The Art Of War: The Battle Against Homeostasis - Part 2 - Hormonal Regulation: Insulin.

    For our second part of the battle we will look to recruit the benefits of optimizing hormones for the purposes of creating superior nitrogen retention and protein synthesis and priming the anabolic drive for LBM gains.

  • June Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

    The month of June is another busy month as we try to keep up with all of the things going on with ephedra among others.

  • The Art Of War: The Battle Against Homeostasis (Part 1).

    So ya wanna be a freak - or even just have a nice degree of muscle and a dialed in six-pack. Well your body and tens of thousands of years of evolution have second thoughts in regard to this pursuit...

  • Interview With Author L Rea: Part 2!

    For the better part of the past two decades, only a fortunate few had access to Author L Rea, arguably one of the top experts in the field on anabolic pharmacology. Learn some more about competitive bodybuilding and everything that goes along with it.

  • January Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

    Of course we brought you lots of cutting edge training and supplementation information again this month, but we also wanted to share some insights into what makes the fitness industry tick...

  • March Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

    CORE is a collaboration of articles from a variety of writers helping you with phisique and performance excellence.

  • Living With Obesity At 700 Calories Per Day!

    Consider a common female client. She's a woman about 5'5 and 185 pounds. A combination of a mostly sedentary lifestyle, quick-fix, processed foods and consistent excessively low calories.

  • SunTan Science: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!

    Tan skin accentuates the physique, highlighting lines and definition. Unfortunately the sun will also hasten damage to the skin. This article will show you that there is a way to get that sexy tan (plus all the health benefits) and minimize the damage.

  • A Call To Arms.

    Fall in line, cadets! Your drill sergeant instructor is here and ready to whip you into tip-top military-recruit shape! Are you tired of triceps that flap in the breeze...

  • AMPk: Master Metabolic Regulator.

    The molecule I want to talk about is called AMP-activated protein kinase or AMPk for short, a compound that is turning out to be one of the major metabolic regulators in the liver, skeletal muscle, fatty acids, and the brain.

  • HPTA Supraphysiological Overcompensation: The Holy Grail Of Optimized Natural Human Performance

    The first and most important How-to answer in the optimization of human performance begins with HPTA Supraphysiological Overcompensation. Learn more...

  • Recuperation Methods For The Advanced Strength Athlete: Part 2.

    Recuperation or recovery can be split in to several sub-categories. Russian sports scientists have long classified recuperation as being either pedagogical, medico-biological, or psychological. Read below for more details.

  • The 10 Minute High-Protein Meal!

    Steve Tower Henneberry, a star on the former American Gladiators television program, goes for peak performance in the kitchen by preparing what he calls One-Step High-Protein Meals. See below for one such meal!

  • Ask Author L Rea: Q And A.

    Is it a good idea to stack boldenone and nandrolone? Will stacking interleukin-15 with insulin-like growth factor turn even the most ordinary physique into a freak show? Author goes into these questions below with some brief detailed answers.

  • Body Composition Training.

    How do we make sense of this metabolic Jeckle and Hyde? The answer is closer than you think. Find out here...

  • January Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

    CORE is a collaboration of articles from a variety of writers helping you with phisique and performance excellence.

  • Antioxidant Protection & Anti Aging Protocol For The Maturing Bodybuilder.

    Science has discovered there to be a very high correlation between antioxidant depletion and insulin resistance/high fasting blood insulin/glucose levels.

  • Letter From The Editor And Responses About Ephedra And Easter Seals!

    Unfortunately the safety profile of a substance (such as prohormones and Ephedra) is less important to our government than political agenda. Here we are shown how hypocritical our government can be. The concern here is how OTC medication seems ignored.

  • Site Specific Androgen Receptor Modulation - Get Big, Stay Big!

    Recently many readers have been writing in asking questions about how to use one of the hottest new supplements to hit the market - ATD. If you would like to learn more regarding this please continue reading.

  • Initial Body Fat & Body Composition Changes.

    A more recent idea making the rounds in bodybuilding nutrition is that, prior to trying to gain lean body mass, people should diet down first.

  • Toxicity - Are You Full Of Crap?

    We will now focus on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and lymphatic systems. High calorie bodybuilding diets can often overload these two systems; therefore we must find a way to cleanse these two systems so that our bodies can continue to stay healthy...

  • An Interview With Eric Serrano, M.D - Part Two.

    Take a look inside the life of Eric Serrano. Find out who he is and why he is so popular in the fitness industry...

  • What Happened At The GNC NPC Excalibur With Jon Lindsay.

    I am sorry to say that in the past few days I have received at least 100 e-mails regarding the frustration of the GNC NPC Excalibur show...

  • Muscle Separation Training.

    Bodybuilders can set their watches by it. 12 weeks before the contest, around the time they decide to cut calories, insecurities emerge like a fat chick at Dairy Queen.

  • Shoot For That Extra Arm Size.

    How would you like to shoot for that extra 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of fresh, new muscle growth for your upper arms in the next 45 days? I’ll bet you would, unless you already have arms like Lee Priest.

  • April Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

    CORE is a collaboration of articles from a variety of writers helping you with physique and performance excellence.

  • Radio Silence: The Media's Response To Steroid Testing!

    It was just as the baseball media feared. Just before Opening Day, rumors started to circulate at the upper levels that the new drug testing policy had netted its first victim. Read on to fill your curiosity.

  • May Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

    This month the articles we have for you, again, cover many different topics. Some of these articles should catch your attention right away as they have to do with how your government is handling issues regarding supplements. This and much more in May.

  • February Core Training Article Table Of Contents.

    CORE is a collaboration of articles from a variety of writers helping you with phisique and performance excellence.

  • Ask Author L. Rea - June 2005.

    Check out these frequently asked questions from readers all over the world!

  • Escalate Partial Training!

    So will partial training become an institution or will it follow the route of the thrust press, the ab roller and Hot Skinz into bodybuilding extinction? You be the judge. Read below to learn more about partial training.

  • Double Session Burst Training!

    Double session burst training is an extreme, 6 week-blitz, geared to diametrically increase muscle mass while shedding body fat. Like most great things, this type of training will require dedication. Read below if you are not frail of heart.

  • Letter From The Editor!

    CORE is a collaboration of articles from a variety of writers helping you with physique and performance excellence.

  • The Government & The Supplement Industry.

    Soon you may not be able to purchase the natural supplements and vitamins! You may also have to get a doctor's prescription before you can buy the remaining versions

  • An Interview With Mavis Tozzi.

    Since they first came out it seems we get more letters every day asking who that beautiful lady is in the ALRI XXX Rush ads. Many in the fitness and physique industry already know her as Mavis Tozzi.