Glen Danbury

Background

I have an honors degree in sports science and human nutrition and I am currently working towards my Masters degree in sports nutrition.

I started lifting seriously when I was training for the Royal Marines (at the tender age of sixteen), unfortunately I was diagnosed with type one diabetes and as such was refused entry. As an alternative I went to college and then university to study the science of training and nutrition so that I could aid both myself and others achieve bodybuilding success.

I was introduced to competition by one of my gym managers who was competing at the time ( he went on that year to win his class at the European super body show), after one competition I was hooked. bodybuilding helps me to keep my diabetes under control whilst allowing me to constantly set and achieve goals throughout my life. The discipline required for competition translates well to my studies and other aspects of life.

Check out his website: www.monstermuscle.co.uk

Name: Glen Danbury
Years Bodybuilding: 5
Favorite Body Parts: Back
Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts
Favorite Supplements: Whey, Creatine
Hobbies: Rugby and Eating
Favorite Bodybuilders: Andy Palmer (a top natural over in England)

Age: 23
Weight: 168 lbs.
Waist: 33 in.
Arms: 17 in.
Chest: 45 in.
Legs: 26 in.
Calves: 17 in.

Articles

  • An Interview With UKBFF British Light-Heavyweight Champion & New IFBB Pro James Llewellin!

    James Llewellin doesn't disappoint. This year's British once again saw a light-heavyweight from last year take the overall and pro card. Find out more about this dedicated athlete, how he trains and more. Read on.

  • 5 Powerful Methods To Jump-Start Fat Loss!

    The weather is getting warmer and that means more flesh revealed. At this point most of us look at our training and eating to shift excess poundage. Get educated on how the fat stays with us and 5 effective training methods to increase fat loss!

  • 5 Factors To Reach Your Peak!

    Peaking for a show is probably one of the most elusive elements of bodybuilding. Ask any competitive bodybuilder… Once you're lean enough there are 5 nutrition factors to consider in the final week. Learn more right here!

  • Phenotype Vs Genotype, A Genetic Myth?

    Virtually everyone I speak to believes that it's genetics which ultimately dictate a person's development and their responses to any given training or diet. I have put together the following factors that will effect strength and size. Learn more.

  • Protein: What Is It And How Much Can You Take?

    Protein is essential for life. It provides the building blocks for tissue, hormones, enzymes and accounts for 15% of the body. Learn more from this very descriptive list of what it is, what it does, requirements, and more. Check it out!

  • My Favorite Recipes For Bodybuilding-Friendly Dishes.

    Bodybuilding is 80% nutrition: anyone can get in the gym and work hard but it's what you do for the other twenty three hours... Here are some great recipes for bodybuilders including lasagne, mash, apple crumble, and several others. Try them!

  • Bodybuilding With Diabetes, Part 1.

    Diabetes is an escalating condition with more and more people being diagnosed all the time... This article aims to define and explain this roadblock and its effect on bodybuilding. Learn more.

  • Update - Road To The British Bodybuilding Show: Part 4.

    Presented below is what I like to do in order to fill muscle glycogen levels and shed water in order to look my best and peak for a contest as well as the rationale for the practices. Read on for the details!

  • Update - Road To The British, Part 3.

    The week leading up to the northern went pretty much as expected, and from Monday through to Friday I followed the guide I outlined... Read on and see how I did at two competitions in preparation for the British!

  • Update - Road To The British, Part 2.

    Here is the latest update and journal as I continue to prepare for competition in 2006. Learn more here as I describe my diet plan and schedule right here.

  • Update - Road To The British, Part 1.

    After an extended period of time off I am now back in the game. Here is the first part of my training journal that I will be implementing for the coming competitive year. Check it out!

  • Q&A With Glen Danbury.

    Get your questions answered on what is the best way to build a mass gain program, the benefit of quarter squats for athletes and more...

  • Why The ME Method Should Form The Basis Of Hypertrophy Training.

    What is the ME Method and why should it be used? Many trainers and bodybuilders alike seem to be misguided about the uses of ME. Learn about several max effort methods right here.

  • A Routine For The Shankless Many!

    The most glaring weakness tends to be two muscle groups - namely the calves and hamstrings. Calves will be my focus here. Try my sample routine and see if you can start making new gains!

  • Injuries - Hamstrung By Training Protocols!

    The following are some of the key training faux pas that are increasing an athlete's risk of injuring their hamstrings. Learn why many coaches need to get their act together...

  • Stable Vs. Unstable Training; A Balanced View!

    There are benefits and drawbacks of using both stable and unstable training protocols. Choosing the most appropriate activity for your goals is paramount. Get the pros and cons of these methods right here.

  • Squatology - Part 1: The Squat Can Work For Everyone.

    There are so many variations of the squat that every body type can thrive on squatting. That is exactly what I am going to share with you today. Everone can benefit!

  • Inner, Outer And Whole Unit Ab Training.

    Abs... everyone wants them, not many have them. Here I am going to introduce you to the full ab workout routine. With a balanced diet and this routine there is no reason you cannot get the abs you want.

  • Dieters Psychological Advantage: Part 2.

    In the first article we looked at six factors that would aid your diet and help you stay on track. This article will show six more tips and tricks to help you stay on track with your fat loss plans.

  • Bodybuilding Folklore - Myth Or Fact: Part 1.

    Does the general publics' beliefs have merit and even have a current evidence basis? Within these articles I hope to shed light on some of the common bodybuilding beliefs.

  • Holistic Hypertrophy Revisited: Part 3!

    Awhile back I wrote some articles about holistic hypertrophy. Learn more here as I revisit this training method in more detail.

  • Dieters Psychological Advantage: Part 1.

    You can argue the pros and cons of different diets until you're blue in the face, but one fact remains - unless you stick to your diet it will not work. This is part one of the psychological advantage for dieting.

  • Road To The British: Part Two!

    Since last year I have had one goal - solely to win my class at either the BNBF or ANB British this year...

  • Blue Print For Ten Pounds In Thirty Days - Part 2!

    Gaining ten pounds in thirty days is a toughie, tough but not impossible. For a hardgainer ten pounds is something they can only fantasize about - well wake up because your fantasy is about to become reality.

  • Blue Print For Ten Pounds In Thirty Days - Part 1!

    Gaining ten pounds in thirty days is a toughie, tough but not impossible. For a hardgainer ten pounds is something they can only fantasize about - well wake up because your fantasy is about to become reality.

  • Elbow Flexion 101.

    This article should explain how varying your curls can alter loading patterns and cause preferential recruitment of different elbow flexors that will help you build the set of arms you desire.

  • Q&A From The Brit Glen Danbury # 2!

    Find out what the new and interesting research is to get ripped, how to build muscle while dieting, if cardio on an empty stomach is a good idea and more...

  • Q&A From The Brit Glen Danbury!

    I receive a huge amount of e-mails sent via readers of this website and other publications on both training and nutrition. Although I try to answer as many e-mails as I possible can, it's not always possible due to time restraints. Here are some of the be

  • Low Carb Diets: The Way To Go?

    Gain a well-rounded view on carbohydrates, and if you still want to follow the low-carb route for fat loss, you have a plan that will at least negate some of the negative elements of low carb.

  • Road To The British: Contest Prep!

    Since last year I have had one goal - solely to win my class at either the BNBF or ANB British this year...

  • Iron Alternatives: 5 Great Ways To Stay In Shape Without Weights!

    Presented below are five alternatives that at a push could replace your beloved iron for a short period like a holiday or even as ancillary movements to compliment the free weight basics.

  • Is Cardio Anabolic?

    The word cardio for most bodybuilders strikes fear into the heart. Fear not, for cardio could be the key for unlocking potential growth. Learn why...

  • Concomitant Training: Strength, Power And Hypertrophy Gains!

    Originally I was going to ask whether you wanted simultaneous gains in strength and power as well as maximal hypertrophy development. Quickly I thought to myself it was a rhetorical question - of course you want it!

  • Means To Mass!

    Skinny, thin, beanpole, bag of bones - if any of these descriptions sound familiar fret not, the following will get you a long way to packing some meat onto your bones. Learn how...

  • The Holistic Hypertrophy Program - Part 2.

    In this articles I will present an advanced version which encompasses a greater variety of exercises per body part that more comprehensively recruits the target fibres, as well as increasing the overall work performed.

  • The Holistic Hypertrophy Program.

    The most common methods of training usually fail to exhaust one or another group of muscle fibres. Learn what the holistic hypertrophy program is and how it can help you!

  • Anatomy Of Forearm Training!

    The most common mistake within forearm training is thinking that the musculature of the forearms is only responsible for wrist flexion (curling) and extension.

  • Six Steps To A Rock Hard Flat Midsection!

    Look through any health and fitness magazine and what will you find? An article on how to create a flat toned midsection. The problem is how many of you obtained that elusive hard midsection?

  • Are Carbs Anabolic?

    Before all of you run for your protein powders and flax oils you may wish to read on to find out why carbohydrates could be the anabolic nutrient you are looking for.