John Stamatopoulos

Background

I would like for all of you fellow readers of this site to have some more personal information about me. My name is John Stamatopoulos, and I was born 29 years ago in Athens Greece. I am working part-time in a gym in Athens for the last couple of years. I have a university degree in business administration and I hope after 2-3 years I will have another degree from the University in Minnesota in Nutrition Science since I am planning to study there after some months.

I am 6'1", and I weigh 225 pounds, carrying 12% bodyfat this period. I started bodybuilding 10 years ago, and to be honest, I did not expect when I started that I would love this sport so much. I have changed many different sports before 1990, and just to name a few, I was running in 400m in track and field from 1984 until 1986, I was playing tennis from 1986 until 1988 and also I was playing basketball on a Greek team from 1988 until 1990, so I can say I was pretty "active" in sports.

But what I found in bodybuilding was impossible to find in any other sport. It does not have to do only with lifting, but I believe bodybuilding means also a way of life. If you want to get better (bigger) you have to do many more things, not only lifting. You have to have self-discipline, take care of your nutrition and your recuperation, and you have to be extremely concentrated every time you go to gym. So there are many different aspects that you should take into consideration if you want to succeed. I totally believe that bodybuilding can make you a better person. Hence, I believe I became a better person because I applied myself to the most important bodybuilding aspects.

Finally, I had the honour of training for some period of my life with two former Mr. Greece (one of them was 5th in IFBB Mr. Europe in 1992). The information that I got from them about bodybuilding was invaluable. Ok, that's enough about me, let me start with my first bodybuilding article.

    Note: Consult your physician before taking any supplement or engaging in any physical activity. I am not a doctor and you follow my advice at your own risk.

Articles

  • Important Bodybuilding Weapons.

    It happens all the time in the gym I workout at. Some skinny guy (that has probably not lifted for more than a couple of months), comes to me and asks,

  • Supplements For Better Performance!

    This is the first part of a three part series that you will learn about what are the BEST supplements with what dosages and when you should take them in order to help you increase your performance and your muscle mass and lose fat!

  • Supplements For Better Performance - Part Two!

    In part one, I talked about the importance of the right supplementation and also what supplements work best for you in order to be a better bodybuilder without paying a fortune.

  • The Perfect Supplements After Your Perfect Cycles!

    After analyzing what supplement stacks are good for muscle building, and what supplement stacks are good for fat loss, it is time for you to learn what you should take.

  • Mike Mentzer Exclusive Interview! A Bodybuilding Legend...

    His impressive frame, combined with his idea that bodybuilders didn't have to train seven days a week for an hour or two at a time, created shock waves in the industry.

  • Dave Draper Interview

    Hello dear friends. Today I have the opportunity to interview a bodybuilder that was one of the best in 60's. His nickname was the 'Blond Bomber', and for those that have not guessed his real name already, I am talking of course about Dave Draper!

  • The Best Memory And Mind Supplements!

    John Stamatopoulos goes into detail on what is best for you and what will help you the most with memory and what will improve the most.

  • King Kamali Interview!

    His name is King Kamali and he is one of the newest IFBB Pros, ready to take on the ranks at the 2001 IRONMAN and Arnold Classic.

  • Mind Power #2!

    The 10 best steps you need to have a clean and healthy mind.

  • Mind Power!

    Mind power is a tremendous weapon for someone who wants to achieve their best. Look at any other successful player/coach/business man, etc. Always the best people in each field, had a strong mind, and a will to succeed!

  • The Best Fat Loss Supplements!

    But what about these extra fat pounds that you got when you were trying to bulk up, (or during your summer vacations), and now you can not get rid of them? That's what we are going to discuss today.

  • Forbidden Supplement Stacks!

    Learn about the supplements that you should NEVER take together...

  • Shawn Ray Interview!

    One of the most popular bodybuilders of all time! No doubt he will go down in history as one of the best ever.Shawn Ray appeared on the bodybuilding scene in 1983 when he competed in the AAU Teenage Mr. Los Angeles and of course, he won it easily

  • Garrett Downing Interview!

    Known for his model looks and symmetrical physique, Garrett's complete presentation of sweeping, poised muscularity epitomizes bodybuilding's ideal healthy role model.

  • Ronnie Coleman Interview!

    Ronnie Coleman Exclusive Interview! Mr. Olympia! Exciting questions and answers by the #1 pro bodybuilder in the world.

  • Mike Francois Interview!

    Mike Francois answers our top questions that you wanted asked. Mike is known as one of the best pro bodybuilders with many titles, including the 1995 Arnold Classic, under his belt.

  • The Perfect Bodybuilding Program - PART 2!

    ln my previous article, you learned the basic concepts that exist in the HIT system. This week l will give you two of the best bodybuilding programs for people that will have time to train two or three times per week.

  • Supplements For Healthy Joints!

    Well, I have been really busy the last three months. I had to deal with a minor stomach problem, (that thank God is over now), I had to interview many great bodybuilders, and also I had to take care of many other things.

  • The Best Diet For Fat-Loss!

    Use this diet to lose fat as quick as humanly possible!

  • Drugs Vs. Natural!

    Steroids do work, but what are the most probable consequences that will happen to you if you start taking them? Let's talk about the myths and facts. This comprehensive article will leave nothing to wonder.

  • The Perfect Bodybuilding Program!

    The absolute best bodybuilding program. Go beyond the HIT program for even more results! Huge article to help YOU get huge!

  • The Best Fat Loss Supplement Stacks!

    To get the best results from your fat loss program, try these fat loss supplements stacks and cycles.

  • The Ultimate Mass Gaining Program!

    Well here is what we are going to talk about today. l will give you one of the best nutrition programs for serious quality mass that will help you all.

  • Stacks For The 21st Century Bodybuilder!

    What supplements should you take together to build muscle fast? Which ones should you NEVER take together?