Jim Brewster

Background

I'm married - 19 years to my beautiful wife Sandy, and we have 4 kids. I started bodybuilding in 1980, getting into it through a friend. Back then, the "supplement" business was pretty much Joe Weider, and if you read his magazines, it was all about the "Weider principles". Steroids? Never mentioned in the magazines!

In 1990, I began working for a major retail supplement company (GNC). I was hired because I knew more than the manager did. It didn't take long for me to see the massive amount of misinformation out there, so I made it a point to "educate" every customer that came in my store. I was as interested in their training and nutrition as I was in their sale.

I have been in that business at various levels (from part time sales to District Manager) ever since, although now not with GNC. I have taken college nutrition courses in an effort to advance my knowledge. I have 25 years in the game, always been natural but don't mind what other people choose to do. That choice is important however because it affects everything you can do in the gym and at the table.

I have over 15 years experience helping people not only with their supplement choices but with their training and nutrition programs as well.

Articles

  • Post Workout Carbs: Which Carbs To Eat After You Lift

    There are really only two times of the day to take in simple carbohydrates: first thing in the morning and after your workout. Let's look at our options and the Glycemic Index of these options...

  • Beginning Nutrition: The Facts About Protein, Carbs & Fat

    If you want to see best results from a training program, proper nutrition is critical. This means proper intake of calories, macro nutrients - protein, carbs & fats... Learn why they are important and the best time to have them.

  • Wimpy Chest No More: 3 Chest Routines For Massive Growth!

    What can I do to lose my small, weak chest? This seems to be the most common weak point I hear about. Here are a few routines that are sure to blast new growth into your chest. Good luck!

  • 5 Training Routines To Build Your Back Fast

    The back is a challenge—many people cannot feel those muscles working when they train. Find out more and try these 5 routines to build your back... fast!

  • Lose Belly Fat: Fat Loss Meal Plan & Training Program

    The first thing I'm going to tell you is, don't go on a diet. Why? Because most diets are not based on sound nutritional principles. Learn more from these principles, nutrition tips, and workouts!

  • Killer Chest Training: Tips And Routines!

    Some guys added size to their chest without much trouble. I had a hard time in that area so a great deal of research had been required to fix it. Here are some great tips and routines to make a stubborn chest grow.

  • Creating The Illusion Of Size: Maximizing Width

    Increase your shoulder width to appear several inches wider. Below you will find routines and exercises that will help you build the appearance of width.

  • Training Splits: Which One Is Best?

    Before I detail several of the split routine options out there, you will need to what days you have available for training. You can read it now and see why it will be beneficial to know your schedule.

  • Killer Calf Training!

    Learn to understand the muscles you're working in order to get maximum results. I will discuss this and lay out a sample routine for you to try.

  • Killer Biceps! Part 2

    Due to the response to my biceps article, I decided to do another one, dealing with some of the many questions I've been asked. This time my main concern is about recovery. Read below to learn more about recovery and bicep supersets.

  • Killer Biceps! Part 1

    Most people love to train biceps, flexing their arms with pride at the end of every set, yet not always seeing the kind of results they want to see. This article will tell you how to get the results you want from your biceps training.

  • Killer Back Training!

    Training the back is probably one of the most complicated bodybuilding training experiences. Learn why and how to build a great back!

  • The Summer Shred: Your Beach-Body Program!

    Summer's coming, and it's time to lose body fat, get in shape and look good. Here's a supplement, diet and training plan that can help you do just that.

  • Workout Routine For Killer Triceps!

    When you think of big arms, what do you think of? I bet most of you would answer biceps. Find out what exercises work for building huge arms!

  • Coming Back After A 5-Year Layoff When You're Near 50!

    Once bit by the iron bug always bit, so I came back to bodybuilding at the ripe young age of 47 and in terrible shape. This is how I got back!