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: Best Choices To Grow & Recover!

    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.

  • 10-Minute Muscle Builders

    Skyrocket your gains with these 4 super-dense workouts.

  • 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!

  • How 7 Types Of Creatine And Nitric Oxide Build Your Muscle!

    Creatine has been one of the most popular sports supplements since its introduction. Yet, there is still a lot of mystery regarding it. Here's more about what it is, its history, use in bodybuilding, and its tie in to Nitric Oxide. Here we go!

  • Dominate The Football Field With This Game-Winning Supplement & Nutrition Guide!

    As a football player, your daily calorie requirement skyrockets over that of the average person. Here's a great list of supplements and nutrition basics to keep you at the top of your game!

  • 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!

  • Beginning Bodybuilding: A Comprehensive Guide (Part 3)!

    This series of articles is written for the beginning bodybuilder, someone who either has been training a very short time or just starting out. Part 3: continue with 3-day split and get invaluable tips on creating your own routines.

  • Beginning Bodybuilding: A Comprehensive Guide (Part 2)!

    This series of articles is written for the beginning bodybuilder, someone who either has been training a very short time or just starting out. In part 2 we go from the basic full body routine to a split routine. Get the workout & tips right here!

  • Beginning Bodybuilding: A Comprehensive Guide!

    This series of articles is written for the beginning bodybuilder, someone who either has been training a very short time with some initial knowledge of weight training, but who is unsure of what they're doing, or someone just starting out.

  • Monitoring Progress: Common Training Mistakes

    Training mistakes can lead to a lack of progress or worse. In this article, I will identify and offer solutions to a number of those mistakes. Find out what they are right here.

  • 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.

  • A Beginner's Guide To Losing Body Fat!

    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!

  • Off-Season Size And Strength Training Program!

    The winter months are the time of year to gain mass and strength or maybe by bringing up a weak body part or two. The focus of the following program will be strength, basic exercises and higher reps. Try it out ... if you dare!

  • 20-Rep Squat Routine: Variations & Benefits!

    Most people don't like normal squats, let alone some mutant variation for 20 reps! In this article I'll touch on the history, give you some examples of early routines and give you a routine to follow based on this exercise.

  • Nitrogen Balance, Hormone Manipulation And Recovery: Critical Factors In Bodybuilding!

    This article will be different than many training articles you see in the magazines and on the internet. Today I'll cover aspects like hormone manipulation, the importance of a positive nitrogen balance, and proper recovery. Get this and more!

  • 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.

  • Are You Using These In Your Workouts? If Not, You Should Be!

    All of the following examples will allow you to mix up your routines a bit and spark some new growth. Try the following exercises and techniques to see if they work for you. Learn more right here.

  • Rep Variation Training!

    Even though many people do just toss the bar up and down, rep performance ties in directly with the effectiveness of your set. Learn more about varying rep speed and how it can help you make better gains!