Posts tagged Geek to Freak
In Tim Ferriss’ 2008 post titled From Geek to Freak: How I Gained 34 lbs. of Muscle in 4 Weeks, he sites the Arthur Jones “Colorado Experiment” study performed under the supervision of James E. Johnson, Ph.D. back in 1973. The experiment focused on massive muscle tissue growth in a short amount of time. They sited the results of the first experiment: an astounding 63.21 Lbs of muscle (Casey Viator) over the course of 28 days and a second experiment with Arthur Jones’ gains of 15.44 Lbs in 22 days.
Both athletes showed significant gains; even if you were to believe them to be exaggerated and half their reported results. How did they (more…)
In honor of the timely release of the forthcoming book The 4-Hour Body, by author, speaker & lifehacker Tim Ferriss; I’m going to have another go at his experiment he publicly posted in 2007 titled “From Geek to Freak: How I Gained 34 lbs. of Muscle in 4 Weeks.”
Though Tim was formerly a wrestler and a solid mesomorph body type, he had stepped away from his strenuous workout plans to slim down while training to compete in a tango competition in Argentina. From that training, he had dwindled down to 146 Lbs.
So after returning to the US, he studied muscular hypertrophy and set out to gain as much muscle mass as possible in 30 days.
4 thirty-minute workouts and 30 days later, he had gained a total of 34 LBS OF MUSCLE.
After reading that, I thought to myself, “hmm… that’s pretty cool; what if I could do at least 25% of that? That would be worth it. So I did and set out for 30 days of kicking my own butt physically. I’ve never done anything like it before. (more…)
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When I started my weight training program, I decided to meet up with Dr. Blahnik. I was having some neck and lower back pain and I wanted to get it checked out before stressing my body with heavy weights. What I found was shocking. The X-Rays told it all. What he showed me had me put off starting my geek to freak program for 3 weeks! I could actually see where the pain was emanating from. Dr. Blahnik is a very talented & knowledgeable Chiropractor. He’s done wonders for not only myself, but for my wife and son as well.
It was much easier to start making diet & lifestyle changes when we started to understand the reasons why they were so important.
I have been to a couple chiropractors in the past, but only at the onset of pain. They would “crack my back” and I’d be okay again for a little while. I’d get the xeroxed exercise sheet for me to follow at home and never do the exercises.
What Dr. Blahnik does differently is he combines the chiropractic visits with before and after adjustment therapies. I go in, do a few exercises, get adjusted, then do more exercises. The whole process takes about 30 minutes to complete. When I started, I went in 3 times a week. Now I go in two times a week. I’m feeling better, with less pain and less symptoms of different illnesses that I was experiencing prior to my chiro therapy. I feel better physically than I have in years and am on no medications. The video is a candid look at my spin health and a basic explanation as to why it is so important to have your spine free of “subluxations.”
You can find out more about Dr. Emmett Blahnik Here. He is an amazing athlete as well:Completed Three Ironman triathlons, U.S. National Greco Roman Wrestling Team, Wisconsin Golden Gloves runner-up, National Rugby Team and a marathon runner.