Saturday, April 30, 2011

BINGE eating

Binge eating is characterized by compulsive overeating. Eating a lot of food does not necessarily mean that you have binge eating disorder.It is a psychological illness characterized by frequently eating excessive amounts of food, often when not hungry. Binges represent a distraction that allows a person to avoid thinking about the real root of their problems. Feelings of guilt and depression . 

Emotions often play a role. People with a binge eating problem may overeat when they feel stressed, upset, hurt, or angry. Many find it comforting and soothing to eat but after a binge they're likely to feel guilty and sad about the out-of-control eating. Overeating on a regular basis is commonly increasing weight gain. Depending on the weight before the overeating began, becoming severely overweight or obese is a real possibility.

Symptom of the condition  :

•    Rapid and extreme weight gain
•    Excessive consumption of food
•    Buying large amounts of food
•    Eating when hurt, angry or upset

Aerobic exercises include strength training and stretching to improve muscular strength, cardio-vascular fitness, and flexibility. It also helps  to get certain chemical changes in the brain that fills with optimistic thoughts. It can also stop binging when done on a regular basis.  The population of binge eating are mainly obese and practicing sedentary lifestyle. So before a hard work on a cardio or resistance training machine should be done, a proper medical check-up with their general practitioner must take place.
Getting Professional Help


Here's my progress 3 weeks out from a contest and I just had some large carbs meal after a long week of carb deplete. Many I have to change in my diet after my trainer mention that I have to reduce my carbs in my solid meal and only consuming them with  supplement only during training. So from tomorrow onwards I'm consuming less carbohydrate, approximately 15grm of carbs from 50grm of sweet potato in a day "I'll be limping instead of walking".

Since I'll be consuming waxy maize starch during training with my amino, I may still able to keep my muscle full and not looking flat. As for my diet, less carbs means more protein to get the same calorie ration.

Starting from tomorrow also I'll be doing another cardio session after my weight training. So total 2 cardio session a day. Can't imagine how much I will shrink but we'll see how it goes with my high protein diet.

Friday, April 29, 2011

MRI Black Powder

MRI Black Powder is one of the best pre-workout out there. It provides a great strength and endurance during training and able to push you even further in your workout. As for the ingredient it is straight forward with average amount of 40 serving in a 1.76lb tub. In 2009 the product recieved New Supplement of the Year from

  1.   The best way to consume is by steering before drinking it. The foam for each of its flavor taste so smooth compare to other pre-workout.
  2. Even tho it has caffeine in it the effect is very mild but if you are caffeine intolerance please don't try to be a hero

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. ANZAC Day is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.


A typical ANZAC Day ceremony may include the following features: an introduction, hymn, prayer, an address, laying of wreaths, a recitation, the Last Post, a period of silence, either the Rouse or the Reveille, and the national anthem. After the Memorial’s ceremony, families often place red poppies beside the names of relatives on the Memorial’s Roll of Honour, as they also do after Remembrance Day services.

As a respect to ANZAC Day we dedicate this video to salute all those who fought in that war.

Special Appearance Aaron Curtis

Monday, April 18, 2011

Fittest Man Australia

A highly recognizable magazine in Australia and  throughout the world. Complete with tip on how and what to eat, train and do to be fit and healthy. Last weekend in Sydney Australia I was selected to compete in a Crossfit challenge organize CFX. The winner for the challenge will be in the front page of  Men's Fitness Magazine. Firstly thank you so much Todd Cole for selecting me to be part of this extreme challenge and also to Mick and his team from CFX.

Qualifying was on Saturday and final was on Sunday. The challenge was to complete three round of as many pull up, thrust, box jump, sumo-squat with shrugs and rowing in 18 minutes. Honestly speaking I manage to complete all of them but the total amount of repetition was not close to average and at the end of the challenge I was breathing like a buffalo and consuming water like a camel. Even tho I did not make it to the semi but I love the experience.

"Each time we fall we able to stand again"

So why stop there, at the expo approximately 300 booth are fitness based and half of them organize games and challenge. For those who were not able to attend for this expo this is what you miss.

Mark Lobliner is just awesome. I had opportunity to interview him about his supplement range and his next contest prep. He even give me his personal business card and dvd, COOL !!

Hips of pros I manage to meet and interview some of them are Branch warren, Dorian Yates, Mark Alvis and not to forget those figure pro. 

It was a two day event for me. Day 1 was the Crossfitness challenge, meet and interview some of the pro's and day two is where I get involve with all the games and challenge provided by them also more free samples.
Sampling was given away like candy on Halloween day. I manage to try almost every range that they provide. You name it BSN, Gaspari, Musashi, MuscleTech, Bsc, Scivation, DY and many more.

Currently I'm holding the most push up and curl in the expo in total of 196
 Another push up challenge but this time a figure pro sitting on me
As you can see tons of sample and activities was provided and it is such a waste if you miss it again. I hope to see everyone there and enjoy it again.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I have approximately a week to go for the Crossfit challenge in Sydney. What I have train and improve for the past week was a great improvement not just towards my physique but also my cardiovascular system. As a competitive bodybuilder that usually does cardio training in the rage of 60 - 70% max HR for about 40 - 60 minutes a day may sound intense enough. Imagine forcing doing 75% - 95% max HR in the period of an hour sound like because currently I am practicing it in my training regime.

I wasn't a believer in an intense cardio training because :
  • I'll shrink
  • Waste so much calories/energy
  • Not good for weight training
This was mainly the reason many people out there that competes or not and including me had in mind. I would categorize shrinking and calorie consumption in the same group. Obviously when an athlete are using their capability to exert energy out mean there are using the calorie as source of energy. This also apply to weight training. I agree that performing an intense cardio training before weight training is not good for an intense weight training and it is best to separate those long/intense cardio session at a different time.

As I mention before that Crossfit is a combination of physical fitness and strength.What I need to improve is my fitness level. For the past 6 days I have apply varieties of training system in my cardio training to improve my capability to do a long period of cardiovascular training. The body uses two pathways to provide our body with energy we requires for various process. The pathways are called :

Anaerobic energy system Phosphate (Alactic): Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP) and Creatine Phosphate (CP) are broken down to release energy in a short period of time. The energy is produced without presence of oxygen.

Lactate (Lactic): Glycogen is broken down to produce energy for intense activities approximately for 160second. Waste product (such as lactate) contribute to fatigue/ discomfort. This also produce without the presence of oxygen.

Aerobic energy system Fats, glycogen, protein are broken down to produce amount of energy in the presence of oxygen. Carbon dioxide and water are the by-product in this process.
This are the basic of the energy system and what are being used to create energy, now we have a better understanding what we felt during training we also should know what to consume before and after training. Since cardio training is being apply till today on a daily basis, my daily nutrition changes from 2 serving of carbs a day to 4 serving carbs a day. The average training session in a day I'm doing now is 3, it is a combination of weight training and two cardio training separated in a day.

Form of aerobic training I am applying now are :

Long Slow Distance (LSD) is low intense training such as job for 45min.

Interval training involves high intensity aerobic/anaerobic followed by low intensity recovery period.

Circuit training involves a series of exercises following each other performed without rest in between.

Apart from all those training, weight training is still being apply. So can you imagine how much food I have to consume. As for my physique, I'm still looking hard and full but just not ripped enough to compete for bodybuilding show but looking at the amount of food that I eat, I'm still lean. I hope what I share today may be apply by others that cardiovascular training is not that bad. It has benefits in so many area.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


To do continues training from day to day need lots of hard work and not having a proper nutrition will decrease the ability to perform the training at maximum effort and especially when they are preparing them self for a contest. This is part of my daily nutrition. I have reduce my protein intake to 2 to maybe 3 serving a day not including from protein shake.


Crossfit training involve lots of complex movement mix with cardio training and combining to be a circuit training. In the process of those training my calorie consumption are very high so carbs and fats would be best source for energy. I'm still keeping my carbs intake at a moderate amount because after this crossfit challenge I'm still competing in bodybuilding.

My protein shake are a mix bland of Casein and Whey Concentrate with Waxy maize starch. As for my pre-workout it is BSN N.O-Xplode. I'm still consuming around 5 to 7 small meals a day consist of

- Mix salad with four to six rice cake
- Mix salad with six weat-bix
- 80 to 100g of Kangaroo meat with salad

Saturday, April 2, 2011


CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many. CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. In my point of view there are degree of method applied in the program. Numbers of Fitness competition out there applied CrossFit kind of training due to max effort, endurance and mental approach needs by the athlete. Some contest stress on how the athlete should lift the weight but most won't.

I'm still wondering what is a beginners program for CrossFit. My background is based on bodybuilding and most people know that at the beginning people will apply pyramid. program .Currently I'm applying CrossFit training into my workout regime, I've notice that to be able to complete a mix training for several round an individual need to have a combination of mental strength, muscle endurance/strength, flexible, stamina, power and balance. This approach create a fit person at the end of the day. I have the foundation of strength,power and speed now what I need to increase is my stamina. The journey starts today as I'm transforming myself to be a fitter person for the Fittest Bloke Competition organize in Australia Health&Fitness Expo in Sydney. 

Australia Fitness & Health Expo Sydney

As I mention in the beginning of 2011 it would be a great year for fitness and bodybuilding events in Australia. I manage to attend the FITX and partake in some of their challenge. Not to forget I had opportunity to ask personal question and contest prep to some of my favorite IFBB pro athletes. Thanks so much Jonnie Jackson for his great tips, Ben Palkuski for his inspirational word and Australia Grandprix Champ 2011 Dennis Wolf also to all GNC, MAX's, BSN, MUSASHI, DYMATIZE, DOHERTY's crew members and many more.

Now, on April 30th I should have enter INBA Rookie in Melb but I am not fully prepare and  unhappy with my condition so I skip. Sad to mention about it but to be at the top one must bring in a great condition. Everything in life happen for a reason. The day I inform to my mates and parents about this issue, that was the same day I received a great news from Todd Cole Owner at Odysseus, Editorial Director at Australian Men's Fitness Magazine and Director at Odysseus Publishing Pty Lt to be one of many CrossFit contender at Fitness Expo Sydney.

The Australian Fitness & Health Expo is Australia's number 1 fitness event and sees over 300 exhibitors talking all things fitness! The exhibitors will showcase their new products and the latest trends across the following sectors from boxing/martial arts, business service, clothing/music, education/training, fitness&training equipment, health/wellness/rehabilitation, sports nutrition and supplements. 

The Main Stage will be a focal point of the exhibition showcasing the latest in fitness through exciting demonstrations and shows. Gladly to be one of the competitor for Fittest Bloke Competition now I am pushing my fitness level to above average level. The challenge are consist of speed, strength, stamina, endurance and mental toughness against the clock.

Now even greater news apart from competing in this awesome event this 2011 Expo will include appearances from a variety of celebrities across the fitness and health industries. Celebrities will be appearing on one of the three stages - Main Stage, Talking Fitness Stage and Strength & Conditioning Stage as well as at a variety of exhibitor stands. This is another opportunity for me to meet Dorian Yates, Marc Lobliner, Charles Glass, Michelle Bridges and many more. The Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre is located in Darling Harbour, there are numerous modes of transport to get you around Sydney and to the Sydney Exhibition Centre by car, bus, train, ferry, monorail or by foot. Hope to see you there