Friday, November 27, 2009

The 2-1-2 Success rule.

"Sir, what is your secret of success?" A reporter asked a CEO of a natural supplement company that sells in 15 countries.

"Two words."
"And, sir, what are they?"
"Right decisions."
"And how do you make the right decisions?"
"One word."
"And, sir, what is it?"
"And how do you get experience?"
"Two words."
"And, sir, what are they?"
"Wrong decisions."
What About Needing a Full Range of Motion?

"You need to lift through a full range of motion in order to build maximum muscle."
Nearly every person who has trained with Static Contraction training has heard this comment in the gym. It's often from some person who thinks he's helping you out by passing on some physiology 'knowledge' he heard. Sometimes it's just a know-it-all who critiques everyone's workouts.
In any event, ask him this simple question, "Has there ever been a clinical study that demonstrates humans need a full range of motion to build muscle; or a study that demonstrates range of motion plays a bigger role in hypertrophy than the amount of weight lifted?"
Then wait for the silence.
Perhaps it will surprise you to know there is not a single study supporting either conclusion. Nor will there ever be. What? Pete, are you saying you can predict the outcome of future studies? No. What I'm saying is that there are billions of cases over thousands of years of humans building muscle without using a full range of motion. So if a future study concludes that can't happen, the study will be wrong.
The fact is, outside of the gym and exercise infomercial studios, humans just don't use a full range of motion when performing high intensity exercise. For example:
1. When you try to push a car you don't place your hands near your chest to push, you place them almost fully extended away from you
2. Likewise, when you push a car you also don't squat down on you haunches, you barely bend your knees
3. When you climb a ladder you don't go three rungs at a time even though you could
4. When we walk we automatically use a step that is in our strongest and most efficient range of motion, we don't use our full range of motion
There are millions of construction workers, mechanics, landscapers and others who have very muscular physiques without ever using a full range of motion in their daily jobs.
And if full range of motion was the crucial road to muscle growth, yoga instructors and martial artists would be winning all the bodybuilding titles because they consistently exercise with the absolute maximum range of motion to develop flexibility.
Sometimes you'll hear this variation: "If you don't use a full range of motion, you'll develop a short muscle." Again, there is not a single study to back up this assertion. The length and shape of your muscles is determined by who your parents are.
Furthermore, your muscles are permanently attached to your bones. If you do partial reps, your muscles do not disconnect themselves, creep along the bone and reattach themselves during the night in order to become shorter. Won't happen.
And when you lift the maximum weight possible it requires the work of the maximum number of muscle fibers. Maximum fiber recruitment leads to maximum muscle hypertrophy; which is just one more reason the "short muscle" remark is ridiculous.
For over fifteen years I've been showing people how to limit range of motion in favor of lifting more weight in a safer range. I now estimate that over 200,000 people have used my methods to build new muscle.
So the evidence is clear and unambiguous; in the realm of muscle building, range of motion has almost no significance whatsoever. The overwhelming factor of significance is how much weight a muscle lifts. It is better to lift 200 pounds 3 inches than to lift 100 pounds 6 inches. It is better still to lift 400 pounds 1.5 inches. All three lifts represent the same amount of work as far as physics is concerned, yet when you try them in the gym it is the greater weight that taxes your limits, not the greater distance.
"You need to lift through a full range of motion in order to build maximum muscle." It never was true and never will be true. My best advice is to use Static Contraction Training to lift the maximum amount of weight you can, in the smallest and safest possible range of motion...and watch your progress take off.

Train with your brain,
Pete Sisco

And I agree Ken Anderson


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dr. Blaylock on vaccines 1 in 6 children will develop brain anomalies

Excellent interview with Dr. Blaylock on the latest with vaccines...
Hear Dr. Blaylock report the CDC's own reports that 1 in 6 children will develop brain anomalies (autism to ADD to other cognitive dysfunctions) from the 41 vaccines they receive before the age of 6. This 1 in 6 figure does not include the children who will develop autoimmune diseases like diabetes, asthma and allergies from their vaccinations. He also reports that their was NO reduction in flu cases from the children who were vaccinated against the H5N1 flu...
The latest recommendations on Vit D amounts to take...
And more....
Definitely worth listening to...(give it a minute to come up)
Hour 2 - Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD - The Swine Flu & Vaccinations

Monday, November 9, 2009


Did you know that every glass of wine contains approximately 200 different phenolic compounds (or phenols)? According to Andrew Waterhouse, Ph.D., a key researcher at University of California, Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology, wine is "one of the best sources of phenolic antioxidants available to Americans." Phenolic compounds are found in high concentrations in the grape skins, seeds and stems. Red wine, which utilizes all of these parts in the winemaking process, seems to be a particularly rich source for antioxidant nutrients.

Scientists all over the world have already isolated and identified compounds such as resveratrol, catechin and quercetin, and have begun to establish their antioxidant and protective properties, already finding phenolics in wine to potentially reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, inhibit platelet clotting, and produce a more favorable HDL-LDL cholesterol ratio. The most recent research has begun to indicate the potential role of phenolic compounds in reducing the risk for both heart disease and cancer, which will assure continuing research in this very important area.

TO LEARN MORE about wine-specific health benefits, mealtime consumption, antioxidants, phenolic compounds and healthy lifestyles of wine drinkers visit the Wine Institute Web Site at: