Big Red

Background

I've been lifting since I was about 13 years old, mostly for football, but only this past year have I gotten into bodybuilding. Ever since I started concentrating on more than just the training (nutrition, supplementation, etc.), I have become really interested in the sport, and read everything I can to learn more.  The more I read, the more I like to share!

Stats

  • Name: Jay
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 200
  • Location: New England
  • Years Bodybuilding: 5+
  • Favorite Supplements: Creatine, Glutamine, and Protein

Articles

  • Intensity Vs. Volume!

    If you've been on the boards lately, there's been a lot of talk about intensity, mostly High Intensity Training (HIT)... in the following I'm going to explain the importance of intensity and how it varies w. volume.

  • Keys To Proper Recovery!

    Ok, so as most of you all know, the only time your muscles grow is when you're out of the gym, right? You're damn right. One way you can look at this is (for those of you still hell bent on the idea that more is more) is thinking about a bridge.

  • Basic Teen Bodybuilding!

    So for any newbie's who wanna learn the secrets to getting bigger and stronger keep reading. I'm going to base this around the four major aspects of bodybuilding; training, nutrition, supplementation and rest.

  • Readers' E-mail!

    Big Red's teen bodybuilding reader emails and responses.

  • Supplement Review!

    It seems today everyone is writing a supplement review. Bill Philips' has his in which isn't half-bad, Prosource does theirs, and of course you got the magazines.

  • Getting Cut Quick!

    Ok, so you've put on about 20 lbs. during your bulking phase, and your chest is thicker, your arms are bigger, your legs look like two full grown oak trees. But there's just one problem.

  • Doing Manual Labor!

    Over my past 2 years of serious bodybuilding I have made many costly mistakes. For some reason I keep making new ones too, but this is only part of the learning process, and I feel by telling you about my mistakes will help you avoid making them as well.

  • Build Your Neck!

    As we talk about the most neglected muscle, I bet 2/3 of you are looking down at your legs thinking, 'crap, my legs only look big compared to that Alley McBeal chick.' You know what though, that's your fault.

  • Fat Loss-Muscle Retention!

    I'm going to outline to you in this article how you can become the guy with the ripped chest, deep abs, and large arms; welcome to fat loss muscle retention 241.

  • Have You Tried Ginkgo Biloba?

    You know the deal, 6 meals per day, at least 7 hours of sleep per night, blah blah, etc blah. So what can you do, well, take some Ginkgo Biloba.

  • Post Workout Nutrition!

    H ow would you like it if I told you that you can increase protein synthesis by 110%, store glycogen 2 times as effectively, increase insulin sensitivity and Growth Hormone levels, and improve on recovery time naturally?

  • The Importance Of Supplements!

    Supplements make it much easier to get the necessary nutrients to build muscle and can even give you an advantage and enhance your training when taken right and combined with a good diet.

  • Alcohol And Bodybuilding - Do They Mix?

    Thank God it's Friday. That's right, the weekend has begun, and for the average teen, what do we do on weekends? PARTY! And let's face it, despite what you tell your parents, what do parties center around: beer! Is this good or bad? Find out.

  • Should You Believe What They Say?

    Do pro bodybuilders come with a second brain in their thigh like the dinosaurs did? They're big enough. As for their intelligence, well, yeah, I'm not even gonna go there. Well, enough of that, let's get into this, right Ronnie?

  • Great Abs!

    What's one of the main things people notice when your shirt is off? What do the girls go nuts over? Abs.

  • Going Heavy!

    When most guys ask how to get big, the usual response is eat big and lift heavy. This is the best simple advice one could give, but what does it mean to go heavy? In this article I'm going to talk about going heavy.

  • Training In School!

    Those of us in college know just how hard it is to train. There's always projects due, tests coming up, and of course, lots of procrastinating. And even if we stay up on that, there's the sleep factor. Learn how to cope and succeed!

  • Should You Believe What They Say?

    Check back often for more advice from Big Red! Teen bodybuilding at it's finest.