Oct 30

Diet – Contrary to popular belief does not mean “eat to lose weight”.  What a diet is, is a daily meal plan for people who wish to keep their eating habits in check to get results whether in gains or loss. For body building, there are three extreme phases of dieting that can be followed to get your desired results…  The three phases are: Bulking, Cutting and Maintenance.  For each of these categories, a certain formula is adapted before making a meal plan, this is weighed in caloric intake. Bulking: 20 x Bodyweight •  Maintenance: 16 x Bodyweight • Cutting: 12 x Bodyweight After adapting this formula and then calculating your plan for whichever phase you are in, we then must evaluate how many calories will come from protein, carbohydrates and fat. Protein and Carbs are multiplied by 4 to get the caloric output… Fat… [Read more]

Oct 29

I’ve been meaning to write this article for some time but held off on it due to my not wanting to step on toes etc. I have a married friend who has not spent any time in prison, has a beautiful family and has no street gang or organized crime affiliation. Yet without hesitation I can say he is the most “gangster” individual I know. How is this? Well the term originated with organized crime, it was something that outsiders would call the wiseguys and the clubs of fellas that were doing their gang thing on the streets back in the day. As time passed and Hollywood became involved, the dangerous wiseguy of the slums became idealized into a street knight who chooses illicit ventures to profit while sticking to a harsh code of discipline. When musicians started claiming to be gangsters, they would reference… [Read more]

Oct 28

I was having lunch with a girlfriend and out of nowhere, this young cat comes up to our table while on what appeared to be his break from the kitchen, and says “I’m sorry, I just had to come over here and tell you both that I want to buy your food”.  We both looked at him like “okay..” but then he reaches in his pocket and was like “I think I have my food stamps in here somewhere”. He pauses, then smiles and says, “naw, I’m just kidding”.  She looked at him and chuckled a bit.  I gave him the evil eye and went back to my conversation. I’ve been told in the past that I’m a bitch to men, or that I’m too bourgeois, or that I demand too much.  However, I feel that all the above is necessary in order to weed… [Read more]

Oct 27

As you know, I am a big backer for online dating. In this cyber age of 9 to 5 jobs, side hustles and responsibilities, it gets tough for a single guy to break routine and go fishing for booty. And who do you have pushing you to date? Your married friends (who probably got hitched young thus having zero experience in the dating field), your hen pecking mom and probably a nosy co-worker or two. Maybe you just got lonely, you start realizing that you are constantly the 5th wheel when you hangout with friends and it begins to bother you. So you try the traditional means, you hit up a loud, nasty club/bar where some drunk, loser chick either ends up wasting your time or giving you her number – or the ass if she likes  you enough (don’t you love how I say… [Read more]

Oct 23

Well as you know diet is the supreme factor of bodybuilding and it is the difference between looking okay and looking in-shape.  If a person works out alot and eats what they want, they will get some size and look pretty good but If  a person diets right (ie: sticking to a plan), and workouts alot, they will turn heads. People who workout alot and are lax on the diet usually wonder how to look like the hard-body running through the mall wearing something nasty to show-off.  Well the difference is that guy, as gay as he looks is probably dieting his ass off. Abs are probably the most complex part of the formula, one cannot simply “get skinny” and have a rack of abs.  Doing sit-ups alone won’t get you abs.  Dieting alone won’t get you abs.  Doing cardio alone won’t get you abs…. [Read more]

Oct 22

It still baffles my mind to this day as to why Star Wars Galaxies and Everquest (though not so much) are the only MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) to cater successfully to different types of gamers. There is a continuous stream of newer, prettier MMO games being released yearly, yet they all offer the same crap in a different shell. They are one-dimensional, RPGs (minus the RP) that are meant as time-sinks to attract the loyal wave of MMO gamers who will swoop in, max out their levels and fly away to play something else. It’s a vicious cycle of the same thing in and out. The typical MMORPG assumes that every player is interested in being a hero. This is incorrect on many fronts, not everyone wants to be King Arthur, Conan the Barbarian or Legolas. Some players are quite fine being a… [Read more]

Oct 15

Izziban Sushi 1700 Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32809 www.izzibansushioforlando.net This restaurant is cozy with the friendliest staff I have met in a long time. There is also a full bar if you would like to enjoy the evening with friends, or try their catering service if you would like to dine in the comfort of your own home. The décor has a very fresh and contemporary feel but not to the point where you cannot enjoy a low key dinner.  Even if you bring the kids it’s a great place to enjoy a family meal as they have something for all palates. The menu is very extensive; there are no less than five pages. The sushi menu is separate and has more than 30 different rolls to choose from.  I cannot say enough about the presentation and I encourage anyone to try something new… [Read more]

Oct 13

Years ago I was asked the age old question “what type of man do you want to marry?”, and I, at the time being on level one – the fantasy girl – in my single woman plight, would rattle off about 10 “must haves” on a list that only Superman can live up to.  The list was very specific about his personality, but the man having a hefty paycheck was never mentioned.  My friends were always critical of this issue and I often wondered what was better, the age old saying “it’s better to have loved and lost” or the fact that they were losing men constantly but walking away with parting gifts. Recently I had a discussion with a close friend of mine about the fact it seems that people who tied the knot way back when are now going through, or already went… [Read more]