Dave Palumbo gives diet advice on Florida's Wink News' Fitness Friday.
Q: I know you had specific reasons for adding Glutamine to the original Met-rx and Physique 2.0. But still to this day I hear so many people give credit to Glutamine as a credible standalone supplement.
People often claim they want to lose weight. But “weight loss” can be attributed to many things, including water, muscle or fat. In reality what most want is to lose fat while maintaining lean muscle so the result is a leaner physique with an overall improvement in body composition.
When I talk to bodybuilders and others that want to lose fat, or increase muscular definition for competition purposes, I often hear them ask about things like re-feeds and cheat days.
Re-feeds and cheat days are generally defined by the bodybuilding community as days of extra carbohydrates and/or calories over and above typical daily calorie intake. Some people will choose to make this a free-for-all – eating whatever they want for one meal or even all day. On the other hand, some will simply eat the same foods they normally eat, but eat them in greater quantities.
When fully developed, there are few things more impressive on the bodybuilder’s physique than well-rounded delts! Many trainees own a pair of big arms, or have nice, thick chests, but is it much more rare to see a couple of “cannonballs” hanging off the clavicles.
Some of the most dramatic physiques of our time are ones that show incredible side delt development. Think about men like Kevin Levrone, Paul Dillett, Gary Strydom, Dennis Wolf and Jay Cutler… or women like Lenda Murray, Iris Kyle and Juliet Bergman. As soon as any of these champions walk (or walked) out on stage and turn to the front, the dramatic proportions of their physiques are immediately evident, and much of this has to do with the width of their shoulders.