As mentioned on the intro, I have not known about Rob for that long but I have seen and heard enough from Rob to make me think this man may just be one of the people that will be remembered for a long time. If you are looking to loose fat, build muscle improve sports specific performance, health or any number of other reasons then check out rob, his Blue Print protocol and his forum for personal support where rob himself will reply to any post yuou make there normally within 24 hours! Now that is service.
What I like about Rob Regish is his personal effort to help people on his forum acheive their goals, he want you to achieve your goals, I mean really wants you to! Therefore you know the research he has put into his protocol The Blue Print has been painstakinly put together. Rob has even put together a new (very new at the time of writing this) supplement to help enhance the effects of his training and nutritional protocols and the early signs are that this could be a HUGE supplement in the Bodubuilding/muscle and fitness arena. The product can be found HERE Rob Garuantees results and you have to have sme confidance for that. I could go on but I don’t want to sound like one huge advertisement (although that is the point I guess). I want to do a Q&A with Rob when we can find time but below are some comments about Rob from various places. This list was copied from the Super human Radio website which you can find by clicking HERE
About Rob Regish
Rob Regish is the author of “The Blueprint”, a highly acclaimed series of books that have allowed thousands to break pleateaus from the United States to Australia. He’s also done freelance work, writing articles for VPX Sports, Muscle and Sports Science and is a sought after consultant for program design, diets, supplement formulations and life coaching.
In April of 2012, he formulated Mass Pro Synthagen – the first in a new category of supplements designed to radically improve work capacity and recovery from high intensity exercise. Finally, Rob appears weekly on www.SuperHumanRadio.com where he has both his own show answering listener questions, as well as participating in a bi-weekly roundtable on strength and hypertrophy, with world record holder/powerlifting great Wade Johnson.
Praise for Rob Regish/The Blueprint
Originally Posted by Frank-Castle
“I’ve used ALOT of different training methods over the years but nothing compared to the results I saw with this”.
Turboflex: Results in 7 weeks: From www.bodybuilding.com
end 405×3!!!! (WOW)”
By sovabrat on The Blueprint forums:
“I am still trying to wrap my head around the progress I have made. My bodyfat is literally melting away. I surprised myself yet again and am proud to say I destroyed all my previous PR’s”.
Originally Posted by canIhas on the Thermolife Forum:
“But yeah the strength gains so far are sick. I had high expectations but so far The Blueprint has surpassed them”.
TheBig3’s bodybuilding.com 1st Blueprint Run
“20lbs in just over a month. I am once again speechless at the power of this program. This program not only
gives incredible knowledge but also is one of the few out there that deliver results. I literally had all of my expectations exceeded about the BP and couldn’t be happier”.
Originally Posted by JDK420
“The most effective muscle building plan in circulation to date combined with the best customer support of all-time, makes purchasing the blueprint the best 50 bucks I have ever spent. Keep up the great work!”
Dracomuscle – A certified personal trainer:
“The Blueprint along with coaching from Rob helped me gain again and taught me to listen to my body. I thought I new it all, I’m well read and will soon be a certified personal trainer. Rob has shed a new light on what I do, and will do for the rest of my life. I have run this program three times and have seen gains in some way shape or form each time”.
Sloop’s Bodybuilding.com feedback, upon initially reading The Blueprint:
“I’ve always been curious as to what all the hype is about, just how much information is included, what information is included, etc.
Even if my lifts don’t improve by 1 pound, the amount of information to learn from in 1 document is staggering and worth the money. Hell, I’ve spent 5x the price for college textbooks that weren’t this helpful”.
By Dr. P. – Thermolife Scientific Advisor
“With regards to blueprint: It is definitely not just another program. It is very different from everything I haveseen from the ‘popular programs’ crowd because it tuned and tweaked to lead into repeated states of borderline-overtraining and then to cut back on training stress just in the right moment in order to have the optimal growth stimulus. The addition of a strong adaptogen then fortifies and speeds up recuperation and regeneration tremendously, allowing for some insane gains within relatively short periods of time.”
“I bought the Blueprint back in september of this year and I was a little skeptical. I had just tested my bench press for work and pushed 270 lbs. I was happy with that but wanted a little more. I started to do the BP and after halfway through I was doing 290, and it appears that I will benching 315 – 320 here next week. I am more than happy with BluePrint and can’t wait to start my next run through.
If you haven’t bought this great ebook then you need to do it now”.
“I was also skeptical. Very skeptical. But I’ve been going by the book, and am making great gains. I had been plateaued for months. In the last 5 weeks of the BP, I’ve added 15 lbs to my bench press, and 25 lbs on my squat. And I’m expecting to add another 5% to both in the next 4 weeks.The three things I really like about it are:
1) The program. The routines are laid out to give you exactly what you need when you need it. When I was fee
ling battered, a deload day magically appeared. When I was feeling awesome, the plan stepped it up. The workouts are planned in a way that you can’t help but get stronger.
2) The supplements. I’ve never been a believer in supplements, but decided to give them a try. I used to get horrible leg DOMS. Even after working legs consistently for a year, I couldn’t walk right for three days after leg day. It really held back my progress, as I dreaded doing legs, and always had to plan it around things I was doing in my life.
With the Blueprint, I’m doing double the leg volume, and my legs don’t get sore /at all/. Not even a little. I can feel them the next day, like they’re the good kind of tired. But I can hit each body part MUCH more often. And the supplements aren’t shotgunned, they’re strategic. Like the workouts, you get what you need when you need it.
3) Mixelflick/Rob Regish. He redefines customer service. He’s right there every step of the way. You have a question, he answers it. You go off track, he offers a suggestion. He helps tailor the plan to fit you and your goals. And he’s a super nice guy that brings a sense of community and family to the whole process. Like a one man support group.
He also stands behind his product. If you are willing to put in the effort, he will make the BP work for you”
Physical culture covers more than just weight lifting. Physical Culture encompasses a way of living. A term long lost, it has never been more needed. Back in the the beginning of the 20th Century physical culture was led by people such as Arthur Saxon, Edgar Mueller and Eugene Sandow who were doing strong man shows.
During the 20th century physical culture way of life which holistically incorporated good whole-food nutrition along with physical exercise became watered down and segregated into various, more specialized, disciplines such as bodybuilding, weight lifting and power lifting and so physical culture for the best part was lost. Fast forward to 21st century and in 2012 physical culture is on the upsurge at a time when it is most definitely needed. The internets ability to instantly share information with millions of people has reignited the physical culture flame. A book such as Randy Roach’s ‘Muscle Smoke & Mirrors’ is a fantastic, in depth writing of the history of physical culture. Rand now has part two out and is working on part three. If you want an insightful read into where it all began Randy’s books area MUST READ!
Below I will be building a database of articles and information about physical culture. I hope to add some history as well as up to date training tips and tricks for people of all ages. You don’t have to be a fanatic about physical culture; you just want to have the desire to live well, feel good and be healthy! Incorporate whole foods, daily movement and some form of resistance exercise in your daily / weekly regimen and you will not only look good naked but you will turn back the clock! Remember, Live Longer Live Stronger!
|The Fundamentals, of Successful Weight Training|
|By rob Regish|
|By Rob Regish
Founder of The Blue Print
The fundamentals of successful weight training are threefold: Intensity, Volume and Frequency. If your results don’t match your expectations, then the answer to your problem will be found in one of these three variables. This article will focus on helping you to properly regulate the frequency of your training. I assume you are training with the proper intensity and volume (set-rep scheme). That is, you regularly attempt to add weight and/or reps each and every trip to the gym and do not overtrain with unnecessary set volume. So far, so good.
Over the past 20 years I have traveled the country on business and trained in gyms from MA to CA. What I have noticed is that more often than not, trainees adhere to a fixed training schedule or frequency. This can spell disaster for even the most dedicated weight lifting enthusiast. Allow me to explain why. As you grow stronger your muscles adapt by growing larger. They have a built in mechanism (hypertrophy) to adapt to the demands you place upon them. What does NOT adapt in a linear fashion is the body’s ability to clear out the metabolic byproducts of training. For example, free radicals generated by exercise will not be cleared by your internal organs at a faster rate and can result in DNA damage. This has been demonstrated in a number of studies (1). The findings of this particular study conclude that overtraining induces oxidative damage to nuclear DNA. Not ideal for your muscle building efforts.
The question then is, what to do? Step one is taking two weeks off. Tough for many to do but it is necessary to let your body play catch up. More importantly, it will give us the objective reference point we need in order to properly regulate your exercise frequency; waking heart rate. Each day, take your waking morning heart rate before getting out of bed. Get in the habit as it pays dues. For example, let’s say on day one you clock in at 70 beats per minute. If at the conclusion of two weeks you’re down to 60 beats per minute you know you’ve struck gold. A tool we can use to measure your true metabolic (not overtrained) state. Now we go to school.
You will often hear knowledgeable vets say “listen to your body, it won’t lie”. This is one way of doing that. Of course, proper feeding of the machine can make a huge difference. You will be able to increase protein synthesis to the tune of 400% (2) by incorporating time tested supplements such as essential amino acids, creatine and chelated multi-vitamins/minerals. A simple, one step strategy is to consume the “insulin cascade cocktail” by mixing 2 cups grape juice with 10 grams of essential amino acids along with 5 grams of creatine monohydrate consumed just prior to, during and finishing up the last third of this drink, post workout.
To summarize, take a two week break from weight training. Start taking your waking heart rate daily to obtain an objective measure of your metabolic status. Incorporate the insulin cascade cocktail to supercharge your levels of glycogen (grape juice), adenosine tri-phosphate (creatine monohydrate), critical amino acids (essential amino acids) and all of the supporting micro nutrients (quality multi-vitamin/multi-mineral). Finally, adjust your training frequency by incorporating an additional rest day between workouts when your waking heart rate rises 5 beats per minute or more.
Enjoy your newfound advantage over your training partner!
Enjoy your newfound advantage over your training partner!
|You can find more about rob Regish and The Blue Print HERE|
|Rob is also involved with the following supplement that is taking the strength and fitness world by storm right now HERE|
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ScienceDaily (May 17, 2012) — Over the past decade, research in the field of epigenetics has revealed that chemically modified bases are abundant components of the human genome and has forced us to abandon the notion we’ve had since high school genetics that DNA consists of only four bases.
Their report, published May 17 in the journal Cell, shows that messenger RNA (mRNA), long thought to be a simple blueprint for protein production, is often chemically modified by addition of a methyl group to one of its bases, adenine. Although mRNA was thought to contain only four nucleobases, their discovery shows that a fifth base, N6-methyladenosine (m6A), pervades the transcriptome. The researchers found that up to 20 percent of human mRNA is routinely methylated. Over 5,000 different mRNA molecules contain m6A, which means that this modification is likely to have widespread effects on how genes are expressed.
“This finding rewrites fundamental concepts of the composition of mRNA because, for 50 years, no one thought mRNA contained internal modifications that control function,” says the study’s senior investigator, Dr. Samie R. Jaffrey, an associate professor of pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
“We know that DNA and proteins are routinely modified by chemical switches that have profound effects on their function in both health and disease. But biologists believed mRNA was simply an intermediate between DNA and protein,” he says. “Now we know mRNA is much more complex, and defects in RNA methylation can lead to disease.”
Indeed, as part of the study, the researchers demonstrated that the obesity risk gene, FTO (fat mass and obesity-associated), encodes an enzyme capable of reversing this modification, converting m6A residues in mRNA back to regular adenosine. Humans with FTO mutations have an overactive FTO enzyme, which results in low levels of m6A and causes abnormalities in food intake and metabolism that lead to obesity.
The researchers uncovered links between m6A and other diseases as well.
“We found that m6A is present in many mRNAs encoded by genes linked to human diseases, including cancer as well as several brain disorders, such as autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia,” says the study’s lead investigator, Dr. Kate Meyer, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Jaffrey’s laboratory.
“Methylation in RNA is a reversible modification that appears to be a central step in a wide variety of biological pathways and physiological processes,” she says.
The first time that m6A was detected in mRNA was in 1975, but at the time scientists were unsure whether this finding was a result of contamination by other RNA molecules, Dr. Jaffrey says. Over 90 percent of RNA is either transfer RNA (tRNA) or ribosomal RNA (rRNA), cellular workhorses that are routinely modified.
But Dr. Jaffrey says he has always been interested in the idea that mRNA may be modified — “DNA, proteins, other forms of RNA are modified, so why not mRNA?” he says — so he and investigators in his laboratory developed a technique to help them uncover methylation in mRNA taken from both mouse and human samples.
They used two different antibodies that recognize and bind to m6A in mRNA in order to selectively isolate the mRNAs that contain m6A. By subjecting these mRNAs to next-generation sequencing, they were able to identify the sequence of each individual mRNA they had isolated. Co-authors Dr. Christopher Mason and Dr. Olivier Elemento, assistant professors from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and Computational Genomics in Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, then developed computational algorithms to reveal the identity of each of these methylated mRNAs.
The Weill Cornell researchers don’t know how the thousands of m6As they detected in humans work to control the function of mRNAs, but they do note that the m6As are located near “stop codons” in mRNA sequences. These areas signal the end of translation of the mRNA, suggesting that m6A might influence ribosomal function. “But we really don’t know yet,” says Dr. Mason, a co-lead investigator on the study. “It may allow other proteins to bind to mRNA, or subject these mRNAs to a whole new regulatory pathway. Our bioinformatics analyses are providing several hints about the possible impact of methylation on RNA function.”
Indeed, in their study, the investigators have already found that m6A sites frequently occur in regions of mRNA that are highly conserved across several species of vertebrates. “This shows that m6A sites are not just important for humans, but rather are maintained under selection across hundreds of millions of years of evolution, and thus are likely of critical importance for all animals,” Dr. Mason says.
“This is the first demonstration of an epitranscriptomic modification — alterations in RNA function that are not due to changes in the underlying sequence,” he adds.
“These findings are very, very exciting, and amazing, really, when you consider that mRNA has been around for so long and that nobody realized, in all this time, that they were being regulated in this way,” Dr. Jaffrey says. “It was right under our noses.”
In addition to investigating how m6A regulates mRNAs within cells, the researchers are now focused on identifying the enzymes and pathways that control mRNA methylation.
Their study already demonstrates that FTO is capable of reversing adenosine methylation and suggests that it acts on a large proportion of cellular mRNA. “FTO mutations are estimated to occur in one billion people worldwide and are a leading cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Our studies link m6A levels in mRNA to these major health problems and identify for the first time the mRNAs which are potentially targeted by FTO,” Dr. Meyer says.
The investigators are currently working to understand how defective regulation of m6A in patients with FTO mutations causes obesity and metabolic disorders, and they are also developing tests to rapidly identify compounds that inhibit FTO activity. These compounds are expected to inhibit the overactive FTO found in humans, potentially leading to novel therapeutics for diabetes and obesity.
Other study co-authors are Yogesh Saletore and Paul Zumbo, members of Dr. Mason’s Integrative Functional Genomics laboratory, in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell