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Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Situation's top 8 tips for staying fit

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's famous abs of steel graced a recent issue of Men's Fitness. In the magazine he shared 8 of his top tips for achieving that lean muscular look he's known for. The Situation's top 8 tips are:

1) Eat every few hours. Aim for six small meals per day—three meals and three protein shakes.
2) Drink tons of water.
3) Choose lean proteins, fruits, and veggies whenever you can.
4) Get six to eight hours of sleep. 'Sleep is when your body grows and repairs itself,' he says.
5) Avoid simple carbs and junk calories, including condiments like mayo and jelly.
6) Approach fitness as a longterm lifestyle, not an instant transformation. Be dedicated, patient, and work hard for it.
7) Make working out your No. 1 commitment, because it builds the confidence and discipline you need to succeed in every domain of your life.
8) Give yourself one 'cheat day' per week when you can eat whatever you want and recover from your training.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Situational Training with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

It seems like The Situation's time in the spotlight is far from over, with a new commercial for Vitamin Water recently being released featuring none other than the Sitch himself! In typical Situational manner, the Jersey Shore's main man goes shirtless with a baseball star for some intense Situational Training! His abs get hit by a baseball bat to toughen them up - a pretty unconventional training technique which I wouldn't recommend unless you already have abs of steel. Of course this wouldn't be a real Situation wihout a bit of slip and slide action with hot bikini-clad women now would it? Enough talking, here's the clip!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino Dances on Ellen Degeneres

As many of you are probably aware, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino recently had a brief stint on America's "Dancing with the Stars" program. Unfortunately it was short lived and The Situation was Situationally eliminated! Here's an interview he recently did on the Ellen DeGeneres show. The Situation talks about his love for performing in front of the cameras, he dances for Ellen, and of course, we wouldn't have a Situation video without the Situation showing off his ripped 6-pack abs! Enjoy the video and be sure to leave your thoughts behind! Do you think think that the Situation is a good dancer? Can he do more than just fistpump Jersey Shore style?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Situation's vodka with protein!

The Situation is being endorsed to put his name against a company called "Devotion Vodka" and their new line of infused vodka which claims to contain 2g casein protein per standard shot. According to the Devotion Vodka press release, the drink has been "Distilled from the finest grains, Devotion Vodka is the first 80-proof, triple-distilled casein (protein) infused vodka to enter the US market. Infused with PeptoPro®, the casein creates a warm and inviting flavor that takes the bite out of vodka for an ultra smooth taste."

That's right folks, now you can have a few drinks when you go out and claims to be health concious at the same time! The deal is estimated to have already netted The Situation a $400,000 signing bonus, with the Situation now acting as the company's spokesperson. You can now stay anabolic even when you're out dodging grenades!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Jersey Shore - The Situation (Room)

Here's a short animated video I found on youtube that's sure to give you a quick laugh. Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino visits CNN's "The Situation Room" and creates mass confusion!

3 crucial concepts that The Situation wants you to follow

Today we're talking about 3 very important concepts that you should follow if you want to get the results that you're after.

#1 Consitency. Consistency is the single most important concept that you must understand and implement if you want to reach your goals, whether in bodybuilding or another field. Without sticking to a routine like your life depends on it, you're likely to get distracted and lose sight of your goals. Miss a few training sessions or meals here and there and soon enough, you realize that you've given up on your dreams and you hate yourself for it! I'm sure anyone who's ever tried setting new years resolutions and failed to stick to them within the first few weeks as the majority of people tend to do will understand what I'm talking about! We'll expand upon this topic in future posts and discuss specific strategies that you can take to ensure that you can remain consistent and what to do if/when you fall off the wagon.

#2 Nutritional strategy. You're unlikely to see abs on a bulking diet. For your abs to show, they not only need to be well developed through strenuous exercise, but the layers of fat covering them must be particularly thin (i.e. regardless of how well developed your abs are from a muscular standpoint, you will generally also need to have a low bodyfat level to be able to see that six-pack). To achieve the leaness that is required, you will have to be on a cutting diet or if you already have low fat deposits you may be able to get by on a maintenance diet. And to become completely shredded you'll need to lose water weight which will destroy that last layer of subcutaneous fat - more on that later!

#3 Training Frequency. Some programs advocate training just one body part a day and then letting it rest for a week. These programs are commonly known as split routines, and they tend to be pretty popular, particularly with beginners because they're pretty simple to follow. It is my opinion that they present several problems however. Let's quickly look at the purpose of training and rest first. When you're training you should be creating microdamage in your muscles, which in turn repair themselves during recovery and grow slightly. Note that this is simplified and that the actual science behind this process is pretty complex but for the moment, we don't need to drown ourselves in a whole bunch of scientific studies! In fact there are different types of muscle fibers and different types of growth. We will dedicate a future article to talking about the finer scientific aspects of muscle growth. Anyway the problems behind the split routines described above and the reasons why so many people seem to stop seing progress after a while is that you're giving each muscle a whole week of rest before training it again! It's been shown that your muscle can generally recover and repair itself after a training session in 36-48 hours. So it's no wonder that you're not seing a lot of progress by waiting a whole week before training it again! In bodybuilding terms, you're in an anabolic state for 2 days and then in a semi-catabolic state for the next 5 days until your next training session. What you need is chronic stimuli to get the most out of your training. We'll discuss some of the popular routines that implement this concept very soon!

Hope that this post has been informative and please leave any questions that you may have in the comments section!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Situation on Steroids

A hilarious video today where Jimmy Kimmel debates whether The Situation has used steroids. The Situation has denied steroid use, joking that he had never played baseball (for the slow ones that don't get the joke, all baseball players are on steroids or other performance enhancing drugs)! The Hearther Mills joke at the end was pretty low but I had a good laugh at it (definitely going to hell now).

I'd be interested to know what you guys think about the subject though. Do you think that the Situation has used Anabolic Steroids to achieve his look? Do you think that he should come clean about steroid use if he has in fact used them at all? Objectively speaking steroid use is not that uncommon in the bodybuilding community and the risks are generally overstated or directly linked with abuse of the substances! Do you view it as cheating even if the person taking them is not engaged in any competition?