Post 125: Human Ken Doll with over 140 Plastic Surgeries

You can get 140 plastic surgeries?

What a strange, bizarre, creepy and bewildering story this is. I saw this on the Drudge report and lost the link. In my efforts to google the “Human Ken Doll” there are pages and pages of articles on this guy.

I had no idea.

Here is the link, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/justin-jedlica-human-ken-doll_n_1970547.html

 

Justin Jedlica

none of this is muscle ( not my caption)

And here is Justin. I guess he wants to get ab surgery next although this is an older article so who knows, he may have the first 12 pack known to man by now.

Now as a personal trainer you may think I am against such shenanigans as this but really I’m not. If the kid has the disposable income to spend on this and it makes him happy then who am I to say he can’t or shouldn’t do it.

I see it this way, most people would like to change the way they look. How much do we spend on designer clothes, make-up and hair products to change our appearance? There are probably a number of people out there who have spent just as much on these things as this dude has on his surgeries. So who should say where you draw the line?

As a weightlifter, I chose a different solution to the same problem. I wanted to get bigger, shape my body and add muscles. I like the idea of earning a different body and the discipline it takes to mold it. But I realize a lot of people do not share the same feelings towards the iron.

And this is where I see more people willing to be more like Justin than they will want to admit. I love the idea that most people want to look better and in that quest I think miss a number of important factors by taking the easy path. The easy path being throwing money at the problem instead of sweat.

Whether you go into a gym to get leaner or stronger you start a journey to learn more about yourself. Working out is just that, work but it is the most rewarding work you will ever do because you get to keep what you earn. It isn’t easy when you start and it never gets easier.

  • That fortitude you develop to push on develops character.
  • The pain you put yourself in each day develops willpower.
  • The food you would like to eat but avoid teaches you not to cave in to impulses.
  • The process of re-shaping your body will reveal character flaws and character strengths you may never have realized you had.

One of the biggest tragedies I see in modern life is that people want to change their life but they shy away from testing themselves. The one way that is proven to get results is lifting weights. Not shopping and not plastic surgeries.

But enough soapbox, I have a couple of questions.

So plastic surgery can give you “muscles” but they can’t increase your strength. So is it better to get big implants or small ones?

What I will ask Justin  is where in the hell are the plastic surgeries? In the video you can see he has the plastic skin but other than that he looks like any run of the mill high school nerd to me. Has he really gotten his money’s worth with those weird stringy arms and the lump on his shoulder that I am guessing is a saline pack? Would it be more shocking if he decided on hulk implants?

The man who's arms exploded.

The man whose arms exploded.

If you ever get the chance, check out the documentary ” The man whose arms exploded” (You can find it on YouTube.). Here is the story of a bodybuilder who paid his dues in the gym but wanted more so he started injecting oil into his muscles to blow his arms into huge freaky veiny masses of meat.

A much cheaper way to get bigger muscles than plastic surgery but as you can tell from the title, pretty risky.

I guess in the end, Justin’s implants are supposed to look like muscles. And if you hang around other skinny people with no muscle maybe it doesn’t matter. 

And in the end he probably doesn’t care that I actually understand where he is coming from.

 

P.S. if you are the kind of person that would rather listen to me rather than read, then y0u need to get in on my podcast. The M Factor Fitness Funkcast. 30 minutes of fitness stuff, goofing around and general good times. Get it here on Itunes or here at podbean.com

Check out my Online Training site at mfactorfitness.trainerize.com

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Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Post 123: The Dirty Dozen: Fruits With The Most Pesticides

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I am sure there are some people out there who think if you ingest an apple that still has pesticides on it you are accomplishing 2 things:

1. The apple is free of bugs.

2. The pesticides will clean out any bugs you have as it works it’s way through your system.

If only it worked that way. Look at it this way, your body views pesticides as a poison…well because they are. Even if it is a minute amount, the body still has to figure out what to do with it. To fight it, the body will attack it with an inflammation response. Chronic inflammation is the major culprit of modern diseases such as IBD, Cancer, heart disease. The list goes on and on.

So even if you eat your fruits for your health, what else are you ingesting?

That is the big issue so please try to buy organic when you can. Yes, I know the fruit is smaller and more expensive. I think it is worth it if you can minimize your health risks down the road.

P.S. if you are the kind of person that would rather listen to me rather than read, then you need to get in on my podcast. The M Factor Fitness Funkcast. 30 minutes of fitness stuff, goofing around and general good times. Get it here on Itunes or here at podbean.com

Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com or like me on http://www.facebook.com/mfactorfitness  or tweet with me @mfactormike

Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Post 120: Arnold Is Now Working at Gold’s Gym

Even when Arnold is goofing around at Gold’s Gym he givesout better advice than most trainers. Ha!

Long live Howard the gym manager!

P.S. if you are the kind of person that would rather listen to me rather than read, then y0u need to get in on my podcast. The M Factor Fitness Funkcast. 30 minutes of fitness stuff, goofing around and general good times. Get it here on Itunes or here at podbean.com

Visit me at http://www.mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com

Like me on http://www.facebook.com/mfactorfitness 

Tweet with me @mfactormike

Michael Medvig is a personal trainer and owner of M Factor Fitness Inc., an in home personal training company in Parker Colorado. This blog represents opinions on fitness. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. All information and materials on this site are provided as is and without warranty of any kind. These materials (including all text, images, logos, compilation, and design, unless otherwise noted) are copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright 2001-2010 M Factor Fitness Inc. All rights reserved.

Podcast 6: Part 2 of the Muscle and Fitness Review

Episode 6: Part 2 of the Muscle and Fitness Review


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Episode6: Part 2 of the Muscle and Fitness Review

December 21, 2013

Michael here. Well, I thought it was a good idea and here I am plowing through part 2 of my Muscle and Fitness magazine review. This episode we deal with Fat Burners, Creatine and Aminos.

Let me be honest here, there is a reason some call this magazine ” Muscle and Fiction”. I kind of backed off because there is some info here that can help you.

The idea of this is that you shouldn’t waste money on hype. Spend your money where it makes the most sense to get the best results. So let us recap the gist of this rambling wreck of a podcast episode.
 
  1. Spend your hard earned money on quality food first then consider supplements.
  2. Protein powder is a good investment if you can’t eat enough protein. You don’t need to spend a fortune but you shouldn’t get the cheap stuff either. You will spend a lot more to get a small improvement in bio-availability. My opinion.
  3. Pre-Workout powders do as promised. They will jack you up for a workout. Be careful here. If you are obese or just starting out there are very real dangers for you. My opinion and medical fact.
  4. Fat burners are a waste of time and money. Eat cleaner and work out harder.
  5. Supplements that have “steroid” like names are expensive and while they may work to a certain extent they often come with a suitcase of undesirable side effects. Do you really want moobs?
  6. Creatine is safe and effective. Just drink a lot of water.
  7. ZMA  helps promote restful sleep and recovery. Plus you are probably lacking in magnesium and zinc anyway.
  8. Aminos can help with muscle growth and recovery but again you have to measure the cost vs. effectiveness.

Supplements will help you 5% to 10% at most. This means 90% to 95% is up to you.

There are no shortcuts here my friend.

Resources

Free 5 Day Fat Loss Video series:http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/free-5-part-fat-loss-video-series/

Website: www.mfactorfitness.com.

Blog : http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/blog/

Podcast: http://mfactorfitness.podbean.com/

Online Training start for $1: http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/online-training/

Get a free jug of Protein powder:http://mfactorfitness.getprograde.com/workout-free-trial.html

RBT Bands – Looped bands for speed and power training.

 

Podcast 7: Christmas Goodies for Your Home Gym

Episode 7: Christmas Goodies for Your Home Gym

 

 

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Episode 7: Christmas Goodies for Your Home Gym

December 28, 2013

Episode 7: Goodies for your home gym.

Why do people buy so much useless crap for their gyms?
I can only hope it isn’t too late for me to save you a little cash and keep you from having to put your abdominator on Craigs list.
 

Podcast 8: Are Vitamins Worthless?

Episode 8: Are Vitamins Worthless?

 

 

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January 10, 2014

This may be the best podcast yet. I tackle the study that came out saying that vitamins are basically worthless. Are they right? Am I right? Take 27.02 minutes and check it out.

 

Podcast 9: Where to Train- Gyms vs. Fitness centers vs. Rec centers

Episode 9: Where to Train- Gyms vs. Fitness centers vs. Rec centers

 

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 January 12, 2014

The editing is choppy here but I think I cover some good stuff. You should get a couple chuckles out of this one.

 
Topics Discussed:
  • The mystery of the appendix.
  • Snowblowing vs. snow shoveling: A moral quandry.
  • Gyms vs. Fitness centers vs. Rec centers.
  • A rant about a trainer I saw at the Rec center.
  • I try to be nice to Curves.
  • I insult runners, pilates and yogis (in a nice way).
Online Training coming in February!
 

Podcast: 5 Part 1: Muscle and Fitness Review and What Supplements should You Be Taking.

Episode 5 Part 1: Muscle and Fitness Review and What Supplements should You Be Taking.

 

 

This weeks episode is a rambling mess as I thought it would be a good idea to pick up an issue of Muscle and Fitness and go through the ads on the air. Looking back on it, this is the start of many digs at this “fitness” magazine. 

The purpose is to let you know what you should think about taking, what supplements are optional and supplements you need to avoid.

Remember this: supplements will account for 5-10% of your success. This leaves 90% to 95% to working out, nutrition, sleep and general good habits..  

Of the money you could be spending on the 90% to 95% that will give you the best results, there are people out there that spend 95% of their money chasing after that 5%-10%. Bad Investment.

That being said, supplements do help but you need to know which ones will actually help.

As the Romans said, “Caveat Emptor”.

As P.T Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”.

Things Mentioned

Prograde Krill oil – EFA Icon

Escape Plan starring Arnold and Sylvester

Muscle and Fitness magazine

Resources

Free 5 Day Fat Loss Video series:http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/free-5-part-fat-loss-video-series/

Website: www.mfactorfitness.com.

Blog : http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/blog/

Podcast: http://mfactorfitness.podbean.com/

Online Training start for $1: http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/online-training/

Get a free jug of Protein powder:http://mfactorfitness.getprograde.com/workout-free-trial.html

RBT Bands – Looped bands for speed and power training.

Podcast 4: Eating So Easy A Caveman Can Do It.

Episode 4: Eating So Easy a Caveman Can Do It.

 

 

My throat is hoarse but the ideas are sound on this funkcast. We are talking Paleo and natural eating. I am also getting off a pretty good rant against food companies, politicians and Twix bars.

All I can say is if you are having trouble dropping fat and have health issues, give this a listen. it is only 30 minutes but the stuff I talk about can change your life.

References

Documentary: In search of the Perfect Diet by C.J. Hunt  ( Amazon Video )

Resources

Free 5 Day Fat Loss Video series: http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/free-5-part-fat-loss-video-series/

Website: www.mfactorfitness.com.

Blog : http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/blog/

Podcast: http://mfactorfitness.podbean.com/

Online Training start for $1: http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/online-training/

Get a free jug of Protein powder: http://mfactorfitness.getprograde.com/workout-free-trial.html

RBT Bands – Looped bands for speed and power training.

 

Podcast 3: Circuit and Interval Lolapalooza!

 

Episode 3: Circuit and Interval Lolapooza!

 

 

Hey, Michael here. Think you know circuits and interval training? Well, I certainly hope you do but I bet I can give you a couple ideas you have not thought of. My job is to give you at leat 1 good piece of information you can use to get in better shape.

Learn what the difference is and how you can adapt any circuit workout to your needs. After we beat the interval circuit topic to death I also dip into cross-training.

Included as a bonus: Why you should proudly wear your Cannibal Corpse or Hello Dolly t-shirt proudly.

Resources

Free 5 Day Fat Loss Video series: http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/free-5-part-fat-loss-video-series/

Website: www.mfactorfitness.com.

Blog : http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/blog/

Podcast: http://mfactorfitness.podbean.com/

Online Training start for $1: http://mfactorfitnessandnutrition.com/online-training/

Get a free jug of Protein powder: http://mfactorfitness.getprograde.com/workout-free-trial.html

RBT Bands – Looped bands for speed and power training.