My contribution: IsoTUT

Isometric (static contraction)
Time Under Tension

Can be used on weak bodyparts.
Works well on proportionately small bodyparts. e.g. side deltoids.
Concentrate on exact and precise movement at the joint of interest to activate the muscle in question. Other muscle groups should be sparingly activated.
Don’t be afraid to use very light weight or even resistance bands. Form should be aligned with complete muscular activation. Complete concentration on the muscle of interest.

Fast concentric (1-2 seconds)
For example, biceps, power out from the elbow joint as much as possible.
Slow eccentric (3-4 seconds)
10 repetitions then HOLD at peak contraction for 10 seconds then aim for another 10 repetitions. You won’t get to 10 but will get to 7, 8 or 9. When you get to 10 it is time to implement progressive overload for the next session and increase the weight. Two or three sets of this seem to do the trick. 50-60 reps is mentioned as a good volume for muscular size to a body part in scientific literature (Wernbom, Auguestsson and Thomee 2007).

Outside of IsoTUT, I find the one set to failure approach works well with considerable “warm up” sets. This one set is then recorded and every attempt is made to improve on that within the 6-12 rep range. One attempt you may get 10 repetitions. The next attempt go for 12. Then increase the weight by 5kgs or 10lbs and get 10 repetitions. Repeat. Ad inifintum. At least 72 hours between exercise selection seemed to operate well for me. Adjustments are made according to improvements or lack thereof. Similiar workouts where done by the great Mike Mentzer and Dorian Yates.

Wernbom M, Augustsson J, Thomeé R. The influence of frequency, intensity,
volume and mode of strength training on whole muscle cross-sectional area in
humans. Sports Med. 2007;37(3):225-64.

2009 IFBB NSW Junior 3rd Place
2013 IFBB NSW Novice Did Not Place
2015 IFBB Country Classic 3rd Place
2015 IFBB NSW/Australia Did Not Place (Implementation of IsoTUT on arms after loss)
2016 IFBB Australasian Heavyweight Championships 1st Place
Bachelor of Management in Sport and Exercise, UTS





Animal protein

Authors note: I am just placing scientific discovery here in a black and white sense. Animals are animals. Animals have emotions, I know. What do we do in return for our meat consumption? Positive peaceful actions would be a good start in exchange for their nutrients.

Milton (1999) findings suggested that humans have a long history of eating meat.

An ape’s gut has a colon, a large winding tube designed to process a vegetarian diet.

Human gut is dominated by the small intestines. Proteins are rapidly broken down and nutrients absorbed.

The human body doesn’t produce Vitamin A and Vitamin B12. Both of which are vital for human survival. These two are found in meat.

Milton, K. (1999) A hypothesis to explain the role of meat-eating in human evolution. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews pp 11-21;2-M/abstract


Tall Poppy

What role does a tall poppy play in the bigger picture?
Divert attention away from other’s own issues. An anti-depressant for others. Be ready.

“There is compelling evidence from traditional societies that people use ridicule, ostracism, and even homicide to deter individuals whose ambitions lead them to strive for dominance” (Boehm 1999)

A person who achieves something of note is an important part of the bigger picture.
A person who achieves something has a unique ability.
A person who achieves has the ability to turn self-loathing into plain old loathing.

As people look upon the tall poppy in the sun’s gaze they are free of their own issues, problems or worries.
As people look upon the tall poppy in the sun’s gaze they are not concerned with their husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends and children issues.
As people look upon the tall poppy they are free.

They are free to turn self loathing into loathing.
They are free of their own worries.
They are free to criticise someone other than themselves.

This is a beautiful power for one person to have.
This is something to embrace.
This is powerful.

Are the tall poppy’s ready to harvest?

Christopher Boehm (1999) Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press