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Thursday, June 25, 2009

RX review WOW!

RX Muscle review of the movie. Written by, Written by John Koenig

Film maker Stuart MacDonald asked himself the question thousands have wondered about: Just what would it take to change my body into that of the guy in the fitness advertisements? But MacDonald took it a step further, seeking out IFBB pro bodybuilder Jeff Willett, who is the guy in the ads and owns a gym. At 42 years old, with a 44-inch waist and a soft physique nearly 30% bodyfat, MacDonald must have appeared a daunting project. Nonetheless, Willett decided he'd teach Stuart how to train, set up meal plans for him, and otherwise guide him through the entire process. "I Want To Look Like That Guy" is an entertaining documentary of the roller coaster ride that ensued. MacDonald had no idea what he was getting into.

I appreciate that Willett's 18-week Phase One was about learning to workout, with minimal involvement in the nutritional end. This comes closest to what the average man-in-the-street thinks those ads are telling them: join a gym, or better yet, buy this piece of exercise equipment (can we all say Bowflex?), follow a simple workout program a few days a week, and bingo, soon you'll be shredded and muscular.

After one week, MacDonald was asking the camera why his body hadn't visibly changed. This sounds ridiculous to anyone in the industry, but remember, most people don't know any better! That's why the ads are successful. He began the experiment at 27% bodyfat, and a dozen weeks of workouts later was only down to 25%. Of course, a massive cookie binge that 12th week slowed progress down. Sounds bad, but what could be more typical of the average person?

Phase 2 adds the dieting component. Now things get interesting, and MacDonald begins to learn for the first time how involved what he's attempting to do is. Willett lays it all out for him, every meal of each day. As the meal plans change, they are discussed between the two of them, and the actual plan is displayed on the screen. I applaud Willett for providing this much detail.

"It's scary how hard it is to get lean enough for photo sessions. You have no idea, you may look great, but you'll have no life, no energy," said MacDonald into the camera, alone one evening in his home. He was hungry, tired of being tired, and feeling sorry for himself.

At another point, further into the project, co-producer Willett tell Stuart, "You have to feel real bad to look real good! I don't care if you fall down, I don't care if you feel faint... stick to the nutrition!" Willett was tremendous, at times boosting MacDonald's spirits, at other points strongly shaking him up and making it clear he had to stay in the game and be disciplined or nothing was going to happen. "I'm tired of hearing people make excuses!" he tells MacDonald later in the film when he's hearing excuses.

In a post on Rxmuscle, Willett pointed out "One of the primary points is to illustrate that for the ‘average' person with a job, family and normal life obligations, it is not functional or realistic to achieve and maintain single-digit bodyfat percentages. However, that is what would be required if you want to look like the guys in the ads. It takes intense personal sacrifice with your diet and lifestyle."

Stuart MacDonald struggles with the aspects of this project all of us deal with. It takes months and months to change the body this much (drug-free, keep in mind). Workouts come and go; one or two cardio sessions per day take priority in his life. Friends and family find themselves on the sidelines; he gets lonely. He's always hungry!

Stu bravely lives his life before the cameras; we see him shave his body, he poses for photos every week; he trains, he learns to pose. His doubts and failures play out before us, and didn't end up on the editing-room floor. Slowly, then more quickly as he dials in the nutrition and remains consistent, MacDonald's body begins to become that of a bodybuilder, right in front of the camera. It's fascinating to watch and listen to him confide in the camera, and to be the fly on the wall for countless meetings with Jeff Willett, who faithfully, consistently provides moral support, motivation, and all his workout and dietary programs.

By the time MacDonald has morphed into an under-6% bodyfat bodybuilder and is preparing to compete in an NPC contest, the viewer cannot help but be rooting for him to make it.

"I Want to Look Like That Guy" shows that a regular guy can look like the guy in the ad, but it takes a smart, disciplined plan outside the understanding of most "regular guys." Stuart MacDonald made dramatic changes to his physique, and they took many months. This movie clearly illustrates how difficult it is to get into true bodybuilding condition, and exposes the ads selling an image clearly unrealistic for most people to achieve.

"I Want To Look Like That Guy" is entertaining, truthful, and passionate. It's not about training, nor the world of bodybuilding; it's about the very real journey Stuart MacDonald took as he transformed himself.

More Reviews Better Than Expected!

One of bodybuildings greatest natural bodybuilders Skip La Cour gave the movie "I Want To Look Like That Guy" a great review!

"The movie 'I Want to Look Like That Guy" is an inspiring story that teaches a lot more than being successful at creating a great body. It demonstrates what it takes to be successful at ANYTHING you attempt to do in life. This is a must-see movie if you feel that you 'deserve' success and you just can't figure out why it eludes you. Although the movie does a great job of showing what it takes to look like that guy, don't waste the valuable life lessons it teaches only on that pursuit."

Skip La Cour Six-Time National Bodybuilding Champion / Success Coach

Friday, June 19, 2009

Help us spread the word...

Hello again. Well the movie still is not officially released. Only a few 100 have been sold and guess what? Someone who bought it thought it would be a fantastic idea to upload it to a download site. That's pirating and illegal. We know pretty much how it happened and who may have done it. My question is why? Why delete all the hard work we put into this movie. I wish we could do this for free but we can't. Movies are not made for free. They employ 100's if not thousands of people. I was on a forum with a guy who thought it was funny. I pleaded with him not to upload it but he did and flaunted it, teased me about it. The arrogance and ignorance of such an action steamed me because it's hurting Jeff Willet's business and mine. People who have bought the movie think it's one of the best movies about a lay person venturing into the bodybuilding world ever made. It's gritty, funny and emotional. But here's one guy who thought it would be funny to get back at me for telling him what not to do with the movie, upload it. Yet he did and told me he can't stop me and a few f bombs later he was so proud of himself.

His action is causing us to lose sales, lots of sales. In this economy it really hurts us all. We put 2 years into this film and now we are on a bed of nails every night hoping people will find it better of themselves to NOT download it off a file sharing site.

If you know of anyone doing this please stop them. Make them think about what they are doing. Who they are hurting. We are not getting rich off this movie. All we want to do is tell a great story and possibly help people achieve their goals.

Okay some people who haven't bought the movie are saying $30 is too much. Well this movie has in it a full consultation that Jeff charges $250 for. Plus you get a full diet plan to follow, the same one I did so you can try it for yourself. Jeff Willet won the overall team universe championship in 2003 and got his pro card to be in the IFBB without steroids. You can only do that with hard work and study nutrition like it's nobodies business. 13 years of knowledge and experience is captured in this movie and giving it away for $30 is nothing. This is a movie people have said they watch 3 and 4 times. If $30 is too much then fine we understand but please don't steal it. If anything find a friend who owns it an borrow it.

All we ask is that you please don't download any movie, not just ours. The feds watch those sites and pick victims at random. Do you want to be one? If you know it's wrong then it's wrong.

I promise I won't come to your place of business and take something of value from you. Please don't do that to our company either. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bodybuilding Motivation

Bodybuilding Motivation

My trainer, Jeff Willet is the undisputed champion of connecting to a vision. In this video he is explaining how he used mental picturing to win his bodybuilding pro card. By connecting to a vision in your mind you end up brainwashing yourself. You read right brainwashing. I know the government will probably step in someday soon and tell me that Jeff is using a technique that is dangerous and "must be stopped before people start bettering their lives." Heaven forbid!

Brainwashing yourself is easier than you think. If you want to be in top shape then you have to surround yourself with photos of people in top shape. Imagine yourself in their shoes. Say that you will be like that guy or woman. It seems stupid at first but advertisers do it with great success. They use jingles to help you remember a phone number or a crazy character like a duck for insurance. All that is using the brain to connect with images. Once you've done that your mind will take over for you. Case and point, I went on to win 2nd place in a bodybuilding contest by doing what Jeff said in this video!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Supplement Ad Claims

Okay I have a Google AdSense account, hence the ads on the side of the page. You might be thinking to yourself why are you advocating the use of steroids, fat loss pills and strange machines? Google generates those ads automatically based on the content of my blog. Think of it. A search engine thinks that if I blog about wellness and fitness I would be interested in those products. Sad isn't it? Young athletes are getting their information on the net on how to become star performers at the top of their game and what are they bombarded with? Those ads.

Do some research. Read about my documentary at:
Here you'll find that most of the stuff being pushed is junk and none of it by itself will get you ripped...none of it. Only hard work.

That being said, read what the ads are claiming. What emotional response are they generating in you? Vanity and the hope of being more attractive? STOP dead in your tracks if that is a claim. Those features in you come from within.

So again look at those ads, study them read them and understand how they are pushing product. In my documentary this subject is not only explored and exposed but you also will learn how to get ripped. All I can tell you is that it is all mental and must be experienced in order to understand it fully. My hope is that I Want To Look Like That Guy will paint a clear picture to everyone as to what it really takes to look lean and ripped. I'll say it again you won't find it in a bottle. Trust me. If if were that easy then we would all be ripped and shredded am I right or wrong?

So then what is the secret to being ripped. There is no secret. I'll tell you in a nutshell how to do it. Execute a well thought out plan that encompasses diet and exercise and never veer from the path until you achieve your look. That means, you GO to the Gym even when you don't want to. You eat the right foods at the right time. Eat lots of crunchy greens and protein. Drink whey protein and use replacement meals for when you are on the go.

Do this every day for 6 months. No beer, no candy, no fast food, no dessert, no pop. Just execute and you will be ripped in just 180 days...maybe longer it all depends on you.