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  • The Top 5 Habits for Staying Fit by John Cardillo Success starts with making a plan and then taking action. Remember the famous quote, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. With fitness and health it comes down to being a master of your domain and building a strong foundation with healthy habits. Make a solid plan and stick to it as best… Read More
  • Here’s a Look At a Dedicated Canadian Bodybuilder by Chris Lund *Reprinted from Muscle Mag International* John Cardillo of St. Catharines, Ontario owns two thriving clubs and with only 6 years of steady training is already one of the best amateur bodybuilders in Canada today. To top all that John is only 21 years old. It was apparent to me almost the first time I met… Read More
  • Canada’s John Cardillo Moving Up Fast! by Tony Bond *Reprinted From Muscular Development Magazine* It is fascinating to see so many bodybuilders winning top honors in physique competition today. Ten years ago there was a vast difference between the teenage bodybuilder and a seasoned competitor; today, they are very hard to tell apart. The great evolution of bodybuilding has inspired youths to train harder… Read More
  • Achieving 2 Percent Body Fat by Gordon Powers Shedding total body fat is the goal of every bodybuilder getting ready for a competition. The challenge is maintaining muscle size while at the same time stripping the body of all its body     fat, without sacrificing hard earned muscle size.After years of following bodybuilding, I found that the most common belief is that body… Read More
  • Excerpt from “Bulls Eye” – Featuring John Cardillo by Robert Kennedy The following interview is taken from the book BULL’S EYE by Robert Kennedy John CardilloJohn Cardillo is a prime example of a self-made man. Not only did he build himself a prize-winning physique, competing internationally in bodybuilding contests with great success, he also forged a chain of 50 fitness clubs, with an annual gross revenue of over $100… Read More
  • Exclusive Interview with John Cardillo by Robert Kennedy I have known John Cardillo since seeing him win the Jr. Mr. Canada Competition as a teenager and Mr. Ontario on 3 occasions. I featured articles on John’s unique Hi-Intensity training philosophy in my magazine Musclemag International. After winning the overall Ontario bodybuilding championships 3 times and the Eastern United States Open John retired from… Read More
  • Understanding Insulin In Our Bodies by John Cardillo Overview Insulin is made in the beta cells of the pancreas. Its role is to maintain a state of glucose homeostasis in the bloodstream. Insulin responds to hyperglycaemia and is responsible for bring blood glucose levels down. It also promotes the uptake of excess glucose from the blood stream to the liver, muscle cells and… Read More
  • CARDILLO FAT-LOSS DIET: Glucagon is Our Fatloss Friend. by John Cardillo     The role of glucagon is to keep the homeostasis condition of metabolism. Its role is to maintain normal levels of glucose in our blood. It is produced by the Alpha cells in the pancreas and released into the bloodstream when there is low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), when we are in our 22 hour… Read More
  • Achieving Peak Conditioning by John Cardillo     Shedding total body fat is the goal of every bodybuilding competitor. The trick is to get the body to less than 2% bodyfat, while at the same time maintaining  your hard earned muscle size. The problem with many bodybuilders is that they do not take enough time to prepare for a bodybuilding competition.… Read More
  • How Skeletal Muscles Work by John Cardillo   In order to make our skeletal muscles work, we send messages from the brain via nerve impulses through our central nervous system to particular muscle fibres commanding them to contract (shorten by contracting). The nerve endings fire bursts of energy into the fibres. As a result, they contract and pull on our tendons, which… Read More