Doug Brignole

Competitor • Author • Speaker • Trainer • Entrepreneur

NABBA World Championships 2014

The truth about push-ups

My latest piece for Iron Man magazine is titled “Why ‘Push-Ups’ Aren’t So Good.” Want the truth about this classic exercise? Head over to the Iron Man website.

Article by Doug Brignole

Check out my guest spot on “Ric Drasin Live!”

Today I was honored to be on “Ric Drasin Live!” hosted by Ric Drasin, “The Original Big Boy of Bodybuilding & Wrestling.”
Learn more about this bodybuilding/fitness icon—and great guy—at RicDrasin.com. (But watch the video first.)

It’s curtains for me…

simple-drape-articleDon’t let the headline scare you. It’s not the end, but the beginning of a great partnership.

Softline Home Fashions has asked me to be the spokesman for Simple Drape, an easy-to-use product that can be hung over windows without any tools. It blocks out 99.9 percent of the morning sun to improve after-sunrise sleep.

The Simple Drape kit comes with two self-adhering rods, sliding hangers and two pleated drapery panels with the hooks already installed. A 3M backing on the rod is peeled off, place on the wall over the window and then the panels are attached.

Look for my photo and endorsement on the product packaging. Simple Drape is sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Lowes, Target, Neiman Marcus, and other retailers. I’ll be making appearances at trade shows for Softline during 2014 as well.

Check out my Iron Man article

Pick up the October 2013 issue of Iron Man magazine and you can read my article on what I’ve learned from 30 years of bodybuilding. If you have questions, comment on this post or on my Facebook Page.

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A warm welcome from Optimist members in Pasadena

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Many thanks to The Optimist Club, Pasadena Chapter, for the warm welcome at their June 27 meeting. A special thanks to member Jairo Lizarazu for inviting me to speak.

If you’re not familiar with the organization, they do great work:

Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids.” Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be.

Each Optimist Club determines the needs of the young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Every year, Optimists conduct 65,000 service projects and serve well over six million young people.

Visit their website for more information. 

Talking “shop” at Gold’s Gym

I visited Gold’s Gym in Venice last year before what I thought would be my last two bodybuilding competitions. (Who was I kidding? I love to compete.) In this video, I share some important biomechanics basics. If you have questions or feedback, leave a comment.

What a difference a decade makes

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Savannah Rose Neveux, the little girl in the 1991 photo on left, grew up to be the fitness model and healthy eating/exercise expert in the photo on the right. Her father, famed photographer Michael Neveux, took both shots. Savannah’s website, Muffin Topless, is full of information and resources to help women get in shape.

Remembering Joe Weider

joe-weiderIt’s a sad day for bodybuilding. Joe Weider—considered by many as the Godfather of Bodybuilding—has passed away. Bodybuilders worldwide mourn the loss. Rest in peace.

The truth about exercising your “core”

Curious about your core?  Read my blog post for Iron Man Magazine called “Core Values or Fitness Folly?”

 

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