In “The Time of My Life,” Drasin tells the tale of his successes -- both personal and professional -- with great wisdom and wit. He offers insights about the evolving nature of the sport and intriguing anecdotes of encounters with stars in the business. Throughout his career, Drasin has found countless outlets for his personal brand and expertise in fitness, nutrition, wrestling and bodybuilding. He trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger and designed the iconic Gold’s Gym and World Gym logos. He played the Demi-Hulk alongside Lou Ferrigno and even designed a fitness clothing line. Drasin expounds on the mental toughness, heart and dedication required to truly excel in this art, as well as the applicability of a bodybuilder’s mentality to parenting and other aspects of life.
At 71, Ric still stays in excellent shape and trains seven days a week. He has his own show, “Ric’s Corner,” with an ever-growing viewership of over 25 million, and regularly contributes to The Huffington Post. He is still accustomed to beating the odds, as he recently survived pneumonia and congestive heart failure and quickly recovered.
Ric is an icon and a motivator to all of his followers in life and on his show. He inspires people to gain self-confidence and go beyond where they ever thought they could go.
Ric Drasin is a former champion bodybuilder who competed during the golden era of bodybuilding and a professional wrestler known as “The Equalizer.” Ric was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training partner for four years, and he designed the iconic Gold’s Gym logo -- one of the most widely sold logos in the world -- and the World Gym logo. In 2012, Ric was awarded the very first Joe Gold Lifetime Achievement Award in Las Vegas.
Ric still teaches wrestling in his backyard ring in Sherman Oaks, California, and has trained many champions, including World Wrestling Entertainment champion Rusev.
Ric was trained by legend Johnnie Mae Young in 1965 and made his debut at the Grand Olympic Auditorium as the blond-haired blue-eyed bodybuilder “The All-American Boy.” There he met Gene LeBell, who became his longtime friend and brought him into the stunt business.
Ric also played the Demi-Hulk, or middle Hulk, on “The Incredible Hulk” TV series with Lou Ferrigno.
He has done numerous commercials, films and TV series, along with print work for magazines.
At 71 years old, Ric still stays in excellent shape and trains seven days a week. He also has his own show, “Ric’s Corner,” which has 25 million viewers to date and is growing very quickly. The show is based on his experiences in fitness, nutrition, wrestling, bodybuilding and more, and many legends appear as guests.
Ric recently had pneumonia and congestive heart failure, spending seven days in the hospital and losing 30 pounds. He beat the odds and returned to the gym after being down for three weeks. He had a speedy recovery due to proper training and nutrition, proving that a healthy lifestyle is the way to go.
Ric is an icon and a motivator for all of his followers in life and on his show, and he inspires people to gain self-confidence and move forward. Ric also writes articles for The Huffington Post. He recently finished a documentary for National Geographic called “Facing Arnold Schwarzenegger.”
Ric hosts the “WWE SmackDown” review; AfterBuzz TV (produced by Maria Menounos); “Old School Wrestling” on AfterBuzz TV; “Ric Drasin Live” on emPOWERme.tv; “Tuff and Tender” on emPOWERme.tv; and “Actors Entertainment” (produced by Pepper Jay Productions).
Visit Ric’s website: www.ricdrasin.com.
Visit the “Ric’s Corner” website: Ricscorner.com.
Let me tell you something that your personal trainer won’t tell you and you won’t learn at the gym: The only way you’ll ever lose the weight and more importantly keep the weight off is by learning how to diet and exercise for yourself. You see…
People spend BILLIONS (yes, that billions with a “B”) every year on fad diets that work for a month. Then, ounce you stop, you put the weight back on plus ten pounds.
Why is that you might ask… because no one can continually starve themselves. You see eventually you’ll have to eat like a normal human being.
Even more money is spent on work out equipment advertised on late night infomercials promising you that you’ll lose 50 pounds if you just use their machine for 20 minutes a day... Come on! We all know better than that - right?
The truth is sometimes we‘re so willing to try anything not cause we’re stupid but because we really want to lose weight. I mean who wouldn't want to look and feel their best? Not to mention that, unfortunately, it is statistically proven that overweight people make less money than thin people. Totally unfair, I know, but it’s true.
So what do you need to do? Here’s the secret you already know…
The only way that you’ll ever keep the weight off is by educating yourself on how to do it and learning how your body works.
So you finally want to keep the weight off? This book will teach you everything you’ll need to know to finally do so.
You’ll learn everything about:
• Your genetics, specific body type and how to deal with them when it comes to losing weight.
• Why nutritional experts are wrong when they say no carbs and no fat.
• When you should eat the food you crave like cake and when you shouldn’t.
• How your metabolism works with your body.
• The truth behind fats.
• Different types of proteins and how they affect your body.
• Which vitamins you should take and which ones might be making you fatter.
• Secrets behind which protein powders work and which just make you fat!
• Which gym equipment works and which machines are a complete waste of your time.
• What exercises to focus on and how to do them right to make the most out of your workout
• Not spending hours at the gym but 45 minutes and getting ten times better results
I could go on and on talking about all the great information in this book. But, for now, all I want you to understand is that if you're truly committed to keeping the weight off, you will have to learn for yourself. Don’t count on a trainer that will cost you thousands… or a piece of equipment that’ll only end up collecting dust in your closet.
I have been personal training for over ten years and have helped thousands HELP THEMSELVES to lose weight and keep it off. And exactly that information I have now put into this book.
The truth is that most people will pass up the opportunity and then tell themselves every new year's that this is the year that they’ll hopefully lose the weight. But I want to believe that this is not you and that you can do better.
So let me ask you: Are you tired of being overweight? Tired of not feeling your very best? What are you waiting for?
Whether a new or experienced runner, this volume will help you progressively improve as a runner based on your current level of fitness. Start by understanding how to choose the proper shoes and other equipment, then review how different types of training improve performance. Learn how to calculate different paces, study lactate threshold, and estimate V02Max before moving on to three chapters of detailed workouts for runners of all levels. Read about training diets and the specific nutritional needs (with recipes) of middle distance runners. Understand how proper posture, foot strike, breathing and mental techniques can lead to better performance and avoid injury - and, should injury strike, how to decipher symptoms to find remedies and prevent future occurrences. Finally, find some gadgets to make training more fun - or online communities where you can share tips, try new routes, and possibly join local running groups in your area.
Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees!Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget
Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body!
In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. It seemed the company could do no wrong. But by 2001, however, everything had bottomed out. The company - having lost a whopping 95% of its audience - was sold for next to nothing to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment. WCW was laid to rest. What went wrong?
This expanded and updated version of the bestselling Death of WCW takes readers through a detailed dissection of WCW's downfall, including even more commentary from the men who were there and serves as an object lesson - and dire warning - as WWE and TNA hurtle toward the 15th anniversary of WCW's demise.