Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WORK YOUR WHEELS!

theres nothing more disappointing to me than to see a fuckin hot dude with no lower body to speak of. a flat ass and skinny legs while being all muscled up top makes a fucker look like a golf ball tee. a guy with a HOT bubble butt and thick and meaty legs turn my head every time. try this to start bulkin up your lower body.

LET PRESS

start: sit squarely against the pad with a hip-width stance on the platform, toes pointed straight ahead, keep you head aligned with your body, not crooked forward.

execution: control the descent of the weight as your knees track toward your shoulders. dont let them buckle inward or outward. try to reach a 90-degree bend in your knees, but stop short of allowing your lower back and glutes to curl up off the pad. smoothly reverse direction, pressing through your heels back to the top, but dont lock your out your knees.

tip: keep the movement consistent all the way through. control the negative motion, dont let the platform just drop. and, use a strong motion on the positive, being careful not to use too much of an explosive a speed.

LYING LEG CURLS
start: secure your hips flat on the platform, gripping the sides for stability, with your knees just off the edge of the pad. avoid pulling hard through your hands so you dont gain leverage on the movement that might detract from the work being done by the hamstrings.

execution: in a strong but controlled motion, contract your hamstrings to curl the lever toward your butt, bringing it up as high as you can without lifting your butt from the platform. squeeze at the point of peaking contraction before slowly lowering to the start, but dont allow the weight stack to touch down between reps.

tip: this is the only exercise where you may do down to 12 reps on the last couple of sets, bu thats very rare. almost always, its in the 20 to 50 range.

LEG EXTENSIONS
start: sit squarely in the apparatus with your feet hip width apart and pointed straight ahead. the edge of the seat should be secured against the back of your knee joints. brace yourself by grabbing the sides of the seat.

execution: contracting your quads, straighten your legs to full extension, holding the peak contracted position at the top for a count and slowly lowering to take advantage of the negative resistance on the descent.

tip: dont lean your body backward as you lift. thats using body leverage and it removes stress from your quad muscles. for this move, high reps are great.

SEATED CALF RAISES
start: the bent knee position puts the gastrocnemius on stretch so only the soleus is targeted here. place the balls of your feet on the footplate, with the thigh pad just behind your knees, so all stress is directly on top of your lower leg.

execution: flex your calves through a full range of motion using slow burn reps, holding the peak contraction for a count of 1 to 2 seconds at the top. release to fully stretch the calf and reverse direction without bouncing.

tip: be careful of using burn rep bounces at the end o fa set because they can tear your achilles tendon. use smooth, full range of motion for 20 to 30 reps.

~MD

Source: Muscle Mag ~ September 2009 ~ Big Will's leg workout.

Monday, March 28, 2011

MUSCLE MEAL MONDAYS ~ OMLET SUPREMO

this recipe makes 1 serving

2 whole eggs

4 egg whites

1 slice (1 ounce) low-fat muenster cheese

red pepper flakes to taste


directions: beat eggs and egg whites together and cook in skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. top with cheese and season with red pepper flakes.


totals per serving:

292 calories

33 g protein

4 g carbs

15 g fat

0 g fiber


did you know... the little stringy cords (chalazae) in egg whites are what anchor the yolk in teh center of teh egg. if the chalazae are bigger, it means the egg is fressher.


~MD


Source: FLEX MAGAZINE ~ FEBRUARY 2011

Recipe by: Stella Post, Stella's Kitchen Cookbook.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

MY PIPES ARE STILL CLEAN!

today i hung out with adam russo running errands, talkin shop and having lunch at 24 kitchen. it was one of those rare occasions when we both had some free time to just catch up and be guys out and about. although its on the chilly side here in LA, the sun is out and it feels amazing to walk in it.

one of the errands we had to run was for adam to get his new HIV/STD test for an upcoming shoot. so we headed over to Out of the Closet on Sunset Blvd.. its the new requirement in the industry. no tests may be more than 30 days old or somewhere around that time frame. which, i feel, is a good policy. not only for work purposes, but for one's own knowledge... you should know your status.

so, since i was there and we had time to kill and shop the racks, i decided to get one too. the last one i did was back in february in NYC at GMHC just before i did my shoots with Suite 703, Out In Public and Men Over 30. it feels amazing to say that at 40-something... my pipes are STILL clean!

ps... if you need to get yourself tested, you can at Out of the Closet... for free. they ask for a $20 donation at the end of your session. if you can't do $20, give whatever you can. as a community, together we must work together to support valuable services such as this.

~MD

Thursday, March 24, 2011

AND THE 2011 HOOKIE AWARD GOES TO...


Rafael Alencar
Mr. International Escort 2011
Logan Stevens Best Newcomer

Samuel Colt
Best Pornstar

Military & Jock
Best Duo

Theo Richards
Best Ass

Derrick Hanson
Best Fetish Escort

Gio
Best Live Performer

Alessio Romero
Best Tattoos

Kevin
Best Body

Biggest Cock
Ben Andrews

Theo
Best Top

Chase Hunter
Best Daddy

Maximum Escorts
Best Agency

Arpad Miklos
Best Personal Website

Jayden Grey
Best Boyfriend Fantasy

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

MEN'S BIGGEST HEALTH DANGER...

almost 75 million americans have a potentially life threatening disease and 28% dont know it. a study conducted by the national heart, lung and blood institute reveals high blood pressure in the US has reached an all time high. they call it the silent killer because there are usually no symptoms, so by the time patients find out they have high blood pressure (140/90) they've already got heart disease, stroke, vision or kidney problems, or, for men, erectile dysfunction. some lifestyle changes that can help prevent or even reverse hypertension include weight loss, reduced sodium intake, increased potassium intake, consuming less fat and sugar, and eating a much healthier, clean diet.

Source: Muscle Mag ~ September 2009

~MD

REMEMBERING... ELIZABETH TAYLOR



from my favorite play and one of the
movies i love to watch over and over
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

1932 ~ 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

MUSCLE MEAL MONDAYS ~ WISCONSIN POT ROAST POCKETS

this recipe makes 3 servings

1 1/2 pounds of beef, top round trimmed of fat and cut into cubes

2 cups baby red potatoes

1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

3/4 cup baby carrots

1 packet reduced-sodium pot roast seasoning mix

3 tbsp water


directions: preheat oven to 350 degrees. mix all ingredients together in large bowl. lay out three large pieces of aluminum foil and place equal amounts of mixture in center of each piece of foil. fold foil inward at all seams to form a packet, allowing foil to tent slightly on top to all room for steam. pinch all edges closed. bake packets on large cookie sheet or in shallow baking dish for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.


totals per serving:

486 calories

56 g protein

32 g carbs

10 g fat

5 g fiber


did you know... foil packets can be purchased in several sizes at a grocery store for use in packet meals. try using them for chicken and shrimp dishes, and for mixed vegetable side dishes, too.


~MD

Source: FLEX MAGAZINE ~ FEBRUARY 2011
Recipe by: Stella Post, Stella's Kitchen Cookbook.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

FIVE TIPS FOR PREVENTING INJURIES...

approximately 75% of sports injuries entail the lower body, the majority involving the knees. here are some tips to help prevent stress injuries from strenuous exercise.
  1. always warm up to prepare your body and increase flexibility and then cool down afterward.
  2. stretch after exercise to help prevent muscle strains, sprains and tendinitis.
  3. keep your muscles strong and balanced to stabilize your joints.
  4. use good form and improve your technique.
  5. wear good, well fitting shoes that provide support and absorb shock
Source: Muscle Mag ~ September 2009
~MD

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MY FIRST GRABBY NOMINATION!

hey kids! its my honor to announce that i have received a Grabby Award nomination for Best Porn Star Blog! congratulations to my fellow nominees... in all categories!



THE MMXI GRABBY AWARDS
SATURDAY, MAY 28 at THE PARK WEST THEATER
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

TICKETS AVAILABLE APRIL 4

~MD

Monday, March 14, 2011

MUSCLE MEAL MONDAYS ~ HOMEMADE BEEF JERKY

this recipe makes 20 servings

ingredients:
3 pounds flank steak
½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp liquid smoke
3 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
3 tsp garlic powder
3 tsp onion powder

directions: remove all fat from beef. cut beef into very thin slices (¼ inch or less) by slicing against the grain. (fora tougher, chewier jerky, slice with the grain, opposite the butcher's normal recommendations). meat will be easier to cut into thin slices when it is partially frozen

combine all ingredients in a covered dish and marinate overnight in refrigerator. after marinating, preheat oven to 150 degrees and place a cookie sheet lined with paper towels on the bottom rack. insert toothpicks into the ends of the beef strips and hang them from the top rack. keep the oven door cracked slightly open so water vapor can escape. cook for six to eight hours.

modifications: for spice jerky, add three or four teaspoons or red pepper flanks to the marinade. for teriyaki jerky, use reduced-sodium teriyaki marinade instead fo soy sauce. add a quarter cup of brown sugar or brown sugar replacement to marinade.

totals per serving:
113 calories
19 g protein
1 g carbs
3.5 g fat
0 g fiber

did you know... to save money, you can wait to make this recipe until you find a large cut of flank steak, london broil or top round on sale. it never hurts to ask the butcher if he's about to mark down any meats.

~MD

Source: FLEX MAGAZINE ~ FEBRUARY 2011
Recipe by: Stella Post, Stella's Kitchen Cookbook.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

CASTING CALL...


casting hot men to appear in our upcoming
projects. new or experienced welcome.

send and email for an application.
put
"Request for Model Application" in the subject line.
in the body put your full name, your number and your email.
i'll reply with the application.

~MD

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

THE 2011 HOOKIE AWARDS...


10PM at ROSELAND BALL ROOM

Attention Porn Stars, Nominees and VIPs...
SHOCK & AWE ATTIRE REQUESTED!



FUELING UP...

plan your meals in advance to fuel your body before, during and after exercise for better endurance and recovery from training. snack on whol foods whenever possible, but if you need a quick refueling during a long workout, energy gels or bars could do the trick. your body requires water and carbs before exercise and then carbs and protein after the workout to help with recovery. when you dont have much time after training, chocolate milk or yogurt will help with muscle repair.

Source: American College of Sports Medicine ~ Muscle Mag September 2009

~MD

THE 2011 TRENDY AWARDS...

hey kids... i gots news! i just got word that i up for a trendy award in a variety of categories. Best Ass, Trendiest Porn Star Blog, Prettiest Eyes, Performer of the Year and Trendiest Self Promoter. what an honor! here's what the folks over at the trendys want you to know...

We at NvisionMax Media are excited to announce the second Annual Trendy Awards! Last year’s show was such a good time we just couldn’t resist an opportunity to do it again which means we will once again Kick-OFF the Los Angeles Gay Pride week with a bang of local talent, fun and great shwag at Micky’s in West Hollywood!

We will begin accepting nominations for the Trendy Awards on February 15th 2011 for all awards categories, as well as, appointing judges. Our goal is to appoint an even number of Industry Professionals and Industry “Fanatics” to create a truly balanced panel of Judges who will oversee the voting and confirm the final list of nominees by March 15th 2011. Once all the nominations for the categories are gathered, Voting will open on March 15th, 2011. You can nominate your favorites HERE!

sometimes i forget just how much of an impact i have made and continue to make in this industry. its very easy to get lost in the day-to-day of getting your ducks in a row, entertaining you guys and making sure you come first EVERY time! so when things like this happen, it means the universe to me!

so, submit your votes to nominations@thetrendyawards.com for whatever category you want me to get the nod for. i guess you can send one email for category or you can only vote once over all. im not clear on that but hey, this is all about fans deciding and that's good enough for me! you guys rock!

wish me luck!

~MD

Monday, March 7, 2011

MUSCLE MEAL MONDAYS ~ TURKEY TRIANO

this recipe makes 3 servings

this is a lean, lightly breaded turkey just right for aficionados of chicken parmesan or chicken-fried steak. the turkey cutlets are served with a wonderful white wine and cream sauce and topped with fresh roma tomatoes.

ingredients:
1 pound boneless turkey breast (cutlets or slices)
4 tbsp italian-style bread crumbs
2 egg whites, beaten
¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
2 tbsp fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried)
1 can reduced-sodium, low-fat cream of mushroom soup
¼
cup white wine
½
cup water
2 tbsp onion, diced finely
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 1/4 cup)

directions: preheat oven to 375 degrees. combine bread crumbs, pepper and half of the parsley in a medium bowl and mix well. dip turkey cutlets in egg whites and then dip each side in the bread crumbs until well coated. spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray and bake cutlets for about 25 minutes or until coating is crisp and juices run clear.

while the turkey is cooking, heat a sauce pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. bring white wine, water and onions to a simmer; add soup and remaining parsley. reduce heat and cover. allow sauce to simmer while turkey cooks. serve turkey o a serving platter with sauce poured over the top. garnish with diced tomatoes.

totals per serving:
314 calories
41 g protein
22 g carbs
4 g fat
2 g figer

did you know... cooked turkey can be stored in teh refrigerator for 3 or 4 days. if wrapped well, it can be stored in the freezer for 3 or 4 months.

~MD

Source: FLEX MAGAZINE ~ FEBRUARY 2011
Recipe by: Stella Post, Stella's Kitchen Cookbook.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

DREYDEN SHOUT OUT : TASTIE TIDBITS...

one of my close friends in san francisco, Merredith Lloyd is a blogging foodie! her blog, tastie tidbits features some of the best places in san francisco to go for the absolute best in cuisine. in addition, she loves to cook and will try and make just about everything she finds unique and interesting. i think this is one of the things i love most about her... aside from her sense of humor, its her adventurous pallet. so check out her blog, the places she's eating at and the recipes she's dishin out! oh, and join her tastie tidbits facebook page too!

~MD

Friday, March 4, 2011

CLAIMING MY NEW YORK INDEPENDENCE... IN LA!

living in LA has been a complete culture shock for me. not so much on the human culture but the transportation culture. in NY one is use to sharing the subways with ALL kinds of people. from the rich and famous... yes, i've seen frank langella and ethan hawke a number of times, to the homeless. its a way of life, its part of NY life and everyone gets along pretty much without incident.

while trying to navigate the LA subway system... crazy, i know... right! well, trying to figure out how to get to my gym my adventure started with a 25 minute walk to the closest subway to my place. no so bad. once on the platform, i waited another 15 minutes for the train that took me four stops to where i had to leave the station and then take a bus the rest of the way. at the bus stop, there they were, 30 to 40 people, mostly young waiting for the next buss. i thought id probably have to wait for the one after, but this really long bus rolled up and so we boarded.

the bad part of boarding... once the doors opened, it was a mad dash to the door. it was like somebody screamed "FIRE" in a crowded movie theater. what the hell man?! really? i decided i would NEVER use LA public transportation again! did i mention the crazy guy who got on? yeah, he didnt look crazy, but in a matter of minutes he started wiggin out, took off his clothes and caused a riot!

the ride to the gym went for about 40 minutes. stop and go. stop and go. crowded, crowded, crowded. it was at that point i decided ya know what mike... you GOTTA get a car. so... a couple of weeks ago i ask you what kind of car i should get. you all know how much i value your comments and opinion. looking around the parking lot at the gym i was drawn to this one and that one, BMWs to JETTAs to BETTLEs... how would i decide? i couldn't, cant! i love them all. so you do it. you decide for me! and you did.

the results of the poll was not surprising to me at all! only because my personal choice as it turns out is your choice. i love it when that works out like that!

so, the choices were as follows. BMW, JEEP, YARIS, JETTA, BEETLE or CAMARO. i just realized i spelled camaro wrong in the poll. ugh with the typos already! anyways, 18 of you voted. 18?! well 17 cuz i voted once and for the jeep. but, 50% of all voters went for the jeep choice!

i always knew that a jeep was the car for me. i once had a 1975 camaro back in the 90's. we named her HOPE because when we got her she kept over heating and breaking down and we "hoped" she'd make it off the BQE, or "hoped" we'd make it home, and we "HOPED" we wouldn't get stuck AGAIN! she was awesome. then she was stolen. unbelievable! so much money and work and poof! gone in 60 seconds!

not one voter chose the beetle. funny cuz thats what ive been driving since i got here. its my roommates. its black. its cool but it aint no jeep! i feel like a putz blasting my deep dark club music then look to the left and see a fierce hot rod roll up pumpin fiercer beats. whua, whua, whua! #FAIL!

so now my LA life continues with my quest for a set of wheels. ive been scouring craigslist for jeep listings. i hadn't thought about craigslist until after i had a conversation with ALESSIO ROMERO at the gym. he turned me on to it. i actually found some really cool deals in the search but they're all standard... i want an automatic. i mean, my uncle taught me how to drive when i was 14 and on a standard, but the way traffic moves here some times, i DO NOT wanna deal with switching gears when somebody just cut me off at 50 MPH! its crazy!

and now i save up every penny i can to get my jeep. you can help with that too. all you gotta do is click on one of the donate buttons to the right. with your help, i should be mobile by the end of the month or by memorial day weekend. wish me luck!

~MD

16TH ANNUAL EROTIC ART FAIR WEEKEND...

dont miss out on this incredible event! i'll be doing meet and greet on saturday and sunday of the event, but you can also mix and mingle with me and a host of amazingly talented artists at the opening reception at Tom's house. click the image for the event calendar!

~MD

REMEMBERING... CHLOE DZUBILO


1961 ~ 2011

BY MICHAEL MUSTO ~ VILLAGE VOICE BLOG

Chloe Dzubilo
, artist and AIDS and transgender activist, died February 18 in New York City. She was fifty years old. Chloe studied art at the Parsons School of Design and received an associate degree in Gender Studies from the City University of New York City College 1999.
A native of Connecticut, Ms. Dzubilo moved to New York in 1982 where she briefly worked at Studio 54. She soon became the ad director at the downtown art magazine the East Village Eye just when the neighborhood's art scene began to explode.
In the '90s, Chloe was an icon of downtown nightlife. She wrote plays for and performed with the Blacklips Performance Cult at the Pyramid club and edited the group's zine, Leif Sux. She was the lead singer and songwriter for the punk-rock band the Transisters, who played at CBGB's, Squeeze Box at Don Hill's and other trendsetting hubs of downtown culture.
Chloe was a muse for designers Marc Jacobs, Alexis Bittar and Patricia Field and art photographers Nan Goldin, Alice O'Malley, and Tanyth Berkeley. She modeled for fashion photographers David Armstrong, Steven Klein, and Michael Sharky.
Chloe was diagnosed with HIV in 1987 when her partner of nine years, Pyramid Club founder Bobby Bradley, died of AIDS. Since her diagnosis, Chloe advocated for civil rights, adequate health care and dignity for people living with HIV/AIDS, transgendered people and drug users.
A longtime volunteer for the LGBT Community Center's groundbreaking Gender Identity Project, she served on its transgender HIV prevention team conducting prevention outreach in bars, nightclubs and on strolls. She spoke at national and international conferences, in video Public Service Announcements and training workshops for health care and mental health providers.
Chloe was involved with the political action group the Transsexual Menace and went on to direct one of the first federally funded HIV prevention program for transgender sex workers in 1997.
In 2001, Chloe founded the Equi-Aid Project, a Manhattan-based riding program that specifically targets children who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS as well as other at-risk youth.
In September 2002, Chloe Dzubilo became the first transgendered person on the cover of POZ, a magazine for the HIV/AIDS community. She graced the magazine's cover two more times.
In 2003, Chloe was appointed to the HIV and Human Service Planning Council of New York, an advisory body composed of people living with HIV/AIDS, service providers, and government representatives, charged with ensuring that "people living with HIV have access to appropriate, quality services across the continuum of care, resulting in the best possible health and quality of life."
At the time of her death, she was working on a project with her spouse--musician, visual artist and trans-man T De Long--which will be shown in June by the arts and advocacy organization Visual AIDS.
To offer donations in support of her celebration and her favorite causes--Visual AIDS and Return To Freedom--go to:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

LONG TERM SUPPLEMENT USE...

the antioxidant supplement beta-carotene helps to protect against free-radical damage caused by strenuous exercise and is used by many bodybuilders. a study conducted by researchers at university of north carolina (chapel hill) found long-term use of beta-carotene and some other cartenoid containing dietary supplements (including retinol, vitamin a, lycopene and lutein) might raise the risk of lung cancer, especially among smokers. the results showed certain people (smokers in particular) who took these dietary supplements had a higher risk of developing lung cancer. although beta-carotene can be helpful, too much over time may help pro-oxidant effects that could potentially lead to cancer risk

Source: American Journal of Epidemiology ~ Muscle Mag September 2009

~MD