Real SOLUTIONS Magazine
Click on any one of the issues to the left to read iSatori's Real Solutions Magazine. You will find the largest selection of bodybuilding articles, exercises, workouts, supplements, recipes, personal training advice and other great information that will help you reach your fitness goals!
Please note that we have issues 24 through 110 available. We working on ordering them by issue so please bare with us while we make this one of the best places on the Web to learn more about reaching your fitness goals.
Letter from the Editor
The Values and Principles of Real SOLUTIONS
"Our Promise to You... an Ezine That Will Provide Intelligent, Scientifically Sound, Brutally Honest Information... to Help You Discover the Truth About How to Build Your Absolute Best Body—the Right Way!"
Well, here it is—our Real SOLUTIONS Mag! It's taken considerable time and energy to put this site together, but I'm certain you'll find it well worth it.
I must admit, the feedback we've received on Real SOLUTIONS has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. Literally thousands of emails and letters have poured in over the last six years. Comments ranging from "it's the best newsletter ever" to "finally a source of truth again." I've had people write to me and say they've actually cancelled their subscriptions to other magazines and ezines simply to use us as their sole source and guide to a better body!
This type of feedback means more to us than you could ever know. It shows you appreciate the type of hard work, drive, and dedication it takes to bring this type of information together in each issue.
The feedback we've received on Real SOLUTIONS has been nothing short of awe-inspiring.
One thing I know for sure, from your feedback, is it's easy to see this type of information is not only needed, it's demanded.
To let you in on a little secret, we never expected this creation to turn out to be as big as it has... But the writing was on the wall all along, and we couldn't ignore what people likeyouwanted and deserved.
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response we've received from people like you, we're now driven, more than ever before, to continue to arm you with the type of information you need to experience the ultimate success—in and out of the gym!
To provide you with truthful, commonsense information in a fitness industry where, unfortunately, truth and common sense aren't all that common. And although you might not always like what we have to say... we will always aim to be your source of truth and continually strive to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, straightforward information you need and deserve.
Although I will be a major contributor, inside each jam-packed issue, you'll hear from the most well-respected authorities on subjects that will help you transform your physique, enhance your performance, increase your strength, tap into endless amounts of energy, build your self-confidence, and optimize your health... to become your absolute best!
The all-star lineup of our monthly contributors includes:
- Dr. John L. Zenk , a leading authority on obesity and internal medicine.
- Will Brink , the industry icon for sound, practical advice on nutrition and supplements.
- Paul Crane , the consumer "watchdog" and advocate.
By reading Real SOLUTIONS , you'll save time, energy, and frustration trying to reach your fitness, performance, or physique-development goals, thanks to their guidance, inspiration, and the type of information you can rely on—and more important, the type of information can you put to good use!
HERE IS OUR PROMISE TO YOU... AND OUR PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY...
As you read every issue... from today forward, here's what I want you to keep in mind (these are our guiding principles):
1. We will always bring you the truth
If you look through any of the latest "muscle" magazines, you'll probably agree it's hard to decipher the ads from the editorial. (That is if you can shuffle through all the nearly nude photos of girls.)
Truthful, commonsense information in a fitness industry where, unfortunately, truth and common sense aren't all that common.
The good news is we're not paid, endorsed, or "held hostage" by any advertisers or tricky marketers, whatsoever. That means you won't hear what they want us to write about... nope. You get the honest-to-goodness truth from us about supplements and other products— like it or not.
We are completely free to blow the whistle on products that aren't what they pretend to be or that don't live up to their claims (like so many of them). And we do.
Believe me, a lot of supplement companies out there are just snake-oil salesmen—preying on your naivety or desire to see instant results in the gym—providing products that are outright scams. In my book, these hucksters need to be crucified. And they will be, as long as I'm free to put my fingers to the keyboard and a pen to paper and publish our ezine.
Just as important, we're here to applaud the good products too!
Products and supplements we believe in and consider worthy of trying. You see, we're always on the lookout for new, exciting, scientifically backed products we believe can help you reach your goals, and we'll be sure to point them out and place our Golden Award, our "stamp of approval" if you will, on them. This way, you'll have the expert opinion on what works and what doesn't!
2. We will always respect your time
Understanding that we all have our exciting but oftentimes hectic lives to live, we will try our damndest not to waste your time with information or articles that offer little or no value.
Make no mistake about it, many of the other magazines, while cute, only "masquerade" as fitness magazines, adding no real value in terms of information.
The sad truth is, these magazines are nothing but gimmicky marketing catalogues fluffed up with gossip columns and pull-outs of half-naked girls used to sell their products. Clearly, that's not what you want (and it's certainly not going to help you build your best body, is it?!)
You have my word: Real SOLUTIONS will remain brutally honest, unbiased, and scientifically based... using graphics and pictures to enhance our message, not distract you from it. There will be absolutely no B.S., no hype, no misleading product pushes, and never any watered-down articles you could care less about. That's a promise.
In fact, if we ever cross that line, which might happen (you never know ;-() please send us a note or an email, and we'll correct it right away.
3. We will always treat you with dignity
We know you've worked hard to get where you are—working out countless hours in the gym, repeatedly passing up those McD's fries—and we want you to know we respect that. You're serious about your body and your nutrition, and you've laid a foundation that can be chiseled and sculpted into a masterpiece.
I'll be the first to admit, we don't have all the answers. But since you're kind enough to lend us your eyes and ears, we'll never stop short of doing all we can to bring you information you care about and can put to use (from the first article to the last). Information that's practical, intelligent, and safe. In doing so, we will debunk myths and misconceptions and offer you unique and insightful observations about the many fascinating techniques and philosophies you can use to build your absolute best body.
The various strategies our experts present will, from time to time, ask you to "step out of the box" and try something new. Something exciting. But something we feel will fast track your results.
You will hear us preach, over and over again, that the foundation of any real successful physical transformation begins and ends with the combination of optimal, well-balanced nutrition; intense exercise (which always includes weight training); a positive mind-set, and scientifically backed supplementation.
And to help you sort out all of the conflicting and confusing messages floating around out there, we will present things as they are, the facts, so you can make an informed, confident decision about your desired training method, nutrition plan, and finding supplements that "fit" your specific needs.
THE BOTTOM LINE
A mammoth challenge lies ahead of us... bringing truth back to the fitness industry and providing guidance to a generation full of "magic-bullet" believers. But I can say, with complete certainty, I am up for the challenge. Our panel of experts is up for the challenge. Now, are you ready? Maybe, just maybe, it's time for you to join with us in this crusade to stomp out all the lies and half-truths out there, so together we might discover what's right and what works for building our absolute best bodies and share our newfound wisdom with others. Believe me, there's no better feeling than serving as a source of inspiration to others around you. It's really contagious, and you'll absolutely love how it feels!
Although I am confident you will learn a great deal of very important information in Real SOLUTIONS, I promise, I will work hard to continue to bring you the type of information you need and deserve—and the quality of information will only get better as long as you're around to help shape this magazine.
You see, for us to continually get better and reach our goal of becoming the absolute best source of training, nutrition, and supplement knowledge in the world, we need your input to tell us exactly what you want to read about.
When you have a moment, send us your ideas, criticism, thoughts, and opinions.
Think about it : why would you read something if it didn't interest you? You probably wouldn't.
With that said, we're dedicating each and every issue to writing only the information you care to read. So please, when you have a moment, send us your ideas, criticism, thoughts, and opinions. You can email us anytime at[email protected], or call us between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (MST) at 1-866-688-7679 for any feedback, advice, or help you need. Believe me, what you have to sayreallydoes matter to us.
In closing, I sincerely look forward to hearing from you in the near future and receiving your invaluable feedback. We have a long way to go, but we'll continually strive to be nothing but the best (we've set our sights high!) and will stop short of nothing less. We welcome you to grow with us and wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors.
Until next time, keep your head up and your heart in the game.