Joey Vaillancourt Fitness

Bodyweight vs Muscle Weight Explained

December 28, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 173 Comments 

Today I wanted to explain the difference between muscle and fat.


Now I know at a glance it seems like a pretty bland topic, but if could dig deeper, I’d like to explain the differences between total weight vs muscle.

So I want to take a minute before getting into this to explain where I am coming from.

when I was younger, I used to follow hockey all the time. Naturally I was…

The Program That Started It All – 30lbs in 5 Months

December 21, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 7 Comments 

Hey Everyone,

With your permission I would like to share with you my own personal story about how I got my start in fitness.


If you have been keeping up with my personal background, you would
know that I didnt graduate as a personal trainer.

I actually graduated with an Electronics Technologist degree.

So back then, just like you, I was always searching for the answers to my questions
I had about building muscle, burning fat and…

9 Killer Ways On How To Gain Weight

December 18, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 1 Comment 

number 9Today I want to share with you some quality advice on how to gain weight.

Now I caution you, this is for the really Hardgainer looking to really gain weight because they barely have any meat on their bones.

I know what it is like when you feel like you eat all the time and have nothing to show for it.

I also understand the feelings that you feel when people start to…

I Was Caught…Eating Cat FOOD!?

December 16, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 4 Comments 

Yes this is kind of embarressing…
As you may or may not be aware of, I am currently in preperation for my first fitness model show in early 2010.

So I am trying to incinerate the fat to reveal a nice sculpted physique for the comp.

My days are filled with hours cooking and preparing meals, training, logging time on the cardio machines, early morning rises and the occasional nap :)

Of course none…

The ‘Fat’ on Being Called Skinny

December 15, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 3 Comments 

fatman-skinnyimage1Hey Everyone,

I wanted to discuss something today that has been on my mind for a while.

You see, I used to be a very skinny guy and I will always retain my hardgainer genetics.

Thats just who I am, and thats ok because I have found a way to build myself up to a physique I am happy with.

But I always wondered the following:

Would I rather have skinny genetics or be born…

Top 3 Muscle Building Protein Shake Recipies

December 13, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 18 Comments 

Hey Everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you some of my FAVORITE Muscle Building Shakes!

protein shakeShakes are a great convenient way of getting in a ‘meal’ when you are short on time.

They are also useful when Bulking Up as they are an easy source of extra calories and they dont require much preperation or chow time.

There are several little tricks I have found useful in developping creative shakes that are both healthy…

What Makes My Blood Boil At The Gym Pt. 2 of 2

December 12, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 6 Comments 

Part 2 now…’Blood Boiler Series’
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In case you missed Part 1…
Part 1

The ‘Its Mine’ trainees
I’ve got news for anyone who goes to the gym. You don’t own squat. You are a ‘partner’ and partner’s must share.

I am a pretty softspoken guy and I dont like to be rude or arrogant towards others.So when I want to use a piece of equipment and someone else is there,  I usually go about in…

What Makes My Blood Boil At The Gym Pt. 1 of 2

December 12, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 40 Comments 

Ok its time for a bit of a venting session.


For anyone who knows me, they might say I am a shy, quiet, honest, hard working guy.

And if they really know me, they would know that every now and then my temper can get the best of me :)

It hasnt been easy, but over the years I gained more control over my temper.

But there are still times when somethings push me…

The Ultimate College Workout

December 10, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 48 Comments 

I wanted to talk about a different time in my life today. College.
(I’m the one in the bottom right. Not sure what I was trying to ’sign’…Good Times!)

For anybody who doesn’t know, college is probably one of the best times in your life. Hands down!

Everyone’s experience is different, but there are usually some common ground;

Drinking, Partying, All Nighters, Sports, Friends…

And then there is a bit of studying somehwere in there…

How Arnold Is Ruining My Life!

December 7, 2009 by Joey Vaillancourt · 8 Comments 

When anybody talks about working out, going to the gym or anything related to fitness, more often than not Mr. Arnold is ALWAYS mentioned!








 Why is this?

Is it because Arnold was the best there is, was and ever will be? Hardly!

Don’t get me wrong because I think Arnold is great.

He is a well rounded invidual who has had success in many areas of life including movie, politics and of course BODYBUILDING.


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