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Boxer
08-24-2004, 03:49 PM
Will i'm just wondering which article in your opinion is the finest you've ever wrote?

WillBrink
08-24-2004, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Boxer
Will i'm just wondering which article in your opinion is the finest you've ever wrote?

I can't really say. The article I wrote on HIV/AIDS is a favorite (though a bit outdated now) because it took so much work and was reviewed by several of the top AIDs researchers, including the guy who discovered the HIV virus. I really like thr universal theory article also, but what I like is not what others seem to like. So the question is, what's your favorite?

Boxer
08-24-2004, 08:12 PM
I love them all to be honest Will. You're my favourite author:)

I have read some of them more than others but i've probably read The Whey It Is more than any other article. I'm always referring to it.

What's in your Creatine? Is another one I keep going back to. Heck like I said mate I like them all and am looking forward to new articles and the updated e-book:)

I'll be buying your fat loss supplement book eventually by the way. The only reason I haven't bought it yet is weight loss is easy for me as I love cardio like my username suggests:)

Have you been working on any new articles lately mate?

WillBrink
08-24-2004, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by Boxer
I love them all to be honest Will. You're my favourite author:)

I have read some of them more than others but i've probably read The Whey It Is more than any other article. I'm always referring to it.

What's in your Creatine? Is another one I keep going back to. Heck like I said mate I like them all and am looking forward to new articles and the updated e-book:)

I'll be buying your fat loss supplement book eventually by the way. The only reason I haven't bought it yet is weight loss is easy for me as I love cardio like my username suggests:)

Have you been working on any new articles lately mate?

I can tell you the most popular article I ever did was The Anabolic Roundtable with Dan Duchaine way back in Muscle Media. People still mention that one. What's in your creatine actually changed the entire supplement industry and made German creatine the name it is today. To that point, no one knew there were any differences.

Simon
08-25-2004, 11:14 AM
For me

The most popular although probably most simplistic was the universal theory of nutrition. I got more feedback from sites, affilaites and end users from when I emailed that out for Will than any other article, it was a simple 'for the masses' article that struck a chord with a lot of people, it was also well received in mags.

The creatine article caused a lot of controversy (Will is still hated by some creatine manufacturers), as he says, that actually to a large degree changed the industry as regards creatine.

Like boxer, my favourite I guess as I found it the most interesting was the 'Whey it is' . I also refer to it quite often.

There are some equally well researched but far less interesting articles as far as I a concerned like the aids one, but as it didn't concern me in any way as such, It's not close to being one of my favs.

I used to love the MM roundtable ones, I actually think those are the most engrossing, where say Kneller, Brink, Duchaine etc all chatted on one topic , I think the last MM was about creatine, and steroids, that was cool.

I also used to like the little Q&A's you did on your site, which where quite cool, I learnt quite a bit from those and they were very easy reading

Talking about articles, Ahem, NEXT PLEASE? HOw long since last one????

mbnsix675
12-01-2004, 11:05 AM
Ah,

The Good old Muscle Media. It used to be one of the most interesting reads out there in the iron game. Dan Duchaine was classic. I used to think how cool is that he is writing his column from prison! I loved his story how he convinced all his female clients that the glutes was a normal site to measure bodyfat!

It was the first introduction I got to people like Charles Poliquin, Staley and of course Mr. Brink. Even Bill Philllips, with his mullet and moustache, was there writing a column of Q & A mainly focused on steriods.

But like all things it had to end. That end point many astute historians will remember was the now infamous "Goldmember" issue! Suddenly the mag went mainstream, Bill got very rich, shaved the moustache got a haircut and starting hanging out with Playmates and celebrities - And good on him! But sadly the once must read magazine became something no different to entry level mens fitness magazine.

Simon
12-01-2004, 01:37 PM
yup when MM went mainstream they destroyed a magainze that had crawled from a underground newsletter hand mailed out by Phillips (people forget that guy worked really hard to create something from nothing) , to the best selling mag, overtook MD etc and it had GREAT articles as you say, Brink, Duchaine etc, Phillips had some great stuff.

Do you remember the cartoon guy they had that used to point towards really interesting stuff etc, I forget his name.

Damm I miss that mag, it was the only mag I actually looked forward to getting, then they turned it into pure junk and totally destroyed an insane readership/

t griff
03-07-2007, 08:48 PM
I second the notion, I used to love muscle media way back when(especialy the Dan Duchaine rants.)

WillBrink
03-08-2007, 12:02 AM
I second the notion, I used to love muscle media way back when(especialy the Dan Duchaine rants.)

Dan's column called The Rant was great. It didn't last long as it was too out there for even MM2K at the time, but it was very funny. There was Dan, myself, BP, Poliquin, Mike Mooney, and others who were fun to read and not restrained by the current PC bullsh*&. BP started out by writing a small news letter about steroids and grew it into MM2K actually.

t griff
04-21-2007, 12:04 PM
Will, speaking of your involvement with MM2K of years past did you know Bill Phillips well? i've read numerous opionions but regaurdless of what some think personnally he was a master of marketing. His "Body of Work" and body/life tranformation pitch bought him a ticket to Richville.

WillBrink
04-21-2007, 02:46 PM
Will, speaking of your involvement with MM2K of years past did you know Bill Phillips well? i've read numerous opionions but regaurdless of what some think personnally he was a master of marketing. His "Body of Work" and body/life tranformation pitch bought him a ticket to Richville.

I knew him fairly well, had dinner with him a few times and that type of thing, but we were never best pals or anything. I know his brother Shawn much better really. No doubt, Bill is great at marketing and the sale of EAS made him a very wealthy man.

t griff
04-21-2007, 02:57 PM
It was disappointing to see MM2K change from hardcore to fitness but you have give Bill credit he new what the mainstream population was interested in and he went with it.

erp7e
04-21-2007, 09:05 PM
MM2K was great at the time, introduced me to the whole world of non-Weider bulls&*t through the likes of Brink, Duchaine, Di Pasquale, Poliquin, Staley, et al.

My favorite articles of Will's that I can remember are probably The Whey It Is, What's In Your Creatine, and there was one or two about supplement terms and 'proprietary blends' etc. There were some articles about EFA and flax oil intake many years ago; I remember that was some of my first exposure to his articles.

Basically Will just tells it like it is about supplements and really educates the consumer, which I'm sure pisses a lot of people off. I like it (the pissing people off part).

And of course the nutrition articles are great but the best nutrition info is in his books/ebooks.

If you want to know what the supplement industry will be talking about in 5-10 years, read what Will is talking about now.

WillBrink
04-21-2007, 09:54 PM
MM2K was great at the time, introduced me to the whole world of non-Weider bulls&*t through the likes of Brink, Duchaine, Di Pasquale, Poliquin, Staley, et al.

My favorite articles of Will's that I can remember are probably The Whey It Is, What's In Your Creatine, and there was one or two about supplement terms and 'proprietary blends' etc. There were some articles about EFA and flax oil intake many years ago; I remember that was some of my first exposure to his articles.

Basically Will just tells it like it is about supplements and really educates the consumer, which I'm sure pisses a lot of people off. I like it (the pissing people off part).

And of course the nutrition articles are great but the best nutrition info is in his books/ebooks.

If you want to know what the supplement industry will be talking about in 5-10 years, read what Will is talking about now.

The article that got me in the most trouble was "what's in your creatine?" I mention one supp company owner in the article who came up to me and didn't mention others who threatened to take me to court, etc, etc. MMI would not print the second one due to all the flack they got from advertisers. That article changed the creatine industry.