The last time we talked about Bob Paris was Zen 29, but we revisit because his physique always inspires us.
Above you see him early on, late teens, contrasted with probably his biggest contest-ready shape at 5’10” and around 225 pounds. He sculpted an almost flawless physique…
In our opinion, he should’ve won the Mr. Olympia, but there was some prejudice toward him. What? He’s not black, you say? Correct, but he was gay…
He came out in 1989 in an interview with Lonnie Teper in Iron Man magazine (Steve was the Editor in Chief at the time). Most of those in the sport already knew, but coming out still caused an uproar. He even received death threats.
But enough history; back to his—and your—physique…
Yes, his perfect proportions do depend on genetics, as you can see from the early photo above. But, as we’ve said in the past, if you scrutinize your physique often and strive to build the weak areas and downplay the strong ones, you can build your own version of near perfection.
A good place to start is training a muscle from the three designated angles, or positions, of flexion, it requires. We call it POF.
A chest POF program would be bench presses (midrange), DB flyes (stretch), and machine (“pec deck”) flyes (contracted)…
Notice that POF attacks the 3 key hypertrophy triggers for optimal mass stimulation, according to the latest science and Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D.:
1) Mechanical tension (with multi-joint, heavier training) = POF MIDRANGE: squats, bench presses, etc.
2) Metabolic stress (by blocking blood flow during sufficient tension time for cell swelling) = POF CONTRACTED: leg extensions, machine flyes, etc.
3) Muscle damage (via microtears in the fibers) = POF STRETCH: sissy squats, DB flyes, etc.
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All of our programs stress two of Paris’ key training tips that he continuously emphasized:
Training with weights is much more than just swinging weights around. In order to be successful and avoid injury, you must learn to feel muscles being focused on.
Perfect exercise form is more important to your progress than lifting the heaviest weight you can pick up.
Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
—Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson
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