Here’s a unique shot of Arnold wowing a female reporter. This exemplifies one reason so many of us lift—to roll back our sleeve and flex a massively peaked biceps… [Read more…]
When best arms and Golden Age are mentioned together, the first bodybuilder that comes to mind is Larry Scott.
He was the very first Mr. Olympia, and while his entire physique was excellent, it was his Larry Scott’s bowling ball biceps that had people shaking their heads in disbelief… [Read more…]
Here’s Danny Padilla once again featured in our Zen weekly. Thickness, aesthetics, and mass in the studio in the ’70s. [Read more…]
He was the very first Mr. Olympia, and while his entire physique was excellent, it was Larry Scott’s awesome arms that had people shaking their heads in disbelief… [Read more…]
Larry Scott was the very first Mr. Olympia, and while his entire physique was excellent, it was his arms that had people shaking their heads in disbelief… [Read more…]
Q: The lead-off exercise for the triceps sweep workout [in the X-traordinary Arms e-book] is lying extensions, or skull crushers. You describe the best grip width and how to use an EZ-curl bar for more long-head involvement, but I don’t like dragging a bar over to a flat bench. Can I use dumbbells for lying extensions instead of a bar?
A: Magnetic resonance imaging shows that lying extensions on a flat bench with a bar (skull crushers) mostly stress the triceps’ long head, so we classify it as a sweep exercise in the X-traordinary Arms e-book. You would think using dumbbells would be the same—but that’s not the case. [Read more…]
We’re not sure who took this photo of Lee Haney, but it’s from of one of his eight Mr. Olympia wins—a flawless double-biceps pose… [Read more…]
This photo taken in the ’50s shows the classic lines of Steve Reeves that made him a perfect movie Hercules. The man had excellent genetics, and not just in the looks department. Check out at his wide V taper, small waist and long calves… [Read more…]
We’ve discussed Arnold’s biceps peak and his full-range workout—standing curls, incline curls, concentration curls—a few times in this newsletter.
While most bodybuilders did concentration curls seated with their arm braced against the inside of their thigh, Arnold preferred a standing version… [Read more…]
It never took much to get Arnold to throw his arm up into a jaw-dropping flex—like this shot at the old Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. Incredible, unreal peak—no Photoshop necessary. [Read more…]