Here’s an impressive shot of massive Ronnie Coleman, so delirious from contest dieting that he went shirt shopping at Baby Gap. [Read more…]
So at 62, and with 45 years of training under my belt, I thought you may be interested in some things I’ve learned about building muscle.
Along with that experience, I was Editor in Chief of Iron Man magazine for 27 of those years, where I interviewed some of the best bodybuilders, including Tom Platz, Lee Labrada, and Arnold, to name a few. Plus, I read everything that went into every issue.
Here are some key things I have learned about building muscle… [Read more…]
I mentioned that we as bodybuilders are somewhat “psychotic.” Sacrificing so much in an attempt to look swole is not exactly normal—but it does satisfy a certain alpha-male need.
I left off discussing the early version of my mass-building method Positions of Flexion and how it accelerated my gains. It actually helped me win a bodybuilding contest in my early 20s. Why did it work so well? [Read more…]
We have to be somewhat “psycho” to want to sacrifice so much in an attempt to build seam-splitting mass. To put up with the burn, ache, and soreness from countless workouts is a bit masochistic…
But there’s a deeper layer of psychosis that I need to confess… [Read more…]
If you’ve been a bodybuilder for decades like us, you may remember Nautilus-machine creator Arthur Jones say this about muscle-building repetitions… [Read more…]
Q: I have limited time to train—three days a week. I can get to the gym M-W-F, but I usually have family stuff on the weekends, so that’s it. Can I build a bodybuilder physique by training only three days a week? What program would you recommend?
A: Can you get a bodybuilder physique training only 3 days a week? That depends entirely on your genetics. We’ve known a few guys who looked like bodybuilders going to the gym zero days a week. Not kidding—lucky bastards. LOL! [Read more…]
This impressive shot of Mike Mentzer was a poster that Steve had on his wall in his late teens for motivation… [Read more…]
Some of the most motivating photos to us are those featuring a top bodybuilder out in the general public—when they’re in decent shape, that is (LOL). In Zen 36 we featured Arnold walking through the streets of Venice, California.
This one is Tom Platz walking the path at Venice Beach, a classic photo from one of the best physique photographers of all time, Michael Neveux…. [Read more…]
Mohammed Makkawy is one of the greatest short bodybuilders of all time. At only 5’3”, the Egyptian-born athlete defeated men much taller with his proportioned, no-weak-points physique… [Read more…]