Freak-Physique Factoid: While riding on public transportation, Mike Mentzer always carried a dumbbell to work his delts [Read more…]
Discussing how pushing to failure and beyond can cause too much muscle damage and stifle growth had me thinking about my past training…
Way back in college, when I was working out Mike Mentzer Heavy Duty style—all-out sets with forced reps—my training partner Bill and I always stopped our main quad exercise early—about two reps short… [Read more…]
One of the thickest bodybuilders of yesteryear, before drug use went totally off the rails, was Mike Mentzer.
His last contest was the 1980 Mr. Olympia, the controversial comeback win for Arnold in Australia. Mentzer placed fifth, which triggered his retirement and a swim through the pool of madness for a few years. The photo on the left is from that contest. [Read more…]
Muscle growth can be slow. In fact, it usually moves at a snail’s pace. Ten pounds in a year is considered spectacular progress.
That’s less than one pound a month. But could it be—should it be—faster? [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…]
Back in the 1970s, Mike Mentzer’s physique at its peak was shocking. But even by today’s standards, Mentzer’s grainy thickness is jaw dropping. [Read more…]
Here’s an impressive candid shot of Mike Mentzer at a party with his giant arm hanging out of his T-shirt. Obviously, Perrier water is the freaky muscle secret. LOL… [Read more…]
This is another of Kevin Horton’s black-and-white gym photos of Dorian Yates that literally shocked the bodybuilding world in 1993. At that time, the sheer massiveness and graininess of his physique was astounding… [Read more…]
This is one of Kevin Horton’s black-and-white gym photos of Dorian Yates that literally shocked the bodybuilding world in 1993. At that time, his sheer mass was astounding… [Read more…]
This impressive shot of Mike Mentzer was taken by Wayne Gallasch on a beach in Australia. It really captures Mike’s herculean mass that captivated the bodybuilding world back in the 1970s… [Read more…]