After dinner, my daughter and her fiancé followed me back into my home gym… [Read more…]
Yesterday I went over an upper-body workout in a bare-bones home gym using Doug “Mr. Universe” Brignole’s superset method.
Keep in mind that Doug usually performs four supersets, or rounds, of two exercises back to back, with reps falling like this: 30, 20, 15, 10. [Read more…]
Q: Old Man Young Muscle has put new muscle on me at age 49. Thank you. I don’t have cables in my home gym, so it’s perfect. I read with interest your take on Doug Brignole’s superset method. I know that you now have cables in your home gym, but do you think I could do it with only the ideal exercises listed in your ebook, no cables?
A: I don’t know what equipment you have, but I’ll assume you’ve at least got dumbbells, a bench, and a chinning bar, as I had when I wrote OMYM… [Read more…]
As an older bodybuilder, there’s a silver lining—and I’m not just talking about my hair…
When you’re older, you can’t recover as quickly or easily, so you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym as often… [Read more…]
A few Zens ago, we mentioned Arnold’s ability to look shockingly massive or aesthetically sculpted. See the comparison photos… [Read more…]
Q: I have the Stretch-Overload Workout ebook, so I know how important stretch-position exercises are for mass.I’m training in a home gym with only free weights, and overhead triceps extensions are irritating my elbows. Should I just skip triceps stretch altogether to avoid injury?
A: We’ve been there, so we feel your pain. In a commercial gym, we recommend cable pushouts instead, which is facing away from an overhead cable, lunging forward and performing behind-the-head extensions. [Read more…]
This most-muscular variation by Ray Mentzer on the beach may be his best condition ever. The photo is by Wayne Gallasch of GMV Productions out of Australia. [Read more…]
This standing-relaxed pic of Bob Paris is one that we cut out of an old Iron Man magazine and put up on our bulletin board for motivation… [Read more…]
Here’s a rare shot of Arnold, one we can’t recall ever seeing. We’re not sure who took it, but our friend the late Gene Mozee could be the photographer, as he shot Arnold at his biggest mostly outdoors.
In this shot, Arnold’s mass looks unreal, and his few flaws are well disguised… [Read more…]