Stretch-mediated hypertrophy has been a dominant theme in this newsletter for a while, but especially lately. That’s due to many recent studies pointing to stretch “overload” as being a key get-bigger trigger… [Read more…]
Q: I can’t wrap my head around lighter weights getting me as big as heavy weights. Wouldn’t fatigue from high reps cause you to stop a set short before you get enough fibers involved? [Read more…]
In a previous newsletter I discussed why resistance bands are not ideal for muscle building—the strength curve is backward… [Read more…]
You may recognize the quote “I thought you’d be bigger” from the movie “Roadhouse.” Patrick Swayze, an ass-kicking bouncer, got that a lot because he had a tough-guy reputation but wasn’t big….
Maybe you can relate. I can… [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…]
Here’s a backstage shot of Arnold casually hitting a shocking double-biceps pose. We’re not sure who took it, or what contest it was, but we are sure that it was the Oak at his absolute best… [Read more…]
A few Zens ago, we mentioned Arnold’s ability to look shockingly massive or aesthetically sculpted. See the comparison photos… [Read more…]
One reason Arnold is considered by many to be the greatest bodybuilder of all time is that he could look shockingly massive or aesthetically sculpted, as in this photo. [Read more…]
Here’s a fantastic shot of Arnold at Muscle Rock. We asked John Balik if he took it, and he said he believes it’s a Gene Mozee photo. [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…]