Eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney’s intensity secret: insanely tight headbands that sent him into a rage. [Read more…]
Here’s an eye-opening quote is from former pro bodybuilder Tom Platz, who was third in the Mr. Olympia was third in 1981… [Read more…]
Q: Speed Sets [1.5-second reps] feel great and are working. Just wondering why not do the first high-rep set with speed to get at more fast-twitch fibers. Or how about all sets in the entire workout in Speed style?
A: Have you been watching elite-bodybuilder training videos? Mr. Olympia winners like Jay Cutler use a rapid-fire cadence on almost all of their work sets… [Read more…]
Mike Mentzer was a proponent of the pre-exhaustion method—using an isolation exercise prior to a multi-joint, or compound, move. For example, using cable flyes prior to decline presses.
Another is eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney. Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview (photo by Art Zeller)… [Read more…]
Speed Sets—with 1.5-second controlled reps—are a big part of the Old Man, Young Muscle workout. Most of the top bodybuilders have been using them throughout their careers due to instinct—like Arnold.
Another is eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney. Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview (photo by Michael Neveux)… [Read more…]
Throughout my tenure as Iron Man magazine’s Editor in Chief, I was always observing and analyzing the top bodybuilders’ workouts.
I figured that even if they’re on steroids, I may still be able to learn some things about building muscle—although I must admit that the difference in gains from adding drugs to the mix is mind-blowing… [Read more…]
Here’s an eye-opening quote from four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler: [Read more…]
Bob Paris’ aesthetic physique had him looking incredible even when he was just buckling his belt… [Read more…]
Here’s a rare photo of Arnold in contest-diet mode, suffering a hunger hallucination of a giant candy cane. Mmm. At least that’s his story—and he’s sticking to it. [Read more…]
A trip to the beach with Arnold was always interesting—plenty of flexing, wine, and women, who would voluntarily dust the sand off his thighs. Dangerous—this lady was seen wearing an eye-patch after this photo. [Read more…]