Q: Your Old Man Young Muscle ebook is your best work by far. I’ve got most of your books and ebooks, and this one tops the list. It’s pushed my gains to new heights at 45 years old. You do a great job of distilling Doug Brignole’s information and exercises, intertwining them with your own. My question is, should I get Doug’s book? It’s pricey.
Here’s a rare shot of Dave Draper, 1965 Mr. America and ’66 Mr. Universe, flexing and perplexing at why couch lady copied his haircut. [Read more…]
A few newsletter ago, I discussed biomechanics expert and Mr. America/Mr. Universe Doug Brignole’s latest training. To review…
He’s still using only the ideal exercises; however, he’s pulled back his volume and trains each muscle more often—twice a week. Previously, It was once every nine days with 10+ sets… [Read more…]
Q: I really like how you and Doug [Brignole] have workout styles that are moving toward each other. He said that he’s pulled back his sets for each muscle from 10 to 4, which is what you do. But I noticed his reps are high on all sets, while yours come down into the single digits. Have you tried his higher-rep approach?
A: First let me clarify a few things about the training Doug “Mr. America/Mr. Universe” Brignole is doing currently… [Read more…]
If you’ve been reading this newsletter for a while, and you’re not familiar with Doug Brignole, you may have a short-term memory issue. Stop hanging out with Snoop Dogg… [Read more…]
This incredible studio shot of Mr. America and Drug-Free Mr. Universe Doug Brignole was taken by Robert Reiff. Doug was 54 years old… [Read more…]
We’ve mentioned our friend and colleague Doug Brignole, who recently won the 2019 Drug-Free Mr. Universe Open division at age 59. Below is a great shot from that contest. It’s proof that old men can build plenty of muscle… [Read more…]
I’ve had a few skeptics say that my progress with 35-minute workouts three days a week is impossible, especially for an old man…
That I’m lying, on steroids or both. Nope—and no Photoshop either… [Read more…]
Mr. America Doug Brignole opened my eyes to a number of bodybuilding missteps that I and lots of others have been making in the gym…
If you missed it, Doug recently won the 2019 AAU Drug-Free Mr. Universe at age 59, and he did it using only a handful of “ideal” exercises. Rows for back are not on his list… [Read more…]