Fun Fact: In early July 2023, Canada’s Corey Bellemore won the gold at the Beer Mile World Classic in Chicago. The event is running a mile while slamming four beers. His time was an impressive 4:30.8. [Read more…]
Even at only 5’2”, Danny Padilla was still one of the greatest bodybuilders of the Golden Era. Here he is, looking like the perfect Tesla hood ornament. Elon? [Read more…]
Here’s a classic shot of Joe Weider chatting with Mike Mentzer about the pros and cons of handlebar mustaches and whether “Free Mustache Rides” works as a T-shirt slogan. (It doesn’t.) [Read more…]
Arnold’s dancing derrière trick always attracted a gorgeous crowd on the beach.
It took concentration, and Arnold was a master. His robotic focus in the gym is one of his secrets for getting the most out of every target muscle—and eventually playing a robot in movies.
Arnold always said that visualizaton is key—often imagining his biceps as mountains, much like the ladies above are imagining his glutes as Bundt cakes.
Research shows mind-to-muscle contractions enhance fast-twitch muscle activation—and that means more growth…
You can make it even better with slow-twitch exhaustion (STX), a preliminary blood-infusing higher-rep set.
For more on all of that, as well as the ideal size-building exercise for each muscle infused into efficient mass workouts, see Old Man, Young Muscle.
Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
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Mondays are rough for most people—coming off a weekend, going back to work, forgetting to comb your hair. Your time is limited…
That’s why I’ve decided to ditch the longer newsletters on Monday and make it a pic and a solid quote from a researcher, bodybuilder, or respected trainer. [Read more…]
This pic is proof: Mike Mentzer had full-size Nerf footballs surgically implanted on the backs of his arms… [Read more…]
Q: What do you think about repeating the STX sequence after a rest for for the same exercise? Would two rounds help increase fast-twitch fiber activation even more? [Read more…]
Vince McConnell is a friend and trainer I admire due to his application of logic and attention to efficiency in his workouts and those of his clients. (Note: His Instagram is @mcconnell_performance, Website is McConnellAthletics.com)
Here’s a screen grab from one of his YouTube videos of him experimenting with Doug Brignole’s pendulum sissy squat… [Read more…]
Larry Scott’s guns aroused attention everywhere in the ’60s, especially on the beach. Ladies would swoon as they walked up to him and asked, “So exactly how did you shed all of your body hair?” [Read more…]
Q: I know you use add-on exercises in addition to the ideal. But do you ever use only the ideal exercise and nothing else, like Doug Brignole?
A: First, I’m absolutely onboard with Doug in that his ideal exercise is the single best move for a muscle. He analyzes each one as well as all the ideal-qualifying factors in his 400-page book The Physics of Resistance Exercise (highly recommended reading). [Read more…]