Golden Era bodybuilding is a far cry from many of the bodybuilding methods of today.
A focus on free weights, heavy lifting, hard work on the basics and no fads.
No fad diets or fad workouts. The bodybuilders from the 70s and prior never questioned if the basics of squats, deadlifts, rows and the like were good enough or not.
Today, everyone wants the short cut, the new fad and the easy way.
Easy workouts produce weak minds and weak bodies.
When I need to push for added muscle I go back and review many of my older books and magazines from the 1970s and prior.
Heavy free weight workouts with some low reps, some moderate reps and even some high rep finishers.
This method was great for me when I was bodybuilding.
- The first lift was heavy with low reps (2-4 reps).
- Second lift moderately heavy with moderate reps (6-12 reps).
- The third lift was lighter with reps in the 12 + range.
I add in some short sprint workouts and sprint repeats as finishers. These are not just great for speeding your metabolism and keeping your stamina up, they also add lean muscle to your legs.
Pardon my insanity on the video, I was excited to get back after to training after a bout with the flu. Those with passion will understand, those without passion will never understand.
One thing you will learn about me is I have passion in my training. Without passion and excitement for your workouts, you will simply NOT make the gains that are in your potential.
Bring the Thunder when you train!
Unfortunately, what I see in commercial gyms is a bit heartbreaking.
Everyone is on their phone and I do mean EVERYONE.
I've seen people sit on machines and bikes looking at their phone the entire time I trained and they did NOTHING that entire time. Can you REALLY live a life like that? Being a slave to your phone?
Why not get in the gym and just conquer everything? This is why I advise training in your garage. Build your own Iron Paradise and let no one steal your thunder.
You don't even need a squat rack. Just a barbell. Get some milk crates and you can get creative. The minimalist style of training will help you become a BEAST.
Question for You: Drop a comment if you use any old school power-bodybuilding methods either for yourself, or, if you're a Strength Coach, to train others. Drop some tips, I wanna see what everyone else is doing to get Stronger, Bigger & Tougher.
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