Check out my son, Ethan and I kicking back on "Man Day" (soon to be a International Holiday :) The guys from Pumping Iron trained HARD & HEAVY! They had physiques that were granite hard and man could they move some BIG weights! It was a mix of powerlifting and bodybuilding, something I like to call Power-Bodybuilding, and I feel it is the ultimate way to develop insane strength and an awesome physique! Check out footage from one of the stars from Pumping Iron, and Arnold's training … [Read more...]
I used to….
When I was 13 I started getting heavily into bodybuilding. But what impacted me most was the info found in the original, Arnold Schwarzenneger Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. In this HUGE book were tons and tons of black and white photos of the rugged bodybuilders from the 50's - 70's. These guys were more like what I call a "power-bodybuilder". They hit heavy deadlifts, heavy olympic lifts, heavy powerlifts, heavy cheat curls, HEAVY EVERYTHING. They developed incredibly rugged, … [Read more...]
Can you hear it, Can you feel it?
I was 23 years old and spending 2 weeks in Los Angeles as I was heavily thinking of moving out west. Every day I took a trip for a few hours into Venice, trained at the weight pit, trained at Gold's Venice, ate at the famous Fire House restaurant where I ate their very popular "Bodybuilder's Breakfast" - this was a 6 egg white omelette, a 6 oz flank steak, 3 whole grain pancakes and then I added fresh fruit on the side and a BIG glass of iced tea. I was in heaven. Bodybuilding was my passion, … [Read more...]
Muscle Building Back in My Early Days…
When I first began setting up shop in my new home, in my 2 car garage, I was starting fresh. A brand new life of weight lifting. No more lame gyms, crappy music, depressing environments and finally, NO more rules! The energy was awesome, whether I trained alone or with a friend, it was like being in Heaven, I can only imagine :) This got me feeling like I was starting my training all over again, age 13, back at the OLD Metuchen YMCA. It was a hardcore place, lots of rusty York olympic … [Read more...]