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Training Tips From Bill Pearl

Article was written by Leo Stern (Bill’s Coach) published in S&H 1967 June. – Mr. Berg “Broad shoulders add about as much to a person’s physical appearance as any other part of the anatomy. Regardless of how a person is dressed, broad shoulders are hard to hide and will automatically make an impression on any …


The Improved Bill Pearl And His Training Program

There are many articles about Bill Pearl’s training. But the following is very unique and was written by Bill’s coach ‘Leo Stern’. Leo coached and helped him in his teenage years to build a great physique. I asked Bill Pearl about him and he wrote this: “Berg, without Leo Stern there would be no Bill …


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Interview with Leo Stern

Leo Stern was one of the greatest bodybuilding coaches and photographs! He introduced Bill Pearl to bodybuilding. I asked Pearl about Leo Stern and he said this: “Berg, If it was not for Leo Stern there would be no Bill Pearl…the bodybuilder!” Here’s Leo Stern’s Interview from PL USA, 1995 Dec. – Mr. Berg Q: …


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Joe Abbenda’s Mr. America Story

Oldschool Bodybuilder Jon Abbenda won the title Mr. America in 1962. Here’s his own story. – Mr. Berg “Was it all a dream? No, it wasn’t. But looking back now it might just as well have been, for never did I ever think that I could attain what is now mine. Winning the Mr. America …


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The Transformation of Lee Roy Saba

The following article was written by Leo Stern (around 1960) – Mr. Berg “About two years ago a young sailor walked into the gym, stated that he had been working out regularly in his home town of Oakland, California and that a friend, Gilbert Martin, in whose gym he had been training, recommended that he …


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Leo Stern: Bodybuilding Legend!

Leo Stern (1922-2009) influenced the world of bodybuilding and powerlifting. In the golden era of bodybuilding he was well known. Oldtimers will be familiar with the name ‘Leo Stern’. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Leo and proved that he hasn’t forgotten his roots. Hat’s off. Here’s Leo Stern’s mental attitude and workout routine – Mr. Berg Leo started …


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Bill Pearl: Man Of Gold

Bill Pearl is a bodybuilding pioneer and star. He won the Mr. Universe title at the age of 40. At this time, the world’s richest man, Paul Getty, was a Mr. Universe fan and used to attend the contests. He was so impressed by Bill Pearl’s muscle size and willpower that he invited him to visit his huge property. …


Bill Pearl Full Training Routine

(1) Mr. America Training (1953)(2) Training For Variety(3) 1961 Mr. Universe Training (4) Bill’s Best Training Routine (Gained 50lb solid muscle!) MORE (1) Mr. America Training Routine designed by Bill’s coach ‘Leo Stern’ (1953) He started working out regularly with weights in November, 1950. He followed his own routines based on oldschool bodybuilding magazines. As time passed …


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