A STEP AHEAD OF STRESS

Note by neckberg: The following excerption is from Mike Mentzer’s bodybuilding magazine ‘Workout’. Yes, Mr. Mentzer used to run a mag but with a short run (1 Year). Thanks to Irene L. Hause for sending this piece of bodybuilding history.!    Author’s Note: This 1985 article appeared in WorkOut magazine as a companion piece to “Urban Stress Survival” …

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Roger Callard

An Exclusive Interview with Roger Callard

By Irene L. Hause , Muscle & Bodybuilder, May 1983 (w. permission) Roger Callard began bodybuilding at the tender age of five. His father, who was interested in weightlifting, encouraged him to train his chest as a possible means of overcoming childhood asthma (obstructed breathing). It worked, and Roger has been into weight training ever since. He began …

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Training With The Power Rack

The following article was written by powerbuilder ‘Anthony Ditillo’. Back in the day he was quite famous for his strength and bulk training. He changed a whole generation of youngsters and helped them to become big, strong and confident. Here’s Anthony’s training philosophy (source: IM 1984 May) – Mr. Berg “Training intensity and the application …

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JAKE STEINFELD: Movie-Making’ Muscleman

From acting as a training partner for the former Mr. Universe, Kal Szkalak, to acting in Conan with Arnold, this bodybuilder has made some giant strides. JAKE STEINFELD: Movie-Making’ Muscleman Written by Irene L. Hause Photos by Michael Neveux and others Muscle & Bodybuilder Volume 3, Number 11 July 1981 “I was standing back behind the first wall I had to …

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AN EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW with ED GIULIANI

The following interview was sent by Irene Hause to me. She knew a lot of oldtime bodybuilders like Mike Mentzer and Ed Giuliani. Big thanks! AN EXCLUSIVE, EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW with ED GIULIANI by Irene [L.] Hause Photos by Tim Kopack Muscle Up Volume 3, Number 9 February 1981 He’s been around the sport of bodybuilding …

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The Private Side of Mike Mentzer

THE PRIVATE SIDE OF MIKE MENTZER by Irene L. Hause (MuscleMag International Number 28 March 1982) with permission. Photo thumbnail by John Corlett, Edited by neckberg. A strikingly handsome man who moves with the fluid grace of a panther. A bodybuilding superstar. Extraordinarily articulate, yet soft-spoken. Even among friends, known as a very private person. …

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Rudolf Plukfelder – The Perfect Lifter

Great article about oldtime soviet weightlifter Rudolf Plukfelder. It was published in MB 1961. – Mr. Berg Rudolf Plukfelder taught himself the science of weightlifting and worked his way up from the mines of Siberia to the lifting platform and to world’s records! by DMITRI IVANOV SIBERIAN WINTERS ARE INCREDIBLY COLD! Outside the temperature drops to …

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Serge Nubret’s Quotes from ironage.us

The following quotes are from the forum ‘ironage.us’. It was a great forum with oldtime bodybuilders like Serge Nubret, Vince Anello and Richard Baldwin. I think the owner died and thus the platform was shutted down. Serge used to write some posts about training/diet and I was able to save them. Here are Serge Nubret’s posts…It’s …

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Bill West – Gained Over 100lb!

Classic and old article about Bill “Peanuts” West by Earle Liederman published in S&H 1962 March. – Mr. Berg “The story of Bill West, the California strongman, is a revelation of what a special diet combined with weightlifting can make out of a thin weakling. Bill weighed but 102 pounds when his hands first touched a …

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Val Vasilieff – Mr. America 1964

“Many people who have just recently met me, asked if I had been strong before I started to train with weights, and how I managed to gain such gigantic proportions without destroying what I call the symmetrical appearance. When I was 17 years old I weighed 170 pounds and practiced acrobatics everyday with my brother …

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