Roger Estep: Question and Answers

Dear Roger: In a regular training session, do you wear the same lifting suit that you would wear in meet? I understand that Mike Bridges wears his all the time and Fred Hatfield has the oppsite opinion and only wears his tight suit just prior to a meet. Tom Evan. Dear Tom: My opinion on …


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Big Jim Williams Benchpress Philosophy

Here’s a must read. Powerlifter and Iron Historian ‘Bob Gaynor’ was friend with Big Jim and witnessed him benching. He wrote the following article in 1989 – Mr. Berg “Throughout our lifting career we meet many individuals from many walks of life. My former training partner, Big Jim Williams of Scranton, Pennsylvania, is one of those …


Vince Anello – The Man With The Powerful Back The following article was published in the year 1974 by Dan Hessler. In this article you will learn Vince Anello’s workout routine, diet and mind set! Big Update: Vince Anello uploaded a picture with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even Arni is aware of Vince’s legacy, respect – Mr. Berg “Many men who are involved in powerlifting would …


Deadlift Program: Gain 30 Pounds!

The following deadlift routine was developed by oldschool powerlifting star John Kuc – Mr. Berg “What we are going to do in this narrative is map out a complete deadlift cycle. To do this a few assumptions must be made: 1. Lifter is in beginner to intermediate stage 2. Has competed in a meet 3. …


Jon Pall Sigmarsson: World’s Greatest Strongman

Here’s a very rare interview/biography written by his friend Sigurbjornsson around 1980. You will learn how Jon Paul Sigmarsson trained, ate and lived. – Mr. Berg Jon all Sigmarsson, named according to Icelandic custom with ‘Sigmarsson’ meaning his father name is Sigmar, grew up inone of the small fishing villages around our coastline. As every …


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Steve Merjanian: Oldschool Powerhouse!

The following article was written by bodybuilding legend Vern Weaver- Mr. Berg In this modern era of strength athletes there are very few men who can equal or purpose the great feats of Steve Marjanian. He is truly a man of super-strength. Steve began his athletic career as a high school football player. He attended …


A Forgotten Routine For Improving The Bench Press

The following oldschool bench workout routine was written by Ken Leistner. He is a great powerlifting legend and If you would love to read more articles by Ken Leistner then share the article with your training buddies! – Mr. Berg “Like everything else these days, the emphasis in bodybuilding, powerlifting, and other sports is on the new, …


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Chuck Braxton: The Born-Again Weightlifter

The following article was written by Perry Jenifer in 1981. – Mr. Berg “Twenty-one years ago, a 23-year old ex-sailor completed his second year of college on the G.I. Bill in Vallejo, California, and set out to fulfill two dreams. The first was to make the United States weightlifting team for the 1960 Olympics in …


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Isometric Training For Strength and Definition

The following oldschool workout routine was developed by bodybuilding legend Don Ross (1977).- Mr. Berg “If you were exercising in the early 60’s, you remember the Isometric Fad. People who didn’t want to put out the time to exercise were encouraged to take ten seconds a day to push against their doorways, down on their …


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Taito Haara – Super Power Man

The following article was written by Terry Todd (published 1978 Jan). Use the tag-system for more great articles by Todd. – Berg “One of the most exciting things about a world’s championship is the sight and sound of men from many nations mingling in the lobby of whatever hotel they happen to inhabit. To be …


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