How My DEADLIFT Increased from 405 to 600+ IN FOUR YEARS

I lifted weights when began playing high school football in 1983. I played my last HS game, as the starting right guard, on Thanksgiving Day 1985, as my Boston Latin Wolfpack defeated Boston English in the game’s 99th meeting. While playing football, my best bench was 250lbs and my squat was 275 for 5. I …

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My First Year of Westside Barbell Lower Back and Abdominal Training

When I began training Westside style, I had very limited equipment options and a 1600lb total in 1994. One of the most important aspects of Westside Barbell System is the strengthening of your back. Louie Simmons agrees with the immortal Bill Kazmaier who said “a strong man has a strong back.” I trained in a …

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Interview of Mike Westerling – Strength Coach Extraordinaire

Interview of Mike Westerling who trains many contest winning Strongman athletes in the U.S.  Mike began his career at Golds Gym in Venice and currently trains all of his clients virtually.  I met Mike at a local Strongman contest in Arizona and we realized we have a lot in common and mutual friends in physical …

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Preacher Curl – Every Champion Used It – Here’s HOW!

I checked the Internet, and every website uses Stock-Photos of Fitness-Models to explain the exercise. It’s a shame that nobody is making reference to its origin. I own many historical fitness magazines dated back to the 1900s, and what used to work in the past will work out today. The guys from the Golden Era, …

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A Brief Comparison Of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his son, Joseph Baena

It is quite interesting how similar their faces are, you can not neglect the fact that Joseph inherited Arnold’s genetics, especially for the pursuit of bodybuilding. Joseph has been training for several years, and on Instagram he uploaded his first workout on 23. SEPTEMBER 2018 and since then has made some  huge progress.  There is a …

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Mac Batchelor – THE UNDEFEATED ARM WRESTLER

2020 will be remembered for a world wide pandemic, but in the world of physical culture the year will be known as the year of unprecedented arm strength. Whether it was limited gym access, or the high publicity that strongmen got on weekly streamed world record attempts, lifters around the world pursued documented arm strength …

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Doug Hepburn: King of the Curl!

During 2020, the strict curl went viral with Larry Wheels and former NFL legend James Harrison releasing videos of their respective impressive strict curls. The World’s Heaviest Bicep Curl in History Over 70 years ago, one of the strongest men of his time, Doug Hepburn was able to curl 255lbs/115kg! This curl was done in …

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Mike Jenkins – Lasting Strength Legacy

Thanksgiving in the United States is one of the most popular holidays, always falling on the last Thursday in November, but it reality it is a four day celebration of family, friends, food, football, and recently shopping. In the tightly knit world of Strongman competitors, Thanksgiving became a tragic time in 2013. The reason for …

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PAUL GAGNON: He Trains the Hollywood Stars

Interviewed by Irene L. Hause Written by Patricia A. Mills Photos by Tim Kopack Muscle Up Volume 4, Number 7 June 1982 At an age when most of his peers are working at entry-level jobs, 24-year-old Paul Gagnon numbers among his clients such names as Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, and Robin Williams. A California fitness …

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Francis Sequeira: Asian Bodybuilding Workout

Francis is a bodybuilder from Asia. He used to compete in the 70s. The following article was written by Irene and Mike. FRANCIS SEQUEIRA (Part 2 of 2) by Irene L. Hause and Mike Armstrong Muscle Digest Volume 2, Number 2 May/June 1978 Could you tell us a little about your own workout, diet, and …

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