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Bill Pettis 21″ Arms Workout

“Bill Pettis, born December 27, 1946, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, began pumping iron at age 13. Inspired by a picture of Leroy Colbert, the possessor of the largest arms of that era, Bill exercise with 25lb cinder blocks for almost a year in 1960, working out five hours a day, 7 days a week from the …

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Is Coffee Bad for Bodybuilding?

John Grimek, father of bodybuilding, used to write for decades for the fitness and bodybuilding industry. The following piece of training advice was taken from John Grimek’s column “Your Training Problems”. Fans would send letters with questions to Grimek and he answered. And when Grimek speaks we have to listen! – Mr. Berg Question: “I …

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Great Gama Workout Secret Exposed!

The immortal Gama of India, the legendary wrestler from the land of the maharajas, who was never defeated in a career which spanned a quarter of a century and covered most of the world! In this article I will present Gama’s training secret and the indian wrestling philosophy – Have fun! – Mr. Berg Great Gama …

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Should I Train With Strand Pulling ?

Bob Hoffman (November 9, 1898 – July 18, 1985) was an American entrepreneur who rose to prominence as the owner of York Barbell. The following thoughts about working out with strand pulling are based on Bob Hoffman’s writing! – Have fun – Mr. Berg. Training with strand pulling Do you use chest expanders, if not, …

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Oldschool Training Secret: Squat and Pullovers!

Are you tired of bench pressing over the years without much progress in the chest? You need same variety? Then try the combination of squats and pullovers. Back in those days the bench press was the lazy way to train the chest. Old timers used to train their Rib-box with breathing and stretching exercises. In …

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Dan Wohleber’s 900lb Deadlift Secrets!

In 1983, the 22-year old Dan Wohleber set the lifting world on its collective ear by totalling 2274lb weighing a mere 264lb. The most incredible part about this world record total was that it achieved with only a 402lb bench press. Dan squatted 965lb that day and became the first man to ever pull 900lb …

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Vince Gironda Diet Plan and Philosophy

This article is based on old bodybuilding magazines. Vince Gironda used to hold seminars through the world. Robert Kennedy (publisher of Muscle Mag Magazine) was a big fan of Vince. He visited and taped the seminar. He put Vince’s speech into the magazine. None of the Muscle Mag articles were ghost written or made up. It was …

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Chris Dickerson Mr. Universe Training

Chris Dickerson (b. 1939) became the first African American Mr. America Winner in 1970 and the won the most prestigious title “IFBB Mr. Olympia” in 1982 at the age of 43. Chris was an average bodybuilder with exceptional calves and was able to turn into one of the top physique men in the country. His tremendous progress is …

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Ted Arcidi Training Routine

Ted Arcidi is an American former professional wrestler, actor and powerlifter from the United States of America. He is known to be the first man in human history to officially benchpress over 700lb. Here’s Ted’s training routine   Monday (Day 1) Bench Press 405lb to 415lb – 420lb 3 sets of 5 reps Press Behind the …

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Oldschool Chest Expander Training by Reg Park

Mr. Universe Winner Reg Park was open-minded and tried everything to improve his training. His role model John Grimek used to train with expanders extensively. He cited expanders are great to integrate into your training regime during off-seasons. Lifting heavy weights for a long time of period will bring muscular aches and joint troubles. Expanders have got maximum …

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