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Bill Pearl quote | Bodybuilding quotes


In bodybuilding’s vast ocean, there is a single, priceless Pearl, and his name is Bill.

One of the most famous authors in the field of bodybuilding and weight lifting, Bill Pearl.

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Bill Pearl Biography

Bill Pearl was born on October 31,1930 in Prinevelle,Oregon.
His father name was Harold Frank Pearl who was born in 1903.His mother name was Mildred Elizabeth pasley and she was born in 1905.He was the youngest in his sibling.They were three in numbers.His brother name was Harold Pearl and sister name was Fontelle Pear.
He is an american former bodybuilder.He won many titles and awards in his bodybuilding career.His major victory,he is the winner of Mr.Universe 5 times.For the last time he was awarded in 2004.
He was named “World’s best built man of the century”.
His first contest was held in 1952.After that he competed second time in 1953 and won the title of Mr.Universe by beating Sean Connery.He announced his retirement in 1971 after competing Mr.Universe for the last time.He is the first in Bodybuilding history,who wrote books on bodybuilding.He was a great singer before and sang many songs for bodybuilding inspiration and motivation.His famous book is Getting Strong Weight training for men and women.For the first time it was sold over 350000 copies and later on that book was translated in many other languages.

Bill Pearl became a vegetarian

At the age of 39 Bill Pearl became a vegetarian.He was calling best vegetarian bodybuilder.His diet was just eggs and dairy products.

Bodybuilding titles and awards

  • 1952 Mr. San Diego, 3rd place (San Diego, California)
  • 1952 Mr. Oceanside (Oceanside, California)
  • 1953 Mr. Southern California (Los Angeles, California)
  • 1953 Mr. California (Los Angeles, California)
  • 1953 A.A.U., Mr. America (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • 1953 N.A.B.B.A., Mr. Universe Amateur (London, England)
  • 1956 Mr. U.S.A., Professional (Los Angeles, California)
  • 1956 N.A.B.B.A., Mr. Universe, Professional, Tall Man’s Class (London, England)
  • 1961 N.A.B.B.A., Mr. Universe, Professional (London, England)
  • 1967 N.A.B.B.A., Mr. Universe, Professional (London, England)
  • 1971 N.A.B.B.A., Mr. Universe, Professional (London, England)
  • 1974 W.B.B.A., World’s Best-Built Man of the Century (New York, New York)
  • 1978 Entered into W.B.B.A., Hall of Fame (New York, New York)
  • 1978 Elected the I.F.B.B. National Chairman of the Professional Physique Judges Committee (Acapulco, Mexico)
  • 1988 Entered into Pioneers of Fitness Hall of Fame
  • 1992 Entered into Gold’s Gym Hall of Fame
  • 1994 Guest of Honor of the Association of Oldetime Barbell & Strongmen 12th Annual Reunion
  • 1994 Entered into The Joe Weider Hall of Fame
  • 1995 A.A.U. Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1995 Oscar Heidenstam Foundation Hall of Fame
  • 1996 American Powerlifters Federation Hall of Fame
  • 1997 International Chiropractors Association Sports & Fitness Man of the Year
  • 1999 I.F.B.B. Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2000 Spirit of Muscle Beach Award
  • 2001 World Gym Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2001 Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2002 Canadian Fitness Award for 60+ Years of Inspiration to the Industry
  • 2002 National Fitness Trade Journal Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2003 Iron Man magazine Peary & Mabel Radar Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2004 Arnold Schwarzenegger Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2006 PDI Night of Champions Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Pearl Books:

Beyond the Universe The Bill Pearl Story
Getting in Shape 32 Workout Programs for Lifelong Fitness
Getting Back in Shape: 32 Workout Programs for Lifelong Fitness
Getting Stronger: Weight Training for Men and Women
Getting Stronger: Weight Training for Men and Women (Revised Edition)
Keys to the INNER Universe


  • “Pearls of Wisdom – Bill Pearl a Bodybuilding Legend” (DVD, 150 minutes)
  • “Bill Pearl & Dave Draper Seminar” (DVD, 75 minutes)

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Bill Pearl Quotes

Bill Pearl Quotes

American former bodybuilder “Mr. Universe 1961 1967 1971”

Do Not Train to Failure

People ask me why I don’t believe in training to failure at a time when the popular notion in bodybuilding is that the only way to make maximum progress is to always go for that last impossible rep (in other words, train to failure). I tell them the answer is quite simple: If you do a workout of, say, nine exercises, three sets per exercise, and in each set you go to failure, which means you couldn’t complete the last rep, what you have done in these 27 sets is trained yourself to fail 27 times! That doesn’t sound like success in my book.

My approach to training has always been to push yourself in your workouts, but do not train to failure!
The last rep should be difficult, but not impossible or unachievable . And I’ve always been a great believer that you should leave the gym each day feeling like you had a great workout but you’ve still got a little bit left in the gas tank, so to speak. Because if you don’t leave the gym with the feeling of having something in reserve, you will sooner or later reach a point where your training begins to seem so hellish and burdensome, you will either start missing workouts or stop training altogether. And then where is your progress?

So speaking from experience, I urge you: Train hard, yes, but not to failure. Complete what you start — and that means every rep.
I believe that this approach will not only ensure that you’ll stay with your training program year after year (obviously training longevity is a very important aspect of all of this) but you’ll also make the greatest progress.
Because you’ll be training yourself for success in each and every rep, set and workout.
Your training will be a positive rather than negative experience. And you’ll be much more likely to keep your enthusiasm high and to avoid injury, overtraining and mental burnout.

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