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Training once a week: Science confirmed Mike Mentzer’s method



Training once a week: Science confirmed Mike Mentzer’s method

The legendary Mike Mentzer, one of bodybuilding icon whose methodology training for decades attracted enormous public attention and which was the subject of endless debate. This giant is, in fact, found that almost all bodybuilders have a problem with overtraining, but during the week practicing far less time, while also winning some of the biggest prizes in the sport.
The man who is the first in history had won a competition with the maximum number of points, which in 1978 won the title of Mr. Universe and win the heavyweight Mr. Olympia.

Mentzer’s approach to training is quickly made him even more popular, and has gained thousands of followers to years later their number substantially reduced, because of its drastic reduction of muscle mass, and especially after he left this world too early, in the 49th year life.

His training was brutal, maximum intensity, in which each repetition performed slowly and completely correct. The exercises were performed to the limit, and it is considered that for achieving maximum stimulation of each muscle group separately, it is ideal to exercise 20 to 30 minutes. After such training he rested four days, however, or even up to 7 days to the next.

Although his approach lost a lot of popularity, now the last scientific study has proved that he was right.

Scientific research that included 70 healthy adults, which were then divided into two age groups, clarified is what this is all about.

In the first group were persons aged 20-35 years, while in the second the elderly from 60 to 75 years. During the first phase of the research, which lasted 16 weeks, both groups had three endurance training per week. After that, divided into three groups. The participants of the first group were totally stopped exercising, others have reduced the number of weekly training from three to one, while the third group of participants also reduce the number of training from three to one, but at the same time reduce the number of sets for each muscle group from three to one.

The results showed that the legendary Mentzer found a good approach. In other words, a group of older exercisers, no one has managed to maintain the same muscle mass than before reducing the number of training from three to one, with younger trainees was completely different situation. Both groups whose participants reduce the number of training from 3 to 1, and the number of sets of 3 to 1, the survey are completed with the same outcome, that muscle mass was held still.

However, the measurements after the completion of the entire process of research there was one key difference – with members of the group of young trainees who have reduced the number of weekly training, but who at the same time maintain a complete range of training and have not reduced the number of series, recorded an increase in muscle mass!

It was also the best answer to the question whether the methods Mike Mentzer really has an effect.

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Kevin Levron | bodybuilding icon


Kevin Levron | bodybuilding icon

“The Maryland Muscle Machine” – one of the best bodybuilders who has never won the title of “Mr. Olympia” …

2009 Kevin Levron has earned the right to enter into “IFBB Hall of Fame” .Kevin that year was finally in the company of giants. “The Maryland Muscle Machine” has 20 wins in 64 “IFBB Pro” competition. In 64 contests, he succeeded 50 times to rank among the top three contestants! What a result!

1990 Levron sold his construction company and dedicated to a different construction project. Project to build a body that is considered by many one of the best bodies in the world of bodybuilding, which unfortunately did not win the Mr. Olympia.

Levron once said to FLEX, his long-term goal in the world of professional bodybuilding was to win 20 IFBB Pro shows – he has achieved his goal of course! As we have previously noted never won “Mr. Olympia”, but has twice won the “Arnold Classic” (1994 and 1996)

Of all his competitions in which he has appeared, perhaps the best and most interesting was that on which he unfortunately did not win. It was in 2002 when Kevin returned to the scene of bodybuilding and competed in Mr. Olympia in order to remove from the throne of the then undisputed king – Ronnie Coleman’s. Coleman still beat Kevin but the audience was on the side of Kevin.

After winning third place in 2003 at the “Show of Strength” in Atlanta, Kevin Levron announced that he ends IFBB Pro career and wants to devote his life to other interests. Kevin might come down from the big stage but will forever be remembered as one of the greats of the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding …

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IFBB Pro shows Kevin Levron:

1991 Junior Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 2nd
1991 Nationals – NPC, HeavyWeight, 1st
1991 Nationals – NPC, Overall Winner
1992 Chicago Pro Invitational, 3rd
1992 Night of Champions, 1st
1992 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
1993 Grand Prix of France (2), 5th
1993 Grand Prix of Germany (2), 1st
1993 Grand Prix of Spain, 3rd
1993 Mr. Olympia, 5th
1994 Arnold Classic, 1st
1994 Grand Prix England, 2nd
1994 Grand Prix of France (2), 1st
1994 Grand Prix of Germany, 2nd
1994 Grand Prix of Italy, 1st
1994 Grand Prix of Spain, 2nd
1994 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
1994 San Jose Pro Invitational, 1st
1995 Grand Prix England, 2nd
1995 Grand Prix of Germany, 1st
1995 Grand Prix of Russia, 1st
1995 Grand Prix of Spain, 1st
1995 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
1996 Arnold Classic, 1st
1996 Grand Prix of Czech Republic, 2nd
1996 Grand Prix England, 2nd
1996 Grand Prix of Germany, 3rd
1996 Grand Prix of Russia, 2nd
1996 Grand Prix of Spain, 2nd
1996 Grand Prix of Switzerland, 3rd
1996 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
1996 San Jose Pro Invitational, 1st
1997 Arnold Classic, 2nd
1997 Grand Prix of Czech Republic, 1st
1997 Grand Prix England, 1st
1997 Grand Prix of Finland, 1st
1997 Grand Prix of Germany, 1st
1997 Grand Prix of Hungary, 1st
1997 Grand Prix of Russia, 2nd
1997 Grand Prix of Spain, 1st
1997 Mr. Olympia, 4th
1998 Grand Prix of Finland, 2nd
1998 Grand Prix of Germany, 2nd
1998 Night of Champions, 2nd
1998 Mr. Olympia, 4th
1998 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 1st
1998 Toronto Pro Invitational, 2nd
1999 Arnold Classic, 2nd
1999 Grand Prix England, 3rd
1999 Mr. Olympia, 4th
1999 World Pro Championships, 3rd
2000 Arnold Classic, 3rd
2000 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
2001 Grand Prix England, 1st
2001 Mr. Olympia, 3rd
2002 Arnold Classic, 5th
2002 Grand Prix of Australia, 4th
2002 Mr. Olympia, 2nd
2003 Arnold Classic, 5th
2003 Mr. Olympia, 6th
2003 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 3rd