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

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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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The oldest bodybuilder died | R.I.P. Manohar Aich

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The oldest bodybuilder died | R.I.P. Manohar Aich

Aich son announced that his father died on Sunday due to health problems caused by old age …

The celebrated Indian bodybuilder and former Mr. Universe Manohar Aich died in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta in 104 years.

Aich grew up as a small boy, and throughout life is overcome numerous obstacles, poverty and stay in prison, in order to reach fame.

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In London in 1952 won the title of Mr. Universe, a home to come back as a hero. Many boys begin to engage in this sport inspired by his success.

He has won several titles in the Asian competition. He was known as “Pocket Hercules”, because he was a high 150 centimeters.

Aich is often said that the secret of longevity, ability to trouble accepting lightly and to be happy during difficult periods in life. He claimed that he had seen with a diet of milk, fruits, vegetables, rice, lentils and fish maintain health.

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ROBBY ROBINSON | Black Prince | Poster


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ROBBY ROBINSON | Black Prince | Poster

Robby Robinson “Black Prince” is still practicing, although he is 64 years old! Respect! R. Robinson, in his long career he won titles: IFBB Mr. America, Mr. World and Mr. Universe. He also won the overall title at the Masters Olympia in 1994, when for the first time held that category …

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Juan Ferrero Biography | First Mr Universe Winner 1952


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Juan Ferrero Biography

First Mr Universe Winner 1952

Juan Ferrero (Puente AlmuheyLeón, 1918 – Bordeaux, 1958) was a famous Spanish bodybuilder of international stature who won the Mr. Universe Pro title in London in 1952. He was born in Spain and although he became a resident of France at the age of seven, he always showed his origin, which he boasted proudly. He died in a car accident in Bordeaux in 1958.

Early life

Juan was born as Fidel Ferrero y Colino on April 5, 1918 in the small town of Puente Almuhey, in the province of León(Spain). His father, Alfonso Ferrero, was an employee at a local charcoal factory known as Felia San Pedro.

Ferrero and his family migrated to the city of Bordeaux, France in 1925 for political reasons. As a young child, Ferrero was weak, thin and often sick. His skin tone was very dark and tan, which contrasted with the rest of his family, to the end he doubted his true parentage. In school, his skin earned him the monicker “El Negro” (the black). Years later it was a big plus for his sport, but during adolescence it caused him many problems and conflicts. He also adopted the name of Juan, the name of his grandfather with whom he had a great affection.

They remembered him often stuck in school breaks up not liking the nickname ‘The Black’ and rebel against the fact that being ‘often’ was weaker. It was an indomitable fighter.

Bodybuilding

At the age of fifteen, he became interested in gymnastics and soon he got spectacular results in other sports: 11 seconds for the 100 meters, 3.15 meters (10.3 ft) in the long jump with feet together, he could also climbed the 7 meters (23 ft) smooth rope in five seconds with legs corner. Ferrero later became dedicated to bodybuilding and in 1937 won the Best Athlete competition in Europe. In weightlifting, among other brands, he broke the world record in one arm deadlift 190 kilograms (420 lb).

On the evening of July 12, 1952 at the age of 34, Ferrero won the Mister Universe Professional title that was held at the Scala Theatre in London. The award was given by the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA), which first held its Professional category. Despite his rise to success in sports, international admiration for his triumph was not a significant impact in Spain under Franco, because Ferrero was a migrant belonging to a non-supporting family of the regime.

After he retired from competitions, he opened a prestigious gym in France called “Institut Ferrero”, equipped with the most modern equipment at that time. He taught in the physical education, dance and acrobatics.

Personal

In 1939, he married fellow Spanish dancer Magdalena Isabel Martínez Cuadros in Bordeaux with whom he had two children, Rodolfo and Anita. Rodolfo followed his father’s footsteps, who at the age 23, became the Plus Atlete de France in 1961.

Death

Ferrero died on June 17, 1958 in a car accident at the age of 40. He was seated next to the driver of a Renault Dauphine together with four other passengers when the car went out on a curve and overturned. Ferrero was the only dead victim of the accident, the other five were unharmed suffering only minor bruises.

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Reg Park 1951 Mr Universe | Overall winner Reg Park bodybuilder


Reg Park 1951 Mr Universe

Reg Park 1951 Mr Universe

Overall Winner

The 1951 Mr. Universe contest was an NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders Association).

The athletes are judged on their symmetry, proportions and the size and clarity of each muscle group. Most of the judging occurs during the day (this is called the pre-judging) before the distractions of the evening show, the finals.

Reg Park overall winner for  year 1950.

Overall Winner Reg Park

Tall

1Reg Park
2Robert Duranton
2Oscar Heidenstam
4Hubert Thomas
5Joe Weider
6Arnold Dyson
7Peter Gunn
8Dennis Stallard
8Ted White
10Julien Straet
11Henry Downs
12Jacques Durdur

Medium

1Juan Ferrero
2Mario Marello
3Robert Jama
4Spencer Churchill
5Auguste Marcet
6Jonny Stringer
7Pierre Luiten
8Tony March
9Ed Martinson
10Tom Cameron
11Robert McShane
12Louis Bauduin
13Gordon Mackay
14Ivor Hyde
15Herbert Loveday

Short

1Manotosh Roy
2Monohar Aich
3Guy Marello
4Johnny Boubalos
5James Lawrie
6Wally Wright
7Dennis Winn
8Gerard Firket
8Jack King
10Mydrin Palmer
11Norman Bratty
12Dave Meredith
13James Wood
14Jones Trevor
15Ted Butel
16Ian Clark

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Mr Universe 2012 Results | Overall winner Andy Polhill bodybuilder


Mr Universe 2012 Results

Mr Universe 2012 Results

The 2012 Mr. Universe contest was an NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders Association).

The athletes are judged on their symmetry, proportions and the size and clarity of each muscle group. Most of the judging occurs during the day (this is called the pre-judging) before the distractions of the evening show, the finals.

Andy Polhill overall winner for  year 2012.

Overall Winner Andy Polhill

Tall

1Petar Klancir   (Croatia)
2Armin Gangl   (Austria)
3Lee Harding   (United Kingdom)
4Daniel Welbourne   (United Kingdom)
5Alan Bilegue   (France)
6Philip Pass   (United Kingdom)
Christopher Bailey   (United Kingdom)
Bostjan Cebron   (Slovenia)
Henrique Duggen   (Brazil)
Michael Elberthart   (Austria)
Lukas Gabris   (United Kingdom)
Pavel Kocvara   (Czech Republic)
Ersin Kuruel   (Turkey)
Darius Martinkus   (Ireland)
Evgeny Petrov   (Russia)
Goran Radenovic   (Croatia)
Enda Wright   (Ireland)

Medium-Tall

1Slavoj Bednar   (Czech Republic)
2Max O’Connor   (United Kingdom)
3Breno Junqueira De Mattos   (Brazil)
4David Pascual Gonzales   (Spain)
5Ondrej Mlaka   (Czech Republic)
6Serdar Aktolga   (Turkey)
Jim Benskin   (Ireland)
James Broad   (United Kingdom)
Sergi Dukhota   (Ukraine)
Marvic Formosa   (Malta)
Sasa Gasparac   (Slovenia)
Luke McNally   (Australia)
Dan O’Brien   (Ireland)
Steve Orton   (New Zealand)
Didou Rachidi   (France)
Darren Smith (2)   (Australia)
Mario Van Biljon   (South Africa)
Alon Zukerman   (Israel)

Medium

1Andy Polhill   (United Kingdom)
2Fabrice Radkowski   (France)
3Gilbert Cushieri   (Malta)
4Aleksei Shaikin   (Russia)
5Steve Cart   (United Kingdom)
6Barney DuPlessis   (United Kingdom)
James Flemming   (United Kingdom)
Mitchell Gosling   (United Kingdom)
Mduduzi Green   (South Africa)
Lee Henderson   (United Kingdom)
Bryan Hickey   (Ireland)
Samoel Oliveira Munhoz   (Brazil)
Francisco Pereira   (Brazil)
Edward Selsby   (United Kingdom)
Roberto Vitoria   (Brazil)

Short

1Tommy Staunton   (Ireland)
2Uwe Hörter   (Germany)
3Michal Benda   (Czech Republic)
4Marcelo Rios   (Brazil)
5Anibal Olzirio Jr   (Brazil)
6Matthew Seddon   (United Kingdom)
Pompillo Aguilar   (HN)
Grant Coutts   (United Kingdom)
Kurt LeQuesne   (United Kingdom)
Slawomir Lisek   (United Kingdom)
Darren Poole   (United Kingdom)
James Salmonde   (United Kingdom)
Paul Scarborough   (United Kingdom)
Junior
1Rodrigo DaSilva Bizerril   (Brazil)
2Fabiano Ferreira   (Brazil)
3Darren Knott   (United Kingdom)
4Tucker Marshall   (United Kingdom)
5Dominic Castellano   (United Kingdom)
6Matt Townsend   (United Kingdom)
Josh Law   (United Kingdom)
Dean Monteith   (United Kingdom)
Luke Storrs   (United Kingdom)

Masters 40+

1Gary Lister   (United Kingdom)
2Steve Johnson (3)   (United Kingdom)
3Maurice Felstead   (United Kingdom)
4Fotios Plevritis   (Greece)
5Ezekiel Gayle   (United Kingdom)
6Maurizio Boccoli   (Italy)
Ernst Barnet   (Austria)
Thierry Bidault   (France)
Steve Bourton   (United Kingdom)
Tony Browne   (Ireland)
Celso DeJesus Reis   (Brazil)
Hannes Engelschall   (Austria)
Gennadii Gorbatenko   (Russia)
Nigel Goundry   (United Kingdom)
Christian Klee   (Austria)
Stéphane Machovic   (France)
Silvio Martinez   (United Kingdom)
Pierre Mifsud   (Malta)
David Reece   (United Kingdom)
Carl Ruston   (United Kingdom)
Shaun Smith   (United Kingdom)
Alexander Sturm   (Austria)
Vadim Zakharov   (Russia)

Masters 50+

1Nigel Cox   (United Kingdom)
2Martin Holroyd   (United Kingdom)
3Aleksandr Aleksejev   (Estonia)
4Ricardo Magalhaes   (Brazil)
5Donald Learoyd   (United Kingdom)
6Blue Shinners   (Ireland)
Luis Flavio Felicio   (Brazil)
Andrew Lawley   (United Kingdom)
David Steca   (United Kingdom)

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Mr Universe 1950 Steve Reeves | Overall Winner Steve Reeves | NABBA


Mr Universe 1950 Steve Reeves

Mr Universe 1950 Steve Reeves

Overall Winner

The 1950 Mr. Universe contest was an NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders Association).

The athletes are judged on their symmetry, proportions and the size and clarity of each muscle group. Most of the judging occurs during the day (this is called the pre-judging) before the distractions of the evening show, the finals.

Steve Reeves overall winner for  year 1950.

Tall

1Steve Reeves
2Reg Park
3Hubert Thomas
4Georges Dardenne

Medium-Tall

1John Lees
2Oscar Heidenstam
3Mohamed Nasr
4Reuben Martin
5Ted White
6Tom Knott

Medium

1Juan Ferrero
2Charles Kleijniak
3André Coutoula
4Jean-Pierre Bastiou
5Anthony Chandler
6Jean Ladeuze

Short

1Don Dorans
2Leon Himitian
3Roger Levy
4Norman Bratty
5John Rodgers
6Russel Sellers

Medium-Tall

1John Lees
2Oscar Heidenstam
3Mohamed Nasr
4Reuben Martin
5Ted White
6Tom Knott

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Mr Universe 2013 Lee Priest | Overall Winner Results | Lee Priest 2013


Mr Universe 2013 Lee Priest

Mr Universe 2013 Lee Priest

The 2013 Mr. Universe contest was an NABBA (National Amateur Bodybuilders Association) title held in London.

It was the 49th Mr. Universe competition. Other events at the exhibition included the Miss Figure ( winner Flora Conte).

Lee Priest winner for  year 2013.
The Wallsend bodybuilder’s victory will add his name to the list of winners that also includes Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“All the greats have won it,” Priest said. “Winning has still not sunk in.”

Lee Andrew Priest McCutcheon becomes the second Australian Mr Universe in the title’s history. His win also means the Hunter can now lay claim to both a Mr and Ms Universe after Jennifer Hawkins won her title in 2004.
Competing in America until 2006 as Lee Priest, Priest retired from professional bodybuilding that year and returned to the Hunter. His career included numerous titles as well as providing the motion for special effects designers to build the Incredible Hulk in the 2003 movie starring Eric Bana.

When organisers asked him to compete in Mr Universe, Priest said he started training “6-7 hours a day”. About four hours of that was weightlifting, he said, while the remainder was cardio exercise including walking around Newcastle beaches.
Celebrating the win, he allowed himself a cup of tea and a biscuit before heading back to the gym the following morning. He also got a tattoo to mark the comeback win.

“It’s a phoenix,” he said. “That’s me rising from the ashes.”

Listening to mellow music and talk radio while he trains, Priest said he looked forward to returning to the region after seminars and appearances in Europe.

“I just can’t wait to get back to Newcastle to go walking around our beautiful beaches,” he said.

Returning to the region’s restaurants would also offer a treat after a tightly – controlled diet in the lead-up to the competition.

“No more boiled chicken and rice for a while,” Priest said.

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Mr Universe 1948 | John Grimek Winner Mr. Universe Short & Overall


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Mr Universe 1948

John Grimek Winner “Mr. Universe Medium-Tall & Overall”

In 1948, at 38 years of age, Grimek defeated Steve Reeves at the NABBA Mr. Universe contest in London.

1John Grimek
2Steve Reeves
3André Drapp

Tall

1Steve Reeves
2Reuben Martin
3Oscar Heidenstam

Medium-Tall

1Charles Jarrett
2E White

Medium

1John Grimek
2André Drapp

Short

1Mahmoud Namdjou
2Don Dorans