Debut season as IFBB Pro: 1998 German Grand Prix, the ninth place The best placement of the Mr. Olympia: 2004-05, 3rd place
During the first 6 years of professional career, he competed 17 times. 9 times ended with no result or was below the 15 cities, only three times in the top 10. He was very massive and solid proportions, but he is constantly out in bad shape. Once he was in shape, and in 2002, took the 3rd place. That gave him entry into the Mr. Olympia that year, where he finished 24th out of 25 competitors. Painfully?
The following year he went only in one competition, where he also lost his placement. There would most of them threw the towel and give up, but he was finally in good shape and in the spring of 2004 finished seventh at the Arnold Classic. After that is done the biggest (positive) shock in his career, when in 2004 entered the top 3 at the Mr. Olympia, but also repeated a year later. Three times he finished in the top 10 in the competition, and in those years he won three titles in other competitions.
His incredible leap of 21 places compared to two consecutive Mr. O competition (24th place at once, 3rd place to the next) record that will probably never be broken.
The first fitness equipment in the world | Old School Bodybuilding
The first fitness equipment in the world was invented by Dr. Gustav Zander in 1892.
Fitness was part of the daily lives of people not only today but also in the past, as evidenced we have black-and-white photos of the first fitness devices. We see that every machine is designed to train a specific part of the human body (like today’s machines).
Dr. Gustav Zander was a Swedish therapist and orthopedic, who discovered the link between exercise and health.
According to Zander muscle mass in the body needs to be accumulated gradually using the exercises that people have been doing for centuries.
The oldest fitness device called “gymnastics” was invented in 1796. A few decades later Zander simplifies this device and makes it more convenient to use.
Fitness machines are designed for the wealthy population in Sweden. 20-ies of XX century inventions of Dr. Gustav Zander had already spread across the United States.
During the 70’s Arthur Jones invented the machine “Nautilus” which is “pumped” muscles more than machines that was originally created by Gustav Zander. Today, these machines are one of the best devices for training.
Pictures from 1892 listed the invention are stored in the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm.
Veteran Dexter Jackson as a living inspiration to all.
Maybe Phil Heath is achieved miraculous success by winning his fifth consecutive Mr. Olympia, but the real hero is the biggest bodybuilding competition in the world is still someone else. Of course, it is about Dexter Jackson, the man who ended the competition with a silver medal around her neck.
How many people from the age of 30 to terms with the decline of physical forms and accumulation of fat? How many of them think that it’s impossible to do something better? How many felt it was too late to attempt to bring life forms?
Name Dexter Jackson is enough to say that it denies any such opinion, because this man who was the 2008 Mr. Olympia, seven years after he returned to the throne and proved that everything is possible if there is a sufficiently strong will, and that was not always limiting factor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GBlDEzu8NE The Best of Golden Age Old School Bodybuilders Arnold Schwarzenegger Lou Ferrigno Sergio oliva The good old days of bodybuilding world, a lot of positive character and charisma. This will always be remembered.
Frank Zane and Sadik Hadzovic training together | Motivation
“A lot of guys have better genes but if you work hard and consistently, you can outperform them.” – Frank Zane
“[Sadik] has a lot of great attributes I wish I had,” Zane says in the video. “I think he could have one of the best physiques of all time if he works at it for long enough.”
It all makes sense, if you want to be the best, you need to train with the best. Judging by that V-taper, we say Hadzovic is on the right track. In this behind-the-scenes video from Flex Magazine‘s photo shoot, Sadik takes his training to the next level with Zane.
Andreas Cahling was born and raised in Sweden. He began weight training to improve his strength for wrestling and judo when he was just twelve!
Before settling in Southern California in 1976 to focus on his career in competitive bodybuilding, Andreas won the Swedish Junior National Judo & Free Style Wrestling Championships and had studied in Japan for a year to perfect his skills.
During his second year of amateur bodybuilding competition in the United States, Andreas placed second at the IFBB Mr. World contest after having been a finalist in both the AAU Mr. California and theAAU Mr. America earlier that same year.
Andreas won his professional bodybuilding standing in 1980 after taking the overall title at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s IFBB Professional Mr. International contest. During the ten years of international, world class competition that followed; Andreas never once missed being a finalist, including high placings at both the Mr. Universe and IFBB Pro World Championships.
Work the ABS every day for 20 minutes or so. Handle moderate weights – train quickly on your routine. Try to do 15 sets in a half hour period. Dave mentioned that for best all around results one should stick to 6 reps per set and 10 sets per body part. Some schools of thought will not agree with this statement but one should try to be open minded in the study of exercise patterns.