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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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Classic Physique, the future of bodybuilding? | IFBB New York Pro



While some with sadness and sorrow in their eyes watching old photos of Frank Zane, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbua and other greats, comparing them to those on what is today’s bodybuilding fallen, others try to find a way to restore the lost beauty of the construction of the human body.

Indeed, if we left in chronological order by analyzing the winner of the Mr. Olympia, as the best of the best in the world, could easily come to the conclusion that what was considered a perfect human body, began to die out after 1992 and the massive victory of Dorian Yates.

This was recognized by the organizers of big events, which will this year at the largest gathering repertoire include the category Classic Physique, which aims precisely at such – the legendary appearance of the body.

Category that is already attracting a lot of attention, and that its beauty could largely take away the attention of the standard bodybuilding heavyweight.

In this light, we present an overview of participants at one of the first major competition PRO Men’s Classic Physique category, which will happen on stage in 2016 IFBB New York Pro.

At the competition, the nine names registered with PRO licenses, and they are: Axel Alvarez Jr., Omar Bautista, R. D. Caldwell Jr., Darren Charles, Devon Lindner, Arash Rahbar, Sharif Reid, Ani Saliasi, Russell Waheed. How to look, you can check the photo gallery below.

waheed sallasi reid rahbar lindner charles caldwell bautista alvarez

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Steve Reeves Quote | Perfect form no cheating | The Legend


Steve Reeves Quote

From interview…

But anyway, I was always encouraged because [laughs] I was growing in leaps and bounds, and it seemed like it was impossible to fail. So I was an easy gainer in that respect. I think it was my knowledge of exercises and the deep concentration I had. In other words, I tried to get a real good line of communication between the brain and the muscle. In fact, my saying is, No brain, no gain-not, No pain, no gain. I would concentrate very deeply, so I would be working that muscle only and get every rep out of it possible. Also, I would do my exercises real strict, real correct. You know, slow and perfect form-no cheating.

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Short quotes about training | Reg Park bodybuilder picture

Short quotes about training

Short quotes about training

Strive for

on picture: Reg Park

Famous for his mass and strength, Reg Park was an early influence and lifelong mentor to champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger said that he was inspired to become a bodybuilder after seeing Reg Park.

Competitive stats

  • Height: 6’1″ (185 cm)
  • Contest weight: 214-222 lbs (97–101 kg)
  • Off-season weight: 225-250 lbs (102-113 kg)
  • Arms: 18.5 @ 215 lbs, 19.0 @ 230 lbs” (47-48 cm)

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Larry Scott | The Legend | motivational quotes

Larry Scott Motivation Quote


Larry Scott | The Legend | motivational quotes

Motivate the mind , the body will follow…

Larry Scott, the legendary American bodybuilder known by the nicknames “The Legend” and “The Golden Boy” has died at the age of 76. Scott won the title of Mr. Olympia in Olympia competition first held in 1965., And defended his title a year later. Larry Scott will remain in the history of bodybuilding zapamćem as the only undefeated Mr. Olympia because he went after the second victory in a competitive retirement.

Since 1960th years until his retirement in 1966. Year, Scott was the true star of bodybuilding. Besides, is credited with popularizing the sport at world level. The crowd was eagerly embraced him because he was an excellent example of the “boy next door” with which many could relate to. Larry Scott excellently described by Rod Labbe, “Larry was my childhood hero, he is a great example of achieving the American dream. He came out of nowhere, and achieved everything in bodybuilding could be achieved.

The 1999th Scott was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame.

Larry Scott died on March 8th, complications caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

Bodybuilding titles Larry Scott:

1959 Mr. Idaho, 1st
1960 Mr. California – AAU, Winner
1960 Mr. California – AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
1960 Mr. Los Angeles – AAU, Most Muscular, 3rd
1960 Mr. Los Angeles – AAU, 3rd
1961 Mr. Pacific Coast – AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
1961 Mr. Pacific Coast – AAU, Winner
1962 Mr. America, Medium, 2 and Overall
1963 Mr. Universe, Medium, 1st
1964 Mr. Universe, Medium, 1st and Overall
1965 Mr. Olympia, 1st
1966 Mr. Olympia, 1st

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Larry Scott Died |Firist Mr Olympia Winner |The Legend Larry Scott RIP


Larry Scott Died | Firist Mr Olympia Winner | The Legend Larry Scott RIP

Larry Scott died, the first ever Mr. Olympia passed away at the age of 75.

Scott was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010. He died from complications of disease on March 8, 2014.
His figure has inspired all bodybuilders who have ever competed.
May “the Legend” rest in peace.

Larry Scott
— Bodybuilder —
Personal info
NicknameThe Legend
BornOctober 12, 1938 (age 75)
Blackfoot, Idaho, U.S.
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
Professional career
Pro-debut1959 Mr. Idaho, 1959
Best winIFBB Mr. Olympia 1965-1966, two consecutive times,
SuccessorSergio Oliva
ActiveRetired 1980

Larry Scott, nicknamed “the Legend”, born on October 12, 1938 in Blackfoot, Idaho. American former IFBB professional bodybuilder.

  • The first bodybuilder to win the Mr. Olympia competition.
  • The only bodybuilder that is undefeated in Mr Olympia
  • One of the first bodybuilders to have 20 in. upper arms

Bodybuilding titles

  • 1959 Mr. Idaho, 1st
  • 1960 Mr. California – AAU, Winner
  • 1960 Mr. California – AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
  • 1960 Mr. Los Angeles – AAU, Most Muscular, 3rd
  • 1960 Mr. Los Angeles – AAU, 3rd
  • 1961 Mr. Pacific Coast – AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
  • 1961 Mr. Pacific Coast – AAU, Winner
  • 1962 Mr. America, Medium, 2 and Overall
  • 1963 Mr. Universe, Medium, 1st
  • 1964 Mr. Universe, Medium, 1st and Overall
  • 1965 Mr. Olympia, 1st
  • 1966 Mr. Olympia, 1st
  • 1979 Canada Diamond Pro Cup, 9th
  • 1979 Grand Prix Vancouver, Did not place

Official Website @ Larry Scott