from The Gym Lords Podcast - August 31, 2022
Many bodybuilders have even had the privilege of training under Steve Speyrer's direction and inspiration at his unassuming yet landmark gym, Classic Anatomy Gym, in Louisiana. Everyone respects Steve for his honesty, dedication and commitment to natural bodybuilding.
Steve Speyrer is interviewed by Joe Fitzgerald
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- Written by: Greg Sushinsky
Are you building muscle?
Are you making progress right now in your workouts? Many of you are not, even though you’re dedicated and disciplined. You show up for your scheduled workouts, you never miss one, and you work out hard, don’t you? So why aren’t you getting the results you want?
There can be many things that contribute to a lack of progress: unrecognized fatigue that adds up after successive workouts, or perhaps you’re not doing the right exercises you need to do at the time, or maybe you’re not working as hard as you think; maybe you’re even working too hard. And there’s nutrition, too, of course. Maybe you’re not eating the way you need to eat right now.
Then again, maybe you are doing all these things right. So why aren’t you gaining?
by Elaine LaLanne and Greg Justice
Foreword by Lou Ferrigno
Decades before celebrities and athletes promoted health and fitness, Jack LaLanne, The Godfather of Fitness, was already recognized for publicly preaching the health benefits of regular exercise, proper nutrition and a positive attitude. Pride & Discipline: The Legacy of Jack LaLanne reintroduces Jack's message to a new generation.
The strength and the heart of the Russian people have always inspired me. That is why I hope that you will let me tell you the truth about the war in Ukraine.
By Arnold Schwarzenegger -- MARCH 17, 2022
I have a message for my Russian friends, and for the Russian soldiers serving in Ukraine: There are things going on in the world that have been kept from you, terrible things that you should know about. But before I tell you about the harsh realities, let me tell you about the Russian who became my hero.
- Written by: Doug Brolus
Here’s an excellent article by Doug Brolus, who has trained for over five decades and is still getting results. He’s found out through vast experience ways to train and eat that will take care of your body for the long haul. Here he gives you insights into how to train to protect your joints and improve your results.
Training Tips To Help Prevent Injury
Exercise: Preacher Bench Curls
When you use a straight bar on preacher curls your hands are locked in one position and can cause inflamed tendons near your elbows (which is called epicondylitis), from too much pressure on the tendons. I use dumbbells so my wrists are not locked in one position. I can rotate my wrists and this will take the pressure off the tendons. I also put a 4 to 5 inch block under the back of the preacher bench to give it more of an incline. This also takes the pressure off the tendons and will give you a much more peaked biceps.
The incomparable figure of Steve Reeves stands astride bodybuilding history, so much so that some are not even sure he was real. Rest assured, though, Steve Reeves and the magnificent physique he created—some would say the greatest ever in bodybuilding—was plenty real. While many others admire Reeves and the physique he created, the legacy of his type of physique has been obscured by the different direction modern bodybuilding has taken. This should no longer be the case. Although Reeves left a written legacy of his training and nutrition record, many bodybuilders—particularly natural bodybuilders—still don’t quite understand how to apply his principles of nutrition and working out to develop their own physiques.
Vince Gironda—the name resounds throughout bodybuilding, still. This accomplished bodybuilder and master trainer left a wealth of ideas and methods on training and nutrition that still has relevance today. Though many of Vince’s concepts are known, they’re often not well understood.
That’s where this little book comes in. Originally written as two separate articles on Gironda’s training and nutrition, they’ve been combined due to readers’ requests. This modest volume of concentrated material gives a condensed introduction of Vince’s principles on training and nutrition for beginning bodybuilders, yet there are also surprising insights on Vince’s methods and ways to apply them even for advanced bodybuilders.
- Written by: Greg Sushinsky
We’re very proud and excited to present a terrific book by one of the greatest classical bodybuilders of all time, Steve Davis. Achieving Total Muscularity is a complete volume that tells you in detail how to train for the unique brand of symmetry, proportion, aesthetics and definition that made Steve’s physique one of the sensations of the 1970s and after. The book contains a wealth of Steve’s hard earned knowledge, and while it was written with the information he gained from the 70s and the 80s, the book, just as Steve’s physique, was and is still ahead of its time.
by Robby Robinson
The Black Prince 2: Diary of a Bodybuilder is the second book of old-school bodybuilding legend Robby Robinson, AKA The Black Prince and Mr. Lifestyle. It is a collection of Robby's 50+ years of bodybuilding and lifestyle wisdom. It will send you through all three of the crucial tenants of muscle building and health: Nutrition, Training and Recovery as well as the competitive prep methods that won him numerous bodybuilding titles over his long career. This book is an excellent reference and a must-read for anyone serious about bodybuilding and an overall sustainable healthy life!
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