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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

First 5 Mr. Olympia Winners

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Mr. Olympia contest was invented by Joe Weider who created the contest to enable the Mr. Universe winners to continue competing and earn money. Even since the first Mr. Olympia win in 1965, this competition is still famous worldwide and every year bodybuilding fans across the globe are guessing who will be the next Mr. Olympia title holder. 

1. Larry Scott

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First Mr. Olympia winner ever was Larry Scott who won two Mr. Olympia titles in the 1960s, one in 1965 and second in 1966. Larry Scott retired after his second victory. He is still known as the first Mr. Olympia title holder. 

2. Sergio Oliva 

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Sergio Oliva, known as "The Myth" was the winner of Mr. Olympia contest after Larry Scott. He made three consecutive winnings, 1967, 1968, and in 1969 when one of the most famous bodybuilders Arnold Schwarzenegger also competed. 

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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First Mr. Olympia that Arnold won was in 1970 when he defeated Sergio Oliva and other competitors. In the 1970s there was much competition between Schwarzenegger and Oliva. Arnold Schwarzenegger was the only man then that was able to match Sergio Oliva's muscularity and size. Judges chose Arnold because of his amazing definition and he won Mr. Olympia title six times in a row. After his win in 1975, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced a retirement. 

4. Franco Columbu

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In 1976, when contest moved to Columbus, Ohio the Mr. Olympia title was won by Franco Columbu. Columbu was competing five times before his win and he retired after that victory. 

5. Frank Zane

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While not as physically massive as other Mr. Olympia competitors, Frank Zane's body was very symmetric and defined. Many competitors that were bigger than Frank Zane lacked his level of muscular definition. Zane won three titles in a row in 1977, 1978 and 1979. Unluckily for him, Arnold Schwarzenegger showed again in 1980 Mr. Olympia contest and won the title. 

Check out the workout routine that Frank Zane followed to gain more muscle mass before his first competition:

After Frank Zane's three consecutive Mr. Olympia wins many people wondered is it possible to break Arnold's record but nobody knew that Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to show in a contest in 1980. That was Arnold's seventh title win. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bill Pearl Workout for Mass


bill pearl workout for mass

Who is Bill Pearl:

For those that didn't heard for this big guy I will provide a short description with some information about him. Bill Pearl was one of the Old-School Bodybuilders together with Frank Zane, Arnold Schwarzenegger and he is still an icon of Bodybuilding. He is famous for his big muscles and aesthetic physique. 

One of the very important things for what many bodybuilders admire Bill Pearl is that he is totally natural and he build his physique with hard compound movements. He is not machines and steroids era bodybuilder. 

If you are interested in how this naturally big guy gained those lean muscle gains check out his training routine:

Barbell Squats
Barbell Bench Press
Military Press
Barbell Biceps Curl
Triceps Extension
Pull Ups
Sit Ups

This is a full body workout routine, perform it three days a week for six months to achieve strength and muscle gains. Work hard as Bill Pearl was and you will see your results in no time. Regardless of the the type of training you do, the key to a great workout is progressive resistance. You need to keep making the working muscle work harder. If it does exactly the same amount of work as last time, it won’t have a reason to respond. 

You can ensure that you are making constant progress by pyramiding the sets you perform. With each succeeding set, decrease the number of reps as you increase the number of repetitions. Work up to pushing out 5-6 reps with 80-85% of your one rep maximum on your final set of an exercise. 

That is it, try it and leave a comment down there.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Classic Bodybuilders VS. Modern Bodybuilders



    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franks Zane, Bill Pearl, Reg Park and many other famous Classic Bodybuilders are still respected in Bodybuilding world. They were big, strong and natural bodybuilders. 

Main difference between Classic Bodybuilders and Modern Bodybuilders:

Modern BBs are huge, like giants. They are so massive that they can't drive a regular car, they must drive trucks. Their thigh muscles are massive and their back, shoulders and arms too. If you just want to look big as a mountain well then you are a big fan of Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler and other Modern Bodybuilders.

But one, very important thing for Bodybuilding is:

They are looking very unaesthetic.

Take a look on Classic Bodybuilders and their bodies? They look like Ancient Greece Sculptures, Monuments of Apollo, Adonis, Heracles or some other Hero. They are big enough and they are looking aesthetically amazing. 

Now take a look on Modern Bodybuilders and like they say, picture says more than a thousand words:

I think that you are clearly see the difference in aesthetic between Classical and Modern Bodybuilders, and it is on your own to choose in which group you will belong.