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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Old School Bodybuilding Tips by Joe Weider - Build Muscle Mass Fast

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Joe Weider and Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you are a Bodybuilding fan you probably heard of Joe Weider. If you didn't, then you shouldn't consider yourself a Bodybuilding or Fitness fan. Joe Weider is literally "The Father of Bodybuilding" and on the most famous fitness icons. He made Arnold Schwarzenegger famous by creating Mr. Olympia contest which is still very famous around the world. More about Joe Weider you can read in my post:

Joe Weider built his physique at the time when steroids didn't exist and supplements and fancy machine exercises were not popular. He was a real old school bodybuilder and his training tips were a great guide for many legends of bodybuilding.

The Weider Principles:

Larger muscle groups first, smaller muscle groups after

Start your workout by training larger muscle groups first, then train smaller ones. Larger muscle groups require more energy and it is better to do them while you are freshest. For example, if you are following a training routine with Chest and Triceps day, start your workout by training chest first then work on your triceps. 

Don't make excuses!

I know that there are many busy people everywhere, but should make some time for yourself, for your own body. Joe Weider said that if you want to build a great physique you have to make exercising a priority. There are no excuses in life and there are no excuses in bodybuilding.

Stretching tips

There are many reasons for stretching like increased flexibility, increased blood flow into muscles and relief of the stress caused by tight muscles. Stretching cold muscles can lead your muscle joints to injury, so warm up first before stretching. 

It is better to feel good than to look good

It is true that Joe Weider was dedicated to encouraging people to achieve their physical ideal, but he was always saying that there is no need to risk your health to achieve better physique. As Joe Weider himself said, there is no point to having a primed physique if you don't have the health to enjoy it.  

Whatever you are looking for, you won't find it in a pill 

You can't achieve your fitness goals with any pill or with all supplements in the world. You have to work hard and take care of your nutrition. Supplements are only the addition to your diet plan.

Joe Weider's Exercising Tips for Muscle Building

Number of Sets - You don't have to always stick only with three to four sets, sometimes try doing 1 set of each exercise and perform at least 12 exercises for one muscle group.

Number of Reps - 8 - 12 reps is the best rep range for muscle growth, but sometimes try to shock your muscles by doing 100 reps for example. You need to shock your muscles sometimes in order to make them grow. Doing everything same on every workout won't get you far.

Exercise Choice - Alternate exercises in every workout, this one of the best solutions for muscle confusion. 

Rest Period - Don't make long pauses between sets, and sometimes avoid them at all by doing drop sets and supersets.

Rep Speed -  Try doing reps slower and make small pauses at contractions to increase the time under tension that will stimulate your muscle growth. 

Joe Weider's main advice is not to stick with one routine, but to shock your muscles every time by changing rep range, the number of sets or rep speed. Confuse your muscles, they won't grow if you don't make them grow. Monotonous workout routine won't help you to build your muscles. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Joe Weider - Founder of the Mr. Olympia Contest and Fitness Icon

Joe Weider Father of Bodybuilding

Joe Weider is the icon of Bodybuilding and Fitness. Not only that, he was the creator of first Mr. Olympia contest and co-founder of IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders).

Today it is universally accepted that to be healthy one must exercise and eat a nutritionally balanced diet. But it wasn't always that way. The world owes this understanding, in large part, to the lifelong efforts of legendary Joe Weider.

Joe Weider is recognized as the man who changed the way the world understands the connection between exercise, nutrition, and good health.

Joe Weider Mr Olympia
Arnold Schwarzenegger with Joe Weider

Joe Weider can be referred as "Father of Bodybuilding" because he really deserved it. Not only that guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronnie Coleman, and other famous bodybuilders became legends because of the contest that Joe Weider invented, but he also created and popularized weights and machinery that are seen in the gyms today. Fitness and Bodybuilding fans should be thankful for his inventions because Joe Weider is the synonym for Exercise and Healthy Nutrition.

A legend, Joe Weider, was born in 1920 and grew up in a Montreal, Canada. He wasn't born rich. After he left school when he was 12 he worked in a market, delivering fruit and groceries and he had to work hard every day for him and his family who were on the edge of survival. 

Since he was often bullied when he was a child as very skinny and weak boy, soon as he discovered first strength magazines he started to lift with an old axle and two flywheels as they were barbell and weights. By the age of 15, nobody bullied him anymore. On his first contest in Montreal, Joe Weider lifted 70 pounds more than other competitors. Joe continued following his path and he made up to become a most famous legend of Bodybuilding.

Joe Weider Father of Bodybuilding

It wasn't very easy for Joe to make it up, but he showed everyone what you can earn with hard effort and dedication. Joe Weider once poor and scrawny boy, became a Fitness Icon and creator of one of the most popular competitions today.

Check out Joe Weider's publications and exercise equipment that he popularized: