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 on: September 24, 2017, 07:27:00 PM 
Started by Jonsgym - Last post by Jonsgym
On a regular basis I used to train at Joe Golds, "World" gym in Santa Monica LA. This was the gym that Arnold had built for Joe, to say thank you for all that Joe Gold had done for him. I really liked that gym, it was at the end of Main Street and you had to go up a set of steps to get to it as it was a leval above street leval. I used to fly into California regularly with my job with the airline I worked for, and still do. It was a really large bright place and full of top bodybuilders.
Two of the gym managers were Zabo Koszewski, famouse for his great abdominals and Eddi Jiuliani, another natural from the 50's, 60's era. They were complet opposites, Zabo on the surface was quite taciturn and quiet, while Eddie was like a human dynamo, always cracking a joke and never still. Often Eddie would fire questions, sort of like a quiz, to any one in hearing, about bodybuilding, who had done this or won that. He knew absolutly everyone and seemed to know about the private lives and scandal of all the top bodybuilders.
I remember my first workout there, and the question he fired out to the trainers in earshot, was, how many top bodybuilders have beaten Arnold? Now this was in the eighties, and I had been present at the judging when Chester Yorton beat Arnold in 1966, so I piped up, Yorton, Zane and Sergio, which sort of shook Eddie and from then on he remembered me as the "Limey from England "
There was an open air cafe, where many of the early morning trainers from Worlds gym would go for breakfast, I had a couple of chats with Zabo there over breakfast and found him to be a nice guy, very deep and thinking, with a sarcastic sense of humour. He was very critical of all of the drugs the guys were taking then, and said most of them would be no one without them.
Many of the folks who trained at Worlds were extras in many of Arnold's films, Sven, Arnold's bodyguard regularly appeared, Roger Callard was another bodybuilder in them and many of the girls at the gym were extras in Arnold's films. I remember when Arnold was the first civilian to be allowed to own a HumVee, as it was up until he got hold of one and US army vehicle only. I had ridden to the gym on one of the airline bikes that we keep in hotels all around the world, through our sports club. I had finished my workout and walked down the the gym garage, where I had chained up the bike, I had just got on it and was about to peddle off, when this bloody great big army beige monster of a truck/jeep type motor screamed past me at 30,000 decibels, with Sven driving it and Arnold waving and laughing his head of, as I jumped sideways on the bike in fright.
There was absolutly no photography allowed in the gym, but that did not stop my mate Merve, who had come along on my working trip, as he was desperate to see all the top guys in California working out. He had it all worked out and put his video camera in his workout bag and cut out a whole in the side of the bag,so. The lense could just poke out. We worked out, and every 5 miniuts or so he would pick up his bag and walk around filming. I was shi--ing myself, as Joe Gold was very good to me and never charge me to work out and I did not want to upset him. Any how Merve got his footage of Arnold working out, and I lost about 5 kilos of sweat, worrying he would get caught!

 on: September 24, 2017, 12:08:04 PM 
Started by Toby - Last post by Toby
Trained back yesterday and shoulders today which was also meant to include hams but the upper back feels like it has a slight pull, not sure how to explain it but it is fine but there is a sensation which makes me gasp a little and feels like its ok but is tip toeing the edge of being fcked. If I am careful, it will disappear but if I do something wrong, I will be in trouble. Literally zero pain or discomfort, just "something" is there ready to go.

Skipped hams as I like my SLDL on them and it would have been the icing on the cake for the back, also skipped shrugs for same reason on the shoulder part of the session.

Otherwise all good, IF is going great and I do not even feel like eating when I break the fast around the 3pm time and on Friday did not bother breaking it til about 5pm and even then as I had to. Once broken though, I do feel like eating and my 2300-2400 calories is just about enough to feed the animal

 on: September 23, 2017, 08:19:18 PM 
Started by egg-custard - Last post by egg-custard
Just a 10 mile run along Brighton seafront today and a bit of a refeed

 on: September 22, 2017, 10:54:28 PM 
Started by egg-custard - Last post by egg-custard
Just a compound day today
Heavy deadlifts for single reps  then as many as outdated muster up
Flat bench and and new comeback  pb squat  ph of 90kgs previously it  was 105kgs so I'm getting back there now

 on: September 22, 2017, 09:13:31 PM 
Started by Glen Danbury - Last post by Glen Danbury
If I had woke him my partner would have killed me - no pull ups are worth an angry sleep deprived mothers fury.

28th of October is comp date - still time for progression but feel the pressure now
Right all the excuses - latest session in a long time due to new work schedule and nose blocked due to cold my youngest has given me. Anyway......

Warm up of butterfly hip flows - no arm bars today.

Pull ups
Bw x 5
20kg x 5
30kg x5
BW x 20

KB snatches - 4 mins
24kg x10+15,10+15,10+15,10+15 - hundred reps in 3:51

Advanced tuck planche hold x 20, 20

Breathing was very different on snatches with a blocked nose!! A minute more keeping the same pace as a fewweeks ago. Three weeks time will hit 125-130 a few weeks before TSC

Surprised how easy the advanced tuck planche felt

 on: September 22, 2017, 05:44:33 PM 
Started by felix - Last post by felix
I trained Legs today


BW X 20
41LB DB's X 12
68LB DB,s X 12
123LB DB,s X 12

59LB X 10
72LB X 10
72LB X 10

98LB X 20
137LB X 20
202LB X 18

260LB X 20
325LB X 20
325LB X 20

 on: September 22, 2017, 05:43:52 PM 
Started by Toby - Last post by Toby
Couple days out of the gym due to back not feeling quite right and although not totally fixed, its eased enough to train today. I went in for an afternoon chest and tricep session and although flat was not as strong as last week, it was decent and the rest was very good.

Flat BB Press - 100kg x 7, 105kg x 5
Incline BB press - 80kg x 8, 85kg x 6
Pec Dec - 2 sets of 8
Decline BB press - 95kg x 10, 100kg x 7
Hammer press - 80kg x 6, 5
Hammer seated tri pushdown - 100kg x 8, 8
Cable pushdown - 2 sets of 8
Overhead cable ext - 2 sets of 8

 on: September 22, 2017, 03:27:07 PM 
Started by K_Dogs - Last post by K_Dogs
Well, it's been a while.

Here's some stats since my last update in January!

One of the biggest highlights was joining the 200kg club. OK it was a Trap Bar deadlift using the higher handles (in doesn't have low ones), but still, 200kg x 3 was a big lift for my little legs.

As mentioned elsewhere my diet hasn't been as high in protein as I would like, but many PB's have fallen in the last six months.

I took last week off as scheduled recovery and have just started a new routine which mostly uses 5x5 with strick-ish 1min rest periods to try and use the cumulative effect instead of pounding out max weight sets.
In other words, a little less weight and more volume.

 on: September 22, 2017, 03:10:15 PM 
Started by Maveric Matt - Last post by K_Dogs

Will you be at the finals Keith?

I won't be able to attend, but I'll be rooting for you from home. Go smash it mate.

 on: September 21, 2017, 07:08:03 PM 
Started by Jon - Last post by Jon
An abbreviated upper body workout today: Lat pulldowns with flat DB bench press and tricep pushdowns. Bent over DB rows with DB shoulder press. DB curls with hammer curls, side laterals and dips. Shrugs with EZ bar pullovers and bent over laterals. Workout done in about 45 mins. Bit tired from yesterday's leg session but didn't seem to hold me back too much.

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