I read an article and thought they might be of interest to my fans. The University of California findings on the effects of Triclosan on muscle contraction seemed to impair heart and skeletal muscle contractility in living animals. The study was done on fish and mice. Triclosan is an anti-bacterial chemical found in soaps, tooth pastes, hand sanitizers and other household items. Mice given a single dose of Triclosan had 18% reduction in grip strength for over an hour after only 20 minutes from being given the dose.
* (H.E.S.) Stands for Heavier Each Set.
On Monday's and Friday's: (Back, Biceps, and Legs)
1. Warmup Sit-ups: 3 sets of 25 to 50 reps
2. Squats: 6 sets of15--10--8--6--6--4 (H.E.S.)
3. Calf Machine: 6 sets of 10 reps
4. Leg Curls: 4 sets of 12--10--8--6 reps (H.E.S.)
5. Dumbbell Curls: 4 sets of 8--7--6--6 reps (H.E.S.)
6. Deadlifts: 5sets of 8--7--6--5--5 reps (H.E.S.)
7. Leg Curls: 4sets of 12--10--8--6 reps (H.E.S.)
8. Dips: 4 sets of 12 reps
Joe Weider died of heart failure on March 23, 2013 at his home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife Betty. Joe Weider helped make bodybuilding what it today. His magazines, contests and other health and fitness endeavors catapulted the sport's popularity along with the unique characters his magazine introduced us to was none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leroy Colbert, Franco Columbu, Frank Zane, Mike Katz, Sergio Oliva, Larry Scott, Robby Robinson and many more. He's probably in Heaven arranging the first Mr.
EXERCISE NO. 1 – TRICEPS PUSH DOWN ON LAT MACHINE
He recommended 4 sets of 10 reps, and emphasized keeping good technique – arms’ to the sides of the body keeping the elbows in a “fixed” position, and performing complete extension on each repetition.
EXERCISE NO. 2 – SEATED DUMBBELL CURLS
Again he recommended 4 sets of 8-10 reps, and using good form. Keep the back straight, and perform full curl movements. Keep the curls strict and do not swing the weights.
Marvin Eder used many strength training routines over the years. He particularly enjoyed Olympic lifting, and for bodybuilding purposes, mainly trained on the split system of 2 days on with the 3rd day off for rest. Upper body one day, legs and mid section the next day. Four times a week where he would work out Monday and Tuesday, rest Wednesday, workout Thursday and Friday and rest the weekends because the training was exceptionally heavy.
Marvin Eder's routine:
* 5 sets x 10 reps dumbbell laterals, 120 lbs
Back in the golden era of bodybuilding one of the greatest physiques to grace a bodybuilding stage was that of Steve Reeves. In those times there were barely any supplements. So a protein shake meant making it from scratch. Steve Reeve's Power Drink is unique because of its makeup.
"(Prepared in blender)
14 ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon of Knox gelatin
1 tablespoon of honey
2-4 raw eggs (today, pasteurized eggs might be safer)
2 tablespoons of High-Protein Powder (I make my own)"