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Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:

CHEST : Barbell Bench Press, shoulder width grip, arms vertical with the bar. Elbows are never allowed to lock out. Warms up with 15 to 25 repetitions. From then on 5 sets, 8 to 10 reps. Incline Bench Press, 225 Ibs., 5 sets, 10 reps Dumbbell Flyes, 5 sets, 10 reps Cable Crossovers (standing) 5 sets, 12 reps

SHOULDERS: One arm lateral raise, with wrist-twisting action as arm travels up, so that at the top of the movement his thumbs point to the floor. 5 sets, 10 reps. Combination shrug & half lateral raise. Works up the rack, handling at maximum a pair of ninety pounders. (Has great faith in this movement!) 5 sets, 8 reps. Dumbbell presses, non-lock action, 5 sets, 8 reps. Lying lateral raise, slow and concentrated action 5 sets, 10 reps.

BICEPS: Regular Barbell Curl, elbows tucked into his sides much concentration, cheats only when he must. 6 sets, 6 to 8 reps. Concentration dumbbell curl, 6 sets, 10 reps. Alternate dumbbell curl. Completes movement with one arm before curling with the other, contrary to the usual practice. 5 sets, 6 to 8 reps. Close grip barbell curl (standing) 5 sets, 10 reps.

CALVES: Standing toe raises on machine, very heavy, 6 sets 10 to 12 repetitions. Seated calf raise on machine, 6 sets, 25 reps. *

ABDOMINALS: Leg raises hanging from chinning bar. Twists. Crunches, Sit-ups. Giant sets movements, 6 cycles. Works for burns.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:

THIGHS: Parallel squats, 10 to 12 reps, 6 sets. Thigh extensions on machine, tenses to full extension, holds for count of three before lowering weight. 15 to 20 repetitions, 6 sets. Leg curls on machine, 15 to 20 reps, 6 sets.

BACK: Bent over barbell row while standing on a bench to affect maximum stretch of lats. 5 sets, 10 reps. Wide grip pulldowns on lat machine,5 sets, 10 reps. these two movements done in superset style. T-Bar rows, 6 sets, 8 reps. Chins, 5 sets, as many as possible.

TRICEPS: One arm dumbbell extensions, 5 sets, 10 reps. Does not lockout, maintains continuous action. Lat machine pressdowns to full lockout, 5 sets, 10 reps. Lying French press with barbell, 6 sets, 8 reps. Close grip press, 6 sets, 10 reps.

* Ed trains his calves heavy one day and lighter the next. On lighter days he increases repetitions, working to a maximum of 20 to 25 reps per set.

Ed Corney posing at 1975 Mr. Olympia

Ed Corney at 1975 Mr. Olympia

Ed Corney at 1975 Mr. Olympia

Ed Corney picture from Pumping Iron film