The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results is exactly what every serious bodybuilder needs. It’s time to learn from the past and accelerate to the future.
Looking Back to the Future
"I cannot provide an exact formula for success, but I can furnish a formula for failure. Give bodybuilders what they want: Easier, longer, more frequent exercise.
"Instead, I supply bodybuilders with what they need: harder, briefer, more infrequent exercise."
Inventor of Nautilus Equipment
The above insight of Arthur Jones sets the whole tone for my fully illustrated book The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results.
I took the front-cover picture of Casey Viator at New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in 1978. Casey, under the mentoring of Arthur Jones, was the youngest-ever winner of the Mr. America contest.
I trained and traveled with Jones and Viator for more than a decade. Much of this book is based on those experiences, which include a surprising number of adventures involving champion athletes. The book also includes 32 eye-opening, carefully crafted, bodybuilding workouts.
I’ve taken the lost techniques used by many Golden-Age Mr. Americas and combined those concepts with today’s science. The outcome is The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results.
Old-school conditioning targets proportionate muscular development, which includes a well-defined, compact waist. I certainly don’t like nor want that bloated, drug-induced look of a modern pro bodybuilder. When I began exercising in the early 1960s, well-built men were NOT controlled by steroids.
Not only that, but men of the old school passed down their muscle-building strategies and techniques from athlete to athlete, older to younger. There was a great deal of coaching that took place in the gym, along with hard work, common sense, and simplicity — which are sorely lacking today.
A Real Plan for Growth
Your muscles can be, and should be, developed efficiently through intense, brief exercise. Intense, brief exercise works — only, and this is important, if you have the knowledge and the guts to train in this manner.
Almost anyone can make it through 3 sets of 12 exercises in 2 hours and call it a workout. But the real renegade is in and out of the gym — after 25 minutes of take-it-to-the-limit, heart-pounding, muscle-burning exercise. That, for the uninitiated, is high intensity.
It’s no shocker today that hard exercise isn’t mainstream.
If you’re unsure about whether or not to give high-intensity training (HIT) a fair trial, The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results will knock you off that fence. You’ll either LOVE it or HATE it... you won’t be undecided.
WARNING: This new book is NOT for everyone. It’s for the few tough, disciplined men – who want bigger muscles... faster.
Below are bulleted highlights of this muscle- and brain-stimulating manual.
From Confusion To Confidence
- Unravel the historical, basic, top-10 HIT concepts from bottom to top. Plus, there’s an updated list of 50 salient guidelines.
- Examine the latest outside-the-box techniques from innovative HIT thinkers.
- Investigate how MONEY turned muscle building into a huge bamboozle, which promoted more-is-better training.
- Incorporate three critical keys from motor learning into your strength training and bodybuilding, for automatic improvements.
- Meet Arthur Jones – as only a few people have seen him. Jones was the father of high-intensity training (HIT). He personally trained Casey Viator for the 1970 Teenage Mr. America, 1970 Mr. USA, 1971 Jr. Mr. America, and 1971 Mr. America... all of which he won. Several chapters introduce you to Jones’s WHYs and HOWs of bodybuilding.
- Employ this tried-and-proven collection of 16 whole-body, HIT routines. You probably won’t like any of them, but who said you were supposed to embrace an exercise session? Each one – properly performed – is brutal, yet productive.
- Apply my most requested routine – the Best of the Best. With it, Eddie Mueller packed on 15 pounds of solid muscle in four weeks and added 4 inches on his chest and 4 inches on his thighs.
- Comprehend why split routines MAY or MAY NOT be right for you.
- Need something different? Try Cadence Variation: 6 Ways to 60. A little variety could be your ticket to significant progress.
- Eavesdrop on Arthur Jones, in 1971, teaching Don Shula about strength training? Shula promptly led the Miami Dolphins to the NFL’s only undefeated season.
- Attention football players and coaches – How to be Big, Strong, and UNBEATABLE from the proper application of METABOLIC CONDITIONING. Anyone interested in sports will be awed by these practices.
Explosive Plateau Busters
- Test the most productive calf cycle... EVER! For an entire week, you’ll have trouble walking. After that, you can see and feel your lower legs growing.
- Blast your deltoids with this PUMPED and W-I-D-E-R, two-week blitz, from one of the few men who actually had shoulders that measured 24-inches across.
- Build iron-vice grip strength with techniques from old-school titan, John Wood.
- Think you may want biceps and triceps that are TOO BIG? If so, you must take off your shirt for Boyer Coe’s unvarnished arm cycle.
- Rediscover the lost art of rib-cage development – right from the horse’s mouth. I won a number of Best Chest awards in the early 1970s and you’ll get my advice on how to stretch, breathe, and contract during the recommended exercises.
- Appreciate Ben Sorenson, who was the manager of Vic Tanny’s famous gym in Santa Monica (near Muscle Beach) from 1947-1949. Sorenson details the 1949 Mr. USA competition between John Grimek and Steve Reeves and voices his opinion of why Grimek won, even though Reeves had the best physique.
- Uncover authentic adventures at Muscle Beach, which involve certain legends of bodybuilding. There are meaningful lessons among these episodes.
- Reminisce with Jim Flanagan about Milo Steinborn, the last of the old-time strongmen, as he describes what it was like to train in Steinborn’s Gym.
- Laugh with Kim Wood as he shares a report of the 1971 NABBA Mr. Universe in London. The men entered included Pill Bearl, Hergio Saliva, Egg Park, and Rank Fane.
- Is the barbell squat the single best free-weight exercise? Find out from Dan Riley, strength coach of the NFL’s Houston Texans.
- Dissect the Best Golden-Age Bodybuilders, muscle by muscle, as judged by experienced insiders who were there. Review the outstanding physiques of Larry Scott, Freddy Ortiz, Tom Platz, Scott Wilson, and Mike Mentzer.
Lost And Found: Old-School Secrets
- "I finally learned," Arthur Jones says, "that a proper workout with barbells had to be brief in the extreme – so brief that I was always tempted to increase the number of exercises or sets, since the workouts never appeared to contain enough; but when I did increase anything in the workouts, the production of results was always reduced, ALWAYS."
- "So far without single exception," Jones continues, "the advanced bodybuilders that I have trained or closely associated with seem to be unable to progress beyond a certain point if left up to their own devices – and if actually good results are produced, they must be constantly supervised in their training; if not, they quickly start backsliding.
- "Under the circumstances, I can reach only one logical conclusion; they either do not understand or will not accept the validity of the actual important points – and when permitted to supervise their own training, they quickly fall back into habits of overtraining insofar as the amount of training is concerned, and under-training in intensity of effort.
- "I have been shocked by the ignorance of a very high percentage of the bodybuilders I have met. Don’t be disturbed by the term ignorance, it simply implies a lack of knowledge, and we all are ignorant on at least some subjects, and most of us on nearly all subjects.
- "Things," Jones concludes, "that I always assumed everybody knew, seem, in fact, to be totally new to most current bodybuilders – things that almost all bodybuilders did know, and understand, at one time, basic things, simple things, obvious things."
Bigger Than Ever!
Isn’t it time that you explored those basic, simple, obvious things that lead to bodybuilding success?
Learn how to combine more-intense sets with less-frequent training to get bigger and stronger. Gain from the wisdom of Arthur Jones, and the knowledge of other master trainers, as described and revealed in The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results.
- Muscle Beach, the Old Days, and Friendship: A Chat with Ben Sorenson 18
- Wild Cargo, 200 Reps, and “Pill Bearl”: Kim Wood Talks 34
- An Unvarnished Arm Routine: Biceps and Triceps that Are Too Big! 48
- Arthur Jones: The Father of HIT and Scientific Recognition 56
- The Wisdom of Arthur Jones: His Bodybuilding Bulletins 64
- How to Guard Against Overtraining: Combating the Bamboozle 74
- Outside-the-Box Considerations: Innovative HIT Thoughts 80
- Repetition Ranges: Low, Medium, or High – Which Is Best? 88
- Beyond-Failure Training: The Value of Negative-Only Chins 92
- How Motor Learning Helps Strength Training: Stable Answers for Shaky Practices 102
- Jim Flanagan: Milo, Martial Arts, and Mickey 114
- Casey Viator: The Youngest Mr. America Looks Back 124
- Roger Schwab: A Man with a Message 136
- Joe Mullen: Strong and Wise 146
- Boyer Coe: Big Arms and Persistent Effort 158
- Dan Riley: HIT and the NFL 170
- Werner Kieser: Old-School Simplicity 178
- Wes Brown: “Pumping Iron” and Nautilus 186
- Tim Patterson: Bodybuilding and the Internet 196
- HIT Rules with an Old-School Attitude: The Plain Truth 208
- Whole-Body Routines: Tried-and-Proven Winners 216
- The BIG Routine: The Best of the Best 222
- Split Routines: Pros and Cons 226
- 6 Ways to 60: Cadence Variation for Something New 232
- Metabolic Conditioning for Football: Part A – Sprinting, Chinning, and Dipping 236
- Metabolic Conditioning for Football: Part B – Using Machines and Barbells 242
- Calves: 8 Ways to Improve Your Lower Legs 250
- Classic Rib-Cage Development: An Ignored Routine for Chest Expansion 258
- Real-Man Deltoids: Shoulders for Soldiers 264
- Iron-Vise Grip Strength: A Fistful of Power 270
- A Precision Workout Chart: General and Specifics 276
- Looking Back: The 1970s and the 1980s 286
- A Summary of HIT: Meaningful Details 292
- Looking Forward: The Internet, Videotape, and Bodybuilding 300
“The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results provides an important connection to a magical past, and a bridge that will keep the ideas of Arthur Jones — a very smart, one-of-a-kind man — alive and vital in the future.”
— Kim Wood, Former NLF Strength Coach
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Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.