Reg Park’s Beginner Routine

For many aspiring bodybuilders, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Golden Era’ physique is still the definition of perfection. It oozes class and panache, like a Da Vinci painting, a Rachmaninoff concerto, or a cracking pair of tits. However, in their bid to replicate the Austrian Oak’s muscular stature, many beginners get off to the wrong start. In an effort to land that […]

The George Eiferman Full Body Workout

If you’ve read any of my previous workout reviews, you’ll know that I’m an ardent advocate of full-body routines. This training methodology was employed by almost every major bodybuilder up until the mid-1960s when steroids become as prevalent as mini-skirts, tie dye t-shirts and paedophile DJs. From that point on, split routines became the training method of […]

Making The Most Of The Recovery Zone

The great thing about being young is your ability to recover. Remember the days you could hit the town, get utterly glazed, party till the sun came up then head into work for a skull crushing 12 hour shift? And now? Well anything less than 8 hours sleep a night and you’ve forfeited your ability […]

Pre-Season Rugby Training Routine: Strength & Power

There is more to strength training than looking like a musclebound Peter Sutcliffe, bench pressing a small family car and eating your body weight in chicken breast. I mean Gaston clearly trained for strength – necking loads of eggs and generally showing off how much heavy shit he could carry or throw. But then he […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Golden Six’ Routine

When I first started getting into bodybuilding in my teens, my only sources of information were a copy of a bodypart split routine which Arnold Schwarzenegger had used in the mid-70s and the advice of a peer who claimed he could bench press 200kg with one hand. Unsurprisingly, both of these sources were useless. My friend […]

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