Author Archives: Anthony Ditillo

Anthony Ditillo
Anthony Ditillo was a writer for Peary Rader’s Iron Man Magazine. His forte was training for strength, but was Anthony was very knowledgeable on all things weight training. He wrote several books including, The Development of Muscular Bulk and Power, and The Development of Physical Strength.
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Developing Shoulder and Trapezius Mass and Power

This article by Anthony Ditillo.

It is obvious to me that the muscles of the upper torso and in particular the muscles of the scapulae area are most impressive when properly developed with sufficient size and roundness. It would seem that the

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Old School Strength Training

Increase Your Bench Pressing Power

A friend of mine, not long ago, was stuck for two months at 218 lbs. bodyweight and a 205 lb. bench press. Try as he might, he just couldn’t seem to make any headway with his limit attempt. His training partner, who weighed 30 lbs. less than he, … Read more

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Old School Strength Training

My Experience With Weight Gain

My Experience With Weight Gain

by Anthony Ditillo

Since I first began writing these articles, I have always wanted to write one up on gaining weight. To me, gaining weight is a relatively simple matter. You merely ingest more nutrients than … Read more

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Old School Strength Building Workouts

Anthony Ditillo Workout Routines

Anthony Ditillo Routine #1

Monday

Squat
1×10 (warm-up)
1×20

Bench Press
10/6/6
5×4

Row
1×10 (warm-up)
5×5

OHP
1×10 (warm-up)
4×6

Shrug
5×6

Wednesday

Incline Bench Press
1×10 (warm-up)… Read more

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Old School

Are You Working Hard Enough?

Are You Working Hard Enough?
How much intensity is required for big gains? – 1972.
by Anthony Ditillo– 1972

What do you suppose constitutes the major difference between a power or physique champion and fellows like you and me? … Read more

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Leg and Back Bulking Routine

A SAMPLE LEG AND BACK BULKING ROUTINE by Anthony Ditillo

Monday

(A) Full Squat, (B) Bent Legged Deadlift (C) Bent Over Row

Tuesday

(A) Bench Press, (B) Seated Press, (C) Seated Curl

Wednesday – Complete rest

Thursday

(A) Half Squat,… Read more

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