Itís strange now to watch modern videos of bodybuilders training for all the reasons stated above. It stands out in my mind that there seemed to be much more pulling on cables and such "feeling the squeeze" and "burn" as opposed to raw, powerful, "only 15 more reps" with a bar on your back kind-of-training.
Not to mention, the nice cars and plush amenities that are welcomed by most of these same trainers in their training facilities and on the way to them. Not to say one shouldn't enjoy the fruits of your labor, however that feeling discussed in the above posts seems to be all but absent in light of these displays.
Itís kind of like knocking the gym walls down to find out they were a movie set as opposed to the gritty, hard dungeons of yesteryear.
My Training Journal
5' 8" Current BW 207 (94) lbs (kg)
20 JAN 12 at 200 (90) BW
- 385/275/405 (175/125/184) SQ/B/D
29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW
- 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ