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Old 10-05-2011, 01:38 AM   #1
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Anyone came across this book?

Classic Physique Builder: Dynamic Muscle Building - Steve Reeves' Other Book on Classic Physique Building!

Almost choked on my coffee when I read the catchphrase - "How I gained 19 lbs of muscle in 2 weeks!" And then realized he was talking about musclememory. Even then, that's one hell of a gain.
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That's a bold claim.
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That's a bold claim.
It indeed is. I haven't read this book (nor have it). But I think this claim would have been based on the time Reeves trained in Grimek's gym. Here's John Grimek's account of it.

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/art...hn-grimek.html
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I'm always curious as to how people "measure" these impossible gains. Only so I could be the dick to tell them they're wrong.
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I've never seen that book but I have read Steve's other book.
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I'm always curious as to how people "measure" these impossible gains. Only so I could be the dick to tell them they're wrong.
Come get you some muscle memory.

It's pretty amazing how fast my old gains came back after a layoff. Can't say I gained 19 pounds in 2 weeks but I did make some pretty surprising progress in short periods of time.
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Come get you some muscle memory.

It's pretty amazing how fast my old gains came back after a layoff. Can't say I gained 19 pounds in 2 weeks but I did make some pretty surprising progress in short periods of time.
Sure, but 19lbs of nothing but lean muscle? Come on... Let's be real here.
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Sure, but 19lbs of nothing but lean muscle? Come on... Let's be real here.
You would be surprised how fast it can return once you've had it. I gained nearly all my muscle back during the first few months of a cut in 2007. I lost 50 pounds while bringing my arms back up to 17".

I am betting that if I had ever lost a lot of muscle/weight for whatever reason, I could eat it back fairly rapidly. Perhaps Steve didn't gain exactly 19 pounds of muscle, but judging from this picture he didn't gain much fat.

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I'm aware that gains come back fast, but we both agree that the total of muscle mass is "skewed".
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