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Old 09-28-2009, 12:00 PM   #11
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The golden age of bodybuilding.

That is the look I'm working for. While a lot of how they did things works very well, there are some improvements that can be applied from aquired knowledge.

We know more about nutrition, and how to apply it. We have years and years of good solid info about strength training, and what works. We know the rep ranges, and scientifically what working in a particular range does. Conjugate methods can be applied to whole body compound routines.

With a well thought out plan and bringing aspects of several different disiplines into the mix we can build that body, but do it better. You work more with actual barbells, and dumbells as opposed to machines whenever possible.

For myself, this type of body means that you train for strength, and size. You keep a healthy BF% and don't look like your skin has been stripped off. Your body is in balance, and you are symetrical in proportions. It's not about an arms race, or godzilla quads. It's about actually, body-building.

I still like a lot of the 70's era, but beyond that it starts to get muddled, and lose focus. While I personally have always like Arnold and Franco, I find them to be the forefathers of the big mass movement. Sergio is in there as well. Zane is probably the best combo of both old and new, with his 79 Olympia being being his best ever, IMO.

Some would say the "Natties" are it, but I don't find them, at all the same.
This Golden age traing requires a different approach, and different routines.
The current multi split bodypart training scheme is not optimal for this. IMO.

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:39 PM   #12
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I am pretty much limiting the site to pre-1980....and sticking to primarily natties.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:57 PM   #13
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I'm still torn about having the old school stuff at a separate domain. Maybe I should just keep it here at MAB?

I keep telling myself, just because I own the other domain doesn't mean I need to use it
This is very true, but it would be nice to have something on there. It is really a great name.
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This is very true, but it would be nice to have something on there. It is really a great name.
You're right. I think I am going to keep it separate. I've been battling this all day. A separate site with old school only would be nice. Now, I just need a nice theme...
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:03 PM   #15
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:42 PM   #16
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Have a new look for the site. I like it. What say you => Bodybuilding and Powerlifting
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The layout looks good, but honestly...not insanely crazy over the color scheme.
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I really like the layout it looks good.
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The layout looks good, but honestly...not insanely crazy over the color scheme.
You don't like tar Heel Blue?

Color can be changed easy enough. That color is from the template ...haven't tweaked it yet.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:41 PM   #20
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Looking good MAB. Just needs to go on a bulk, and fill out.
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