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Old 02-25-2010, 08:14 AM   #1
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I find that naturals respond best to less intensity and more frequency. Look at some of the greats from the 50's and 60's. Most of Steve Reeves' physique was built on a full body program. Not big enough? Ok, how about Reg Park? Then Larry Scott, who only did split workouts after he was Mr. America. Chuck Sipes only did splits for powerlifting, never bodybuilding.

Want more? Ok, back in Venice in the 80's I noticed all those star bodybuilders that had those long, incredible programs in Muscle and Fitness were only in the gym 3 times a week in the off-season. I once asked Don Ross about it and he told me it was for two reasons, one you grow better, and two, when you're off steroids you can't recover or grow well on the other programs. Back then cycles were 8-12 weeks, three or four times a year - unlike today. I was never into any drugs so it just seemed like the best way to go. In fact I did almost all full body or an "A"/"B" split rotation through most of my training years.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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I like this interview Steve. Lots of good stuff here to digest. Gotta go back for a 2nd helping after while.
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I like this interview Steve. Lots of good stuff here to digest. Gotta go back for a 2nd helping after while.
Sean is always interesting to read. And he has competed 70 times! Man, that's a lot of cutting diets.
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Some of what he talks about as far as having a Brotherhood, and people willing to help each other, kinda reminds me of this place.
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Some of what he talks about as far as having a Brotherhood, and people willing to help each other, kinda reminds me of this place.
It made me feel good about the direction of MAB. I'm really glad you feel that way about this forum. I hope we can always keep it on these tracks.

To be honest, I like it for selfish reasons. I know I can come here and post anything and not get slammed by some wayward "internet guru." Sean mentioned that he rarely posts on forums anymore, for a lot of the same reasons.

After March I am thinking of adopting one of his dieting approaches...2 weeks cutting, one week at maintenance...or something like that.

Btw, I love Sean's comments about Gironda ripping on his ears.
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It made me feel good about the direction of MAB. I'm really glad you feel that way about this forum. I hope we can always keep it on these tracks.
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To be honest, I like it for selfish reasons. I know I can come here and post anything and not get slammed by some wayward "internet guru." Sean mentioned that he rarely posts on forums anymore, for a lot of the same reasons.
Thats why I also don't spend much if any time anywhere else. To many self proclaimed Guru's. I'mnot a shy person, but I don't have time for BS either.

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After March I am thinking of adopting one of his dieting approaches...2 weeks cutting, one week at maintenance...or something like that.
My cut at the end of this year is going to be gradual. I only skimmed through the E-book link but there seems to be a lot of good info there.

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you guys have mentioned one of the reasons i've pretty much left bodystats.com, all the guru's, yeah i write, but i dont claim to be some expert, just trying to help others steer clear of some of my idiot moves
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you guys have mentioned one of the reasons i've pretty much left bodystats.com, all the guru's, yeah i write, but i dont claim to be some expert, just trying to help others steer clear of some of my idiot moves
I'm passionate about lifting, and I know you and most everyone else here is passionate as well. But truth be told, I learn every day. I am completely humbled each day by the info I learn from other bodybuilders. And this info leads to a lot of common themes, this being the most common theme:

"Everything works, just not for everyone."

When we respect each other, and allow each other to express opinions without being slammed, be build trust. This also creates an environment where we can learn from each other, and where...it's ok to be wrong.

Anyway, not trying to get overly-sappy.

I think squats are essential. But I also know that if I couldn't squat, I would find a way to make my legs grow with leg presses. By allowing each other to make their own decisions, and learn from their training approaches, they are better equipped to make future training decisions.

If I call someone an 'effin idiot for not squatting, what value am I adding to a conversation? None. If someone doesn't want to squat, then I will encourage them to kill themselves with leg presses. It's really as simple as that.

Sure, we have to pull people off the railroad tracks now and then - when they fall into bad habits or practices - such as working biceps 4 times per week, or doing all isolation exercises while eating 1500 calories per day. But as long as they're "mostly" on the right track, to each his own.
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