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« Reply #175 on: October 24, 2013, 04:13:45 PM »

I took this group shot at the Olympia in 1992.
Cool school that year.
See if you can name them all.



Notice all of them with full heads of hair.

Nowadays, most if not all BB's are bald.

What gives?

More peptides?

GH?

IGF1?

AAS^?

 Roll Eyes
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« Reply #176 on: October 24, 2013, 11:01:59 PM »

He doesn't appear happy/energetic/driven, when I see his eyes and hear his dark voice. He had a great pro career, has a nice woman & son, kept a good health, etc... so I wonder "WHY?". Take a look at Lee Haney. He has the same positive things and he's clearly thankful.

just a different personality
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« Reply #177 on: October 25, 2013, 03:15:42 AM »

Tony

Did you ever have any dealings with Mike Quinn? He always seemed like a colourful character.
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« Reply #178 on: October 25, 2013, 07:39:20 AM »

Notice all of them with full heads of hair.

Nowadays, most if not all BB's are bald.

What gives?

More peptides?

GH?

IGF1?

AAS^?

 Roll Eyes

There was a Bodybuilding article I can't put my hands on back around mid 90s that said a bald head gives the illusion of a smaller head thus making the shoulder width appear wider, traps bigger. Shaved heads with or without a goatee are considered "in" in many athletic circles. I had my head shaved for scalp surgery 20 years ago and have kept it that way ever since.
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« Reply #179 on: October 26, 2013, 08:11:16 AM »




Miroslav Daskiwicz,Benfatto,Brisbois,Ron love
Sonny,Patrick Nicholls,Pastel,Ferrigno
Samir,just see Dorians head,Levrone,Alq Gurley.

Great thread Tony,love the stories and the pics.
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« Reply #180 on: October 26, 2013, 01:11:47 PM »

Be careful with the Levrone tales Tony, or Earl1972 will clog his keyboard again.

 Cheesy
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« Reply #181 on: October 26, 2013, 04:07:35 PM »

Brilliant read
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« Reply #182 on: October 27, 2013, 02:34:32 AM »

Miroslav Daskiwicz,Benfatto,Brisbois,Ron love
Sonny,Patrick Nicholls,Pastel,Ferrigno
Samir,just see Dorians head,Levrone,Alq Gurley.

Great thread Tony,love the stories and the pics.
you missed Henderson Thorne.
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« Reply #183 on: October 27, 2013, 04:20:22 AM »

you missed Henderson Thorne.

Good spot,thats his arm hiding behind Levrone. Grin Grin
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« Reply #184 on: October 27, 2013, 04:34:49 PM »

Awesome thread.  Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #185 on: October 27, 2013, 04:42:49 PM »

you missed Henderson Thorne.

You've just won a Doherty's gym shirt Wink
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« Reply #186 on: October 28, 2013, 07:30:21 AM »

Hi guys I am I. India at the moment, right now drinking majitos in the Taj hotel in Mumbai.  I have heaps more to post and will be back at it this week. Thanks all for supporting this thread. Questions welcome.  TD
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« Reply #187 on: October 28, 2013, 08:14:53 AM »

Hi guys I am I. India at the moment, right now drinking majitos in the Taj hotel in Mumbai.  I have heaps more to post and will be back at it this week. Thanks all for supporting this thread. Questions welcome.  TD

I assume you're at the Sheru classic, Tony? Were there more cancellations, other than Big Ramy?
Enjoy your stay!
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« Reply #188 on: November 05, 2013, 07:01:18 AM »

Still the best thread this year.
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« Reply #189 on: November 05, 2013, 03:04:48 PM »

Still the best thread this year.

As is  Stuntmovie's thread. Both incredibly good.
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« Reply #190 on: November 05, 2013, 08:21:25 PM »

I assume you're at the Sheru classic, Tony? Were there more cancellations, other than Big Ramy?
Enjoy your stay!

Yes I was in India to MC the Sheru Classic.

After the show I got really lucky, I got to go into a Mumbai slum. I don't know what drew me there but I know it was something I needed to see for myself. The people were happy and smiling, going about their business as all people do. It was functional and well run. No crime, no locks on doors, just a community of real people looking out for each other. I didn't stay long, I didn't want to disrupt the flow and rhythm of this cell of functional chaos. It's something I want to tell my kids about and to keep with me forever. Thanks to these beautiful people for allowing me to appreciate every opportunity I have and every day that I live. Just stop for a minute and realise the incredible choices we get to make every day. Seeing happy people that will never get to make the choices we take for granted is what made me lucky. Peace.


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« Reply #191 on: November 07, 2013, 08:05:51 AM »

EXCELLENT POST......YOU HAVE A GREAT ATTITUDE!
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« Reply #192 on: November 07, 2013, 04:02:52 PM »

Many Indian slums have a free neighborhood gym for the guys to use believe it or not... Very rudimentary obviously.
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« Reply #193 on: November 07, 2013, 08:20:49 PM »

Great thread~ love the photos and stories~ I hope that we see a return of the healthy spirit and the clearly apparent comraderie of these "early days" of bodybuilding.  

And, Damn! did Vince have some freaky-ass "old man muscle" in those shots!  

Lee P. was an old fav of mine growin up~ any cool stories/photos?
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« Reply #194 on: November 08, 2013, 07:10:42 PM »

Yes I was in India to MC the Sheru Classic.

After the show I got really lucky, I got to go into a Mumbai slum. I don't know what drew me there but I know it was something I needed to see for myself. The people were happy and smiling, going about their business as all people do. It was functional and well run. No crime, no locks on doors, just a community of real people looking out for each other. I didn't stay long, I didn't want to disrupt the flow and rhythm of this cell of functional chaos. It's something I want to tell my kids about and to keep with me forever. Thanks to these beautiful people for allowing me to appreciate every opportunity I have and every day that I live. Just stop for a minute and realise the incredible choices we get to make every day. Seeing happy people that will never get to make the choices we take for granted is what made me lucky. Peace.

Hey Tony, great thread and Ihave a question about Sonny, who I feel was so underated it is not funny.

Anyways I remember reading a chest artic for sonny in Flex I believe many years ago and he talked about doing quite the volume of work, I think it was something like 30-40 sets for chest as part of split where the body was worked over 3 days(old school split) and reps startn with 20 pyramiding down to 8.

My question is how close was that to the real deal training wise and as well as any other ancedotes about other pros and their styles of training?

Thanks
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« Reply #195 on: November 08, 2013, 10:40:56 PM »

Hey Tony, great thread and Ihave a question about Sonny, who I feel was so underated it is not funny.

Anyways I remember reading a chest artic for sonny in Flex I believe many years ago and he talked about doing quite the volume of work, I think it was something like 30-40 sets for chest as part of split where the body was worked over 3 days(old school split) and reps startn with 20 pyramiding down to 8.

My question is how close was that to the real deal training wise and as well as any other ancedotes about other pros and their styles of training?

Thanks

Great question.

I trained with Sonny for many years.

Our typical split was:
Mon - Chest and back
Tues - Shoulders and arms
Wed - Legs
Thurs - Chest and back
Fri - Shoulders and arms
Sat - Legs
Sun - Off

Typically we would do something like this:

Chest.
Flat DB press 5 sets 15-12-10-8-8
Smith machine Incline press 5 sets 12-10-10-6-15
Decline press 5 sets 12-10-8-8-15
DB flies 5 sets 12-10-10-10-15
Cable cross over 5 sets of 10
Then maybe close grip bench or pec deck to finish of 5 sets of 12

Back.
Latt pulldown behind neck 5 sets 12
Latt pulldown to chest 5 sets 12-10-10-8-8
Seated Row 5 sets 15-12-10-8-8
DB Row 5 sets of 10
Close grip pulldown 5 sets of 15
Nautilus or DB pullover to finish of 5 sets of 12
 
We did a lot of quantity, high volume with very little rest. I still train like this to this day, however as I've got older I will typically do higher reps, 15-25 regularly.
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« Reply #196 on: November 09, 2013, 04:15:34 PM »

Great question.

I trained with Sonny for many years.

Our typical split was:
Mon - Chest and back
Tues - Shoulders and arms
Wed - Legs
Thurs - Chest and back
Fri - Shoulders and arms
Sat - Legs
Sun - Off

Typically we would do something like this:

Chest.
Flat DB press 5 sets 15-12-10-8-8
Smith machine Incline press 5 sets 12-10-10-6-15
Decline press 5 sets 12-10-8-8-15
DB flies 5 sets 12-10-10-10-15
Cable cross over 5 sets of 10
Then maybe close grip bench or pec deck to finish of 5 sets of 12

Back.
Latt pulldown behind neck 5 sets 12
Latt pulldown to chest 5 sets 12-10-10-8-8
Seated Row 5 sets 15-12-10-8-8
DB Row 5 sets of 10
Close grip pulldown 5 sets of 15
Nautilus or DB pullover to finish of 5 sets of 12
 
We did a lot of quantity, high volume with very little rest. I still train like this to this day, however as I've got older I will typically do higher reps, 15-25 regularly.

did you do 2 workouts a day ?

seems pretty long to put in 1 workout
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« Reply #197 on: November 10, 2013, 02:42:40 AM »

did you do 2 workouts a day ?

seems pretty long to put in 1 workout

No mate, just one long arse workout. Sonny would do cardio later. I never did the cardio as this 2 hour workout was enough.
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« Reply #198 on: November 10, 2013, 12:57:17 PM »

No mate, just one long arse workout. Sonny would do cardio later. I never did the cardio as this 2 hour workout was enough.

I always find it interesting that the guys who did a lot of volume and frequency did not have the gigantic size of the guys today yet they were huge and had a lot 100 times more quality and detail to their physiques.

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« Reply #199 on: November 12, 2013, 08:10:38 PM »

Here is a shot I took of Flex backstage, possibly Arnold '97.
8 pack!


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