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Training Fact or Training Myth?

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Aaron Hallett
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2008/05/19 14:07:38 (permalink)
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Training Fact or Training Myth?

Still reading and looking at the training sessions of the pro's of years gone by, they all had a different take on training.

Most believed that concentration curls gave him their incredible bicep peaks, spot reduction worked in the abdominal area and you could work inner/outer/upper/lower chest etc.

Now looking at their pictures i'm often left wondering if there was any merit in their arguments especially with regards to bicep training... i havent seen pro's with peaks like the pro's in the 60's/70's for quite a while and training methodology has also changed like wise.



Serge Nubret's abs were magnificent IMO and he used to do hundered of crunches believing it also helped break down the fat in the abdominal area



Light hearted topic BTW, slow day at work

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    Higgelhoff
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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 14:11:50 (permalink)
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    On a related note, do you really need pink/aqua/chrome dumbells to tone?

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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 14:28:29 (permalink)
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    MMA guy I can see you're reasoning behind this, always been a bit curious about it myself..
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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 14:43:29 (permalink)
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    You see arnie's training routine and you think WTF! And his books go against what modern science says, but you cant argue with his Physique

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    post edited by samcim - 2008/05/19 14:48:01
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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 14:44:58 (permalink)
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    Physique samcin

    It could be true - although equally it could be coincidence through other aspects of their training/diet/'supplementation'
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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 14:46:52 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Ak_88

    Physique samcin

    It could be true - although equally it could be coincidence through other aspects of their training/diet/'supplementation'

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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 15:36:09 (permalink)
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    Quite simply, the pros of yesteryear were far smaller than many of the mass monsters of today. Stand-out bodyparts were far more noticeable, as were the lines of a physique.
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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 15:38:59 (permalink)
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    Most likely, these guys would have got big/ripped/ had a stand-out body part etc; whatever training and or dietary methodology they utilised.

    It was on the cards for them.

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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 19:54:29 (permalink)
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    spot reduction of fat is possible to an extent --no myth

    however like above, stand out body parts were easier to see on these guys.... tbh it means that arnies bis were just out of proportion and too big for other parts of his physique as well as good genetics for biceps.
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    RE: Training Fact or Training Myth? 2008/05/19 20:01:04 (permalink)
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    I think alot of it is again down to genetics, Arnie is just a freak, I'm guessing he'd still be huge n ripped even if he only did curls and benchpress

    Serge is one of my fave bodybuilders of all, his lean physique is truly inspirational, again awesome genetics.

    You do see the occasional modern pro with attributes like this, also I think modern day drugs have a lot to answer for, most pro BB'ers these days are Mass freaks pumped up with numerous AAS/HGH/Slin etc and it kinda takes away from that lean scuplted look imo.
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