It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.
Hey Brainiac, "sissy squats" weren't named after the guy in the pink Abercrombie shirt who grabs a pair of 5-pounders and curtsies until his vermicelli thighs start to quiver. Nope, they were named after Sisyphus, the Tom Platz of the gods.
You've spent 6 months trying to add a quarter inch to your arms. Dr Darden has just one question: "Why take 6 months to do it when you could do the same thing in 2 weeks?" Here's how...
The first Bigger Arms Challenge only led to an average increase of 1/5th of an inch in arm circumference and not the expected 3/8ths. Still, that's not bad... for only four workouts!
We love the workouts that make you ache, the ones that make you shake your fist at the heavens above. This one involves doing one-rep maxes with 60-second negatives, followed by some nice drop sets.
Didn't it seem that the bodybuilders of yesteryear had bigger chests? (We're talking chest circumference here and not pec size, mind you.) Ellington thinks so and he knows why - it was all due to the all-but-lost art of ribcage expansion.
Ell burrows deep into his cornucopia of training knowledge and pulls out some novel ways to do negatives and the definitive way to do breathing squats, along with some fairly humbling charts on size and symmetry.
In college, my kinesiology professor loved the Latin derivatives that were applied to naming the muscles. He hated the slang terms that athletes and bodybuilders used. In his class, for example, if you said or wrote pecs, lats, or quads instead of pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, or quadriceps, he'd automatically lower your overall semester average at least a letter grade.
Arthur Jones's Forgotten Formula Is Something to Sleep On
A look back at bodybuilding history plus a great workout for your delts. Check it out.
Forget anything you've heard about working your calves, and get ready to learn the most productive calf routine I've ever used.
It's been three weeks since I issued The BIGGER-ARMS Challenge to T-Nation members. More than 100 of you signed up to do 4 workouts – which consisted of unique biceps and triceps cycles – from May 8<sup>th</sup> to May 21<sup>st</sup>.
Can you really make your biceps and triceps bigger in only four workouts? With this program you can.
Here's how Jones Trained Viator for the 1971 Mr. America