I was messing around one day and decided to post a video of myself doing some poses. Even though I am out of shape in this video I wanted to show that I stay pretty close to contest condition throughout the year. To really get in shape I would need to 12 weeks. I just wanted to show that my methods work. This video was done 10/11/10. This video was shot pre-workout. I was curious to see what I looked like before I trained. Seeing myself cold is a good indicator of what I need to work on. I am a bit out of shape here, but considering I am sleep deprived and have been out of sync with my training schedule for the past few months (this is due to my baby girl waking up during the night, making sleep difficult), I am still not far away from being where I want to be. It is proof that my methods work. Vince Gironda always told me that a man who knows how to train doesn't need to take drugs. He would always be willing to take off his shirt anytime of year to show that his methods worked. He would say, "let's see those steroid freaks during the off season take off their shirts and see what their award winning bodies look like, fat and bloated. Also, let's see what all the science experts look like." I always admired Vince's challenge and follow that same approach. Let's see the experts of today who are natural take off their shirts to see what their programs have done for them. There are many power lifters that I know that can talk all the science they want but when it comes down to having a good looking physique they look terrible with their shirts off. I don't care about bench pressing 500 pounds, or deadlifting until my nose bleeds, if you look fat and bloated with puffy abdominals like a bull frog then I don't want to follow your program. I have stuck with Vince and my programs for over twenty-four years because they work and they provide the results that I desire. Anyone can write a program, but the proof is in the physique. If you prescribe exercise programs and don't follow them yourself then how can you be credible? I don't want to take advice from some fat dude who's claim to fame is bench pressing a toyota camry. He is a fat dude, plain and simple. I want to learn from someone who actually lives, breaths, and sleeps what he teaches-- true natural bodybuildin. My programs work and that is the bottom line.
This video (even though I am out of shape) proves that I stay pretty close to my peak throughout the year. I don't believe that we have to put on a lot of extra weight during the off-season. I believe that we have to only stay within 5-8 pounds of our contest weight. That is what Vince taught me, and I think he knew what he was talking about.
Also, I challenge the owner of the gym that was built 200 yards from me to take of his shirt to show us what his programs are doing for him. I don't think he would have the same result.
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