john grimek

I’m a Bodybuilder. Chances are, So Are You

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It’s taken me forty-five years to admit that I am a bodybuilder. I know why, too. It seems so narcissistic. And there’s an element that is—but really, there’s so much more. Back in the day, bodybuilding was quite popular, particularly among men. In the 1940s and 50s, before steroids ruined the sport, men like John Grimek and Steve Reeves showed… Read the rest

Is a “Program” Necessary to Get Fit?

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Note: I first wrote this piece 8/12/17, and included it in my e-book: GREEK PHYSIQUE: The Simple Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body–Even If You’re Old, Weak, Or Broken Down. I’m working on an update to the book, and will let you know when it’s out. This article is as relevant now as the day I wrote it. Maybe more… Read the rest

The Case for Training (Almost) Daily

If it’s important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.—Dan Gable, legendary wrestler and coach  How often should a man or woman train? That question is asked on every training site, nearly every day. Is there an answer? Does it depend? Yes, it does depend. And good arguments could be made for many different… Read the rest