Entries by Irina Gedarevich

Rhythm

Training to a rhythm is really entraining to the rhythm. By following the beat of music you happen to be listening to during a workout, tapping your foot, clapping your hands, or doing each rep of hanging knee up to the beat, you are adopting natures’ method of conserving energy (getting more out of your effort) by locking on to the strong stimulus (the beat in this case).

Do You Need a Personal Trainer?

In the early 1980’s it seemed unusual as I watched one of the guys who worked out at World Gym in Santa Monica put a young lady through a workout. I wondered why she was letting him massage her butt in plain view of everyone. It was strange but I guess this was part of her training program. Nowadays it seems almost every bodybuilder is a personal trainer or wants to become one and earn upwards of $50 an hour. And in Los Angeles and other big cities personal trainers have no shortage of clients.

The Golden Age Of Gains

At 75 years old, Frank Zane still looks impressive, and he’s full of fresh advice gained from a lifetime spent in pursuit of perfection. Read his latest thoughts on what you need to keep your body fit for the long haul.
There are legends in every sport, and Frank Zane represents the upper echelon of lifters. He’s an anomaly whom many agree had the best-looking body ever. Unlike today’s 250-300-pound bodybuilding champions, Zane never tipped the scales at more than 200 pounds in his competitive prime. Yet he earned three Mr. Olympia titles and is one of the few men to snatch a victory from Arnold.

Oak & Iron: Frank Zane Talks Training With Arnold

Check out this archive interview with Lara McGlashan to find out what it was like training during the golden era… when bodybuilding was bodybuilding. Three-time Mr. Olympia Frank Zane reflects on what it was like training and hanging out with “The Oak” By Lara McGlashan, MFA, CPT “Arnold is a tremendous force — a very […]

Training Specialization in Winter by Frank Zane

Winter is the best time to take stock of your physique and ask yourself what needs the most improvement. Start with your symmetry. The question here “Is one side more developed than the other?” Symmetry or bilateral symmetry as it occurs in humans infers that one side of your body is a mirror image of the other. But it never is, and through sports or your occupation (check out the one big forearm on carpenters and tennis players) one side will be more developed and even shaped differently than the other. The best way to improve asymmetry is by using dumb-bells as much as possible.