Bodybuilding Misc

by Kilo on December 19, 2010

oldest bodybuilder

Ray Moon, oldest bodybuilder?

Just a few thoughts and questions about bodybuilding misc that have been drifting through my head over the last couple of weeks.Feel free to respond or answer any of the questions, but this is really just me thinking out loud.

  • Who is the world’s strongest bodybuilder? According to Muscle and Fitness it’s Johnnie Jackson. I wonder.
  • What is the minimal amount of protein that a wannabe bodybuilder needs? I hear so many different things about protein requirements, and everyone seems certain that they’re right. Not sure.
  • The pictures in Pavel Tstasouline’s book Beyond Bodybuilding really make me laugh. It’s a book I enjoyed a lot when I read it but there is a lot of grimacing and tough guy faces.
  • The best part of old bodybuilding books is the fashion. I have been laughing so hard at the cut off shorts and velour shirts in Static Contraction Training that I can barely even read the material. Disclaimer: I was a child of the 80s and dressed with absolutely no sense. No judgment here, but these pictures of Peter Sisco are hysterical. No, I’m not even half as muscular as he is.
  • Branch Warren’s legs don’t even look real to me. I can’t imagine what it feels like to have legs that heavy.
  • Too many crappy supplements out there. Good grief, and so many of them are owned by the same company. My least favorite ads are currently from the Animal Pak vitamin line and the stupid Muscle Asylum supplements.
  • What is the minimal effective amount of volume a bodybuilder needs to bulk up?
  • Junk bulking in the off season. Is it necessary?
  • Calf work is painful and I hate it.
  • How would World’s Strongest Man competitors like Mariusz Pudzianowski fare in a physique competition? He’s the only one off the top of my head that seems like he could walk onto a stage and compete.
  • On that note, I’ve heard a lot about corrupt judges, particularly at the Mr. Olympia shows, but I know nothing about it. I wonder.

I’ll come back and add to this list periodically. Bodybuilding is a fascinating, bizarre, and occasionally beyond-the-fringe world that does nothing but prompt more questions from yours truly. Fun stuff.


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