Sunday, December 9, 2018

Five Classic Workouts

34 Years Ago

65 Years Ago 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

At the 1968 Mr. Universe contest in Miami (above), a show won by Frank Zane, Joe Weider came face-to-face with 21 year old runner up Arnold. Standing nearly 6'2" and weighing in at 250 pounds, the Austrian native was a sight to behold. Joe Weider had an eye for potential, and he saw the future of bodybuilding in this kid. Weider's instincts couldn't have been more accurate, as Schwarzenegger went on to win seven Mr. Olympia titles and became one of bodybuilding's most well know and admired characters. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Biceps/Triceps Routine

Standing Dumbbell Curl, 5 x 8 
superset with
Lying Dumbbell Extension, 5 x 10.

Incline Dumbbell Curl, 4 x8
superset with
Overhead Triceps Extension.

Preacher Curl, 4 x 8 
superset with
Dip, 4 x 10.

Ed Corney

Often training at Gold's Gym Venice, Ed Corney was a star in the 1977 iconic film Pumping Iron, alongside Schwarzenegger, Columbu, Lou Ferrigno, Mike Katz, and Serge Nubret. Ed and Arnold became training partners for the 1975 Mr. Universe and Olympia, respectively, and Corney was one of the few guys who could match Arnold's intensity in the gym. Although he never won an IFBB Pro League title, Corney did take top honors at the Masters Olympia in 1994-95.

Ed Corney's Back Routine

Barbell Row, 5 x 10 
superset with
Wide Grip Pulldown, 5 x 10.

T-Bar Row, 6 x 8.
Chinup, 5 x failure. 

Frank Zane 

 After being inspired by Bodybuilding magazine, Frank Zane started lifting as a teenager and moved west in 1967, taking to California's Zen aesthetic like a bodybuilder to a barbell. Zane racked up one of bodybuilding' most impressive résumés, including multiple Mr. Universe and Mr. America titles, as well as becoming a three-time Mr. Olympia (1977-79).

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Frank Zane's Shoulder Routine

Press Behind Neck, 6 x 8-10
superset with
Alternating Front Raise, 6 x 8-10.

Lateral Raise, 6 x 8.

Bentover Lateral Raise, 6 x 8.

Dave Draper

By age 21, Dave Draper earned the Mr. New Jersey bodybuilding title and then arrived in California in 1963. Big, blond, and boyish, Draper looked as if he'd been born straight out of the Venice surf, and, for a period of time, he was the face of Weider's publications. He went on to win Mr. America in '65, Mr. Universe in '66, and Mr. World in '70, as well as placing fourth at the 1967 Mr. Olympia. 

Dave Draper's Leg Routine

Leg Extension, 3-5 x 10-12
superset with
Leg Curl, 3-5 x 8-12.

Calf Raise, 3-5 x 15-20.

Back Squat, 5-7 x 15-6.

Deadlift, 5 x 10-6.

Franco Columbu

After a few months in California, Arnold asked Weider if he could also bring his former training partner from Munich over. Enter 5'5" powerhouse Franco Columbu, who remains Arnold's best friend to this day, and a man who has earned two Sandows of his own in '76 and '81. Pound for pound Franco was one of the strongest bodybuilders of all time, and despite being nine inches shorter, he was as wide and thick as his best buddy Arnold. 

Franco Columbu's Chest Routine

Bench Press, 7 x 6-8 reps.

Incline Barbell Press, 4 x 6-10.

Flat Bench Flye, 3 x 8-12.

Dip, 3 x 10-15. 

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