for Old-School Results
The man looked like the Devil himself and then threatened to kill me less than 20 minutes after we met…
He lunged at me but I was too quick and dodged his advance but then with a quick move he grabbed me by the scruff of the neck…
“Look kid, the smartest and toughest men in the world have mustaches … I have one and your dad doesn’t!”… but I broke free from his grasp … then like a cat I jumped up on the windowsill, sprang through the air and got him right in his bad shoulder with a flying drop-kick…
So went my introduction to Arthur Jones and probably the only fight that Arthur ever lost … I was six years old at the time.
Arthur Jones was the roughest, toughest, meanest and smartest Iron Game pioneer who ever walked the Earth and the man who revolutionized strength training forever. His ideas influenced millions of people to start training in the most effective manner possible. Now these same ideas will help YOU build TWICE the strength in HALF the time.
Here, read this,” said my Dad as he handed me a thick folder full of Xeroxed sheets of paper.
I was fifteen years old — just a freshman in high school — and starting to get into strength training in a serious way. I was looking for the best way to get as big and as strong as I possibly could for the next football season.
So I took the folder and, without looking too closely at it, noticed that it contained a series of training articles written by Arthur Jones; a name I vaguely recalled from the past.
This was a lot of material to go through and I originally intended to throw it in some forgotten corner of my room and get around to it when I had more time (probably never). The thing is, as I walked up to my room, I took a closer look at what was really inside and when I saw the first few pages, I stopped in my tracks… I couldn’t take another step.
I knew instantly that this was information that I had to read RIGHT NOW. I took a seat right there at the top of the stairs and began to read…
Understand, I had seen books on strength training — lots of them. I had seen plenty of training courses too, and a fair share of “muscle comics.” They were all pretty much the same … what I was reading right then was a whole different animal. Those articles were like nothing I had ever seen before. A few hours went by but it only felt like a few minutes as I made my way through the material. I read everything.
When I got done, I felt 10 feet tall, like I had found diamonds as big as basketballs in my own backyard. No more confusion – I now possessed the keys to super strength.
That day my life (and my training) changed forever.
Strength training had never been explained to me this way before. Many of the things about strength training that I had previously been confused about now made perfect sense. Arthur Jones’ ideas gave me a clear picture of exactly what I needed to do and exactly how I needed to do it in order to get stronger.
Within those pages, I learned the foundations (almost a step-by-step blueprint) for understanding the fundamental building-blocks of Strength development. All that was left was to do it, and now I had the Confidence to know I was on the right path.
Many people had the same experience when they first read some of Arthur’s materials.
Over four decades ago, when Arthur Jones unleashed his training philosophy on an unsuspecting world, it soon spread like wildfire. It made a heck of a lot of sense to thousands upon thousands of trainees all over the country and the world, and in practice, worked better than anything else than they ever tried.
Among the many people who achieved tremendous results were Ellington Darden, a Champion Bodybuilder and Ph.D. who not only had many published training articles under his belt, but graced the cover of many strength magazines of the time.
Ellington Darden got his hands on all of Arthur Jones’ articles and liked what he read. Darden eventually trained under Arthur Jones and ended up achieving the best results he had ever experienced — Darden was a previous collegiate Mr. America contest winner, so this was really saying something. Training with Arthur Jones had such a big impact that Ellington Darden has been writing about it ever since. Dr. Darden has the unique distinction of being there throughout the entire Nautilus phenomenon so he can definitely tell you the real deal.
Today, with nearly 50 books to his credit on a variety of subjects, now Dr. Darden takes it back to where it all began in this modern classic…
by Ellington Darden, Ph.D.
Was Arthur Jones a Genius… Or a Madman?
There might be a pretty good case for him being both. Imagine stepping into a time machine to see and hear from the people who were actually there to learn the real story behind Nautilus, Arthur Jones and the whole ball of wax – Now you can!
At over 300 pages,”New Bodybuilding” is part history lesson, part training guide and one thing is for sure: there has never been anything like it before in the world of strength training. This book would be a valuable addition to your Strength library for just the Golden Age photos alone.: we’re talking hundreds of classic shots.
Here is just a sample of the things you will find in its pages:
Intensity vs. Form: Which is more important? – and the reasons you should know why
- The Real meaning of “Old School” Training – Which probably isn’t what you think it is..
- A look into the Past – Muscle Beach, the modern Muscle Mecca where Arthur began serious training at Vic Tanny’s Gym
- How Kim Wood knew about Arthur Jones well over a decade before he met him in person and well before his Nautilus days
- The real story behind the first appearance of “The Blue Monster” – Culver City, California 1970
- The truth about Kim Wood’s unique “200 Reps” Routine
- The most important goal for any football-strength related program and why most football training routines are worthless
- What made Cincinnati Bengals Nose Tackle Tim Krumrie stand out above just about every football player who ever lived? – Check out his brief 4-set training routine
- Boyer Coe’s “unvarnished” Championship Bicep and Tricep Routine, which only requires simple equipment that can be found in every gym
- The 7 most important tips for getting the best results from any arm program Think you need to train for hours? – WRONG! wait until you find out just how long a proper arm development routine should take
- The amazing influence of Confidence in your training program and how to use it to your best advantage
- 6 Step-by-Step tips to the perfect pushup and 5 steps to performing proper negative-pushups
- The single set vs. multiple set debate, now settled once and for all
- The Best of the Bulletins – The collected wit and Wisdom of Arthur Jones
- The 18 different signs of overtraining and 10 different ways to guard against them
- Repetition Ranges: Low, Medium, High – Which is Best?
- The value of negative-only training and how to do it correctly A simple test to help you know your optimum rep range
- 9 “Beyond Failure” Techniques to stimulate maximum muscle growth
- Just what was “The Happiness Machine” and Why just one workout on it would wreck your whole week
- How to correctly perform Negative-only chin-ups and 2 different negative-chin-up routines
- How Motor Learning Helps Strength Training: Stable Answers for Shaky Practices
- The 3 types of motor “transfer” and what you have to know about each one
- Metabolic Conditioning – What it is and why you need to know about it
- How to perform Metabolic Conditioning workouts with Machines or with barbells
- 7 Training “Rules” and why your workout won’t “work” without them
- The precision workout chart and the best way to measure your progress
- 3 reasons why split routines MAY or MAY NOT be right for you.
- Find out what happened the time when Arthur Jones trained Legendary wrestler Dan Gable
What was Old is New Again
The truth is you can only look as far forward as you can see into the past. What if you could be a fly on the wall and listen in on how some of the strongest men of all time trained?
How about a look at their unique training equipment?
In The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results you will learn about many interesting things from the Golden Age of Strength training – the men and the methods that paved the foundations for today…
Take a journey back to the Turn of the Century with Oldtime Strongman Warren Lincoln Travis, or strength star Henry “Milo” Steinborn (who owned and ran the first commercial gym in America.)
Go back to the sands of the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California circa 1948 and learn how bodybuilding legend Steve Reeves used to train at Vic Tanny’s Gym. You’ll also learn about many more Iron Game greats: John Grimek, George Eiferman, Marvin Eder, Freddy Ortiz… Casey Viator, Sergio Oliva, Boyer Coe, Mike & Ray Mentzer… the list goes on and on!
Here I am doing a few wrist curls with an antique dumbbell that once belonged to the French Strongman, Apollon (Yes, that Apollon), from chapter 30, (which I helped write): Iron-Vise Grip Strength: A Fistful of Power. Find out more on page 272.
Most training courses provide plenty of “theory” but little that you can actually do. The New Bodybuilding for Old School Results doesn’t just provide a ton of workouts for you to try but gives you the very Best workouts – the exact workouts – that have been used successfully again and again for decades. Get the book, read it, and 10 minutes later you’ll be able use the same workout that the champs do:
Try these out for size:
ALL Strength Athletes
One of the biggest reasons for failure among many trainees is that they never fully learned how to train in the first place. They have no clue as to why certain exercises should be done in certain ways — and the results, if there are any, are often mediocre at best.
The truth is that every person in the world is essentially the same in some very fundamental ways – and every person in this world gains strength through the same processes. The principles outlined in this book will help you understand these processes which will allow your to become super strong, no matter what you are training for and no matter what equipment you are using.
As you can see, The New Bodybuilding for Old-School Results by Ellington Darden Ph.D. is chocked full of valuable information. There is enough here to point anyone in the right direction for Super Strength – 300+ pages, over 40 training routines, hundreds of pictures, interviews with All-Time Iron Game Legends and more!!