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    • Building a Pro Physique


      by Stuart McRobert Iron Man Magazine

      Q: I’ve been blown away by the photos of Phil Heath winning the Mr. Olympia. Are there special exercises and routines the pros use that will enable me to build a physique something like theirs?

      A: If you were to see Phil in the flesh, you’d be blown away even more. Photography is one thing, reality is something else.

      My obsession with bodybuilding started when I was 14, and lasted many years. Phil bowled you over just as Arnold, Sergio Oliva, Frank Zane and some others of the 1970s bowled me over when I was a teenager. The same desire you have for building a great physique is what I had when I was a kid—and for many years thereafter. I used to ask the same question that you asked, but the answer is the same today as it was back then.

      Some of the exercises that built Phil’s muscles are the same ones that can build your muscles; but because of his exceptional responsiveness to training and his freaky potential for growth, he progressed on some exercises that won’t help you.

      Although his training routines worked for him, that doesn’t mean they will work for you. You could try his routines, the way I tried Arnold’s and Sergio’s and Frank’s. But unless you have an exceptional genetic gift for bodybuilding or are into steroids—which I most certainly don’t recommend—you won’t respond well to Phil’s routines; just as I didn’t respond well to champ programs. I didn’t have their genetic advantages for bodybuilding. I could have gotten into drugs to try to compensate, but I had the sense not to. It’s madness.

      If you follow the guidelines I promote in this column, you’ll give yourself the best chance of finding routines appropriate for you. How far they will take you will depend on your level of dedication and your genetic potential for bodybuilding.

      Source: http://www.ironmanmagazine.com/buiding-a-pro-physique/
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. MidwestBeast's Avatar
        MidwestBeast -
        Kind of a weak article...
      1. wtmdcg91's Avatar
        wtmdcg91 -
        It made 2 good points have to have the genetics to begin with a lot of people are out of balance too big for the upper and no lower body or the reverse . The other point is steroids , well unless you have the physique steroids wont build it for ya!!
        You must have the body balance to work with and build huge or at least be close to it!! other wards you lying to your self!!
      1. MidwestBeast's Avatar
        MidwestBeast -
        I just didn't see anything "newsworthy" being presented. What it presented was seemingly common knowledge (at least I would have thought so).
      1. MurphyMove's Avatar
        MurphyMove -
        Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
        Kind of a weak article...
        Yes, because it does not say the truth (that you need the same hormones that the pros have!), and there is little left to say. Phil responds to certain lifts because of the hormones he runs, not because he won the genetic lottery. If someone wants to follow a path without the hormones, look at a pro natty bodybuilder!
      1. wtmdcg91's Avatar
        wtmdcg91 -
        Originally Posted by MurphyMove View Post
        Yes, because it does not say the truth (that you need the same hormones that the pros have!), and there is little left to say. Phil responds to certain lifts because of the hormones he runs, not because he won the genetic lottery. If someone wants to follow a path without the hormones, look at a pro natty bodybuilder!
        Bottom line must have the gear to get armed if the genetics are there then is a win win situation!!

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