Most of you know about Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Lou Ferrigno and a dozen people from the »aesthetic era« when bodybuilders looked like they were sculpted by Leaonardo da Vinci, in one word-perfection. Since then alot of things have changed, alot of enhancment drugs have been shown and with the birth of growt hormone and insulin the bodybuilders dont look as aesthetic as they did in the 70s and before.
Back to the track, aesthetic era bodybuilders had a similar if not the same workout routine. If you want to have a look at the whole routine go visit the link down below. Basically it consist of Chest&Back on Monday and Thursday, Shoulders&Arms on Tuesday and Friday, and Legs on Wednesday and Saturday followed by a one day rest(Sunday). A few weeks before they hit the stage, they would train twice a day. At the end of your workout you would usually do abs, forearms and neck exercises, if you want you can end them with calve or trapezius exercises too.
I tried this workout for a week and i must say its great, youll definitely benefit from it, both phisically and mentally. You’re definitely going to develop all of your body parts since u’r training one bodypart twice a week. But the most difference is in the chest and back. However though i just couldnt do that for a full year cause it does burn you out, i dont mean the muscles but the head, you feel overburnt . This is the only thing that got me thinking, shit if i was on gear this would be a perfect routine to do throughout the year. I advise all of you to try it out. One of the best routines that i tryed, and i will definitely be doing it soon in the near future. Some of you may laugh because i said you feel overburnt, but almost all people that tryed this routine did. That isn’t so weird though, unlike them we have jobs, school and other things to do. Mostly what they did was train, eat and relax at the beach. With some exceptions of photoshoots and interviews.
All im gonna say for the end is that the more i scrive for their routines, their tricks the more respect i have for them. Stay aesthetic and train insane. Peace!
Workout routine link: http://boldanddetermined.com/2011/12/01/the-old-school-70s-bodybuilding-routine/