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Gary Strydom's Workout Routine


Gary Strydom

* Uses basic movements to hit the big muscle groups. Examples: bent over rows, dumbbell presses and squats. 

Workout Schedule
A typical two weeks in my training break down as per body part/day
Monday:        Legs
Tuesday:       Chest
Wednesday: Back
Thursday:      Back legs
Friday:           Shoulders
Saturday:      Arms
Sunday:         Off

Joe Meeko's Mr.America Chest Routine


Joe Meeko

A few warm-up sets of light flyes 10 pound dumbbells

Incline Barbell Press (30 degree angle):
45 pounds (Bar only) 25 reps
135 pounds 25 reps
185 pounds until muscle failure
225 pounds until muscle failure
275 pounds until muscle failure
315 pounds until muscle failure

Incline Dumbbell Presses 8 to 12 sets: (go lighter after each set)
130 pound dumbbells until muscle failure

Shawn Ray's Chest Workout Routine


Shawn Ray

From an article Shawn Ray wrote: "Below is a "Snap Shot" of some Basic exercises, reps and sets that helped me achieve a Hall of Fame Physique and my Pro Card after 3 years of competition on the amateur level":

Dumbbell Bench Press- I typically begin with a pair of 50lb Dumbbells for 20 Reps (Stretch & Squeeze). Each subsequent Set I would pick up heavier and heavier Dumbbells and my Reps would drop accordingly.
1- 75lbs for 15 Reps
2- 100lbs for 12 Reps
3- 125lbs for 10 Reps
4- 150lbs for 8 Reps

Flat Bench Flyes- My number 2 exercise as I am flush with blood, I have a good pump and I'm thoroughly warmed up by now.
1- 45lbs for 15 Reps
2- 55lbs for 12 Reps
3- 60lbs for 10 Reps
4- 65lbs for 8 Reps

Andreas Munzer's Legs Workout Routine


Andreas Munzer

Front of legs (Quads):
4 sets of 8-12 reps
Hack squats: 4 sets of 8-12 reps
Leg extensions: 4 sets of 8-12* reps
Lunges: 4 sets of 8-12 reps

Lying leg curls:
4 sets of 8-12* reps
Seated leg curls: 4 sets of 8-12* reps
Standing leg curls: 4 sets of 8-12* reps

* Followed by three or four negative reps

Eddie Robinson Legs Workout Routine


Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson Legs Workout Routine:

Standing Calf Raises (alternating toe position): 4 sets of 10 reps
Seated Calf Raise: 4 sets of 10 reps

Leg Extensions: 4 sets of 10 reps
Squats: 5 sets of 10 reps
Front Squats: 4 sets of 10 reps
Leg extensions (superset with one leg at a time leg extensions using lower weight): 3 supersets of 30 reps

Shawn Ray's Off Season Diet


Shawn Ray

Shawn's off-season diet:

6AM - 10 egg whites, 3 yolks, large oatmeal, ground beef, whole wheat toast 

9AM - New York steaks, baked potato, nuts 

12PM - 3 large chicken breasts, steamed rice, almonds 

3PM - 1lb ground beef, pasta, mushrooms, peppers, etc. 

6PM - 12 egg whites, 1 yolk, oatmeal with banana or strawberries 

9PM - 2 slices whole wheat bread with jelly & peanut butter

Lee Labrada Workout Routine


Lee Labrada

Lee Labrada's Workout Routine: 

3 days on/1 day off/2 days on/1 day off 
Rotate Workouts 1, 2, 3.

For example:
Monday - Workout ONE: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps
Tuesday - Workout TWO: Back/Biceps
Wednesday - Workout THREE: Legs/Abs
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Workout ONE: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps
Saturday - Workout TWO: Back/Biceps
Sunday - Rest

For back and legs (large body parts) I choose 4 exercises and do 3-to-4 sets, 8-to-12 reps of each - total of 12-16 sets.
For chest and shoulders (medium body parts) I choose 3 exercises and do 3-to-4 sets, 8-to-12 reps of each - total of 9-12 sets.
For biceps, triceps and calves, I do a total of 6-to-9 sets, 8-to-12 reps each.

Monday Workout 1: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps 

Chest Exercises:

Dorian Yates Workout Routine


Dorian Yates

Day 1 – Shoulders & Tri’s & Abs

Smith machine presses
1×15 warmup set
1×12 warmup set
Seated laterals
1×12 warmup set
One-arm cable laterals
1×20 warmup set
Dumbbell Shrugs
1×12 warmup set

Triceps pushdown
1×15 warmup set
1×12 warmup set
Lying EZ-curl barbell extensions
1×12 warmup set


Mike Christian's Arms Workout Routine


Mike Christian

Barbell Curls: 4 sets 8-10 reps
Dumbell Incline Curls: 4 sets 8-10 reps
Machine Preacher Curls: 4 sets 8-10 reps 
Two Arm Cable Contraction Curls: 4 sets 8-10 reps

Mohamed Makkawy's Olympia Workout Routine and Diet


Mohamed Makkawyt

Below Mohamed Makkawy explains his workouts as he prepares for 1983 Mr. Olympia contest in an article he wrote:

"This is the way I am currently training. Every morning, Monday to Friday I work my legs completely. On every afternoon of these same days I work my back. On Monday and Thursday nights I work my chest. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights I work my arms. And if you think I take a rest on Sundays you're mistaken! As the contest season comes around I do not allow myself this luxury. Most Sundays I will do some miscellaneous exercises, training any area that I feel needs extra attention. Currently I am doing some back and shoulder work during these Sunday sessions."

"The last time details of my training routine were published I was performing most exercises for twelve reps each set. Right now I am doing eight reps in most exercises, handling a little more weight than I used to with twelve reps. I am noticing that my calves, as well as my back and arms, are all growing well. Of course this does not mean that eight reps are necessarily better than twelve. It is probably the shock value of the change–over."


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