Top Bodybuilding and Strength Gurus
Killer physiques? Brilliant minds? Below is a list of fitness,
health and bodybuilding leaders that often combine both. Their positions
are sometimes controversial and contradictory, but they are always interesting.
I don't always agree with the men below, but I will say one thing for all of
them: they each get results in their own way. And all of them will
challenge you and make you think.
1. Jack LaLanne. No other man revolutionized health and fitness as
much as Jack LaLanne and no one can match his feats of strength in his senior
years. I wrote a tribute to him
when he was still alive and one
when he passed away recently.
2. Bob Delmonteque. Another senior with an incredibly impressive physique is
Bob Delmonteque. Bob
has been Trainer of the Stars and senior editor of Joe Weider's Muscle and Fitness
magazine are among his many
3. Clarence Bass. Clarence is famous for a ripped (and very muscular)
physique through his middle-aged and senior years. His site, playfully called
CBass, is packed with thought provoking
articles about training, nutrition and every health topic imaginable. Clarence
was also an editor of Joe Weider's Muscle and Fitness
4. Mike Mahler. Mike is vegan and strong as a horse - maybe a couple
of them actually. He is strength trainer extraordinaire and has trained
some of the bigger name martial artists. Besides being a nice guy, his site
excellent articles as well. He has
been a regular contributor to just about every bodybuilding magazine you can think of.
5. Ori Hofmekler. Ori is apostle of The Warrior Diet, a Paleo Diet
on steroids. While we are not too excited about the whole Paleo thing, we are
not about to argue with an ex-Israeli Special Forces member! If you check out
his web site, you
will immediately see that his unorthodox approach includes eating just once per
day. One of his biggest fans is none other than Dr. Mercola.
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6. Charles Poloquin. When it comes to strength, conditioning, rehabilitation
and athletic performance, it is hard to find a resume more impressive than Charles
Peloquin's. He has trained many elite athletes and writeen articles for almost every
bodybuilding magazine and site on planet earth. He is the apostle of German
Volume Training and has a
blog packed with interesting studies and articles for those
7. Robert Cheek. A body builder that
rubs elbows with Hollywood celebrities
such as James Cameron and Alicia Silverstone? That would be none other than vegan
bodybuilder Robert Cheek, who popularized the use of multiple plant proteins to achieve
excellent muscle-building results.
8. Arthur De Vany. A pointy-headed math and economics behavorial science prof
turned health and fitness guru? Apparently it can happen, and Arthur De Vany is
His web site
has many interesting articles and he is yet another senior with an impressive physique.
he owes it all to a Paleo lifestyle and a few other tips and tricks including fasting and
9. Jeff Life. Can you imagine Dean Ornish on steroids? Well, neither can we, but that
somewhat describes Dr. Jeff Life. This physician eats low fat, although actually not in the
true Ornish Diet sense, and likely is on both testosterone and HGH therapy.
It's hard to argue with the physique that he's achieved in his early 70's. If you don't know who I am talking about, he is
the powerfully built but balding senior on almost every web page on planet
earth. He is the progeny of both Body for Life (of Bill Phillip's fame) and
Cenegenics and his physique is, undoubtedly, a sign of things to come. He has a
book and web site with a lot of interesting information
for those interested in his approach.
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