It was such an honor to be awarded best physique ever by the editors of Muscle & Fitness! This acknowledgment really makes me feel good about myself and adds fuel to my fire. It's almost like winning Mr. Olympia again. And it makes me want to train hard again.
It’s been more than 30 years since I last competed and since then I’ve been teaching bodybuilding at Zane Experience in San Diego. After earning an M.A. in psychology I began publishing Building the Body Quarterly and currently have three books in print and many more e-books and Kindle publications.
Almost fully recovered from shoulder surgery, I’ll be able to do light movements on just about everything again. I can even shoot archery, something I haven’t been able to do in years. I’ll do three sets of each exercise, going a little heavier each set, stretching 20 seconds between sets. This is what I was doing a year ago before my shoulder started flaring up. Over the years I’ve used different versions of the three-way split— workouts spaced according to my level of progression. The one I’ve done the most is Day 1 pull, Day 2 legs, Day 3 push. I train Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, working each body part once a week. I plan to stay on that training plan and take it to a peak by the end of the year. I’m excited to be able to share my experience and advice along the way in my new column.