• Myths Myths

    Myths

Myths

First of all, what is a myth? The dictionary definition is: “A widely held but false belief or ideas.”

Just for fun, let me tell you a few myths concerning exercise that were going around in the 50’s and 60’s. These beliefs sound ridiculous now but most people believed them then.

 

If you lifted weights you would become “muscle bound.”  I […]

  • Supplements in the 60’s Supplements in the 60’s

    Supplements in the 60’s

Supplements in the 60’s

My food supplement regimen in the early days consisted of three items: protein powder, wheat germ oil, and a multivitamin.

Protein powder then didn’t even resemble what we have today, other than the fact it was powder. We only had one flavor to choose from: Vanilla. That’s what the company called it, but it was actually plaster flavor. Today you […]

  • Why Bother? Why Bother?

    Why Bother?

Why Bother?

WHY BOTHER?

Why bother with exercise? It’s hard, it’s time consuming, you have to buy clothes and equipment, and you sweat. Why not just lie on the couch and watch other guys sweat who get paid to.

If you have ever been in good shape, then if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll remember how good it felt. Remember how good you […]

  • Welcome to Barry’s Corner | Building the Body YOU Want Welcome to Barry’s Corner | Building the Body YOU Want

    Welcome to Barry’s Corner | Building the Body YOU Want

Welcome to Barry’s Corner | Building the Body YOU Want

A note from Jessica Haynes.

I have always had an interest in staying in shape. Fitness on all levels is important to me. It is a subject that is not only important to me but for many, many others.  I have chosen one of the top experts in today’s […]

  • Working Out with Ed Corney Working Out with Ed Corney

    Working Out with Ed Corney

Working Out with Ed Corney

In 1973 I leased a service station from Shell Oil Company.

One of the conditions of the lease was to attend their training center up in Fremont, CA. What we call the East Bay, here in Monterey area. The class was eight hours per day, five days per week. For a month I would stay up there during the week […]

  • Inspiring YOU to Get in SHAPE Inspiring YOU to Get in SHAPE

    Inspiring YOU to Get in SHAPE

Inspiring YOU to Get in SHAPE

Building the Body YOU Want ~

The purpose of my being on this site is to help inspire you to get in shape and “add years to your life and life to your years” as they used to say.

For now, enjoy these pictures. They were taken in 1998 when I […]

  • Gym Manners Gym Manners

    Gym Manners

Gym Manners

O.K.  This is a bit of a rant, but please think about it.

1.  When you finish with a bar or machine please unload the plates and put them where they belong! If you’re using dumbbells put them in the proper slots in the rack instead of leaving them on the floor and walking away. More than once I’ve seen […]

  • My Opinion My Opinion

    My Opinion

My Opinion

Have you ever wondered why people who exercise regularly just look younger, leaner, have more energy and a healthy glow to their skin?

Yeah, I have too.

After observing people and pondering this for a few decades I’ve come up with my own conclusion:  BLOOD FLOW.

Living tissue with an inadequate supply of blood slowly withers and dies. We call this aging. […]

  • Gyms in the Old Days Gyms in the Old Days

    Gyms in the Old Days

Gyms in the Old Days

I started weight training full time in November 1964.

I think Jessica mentioned that in her introduction. So here are some observations after forty-six years and over 8000 workouts.

Back then we didn’t have a gym on every corner like today. There were no big chains like 24 Hour Nautilus, Bally’s, Gold’s, In Shape, etc.  What we had was usually a […]

  • Why I Started Excercising Why I Started Excercising

    Why I Started Excercising

Why I Started Excercising

Why did I start exercising?

Glad you asked. The reasons have changed over the years as I get older and wiser, but in the beginning it was mainly two things. First, I wanted to be gigantic so no one would ever pick on me again. Second, if I had big muscles girls would throw themselves at me. I know how […]