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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Barry’s Photo Gallery Barry’s Photo Gallery

    Barry’s Photo Gallery

Barry’s Photo Gallery

In 1998 when I was 55 I came to the realization that I had been working out for 34 years and had no pictures of myself.

Other than looking in the mirror I had no idea what I looked like! I tightened up my diet for a couple of months, hired a photographer, and this is the result. Not Mr. […]