Bodybuilder Diet 6
Lee, Rusty Jeffers and Russ meet at “Maximum Fitness” in Arizona for a killer leg workout.
I’ve seen Lee do some pretty intense leg workouts particularly one with Richard Stone in Austin, Texas where they did walking lunges with 135lbs across the gym floor and finished the lunges with Barbell Squats. Lunge down 20 yards, do 50 reps of Barbell Squats. For multiple sets. And that was just one exercise of the leg workout.
However, on this day at Maximum Fitness, I almost witness Lee throw up as I’m editing the footage. I’ve never seen Lee throw up or come this close to throwing up.
From what I can tell, the workout is:
- Hatfield Bar Squats x 20 reps (work up to 315 lbs)
- Barbell Bench Press x 10 reps (work up to 315 lbs)
- Rack Deadlifts x 12 reps (work up to 495 lbs)
Repeat 5 times increasing the weight each set.
YOU MEAN THERE’S MORE?
The next Tri-Set consists of:
- Leg Press x 50 reps (work up to 6 plates on each side)
- Dumbbell Flyes x 50 reps
- Barbell Rows x 50 reps (use 135 lbs)
IT’S NOT REVENGE, IT’S F*CKING STUPID!
As I watch the footage, I get a kick out of Mike who’s NOT doing this workout but is cracking jokes the whole time talking about Dunkin Doughnuts, McDonalds, Lemon Cake from Starbucks, etc. I’m impressed that Lee has the patience for this and takes it all in in stride as he looks like he’s ready to die. Rusty is all business, cranking out the reps like a machine, encouraging the others and looking at his wife, who’s working the camera.
Russ ends up throwing up at least 4 times. What a trooper. He just keeps going and finishes the workout. Lesser men would have thrown in the towel and called it a day. When you’re training with two pro bodybuilders, you tend to work harder and push yourself to the end. I found myself wanting to know more about Russ and what his story is.
This footage, some of which has never been seen, was taken from DVD 23 of BodyBuildersReality which ran from 2006-2007.
Ed Brown Jr and Chris Greene – Hatfield Bar Squats & Vertical Leg Press
Chris talks about how he began to follow Lee Priest’s career and is a huge fan of Lee’s.
Ed and Chris recently competed in the Upstate Classic, The Ronnie Coleman and the Universe.
1st in both the Upstate Classic and Ronnie Coleman.
3rd in the Universe.
Will update here with more info regarding Chris’s placings.
Thanks as always to Austin Metroflex Gym
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Ed Brown, Jr continues his winning ways! Ed won both the Open and Masters divisions of the 2015 Ronnie Coleman Classic! Yeah, buddy!
Ed was Lee Priest’s training partner in 2007 while Lee was still in the United States and competing in the PDI. One of the things that Ed remembers Lee telling him as he dialed into contest condition was “You gotta get harder, douchebag.” and “Stop saucing your foods”. Of course it helps to have one of the best bodybuilders in the world as your training partner.
There is already a ton of videos and articles on Ed’s training on this site and we’ll have more in the near future. In the meantime, here’s the latest video with Ed! Congrats to Ed Brown, Jr and his lovely wife!
P.S. This is another reminder that if you want to be YOUR best, surround yourself with THE BEST. Don’t settle for less! I wrote an article about this on my Scott York Fitness site here.
‘Good genetics’ is a layman’s term often used to describe someone who trained their ass off and watched their diet meticulously for years…
A lot of today’s young bodybuilders who are wanting to make progress as quickly as possible tend to over analyze training routines including reps, sets, rest, contraction, warm up, 1RM and more. They over analyze their diets, their sleep habits and generally waste time and energy when all the time, the answer is right in front of them.
In Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, Education Of A Bodybuilder, he writes:
“One advantage I had going for me is that I did not overintellectualize my workouts. Oh, I thought about what I was doing – thought a lot about it. But I used my mind to understand how my training was affecting my body and what specific results I was getting by using particular exercises and routines. I never got caught up in abstract training ideas or became distracted by bodybuilding principles which I didn’t have the experience to properly interpret. I didn’t agonize over ideas like “pre-exhaustion”; I went to the gym and exhausted myself by really hard training. As a result, I created a fundamentally sound muscle structure, the kind of mass that I could later sculpt into a world-champion level physique.”
And one of the most popular pro bodybuilders in the world, Lee Priest has said: “You can’t inject genetics or heart or the power of the mind: the strongest muscle of all.”
Look at some of the training footage from the movie, “Pumping Iron”. Pay particular attention to those scenes in which Arnold is doing squats. You can feel the effort, the discipline, the concentration…
In one of the BodyBuildersReality episodes, Lee and his training partner, Richard are working legs. After leg press, leg extensions, and hamstrings, they do walking lunges with a barbell on their back. They work up to 135 pounds and walk about 20 yards. At the end of the 20 yards, they do 10+ reps of squats with the barbell. This gets repeated 3+ times.
Performing squats for 10 sets of 10 reps is one of the most intense leg workouts that you can do – as long as you use a heavy enough weight. In my workouts, the weight is 275 -315lbs. Once you choose your weight, you’re stuck with it. You MUST finish all 10 sets with the chosen weight. This is where your mind comes into play. Will you take the tougher route or will you find excuses to go lighter? Your answer is what you should pay attention to – NOT what’s the best workout routine, how many grams of this or that should I eat or how long before bed should I take my casein protein drink before bed?
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