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Simon
08-05-2003, 06:42 PM
anybody know of any good interesting bodybuildign videos, aside from Pumping Iron.

I am really not interested in sitting watching some pro do bench press for 50 minutes, any videos with some interesting content?

Lifestyles, diet, comp prepping, home life etc..

KJL
08-06-2003, 05:17 PM
A very good posing video that I picked up for my last contest was "Posing Like a Champion" by Earl Snyder. Earl is a seasoned competitor and judge and offers many very good pointers. This video answered a lot of questions and went through all the mandatories and comparisons - very helpful.

Adventor
08-07-2003, 02:08 AM
Good thread Simon, I would also like to see good videos. Unfortunately, I cannot give you any suggestions. All I can say is I have Dolph Lundgren's Maximum Potential and Lou Ferrigno's Body Perfection at home, and even if they are both inexpensive, none of them is worth the price.

Simon
08-07-2003, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by Adventor
Good thread Simon, I would also like to see good videos. Unfortunately, I cannot give you any suggestions. All I can say is I have Dolph Lundgren's Maximum Potential and Lou Ferrigno's Body Perfection at home, and even if they are both inexpensive, none of them is worth the price.

From what I have heard if you want a plain training video for motivation nothing beats Ronnie Colemans video, however I find those training videos as boring as hell

Why on earth would I want to watch somebody do bench press for an hour...

I prefer the actual films, with something of interest in them. Pumping Iron is my favourite by far.

I hear Jay Cutler is bringing out a new DVD which will include his general life, dieting, pre contest prep, training , his home, and be a little more non generic.

SIMES

hcweng
08-15-2003, 04:01 PM
Focus solely on training, techniques and intensity.
A good pre-workout motivation video.

Simon
08-19-2003, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by hcweng
Focus solely on training, techniques and intensity.
A good pre-workout motivation video.

Yah, I have that one, being a Brit and all

SIMES

erp7e
09-14-2003, 05:46 AM
It would be interesting if they came out with a no-holds-barred expose of the bodybuilding lifestyle. I kind of feel like the bodybuilding lifestyle is made as a facade to the general public thru M&F, FLEX, etc.

Simon
09-14-2003, 09:25 AM
That would be superb a sort of 'fly on the wall' documentary, of course the problem is not a single pro BB'er is going to go near that celluloid.

SIMES

erp7e
09-14-2003, 07:43 PM
very true. Although I have to give Lee Priest credit; he went on camera and basically spilled the beans about all the drugs he takes and what he does for contests, etc.; I don't know of any pro who's done that.

the groupies, porn, etc...yeah i don't think anyone's jumping at the opportunity to reveal that. undercover, anybody??

Simon
09-15-2003, 08:27 AM
Sure Lee is a pretty honest guy and in fact more and more of the pros are willing to say, Yeah I take drugs now, you can see that in MD, of course no Weider athletes will but many of the others will at least say, Yes, of course I take them'

That aside though, I don't think they are liable to go much further into the underside of the industry, it's just not in their best interests.

Jay Cutlers new video is supposed to be more a behind the scenes style format, but I suspect it will be highly watered down.

I doubt we will see Jay sticking a pin into his ass or Chris Duffy bending over for some gay porn, or Shawn Ray telling Wayne he's a fuckbrain or Lee saying how the IFBB rape their athlethes, make millions a year and pay them fuck all.

Or Greg Kovacs saying ' You know what , in all honesty, It really wasn't Hydroxycut that got me ripped, it was a boat load of GH'

Or Next Nutrtion saying' We don't really think you do need 2 grams of protein per lb of bodyweight, '

Or Craig Titus saying' My afterparties, sure, nobody gets wasted on ecstacy etc, we just all drink protein smoothies.

Simon
09-30-2003, 05:35 PM
Man, I just watched Ronnie Colemans - The Invincible!!


I'm not generally a fan of those training style videos, but Ronnie Coleman up close is fricken scary, that dude is MASSIVE!

The video shows him training for the 2000 or 2001 Olympia I think, 5 weeks out.

What a monster.... You could actuallky see the veins in his legs coming through his training pants!!

Little known fact, did you know when Ronnie first walked into a gym , without ever having lifted a weight, his arms were 20"


Insane, I've never seen a physqiue quite so amazing in every bodypart, the only thing that lets him right down is that terrible GH induced gut.

ps That guy has the most pansy assed voice on the planet, how did a voice like that come out of a guy like that?

His little slogan to physche himself up is 'Light Weights' , he uses this before every set, and it's sounds so effiminate. You gotta hear/see it to believe it.

Watching the video also gave me this months signature

SIMES

plague
10-01-2003, 03:02 AM
I dont know what it is about this video but I have watched it many times and still seem to find inspiration from it......I know...weird....but true

Simon
10-01-2003, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by plague
I dont know what it is about this video but I have watched it many times and still seem to find inspiration from it......I know...weird....but true

I agree 100%. It's still my favourite bodybuilding movie of all time. In fact I recently ordered the special edition DVD which is being released in October.

I think it has longetivity because it's much more than a training video, it's a real story, with great characters and personalities. It's about Arnold, who at that age was mesmerising, and also was the catapult for many of us to actually pick up a weight.

It also lets us into the muscle beach scene back then , the real training they did, the comraderie and the behind the scenes bitching etc.

It's just so much more entertaining, than watching some 300lbs guy in Spandex llift weights for 1.5hrs.

I think what really makes Pumping Iron the best bodybuiling video of all time is the characters, who in the game now is an Arnold, or a Platz, or a Ferrigno, or Corney, Robinson, etc.

Where are they? In those days, the sport was dominated but major characters, they were bigger than life, now it's just, not as exciting to put it bluntly. Who of todays crop would say on a documentary '

. 'To me lifting weights is as satisyfing as coming is, like having sex, so I am in heaven, I'm coming in the gym, I'm coming at home, I'm coming day and night'

Only Arnold.....

I don't think anything comes close to that movie, watching Arnold train, that back and biceps, are still outstanding and they were on a fraction of the juice todays guys are on. Of couse , P.I also had the benefit of a really good director, George Butler, it's unlikely any new bb type movie would get serious direction again, because no director is going to want to risk reputation and time with 'just another bodybuilder'

I can't see another bb movie coming close, because you can't recapture the atmosphere that's now a relic of history, you can't create characters of that ilk again.

I think Jay Cutlers new video may be a lot better than the average training video, but It won't come close to the engrossing nature of P.I

SIMES

Kimbah
10-02-2003, 01:39 AM
I've been wanting to see Pumping Iron for ages now. After reading this thread I'm keener than ever to get a copy on DVD, but far out! I'm in Australia and the DVD version being sold through Amazon is not available zoned for this region (Region 4).

I know Australia is not a huge market, but I'm sure I'm not the only Australian who'd love to buy a copy. :mad:

I guess I could make do with a video version, but even that's problematic because VCRs in Oz play PAL videos and the US version plays NTSC. :(

Anyone know of anywhere I can get a copy that I can actually play on my DVD or VCR in Oz???

plague
10-02-2003, 01:45 AM
I could not find pumping iron in my area so I bought one off Ebay.....it came from Australia to Canada!!! So a search on pumping iron you will see lots of them.

Kimbah
10-02-2003, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by plague
I could not find pumping iron in my area so I bought one off Ebay.....it came from Australia to Canada!!! So a search on pumping iron you will see lots of them.

Hadn't thought of ebay. Just did a search but I still have the same problem regarding the DVD version - it appears that the DVD is not being released with the zoning I need to play it in Australia - it has to be zoned Region 4 but everything available on ebay is zoned Region 1 (US & Canada).

I did find some PAL versions of the video, however, so maybe I'll just have to settle for a video instead of a DVD. Bummer.

plague
10-03-2003, 02:05 AM
Why not send an email to the guy, I think he calls himself "wizard of OZ". I am sure they should be able to help you out.

Simon
10-03-2003, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by Kimbah
Hadn't thought of ebay. Just did a search but I still have the same problem regarding the DVD version - it appears that the DVD is not being released with the zoning I need to play it in Australia - it has to be zoned Region 4 but everything available on ebay is zoned Region 1 (US & Canada).

I did find some PAL versions of the video, however, so maybe I'll just have to settle for a video instead of a DVD. Bummer.


Don't you guys have multi-region DVD players? I can play any region in my DVD player. Almost all DVD's have available a hack which makes them multiregion.

Kimbah
10-03-2003, 07:32 AM
Originally posted by SIMES
Don't you guys have multi-region DVD players? I can play any region in my DVD player. Almost all DVD's have available a hack which makes them multiregion.

Hehehehehe. Oh yeah, we do! We're not quite that backward in Oz - the problem is that I'm currently playing DVDs through my Playstation2 console! They actually make quite okay DVD players, only problem is they don't do multiregion:( Looks like it's time to find some part of the budget to allocate to buying a proper DVD player.

Simon
10-03-2003, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by Kimbah
Hehehehehe. Oh yeah, we do! We're not quite that backward in Oz - the problem is that I'm currently playing DVDs through my Playstation2 console! They actually make quite okay DVD players, only problem is they don't do multiregion:( Looks like it's time to find some part of the budget to allocate to buying a proper DVD player.

Ah, or see if you can find a PS2 multiregion hack.

ps I have been to Oz , I went to Sydney for 4 days , stayed in an amazing five star hotel overlooking the Opera house and the Harbour bridge and ate fish dinners at Doyles on the harbour front.

Then spent 1 week in small town called Nowra with some friends of ours who emigrated to Australia 3 yrs ago.

Then spent 3 days in the blue mountains in a log cabin, totally beautiful.

I won't wax lyrical but Australia fricken rocks in a million different ways, you would not catch me slagging of Oz :-)

Kimbah
10-03-2003, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by SIMES
Ah, or see if you can find a PS2 multiregion hack.

ps I have been to Oz , I went to Sydney for 4 days , stayed in an amazing five star hotel overlooking the Opera house, and eat fish dinners at Doyles on the harbour front.

Then spent 1 week in small town called Nowra with some friends of ours who emigrated to Australia 3 yrs ago.

Then spent 3 days in the blue mountains in a log cabin, totally beautiful.

I won't wax lyrical but Australia fricken rocks in a million different ways, you would not catch me slagging of Oz :-)

LOL Simes!

Yep, I've got some info on a PS2 hack to followup.

It's excellent that you actually got to see some of the un-touristy parts of Australia too - not too many visitors manage that. I'm only too familiar with British backpackers here in Byron Bay - they come in their droves!

I hope you can make it back here sometime.

I must admit I'm very grateful that I get to live in such a fantastic country.

Cheers,
Kimbah

johnny dumpling
10-17-2003, 07:18 PM
I love pumping Iron, and Ronnie's UNBELIEVABLE (his lifts truly are unbelievable, eg 800+lb deadlift 3 wks before the Mr.O:eek: )
but the very best video, and the epitomy of hardcore is Dorian Yates' Blood and Guts. From black and white footage to Leroy Davis screaming "SHOW THEM" , "COME ON DIESEL" The video is by far the best ever. It is great to watch before training to motivate. Also the fact that Dorian uses great exercise technique AND heavy weights is impressive. Sorry, but Coleman's training technique is as sloppy as I've ever seen, and makes him look silly (although you can not argue with the fact that he is one of the strongest ever, sloppy form or not). Definitely a must have item for any hardcore trainer.

Simon
10-17-2003, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by johnny dumpling
I love pumping Iron, and Ronnie's UNBELIEVABLE (his lifts truly are unbelievable, eg 800+lb deadlift 3 wks before the Mr.O:eek: )
but the very best video, and the epitomy of hardcore is Dorian Yates' Blood and Guts. From black and white footage to Leroy Davis screaming "SHOW THEM" , "COME ON DIESEL" The video is by far the best ever. It is great to watch before training to motivate. Also the fact that Dorian uses great exercise technique AND heavy weights is impressive. Sorry, but Coleman's training technique is as sloppy as I've ever seen, and makes him look silly (although you can not argue with the fact that he is one of the strongest ever, sloppy form or not). Definitely a must have item for any hardcore trainer.

Being a Brit, obviously I have Dorians tape, but I actually preferred Ronnie's , It thought it was more entertaining and Ronnie actually looks more impressive than Dorian to me.

It's true about Ronnie's form, but they always say , never go to a genetic freak for advice , he could probably live on Mc Donalds and train twice per week and still look close to that.

The first day he walked into a gym he had 19" arms and was under 10%.

Some of these guys can train with lousy form and get away with it.

cooldude_1981
01-09-2006, 08:39 AM
Oh my god just watched ronnie coleman The unbeleivable. I truly could not beleive my eyes. The guy is huuuuge!!! He was playing with weights like they were feathers(chanting lightweight babbbyyyy). The video is so motivating. It is amazing to see a guy training so passionately like that for the contest. Can't wait to go to gym and pump some weight.

Also guys what's wrong with the ronnie's form or technique? It looked good.

I am looking forward to his other video "The cost of reemption". Has anyone seen it?

Have fun always
shiva

Simon
01-09-2006, 10:05 AM
I've seen both of them Cooldude, he is huge, but if you've seen the first one you won't get much out of the 2nd one basically same

Ronnie Looks Big
Ronnie Lifts Weight
Ronnie Lowers Weight
Ronnie says " ye man - heavy weight" [or other similar monosyballic phrase.

Repeat x 51

Roll Credits..

cooldude_1981
01-17-2006, 05:08 PM
Just saw Ronnie in the cost of redemption. Nuthing extra than unbeleivable.

Also saw Lee Priest video The blond myth and another Blond myth and i am impressed with the guys attitude. He is quiet frank. Great work ethic. Monster arms for a short guy. Great form on all the excercises. Also it is amazing how he balooned in the end in one of his videos. Hehe he loves KFC , junk food and is obsessed with superman. His motto is be happy and don't worry about how you look. Great videos.