How to Workout Like a Bodybuilder | Lee Haney | Training Tips from 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia

How to Workout Like a Bodybuilder | Lee Haney | Training Tips from 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia

classic physique is where I come from is where Arnold Robbie Frank Zane that is classic physique they say physique but it's really classic bodybuilding a lot of guys chasing me you know is the sport of bodybuilding has grown tremendously and so have the number of competitors so yes I do have a lot of added competition that Arnold didn't have to face during this era eight Mr Olympias where you gonna go beyond that I felt that was that was it for me but to win it eight years in a row at the age of 31 that was a miracle in itself it was a gift from God yes I had to work hard you just don't hand gifts out you have to go get it and I went and got it with all of my heart with that 8th Olmypia felt like I could finally exhale because when you're on the top there's nowhere to go but down and so you're always focusing on how do I stay here and you know I'm living and I lived you know I had two children while I was training for the mr Olympia stayed on top and was still reigning but there's there's a certain amount of pressure I had businesses going on you know there's a lot of stuff happening so that last Olympia I said what I needed to say and I was ready to bow out and say thank you come in close with me baby hey come on baby let's go the intensity I generally try to work towards preparing for the Olympia 12 months out of the year the intensity starts to increase about six months away from the show and then the final of 12 weeks is when I really start to pour it on because the body cannot withstand a great deal of punishment an entire 17 18 weeks so 12 weeks is very intense well it's a lot different now because I have younger bodybuilders that I meet at competitions and you know one of the things that I'm a sticker on is what are your wheels looking like you know you gotta have some legs listen I'm okay with physique and I love physique but I love a full package too you know that's that's how I grew up and that's where I am so I want to know that a guy actually have calves I want to know they have legs you know so one of the things that I see that's sort of off balance now is athletes don't give enough time to bring it about growth and muscle maturity in the different body parts they're now in a system where they would train one body part a week legs once a week calves once a week particularly calves you know and that's a biggie for me I never will forget when I first visit world's gym and you had Joe Gold there I mean Joe golds was like one of the godfathers of bodybuilding when he came to the gym world because he created worlds and golds gym his name was on both of them so I never will forget as I came in for the first time at Worlds in California ed Giuliano Eddie Giuliano was standing there and he said Joe come out the office and check out this this young kid and so he did in So Joe walked around the circling and watch me and said uh pull up your pants leg kid so I pulled my pants leg up and he looked he said you're going places he didn't give a crap about what he saw up top because everybody got something up top if you don't have wheels you don't make it in the sport of bodybuilding not in the sense of where I came from and the era prior to me so that's a very important deal and so I meet a lot of young athletes you know one of the things I actually I look and then I know it's a lot of them lack calves so I how many days do you be training calves one – two – one two – hey man we train our calves five to six days a week a calf is a stubborn muscle so how do we expect for it to respond you've been walking around on them since you were born so your calf is used to high endurance so in order to go beyond that you got to give us something very different you have to stimulate and nearly annihilate a calf in order for it to respond heavy hard consistent and then I look at the fact that a lot of the athletes are training you know one body part a workout it they have an arm day they have a chest day they got a back day said how ridiculous is that and what I see a lot is immature muscle that particular type of program is more designed for a power lifter the details for actual bodybuilder and so you can see it in a physique the cross striations and the muscle maturity is not here like it used to be so I spend a lot of time rewriting and fixing programs for the younger generation of body builders I'm definitely Pro classic physique classic physique is where I come from if we Arnold Robbie Frank Zane that is classic physique they say physique it is really classic bodybuilding that's what it is it's beautiful bodybuilders you have a vacuum you have a nice lines and yes you have the wheels you know so I see no difference in that I'm really have to see that element of bodybuilding make its way back because I felt that the physiques had sort of gotten out of hand you know what made bodybuilding beautiful was no longer beautiful and classic physique brings that back