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When I was a kid, my favorite movie was Conan the Barbarian, starring bodybuilding legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger (multiple Mr Olympia winner, movie star, and now Governor of California).
I loved how he didn't take crap from anyone and if you got in his way, he ceremoniously lopped off your head! The movie was kind of crappy (looking back on it now), but the physical superiority displayed by Conan left quite an impression on me.
I remember reading Muscle & Fitness during those days; they ran a story on how Arnold trained for the movie (I kept those magazines – I'll have to dig it up). It was quite amazing. Just learning how to use that big-ass sword must have been grueling!
Now, Arnold was in great shape, having won the Mr O for his last time in 1980. However, he obviously trained for the part, learning how to wield that giant sword, battle, and otherwise beat the tar out of his enemies.
Back in Conan's day, there weren't any weights to lift; those warriors trained hard, but they trained in a primitive way, using whatever implements and heavy stuff they had laying around. If you want to build a body like Conan, you ought to train the same way.
Lean Hybrid Muscle is a system I ran across that was put together by 2 strength athletes who wanted to build muscle and lose body fat at the same time.
Why do I mention this? Their system is very similar to how Conan, the vikings, and other warriors must have trained back in their day. In fact, modern strongmen often compete in events that mimic ancient strength exhibitions. Mike Westerdal, of Critical Bench fame, and Elliot Hulse, a modern-day strongman, are giving away a free copy of their "The Warrior Physique" where they show you specific training exercises that accomplish both muscle growth and fat loss.
You can get your copy of The Warrior Physique right here.
I love this program! It's full of unconventional exercises that are sure to build the body you want in record time. Get it now while it's still free.
My friend, Julianne VanValkenburg, is in need of our support. Her husband, Tom, is fighting cancer. As you know cancer is a killer and treatment, while often times very helpful, is costly.
Phil Stevens (of Lift for Hope), Sean Casey, Nick Nilsson, and I have come together to offer some really neat ways to get cool stuff and donate all at the same time.
Check out The Thomas VanValkenburg Fight Against Cancer Fund for all the details.
Look, I know how hard it is to build muscle. Trust me when I tell you it took me 20+ years to figure it out. But once I did--BAM!--muscle appeared almost overnight. Give me your email address and I'll send you the keys.