When people think old-school training, this is the guy they're thinking about. "Oh, 5x5"" You ask?" Hell no, not even Reg Park himself trained like that- that was a goddamned beginner's workout. That full-body three days a week horseshit you've been peddled was even more fanciful than Saddam's WMDs, Justin Bieber's impression of his own
I was once asked why I do squat lockouts with 1100+ lbs. My answer? Because I can. There's more to it than that, though. Partials, as I'm sure you all know, boast such myriad benefits as building stronger and thicker tendons, ligaments, and attachments, greatly stimulates the central nervous system and forces the body to build
The 1970s bodybuilding scene was more wide open than Mexican prison and more fun than a midget orgy on Ecstasy- the dudes who competed did so out of love for the sport and whatever personal weirdness drove them into lifting in the first place, and making money was the last goddamned thing on their mind.