Clarence Bass


(Founded 1980)

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We seek to inspire and provide the tools you need to help yourself




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528 Chama, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87108
PO Box 51236, Albuquerque, NM 87181-1236
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Clarence at age 24

Age 43

Age 75



A Muscle & Fitness columnist for 16 years, Clarence Bass, a lawyer and bodybuilding champion, has been called
 "the most articulate and well-read spokesman in America for an all-round fitness lifestyle."
 Author of ten books and 3 DVDs, he believes in combining weights, aerobics, and sound nutrition to achieve lifetime fitness and leanness.

Our revised and expanded pictorial of Clarence from 15 to 78 shows the results of a lifetime of regular exercise and healthy eating: GO


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Of Special Interest

Clarence's Hip Replacement

*Fit at 50 (Clarence's first Cooper Clinic visit)
*Clarence Bass' Prescription for Success:    Goal Setting Across a Lifetime
(by Richard A. Winett, Ph.D.)

*The Ownership Principle



Our latest book - Number 10!

Help yourself live longer, stronger, and healthier!



      Fitness at the Edge of Science

by Clarence Bass

 To learn more about our latest book, Go





Comments From Visitors


 [Your expanded training pictorial] is incredible! You have likely done something with your life that no one else in the world has ever done or probably ever will. Through unfailing life-long consistency and careful documentation you have shown what high intensity exercise, endurance, and excellent nutrition can contribute to the maintenance of maximum human physical function throughout the life span. Your life is a superb case study that will be probably be referred to forever. Congratulations, and thanks!
Waneen Spirduso, Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin, Co-author of Physical Dimensions of Aging

 [Your expanded training pictorial] is a dramatic example of what exercise and nutrition and healthy living can accomplish over a life span. Thank you for including me. I look forward to sharing this with my students. Edward F. Coyle, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education, University of Texas at Austin

 The quote from [Dr. Spirduso] is well deserved... She is the recognized world renowned expert. Besides your physical accomplishments, you are the only one I know who has not seen their career diminish in their late 60's and 70's. Your latest book shows you are at an even higher level than before. Richard A. Winett, Ph.D., Heilig Meyers Professor of Psychology, Director, Center for Research in Health Behavior, Director of Clinical Science Training, Virginia Tech




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  New articles in November:
Featured Addition: Bodybuilding's Battle for Recognition
     2) Clarence at 78: Mirrors and Crossed Legs Tell the Tale
     3) Cooper Clinic Says "Stay The Course"
     4) Clarence Joins in Active Aging Presentation
     5) Success Story:  Victory at 60 - Unexpected Accolades

Recent Articles of Special Interest:
Website Revision
** Get Up and Move (My Daily Moves)
How Much Exercise Is Too Much? My Once-a-Week Weight Routine
Healthy Obesity Pipe Dream - Fat Cells Tell Tale - Fat Fights Muscle
Epigenetic Specificity--Gene Change Only in Train muscles
Heart-Healthy Eating - Cardiologists Stress Lifestyle 
Purpose in Life Promotes Health
Weight Training Key to Controlling Belly Fat; Effort May be Main Factor
Physical and Mental Exercise Combine to keep the Brain Fit
Same Day Weights & Aerobics - More Efficient and More Productive
Commentary:  Mr. America by John Fair
Rethinking Saturated Fat - One Adds Belly Fat, Another Lowers Diabetes Risk
Fast-Twitch Muscle Fights Fat and Aging Metabolism
Give Your Ideas Legs: Walking Spurs Creativity   
Single Sprint Effective & Time-Efficient Way To Build Fitness
Food Selection Trumps Calories for Weight Control
Our Visit to the Mecca of MMA
Study Balances Risk of Testosterone Therapy
 (May be protective, No Heart Attack Risk, Exercise Helps)
The HDL-Longevity Connection: Gene--Diet/Lifestyle Interactions
Advisory panel on Dietary Guidelines for Americans: 
"Yes" to Eggs, "No" to Whole Milk
Exercise Adds Years--Exploring the Limits
A Taste of Randy Roach's Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors Trilogy
Anti-Aging Benefits Pile Up Over the Years
Austin Conference Huge Success
Peaking for Competition: Waterlogged in Atlanta and 18 years later
FAQ: Avoiding Hip Replacement?
FAQ: Big on Breakfast?
       **SS: Pioneer Woman Bodybuilder Strives for Aesthetic Perfection

bullet Powerlifting Champion Rickey Dale Crain/The Real Deal
bulletPublications About Past Iron Game Greats 
Iron Game History Remembers Steve Reeves
Book on Steve Reeves
New Source for Steve Reeves Products
Oldetimers Remember John Davis
The Iron Master
Iron Game History
bullet Of continuing interest:  Paul Anderson - biography and DVD documentary and Clarence's commentary


 ****** Lean For Life Review from Johns Hopkins Weight Management Letter

 ******Great Expectations Review in Iron Man Magazine   ("...No low-carb diets here; he did it with
                        lifestyle eating habits that he's maintained for decades.  Even more impressive is that he recently turned
                        70 and has kept his body fat in the single digits since that first book.")
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Precautionary Advice

Anyone with medical problems--of any nature--should see a doctor before starting a diet and exercise program. Furthermore, even if you have no known health problems, it is advisable to consult your doctor before making major changes in your lifestyle. Invariably, if you are out of shape and want to start training, follow the advice of the American Medical Association: "Start slowly and increase the vigor and duration of the activity as your fitness improves."


Contact Information

bullet 505-266-5858 (M-F, 8-5 Mountain time)
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bulletP.O. Box 51236, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87181-1236 U.S.A. 
or street address:  528 Chama, N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108 USA
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