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This DVD, the first of three, complements our eight books, demonstrating things
people have asked about, things that are difficult to explain adequately in a
book. Clarence shares the knowledge gained from his lifetime quest for
DVD - Running time 89 minutes, $34.95 + $6 priority shipping.
See below for special on the first and second DVD, $62.95 + $6.60 shipping.
The Second Ripped Video/DVD
Running time 97 minutes, $34.95 + $6.60 priority shipping.
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The Third Ripped Video/DVD
The principles discussed and illustrated here are the ones that
have kept Clarence training to improve long after many others have lapsed into maintenance
training or given up altogether. Completely different, our third video/DVD is about motivation,
the sine qua non of all successful training efforts. No worthwhile fitness goal
can be achieved without motivation. Using real life stories, we show you how to
stay motivated year after year. Running time 53 minutes, $34.95 + $6.60 priority shipping.
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Beyond Crunches Companion Video or DVD: BEYOND CRUNCHES: Hard
Science. Hard Abs.
As Clarence explains in "The Hardest Sit-up" (article No. 47 on home
page), the Janda sit-up, which is the core exercise in Pavel’s program for building
"bullet-proof abs," is difficult to learn. In this much-needed video,
Pavel demonstrates step-by-step how to master the Janda sit-up, with the help of
a training partner or using his patented Ab Pavelizer device. See the
iconoclastic and dynamic Russian in action doing the Janda sit-up, Saxon side
bends, Bruce Lee’s favorite the Dragon Flag and the other unique – and very
effective – torso builders described in his book. Clarence found this video
very helpful. It’s a wonderful complement to Bullet-Proof Abs.
The book explains the theory and the video shows the actual performance. 37
minutes. $29.95 plus $5.60 priority.
Bill Pearl/Dave Draper Seminar DVD + 30-page Conversation
This Seminar DVD was recorded in front of a live audience
at the 2005 DraperOnline Bash at the World Gym in Santa Cruz, CA. Bill Pearl and
Dave Draper, joined near the end by Ed Corney (article 157, Personalities),
lovingly and candidly talk for 75 minutes about bodybuilding then and now,
revealing truths, expelling myths and offering priceless insights. World-famous
bodybuilders (see articles 27 and 118 in our Personalities category for
details), Dave has been training for over 50 years and Bill for 65 plus years,
they have plenty to say—their answers to questions from the audience are often
surprising and always illuminating. Topics covered include their early training,
goal setting, feats of strength they’ve witnessed, best lifts, the current
bodybuilding scene, steroid downside, cardio training, vegetarian diet, protein
requirements, aging, training partners, favorite exercises, body fat tests,
injuries, training to failure, early morning training, improvements in equipment
over the years, split routines, nutrition basics, supplements, hypnosis,
stretching and more. Ed Corney tells about training before and after his stroke.
Added bonuses are slide shows of the Draper and Pearl physiques over the years,
and a 30-page booklet, Essentials & Reflections, capturing the two in a
private conversation at Pearl’s ranch in Oregon; covers some of the above topics
in more depth and other topics as well—especially the importance of positive
attitude and having confidence in yourself and your training. Truly an exchange
of bodybuilding wisdom for the ages.
A bargain at only $29.95 plus $6.60 Priority shipping.
Also have one regular edition Blood & Guts DVD $30. (1 DVD)
See Clarence's commentary on Dorian's
The Classic Collection Volume One of Rare Bodybuilding &
Weight Lifting Films Video only left
Take a trip back in time to the Golden Days of the Iron
Game and see the greatest muscle legends pose and lift. See John Grimek posing
and doing muscle control, John Davis making history lifting the famous Apollon
train wheels, Otto and Pete Arco doing their famous muscle control and
hand-balancing act, and much more.
Lifting aficionados will love this rare black & white
footage. Background music has been added, but there’s no commentary and very few
captions to identify the old timers shown. Those with the necessary historical
perspective--and some newbies--will love seeing Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Bill
Pearl (posing in park, long segment), John Farbotnik (posing and muscle
control), George Eiferman (posing and muscle control), Marvin Eder, Lud
Shusterich, Vic Nicoletti, Ed Jubinville (muscle control), Reg Lewis, Clarence
Ross, Siegmund Klein (posing and muscle control), Leo Robert, Ed Theriault, Alan
Stephan, Jack Delinger, Melvin Wells and others posing; and John Davis, Norb
Schemansky, Doug Hepburn, Steve Stanko, Bob Hoffman (doing bent press), Dick
Bachtell, Frank Spellman, Dave Sheppard, Joe De Pietro, Jim Bradford, Clyde
Emerick, Pete George, Jim George, Chuck Vinci, and Tommy Kono lifting, along
with famous Egyptian and Russian lifters. It’s truly a dream lineup! How many
can you spot? (Many of the champions are identified on the back of the video
case in the approximate order in which they appear.) Sixty minutes, Black &
White with background music added, VHS or DVD (no audio),
$39.95 plus $6.60 priority shipping. (Special: Vol 1 & 2 $60 plus $6.60
Classic Collection Volume Two: More of the Early
Stars, Grimek, Scott, Many Others. Video only left
See physique greats of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Wonderful
old film footage (8 and 16 mm) converted to video, mostly black & white with
color in the late ‘60s. The quality varies from fair to good, depending on the
lighting and age. As you’d expect of old film, it’s all a little fuzzy, but the
quality of the physiques is unmistakable. Some clips of Chuck Sipes and Rick
Wayne are very brief, while segments of Grimek doing muscle control and Larry
Scott posing are quite good. Background music has been added, but still no
commentary. Muscle greats appear in the following order (order of appearance is
also on back of video case, but varies from our identification where asterisk
John Grimek (Bob Hoffman in background with hat),
Millard Williamson *
Pat Casey (doing bench press)
Joe Nista Jr.
Rick Wayne at IFBB ’64 Mr. Universe
Rock Stonewall at IFBB ’64 Mr. U.
Hugo Labra at IFBB ’64 Mr. U.
Larry Scott at IFBB ’64 Mr. U.
Larry Scott Guest Posing in 1965 after First Mr. Olympia
Bob Gajda & John Corvello in ‘67
1967 IFBB Mr. U: Chuck Sipes, Mike Katz, Zabo Koszewski, Pete Caputo,
John Decola, John Maldonado, Rock Stonewall, Don Peters, and Bill Pearl
Rick Wayne in 1969
Larry Scott Winning 1965 Mr. Olympia
Freddy Ortiz in ’64 (huge arms on small man)
Harold Poole in ‘65
Bill Pearl in ‘67
Jack Delinger posing at age 50
One hour, Black & White w/ some Color, Background
Music (no commentary),
VHS $39.95 plus $6.60 priority shipping. (Special: Vol
1& 2 $60 plus $6.60 shipping)
Classic Collection #4: Stars of the 60s and 70s
DVD: 60 minutes $39.95 + $6.60 shipping
Kal Szkalak, Lee Haney as a teenager, Sergio Oliva,
Frank Zane Vs. Boyer Coe at NABBA Universe, Bill Grant and
Serge Nubret, Rick Bruch, Bill Richardson, Chet
Yorton, Robbie Robinson, Dale Adrian, Scott Wilson, Clint Beyerle, Peter
Phillips, Dennis Wilkins, Frank Richard, Dennis Tinerino, Dennis Wilkins, John
Bubb, John Hart.
ENTER THE KETTLEBELL! (Strength Secrets of the Soviet
Supermen) by Pavel DVD
This DVD delivers a
significant upgrade to his original landmark work, The Russian Kettlebell
Challenge. Drawing on five years of developing and leading the world’s first
and premier Kettlebell instructor certification program, and after spending five
years of additional research into what really works for dramatic results with
Kettlebells. DVD demonstrates basic lifting techniques, stressing
safety, with emphasis on the clean, snatch and press. Learn from the Master himself. See and hear the one-and-only Pavel teaching and lifting, a not-to-be missed trip.
DVD, 46 minutes, $29.95 + Shipping ($4.60 media or $6.60
Keys To Weight Training For Men and Women (Video or DVD)
Bill Pearl is the on-screen trainer in this video for beginning weight trainers, guiding you
through three progressive free-weight routines and a selection of machine exercises
featuring ordinary people as exercise models. There is a 20 page handbook and exercise
logs included with this award winning video, which has motivational tips and guidelines for
creating your own custom routines. If you're looking for a video to help you get started, this
is it. Recommended for beginners.
$19.95 + $5.60 shipping priority. Foreign postage
on ordering page.
2007 Ironage Reunion and Chuck Sipes Award, $29.95 + $6.60 ship.
Norm Komich, a close friend and an expert on Chuck
Sipes, talks about him during a dinner at the Arnold Sports Festival, where the
first annual Chuck Sipes award was given to Roland Kickinger. Past
bodybuilding legends attending the dinner were: Sergio Oliva, Steve
Michalik, Bill Grant, Leon Brown, Joe Meeko, Anibal Lopez, Dave Mastorakis, and
Vince Anello. The second hour of this 2-hour DVD contains an interview
with Pete Grymkowski and Ed Connors on the history of Gold's Gym, interviews
with Dennis Tinerino, Bill Grant, Jerry Brainum and Mike Torchia at the 2006
Iron Man FitExpo, and an interview of Leon Brown, an early training partner of
Arnold and Franco - plus much more.
KETTLEBELL SOLUTION FOR SIZE AND STRENGTH
by Mike Mahler (DVD)
This amazing DVD, filmed on a beautiful California beach,
is packed with ninety minutes of essential information on getting bigger and
stronger with kettlebells. Mike Mahler, a strength coach and Senior Kettlebell
Instructor, uses kettlebells as his only source of strength training. He
mastered the basics of kettlebell training and wanted to take it to a higher
level. He was big and strong before he made the change and he’s bigger and
stronger now. Weighing 195, he can now press and snatch two 88-pound
kettlebells—for reps. In the DVD, he shows you how he got there. He explains
and demonstrates eight primary kettlebell exercises: Double Military
Press, Double Bent Over Row, Double Floor Press, Double Front Squat, Double
Windmill, Turkish Get-up, Double Swing, and Double Snatch. Taken together, these
movements work the whole body. Frankly, just seeing him do these exercises with
a pair of 70-pound Kettlebells is worth the price of the DVD. You don’t have
to use that much weight to benefit, of course, but he shows you what’s
possible and how to get there. Order your copy of this is AMAZING DVD
Approximately 90 minutes. $39.95 + 6.60 priority shipping
POWER TO THE PEOPLE! DVD
Pavel strips to the waist and for 47 minutes shows and tells how his
"Power to the People" system works. The demonstrations of the concepts
explained in the book are both instructive and inspirational. Clarence thought
the many possible variations shown of Pavel’s 2-exercise, whole-body workout
was especially impressive and useful. Clarence says, "Who would have
thought so much versatility could be squeezed out of the Deadlift – Pavel
calls it the Health Lift – and the Side Press or Floor Press." It’s as
the video jacket promises: "Power to everyone, from a burly
strongman to a fashion model!" 47 minutes, $29.95 plus $5.60
Unlimited Strength. Unlimited Will. Unlimited Power (a
documentary on powerlifting)
A superbly written and produced documentary on powerlifting, the
sport and the people. It chronicles the history of this amazing (but obscure)
sport through archival footage and interviews of pioneers such as Ed Coan, Lee
Moran, Kirk Karwoski, Rickey Dale Crain, Bev Francis, and others. In addition to
telling about the past, it introduces the world of the future through the eyes
of novices, international lifters, coaches, and rising stars, such as Pricilla
Ribic, Scot Mendelson, Scot Cartwright, and many others. You'll learn about and
see the first official 1000 pound Squat--and the first 1000 pound Bench
Carol and I enjoyed every minute of this documentary. It's
get up-close-and-personal with famous (and not so famous) power lifters,
men and women, some we've read about and others new to us. We learned way more than we expected.
This DVD is "must viewing" for anyone interested in, or curious
about, the sport of powerlifting.
104 minutes, $29.95 +
Sergio Oliva The Myth
(Posing-Training-Competing-Awards-Interview) $49.95 + $6.60 Shipping (150
Sergio Oliva, "The Myth," three-time Mr. Olympia (1967, 1968 &
1969), is without doubt one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. This DVD
is a tribute to his life and career. The most extensive
collection of Sergio's competitive career ever compiled, it includes virtually
every high point in his multi-decade career. Aficionados will love the posing
segments, while others will perhaps be more interested in the extensive training
footage and the interview segments, the latter showing his sunny and unaffected
nature. The footage of Sergio on the job as a policeman in Chicago is
marvelous; it's wonderful to see him relating to everyone on the street, big and
small, young and old, in a friendly but firm manner. Rather than give a complete
list, we'll just tell you that it's all there. Only Wayne Gallasch, who has
traveled the world for over 40 years capturing the great events in bodybuilding
on film, could produce such a splendid and all-encompassing DVD.
The Strongest Man in Recorded history: A Documentary
on the Life of Paul Anderson—DVD
Many of you have read about the legendary Paul Anderson. Now you can
see--and hear--him in action in this wonderful documentary DVD. Even though I
saw Paul lift five times (as noted in article 38), the never-before-seen photos
and movie footage of Paul preparing for the 1956 Olympics using homemade weights
in his home and backyard, newsreel footage of his most famous competitions at
home and abroad, and speaking before large audiences gave me a new appreciation
of his true greatness. Paul was more than “The Strongest Man of the
Century”—truly a wonder of nature. He was a wonderful human being as
well. He traveled thousands of miles each year sharing his message: love
of God, country, and the free-enterprise system. In 1961, he and his wife Glenda
established the Paul Anderson Youth Home, which provides Christian
rehabilitation for young men who would otherwise be incarcerated. This is the
fantastic story of one of America’s greatest athletes--and humanitarians.
95 minutes, Introductory price: $39.95 plus $6.60 priority
shipping A book about his life is also available on this site.
YogaHands™ DVD Featuring Leigh Crews $24.95 + $5.60 shipping
NEW DVD! YogaHands
is a unique new form of yoga-based exercise that intensifies your Yoga practice
with the integration of Heavyhands hand-weights. Every part of your body works
continuously against resistance, generating higher workloads and deeper
stretches than traditional yoga. Fire up your strength, stamina, coordination
and metabolism simultaneously. YogaHands is easy enough for beginners, yet
challenging for athletes.
More stretching and strengthening than Walk
Plus, with greater range of motion and less movement; includes Pre-class
Guidelines, Workout and Heavyhands History. Features Leigh Crews narrating and
performing, with partner Kelley demonstrating advanced postures and movements.
Workout segment is approximately 50 minutes, with 44-min workout and 4-min cool
down and slow stretch. Another excellent presentation, visually pleasing.