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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 improvement. For more information, reader feedback and reviews on all three Ripped DVDs, GO
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. Please specify Video or DVD. Special: both the first and second RIPPED Video or DVD, $62.95 + $6.60 priority shipping.
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, out 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. Please specify video or DVD.
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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 Booklet
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. Order now.
Blood & Guts, The 15th Anniversary Edition (2 DVDs)
The DVD advertises, "Witness the intensity and determination as we follow 300 lbs. Multi Mr. Olympia Winner Dorian Yates through a genuine No-Holds Barred, Hardcore Workout." "See the weight and feel the effort that has molded Dorian Yates into the World's Most Massive Bodybuilder." Clarence really did enjoy this DVD. It shows how Dorian actually works out in a way that no book can. Now for the first time available in a special edition that contains 2 DVDs: Disc one is the original classic workout and photo gallery + 25 minutes from Dugdale's 2007 DVD made with Dorian - 'A Week in the Dungeon.' Disc 2 contains all the archival footage available on Dorian, including his six Mr. Olympia crowns and a wonderful collect of previously unseen footage. 89 + 128 minutes. The definitive Dorian Yates compilation.
$49.00 (best price on the web) + $6.60 priority shipping.
Also have one regular edition Blood & Guts DVD $30. (1 DVD)
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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 shipping)
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 appears):
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 priority)
Explosive Lifting For Sports, DVD
Harvey Newton’s book and DVD are excellent complements to our RIPPED Video, which includes pulling movements described and demonstrated here. Clarence first met Harvey years ago, when they were both members of the AAU Weightlifting Committee. Since then, Harvey has gone on to distinguish himself in many areas of Olympic lifting. Among other things, he served as U.S. Olympic team weightlifting coach and executive director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He was the first U.S. national coach and the first U.S. member of the International Weightlifting Federation’s Scientific and Research Committee. He’s a true expert on Olympic weightlifting and its application to other sports. If you want to learn athletic-type lifting and how it can make you a better athlete in any sport, the book and DVD are for you. They explain – and bring to life – the safest, most effective learning progressions for the snatch, clean, jerk, pulling exercises, squats and other lifts. Everything you need to know is here, from proper grip to preventing lifting accidents. If you want to be stronger and faster for your chosen sport or need a power boost in everyday life, the book and video are highly recommended.
Explosive Lifting, the DVD, 42 minutes, $24.95 plus $6.60 priority shipping. For information on the book, also available from this site, see the Recommended Book Page.
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 today. Approximately 90 minutes. $39.95 + 6.60 priority shipping
POWER TO THE PEOPLE! video/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 priority shipping.
POWER Unlimited: 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 Press!
Carol and I enjoyed every minute of this documentary. It's fascinating to 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 + $6.60 shipping.
RELAX INTO STRETCH DVD
Contract-Relax stretching is 267 % more effective than conventional relaxed stretching, according to Pavel. In this video, he demonstrates the contract-relax technique explained in the book. After you’ve read the book or even if you haven’t read the book, it’s tremendously helpful to hear Pavel explain and perform the stretches he recommends for all parts of the body. Equally helpful, he demonstrates stretches to be avoided. "If you feel discomfort or pain in the joint," says Pavel, you’re overdoing it. Clarence recommends that you always stop short of pain. "If it hurts, don’t do it," is a good rule to remember. Running time: 37 minutes. $29.95 plus $5.60 priority. (See also FAQ2: Stretching can be hazardous - when done improperly.)
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.
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.
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