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15 Good Articles
Found on http://ditillo2.blogspot.com/
Table of Contents:1. Why Do You Seek Greater Bulk and Power?by Anthony Ditillo
Split Training for Body Bulkby John McCallum (1964)3. Developing Greater Strengthby John Grimek (1958)4. How They Train: A Report from the World Championshipsby C. D. deBroglio (March, 1962)5. How They Train, Part Twoby C. D. deBroglio (March, 1962)6. Squat, the Key Liftby Bill Clark (1962)7. Pulling Power’s Contribution to the Three Olympic Liftsby Doug Hepburn (1962)
Varietyby Bradley J. Steiner (1973)9. For a Better Backby Bradley J. Steiner 
My Experience with Weight Gainby Anthony Ditillo11. Increasing the Pressby Brooks Kubik
Seminar with Kazmaier by Jon Smoker (1980)13. A Bulking Scheduleby Bradley J. Steiner 14. Powerlifters and the O-Liftsby Frank Bates (1972) 15. How I Trained to Win Mr. Universe
by Reg Parkfrom Health and Strength (1967)
Why Do You Seek Greater Bulk and Power?
by Anthony DitilloJust what is a power lifter?He does not possess, generally speaking, the graceful lines of a championbodybuilding enthusiast. He does not have the overall flair and speed of foot of the average Olympic Weightlifting champion. No, the power enthusiast is a veryspecial, different type of man. Physically speaking, the average power lifter is avery, very dedicated athlete, the type of man who has the urge of creative power embedded in his very soul. There are no worldwide competitions in which he hasa chance to win for himself some glory; in fact, most international coaches are abit wary of allowing such international competitions to ever take place. They feel,some do, anyway, that such incredibly heavy lifts may damage the body,internally as well as externally. So you see, we power trainees cannot claimourselves as internationally known athletes, in the strict sense of the word.Moreover, these very lifts with which we are so happy to perform are not inthemselves a true indication of good health, coordination, speed of reflex or flexibility; yet we are absolutely dedicated to training on such torturousmovements as the full squat, the half squat, deadlifts, etc., and all for the sheer joy of it. What is the motivation behind this apparent fanaticism? Just how canone enjoy placing such physical stress upon oneself? Why not sacrifice somebody bulk and obtain a more pleasantly proportioned physique, one which wouldcreate comments from friends, relatives and neighbors? These questions arevery intricate and self-involved to answer and they only go to show you just howinvolved and intricate the power trainee really is.Generally speaking, the average weight trainee was once a sickly, weak,individual who, is a last attempt rose up from the depths of physical, emotionaland psychological distress to his well-deserved 'place in the sun'. If this be thecase, why, then, would there evolve from the quagmire of training drives, a typeof enthusiast who would be willing to ostracize himself from the rest of his fellowweight enthusiasts and alone, and solely on his own seek to develop in himself those qualities in which he alone can perceive any worthwhile socially redeemingvalue?There is something about bulk and power training that invades your very soul. Itis extremely hard to put into words. The exercise movements themselves arequite simple to perform. The routines one must utilize in order to gain rapidly thatmuch sought after strength are not especially interesting or dynamic inappearance. All in all, power lifting and bulk training is a rather mechanical robot-like procedure, which is performed methodically, yet undoubtedly with great zestand enthusiasm running rampant in the minds of its devotees. There are many
en who will do absolutely anything in their quest for greater muscular bulk andpower, and when I say anything, I mean anything. Special foods, special diets,special routines, 'the championship way to train', the cheating principle, thepower overload principle, these are a few of the many varied thoughts which runthrough the average power trainer's mind. They are part of his 'bag', so so speak.They make him what he is, that no one can deny.I became interested in bulk and power training, surprisingly enough, not too longago. In the beginning of my athletic career of using weights, I, too, was a youngambitious bodybuilder in my early teens, who thought Steve Reeves and ClancyRoss were the living end. I ate, drank, worked, slept and strained for bodybuilding. I had all the various pictures of various champs pasted all over mylittle cellar walls. I would wear nothing but formfitting tee shirts in winter andsummer. When walking around in public I would continually spread my little latsand swell out my 'massive' chest. As you can see, I was a perfect example of a'musclehead'.As I now recall my early training years, I realize I was not at all odd or unusual inmy emotional desires or my physical makeup. There are even now, in this dayand age, literally thousands of young trainees walking around, their heads in adaze, seeking an extra half-inch on their calves and greater definition in their upper pectorals. This is really nothing unusual. Rather, this occurrence issomething to be expected; I mean, bodybuilding is such a popular type of pastime for the young physical culture devotee. Since most young men are veryconcerned about their physical appearance even before they may actually beginbodybuilding, you can see how it would only seem normal and in perfect accordwith the average adolescent's mind and emotional makeup to put the preferredinterest they show in a kind of sport which would most assuredly improve their own self-image, as well as the image they would constantly see in their trainingmirrors.After my relating to you the vast interest there is in bodybuilding, not only inAmerica, but all over the world, it may shock some of you now when I tell youthat the majority of power lifters come from the ranks of those young teenagebodybuilders mentioned in the last paragraph. What happened? What madethem change so drastically? Why and how such an acute transition? Like allintricate and involved things, the answers are great and many.I changed over to strict power training not too long ago. I had been bodybuildingfor some time, and just as I have already related to you, I followed all the rages of the day. Then something happened; a dark wind came blowing up from out of myfuture and after reaching me, left me with such an indelible memory that itmanaged to change, for the most part not only my training, but my entire life aswell.One Friday evening I was down in my cellar as usual, awaiting the arrival of my

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