MB Madaera
Lost 31.7 lbs fat
Built 11.7 lbs muscle


Chris Madaera
Built 9 lbs muscle


Keelan Parham
Lost 30 lbs fat
Built 4 lbs muscle


Bob Marchesello
Lost 23.55 lbs fat
Built 8.55 lbs muscle


Jeff Turner
Lost 25.5 lbs fat


Jeanenne Darden
Lost 26 lbs fat
Built 3 lbs muscle


Ted Tucker
Lost 41 lbs fat
Built 4 lbs muscle

 
 

Determine the Length of Your Workouts

Evaluate Your Progress

Keep Warm-Up in Perspective


ARCHIVES >>

"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."

 

This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.

To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.

 

Mission Statement

H.I.T. Acceptable Use Policy

Privacy Policy

Credits

LOG IN FORUM MAIN REGISTER SEARCH
The Black Prince by Robby Robinson
Author
Rating
Options

perrymk

I just finished reading The Black Prince by Robby Robinson. Among other things, he talks about some of the racism he experienced as a bodybuilding competitor. He also describes this competition experience in 1969. From pages 64-65:

"After the award ceremony, while we were all still up on the stage, Ellington saw me drift to the back, Behind the group of competitors. He pulled me to center stage, holding my arm up and presenting me with the award. ...
I had a lot of respect for him as a competitor and as a man."

I don't really know much about Dr. Darden's personal life or views but this was nice to read.

Robby also talks a lot about the Weiders, not much of it positive.
Open User Options Menu

sgb2112

I bet Robbie never got a dime from Joe Weider's statue of himself using Robbie's torso.

Open User Options Menu

Tony Williams

perrymk wrote:
I just finished reading The Black Prince by Robby Robinson. Among other things, he talks about some of the racism he experienced as a bodybuilding competitor. He also describes this competition experience in 1969. From pages 64-65:

"After the award ceremony, while we were all still up on the stage, Ellington saw me drift to the back, Behind the group of competitors. He pulled me to center stage, holding my arm up and presenting me with the award. ...
I had a lot of respect for him as a competitor and as a man."

I don't really know much about Dr. Darden's personal life or views but this was nice to read.

Robby also talks a lot about the Weiders, not much of it positive.

That story is a tribute to Dr. Darden and probably his parents.

Dr. Darden once stated on this forum that his parents taught him to be open-minded.

Open-mindedness regarding race was not easy in the 1950's and early 1960's in Waco, Texas where he grew up.

Tony
Open User Options Menu

fbcoach

Whenever I think of Robbie Robinson I have 2 very distinct memories. The first was witnessing in person his incredible waist to shoulders/chest differential. He had an incredible V-taper that stood out in my mind as the hallmark of a Bodybuilder.

Second, he had supposedly penned an article in Muscle Builder magazine, detailing an incident while he was in the Vietnam War. He was injured and left for dead, lying in a pool of blood and mud. One of the Viet Cong came thru stabbing all the left bodies, to make sure none were still alive. He said he was stabbed with a bayonet thru the thigh and had to lay there motionless, so as to make them think he was dead. For some reason, I have never forgotten that article. I remember Robby mentioning it was one of the reasons he appeared unapproachable, while training at Gold's and World's.
Open User Options Menu

perrymk

fbcoach wrote:
Second, he had supposedly penned an article in Muscle Builder magazine, detailing an incident while he was in the Vietnam War.


In his book Robby claims to have never served in Vietnam.

p. 60 "I had fulfilled my two-year draft requirement and couldn't be sent to Vietnam."

"I was glad to be finished with my service, thankful I escaped Vietnam..."

Referring to the September 1979 Muscle Builder
p. 134 "While the pictures didn't lie, the article did. It exaggerated my war experience..."

He did lose hearing in his right ear in a military training incident in the Dominican Republic (p.59).
Open User Options Menu

perrymk

fbcoach wrote:
Second, he had supposedly penned an article in Muscle Builder magazine, detailing an incident while he was in the Vietnam War.


In his book Robby claims to have never served in Vietnam.

p. 60 "I had fulfilled my two-year draft requirement and couldn't be sent to Vietnam."

"I was glad to be finished with my service, thankful I escaped Vietnam..."

Referring to the September 1979 Muscle Builder
p. 134 "While the pictures didn't lie, the article did. It exaggerated my war experience..."

He did lose hearing in his right ear in a military training incident in the Dominican Republic (p.59).
Open User Options Menu

kurtvf

fbcoach wrote:

Second, he had supposedly penned an article in Muscle Builder magazine, detailing an incident while he was in the Vietnam War. He was injured and left for dead, lying in a pool of blood and mud. One of the Viet Cong came thru stabbing all the left bodies, to make sure none were still alive. He said he was stabbed with a bayonet thru the thigh and had to lay there motionless, so as to make them think he was dead. For some reason, I have never forgotten that article. I remember Robby mentioning it was one of the reasons he appeared unapproachable, while training at Gold's and World's.


I read that article sometime around 1980 in Weiders rag. Wasn't it called "Muscle and Fitness" back then? He also described VC being so high on drugs that they would shoot their legs off with machine gun fire and they would still be running at them on the stumps. (I was pretty gullible to believe this when I was a teenager) Does he say in his book who/why the story was made up????
Open User Options Menu

perrymk

kurtvf wrote:
Does he say in his book who/why the story was made up????


He says more than once that his name and likeness were often used without his consent and without any compensation. This included articles and advertisements.

Open User Options Menu

Tony Williams

perrymk wrote:
kurtvf wrote:
Does he say in his book who/why the story was made up????

He says more than once that his name and likeness were often used without his consent and without any compensation. This included articles and advertisements.


Gee, I can't believe the Weiders would have done that.

Tony
Open User Options Menu

fbcoach

perrymk wrote:
fbcoach wrote:
Second, he had supposedly penned an article in Muscle Builder magazine, detailing an incident while he was in the Vietnam War.

In his book Robby claims to have never served in Vietnam.

p. 60 "I had fulfilled my two-year draft requirement and couldn't be sent to Vietnam."

"I was glad to be finished with my service, thankful I escaped Vietnam..."

Referring to the September 1979 Muscle Builder
p. 134 "While the pictures didn't lie, the article did. It exaggerated my war experience..."

He did lose hearing in his right ear in a military training incident in the Dominican Republic (p.59).


Hahaha....I'm not sure why, but I was always a little skeptical about that. But like I mentioned, for whatever reason, it left an impression.

Open User Options Menu
Administrators Online: Mod Phoenix
H.I.T. Acceptable Use Policy