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Muscle & Fitness November 2019

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In this issue

1 min.
olympia at its finest

Brandon Curry walked away with the Sandow (congrats, Mr. O!), but arguably the biggest winners of Olympia Weekend were the fans. Staged in September in Las Vegas, Olympia Weekend was a rousing success—as evidenced by the record attendance at the Expo and the breakthrough winners across almost all divisions. I had tasked first-year chief Olympia officer Dan Solomon with elevating Olympia’s overall production value, and Dan, along with producer Tamer El-Guindy and director Martin Carrillo, truly delivered an event befitting of the world’s best. (See all the O results and recaps on page 146.) Also in this issue, tributes to M&F’s “founding father,” Joe Weider, and former Mr. O Franco Columbu, who tragically passed away in August; and writer-director Kevin Smith pays homage to this month’s cover icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Chairman, President &…

1 min.
muscle & fitness

CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT &CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER David Pecker EXECUTIVE EDITOR Zack Zeigler EDITORIAL MANAGING EDITOR Brian Good SENIOR EDITORS Nate Millado, Jeff Tomko SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITORS Andrew Gutman, Rose McNulty ASSOCIATE EDITOR Anthony O’Reilly ART/PRODUCTION CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ian Robinson DESIGNER Griffin McCabe EDITORIAL PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Russell Mendoza COPY CHIEF Yeun Littlefield PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO DIRECTOR Erica Schultz PHOTO RESEARCHERS Amanda Suarez, Sam Wilson MUSCLEANDFITNESS.COM DIGITAL DIRECTOR Declan O’Kelly SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER Daniel Mihailescu ASSOCIATE VIDEO PRODUCER Pierce Kuchle VIDEOGRAPHER Chris Lind SENIOR WEB PRODUCER Victor Kim SOCIAL CREATIVE COORDINATOR Brian Riley JUNIOR VIDEO PRODUCER Alexa Payesko CONTRIBUTORS Edgar Artiga; Per Bernal; Dwayne Jackson, Ph.D.; Tim Mantoani; Myatt Murphy; Dennis Nishi; Tim Scheett, Ph.D.; Dustin Snipes; Matthew Solan; Ian Spanier; Gregg Wangard; Joe Wuebben EVP/GROUP PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Chris Scardino ADVERTISING & MARKETING ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, ADVERTISING Dara Markus ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, MARKETING Samantha DiTata EASTERN SALES OFFICE 4 New York Plaza, 4th Floor New York, NY 10004 (212) 545-4800 DIGITAL SALES MANAGER Mike Myers SALES…

2 min.
no need for a plan b

Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah, aka WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston, is the first African-born WWE champion in the company’s history. Kingston, now 38, was born in Ghana and moved to the U.S. in the early 1990s. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in communications and planned to pursue a career in marketing before deciding to enter the field of sports entertainment. The WWE champ began in-ring training in 2005 before making his WWE debut in 2008 as Kofi Kingston, the happy-go-lucky Jamaican with a terrific smile and a cringey accent. The gimmick would eventually fade, but Kingston was left searching for a way to escape midcard purgatory. It would take him 11 years to solidify himself as a top-tier talent and reign as WWE champion. During my interview with Kingston (watch it on…

2 min.
built to a t

IT’S BEEN 35 YEARS SINCE Arnold Schwarzenegger first appeared onscreen, glutes and all, as the Terminator—a futuristic killing machine sent back to the past for a seek-and-destroy mission. And though the T-800 in Terminator: Dark Fate (in theaters Nov. 1) may be a whole lot gruffer and grayer, Arnold’s blockbuster build from the original and its sequel, T2: Judgment Day, still stands out. The Terminator embodies aesthetics and strength but also brute force, speed, and athleticism. Of course, to shape-shift into a physique fresh out of Skynet, you’ll need to follow a more modern approach. Arnold’s routine—an example of which is outlined on page 20—was an old-school bodybuilding-style program. While this type of training will pack muscle on your frame, you’ll end up only looking like the Terminator—and why do that…

1 min.
building the terminator

UPPER HEAVY DIRECTIONS: Perform all exercises as straight sets, completing one move and then moving on. Rest 60 seconds between all exercises. Find your 8-rep max during Week 1. Then in the following weeks, work up to a top set of 5 to 8 reps. Once you can complete your heaviest set for 8, add weight the next week (your 8RM). After your strength set, you will follow with a back-off set consisting of an AMRAP with 80% of your top set. Can swap with lat pulldown. LOWER HEAVY Find your 8-rep max during Week 1. Then in the following weeks, work up to a top set of 5 to 8 reps. Once you can complete your heaviest set for 8, add weight the next week (your 8RM). After your strength set, you will follow…

1 min.
arnold’s oldschool routine

CHEST & BACK DIRECTIONS: Perform the moves marked with the same number as a superset, doing move A and then move B before resting for a minute. SHOULDERS LEGS…