The Modern Bodybuilder

Although my approach to the high fat/high protein/low carbohydrate is new, it's interesting to note that an early form of the diet was favored by many bodybuilders back in the 1960's. It wasn't well refined at the time. Nor did it feature the critical aspects of hormonal manipulation and stimulation I've added. But it concentrated on meat consumption with very few carbs, and bodybuilders were pleased to find themselves maintaining maximum muscle with very little bodyfat.

In fact, the diet produced some huge men back in the 60s. They didn't have all the components of the diet perfected and didn't get the "super-ripped" look bodybuilders work for today but, nonetheless, the diet produced some big, big men. Unfortunately, the trendy diets stressing high complex carbs, high protein and low fat swept through the bodybuilding community so completely that these earlier experiments in a high fat approach were wiped out.

As often happens, the blinders went on to alternatives to the high carb movement, and the high fat diet was ignored by most people. I was the exception. I began working with the diet as an active powerlifter in the 1970s and used an earlier version of what you'll find in this book on my way to winning the world championship in powerlifting in 1976 and the World Games in the sport in 1981.

Dieting Dilemma and Skinny Solutions

Dieting Dilemma and Skinny Solutions

The captivating thing about diets is that you don't get what is researched or predicted or calculated but rather, you get precisely what you expect. If the diet resonates with you then it will likely work, if it doesn't resonate, it won't.

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