About Dave

My name is Dave and I have been bodybuilding since I was about 15 years old. I was a super skinny kid and my parents bought me a 110 lb barbell set made of plastic covered cement plates. If you grew up in the 70’s, you may remember these!

Dave in basement home gym

In my basement home gym.

I played around with my weight set off and on for a few years without any real plan or routine, but i did become familiar with the basics.

As I got older, I began reading all the bodybuilding magazines I could find, like Joe Weider’s Muscle & Fitness (Muscle/Power back then), Strength and Health and any others I could get my hands on.

It wasn’t until I was 19 that I joined a gym and went there every day after school (I was commuting to Lincoln Technical Institute for Electronics technology) that I really began to build muscle. People started noticing and for the first time in my life, someone (a popular older student) actually tried to recruit me for a softball team! It was the first time I began to realize that the way I looked made people think I was strong and athletic!

I found the older, bigger men at the club I joined in Allentown, PA were not arrogant “muscleheads”, but truly nice guys that often took the time to give me some tips and encouragement. I worked out regularly for a few years and was pretty happy with the results.

I have been bodybuilding on and off ever since, and have been an avid reader of Flex, Muscle and Fitness, Ironman and Muscular Development magazines for decades now.

I am now 52 years old and I am probably in the best shape of my life. I workout at least 4 times per week, hitting each muscle group once per week with high intensity workouts. I am also an avid bicyclist, which to some degree is at odds with bodybuilding. Most cyclists try to minimize body weight in order to cycle faster and climb hills. I refuse to drop body weight if it means losing muscle! I just do my best at both disciplines and am content to be “pretty good” at both!

I am a huge advocate of protein supplements, mostly due to the convenience and consistency of quality. I eat a lot of red meat, chicken and fish, but ALWAYS have a protein shake first thing in the morning, after every workout (weight or cycling) and last thing before bed.

It has taken me years to create this website and I hope the information helps you to reach your muscle building goals!

 

Dave