Inspiration: Serge Nubret

Serge Nubret is known for many things, but it was his physique and lifestyle approach that inspired a generation of Men and Women to exceed their natural potential and strive for greatness. Serge competed in an amazing 18 competitions whereby finishing in the Top 3 in all of them, and winning Mr. Universe and Mr. World. He also competed in the Mr. Olympia Competition in 1972, '73 and '75 placing 3rd + 3rd + 2nd - The last of which was runner up to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the reigning Mr. Olympia Champion (x7 time overall winner).

Serge displaying his version of the Crucifix Pose.

Serge is a fantastic individual to study and discuss as a prominent figure in Classic Bodybuilding because he was full of unbelievably unorthodox training and diet practices. These not only stunned fellow bodybuilders at the time but still shock and surprise people today. What makes the protocols Serge incorporated so interesting is that they were so unlike the practices of any other successful bodybuilder of that era. The elements that stand out the most were his extremely high volume workouts performed with relatively light weights and his very limited 'Intermittent Fasting' diet approach.

Serge Nubret performing a double front bicep pose on the Mr Olympia Stage, 1970's.