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Bobby Maximus Training Program

The most famous bodybuilder of all time, Bobby “the Brain” Maximus was born in Detroit Michigan in 1942. His nickname comes from his ability to think things through before doing them.

He is known for being one of the first professional bodybuilders to use steroids and later became a drug cheat himself (and still does). He won many titles during his career including Mr. America, Mr. Universe, Mr. World and several other world championships. He died in 2005 at age 45 due to heart failure.

Maxim’s training program consisted of two parts: the diet part and the exercise part. He believed that both aspects were equally important to a successful physique build.

Maxim used to say, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”


Bobby Maximus was a bodybuilder who competed in the 1960s and 1970s. He achieved fame after winning the Mr. America title three times, but he did not win the Mr. Universe or Mr. World titles until much later in his career. His best years came when he was competing with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu.

His training methods are often credited for inspiring many others to follow similar routines such as those of Ronnie Coleman, Mike Mentzer and Gary Taylor-Modine among others.

The Diet

Bobby Maximus believed that the diet was the most important aspect to achieving the perfect physique. He was known to consume several raw eggs and other various meat dishes every day.

He would consume around 5,000 calories or more every day in preparation for a competition. One of his favorite things to drink was whole milk, which he drank by the gallons. He also ate lots of different kinds of bread such as pumpernickel.

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The Workouts

Bobby was a big believer in high volume training. He believed that by training a muscle group more than once a week you allowed for more muscle growth.

He trained each muscle group at least twice a week. He believed that each muscle needed a day of rest in-between workouts for best results.

In his earlier career, he incorporated many different exercises into his routines such as barbell curls, bench presses and calf raises. He was known to spend a lot of time training each muscle.

He would perform around 10 different sets for the biceps and triceps.

His later routines focused more on the basics such as barbell and dumbbell curls, incline bench presses and lunges. He incorporated more free-weight movements than machines.

He also used relatively heavy weight and low repetitions in his later training years.

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