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Bertil Fox Seminar & Posing DVD Review

Bertil Fox Seminar & Posing DVD Review
BodybuildingPro.com Bodybuilding Video & DVD Reviews Bertil Fox Seminar & Posing DVD Review Bertil Fox Seminar Plus Posing Taped in England in the late '80's, Brutal Bertil tells it like it is. Fox is one of the most outspoken, popular, smart, down-to-earth physique stars in the professional ranks. He speaks his mind on all subjects from his feelings towards judges, and his fellow competitors, to training and steroids. This is a controversial seminar - nothing is held back! BUY IT NOW Bertil Fox Seminar Plus Posing (DVD) Go to:REVIEW OF THE DVD Bertil Fox Seminar & Posing Nice classic physique but lacking the sheer size Bertil had. Personally I just wanted to see Bertil get to the money. But the added features are good additions. The announcer then announced the main attraction of the show - the bodybuilder's bodybuilder - BRUTAL BERTIL FOX. He came out to to the stage and sat down wearing a track suit and looked wide and thick. I really don't understand the comments about Bertil being structurally narrow. I can see this in his back double biceps pose, but from the front? No way. He reminded me of Gary Strydom in that manner - thick and wide, just not so much from the rear when hitting a back double biceps pose. When Arnold and Bertil were sitting together Bertil looked to be far wider than Arnold, and we all know how wide Arnold was. However, that was Bertil during the offseason, and Bertil is considered to be much like Dennis James as the king of offseason mass! Bertil said that Steve Reeves movies had a great influenec on him as a child and he wanted his physique thinking that is how a physique should be. I would tend to agree - Steve was around 6'1 and 210 pounds with a 29" waist. Fantastic physique. He was also confident and handsome and in the movies appeared to be the traditional bodybuilder and strongman - something Arnold said Bertil could be and something that I think Bertil wanted to be from his Steve Reeves inspirations! More questions were asked and Bertil was asked about hobbies outside of bodybuilding. Bertil spoke about it but seemed primarily focussed on bodybuilding - hard training and strict dieting. Say what you will about Bertil's personal life, the fact remains that he was one of the most amazing bodybuilders ever and one of my favourite classic physiques. Somebody who I feel was highly underrated in his time. And off topic and possibly controversial, I have to say that Bertil's unfair placings in bodybuilding probably didn't help the outcome of his life. Sometimes all it takes is being screwed at something you love to ruin your motivation in life which eventually leads down the slippery slope of poor decisions. Bertil spoke about supplements and said: "I take everything - especially if it's free. He was asked if supplements worked and looked at his right arm and said "Well...". LOL. Excellent point Bertil! Bertil said that Rich Gaspari had a lot of vascularity but not that much muscle density - ???? Maybe Bertil was smoking some crack from the crackpipe Ronnie keeps saying Jay has. Much more than Bertil was even at his best. They both were about 5'8 or so but Rich was more dense than Bertil - and Bertil was damn dense so that's saying a lot! I think that Bertil possibly just wasn't sure what the word "density" means in reference to muscle. Bertil went on to say that Larry Scott was ahead of his time and impressed Bertil a lot. Bertil went on to say that Larry Scott was ahead of his time and impressed Bertil a lot. Bertil said that Sergio Oliva was an idiot to try to compete again and turn the clock back. Bertil said Tom Platz had great legs and that's it. Next up Bertil talked a little bit about his training and his training intensity. Bertil gave us his opinions on Rick Wayne. When asked what his best bench press was, Bertil said there is some variance from week to week depending on external factors such as stress and other factors so that he is not too conscious of weight. His max bench press was probably around 585 pounds if I had to guess - and I'll tell you this - barely ANY bodybuilders of ANY era are this strong. Bertil could handle 400 pound bench presses like it was the empty bar! Bertil could probably bury Jay and Dexter in the gym, and I honestly think that even Ronnie Coleman himself would have to push himself hard to keep up. Bertil on the other hand I truly think did. Bertil was more of an animal than I've ever seen before. Ronnie looks like he is having fun in the gym and is just a freak of genetics in terms of muscle and strength. Bertil seemed like a guy who was just plain addicted to the rush of working out and would workout on the brink of injury to get the ultimate workout! This man is an animal, and while I haven't reviewed it yet, I HIGHLY recommend you purchase the Brutal Bertil Fox training DVD. I have seen a few clips of this video and it is amazing! Bertil is quite possibly a greater motivator than ANY bodybuilder I have seen working out on video up to this point - that INCLUDES Ronnie. And this is only from the few clips I have seen. I think part of the appeal is that Bertil looks strong but is so much stronger than he looks. A member in the audience asked if Bertil takes steroids and he said that they are a part of bodybuilding. He was asked again if he takes them and he replied "None of your damn business, haha. That's a personal question. Too bad about that. I would have liked to hear about Bertil's comments on steroids. Tom Platz was very open about them and I wish Bertil spoke about them too. Bertil got a lot of flak in his day! He was incredibly underrated. He was kind of like the Shawn Ray of his day in that he was very outspoken. But the judges had the nerve to hold Bertil back considerably due to his words. Some of Shawn's comments are spot on - same goes for Bertil's. Bertil said there is a day when a bodybuilder will become as big as he can ever become. But he said you can't tell yourself that you've reached your peak or else you will just stop growing. You need to train with the intensity and determination that you are still going to grow! I think Bertil took this very far by seeing a skinny boy in the mirror looking at him when he was working out! You have to wonder what Bertil sees in the mirror these days at age 54 while sitting in a jail cell at 160 pounds! My favourite part of the DVD was up next: Brutal Bertil hit the bench presses! He did a staggered set by coming up in weight and then going back down - this was incredible to watch! The announcer said that Bertil normally wore gloves but had no gloves with him. He said he also just trained chest that very morning! He performed the following weight and reps on the flat bench: Then Bertil did a dropset! Bertil then did 295 for 10 reps after barely any rest between that set and his previous staggered set! Bear in mind that this was after he had already trained chest that morning - unreal! Talk about strong. Bertil then hit a set of flyes to show the crowd his form for them. He said his form was different than the traditional method. He tapped the ends of the dumbbells facing away from him together at the top of the movement. Bertil was thick as all hell. This was another skinny runt compared to Bertil! Yep, you guessed it - another runt compared to Bertil! I do think the judging was done by Bertil because Bertil is someone who can relate to the modern day judging - and so can Tom Platz. I agree with Bertil and John Romano that feminity is NOT females with male bodies! I really don't see how Craig came in fourth, especialy if Bertil was doing the judging, but oh well. Vince was the only bodybuilder at this contest who was comparabl to Bertil in any way. Bertil had some huge calves which is pretty rare for black bodybuilders. It is known that black bodybuilders have a hard time developing big calves just as white bodybuilders have a hard time keeping tight waists - it is just genetic and something in the bloodline. And while there are some anthropologists silly enough to pretend race doesn't exist (like a professor at my university who I've debated it with), the reality is it does, and this is one of those things that is definitely noticeable between the races. One would be fairly ignorant not to note that and not to note that Bertil did stand out in this manner compared to his fellow black bodybuilders. Overall Review: To me, this DVD was worth it's weight in gold just for the footage of Bertil bench pressing as heavy as he did during his staggered set. That was my favourite part in the DVD by far. The questions and answers with Bertil were also quite entertaining. The amateur bodybuilding footage was not of much interest to me, since I mainly wanted to see Bertil. But the Vince Taylor early guest posing footage was definitely a real plus! Overall this is a good seminar and one which you will want to add to your collection - especially if you are a fan of Bertil. BUY THE DVD Back To Top Bertil Fox Seminar Plus Posing (DVD) Bertil Fox Seminar Plus Posing (DVD)

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Bertil Fox - Brutal Fox in Training #2 DVD Review

Bertil Fox - Brutal Fox in Training #2 DVD Review
BodybuildingPro.com Bodybuilding Video & DVD Reviews Bertil Fox - Brutal Fox in Training #2 DVD Review Brutal Fox in Training - The Ultimate Workout (DVD) THE ULTIMATE WORKOUT! This was the same type of warning which was at the beginning of the Bertil's Brutal #1 DVD. Next up a short biography of Bertil was shown which included his contest history and some more info about him. Bertil started off using the 110 pound dumbbells for the flat bench for nine reps like nothing. He had no problem at all with this warmup set and stopped well before failure. He then went on to perform nine reps with the 130 pounders with the same relative ease. Next he used the 150s for the same number of reps. His timing was better than it had been in the Bertil #1 DVD and his form was ok - not the greatest, but pretty good. He used the 180s next - doing nine reps in total, again with relative ease. He then used the same weight for 11 reps which again looked easy! Bertil is unquestionably one of the strongest pressers in the history of bodybuilding. Bertil moved on to barbell incline presses next starting off with 225 which he did for 10 easy reps. He then did eight easy and full reps using 295 pounds. How many pros today can handle that weight so easily? Not many! He then did nine easy reps with 345 and with no assistance from his spotter except for a slight bit to rack the weight! Talk about power. Bertil did cable crossovers next doing 11 reps with 95 pounds per side. Triceps pushdowns were performed next using the long bar and a narrow grip. He started off with 95 pounds and 11 reps and then 150 pounds for nine reps and 14 reps using 190 pounds. He used a short range of movement and was questioned about that. Bertil explained it was his particular style and he felt it that way. He did leaning triceps pushdowns next for 13 reps at 120 pounds and then seated triceps extensions also for 13 reps but using 70 pounds and then 12 reps using 85 pounds. Bertil explained that working out was like sex and that you have to change positions sometimes lol. Bertil had a lot of funny things to say and a very cutting sense of humour. Bertil then did six reps of 70 pounds using the machine preacher curls then nine reps using 80 pounds. More interview questions were being done next with Bertil. He was asked various questions about training and gave honest and detailed answers. He was an interesting character to talk to and had a great personality for the camera. After some questions were asked Bertil went back to the machine preacher curls using 90 pounds for 10 reps and 100 pounds for 10 reps. Bertil did one arm pulley curls next with 100 pounds for 11 reps one arm at a time. I'm not a particular fan of pulley curls, but this exercise isn't too bad. It is the double arms together pulley curls I don't much like, although I can see why some bodybuilders like it since they can see their biceps size and definition during each rep in the mirror and it also helps them to perfect the front double biceps pose. Bertil next did 11 reps using 150 pounds per single arm on the pulley curls using fierce and explosive and borderline dangerous (injury inducing) reps. Bertil finished by doing a superset of concentration curls with triceps pushdowns. He used 55 pounds and nine reps followed by 120 pounds and 11 reps for triceps pushdowns. Bertil took off his shirt next and hit some poses including the following: Bertil sat down with his interviewer next and ordered a very large breakfast: A lot of questions were asked to Bertil and he was asked if he felt he could have been a successful powerlifter. I definitely feel that he could have been world class if he ever chose to compete. Bertil then went for his second workout at World Gym. Day 2 "Shoulders & Back" Bertil started off with barbell presses behind the neck. He did a total of nine reps using 205 pounds and 255 pounds also for nine reps. He was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and was looking huge. Not bad for a guy pushing 40. His next set was 295 pounds for nine reps. He did front presses next with 100 pounds for 11 reps followed by 150 pounds for nine reps and then 200 pounds also for nine. For his last set he did 250 pounds for nine reps. His next exercise was seated side laterals raises starting off using 55 pound dumbbells for 10 reps for his first two sets. For his next exercise he superset front presses (cited as upright rows) with bent over lateral raises using 135 pounds for nine reps. He next did 185 pounds for eight reps. In between sets he was being interviewed on his technique and training preferences and followed this up with 185 pounds for 11 reps. Bertil then did bent over lateral raises using 55 pound dumbbells for 11 reps. His supersets were very intense. Brutal Bertil Fox in Training 2 DVD Bertil then went to the cables to do single arm bent over lateral raises using 90 pounds for 12 reps and followed it up with 12 reps using 130 pounds. Bertil started his back workout next keeping with the basics by doing bent over barbell rows using 225 pounds for eight reps and then eight reps with 345 for two sets. He then did t-bar rows with 185 pounds for 11 reps. Both of these exercises are very hard and basic and great for mass. For his next set he did 225 pounds for 10 reps and his last set 350 pounds for 11 reps. Next up, Bertil met up with Joe Gold who founded Gold's gym. During the vist, a set of behind the neck pulldowns was shown with Bertil doing eight reps using 150 pounds. After Joe left, Bertil was shown doing a set with 200 pounds at seven reps and 250 pounds at 10 reps. After that set Bertil took off his shirt to do his next set which was 260 pounds for 12 reps. I have to question whether or not he had gone to failure in the previous two sets because he did less weight and for less reps. With Bertil, he was always as strong as a truck, yet seemed like he could have been stronger if he pushed himself a little harder at the gym. Using a 10 pound plate for resistance, Bertil did 28 reps of hyperextensions. His back was looking crazy as always - very thick and muscular. Bertil went on to train legs next, starting off with squats using 225 pounds for 10 reps for an easy set. Bertil said that squats are the best basic exercise for the legs. Bertil said that he goes to parallel on squats so that he builds his thighs and not his glutes. For his next set he did 295 pounds for 11 easy reps. Bertil spoke with him briefly, but no audio was recorded. Bertil then went on to perform another set of squats using 365 pounds for 10 reps and another set using 435 pounds for 10 reps. On his last set he did 505 pounds for 10 reps - very impressive! Bertil did leg presses next starting off with 360 pounds for 12 easy reps. Bertil did 10 reps with 550 pounds next for a more intense set. Keeping with the basics once again, hack squats were the exercise of choice next for Bertil. Bertil did 10 reps with 400 pounds of weight. Bertil did leg extnsions next starting off with a warmup of 80 pounds for 16 reps and then 115 pounds for 13 reps. Hamstrings were up next and Bertil did 80 pounds for 11 reps on the lying leg curl machine. He did 10 reps with 100 pounds next before moving on to standing leg curls. He started with 75 pounds for 11 reps and 85 pounds for 10 reps. Calves were up next in the training department starting with seated calf raises for 19 reps using 105 pounds and then 17 reps with the same weight. Bertil said that all in all he trains calves about four times per week. He had amazing calves (huge), something which is rare among black bodybuilders. Bertil did standing calf raises next with 520 pounds for 16 reps. Next was 540 pounds for 11 reps with high intensity. Abdominals were trained next and Bertil took off his shirt during this segment. He started off with 34 situps. He did 15 reps of leg raises next and then went on to do deadlifts, doing 11 reps with 420 pounds. Some brief contest footage was shown next as well as some pictures of Bertil with friends. He was looking huge in those pictures and it was obvious that he was larger than life. Overall Review: While this DVD was filmed in 1990 and Bertil was not as his strongest as he was in the Bertil #1 DVD filmed around 1983,

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