Bill Pearl is a former leading competitive American bodybuilder during the 1950s and ’60s. He won many titles and awards, including winning the Mr. Universe contest five times, and became a trainer and author on the subjects of bodybuilding and nutrition.
He also was a personal trainer and coach to many of the top bodybuilders in the 80s.
This is a bulk and power routine used frequently by Pearl throughout his career.
Bill Pearl Power Routine
- Sit Ups 1 x F
- Leg Raises 1 x F
- Bench Press 5 x 5
- Overhead Press 5 x 5
- Bent Over Rows 5 x 6
- Curls 4 x 6
- French Press 4 x 6
- Squats 4 x 5
Notes: Workout three times per week. Use 75-90% of your 1RM for the lifts. Do 1-2 warm-up sets before starting each exercises. As always, increase poundages whenever possible, eat right, get adequate rest, and drink lots of water.
** Check out this great video on Bill Pearl which includes brief but rare training footage...