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Bodybuilding Legend Bill Pearl - Power Training Routine

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Bodybuilding Legend Bill Pearl - Power Training Routine

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...



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