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Old 10-14-2007, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How did that guy train John L. Sullivan? I need to get big and strong fast!

There was an article some years ago in Sports Illustrated where they discussed at length that classic John L. Sullivan-Jack Kilrain bareknuckle bout,considered by some to have been the last heavyweight championship bareknuckle bout. In it, they gave some very interesting background information:They claimed that Kilrain thought that John L. Sullivan would be a push-over, because when Kilrain saw John L. Sullivan,according to Sports Illustrated, John L. Sullivan had been on what they call "an epic debauchery" of booze and babes, he had lost so much weight he was a mere shadow of himself,etc,etc.
Enter the guy that was to be Sullivan's trainer, a guy who was a pro wrestler himself.Somehow this guy put John L. Sullivan on some kind of training regime that by the time of the fight,John L. was this huge, hulking monster and KIlrain was scared witless!
My question:What did this wrestler do to achieve these results? I just had something like the flu,I lost about 40 lbs., I don't even look in mirrors anymore, and it sucks!
What specifics can I do to get my weight and strength back?
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's no other way, there's no secret. The only thing that effects your progress is if you're eating and lifting smart or not.
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How much do you weigh??? Losing 40 pounds is alot. But there is no safe way to get big fast. If you find the right supplements to assist you then thats as far as it goes past how you train. But eat alot and keep lifting. Eat alot of protein but not really fast food protein, Good stuff like fish or hamburgers or chicken. Pasta and mash potatoes for the carbs works well for me in gaining.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How much do you weigh??? Losing 40 pounds is alot. But there is no safe way to get big fast. If you find the right supplements to assist you then thats as far as it goes past how you train. But eat alot and keep lifting. Eat alot of protein but not really fast food protein, Good stuff like fish or hamburgers or chicken. Pasta and mash potatoes for the carbs works well for me in gaining.
I am an even six feet tall,I weighed in at 210 lbs before I got sick,when the virus was gone I stepped on the bathroom scale and was shocked to find that I was 170 lbs! But in the mirror I look worse! To me, I look like one of those guys who survived the Bataan Death March or something! I located the Sports Illustrated article that I talked about;in it, they said that John L. was actually down to 160 when he accepted the Jake Kilrain fight,but he was shrewd enough to stipulate that the fight occur six months after the signing.They say that he was back up to 240 lbs four months after he signed.
Does it seem reasonable that I can gain my weight back in about four to six months?
I feel really awful now,although this is about the weight my doctor has been after me to weigh because of that cardiac fitness chart they have.
Listen: I appreciate your input,
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