Today’s article is a guest post from Brad Kelly (see bio below). It’s an interview with former bodybuilder Robbie Robinson. I’m a big student of the Iron Game, and I think it’s important to learn from past legends in addition to keeping current in strength and hypertrophy research. I hope you enjoy the interview!
Recently I had the privilege to speak with one of the most accomplished and admired bodybuilders of all time “Mr Lifestyle” Robby Robinson. Not only did he compete at the absolute highest level of bodybuilding from 1975 up until 2000 where he won over 20 titles including Mr. America, Mr. Universe, and Mr. Olympia, but also he is still active in the game today inspiring and helping trainees worldwide. Robby is a true hero the sport needs, and world class representation of what bodybuilding is about. Here is what Robby had to say on the most important factors of training (Along with proper nutrition).
Over the past four years, I’ve been insanely busy. Here’s what I’ve accomplished on my own:
Solo Accomplishments Thus Far:
- Cranked out 43 TNation articles
- Filmed 268 YouTube videos
- Posted 497 blogposts
- Written 1 glute training eBook (Advanced Techniques in Glutei Maximi Training)
- Invented 1 piece of strength training equipment (The Hip Thruster)
- Delved into my PhD in Sports Science (AUT University)
- Built my blog up to be in the top 90,000 Internationally and 20,000 Nationally per Alexa Rankings
- And much more if you include lifting weights, training clients, speaking at Conferences, conducting interviews, sending out newsletters, responding to emails, forums and social media outlets, and other random things
And here’s what I’ve accomplished with the help of my talented colleagues Chris Beardsley, Kellie Davis, Marianne Kane, Jonathan Fass, and Brad Schoenfeld:
Accomplishments Thus Far in Collaboration:
In Need of Help!
Although I have a great team of people that I collaborate with, I’ve reached a point where I’m struggling to keep up with everything. The blog, the researching, the research review service, the Get Glutes forum, and the responding to inquiries take up a tremendous amount of time.