The 70s and 80s was called golden era of body building and has produced some of the most famous male body builders which are still considered as a motivation to many. This era has produced great body builders like Arnold, Sergio Olivia, Mike Mentzer, Mike Katz, Frank Zane and many others. Images of these body builders are still on the walls of many for motivation and admiration.
Over the past decades, this sport has evolved too much and with help from science, trainers and professionals now can create effective muscle gain workout and muscle gain diet. From recent studies it has been revealed that gaining muscle requires extreme hard workout at the gym and an equal time in kitchen. Today most people use supplements with their muscle gain diet for increased strength and endurance. But many people still consider old school muscle gain workout to be the best for rapid gain in size and strength. Some people are put off by the old school workout routines while some still like to follow them. Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler are prime examples of recent body builders who have achieved massive results with immense training and a lot of hard work. Their muscle gain workout is quite different from that of Arnold or Mentzer but they still believe old school routine to be very effective.
We do not want to debate if old school routine is better than current techniques used. But we only want to highlight the differences between these two types of routines. Firstly, the old school technique requires more determination. Top body builders of those times used to train for hours at gym with a high volume approach. They used to have two to three sessions in the gym but mostly did not spend much time in kitchen with their diet. Current technique is one or two sessions at gym combined with a strict diet regimen and if necessary food supplements for added nutrition. Experts believe that going to the gym 4 to 5 days a week is enough because muscles need to relax for growing. Previously, body builders used to train 6 days a week with at least 2 sessions daily. They believed that putting the muscles in extra strain helped them to grow. The result with old school method was extra ordinary manly physique with clearly defined muscles and very little fat.
The exercises in both routines are almost the same, but with a little change in technique. In the 70s and 80s they used to do one muscle group in a single session, but today most people do at least two muscle groups in a single session. It is up to the people to decide which kind of muscle gain workout that they want to do because both of these are equally effective and require the same amount of determination.