8 Things We DON'T Miss About 90's Bodybuilding!

  • Published: 02 June 2019
  • The 90’s were known for bodybuilders that rocked Zubaz pants, fanny packs and even sunglasses in the gym. Beyond that however, there were some ridiculous training programs, beliefs and practices that we all would love to forget in addition to the fashion. In this video, I’m going to cover the 8 things we don’t miss at all about nineties bodybuilding and what we can learn from these mistakes.

    We start with excessive spotting. It seems that no matter where you turned in Gold’s Gym, somebody was getting spotted through an exercise. Heck, even if you didn’t want one someone was always willing and ready to give you a lift no matter what you were doing. Whether it was curls, bench press, or even tricep pushdowns, someone was there to help you lift the weight and do at least fifty percent of the work for you. Today, your muscles are better off for your move to independence. Let’s keep it that way.

    Next, it only takes a brief skimming of one of the most popular bodybuilding magazines of the day - Ironman Magazine - to see how too many sets were being prescribed in every workout. They literally had us doing 29 sets for chest on a Tuesday and then coming back on a Friday to finish up with another 31. That is just pure insanity. Today we have learned how more is less when it comes to balancing out the quality of the training you do with the time it takes you to do it.

    It gets worse however when you look deeper into those marathon workouts. For shoulders for example, it was not uncommon to be asked to perform 7 different variations of side laterals alone. From standing side laterals to seated side laterals to even machine assisted. I’m not saying that there is anything particularly wrong with any of the variations, it’s just that we certainly didn’t need to include them all in the same workout.

    Moving on, the anabolic window is something that took an even longer time to fade away. In fact, to this day some still believe that the critical 30 minutes post workout is all you have to get your nutrients in or forever waste an opportunity to feed your starving muscles what they need to grow. This simply isn’t true, especially if you have eaten within a couple hours prior to training. The protein your body is still digesting from your meal prior to working out is still available and ready to help you after you’re done lifting.

    The next thing that had us a bit hesitant to jump on a treadmill and do anything but walk slowly was the fear of cardio eating up your muscles. Now, a fitness regimen consisting primarily of long endurance activities at the expense of heavy explosive lifting will definitely craft a body that is less impressive. That said, a little cardio here and there is not going to hinder your ability to pack on muscle and will actually help you to get to a level of leanness that will show off the results of your hard work even a little bit more.

    As for the local gym “pharmacist”, it seems that every gym had a creep like this. Even when you did your best to avoid him around the gym itself, he always seemed to appear when you were just trying to get changed and get home after another hard, unassisted workout. Turn down his offers and you might just get a first hand look at his drug induced rage.

    Finally, while I believe that functional training has gone way too far there was a time in the 90’s when bodybuilding did everything it could to be anything but functional. Every exercise was performed on a machine and the very thought of having to do something with your own bodyweight without being strapped to some contraption was nothing but inferior training. Thankfully times have changed.

    As you can see, there were quite a few pitfalls that you wanted to avoid if you trained through the 90’s bodybuilding era. Of course, just like then there are many today as well. The key is trying to train hard and most importantly, smart. If you’re looking for a smart training program and nutrition plan that you can use to start looking and feeling like an athlete, click the link below and pick the program best suited to your goals today.

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Comments • 3 427

    ATHLEAN-X™   4 months back

    *NOTIFICATION SQUAD GIVEAWAY* - Alright guys, I’m giving away a complete 30 Day Workout program to 100 lucky clickers within the first hour this video is published! Remember, this is NOT THE FIRST 100, but those randomly selected WITHIN the first hour the video is published. So don't b*tch if you're not one of them :) Just try next time. Click the link to see if you’ve won. Good luck! 

    If you don’t win, no worries. Just be sure you have your notifications turned on so you can get to my next video quickly and try again. Good luck and thanks for being a loyal subscriber…

    • Mohit Sharma
      Mohit Sharma  3 months back

      ATHLEAN-X™ hello sir can u please help and make a video on GNC mens ripped vitapak..is it useful and what does it actually do

    • Adrian
      Adrian  3 months back

      *I don't mis any beards, so get a shave and a haircut, Jessie please, you fucking Jew impersonator*

    • Azzam Al qazi
      Azzam Al qazi  4 months back

      @oceansheart23 It's a random selection based thing not a "first come first served" one.

    • Jack Stone
      Jack Stone  4 months back

      Jeff I have a question concerning the face pull alternate you made a few weeks ago
      The variation where you do a face pull and then fully elevate your arms overhead to activate the lower trap better. Isnt that replicating a behind the neck press?

  • Brad Lawrence
    Brad Lawrence  2 days back


    • Chelsea T.
      Chelsea T.  3 days back

      I love watching Jesse shamelessly making a fool of himself lmao

      • Todd Northrop
        Todd Northrop  4 days back

        Blue Dawn lmao

        • Daniel Brennecke
          Daniel Brennecke  4 days back

          Real life Bert and Ernie

          • Matt Peters
            Matt Peters  4 days back

            Ok. Jesse is awesome.

            • S G
              S G  6 days back

              What time did your wrist band tell you it was??

              • EffE
                EffE  7 days back

                Looks like the Macho Man Randy Savage!

                Ooh Yeahhh!

                • Sam.christian32
                  Sam.christian32  7 days back

                  By far the funniest video you've done fantastic !

                  • Steve Lockhart
                    Steve Lockhart  7 days back

                    Beaver tranquilizer sounds like a date rape drug.

                    • Corrupted
                      Corrupted  1 weeks back

                      Lol Jesse rocks here, "That doesn't answer my question. Do you see an ab machine in this gym..." lol

                      • james taylor
                        james taylor  1 weeks back

                        hahaha jesse!

                        • Rehmanpa
                          Rehmanpa  1 weeks back

                          Please tell me that was your fanny pack😂

                          • Sharp Moto
                            Sharp Moto  1 weeks back

                            More comedy please 😂

                            • 90s FOREVER 90S LOVER
                              90s FOREVER 90S LOVER  1 weeks back


                              • Joshua Whinery
                                Joshua Whinery  1 weeks back

                                "don't fucking ruin this for me"

                                - 90's Jessie

                                • fatcat s
                                  fatcat s  1 weeks back

                                  1:32 😂😂😂😂😂

                                  • Rajat Pangtey
                                    Rajat Pangtey  2 weeks back

                                    i see spotting in my gym everyday
                                    they can't even do 1 rep but refuse to reduce
                                    and encourage me to increase
                                    i trust jeff more so I won't unless my reps are clean and sets complete without enough effort

                                    • Kevin Sam
                                      Kevin Sam  2 weeks back

                                      Fatty water?🤔 Now that's something new😆

                                      • Steve Martin
                                        Steve Martin  2 weeks back

                                        1:06 the bleep totally failed
                                        "F*+UCK" 😂

                                        • Lobofka.
                                          Lobofka.  2 weeks back

                                          What you need to do is make a new channel and do some comedy sketches lol.

                                          • Tony S
                                            Tony S  2 weeks back

                                            Jesse is a national treasure

                                            • Mez Assassin
                                              Mez Assassin  2 weeks back

                                              jesse has become a bakemono...

                                              • Andy Wandy
                                                Andy Wandy  2 weeks back

                                                Me: eats a beefy Fritos burrito from taco bell

                                                Later: 1:28

                                                • James Tipton
                                                  James Tipton  2 weeks back

                                                  Hilarious 😂😂🤣

                                                  • TacoStanMan
                                                    TacoStanMan  3 weeks back

                                                    “Gotta check the watch!”
                                                    *singular remaining brain cell activating*
                                                    “Uhhhh... oops, this is a sweat band”

                                                    • TacoStanMan
                                                      TacoStanMan  3 weeks back

                                                      Full disclosure, that’s a diss at the character Jesse’s playing, not Jesse himself!

                                                  • Russ The PitBull
                                                    Russ The PitBull  3 weeks back


                                                    • Greg S
                                                      Greg S  3 weeks back

                                                      Trick question because there is nothing we don't miss... Golden era#

                                                      • Mademoiselle Lagushka
                                                        Mademoiselle Lagushka  3 weeks back

                                                        Jeff loves his carrot cake.
                                                        And "IT'S NOT JUST WATER!!!"😁

                                                        • ED
                                                          ED  3 weeks back

                                                          How did you managed to hire Jake Gyllenhaal for this episode?

                                                          • Guy Van Campenhout
                                                            Guy Van Campenhout  3 weeks back

                                                            This was hilarious.

                                                            • Lucas Lima
                                                              Lucas Lima  3 weeks back

                                                              What is this video in 0:36?

                                                              • Benjamin
                                                                Benjamin  3 weeks back

                                                                Athlene x is the most subscribed body building channel on YouTube. Jessie is a good actor too

                                                                • Wrestling
                                                                  Wrestling  3 weeks back


                                                                  • Will M.
                                                                    Will M.  3 weeks back

                                                                    Has anyone heard of the impossible sit-up from the 90s? You just need a towel. 😉

                                                                    • Workn Man
                                                                      Workn Man  3 weeks back

                                                                      Jesse: "Dude, you f*ckin wrote this for me," may be the hardest I've ever seen Jesse act on here.

                                                                      • Alexander Anderson
                                                                        Alexander Anderson  3 weeks back

                                                                        Blue dawn😂😂😂

                                                                        • Mister Hand
                                                                          Mister Hand  3 weeks back

                                                                          There is a video of Lee Priest and two other guys looking like the dudes in Scorpions or Iron Maiden at the height of their striped spandex pants phase that makes Richard Simmons look butch as fuck.

                                                                          Anabolic window? Is this where you do a peeping Tom thing and creep at Phil Heath's house to see him shoot up rhoids?

                                                                          • RS1
                                                                            RS1  3 weeks back


                                                                            • AT AR
                                                                              AT AR  3 weeks back

                                                                              “ANABOLIC WINDOW, GET OUT OF THE WAY!”💀this was the best

                                                                              • Lord Of Chimichangas!!!

                                                                                80 in a 25?

                                                                                • Lidija Cullen
                                                                                  Lidija Cullen  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Bravo, what a fine performance, Jessie enraged deserves an award!

                                                                                  • A. Wheeler
                                                                                    A. Wheeler  3 weeks back

                                                                                    If you dont have a beard you need a spot, its common knowledge

                                                                                    • John Rooney
                                                                                      John Rooney  3 weeks back

                                                                                      aww lads this was brilliant. more videos like this please

                                                                                      • EveryPixelCounts
                                                                                        EveryPixelCounts  3 weeks back

                                                                                        why am I here, I wasn't even alive yet.....

                                                                                        • Adam Narciso
                                                                                          Adam Narciso  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Any new takes on fixing anterior pelvilc tilt? Great video man🙌

                                                                                          • Jonas A.
                                                                                            Jonas A.  3 weeks back

                                                                                            1:29 XD

                                                                                            • Rik McRae
                                                                                              Rik McRae  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Great video. Love it 🤣