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Brian Chamberlain won the 2004 IFBB North American Championships and turned pro when the head judge said, “Gentleman, please turn to the rear.” It was, as the phrase goes, “lights out.” Why? Because Brian has a very wide, densely muscled back that simply outclassed the other competitors in the rear double-bicep and rear lat spread poses. But, it wasn’t always that way. “Width came pretty quick and easy for me. But, my lower lat area was much slower to respond. I had to re-evaluate the way I was training and put some movements into my

These were the words of the newest member of the IFBB pro division, 2004 North American Light Heavyweight and Overall champ, Brian Chamberlain. HARD WORK VS GENETICS Readers of Musclemag will know that I am a big believer that you can learn more about training a specific body part from someone who has had to bring a weak point into balance with the more impressive muscle groups on their physique than someone who is genetically gifted in that same area.While you may be interested in how Tom Prince trained those ridiculous hamstrings and quads of

About Brian Major Titles: 2004 IFBB North American Bodybuilding Championships, Light Heavyweight and Overall Champion Birthdate: September 20, 1974 Height: 5-3 Contest Weight: 190 Off-Season Weight: 220 Starts preparing for a contest 5 weeks out PreContest Training Brian trains 5 days per week when preparing for a contest on the following schedule: Monday: Chest, Light Triceps, Calves Tuesday: Quads, Hams Wednesday: OFF* Thursday: Delts, Abs Friday: Back Saturday: Arms, Calves, Abs Sunday: OFF Brian definitely favors a lower set approach, preferring to get more blood volume in the muscle by using higher rep schemes. "I will usually do three movements per bodypart, but only three sets of each movement. I

Contest stages around the world are littered with guys with great symmetry and genetic shape. Many are fortunate to have a small waist, good width and balanced development. Does that mean that a lot of Flex Wheelers and Shawn Rays are coming to a stage near you anytime soon? Not by a long shot. But as the sport of bodybuilding gains in popularity and more athletes become involved, the odds of seeing more and more aesthetically gifted physiques grows. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll ever hear about most of