Welcome to the world of Classic Physique Builder! Find information and inspiration from the steroid-free, Golden Age of Classic Physique Building to help you build a muscular, powerful, symmetrical, healthy, and attractive physique.
(Photo Above: CPB Champ Alan Paivio, Mr. Canada 1948)
We have now completed our distribution of the latest issue (Winter 2010) of Classic Physique Builder Zine (CPBzine)! So all our subscribers should have received it as a pdf attachment to our distribution email.
We did, however, have some error messages come back from the following subscriber numbers: CPB58, CPB84, CPB85, CPB95, and CPB278. So if one of these subscriber numbers is yours and you didn't receive the Winter 2010 issue of CPBzine, then it could be that you need to send us a new email address or that you had a spam filter on, etc.
It is also possible that some subscribers might not have received their issue even though no error message was sent back to us. So, if you are a subscriber and didn't get the latest issue, just send us an email and we will resend it to you.
Thanks again to all the CPBzine subscribers around the world! We hope you like the latest issue. Your enthusiasm, feedback, and donations keep us motivated to press on with our mission! If you like what we are doing, don't hesitate to spread the word!
All the best,
P.S. If you would like a free 1 year subscription to Classic Physique Builder Zine (CPBzine) - a pdf "zine" (do-it-yourself magazine) that is patterned after the muscle mags of the pre-roid, Golden Age of Bodybuilding (the 1940s and 50s) - just send your name, the name of your city (not your actual address), state/province, and country to firstname.lastname@example.org. That's it! Any info you send us is strictly confidential. We don't share info with anyone, so you won't get on any unwanted lists or receive unwanted, automated email (even from us)!
(Photo Above: Classic Physique Builder Zine - CPBzine - Winter 2010 Issue, Mr America 1945 Clancy Ross on Cover!)
The new Winter 2010 issue of Classic Physique Builder Zine (CPBzine) is now available! Distribution will begin today (Friday), within the next 24 hours, and may take a few days to complete.
Make sure that you turn off your spam filters - otherwise your system may prevent you from receiving our pdf file. Also, make sure you have at least 10MB of space available in your mailbox - because our pdf files is about that large.
If you have changed email addresses, please let us know so we can update our files and distribution list. It seems that gmail, hotmail, yahoo, comcast, verizon, aol, and a few other email systems work best for receiving our pdf files.
Here is the Table of Contents for the Winter 2010 issue:
Editorial Advice for Beginners from the Pre-Roid, Golden Age! CPB Champions (Armand Tanny and Vince Gironda) The Roots of Classic Physique Building: Maxick! The Four Mr. Americas in Clothes! Cheating Exercises for Bulk and Power! (for CPB Intermediates) The History of Steroids Questions and Answers Nutrition Corner: Summer Reducing Diet The Classic Physique vs. the Hulk-Like Physique: Back Size & Shape Book Review: Bodybuilding Anatomy CPB Champions Hall of Fame: Reg Park Classic Female Physiques (and How to Build One) Science & the Golden Age: Be Careful of Research Reports What the Golden Age Champs Measured: Bert Elliot George Eiferman's Advanced Routine (for CPB Advanced Trainers) Pictorial: George Eiferman Net Roundup: News from Here, There, and Everywhere Golden Age Magazine Gallery: Muscle Power magazine
Well, we hope you like this issue! Feel free to comment and post your reactions here on CPB Blog! We would love the feedback!
Thanks to Dr. Casey Butt, Ibrahim Ozcam, and Steven Banks for their contributions to this issue!
- CPB (Anthony)
P.S. For a free 1 year subscription to Classic Physique Builder Zine (CPBzine) - a pdf zine (i.e., "do-it-yourself" magazine) patterned after the muscle mags of the pre-roid Golden Age of Bodybuilding (of the 1940s and 50s), just email your name, the name of your city (not your actual address), state/province, and country to us at email@example.com. That's it! Any info you send us is strictly confidential. We don't share info with anyone. So you won't get on any unwanted lists or received any unwanted, automated email (even from us)!
(Photo Above: Winter 2010 Issue of Classic Physique Builder Zine - CPBzine vol 2 no 1)
Sorry for the sparsity of posts, but we've been putting the finishing touches on the latest issue (Winter 2010) of Classic Physique Builder Zine (CPBzine)! You can see the cover in the photo above.
The issue is complete and almost ready for distribution! We just sent pre-publication copies to the contributors and we will take the next two days to finish proof-reading. If all goes well, we should be ready to distribute by this Friday! So hang in there!
On Friday, when we start distributing the new issue, we will post a "Publication Alert" on CPB Blog, along with the table of contents for the new issue.
The mission of Classic Physique Builder (CPB Blog and CPBzine) is to: (1) promote the ideal of developing a classic physique, (2) demonstrate what kind of body can be developed naturally,(3) preserve & learn from the history of the pre-roid Golden Age of Classic Physique Building, (4) serve as a source of education & inspiration to all; and (5) help initiate a Renaissance of Classic Physique Building in the 21st Century!
For a free 1 year subscription to Classic Physique Builder (CPBzine) - a pdf zine patterned after the muscle mags of the pre-roid, Golden Age of Bodybuilding (the 1940s and 50s) - just send your name, the name of your city (not your address), state/province, & country to firstname.lastname@example.org. That's it! CPBzine is published quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter issues).
CPBzine - Winter 2010 Issue
Vol 2 No 1: Cover - Clancy Ross (Current Issue)
CPBzine - Fall 2009 Issue
Vol 1 No 3 - Cover: John Grimek (see Back Issue info below)
CPBzine - Summer 2009 Issue
Vol 1 No 2 - Cover: George Eiferman (see Back Issue info below)
CPBzine - Spring 2009 (Premier) Issue
Vol 1 No 1 - Cover: Steve Reeves (see Back Issue info below)
CPBzine Back Issues - Now Available!
Back issues of Classic Physique Builder Zine (CPBzine) are available to all CPB Donors as a "thank you gift" for supporting our mission. For a $5 donation (USD), we will send you the back issue of your choice. For a $10 donation (USD), we will send you up to 3 back issues of your choosing. Simply click on the "donation" button below and then follow the paypal instructions. Once you have made your donation, then send an email to us at email@example.com and let us know which back issue(s) you would like. You will then receive your back issue(s) in pdf format via email. It's that easy!
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About Us & Our Mission
Hi and Welcome to CPB!
I'm Anthony Miller - a PhD in anatomy & cell biology, researcher, scientist, academician, pre-roid Golden Age aficionado, and aspiring classic physique builder. I founded CPB because I got tired of waiting for someone else to do it!
For those of us who have no intention of using drugs to build our physiques, it is nearly impossible to get good, muscle-building info that works for non-drug users or inspiring images of classic physique champs from the extreme, steroid-oriented muscle mags of today. Fortunately, there is a vast wealth of pre-roid, Golden Age information from the 1940s and 50s that we can use to build Golden Age physiques that are drug-free, healthy, muscular, powerful, symmetrical, and attractive!
It is the mission of Classic Physique Builder (CPBBlog and CPBzine) to make pre-roid, Golden Age bodybuilding information available again to all, so that we are no longer held captive to the extremism of the modern muscle mags and so that a new, 21st Century Renaissance of Classic Physique Building can arise!
If our mission appeals to you, then please join us in spreading the CPB Movement wherever you are and in whatever way you can. Help us get the word out to people that Golden Age Classic Physique Building (true, pre-roid bodybuilding) is a better and brighter alternative than what the current, mainstream, drug-based bodybuilding world provides!
Please consider supporting the CPB mission through your donations (see donation button above). This will allow us to continue to offer CPBzine free for those (especially young people) who truly cannot afford it. - Thank you!
Steve Reeves - 1948 Mr. World Clip (2nd Clip from Top)
Steve Reeves - "The White Warrior" Clips
Steve Reeves - "Hercules Unchained" Clips
Reg Park - "Maciste in King Soloman's Mines" Clips
John Grimek Interview Clip
Harold Poole Clips
Reg Park Clips
George Eiferman Clips
Mainstream Bodybuilding Ideal - Cartoon Characters: He-man, X-men, The Thing! (2nd clip from top)