Category Archives: Uncategorized

An Open Letter to Competitive Bodybuilders and the Bodybuilding World

As many great athletes compete for the Super Bowl of bodybuilding: "Mr. Olympia", and while many cheer and applaud them for committing slow suicide, we should not forget the memory of great bodybuilders who have met their untimely death in pursuit of this Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. I know that my straight-forward approach of truth has even pissed off my fellow athletes, including those that I have tried to help. Hopefully one day, when it’s all said and done, they will realize that Read more [...]

Common Unnatural, Bizarre Human Behavior

Every time a person decides to take charge of their destiny, all hell will break loose. Pirates and vampires will become furious. Even those who could use your courageous acts for inspiration will even mock and ridicule you for standing up for them; not just for refusing to take the beaten path but also for trying to separate them from the herd. When it comes to human behavior, has something ever baffled you to the point that it seems unnatural and bizarre? Like people fighting against their own Read more [...]

Vic Richards’ Instinctive Training: It’s a Crusade, Not a Program

I came to the conclusion that when God has given you a gift, it’s not for you to hoard. Unlike many pro bodybuilders, I never wanted to be a bodybuilder and I didn’t know what bodybuilding was about. But, playing hooky as a 15-year old boy landed me at Gold’s Gym Venice Beach. This is spiritual because remember, God has a purpose of sending me to a place for deliverance. I put my pride and ego aside. To listened to my fans across the world who bombarded me with emails and said, “Victor, we Read more [...]

Weekly No-holds-barred Radio Shows with the training partner of the legendary Lee Haney, Rick Giannone!

A few weeks ago, I sent out hundreds of emails to my devoted fans on my website, and asked them what topics and issues they really want me to talk and elaborate on. The response was overwhelming! They wanted to hear what really happened behind the scenes at Gold’s Gym Venice—they said they were tired of fake internet gurus and magazine editors who were making things up and who were never really there in order to sell snake oil. I am acquiescing to your demands—starting January 1, 2014 we will Read more [...]

In Memory of Greg Kovacs

When I heard about the untimely death of Greg Kovacs at the young age of 44, my heart mourned. I had the opportunity to meet Greg briefly. He was a gentleman, a great bodybuilder. I am very saddened by his unexpected death. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and loved ones. It seems like it has been consistent to see young body-builder athletes losing their lives at such an early age. I’ve always tried to understand the mindset of my fellow bodybuilders, and it baffles me every time because Read more [...]

Big Game, Big Trophy and Good Old Country Living

                I would never have thought in a million years that I would be the one who would go back to harvesting wild meat: elk, deer, moose. I’ve always been conditioned to believe in the idea of why would we kill wild animals when we have an abundance of farm-raised meat to purchase in our neighborhood supermarket? I’ve come full circle: by learning that treasures are found in the least expected places. The so-called Rednecks who have always harvested from the land, and the so-called Read more [...]

Counterfeit Christianity: Will the Real Anti-Christ Please Stand Up?

It was a little after midnight, and the Spirit came heavily upon me. And I was restless. Then this thought came to mind: If all Christians believe that there is one God and one Jesus, why are there so many Christian denominations with conflicting doctrine? Is God going to one denomination and saying one thing, then going to another and saying something else? Could God be going against His Word when He said, “My Word is the same as it was yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8)? Because Read more [...]