001. Introduction And Update On Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors
The fate of the third volume of Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors has been up in the air for years. This, introductory, episode sheds light on what is happening while explains the reasons behind recording conversations between Randy Roach and Tamas Acs.
00:32 Tamas asked Randy to introduce the book Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors. Randy discussed the contents of the book such as the History of Nutrition, the origins of bodybuilding out of physical culture and the iron game.
01:03 Randy discussed the first volume of Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors which covered the 60s which is considered a point where the whole world changes not only in the field of Athletics and Bodybuilding. The rise of Aerobics and Running, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Arthur Jones coming into the scene.
02:14 Randy talks about how Arthur Jones and Nautilus took the equipment to the next evolution and how he impacted bodybuilding. How Arthur pushed the weight and resistance training, how he wanted so much to move exercise into the medical field and expanding strength training for sports.
04:29 Tamas pointed out that the records of bodybuilding are mostly available in the magazines however the more you dug the more you realize that some of it are not as accurate as it is written.
04:40 Randy mentioned that there has been a lot of memoirs and autobiographies done by some of the bodybuilders but when they write their story it is not often accurate and you will get different versions from them.
08:05 Tamas explained the good thing about the book, the facts were stated and let the reader decide how they see it based on whatever they know or whatever their perceptions are.
14:11 Randy talks about the initial draft of volume one six years ago which isn’t nearly complete.
14:43 Tamas talks about the beauty of volume three book one is that it is recent enough and the people that are in it are still alive and well and are able to contribute as compared to when Randy wrote about the 1920s where it is hard to find someone who is active that time who can help.
15:16 Randy explained that the book can be a double-edged sword being more recent, there are more people available and alive, people are very curious as to see which direction the book might be going.
16:22 Randy mentioned that he is in partnership with Tamas on the third volume of the book and they’re looking for a way to expand the world of Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors beyond than being just books. More services can be offered in terms of equipment, training, diet supplements. Randy mentioned that these podcasts will be dealing with various aspects of what Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors encompasses.
20:06 Tamas mentioned about notification about updates on volume three, new podcasts and topics through signing up at theworldodmuscle.com.