Paul Becker Interview
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What is it you are trying to do different from everyone
else in your field?
PAUL: I don't know about everyone else, but I am strongly
trying to push drug free bodybuilding. There are others
doing the same thing, but of course there are many that
Now that female bodybuilding is all but dead and the
IFBB has come down and told the fitness competitors
to soften up, where is the future?
PAUL: I hope towards a more sane, drug free standard
Have you heard of any new trends that are on the horizon
many of us aren't aware of yet?
PAUL: I will tell you this, the drug situation in bodybuilding
will come to a head in the next 10 or 20 years. It can't
keep getting worse like it has and not eventually blow
If you could achieve one huge thing in your field, what
would it be?
PAUL: Bring aesthetics back to bodybuilding. Who cares
if a bodybuilder is close to 300 pounds if his waist
is huge and he just looks like a big block. Let's see
bodies like Bob Paris, Frank Zane and Steve Reeves again.
If success is measured in means of money earned, what
truly is success, and why do you feel those with more
than that want more and more?
PAUL: Success would be turning out a valuable product
or service that gets people closer to their goals. I
don't know why, greed is a fact of this world I guess.
What fitness star, bodybuilder, male and female do you
admire and want to work with?
PAUL: Don Lemmon, of course.
What would you have them do different?
PAUL: Get a haircut and get a real job.
In the real world, we have what you do. Some go freelance
because the clients demand it. Others do this because
the powers that be are a pain in the ass. Why is that?
PAUL: I wish I knew why people act the way they do.
I guess fear that they will lose out.
What would be the ideal work environment?
PAUL: Where the whole group shared the same purpose
and worked together in a well organized push towards
What are your latest and most immediate plans?
PAUL: Just to continue to research training, diets and
supplements that give results for drug free trainees.
One hard selling point so my readers will say "WOW"
and head to your site for more info.
PAUL: I'm not really the hard sell type, but I am there
to help, I answer all my own e-mail and I do my best
to give recommendations on programs and supplements.
When you were your best, what was your routine?
PAUL: The Truly Huge program, of course.
When you were in your best shape, what was your diet?
PAUL: The Know How diet, what else?
What did you think I would ask?
PAUL: Name, rank and serial number?
What is your favorite breakfast?
PAUL: Steak and Eggs with spinach.
What web sites do you frequent?
PAUL: I really don't, I am always surfing for new sites
Last movie saw, last video rented?
PAUL: Man On The Moon, Entrapment
What was the funniest thing about my 97 minute demo
PAUL: Tiger saying he's owes his success to Ostrim meat
What was the best part?
PAUL: The belly button rings.
Ok, I knew you'd have a silly answer, so what was the
most informative part?
PAUL: The workouts were great, intense and result producing.
Last CD bought, concert saw?
PAUL: Garth Brook's In the Life Of Chris Gains for my
wife, Bruce Springsteen
If I were to leave you with a set of barbells in a cave
and allowed not one, but two pieces of equipment, Nautilus,
Hammer, or whatever, what would you choose?
PAUL: Nautilus Pullover and Southern Exercise Tru Squat.
I had a secret desire to be _____ growing up?
The most alluring of the fitness babes?
PAUL: Jamie Eason.
The best of the modern bodybuilders?
PAUL: Bill Davey
Do you know your ABC's backwards (this would be a DUI
PAUL: zyxwvutsrqponmlkjihgfedcba (hic, Buuuuurrrrrpppppp!!)
Describe to me your hardest workout. The one where you
had a partner and you didn't give up for fear he would
PAUL: Well I was training with this cannibal once, he
was eating a clown, and he passed some to me and asked
"does this taste funny to you?". Really my hardest workout
involved 20 reps squats, when I felt like I was going
to die at 12 reps, but somehow got all 20.
I saw "Any Given Sunday" the other day and it was a
huge promotional tool for Metrx. That **** BLOWS. Not
out of envy, out of plain disgust for junk being sold
to us as good for you. What product gets under your
PAUL: Weight Gain Powders, that are so high in sugar
that you gain weight all right - fat weight.
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