Body Building DVD Review – Lee Priest: The Blond Myth

There is no getting around it – Lee Priest is a freak, with arms that are routinely voted the best in bodybuilding. In his DVD, Lee says that he has aimed for the freakish physique. He can cross that off the list because he is most definitely a unit.

Lee Priest and his Freakish Muscles

Whenever my dad saw a bloke with muscles he would say “that bloke has got muscles on his ear lobes”. Well Lee hasn’t got muscles on his ear lobes, but somehow he’s got them on his hands. In this DVD you’ll see he can even flex them. I don’t think the judges would give him any extra points, but I certainly would.

Lee Priest the Aussie Legend

I got this DVD because I have a soft spot for Lee – obviously for his association with Powertec, but also because he’s Australian and says what he thinks. Once again this DVD highlights that body builders do not get the recognition they deserve. Given his achievements and standing in the world of bodybuilding, Lee Priest would be a household name in Australia if he performed to the same level in cricket, tennis, football etc. This doesn’t seem to bother Lee though, as he’s just happy that he can train and compete professionally.

Lee Priest Upright Rows
Look at Lee Priests arms!

Elite Genetics

The Blonde Myth is also a good wake up call for those sceptics who think all body builders are just a product of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Lee Priest is a perfect example of the role that genetics play in weight training.

To put it into perspective, Lee talks about how he started weight training at 13 and was already squatting 3 and half plates.

By the time he was 17 he was IFBB Australian Champion. To prove it was no fluke, he then won it the next two years. Thankfully for other Australian body builders at the time, Lee decided to pursue his body building career overseas.

Lee further demonstrates his superior genetics by outlining his off season diet. I can’t remember it exactly but it was something like KFC, hamburgers and chinese; and that was just for breakfast, then more junk food for the rest of the day. Sure he puts on a bit of fat but his blood tests show a below average cholesterol reading – this bloke is just a muscle building machine

Hardcore Bodybuilding

In the video you will weight training that is hard and heavy. He focuses on training in the 6-8 rep range and builds his workouts around the compound exercises. A lot of sceptics say that body builders are all show and no go. Well Lee Priest puts that myth to rest. He flat dumbbell presses 200 pound dumbbells at reps and squats between 7-8 plates. I mean, a big reason for his success is the Elite coaching he received throughout his professional career from Matt “Trunks” Grimshaw.

I definitely give Lee Priest’s – The Blond Myth a big thumbs up. Like a lot of his fans, I really liked Lee’s laid back style and outlook on life. Obviously he wouldn’t knock back the fame and fortunes from the lifestyle of other pro sporting careers, but he feels blessed that he can put a roof over his head and food on the table from pro body building.