I am also going to pay tribute to my favorite bodybuilder in this posting. A young Nubret with a young Arnold.
The reasons why I appreciate Nubret so much are numerous. He was originally born and raised in Guadeloupe where he began lifting at 19. His first inspiration was upon seeing Steve Reeves, who is probably one of the greatest. Serge, not reading popular magazines of the day, learned that high volume moderate weight training built great mass. By the age of 21, with 2 years of training he had won the title Mr. Guadeloupe twice.
Serge is one of the most open and honest bodybuilder there ever was. He takes much time to explain to other posters many things that are beneficial and what one should focus on.
It is interesting to me that he always strictly claims to never using steroids. Even at the age of 68 when almost every other bodybuilder from his period has admitted to it. I am not saying that he is telling the truth but, he was very unique in the way that he trained as well as ate.
He would nearly always train in a fasted state. He never ate breakfast and would consume 1 to 3 huge meals a day, commonly consuming up to 3 to 4 kilos of red meat along with rice & beans. This makes him fairly unique in terms of bodybuilders. He is also big on eating real whole "mother's food". He also claims to train the same way he always has and that is based on VOLUME.
*On my homepage and to the right, there is a page labeled Words of Wisdom from Serge Nubret In it are quotes from him that I have gathered that I feel are very important.