Is Serge Nubret’s Training Method Effective For Naturals?

Is Serge Nubret's Training Method Effective For Naturals?

Serge Nubret remains one of most influential bodybuilders. He had an incredibly aesthetic physique, which he maintained until the end of his life. Even in his 60s and beyond, he was muscular and lean. Naturally, Serge Nubret’s amazing appearance made people interested in his training methods.

According to Serge himself, he relied on super high volume and frequent training. He didn’t use very heavy weights, but the short rest periods and the number of repetitions made his method effective and intense. Serge was training for hours and hours in the gym.

However, I don’t think that natural bodybuilders should not train like Serge Nubret. His training methods are inferior for the most part and do not tell the whole story.


1.Serge Nubret used drugs

I am almost sorry to inform you, but it is extremely unlikely that Serge Nubret was a natural bodybuilder. According to underground sources, his favorite muscle drug was negma parabolin – a highly effective anabolic steroid no longer produced in its original form.

Also, what do you think is behind Nubret’s amazing physique in his 60s and 70s? Of course, many naive souls would like you to believe that the awesomeness was maintained solely by training and nutrition, but that’s only a small part of the picture. The muscle elixirs and the genetics took care of the rest.

Moreover, if we assume that Serge Nubret was a natural bodybuilder, that would mean that he was on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s level without drugs. If that’s possible, what would he look like on drugs? It makes absolutely no sense that a person so obsessed with bodybuilding wouldn’t go all the way to beat the competition.

2.Lifting for the pump makes you weak

If you lift light weights for many repetitions, you develop endurance. To acquire strength, one has to lift heavier weights.

The method of Serge Nubret calls for many reps and sets, but the weight is light. As a result, the body and the nervous system never get used to heavier loads.

As a natural bodybuilder, you have to improve your strength, even if that’s not your main goal.

3.Who has the time?

Who has the time to train for hours 6 days a week? Very few.

Serge Nubret was a professional bodybuilder. Pumping iron was his job. Copying him will not work for the average person.

Bottom line: Nubret’s method is simply not practical for most people, even for bodybuilders on steroids. You can reach your potential without investing so much time into pump routines. Nonetheless, you can still train this way if your heart wants it.

2 comments

  1. Iron God (not really)

    I do not know if Serge Nubret was natty or not but I did read this once (to paraphrase):
    “Light weights and high volume can increase strength. How? The muscles use a minimum of fibres within a muscle, once those fibres are exhausted, the muscle then uses the other fibres, and so on until every fibre is exhausted.”

    If anyone does not believe that light weights and high reps cannot build muscle then go take a look at the thighs on a long distance cyclist or a drummer in a rock band, the calves on a window cleaner, the forearms of ropemaking sailors of old.

  2. Iron God (not really)

    Sorry, I meant “If anyone does not believe that light weights and high reps CAN build muscle…”

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