Arthur Jones, as previously discussed, was a hugely influential in the bodybuilding world of the 1960s and 70s. Famed primarily for his innovative approach to training, Jones’ no-nonsense attitude set him apart from many in the field. At a time when bodybuilding was beginning to enter mainstream society in a much greater way, Jones’ was a notable skeptic. During his time in the Iron Game, Jones was a vocal critic of steroids within the sport, the current training paradigms and also the attitude of many top level bodybuilders.
The following article, taken from Jones’ Nautilus Bulletin series (kindly available from Arthurjonesexercise.com), combines all three of his bug bears. Written about several top level bodybuilders Jones had encountered, the subjects are described and criticised in a fascinating example of behind the scenes gossip. Can you make out the men he described?