Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Muscle Marathon Summery

I started my first round of bodybuilding in 1960, when I was 24 years old, I weighed 145 pounds at 5’9”.   I trained for ten years stopping in 1970 when I was 34, weighing approx 190 lbs. I trained at Jack Delinger’s gym in Oakland CA. - Jack was a former Mr. America and Mr. Universe.

Jack's gym was a no frill gym with free weights, wooden floors, and a small portable shower in a small dressing room out back. He had a few benches and a lat machine, that was it. This was bare-bone training, back before steroids and modern gym equipment and supersized gyms. You were there to train not socialize.

I was a total novice so Jack started me out with the basics: three sets of ten reps with bench press, arm curls, overhead barbell press, triceps push-downs, lateral raises, squats and calf raises. Because I was so skinny his diet plan was; “Drink a lot of milk and eat a lot of food!” That was it, no fancy nutra-talk, just train hard drink milk and eat a lot of food.

So I trained hard drank a quart of milk a day and ate a lot of food.  In two years I gained twenty pounds of muscle and I had my first picture in a muscle magazine.  In 1964 I started training at Mitch's Albany Gym which was a more up to date gym with more equipment.  I was able to expand my routine and soon I started entering weight lifting contests as a power lifter. Then, in the mid sixties, I started entering bodybuilding contests.

In September 1968 my photo was on the cover of Strength & Health Magazine. It was a high point in my bodybuilding career.  However, in 1966 I had started art college so my attention was divided between the physical and the spiritual culminating in my quiting my job in 1969 to devote my life to art.  My training trailed off until I eventually quit bodybuilding entirely in 1970. I was 24 when I started and 34 when I stopped. For the next forty years I lived the "artists life": smoking, drinking beer and wine, and eating whatever I wanted.

My second round of body building, which I called my Muscle Marathon, inspired by Japan's Marathon Monks of Mt. Hiei - started in 2009 and lasted seven years - starting in March 2009 and continuing until March 2016.  I was 72 when I started and I am 79 today and will be 80 in November. This time it was more about my health - both physical and spiritual. I stopped smoking, drinking beer and wine, and I now eat a strict high protein low calorie diet and drink a lot of water.

When I set a goal of seven years of strenuous bodybuilding I didn't know if I could regain any of my former size and strength at the advanced age of 72. Needless to say I was surprised that I started showing muscle gains after a little over a year of training.  That encouraged me to push myself harder to the point where I regained some of my old size and shape. It wasn't easy, I suffered a lot of torn muscles and joint pain because I was using maxim weight to gain more muscles.  However, for the second half of my marathon I began to train less vigorously so that I could concentrate more on the spiritual side of weight training.

Most people believe that weight resistance training is only about ego - and for some it is.  But for me at this age it is more about health and personal awareness. I believe that how one looks, how one acts, and how one presents one's self reflects one's innermost workings.  I believe one should try to project a seamless example of spiritual and physical harmony. Morihei Ueshiba said, "The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit."  I  believe the techniques used for building muscle can also be used to cultivate spiritual knowledge, virtue, and love - important things as one grows older.

What’s next?

My plan now is to continue training into my eighties, except that it won't be strictly bodybuilding anymore. What I plan to do now is just to work a simple muscle maintenance program which will also include some Chinese Qidong.  It will be training on a much less rigorous schedule: three sets of ten reps with moderate weight using the basic exercises that I learned from Jack Delinger back when I first started weightlifting.  It will be on a two or three times a week schedule. My diet however will stay the same because it works so well. I weigh in at 160 -163 lbs and I'm holding steady at that weight.

My hope is that with this muscle maintenance program I will to continue the balance I now have between the physical and the spiritual - which is something I wanted to do when I started my Muscle Marathon. 

Now that my muscle marathon is over I want to thank all of the people who have supported me throughout this seven year marathon, particularly my wife Alice who had to put up with my demanding schedule and eating habits.  I couldn't have done it without her support and for that I am forever grateful. I also want to thank the thousands of people around the world who have followed my blog and watched my posing video. (over 80,000 and still counting)

I will end my marathon by saying that your body is the most valuable thing you own.  All the money in the world cannot buy you a new one.  It is imperative that you strengthen and preserve, for as long as you can, the only one you will ever have. Eat well, exercise, and try to live in harmony with the universe. 

I wish everyone good luck, good health and may you all have long and healthy lives.

Maestro Gaxiola

The GaxiDiet

This is what I eat for breakfast every day

This is what I eat for lunch everyday

These twelve binders contain a seven year record of my food consumption with daily photos, calorie and protein amounts consumed, and a record of my body weight (taken twice daily).
My dinners varied so I took photos of all my dinners.  I  also took photos of any breakfast and lunch variances that occurred when I traveled.  
(Sample page from menu binders)

These protein containers are from the protein I consumed over my seven year marathon.  I consumed over 360 pounds of whey Isolate Protein plus Creatine and L-Glutamine supplements.  The large white buckets contained 15 pounds of protein while the rest are mostly 5 pound containers.

Gerald Gaxiola aka Maestro Gaxiola    

Bodybuilding Photos 
1960 -1970






Muscle Marathon Bodybuilding Photos 
2009 -2016



Gerald Gaxiola
Maestro Gaxiola
Maestro Gerald Gaxiola; King of the Cowboy Artists


  1. "These protein containers are from the protein I consumed over my seven year marathon. I consumed over 360 pounds of whey Isolate Protein plus Creatine and L-Glutamine supplements." I agree with these words but without https://www.biceps-shop.com/best-glutamine-supplement/ you cannot make a beautiful body.

  2. References - Paul, B., 2018. Ginseng Testosterone Scientific Studies. [WWW Document]. Testosteroneofficial.com ie. Testosterone Official. URL https://testosteroneofficial.com/research/ginseng/ (accessed 9.11.18).

  3. I was looking for this kind of valuable information. Your article is really helpful for me. Thanks a lot.





    Ask Fm






  4. I was looking for this kind of valuable information.
    Your article is really helpful for me. Thanks a lot.











  5. I was looking for this kind of valuable information.
    Your article is really helpful for me. Thanks a lot.











  6. I was looking for this kind of valuable information.
    Your article is really helpful for me. Thanks a lot.








  7. With the intention to apprehend it fully you need to know the days that make up the day cycle. Theyre the cheat day density education day a day whilst youll ought to raise your leptin tiers and your fat burning gadget. You could even consume the ones rather sinful meals like pizza beer and ice cream. This is also if you have to perform the density fashion schooling covered on your xtreme fats loss eating regimen package deal Shake day power day that is the day while youll handiest have to eat dietary shakes.

  8. Many humans are nowadays privy to the essence of getting a healthful and healthy frame. Having a healthy weight-reduction plan is a number of the satisfactory things you must do with a purpose to obtain weight loss. Beginning your own diy healthy eating regimen is simple as most of the substances are effortlessly available for you.

  9. That stuff within the grocery stores is so old, they want to feature unnatural flavorings just for it to have any taste. If the leaf is out in the air, split or sitting for some months, all the herbal oils vaporize. You are left with a weak tea, if there's any taste at all. And if there's no taste, there is no restoration properties. You spot, it is the menthol and different risky oils inside the plant which might be healing. There are about , known molecules in peppermint, and that they work together.


  10. Now not simplest that, the caffeine from electricity drinks can critically mess up your sleep cycle, and every body is aware of that top first-class sleep is important when trying to get match and healthy. And, as with sugar, you'll ultimately get that power crash from taking an excessive amount of caffeine. So need to you operate strength beverages? There is a variety of hype surrounding electricity beverages, and most of it's far all the way down to smart advertising.


  11. Before human beings spend the money in this weight loss plan and its ingredients they need to make certain that the meals which they order are really going to taste correct. Nobody desires packing containers of uneaten weight loss plan food laying around. So within the following article unwell inform you what i assume are some of the tastiest nutrisystem ingredients both on the select and primary strains that many people experience and are glad with.

  12. So, you're continuously at the flow, journeying for paintings, and what's greater, a vacation is round the corner! Within the madness of hopping planes and destinations, you'll be involved that your new yr weight loss desires will go out of the window. But, weight reduction even as journeying is feasible, in case you recognize the barriers and the quality methods to get beyond them.

  13. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil to make certain you get some good fats into your weight loss program, which is crucial. All of us pay attention, and i'm sure it changed into drilled into many of you through your mother and father as you were growing up that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I have studied plenty into nutrients and while the right times to consume are etc. With the information i gained i wonder why such a lot of human beings skip breakfast. It additionally simply as important that the breakfast is wholesome, an bad breakfast can get your day off to simply as awful a start as no breakfast.


  14. You need to remember that hunger is pushed by using our bodys need for vitamins. When you recognition on healthy herbal asian ingredients youre giving your body what it really craves. This puts your meals cravings under check so that you in no way ought to worry approximately overeating once more. Ever marvel what all of the hype become approximately with the south seaside eating regimen this weight loss program is meant to be so simple to apply and the weight reduction has been confirmed the food plan at the start commenced as a healthful way for heart sufferers of miami cardiologist arthur agatston who needed to lose weight.

  15. It is sensible to have filling food, but ensure they may be not excessive in energy. Appetizers, which include soup and salads, will make you feel a touch greater full earlier than ingesting an actual meal. Strive consuming drinks that haven't any sugar or water or coffee. Strive finding a family member or weight loss buddy who's additionally seeking to lose weight.

  16. For dessert pick out angel food cake with a topping of fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. -preserve meals safety pinnacle of thoughts-maintain warm ingredients hot and cold foods cold. Use separate utensils for uncooked and cooked meats and discard the marinade after disposing of the beef. These are a number of the meals-associated celebrations. With those hints you may enjoy suitable times and suitable meals and the healthful life-style.


  17. Rather than choosing cheese this is crafted from cows milk you need to have a look at greater exceptional cheese options at your neighborhood grocery keep. As an example chevre is a kind of goats cheese this is lower in calories and fats than cow milk cheese. Parmesan and low fat mozzarella are also suitable alternatives. If you should have milk to your weight loss program then you may need to choose no fat or milk. Soy milk although extra of a vegetarian item is likewise taken into consideration an appropriate replacement.

  18. They help to hold you far from the one-of-a-kind kind of fast food and snacks that includes a huge quantity of energy. It likely would not come as any surprise to you that there may be a big range of different diets and exercise packages being touted for weight loss. Many, perhaps even maximum, of them are perfectly valid.

  19. Simply before the exercising session • you ought to see that the meal you are taking could be very low in fat and fibers. The eating regimen need to incorporate proteins and complex carbohydrates. Dont devour any saturated or unsaturated fats doing so can also faucet your power and make you sense bloated. • you have to consume your meal approximately hours before you exercising.


  20. The region diet regime desires you to devise your meals in step with the ones proportions. Of path you want to recognize the basic concepts of carbohydrates protein and fats. By having a wellbalanced meal you can get the right amount of glucose tiers in the frame. If you have strong glucose levels inside the body there may be increased oxygen for your body. This could give you a lift and might improve your questioning and temper.

  21. These surgical procedures reduce the quantity of meals which you are capable of absorb or to digest. Lap-band surgical treatment includes the implantation of a tool which restricts the belly's capacity to make bigger. Other methods cast off a part of the stomach completely, or insert a balloon which takes up space.

  22. The juice and smoothie quarter is the maximum used vicinity of the kitchen here at hohm. I preserve a unique part of my kitchen reserved as a juice and smoothie quarter. That manner the whole thing i need to make juices and smoothies are in palms attain. My juicer is subsequent to the sink in which i wash and prep them. The compost bucket is on hand and all sorts of scrumptious end result and greens are proper where i want them arranged in an everchanging seasonal show.

  23. The program is engineered to provide you everything you want from gear tips and recommendation to shed pounds. Minute food regimen the minute weight-reduction plan isn't always clearly a weight loss plan inside the strictest feel of the phrase the minute diet can extra precisely be defined because the authoritative e-book of weight reduction hints that clue you in on methods to burn fats speedy with out dieting that can be cooperatively finished in only mins an afternoon.


  24. For the few pills that paintings, you will no longer enjoy their weight reduction effects in case you aren't exercising and eating a healthful food regimen. Also, maximum of those capsules have severe capacity facet effects especially in case you use an overdose of those capsules.

  25. Once in a while its brilliant what massive distinction little matters could make and thats the base of the minute weight loss plan. These rapid and clean ways to put in force fat burning switches let you nearly easily burn off as much as calories consistent with day. Minute weight loss plan is right for everyone who doesnt need to cope with lengthy calorie counting or complex weight-reduction plan plans or for everybody following a food plan or fatburning.


  26. What some humans also want to comprehend is that now not each food regimen starting off as a low carb food plan remains that manner through its whole lifestyles. The atkins diet for instance begins out as an extremely low carb weight loss program that most effective permits carbs from veggies but its also a tiered device that regularly brings returned desirable carbohydrates until in the end there is a balanced food regimen.

  27. In case you don't have the important water for your body for your cells to move fat and carry out their necessary operations, then you won't lose fat. In case you don't have the water vital to properly flush out waste products from your metabolism then those wastes will slow down your metabolism. This will result in fewer calories burnt and extra frame fat saved and accrued.

  28. People which have the subsequent conditions are often encouraged the low residue food regimen moms at some stage in being pregnant some mothers inside the later tiers of being pregnant are put on the low residue weight-reduction plan to ease with belly pains related to being pregnant. Radiotherapy patients a few sufferers that below go radiotherapy treatments within the pelvic andor belly vicinity can be afflicted by diarrhea as a aspect effect.


  29. All they'd had been meat fish end result vegetables and nuts of their rawest shape. They were more energetic had leaner our bodies and suffered from less of the ailments that plague todays human beings. The paleo food regimen is also noted a paleolithic food plan or caveman eating regimen.

  30. . Start strength schooling. In case you do not already energy train, be it with weights, exercising bands, medication balls, or your personal body weight, then begin! Power training is the massive daddy of caloric burning and frame shaping.

  31. So why do mr. Clinton and most of these other social superstars even trouble is it really worth the sacrifices and are the health benefits extremely good sufficient to make up for the entire lifestyles makeover it demands shall we have a peek. Whats so properly approximately eatin your vegetables the plantbased weight-reduction plan fashion as it exists today stems from a growing pool of experts observing something inherently incorrect with the western eating regimen.


  32. There are masses of hundreds of weight loss program plans. But while you wreck it down there are simply varieties of weight reduction diet regime. These are the low carbohydrate food plan the low fats weight loss plan and the counting calorie ie low calorie food plan. On the coronary heart of every is the discount of calories. Dont be scammed by a new food regimen that surfaces.


  33. Noting in which you consume more energy let you avoid them. If you spend a great deal of your time after paintings at the couch and have snacks on a table beside your couch, stuff them within the fridge to get them faraway from your finger's attain. Skipping lunch have to no longer happen. When you are swamped, it's miles tempting to paintings thru lunch.

  34. Be aware about those advantages and take them very critically. But before you get too drastic together with your new healthy eating plan acknowledge that a a success weight loss program is a stability between personal priorities first-rate of existence and fitness. And its absolutely feasible to take up a predominantly plantbased weight loss plan with out signing over your soul to the veggie garden and absolutely outlawing cheeseburgers for the relaxation of your lifestyles.


  35. It's miles written in a welcoming style to all readers and allows inspire and train at the identical time. Being vegan with the aid of joanne stepaniak ms ed copyright lowell residence. It takes time to decide if a vegetarian diet is sustainable and habitforming. For folks that acquire the new lifestyle its now not lengthy before one realizes that the manufacturing of dairy products is linked intently to the manufacturing of meat products and provides the same troubles which turn people off of meat.

  36. 2. Many people avoid taking carbs even as burning fats, which isn't always a very good concept, its higher to take complicated carbs. Additionally drink plenty of water! 3. Have a good plan- this is extremely critical. Many people miss out on results because of this very reason, they don't know what sporting events to do, the way to do them, what weight loss program to take, what it's needed for and so on.

  37. 2. Devour a healthy breakfast - breakfast is the maximum vital meal of the day. Skipping it will make you need greater meals thru the day - no correct! 3. Try to get 8 hours sleep a night time if you may. Resting your body is important on your usual properly being. 4. Make sure you encompass the suitable amount of protein in your every day food regimen.

  38. Most of the nutrisystem foods are packaged so they dont take up a whole lot of room or can lay flat. So it might not be too tough to travel with your foods. To show what i mean sick take a look at a days really worth of meals and what it'd take to prepare them. For breakfast you can have the chocolate chip scone which doesnt require any training. Lunch could be the fettuccine alfredo which doesnt require whatever more than a bit hot water.

  39. In different words you cant just eat some thing you need in any amount that you want. You cant and shouldnt simply eat junk food. Because if you do then you may jeopardize the work which you have performed all week. Whilst you are in this diet you shed pounds in approaches. First you are eating extra protein and less carbohydrates so your frame burns more fat.


  40. Some teenage ladies harbor concerns about fats in dairy however you could replacement lowfat milk and yoghurts. These foods are important additives of diets for teenage women • starchy carbohydrates pasta rice bread breakfast cereals potatoes and couscous. • plenty of fruit and greens. As a good deal as you can manage. • as a minimum two servings of protein meat fish eggs baked beans beans pulses. • to 3 portions of dairy merchandise along with milk cheese and yoghurt.

  41. You will no longer have to shop for any prepackaged foods or pills. Then how does it work the website functions a database containing over extraordinary foods all categorized with factors based on their nutritional value. That double cheeseburger will flavor extraordinary but it'll price a weeks worth of cakes. The load watchers plan will help you drop pounds and preserve them off.

  42. You may nevertheless ought to work difficult to shed pounds, but whilst you use correct weight loss capsules you may see consequences an awful lot quicker. Almost every day we see a new workout application or food regimen, and as a end result there are myriad methods in which to lose weight.

  43. She has been following the paleo weight-reduction plan for years and is a huge fan. You may study her evaluate of the eating regimen and the paleo cookbooks on her internet site. Download her unfastened paleo weight-reduction plan ebook from the internet site in which she shares secrets to success the usage of the paleo weight loss plan. Ive observed a high quantity of hobby on my blog regarding the brand new chefs table food on nutrisystem.

  44. They use the bottom nice meat at those locations to make it cheap and quick to cook dinner. If were being honest maximum folks ought to likely devour more healthily especially those of us who're trying to lose a few weight. However understanding this and doing some thing approximately it are two absolutely various things and our quest to be more healthy is made even more difficult through the number of conflicting evaluations about exactly what forms of meals we have to be consuming.


  45. You certainly do not care that you received and it's your money, right? So, if you have that attitude, the weigh-in will now not be just right for you and you will just be luckily turning in your tough-earned cash to a person for not anything.

  46. In case you do no longer want any snacks but best need cakes you may chose to personalize your menu in place of going with the favorites menu which incorporates samples of some of the most famous objects for your package deal. As an example in case you take a look at the cakes which might be included in the womens middle or basic plan youll see that theyve included servings of diverse desserts and servings of snacks. So this gives you more dessert options than snack options and sufficient desserts for twenty days.

  47. Wow, really impressive guide about the topic that I was looking for. Thank you so much for this awesome guide.


  48. Awesome article, I appreciate your efforts.


  49. Wow, really impressive guide about the topic that I was looking for. Thank you so much for this awesome guide.


  50. Give your furry friend the gift of comfort with this super soft Calminnng Pet Bed "Grabcad" for dogs and cats.
    Our beds feature a round design, creating a cozy and protective atmosphere.
    Pets will feel surrounded by love and warmth, allowing them to experience truly restful sleep.
    The bolstered edge also acts as a headrest, offering additional orthopedic support.

  51. What a good blog you have here on how to buy Vyvanse online medication. There are many order Vyvanse online
    pharmacy websites that operate legally such as buy adderall XR online and offer convenience, privacy, and safeguards for purchasing buy oxycodone online medications. Also, these medicines may not have been stored properly . So always look out Buy Keifeitropin 140iu Online for details .

  52. What an amazing blog you have here Cocaine for Sale thank you for sharing this real good content buy colombian cocaine online will like to also say we have an amazing blog too if you will love to take a look buy peruvian cocaine online thanks for your time to check on our blog. Today cocainehydrochloride is one of the world-leading buy cocaine online manufacturers in the USA . for you to order cocaine online , there is a variety of cocaine websites you can purchase and have it delivered Worldwide . And Yes, you can buy crack cocaine online illegal drugs on the Internet, and it's a lot safer .