Hypertrophy

Rich Gaspari: How Lee Haney taught me to lift effectively

Training with the most successful Mr Olympia athlete of all time showed me the difference between lifting and swinging a weight, says Rich Gaspari

Rich Gaspari is a former pro bodybuilder and member of the IFBB Hall of Fame. He is based in Lakewood, New Jersey.

‘It made a huge difference when I met [eight-time Mr Olympia winner] Lee Haney and he taught me how to lift weights and how to train a muscle properly. To train that muscle to failure and not just swing a weight. You’re working to develop a muscle, not just lift heavy weights.’