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Palumbo 20 years ago via 1997

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[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRuUD_sqMYQ"]300+lb Dave Palumbo and Jimmy the Bull Pellechia Train Back at Bev Francis Gym in 1997!. - YouTube[/ame]
 

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videos sure have changed huh....

3:39 Matt Duvall
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He was massive
 

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That was fun watch, pretty entertaining. Dave was huge
 

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Jimmy had great form on the deadlifts. You always want to have your arms in a curl position.
 

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Don't see Met-rx that much these days. I want one of those throwback tank tops.

Dave was huge. Seeing how he looks now and how he looked then...his body must be thanking him.
 

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Don't see Met-rx that much these days. I want one of those throwback tank tops.

Dave was huge. Seeing how he looks now and how he looked then...his body must be thanking him.
Wow I never seen Dave in his younger years,he's massive.Great video TV and congrats on FM.
 

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I used to see him at Metrofit Gym in New Rochelle NY right around that time.
He was the first massive guy I ever saw.
Beyond large...freakishly scary large.
 

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videos sure have changed huh....

3:39 Matt Duvall
:(

He is still huge and ripped pounding cold steel daily in the big gym upstairs.

RIP Big Matt


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Perfect form for Palumbo, shocking for Pellechia. No wonder each looked like they did.
Palumbo looks great in that vid!
 

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Perfect form for Palumbo, shocking for Pellechia. No wonder each looked like they did.
Palumbo looks great in that vid!

I agree on Jimmy.....his DB rows looked like hammer curls...

his rack pulls looked like constipation shits....

:cool:
 

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Perfect form for Palumbo, shocking for Pellechia. No wonder each looked like they did.
Palumbo looks great in that vid!
x2

I was just going to say this.

Dave had him on form in every exe,set,rep lol

To this date Dave always recommends working the muscle through full range of motion on all exe. He says he got it from Dorian as Dorian always trained full ROM.

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Dave was huge. Seeing how he looks now and how he looked then...his body must be thanking him.

:yeahthat:

But above all, goes to show how psychologically taxing this sport can be (no... IS) when you go past a certain level... the discipline it requires in every damn field is so contraining, it's almost impossible to NOT reach that point of extreme saturation where you just wish everything would be over. You might be your own willing victim, this state of mental slavery you slowly put yourself in over the years would destroy anyone's mood, no matter how happy go lucky you were to begin with... passion or no, most people truly have no clue how TOUGH it is to keep up with the never ending dedication/monk's constancy such lifestyle requires. :(

Dave was strong/smart enough to get rid of his chains, now enjoying BB another way... undoubtedly much more. :)
 

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:yeahthat:

But above all, goes to show how psychologically taxing this sport can be (no... IS) when you go past a certain level... the discipline it requires in every damn field is so contraining, it's almost impossible to NOT reach that point of extreme saturation where you just wish everything would be over. You might be your own willing victim, this state of mental slavery you slowly put yourself in over the years would destroy anyone's mood, no matter how happy go lucky you were to begin with... passion or no, most people truly have no clue how TOUGH it is to keep up with the never ending dedication/monk's constancy such lifestyle requires. :(

Dave was strong/smart enough to get rid of his chains, now enjoying BB another way... undoubtedly much more. :)

his bust may have been his wake up call in 2004.

June 16, 2004, 6:26 PM EDT


A prominent Long Island body builder has been arrested by federal agents on charges of illegally selling a drug that is in high demand in both the body-building underground and among victims of HIV-AIDs, according to officials.

David Palumbo, a nationally competitive body builder and the editor of "Rx Muscle" magazine, was charged Wednesday in U.S District Court in Central Islip with illegally distributing a counterfeit version of the human growth hormone, somatropin.

Palumbo, 36, of 3708 Somerset Dr., Seaford, did not fight his removal to San Diego where federal officials plan to arraign him on charges of conspiracy to distribute somatropin, also known as Serostim, and to traffic in counterfeit ********.

Palumbo's attorney, Marc Gann, of Carle Place, declined to comment, as did Assistant United States Attorney Wayne Baker.

The drug, which is belived to mimic a normal human growth hormone in fostering muscle development, is legally available by prescription to combat severe wasting among AIDs patients. But it is eagerly sought in the black market of body building for its ability to foster muscle growth, supposedly without side effects, officials say.

For that reason it is considered by officials to be one of the drugs most widely diverted for illegal use. Somatropin is also costly; a month's dose for an AIDS patient can cost over $5,000. Controversy has surfaced in the medical community over whether the benefits to AIDs patients outweigh the drug's expense and whether less expensive treatments are equally effective.

Palumbo allegedly bought 200 boxes of a counterfeit version of Serostim from a San Diego supplier in July 2002 and subsequently resold some of the drug to individuals in Colorado and Washington State, according to Thomas Nasiatka, an agent with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A month's supply is considered to be four boxes, each containing seven injectable doses, one for each day of the week.

U.S. Magistrate Arlene Lindsey released Palumbo on $50,000 bail on the understanding that he would voluntarily surrender himself to the Justice Department in San Diego. If convicted on the charges, Palumbo could face up to five years in prison.


He wasn't very popular for a long time after this - he got 5 moths fed time but his supporters said he didn't know it was counterfeit, he tormentors called him a greedy scammer.

He has recovered quite well, though and is doing very well in the bizness, on his second child but I always just figured he had to stop the extreme GH slin and anabolic abuse due to proby testing started making cash hand over fist on the internet boards.forums supplement company and figured it wasn't worth it to blast again when he finally accepted his lower body weight and appearance.

It's funny but I always here John and Dave talking about the big busts and when the guys get out they'll start million dollar supplement companies LOL
 

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:yeahthat:

But above all, goes to show how psychologically taxing this sport can be (no... IS) when you go past a certain level... the discipline it requires in every damn field is so contraining, it's almost impossible to NOT reach that point of extreme saturation where you just wish everything would be over. You might be your own willing victim, this state of mental slavery you slowly put yourself in over the years would destroy anyone's mood, no matter how happy go lucky you were to begin with... passion or no, most people truly have no clue how TOUGH it is to keep up with the never ending dedication/monk's constancy such lifestyle requires. :(

Dave was strong/smart enough to get rid of his chains, now enjoying BB another way... undoubtedly much more. :)
Man great post, people really don't understand the insane focus and discipline that goes into a physique like that, it becomes a burden that you must bear to simply look like a freak.
 

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Wow, blast to the past. The bodybuilder videos sucked back then. That was probably the best I have seen Palumbo look.
 

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want to go way back??...levrone's first vhs training video.

[ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sylIGqAwN0"]Documentary Kevin Levrone INCREDIBLE BODYBUILDING Documentary Channel Bodybuilder - YouTube[/ame]
 

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A very cringey video. Dave looks fucking huge though!
 

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Perfect form for Palumbo, shocking for Pellechia. No wonder each looked like they did.
Palumbo looks great in that vid!

This was literally all I could pay attention to. No wonder Jimmy just looks average. Drugs aside.
 

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