My next workout a few days later was a chest and back workout, again after a brief warm up, He had me do a set of Pec Deck to failure then with no rest a set of Incline Press to failure. We rested a bit then did Close Grip Lat Pulldowns, the first rep was hard, I told Mike, "This is too heavy a weight for me." He said, "No, it's fine you'll get 6 to 8 reps." And to my surprise I did, I knew there was a big difference having someone like Mike pushing me, I was thinking what would happen if I trained with Mike for a while. It was like he read my mind, he said "Man you got a good build already, I wish I could work with you for a few months". Sadly that never happened because I had to move.
in 1974 myself and a high school friend went to deland to see the nautilus facility. I remember sitting in ed farnhams office , ed was the business manager, and asking him if I could work out there. I had read both nautilus bulletins and all the iron man articles. I even remembered ar thur jones tv shows , capture and wild cargo. so ed gets on the intercom and says something like ” casey could you come to the front office” . I was just 19 and weighed about 174 at 5 -9 . a strong high school kid . so mr. farnham and I are talking when I hear someone approaching the front office. ed says its casey. I thought I was prepared but I wasn t . in walks casey , I was stunned. all I could do was stare at his forearms. we shook hands but it was a blur. ed jokingly said that casey s mother was a from sept 74 to December 74. while I went to Daytona beach c college. it was surreal. I met Arthur jones 3 times, dick butkus, ellington darden, doug beaver,
'Well,' Mike replied, 'it was back in 1979. I remember meeting my brother in the gym for one of our usual workouts. I think it was the second day of a split-routine schedule, and we were both quite fatigued, apparently still not having recovered from the previous day's workout. All of a sudden it occurred to me that it would be useless to train with anything less than all-out intensity'since that was required to induce maximum growth stimulation. And if, in fact, I had not recovered'and it was obvious to myself and my brother that we had not recovered, as we were both extremely tired'why train at all?