Ohh the old times . . .
The first set of weights that I ever saw in my life were the plastic weider bench and cement type plates that my next-door neighbor father had gotten him for christmas.
At that time my family was having economic problems so the idea of any christmas purchases was a luxury. Nevertheless I remember the 3x10 for bench. Funny thing is that was the only work we would do. Bench and curls. Still the same nowadays? . . .guess the more things change the more it stays the same.
Off I wento to America for College and there I met some pretty big and cut guys. I learned about squats, routine design and other stuff. Did a lot of bad things and even though I got my shit kicked in a couple of times managed to graduate with a decent GPA and some good memories.
After that life got a hold of me and spend the next 10 years traveling around the world from wort to work, having really bad food choices, too much alchohol and having sex as often as possible. Result . . .motorcycle accident with 2 cracked back vertebrae and a fused L5S1 disk.
That was my wake up call . . . after that I mended my ways and went back to lifting, running and just 3 years ago learned about nutrition and the complete package.
Its been 7 years since the accident, but now I can squat, deadlift and do good mornings with decent weight. Nothing outstanding yet, but I keep pushing it.
I do not know what is it about youth that makes for being able to hear without listening. Had I listened to that training advice 17 years ago and kept with it who knows where I would have been. Then again I could just have died in the motorcycle accident.
I don't thing the old times were better than know, but at the same time don't think that kids now have good information than before. Supplements are just that to supplement a sound nutrition, Training programs are fine but you still need to develop a sound foundation in the legs and back and recovery drinks are important, but you still need to get your 8 to 10 hours of sleep to make the most of it.