As for the diet, the diet in Reeves “Classic Physic” three meals a day consisting of his meal replacement protein shake, cottage cheese with nuts and fruit and then a huge salad with sword fish or steak or chicken was the diet he used while competing for Mr. Universe with this very challenging Mega full body workout consisting of nearly 56 set. I would say that his diet was probably a lot heavier when he was not competing, probably something like three meals made of mostly complex carbs and protein from eggs, milk, and lean meats.
The problem with using people that are natty when you write about “the perfect physique” is that there’s no way you can know who is natty and who is not. Everybody will claim they are natty, but how can we know for sure? I’ve earlier started writing an article about what is achievable naturally based on numbers from Casey Butt (see link here: http:/// ), and when I put my own numbers in and put the body-fat at 8% my potential bulked bodyweight is about the same as Steve Reeves’ during his peak (215 pounds) which suggests that Steve Reeves was natty (we are both about the same height).
I’ve changed my sleeping habits lately also. Before I was going to be around 2am and getting up around 7am, terrible I know. The past week or so, I’ve adjusted that a lot. I’m going to bed around 10pm, and trying to get up around 5am. This is when I plan to get my workout in. Get up at 5, head to the gym, workout, hit the showers, and head on into work. I noticed another article you wrote about not eating before you work out. Do you feel you have plenty of energy for your workout when you do that? I’m one who can’t eat when I wake up, so I will probably be working out on an empty stomach also. It makes me nauseous if I don’t wait a couple hours to eat. At the same time, I don’t want to fizzle out during the workout, or miss out on any gains.