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Bodybuilding and Fitness Newsletter 9/15/2004

The Life and Death of Mike Mentzer

Mike Mentzer Death Truth - How Did Mike Mentzer Really Die?

Mike Mentzer was a force of nature in the bodybuilding world, a thinker who carved out a philosophy of training that was as controversial as it was effective. In this article, we dive into the life and untimely death of a man who inspired countless athletes and left an indelible mark on the sport.

Mike Mentzer's friend and colleague, Val Segal comments on the last days of Mike Mentzer and what is next for Mike's legacy.

Q. With Mike and Ray Mentzer's tragic deaths, our readers would like to know about last days of the legendary brothers. Let's start by acquainting them with you.

A. My name is Val and I am Mike's close friend, pupil and protege. I met Mike seven years ago in Gold's Gym in Venice, when I was one of his numerous in-gym clients. After exercising 5 times per week with a little or no progress, I decided to modify my training and hired Mike to train me. After 3 months of Mike's supervision, I gained 40 pounds of pure muscle and increased my strength with Mike's encouragement, cognized philosophy and high-intensity training theory. We developed a great friendship and he appointed me to consult people over the phone on the subject of High-Intensity Training.

A couple of years ago, with Mike's patronage, I started my own personal training business; being occupied with his magazine writings and other businesses, he finished training people and asked me to supervise all of his in-gym clients.

Q. A lot of rumors circulate in connection with the deaths of both brothers. Was it caused by health problems or suicide?

A. I can't believe some people are making unverified statements about suicide. I spent the last hours with Mike and Ray, and I can assure that they both died of natural causes. There was a history of heart disease in the Mentzer family.

Q. Tell us about "Mike Mentzer's HIT Exercise DVD"?

A. On the day we finished filming "Mike Mentzer's HIT Exercise DVD". Tragically, a few hours later Mike passed away in his sleep. We now have bonus footage called "Behind the Scenes of Mike Mentzer's HIT Exercise Video".

In this exclusive footage you will spend the last moments with Ray and Mike behind the scenes of the original video. Witness incredible interviews, funny moments, and hear Mike gossip about such celebrities as Frank Zane, Dorian Yates and Joe Weider.

No retakes, no music, no editing; just the row footage of the man you've learned to respect as the lone voice of reason, truth and integrity within the sport.

It was the final chapter of Mike's lifework on the subject of High-Intensity Training.

Q. What was it like to work with Mike and Ray on this project?

A. Ironically, we almost changed the day of the shoot for the following Saturday, since World Gym backed out on us in the last moment. On Wednesday, June 6th Mike called me and asked me to call World Gym. I called Joe Gold's office and they have told me that we couldn't use their facility for the film. Mike suggested waiting a few days until we'll find another gym. However, I insisted finishing on Saturday; he gave up and told me, if I will find the gym, he'll be more than happy to star in it.

I contacted Angel City Fitness and International Star Productions, and scheduled filming for Saturday. The entire production took more than 5 hours. Everyone worked extremely hard on this project, however all of us had a terrific time and everything went just as planned. After the shoot, I treated Mike and Ray for dinner in their favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. We were very excited about the video and Mike stated, "It will be the best training video of all time!" After dinner, they gave me friendly hugs and thanked me for one of the most enjoyable days in their lives.

Q. This is an incredible story and great news for Mike Mentzer's fans and entire bodybuilding world. Was anyone else starring in the video?

A. Markus Reinhardt, an inspiring young bodybuilder, who possesses thick, heavy, densely developed muscles reminiscent of Casey Viator. We caught Markus just couple of weeks away from one of the most prestigious bodybuilding competitions held in Miami, Florida.

Q. Everyone knows about controversial placing at 1980 Mr. Olympia. Did Mike and Arnold ever make peace?

A. Arnold's assistant emailed Mike with a message from Arnold. Arnold was concerned about Ray's health conditions and tried to offer help. For those of you who don't know, Ray had a severe kidney problem. Arnold even wanted to come over to Ray's apartment and offer help personally. At some point Mike spoke to Arnold over the phone and was very touched by Arnold's kindness and concerns. Despite differences of opinions in the past, Mike always stated that Arnold was the greatest bodybuilder of all time and his contributions to the s port are enormous. During the shoot Mike has told me that he would like to have a reunion with Arnold on this videotape.

Q. We would like to thank you for this interview and for keeping Mike's legacy on the subject of High-Intensity Training alive.

Mike Mentzer's HIT Exercise DVD

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