Dave Palumbo's debut as a video producer, titled Reconstruction of a
Bodybuilder is now available. It will change the concept of training films
Reconstruction of a Bodybuilder
Reviewed by Gerry Triano
A clever premise, involving Dave and his training partner Mat Duvall as
volunteers in an experiment to create superhuman cyborgs, who have to protect a
future legislator from an anti-bodybuilding faction. As a legislator, this guy
is destined to preserve the future of bodybuilding in the next century.
Interwoven in the plot is serious hardcore instruction. At Bev Francis' gym
in Syosset, Dave and Mat show the basic exercises for working pecs, delts (with
Dave's beautiful fiancé Barbara Moran providing inspiration), arms and legs.
They are joined by Jim "Iron Bull" Pellechia for a super back workout. Greg
Kovacs appears at the end. There are also segments on diet and nutrition as well
as the benefits of chiropractic treatment. No one is more knowledgeable than
Dave is when it comes to serious training and dieting. There is even a visit to
the Seaford Palace, one of the best Long Island eateries. But Dave proves that
it takes more than cheeseburgers to become a 300-pound hardcore bodybuilder!
Dave does not forget the importance of posing. A terrific segment features
posing expert John Maglio who puts Dave through the symmetry round, compulsory
poses and 60-second routine. To be a successful competitor, this is an essential
part of the equation.
Dave oversaw much of the production as executive producer, director (with
Mat), and writer among other functions. If you're looking for a solid workout
tape with expert instruction presented in an entertaining and humorous fashion,
look no further. This is the video you've been wanting!
Studio: Teacup Productions; Running time: 70 minutes; Format: DVD-Video, NTSC, All Regions; Aspect Ratio: 4:3; Original Release date: 1998.