Weider was pleased to have me remain in America. I talked him into bringing over Franco Columbu. It was important for me to be with Franco during a time when I wanted to adhere to a grueling workout schedule. Franco and I had become extremely close friends in Munich, and during my previous year of training in California without him I’d felt there was something missing. Franco was largely into power training. I was training mostly for definition and symmetry. The result of our working together was the best possible training combination. Now Franco himself was hungry for winning. Together, we trained harder than ever before, spending long, hard hours in the gym.