Season 7, Episode 42 – Jerry Brainum, the Most Exciting Mr. Olympia contests

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Season 7, Episode 42 - Jerry Brainum, the Most Exciting Mr. Olympia contests
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Bodybuilding writer and historian Jerry Brainum talks to John Hansen about his choice for the most exciting Mr. Olympia contests of all time. This interview was taped in early September, 2019 and Jerry also gives his predictions for the Mr. Olympia that year. Jerry and John reminisce about the Mr. Olympia contests from 1966, 1977,…

The Olympians – Tony Pearson, Part Two

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The Olympians - Tony Pearson, Part Two
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In Part Two of his interview with the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, Tony talks about not being chosen to be on the American Team for the Mr. Universe after just winning the overall at the Mr. America contest. Tony also talks about his difficulties he had after winning the America including being homeless, incurring a lifetime…

The Olympians – Tony Pearson, Part One

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The Olympians - Tony Pearson, Part One
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Mr. America and Mr. Universe Tony Pearson talks about his incredible life for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Tony’s new autobiography Driven details his abusive childhood upbringing in Memphis, Tennessee and his drive to escape his unfortunate life and make something of himself. Tony talks about relocating to St. Louis with his highly abusive great aunt…

Season 7, Episode 41 – Jeff King

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Season 7, Episode 41 - Jeff King
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1983 AAU Mr. America and NABBA Mr. Universe Jeff King talks to the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast about his career in bodybuilding. Jeff is known as one of the most impressive Mr. America winners in the history of that contest with his massive leg development and extreme size and muscularity. In the interview, Jeff talks about…

The Olympians – Berry DeMey, Part Two

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In Part Two of his interview, Berry DeMey talks about achieving his lifetime best condition at the 1988 Mr. Olympia. Berry goes into detail about the training and diet programs he used to peak perfectly for the Olympia that year. Berry also talks about tearing his pec muscle in 1989, failing the drug test at…

The Olympians – Berry DeMey, Part One

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Berry DeMey, one of the most popular bodybuilders from the 1980’s, talks about his career for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Berry talks about starting bodybuilding as a teen while living in Holland, including his early competitions including winning the Mr. Europe contest at only 20 years old, competing in the 1983 and 1984 IFBB Mr.…

Season 7, Episode 40 – Jim Seitzer

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Season 7, Episode 40 - Jim Seitzer
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Jim Seitzer, one of the top amateur bodybuilders in the 1970’s, is the guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Jim talks about how he started bodybuilding as a teenager after injuring himself competing in gymnastics, meeting Louie Simmons after he first started training, helping out Jim Lorimer with the Mr. Olympia contest promotions, double dating…

Season 7, Episode 39 – The Top 5 Most Exciting Mr. Olympia Contests

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Season 7, Episode 39 - The Top 5 Most Exciting Mr. Olympia Contests
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Lonnie Teper joins the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about the Top 5 Most Exciting Mr. Olympia Contests of all time. Lonnie and John Hansen compare their lists of the most exciting Mr. Olympia contests from 1965-2018. Some of the Mr. Olympia competitions discussed include the 1988 Mr. Olympia, the 1984 Mr. Olympia, the 1977…

Mr. Olympia Series, Episode 7 – Franco Columbu Tribute

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Mr. Olympia Series, Episode 7 - Franco Columbu Tribute
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Bodybuilding Legend and 2x Mr. Olympia winner Franco Columbu passed away on August 30th, 2019 at the age of 78. On this special episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, host John Hansen welcomes Jerry Brainum to the show to talk about the life of Franco Columbu. Jerry talks about meeting Franco when he arrived in…

The Olympians – Albert Beckles

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The legendary Albert Beckles is the guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Albert talks about how he started training as a young man in Barbados before moving to England in his early 20’s. Albert started competing while living in England, quickly establishing himself as one of the country’s best bodybuilders. Albert talks about his career…