Mr. Olympia Series, Episode 4 – Samir Bannout

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1983 Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout talks to the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast about his bodybuilding career. In Part One of the interview, Samir explains how he started bodybuilding in his home country of Lebanon, moving to the United States in the late 1970’s, relocating to the Mecca of Bodybuilding to train at Gold’s Gym and World’s…

Season 7, Episode 9 – John DeFendis

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Season 7, Episode 9 - John DeFendis
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1988 NPC USA Champion John DeFendis talks about his bodybuilding career for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. John talks about his crazy years of training with Mr. America Steve Michalik and what he learned from the Intensity or Insanity Training program. John also talks about winning the 1988 NPC USA Championships, the highlight of his bodybuilding…

Season 7, Episode 8 – Richard Baldwin

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Season 7, Episode 8 - Richard Baldwin
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Bodybuilding Champion Richard Baldwin talks about his extensive bodybuilding career in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Richard shares his stories of meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny Padilla, Tom Platz, Ron Teufel, Kal Szkalak and Samir Bannout as well as chronicling his great bodybuilding career, competing at the national level against some of the greats of the Golden…

The Olympians – Mike Francois

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Mike Francois was one of the most successful professional bodybuilders in the 1990’s until colitis ended his career. In his interview with the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, Mike talks about how he started training for football and then eventually started competing in bodybuilding. Mike talks about his rise through the top national level amateur competitions, culminating…

The Olympians – Roger Walker

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Roger Walker, the best bodybuilder from Australia in the 1970’s and ’80’s, talks to the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast about his great bodybuilding career. Roger talks about how he started training when he was in the Marines, moving to Australia from England, being featured in the movie “Pumping Iron” when he placed second to Ken Waller,…

The Olympians – Tom Terwilliger, Part Two

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In Part Two of his interview with the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, Tom Terwilliger talks about his career competing as an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder. Tom talks about competing in the 1987 Night of the Champions against Gary Strydom and Mike Ashley, competing in his first Mr. Olympia contest in 1989, placing in the top three of…

The Olympians – Tom Terwilliger, Part One

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Bodybuilding Champion Tom Terwilliger is interviewed for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast about his bodybuilding career. Tom talks about how he started training as a teenager, the people he met who motivated and mentored him to make progress, his sabbatical from bodybuilding in his 20’s and his return to bodybuilding and his rise to the top,…

The Olympians – Shawn Ray, Part Two

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Bodybuilding Legend Shawn Ray talks about competing in the Mr. Olympia contest at the peak of his career from 1992-2001. Shawn analyzes each one of his Mr. Olympia competitions and the competitors he faced including Dorian Yates, Kevin Levrone, Flex Wheeler, Vince Taylor, Lee Labrada and Ronnie Coleman. Shawn also talks about the current state…

The Olympians – Shawn Ray, Part One

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Bodybuilding Legend Shawn Ray talks about his extensive bodybuilding career in part one of his interview for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Shawn talks about how he started bodybuilding as a teenager under the guidance of Mr. Universe John Brown, making the cover of Flex Magazine at 19 years of age, winning the 1987 NPC Nationals…

The Olympians – Lee Labrada

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Bodybuilding Legend Lee Labrada talks about his bodybuilding career for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Lee explains why he started training for bodybuilding and his rise in the sport including winning the middleweight class at the 1985 NPC Nationals and the IFBB Mr. Universe. Lee also talks about competing as one of the best professional bodybuilders…