1988 NPC USA champion John DeFendis is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. In Part One of his interview, John talks about competing as a teenager, his first meeting with 1972 Mr. America Steve Michalik and his experience training with Steve using the Intensity or Insanity workout program. John also talks about how extremely hard training helped to shape his character and develop his will to win. At the end of the Podcast, host John Hansen reads the article “Jackpot in Las Vegas for John DeFendis” written by Bill Reynolds for the December, 1988 issue of Flex Magazine.
Episode aired on June 27, 2022