Season 7, Episode 48 – 1969 in Bodybuilding in Review

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Season 7, Episode 48 - 1969 in Bodybuilding in Review
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Bodybuilding Writer Jerry Brainum joins the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about the major events in Bodybuilding in 1969. Included in the discussion is the 1969 Mr. Olympia where Arnold and Sergio faced off for the first time, Boyer Coe winning the 1969 AAU Mr. America and the NABBA Mr. Universe contest, Arnold winning the…

Season 7, Episode 47 – Russ Testo

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Season 7, Episode 47 - Russ Testo
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Russ Testo revolutionized posing in the 1980’s and ’90’s with his innovative routines featuring robot moves and lip syncing to the popular songs of that era. Russ began competing in the 1970’s as a natural bodybuilder but he achieved worldwide fame thanks to his very popular posing routines. He was asked to guest pose at…

Season 7, Episode 46 – Valente, Bannout and Platz at Gold’s Gym

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Season 7, Episode 46 - Valente, Bannout and Platz at Gold's Gym
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Three interviews at the legendary Gold’s Gym in Venice, California on Memorial Day weekend, 2018 are featured on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Host John Hansen interviews Rick Valente about his time training at Gold’s Gym in the 1980’s and his experience filming the Bodyshaping television show for 10 years. In the second…

Season 7, Episode 45 – Troy Zuccolotto

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Season 7, Episode 45 - Troy Zuccolotto
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Troy Zuccolotto, 1989 NPC Nationals overall winner and one of the most popular bodybuilders of the 1980’s, is interviewed for the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Troy talks about how he started bodybuilding as a teenager in California, eventually winning the Teenage Mr. California. As Troy progressed in his career, winning the Mr. California in 1986, he…

Season 7, Episode 44 – Larry Bernstein

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Season 7, Episode 44 - Larry Bernstein
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Chicago bodybuilder Larry Bernstein talks about his years competing on the national and international level in bodybuilding. Larry won the short class at the 1983 AAU Mr. America contest and then started competing over in Europe in the WABBA World Championships and the NABBA Mr. Universe. Larry talks about how he got started in bodybuilding…

Season 7, Episode 43 – Jerry Brainum, The Most Exciting Olympia Contests, Part Two

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Season 7, Episode 43 - Jerry Brainum, The Most Exciting Olympia Contests, Part Two
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Bodybuilding writer and former writer for Muscle & Fitness magazine Jerry Brainum talks to John Hansen about the Most Exciting Mr. Olympia Contests in the history of that contest in Part Two of his interview. Jerry talks about a variety of different topics including how bodybuilders use drugs today compared to the bodybuilders from the…

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,…

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…

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…