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Bodybuilders of the 70’s

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Classic Bodybuilders of the 1970s. Serge Nubret (1938-2011) Serge Nubret, also known as the?Black Panther?, was a French professional bodybuilder, actor, and author. Serge played Francesco?Franco? Columbu (1941-Present) Frank Zane (1942-Present) Why didn’t I Include Arnold Schwarzenegger?70’s Bodybuilding Stars.

Richard Baldwin (Born: 2/21/47) Richard Baldwin arms at 63 yo video #Guns #Bodybuilding #Bodybuilder #Arms #NPC #IFBB #Fitness — (@ILBkulturystyka) August 22, 2015. Comments: “Richard had one of the most pleasing physiques around in his day. The 1970’s produces the greatest male physiques the world has ever seen. The 70’s, dubbed the ‘Golden Era’ of bodybuilding, saw stars like Frank Zane, Serge Nubret, and Arnold Schwarzenegger take the stage. Bodybuilders of the Golden Era.

Bodybuilding Myths: Welcome to Classic Bodybuilders! Here, you’ll find thousands of photos of your favorite bodybuilders and physique models from the golden era of bodybuilding, roughly 1900 through the early 1980s. Many of these athletes have been building muscle without the use of bodybuilding. Peter Lupus (1960s Mission Impossible) an American bodybuilder and actor of Syrian ancestry. If not the top of my list of Dick’s Golden Era writings, this piece is sure close.

First published in a 1970. 1970s Bodybuilding Routine. The following workout is based upon the structure listed above. Make no bones about it: this is a brutal, taxing training style. It certainly is not for everyone.

If you consider running a program like this I strongly recommend backing it with plenty of rest and food. Steve Reeves was the first bodybuilder to put bodybuilding on the map. He was most well known for playing Hercules in films.

Striking good look, chiseled face and body with shoulders a yard wide tapering down to a tiny waist. This was the look that everyone strived for. Larry Dee Scott, also known as “The Legend” or “The Golden Boy”, was an American professional bodybuilder and physique model with one minor acting role during the 1960s. He played “Riff Muscle Man” in the 1964 film Muscle Beach Party as well as playing himself in the 2012 documentary entitled Evolution of Bodybuilding. [6]. 1950s Classic Bodybuilding.

Vince Gironda (1917-1997) Vincent “Vince” Gironda, also known as the “Iron Guru”, was an American professional bodybuilder, personal trainer, and Reg Park (1928-2007) Steve Reeves (1926-2000) Share: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin on Pinterest. Many bodybuilding historians regard Steve Reeves as being one of the most symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing bodybuilders of all time. His build was more along the lines of what a modern day Physique Competitor looks like.

List of related literature:

When bodybuilders came along who were able to get totally cut-up—like Harold Poole or the late Vince Gironda— they tended to be smaller.

“The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis” by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
from The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis
by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
Simon & Schuster, 2012

Bob Gajda and Don Howorth are but 2 representatives of the common approaches to the changing environment in bodybuilding during that transitional decade of the 1960s.

“Muscle, Smoke, and Mirrors” by Randy Roach
from Muscle, Smoke, and Mirrors
by Randy Roach
AuthorHouse, 2008

This was the consuming question motivating a generation of bodybuilders who arrived in California during the 1960s and 1970s, another ethnically diverse set that included Bill Pearl, Sergio Oliva, Dave Draper, Freddy Ortiz, Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu, and Freddy Ortiz.

“Encyclopedia of American Folklife” by Simon J Bronner
from Encyclopedia of American Folklife
by Simon J Bronner
Taylor & Francis, 2015

Bodybuilding shows and magazines began to proliferate; the Mr Olympia contest was initiated in 1962, and many other bodybuilding competitions followed.

“Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1” by Peter M. Miller
from Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1
by Peter M. Miller
Elsevier Science, 2013

For more details, see Arnold Schwarzenegger, Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985), 161.

“Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art” by Richard Shusterman
from Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art
by Richard Shusterman
Rowman & Littlefield, 2000

Most of all, there were bodybuilders posing, especially Reg Park and Steve Reeves.

“Total Recall” by Arnold Schwarzenegger
from Total Recall
by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Simon & Schuster UK, 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sergio Oliva, Frank Zane, Boyer Coe, Reg Park — they were just a few of the world’s top bodybuilders whom I looked up to.

“Death, Drugs, and Muscle: Surviving the Steriod Underworld” by Gregg Valentino, Nathan Jendrick
from Death, Drugs, and Muscle: Surviving the Steriod Underworld
by Gregg Valentino, Nathan Jendrick
ECW Press, 2010

Unlike bodybuilders of previous eras, golden-era bodybuilders began to be judged on appearance alone and no longer had to also perform athletic events in competition.

“Bodybuilding: The Complete Contest Preparation Handbook” by Peter J. Fitschen, Cliff Wilson
from Bodybuilding: The Complete Contest Preparation Handbook
by Peter J. Fitschen, Cliff Wilson
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

Early pictures of Mr. Olympia Franco Columbu reveals a physique that did not look like a future bodybuilding champion.

“Natural Bodybuilding” by John Hansen
from Natural Bodybuilding
by John Hansen
Human Kinetics, 2005

Demanding bodybuilding imagery surrounded men still, to be sure, as Charles Atlas began his popular muscularity campaign in 1926.

“Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West” by Peter N. Stearns
from Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West
by Peter N. Stearns
NYU Press, 2002

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  • I met Sergio Olivia at the Arnold Classic one year before he died. Such a nice guy and he was STILL talking smack about Arnold. Competitor till the end.

  • When men were men and women were women. No confusion on their identity. No apologies for being either. No excuses, no crying and no entitlement with out work.

  • What a Great Era of Bodybuilding! Undoubtedly, these bodybuilders were the best, 70s and 80s, they were so well developed, so clean, no body painting (tattoos). Absolutely Awesome! Hands down!

  • Hum stop hating on new bodybuilders, they still very very hardworker cause to accomplish that kinda physic it aint no joke even with steroid

  • Wow-Mr. Sandow was a complete wimp when compared to today’s steroid monsters. Seriously, though i had no idea that concepts of bodybuilding were so different at one time..
    The maker of the video forgot to mention that the new millenium was also the beginning of “bubble gut” where a guy can win Mr Olympia and look as if he’s 8 months pregnant as long as his distended belly has a turtle shell look to it. It’s just a disgrace what ingrained, widespread, and systematic use of steroids, hgh, and insulin have done to the sport. It needs to be cleaned out, and the bodybuilding authorities need to lay down hard new rules as to what is acceptable in bodybuilding and what is not. Simply having more mass doesn’t mean you’re healthier and it definitely clashes with views of bodybuilding as an art. Some of the physiques on display on the current bodybuilding scene look freakish rather than aesthetically pleasing.

  • Arnold had a great body, not to much not to little. Most of the later 80s-2010s dudes look like they’re taken from a carnival freak show. Just imagine the amount of pill �� munching these guys had to make. Nasty.

  • I had the opportunity to meet Frank Zane, Boyer Coe and Mike Katz and speak to Lou Ferrigno briefly at World Gym. I saw the late Mike Mentzer training in Gold’s Gym and also saw the late Franco Columbu at the Arnold Classic in Columbus. These guys all had a unique look and I preferred them to the ” champions” of today.

  • I wish bodybuilding would be more about aesthetic than about mass.
    Of course they all work hard, and I respect that but why isn’t the goal to look good instead of being a monster?

  • Good compilation. Way back, it was Booker who inspired me to start skiing. Nowadays it’s all electronically or lead-assisted and worse for it. Those days are gone, but I glad I’m knew them.

  • These people took one twentieth of the steroids that take the current Olympia’s competitor…… all of them have reached a mature age……the same can not be said for current muscle monsters….
    ThaT was the really golden era of BB…..

  • What boggles my mind is how long I lied to myself. Take the dropping water for contest prep out of it, and some of the more dangerous stuff, the size and shape of these physiques are attainable. Definitely not out of the question. All the money wasted on amino fuel and mega mass shakes over the years, ugh.

  • ➤ Arnold Kessler’s Facebook:➤ Arnold Kessler’s Instagram:

  • Why is everyone arguing? The latter half ” mass monsters” as they so finely put it are steroid junkies who eat almost 10k in kcals everday, that is an obsession, a lifestyle.


  • Те парни из культуристов до 1990-х годов выглядят побрутальнее. Как то мышцы жёстче на вид. И у них нет раздутых животов как у Колемана.

  • Maybe you should recheck your facts on title won by each. Franco was Mr O twice not 4x’s. Mike Mentzer never won Mr America or a Mr O, but he was 2nd once. Katz never won a Universe, but won Mr World. Arnold won the Mr O 8 x’s, and the rest I know you’re wrong, but not sure on the exact count or contest. Did Lou ever win Mr America? Don’t think so. Boyer won Mr America 1x and on and on…

  • @petion2010 even these 70’s guys were huge and muscular,, but today it is just ridiculas and ugly!! they can not even perform the back then mandetory vacuum pose ROID BELLY!! lol