Gold’s Classic 1976

Authors’ Note: Bob Kennedy, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Muscle Mag Annual 77, wanted to include a very short article about the First Annual Gold’s Classic held on November 13, 1976. Believe me, writing so few words about such an exhilarating event was a huge challenge. Several of the competitors went on to become very well …

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Bill West – Gained Over 100lb!

Classic and old article about Bill “Peanuts” West by Earle Liederman published in S&H 1962 March. – Mr. Berg “The story of Bill West, the California strongman, is a revelation of what a special diet combined with weightlifting can make out of a thin weakling. Bill weighed but 102 pounds when his hands first touched a …

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60’s Power Lifting Stars

Want an insider’s view of what powerlifting was like during the 1960’s? Rickey Dale Crain (a 148/165 lb superstar during the 70’s and 80’s) summarized it very nicely in this excerpt taken from the July 1977 issue of Powerlifting USA:“As a true blooded powerlifter, who literally grew up in the sport, born with a York barbell …

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