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If you want to know how he trained for the deadlift, then I’d suggest to search for the magazine “Muscle Builder” (March 73) on ebay etc. There’s an article entitled “Training for a world record deadlift”. It’s basically about a power routine, which Franco used for reaching 750 pounds! More about the mag and its …


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Sylvester Stallone’s Workout Buddy: Franco Columbu

As the summer of 2019 came to an end, a tragedy occurred which shocked the physical culture world-the iconic Franco Columbo had died in his Native Italy swimming. Later that year, Rambo Last Blood opened in theaters to acclaim, specifically as to the condition that Sylvester Stallone was in to bring Rambo back to the …


Bill Pearl’s Gym where champions trained!

Bill Pearl’s gym was legendary. All oldschool lifters like Chris Dickerson, Arnold, Chuck Ahrens, Pat Casey and others used to train there. Here’s Bill Pearl’s gym story! Bill and wife, Judy, designed the layout of the club and it was a real testimony to their vision. The structure (actually two adjacent buildings) was formerly a realty …


1969 Mr. Universe: Arnold and Boyer won!

The 1969 Nabba Universe was held in London. They used to have two separate contests for amateurs and professionals.  The ruling to be called ‘Professional’ was simple: Full time instructor in health studio or gyms, professional athletes, full time gym owner or those who devote their living to bodybuilding. Following countries were represented: Syria, Egypt, …


70’s Bodybuilding Stars

Richard Baldwin (Born: 2/21/47) Comments: “Richard had one of the most pleasing physiques around in his day. Everything fit together just so and because of his structural superiority he was able to compete at a relatively light bodyweight.” Titles Won: 1971 AAU Mr. Southern States 1972 AAU Mr. Texas 1975 AAU Mr. Southeastern USA 1978 AAU …


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