leo stern bodybuilding interview

Interview with Leo Stern

Leo Stern was one of the greatest bodybuilding coaches and photographs! He introduced Bill Pearl to bodybuilding. I asked Pearl about Leo Stern and he said this: “Berg, If it was not for Leo Stern there would be no Bill Pearl…the bodybuilder!” Here’s Leo Stern’s Interview from PL USA, 1995 Dec. – Mr. Berg Q: …

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Doug Hepburn: The Strongman, with a fragile psyche

Douglas Ivan Hepburn (1926 – November 22, 2000) was a Canadian strongman and weightlifter. During the 1950s he was publicly known as the “world’s strongest man”. Doug was also a singer, a dog-raiser, a gym owner, a bouncer, a philosopher. He usually wore a moustache, which with his thick dark hair gave him the look of an …

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Power lifting in 1940

With the beginnings of World War II in 1939, Europe’s weightlifting establishment was forced to endure a seven year break from international competition. On our side of the Atlantic, several top American lifters of the late 30’s and early 40’s were also affected by the war and wound up in the military. Despite World War …

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