Mike Armstrong: Shaping Young Minds & Bodies Through Bodybuilding

MIKE ARMSTRONG Shaping Young Minds & Bodies Through Bodybuilding by Jeffrey Louis [pseudonym for Irene L. Hause] Photo by Michael Neveux Muscle Up Volume 2, Number 6 August 1980 This Los Angeles schoolteacher uses weightlifting as an inspiration for inner city school kids to become dedicated to a goal. Mike Armstrong gets up at 4:30 a.m. to …

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Francis Sequeira: Asian Bodybuilding Workout

Francis is a bodybuilder from Asia. He used to compete in the 70s. The following article was written by Irene and Mike. FRANCIS SEQUEIRA (Part 2 of 2) by Irene L. Hause and Mike Armstrong Muscle Digest Volume 2, Number 2 May/June 1978 Could you tell us a little about your own workout, diet, and …

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MIKE ARMSTRONG: Symmetry Mixed with Artistry

Irene L. Hause Photos by Michael Neveux Muscular Development Volume 17, Number 1 January/February 1980 The snowstorm was so bad that bus service had been halted. Mike Armstrong stood on the roadside shivering, trying to hitch a ride from one of the few cars that dared to brave the slick roads and blinding snow. “I …

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Andreas Cahling – Success is the Journey

https://www.facebook.com/andreascahling/photos/10158539757828749 AUTHOR’S NOTE:  When the editor of Muscle Training Illustrated asked Andreas Cahling for an article summarizing the progression of his career as a foreign-born bodybuilder, Andreas asked me to write it. I had known Andreas since the first month he came to the United States from Sweden back in the spring of 1976. ANDREAS CAHLING: Success Is The …

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Bill Kazmaier – The World’s Strongest Seminar

Jerry Pritchett, 2017 America’s Strongest Man hosted Bill Kazmaier at his gym for a seminar recently and I was lucky enough to attend. The Kaz has graced us with a great deal of social media information such as YouTube videos with Josh Bryant, many of his European seminars appear online, as well as his own …

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The Private Side of Mike Mentzer

THE PRIVATE SIDE OF MIKE MENTZER by Irene L. Hause (MuscleMag International Number 28 March 1982) with permission. Photo thumbnail by John Corlett, Edited by neckberg. A strikingly handsome man who moves with the fluid grace of a panther. A bodybuilding superstar. Extraordinarily articulate, yet soft-spoken. Even among friends, known as a very private person. …

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Val Vasilieff – Mr. America 1964

“Many people who have just recently met me, asked if I had been strong before I started to train with weights, and how I managed to gain such gigantic proportions without destroying what I call the symmetrical appearance. When I was 17 years old I weighed 170 pounds and practiced acrobatics everyday with my brother …

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John Kuc ‘The Legend’

Around 1980 John Kuc retired and stopped powerlifting. At this time his best friend Bob Gaynor wrote the following tribute (source PL USA) – Mr. Berg “It is with a great deal of respect and a tremendous amount of disappointment that I must report the end of an era. It now appears that the competitive …

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Dennis Tinerino: Mr. America A Dream Come True

“As I sat in the lobby of the airport in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, June 11, 1967, just one day after winning the “Mr. America” title, I heard the last call coming over the loud speaker for all boarding Flight 17 for Kennedy Airport, New York. When I was seated and buckled down in my …

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Richard Baldwin The “Thinkin Man’s” Bodybuilder

Here’s a very rare article about golden era bodybuilder Richard Baldwin. It was written by Irene Hause (with Permission) and Pat Mills and published in ‘Muscle Up’ in December, 1981. And yes…. I even never heard of a bodybuilding mag named ‘Muscle Up’. And I guess 99% of you didn’t read that article. Especially my …

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