I Remember Sergio – Bob Gajda as told to Terry Strand

I REMEMBER SERGIO – BOB GAJDA AS TOLD TO TERRY STRAND (Republished w. permission) Sergio Oliva hated Castro and Communism, and that’s why he ended up in America, which he loved. He said, ‘Look, you can come here and work hard and enjoy your life and eat good food and all the rest.’ It might …

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Serge Nubret’s Quotes from ironage.us

The following quotes are from the forum ‘ironage.us’. It was a great forum with oldtime bodybuilders like Serge Nubret, Vince Anello and Richard Baldwin. I think the owner died and thus the platform was shutted down. Serge used to write some posts about training/diet and I was able to save them. Here are Serge Nubret’s posts…It’s …

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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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Bodybuilder Who Beat Sergio Oliva? Jerry Daniels!

Jerry Daniels’ story begins in October of 1960. He was a sophomore in high school and had just finished the 1960 football season when he found out that his coach, Charles Pruitt of Lakeview High School in Rossville, Georgia, was trying to get some of the football players to begin working out with weights during …

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Sergio Oliva Arm Workout

Sergio Oliva was born in Cuba as one of 22 children. As a weightlifter he was a member of the Cuban delegation to the 1962 Pan American Games in Jamaica. He used the opportunity to break away from the team to Chicago (at that time, Cuba’s citizens practically never received exit permits). He came to the …

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Sergio Oliva Young Mr. America

1965 Mr. America Contest: Sergio Oliva has lost

Jerry Daniels of Chattanooga won the crown. But there were other outstanding bodybuilders. Jerry Daniels had 51 1/2 inch chest; 31 inch waist and 19 inch biceps. He started training at the age of 17 at Dave Collier’s Colonial Health Studio in Chattanooga. Four years later he won his first big contest – the Teenage …

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1971 Mr. Olympia: Arnold was not alone

In the World Wide Web it’s rumoured that only Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up to Mr. Olympia 1971 without opponents. But that’s just wrong, there were two mystery competitiors. One from Spain and the other competitor came from Lebanon. Sergio Oliva and Franco Columbo guest posed at this contest. 1971. Mr Olympia (Serge Nubret, Arnold and …

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Sergio Oliva: The Strong Arm of the Law

 Sergio Oliva was born in Cuba as one of 22 children. As a weightlifter he was a member of the Cuban delegation to the 1962 Pan American Games in Jamaica. He used the opportunity to break away from the team to Chicago (at that time, Cuba’s citizens practically never received exit permits). He came to the …

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Reg Park: The Strong Gentleman

Reg Park: The Strong Gentleman

Large, broad shouldered, an easy laugh, well dressed, displaying a big neck, 3 times Mr. Universe Winner AND Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reason to start bodybuilding. Here’s the story of Reg Park!!! Reg Park was born on the 7th June 1928. He had an average childhood and was above average in swimming and athletics. Reg’s interest in …

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Sergio Oliva’s Training Philosophy For Big Guns

Sergio Oliva (b.1941 – d. 2012) was a Cuban Bodybuilder known as “The Myth” and he won the Mr. Olympia title three years in a row. Before Bodybuilding he did Olympic Weightlifting. He started Weightlifting to escape his home Cuba and come to the United States in Miami. And there he started Bodybuilding. Three Months …

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