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Boyer Coe: Old Habits Die Hard

Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1946, Boyer Coe was a top-line bodybuilder of the late-Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. His name is synonymous with perseverance, consistency and endurance and these traits helped him form his legendary status amongst other old school bodybuilding greats. It is these qualities that helped make him a four-time Mr Universe, seven-time Mr. World and Mr. America champion. All this without some of the natural genetic advantages other read more..

The Colorado Experiment and Casey Viator

Unless you are a real fan of Seventies bodybuilding, you might not readily know the name Casey Viator. A true muscular behemoth and the youngest man to win a Mr. America title at the tender age of 19, Casey's legacy is not as iconic and memorable as someone called Arnold. But there is one photo of him that still does the rounds of muscle blogs and forums that is iconic. The photo of his seemingly astounding physical transformation in the 1973 Colorado Experiment. Despite all Casey read more..

Jack Delinger: An All-American Bodybuilder

There is a certain elevated level of respect held for the age old champions of the body building scene. Currently there are a ton of different chemical methods for bodybuilders to cheat their way to being huge. Years before all the breakthroughs in bodybuilding science there was the great Jack Delinger.  Deligner is a legend amongst body builders that set the precedent of being an All-American bodybuilder. This Oakland born beast claimed several impressive titles in the mid 20th read more..

Mike Mentzer: Genius or Lunatic

This is a guest post by Jason Ferruggia  ‚ÄčIf you don’t know who Mike Mentzer was I will give you some quick background. He was a famous bodybuilder who competed back in the seventies and eighties against none other than Arnold, himself. He was known for being a huge proponent of extremely low volume training. Mike was either loved or hated; there was no in between. He had some radical view points and an read more..

Vince Gironda: The Iron Guru

Bodybuilding legend Vince Gironda left an indelible mark on the world of bodybuilding, and his legacy can be felt even now - decades after his death. Known  as the “Iron Guru” he was famous for promoting original training routines and nutritional regimes that went against the conventions of his time.  Vince Gironda was born 1917 in the Bronx, but was soon moved out to Los Angeles as a child. He got his started in bodybuilding at the young age of 22 and read more..

Sergio Oliva: “The Myth” Of Ages

Considered as the most genetically gifted bodybuilder of all time, Sergio "The Myth" Oliva, was the first ever African-American athlete to win the Mr. Olympia title. He was widely known for being the only bodybuilder to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger for the Mr. Olympia title in 1969.  Of Cuban descent, Oliva was born on July 4, 1941. He fought in the Cuban Revolution as part of Batista's army, who eventually lost to Fidel Castro. After the revolution, he spent read more..

Harold Poole: A Game-Changing Champion

All through bodybuilding's long history, there have been many legends and Harold Poole is one that stands out among them. Born on 25th December, 1943 at Louisville, Kentucky, Harold Poole would gift to the body-building world a physique that closely presented the right balance of size, proportion and definition required to become one of the best bodybuilders ever. Highly athletic right from an early age, 12-year old Harold immediately became serious about football, boxing and read more..

Larry “The Legend” Scott

For years, the "The Legend" Larry Scott ruled supreme over bodybuilding. He dominated every aspect of the sport. The first Mr. Olympia in history, the first multiple winner of the title and the first Mr. America, Mr. Universe, Mr. Olympia winner was unstoppable and untouchable. From early on in his career until this day, Larry Scott is a personality in bodybuilding people still seek information from and about. Larry was born in 1938 and raised in Idaho. Not read more..

Chet Yorton: The Natural Father of Bodybuilding

Born in 1940, Chet Yorton is nicknamed "The Father of Natural Bodybuilding" and has proven to be one of the most influential characters in the sport of bodybuilding. Yorton stumbled upon bodybuilding quite accidentally because of serious injuries he sustained in an auto accident. After multiple surgeries and several months of being stuck in a wheelchair, Yorton discovered a set of dumbbells in the hospital and consulted his doctor about incorporating them into read more..

Chuck Sipes: The Epitome Of Old School Bodybuilding

Chuck Sipes was born on August 22, 1932 in Sterling, Illinois. He is widely regarded as on of the greatest bodybuilders of his time. Early in his life, he moved with his family to Modesto, California. During high school, he was rejected for the school's football team for being underweight. Spurred by this rejection, he back lifting weight to build mass, under the tutelage of his neighbor Chuck Coker. Bodybuilding Career During the course of his long bodybuilding read more..