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Posted by MrStrongman (1900 days ago)
Ahh... And now we have today's era of bodybuilding...
The Bronze Era.
Posted by gmughadam (1908 days ago)
Im only 35 but ive become a bit of a bodybuilding
historian. I'm very familiar with the names you
mentioned. Including the Tanny family. . . I know of
Bob Gajda and his brother Steven who was my instructor
and a great mentor at a machinist school in Norwalk,
CA.
Posted by chiefgreybeard (1908 days ago)
The late 30's through the early 50's were my uncle's
era of bodybuilding. He proudly showed me his pictures
of California and Hawaii's ocean front bodybuilding.
They were all natural and gymnastics was a big part of
their lifestyle.

Steve Reeve's book "Building
The Classic Body The Natural Way" is still worth
reading.
Posted by billgraf (1908 days ago)
Love your show

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Revisit the Golden Days of Bodybuilding with Ric Drasin! Hear all his stories about training at Gold's Gym in Venice during the 1970's with bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Franco Columbo, Dave Draper, and more!


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Ric's Corner: The Silver Era Of Bodybuilding Part 1
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Added: November 30, 2011
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Ric takes a step back in time even further into the history of bodybuilding, all the way back to origins in the 30's and 40's. Names like Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Reg Lewis, Steve Reeves and even Sean Connery were ubiquitous in the day. Also highly influential, the Charles Atlas magazine ads that sparked the imagination in everyone from little boys to grown men. The bodies were built the old fashioned way, with strong work ethics and basic, high quality diets.

Interested in training the old-school way? Be sure to check out Ric's new Golden Era personal training service.

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