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Posted by leroy-r.-kittel- (2117 days ago)
great video, as always, reg seems like a great guy, i
remember him well, well proportioned bodybuilder and
nice looking wife sherry, from the magazines. Good
wishes to both of you. Lee from st. louis mo.
Posted by chiefgreybeard (2119 days ago)
Memories... watching Maciste battle the Hydra, circa
1962. I was then 15 years old and had been lifting
weights for a year.
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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: Reg Lewis & The Silver Era Part 1
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Added: January 31, 2012
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Ric's lined up another living legend and highly influential figure in the history of bodybuilding, all the way back from the "Silver Era", the 50's and 60's. Reg Lewis was focused only his baseball career as a teenager, and bodybuilding was simply a means to an end. On a spur of the moment suggestion, he won his first show in 1954 and quickly began establishing himself in the scene, even befriending icon Steve Reeves. From there, things accelerated as Reg was drawn naturally into the world of entertainment, eventually landing magazine covers, working in Mae West films alongside other greats, and acting in his most well known role as Hercules. An early advocate of the home gym, Reg had everything he needed to build at that time a world-beating physique. This was only after getting some pointers about intensity from timeless guru Jack LaLanne. Some may not know that he was also one of the first bodybuilders to compete naturally and win at the national level as drugs became popular in the early 60's.
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