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Being a comic book fan growing up I fell in love with the big muscled characters. Little did I know at the time that a look similar to that was possible.
It just seemed all to unreal to a young teen at the time. But one day while walking on the train tracks near my home I came across a old Joe Weider Muscle Builder magazine.
I was shocked to the core. I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. These guys looked like my comic book heroes. Right then and there I knew nothing was going to stop me from looking like that.
Thus, I devoured that magazine. I made my own make shift gym out of boards, cedar blocks, bricks and iron pipe. Wasn’t really to sure I was doing things right, but I trained every day.
Here are a couple of pictures from my competition days you’ll find a lot more in the gallery and when I went to the 2001 Mr. O as well.
The bodybuilders I grew up with were Rick Wayne, Harold Poole, Dave Draper, Serge Nubret, Ken Waller, Boyer Coe, Albert Beckles, Johnny Fuller, Bertil Fox, Casey Viator, Chris Dickerson, Mike Mentzer, Franco Columbo, Frank Zane, Ed Corney, Larry Scott, Lou Ferrigno and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger.
At the 2001 Mr. Olympia I got to meet some the bobybuilding greats men & women. The are also pictures of some fallen heroes who are no longer with us.
Even after 40+ years I still love bodybuilding. I still can’t wait for the Mr. Olympia to come around every year.
Much respect to the guys gals who put their heart & soul into this sport and who have taken their bodies to places they never thought possible.