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NickMunro

Just out on T-nation, second part of the interview with Ellington Darden PhD.

http://www.t-nation.com/...ic.do?id=991762


enjoy!

Nick
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Cherry

Steves Reeves was mentioned.. i checked he passed at age of 74. That strikes me as too young. Did he have health problems? does anyone know?

Dave Draper, Reg lewis and Chet Yorton starred in a holloywood movie -Don't Make Waves. Has anyone seen it? Is it any good?

I recognize dave but is the other Chet or Reg? :)

http://davedraper.com/...raper-lewis.jpg
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Cherry

oops.. it's Reg and Dave!

:)
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BRUCELEEWANNABE

Florida, USA

Cherry wrote:
Steves Reeves was mentioned.. i checked he passed at age of 74. That strikes me as too young. Did he have health problems? does anyone know?

Dave Draper, Reg lewis and Chet Yorton starred in a holloywood movie -Don't Make Waves. Has anyone seen it? Is it any good?

I recognize dave but is the other Chet or Reg? :)

http://davedraper.com/...wis.jpg


Reeves died of Lymphphoma, ( sorry for the spelling ) Died 1 month after receving the news; it was quick! That was a sad day for me when I heard the news. What a legend he was, His book is GREAT! I have two copies & not a week goes by that I don't pick it up!

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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Great discussion there Doc. I would flip head-over-heels to see a return to those days of bodybuilding as a healthy pursuit and something for young people to desire and emulate.

On the subject of Steve Reeves, I'm not buying the theory that he got into steroids during the time of the Hercules movies. Comparing the earlier and later photos from this article, a few thiings occurred to me about the older Reeves:

1. There's a lot to be said about muscle maturity.

2. Don't overlook the effect that a deep tan has on the appearance of size.

3. He may have been carrying a bit more bodyfat during those Hercules days.

Just some thoughts.

Scott
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TigerFighter VS

New Jersey, USA

Cherry wrote:
Steves Reeves was mentioned.. i checked he passed at age of 74. That strikes me as too young. Did he have health problems? does anyone know?

Dave Draper, Reg lewis and Chet Yorton starred in a holloywood movie -Don't Make Waves. Has anyone seen it? Is it any good?

I recognize dave but is the other Chet or Reg? :)

http://davedraper.com/...wis.jpg


God, look at the size of the hands on Dave. No wonder his legs are huge, the guys a beast!

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marcrph

Portugal

In the T-Nation interview, Steve Reeves is pictured doing a Hack Lift. The barbell pictured is dragging down Mr. Reeves weight lifting belt as if the barbell is hooked onto the belt. Is this something bodybuilders were doing at Vic Tanny's gym? Does anyone know?

Also, when Steve Reeves won the 1950 Mr. Universe, he trained at York's barbell club alongside John Grimek. During this 7-week period, Steve Reeves went from dismal condition to award winning shape. One of his favorite exercises was a long homemade T-Bar Hack lift for his thighs using a platform. I was wondering if anyone had any information on the hack lift tool.

Thanks in advance
Marc
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Danabolism

Yes, wouldn't it be nice to see natural competitions take precedence over the druggies? I compete in such events, but there just doesn't seem to be as much interest from people. Also, there has been a great misconception for years about what a BBer should look like. It's too bad people want to see freaks vs aesthetically built physiques.
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marcrph

Portugal

I would love to see an interview of Jack Lalanne. He's over 90 years of age now, and surely he would give his view of the Muscle Beach era, as he lived through this era, and was a part of that scene. He had quite a physique during that time period, and he abhors steriods, and aerobics.

I think people would accept the Golden Era of BB, however with a different format, or paradigm shift. The days of walking out on the stage in some skimpy posing trunks, are simply gone. At Muscle Beach, everyone was in their bathing suits, and the posing was outside on the beach. That scene just doesn't fit in Pittsburg, Pa. Perhaps if a HIT club comes along, a physique contest would take on a new direction. More than just some objective judging of physiques in posing trunks. On the other hand, only freaks want to see the bodybuilding shows today, as most people would feel mighty uncomfortable around guys in pink tights, with bloated, distended, unnatural, nonasthetic bodies shown today.

Marc
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ron33

marcrph wrote:
I would love to see an interview of Jack Lalanne. He's over 90 years of age now, and surely he would give his view of the Muscle Beach era, as he lived through this era, and was a part of that scene. He had quite a physique during that time period, and he abhors steriods, and aerobics.

I think people would accept the Golden Era of BB, however with a different format, or paradigm shift. The days of walking out on the stage in some skimpy posing trunks, are simply gone. At Muscle Beach, everyone was in their bathing suits, and the posing was outside on the beach. That scene just doesn't fit in Pittsburg, Pa. Perhaps if a HIT club comes along, a physique contest would take on a new direction. More than just some objective judging of physiques in posing trunks. On the other hand, only freaks want to see the bodybuilding shows today, as most people would feel mighty uncomfortable around guys in pink tights, with bloated, distended, unnatural, nonasthetic bodies shown today.

Marc


I would also like to see a Jack Lalanne interview,when i was about 3-4 yrs. old i used to watch his exercise show in the morning and try to exercise with him.I also remember watching the old Hercules movies on saturday mornings.

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Loutwinl

Yes Steve Reeves died of cancer at age 74,I believe it was lymphoma.He made a small statement I remember reading to the extent of "I've had a wonderful life and am very lucky" with no regrets,he had class to the very end.
Lou
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

The misuse of drugs ruins sports, careers...lives, sad.

Bodybuilding could be/should be a wonderful clean uplifting pursuit.

Regards,
Andrew
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marcrph

Portugal

AShortt wrote:
The misuse of drugs ruins sports, careers...lives, sad.

Bodybuilding could be/should be a wonderful clean uplifting pursuit.

Regards,
Andrew


Andrew,

Amen!
Maybe if we(weightlifters, and bodybuilders) get fed up enough, all of us (HITers) will stay away from Weider, and all the other Bozos.

I got a good idea, let's escort all the bad elements in bodybuilding, and throw them off the end of Muscle Beach's pier. Maybe Jaws will be hungry!

Marc
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BRUCELEEWANNABE

Florida, USA

simon-hecubus wrote:
Great discussion there Doc. I would flip head-over-heels to see a return to those days of bodybuilding as a healthy pursuit and something for young people to desire and emulate.

On the subject of Steve Reeves, I'm not buying the theory that he got into steroids during the time of the Hercules movies. Comparing the earlier and later photos from this article, a few thiings occurred to me about the older Reeves:

1. There's a lot to be said about muscle maturity.

2. Don't overlook the effect that a deep tan has on the appearance of size.

3. He may have been carrying a bit more bodyfat during those Hercules days.

Just some thoughts.

Scott


Reeves's movie days he weighed 190 to 200, no heavier. Always very lean.

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BRUCELEEWANNABE

Florida, USA

Lalanne is amazing & one of my all time idols! He's still going stong too. T-Mag should do an interview with him. Also, he & Reeves were good friends.
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NickMunro

marcrph wrote:

I got a good idea, let's escort all the bad elements in bodybuilding, and throw them off the end of Muscle Beach's pier. Maybe Jaws will be hungry!

Marc


Hahaha!
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TigerFighter VS

New Jersey, USA

marcrph wrote:



Amen!
Maybe if we(weightlifters, and bodybuilders) get fed up enough, all of us (HITers) will stay away from Weider, and all the other Bozos.

I got a good idea, let's escort all the bad elements in bodybuilding, and throw them off the end of Muscle Beach's pier. Maybe Jaws will be hungry!

Marc


Why would we poison the poor sharks? What did they do?

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gizmo

Anyone ever hear of a guy named Chuck Sipes? I remember reading an article by him during the early 70s in Dan Lurie's "Muscle Training Illustrated" magazine in which he (Sipes) outlined a routine which basically consisted of about 8 basic exercises (squats, military press, rows, Bench Press...etc).

He recommended doing only 2 sets of about 6 - 10 reps per exercise which went against the grain of what a lot of the top body builders were doing (or at least what they said they were doing). Not quite HIT, but close. I seem to remember Sipes being a pretty rugged fellow.
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TigerFighter VS

New Jersey, USA

Has there ever been a body builder that was confirmed steroid free? As in tested and proven?
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Ellington Darden

Yeah, I remember Sipes. He had forearms similar to Casey Viator's.

Ellington
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marcrph

Portugal

Yeah, I remember Chuck Sipes! He had that "special" California bodybuilding look. The very 1st bodybuilding magazine I ever picked up had Chuck Sipes featured. What a great physique!

Marc
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QmAn

Hi,

About Steve Reeves, he weighed about 216 in his top condition and around 215 - 225 in the 1950 MR Universe, I don't know exacaly what, but somewhere between those. Steve Reeves was 6'1.

Arnold in T2 says he weighed 220 for the opening sequence and he was(is) 6'1.5 about the same height. If you look at Steve Reeves in Hercules he is a simular size to Arnold, just probably a little smaller.

In the 1958 Hercules movie he weighted between 210 - 220, so IF he did take steriods he got very little muscle from there use, as he was already a well developed guy in 1950.

Have a look at the picture of him with Reg Park on the cover of Muscle Builder taken at the 1950 MR U, it's at Schwarzenegger.it the pic with the orange cover.

Also has anyone heard of the gymnastics exercise called the Muscle UP, it is a cross between a chin and dip, first chinup and then press(dip) your body up, it could probably be done with cables in the gym.

Great Tarzen article Dr D, as youv'e probably realised I'm a movie buff to.
Really learn't a lot about the history of Muscle Beach.
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