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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Feb 20, 2024

On this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast, guests Shawn Ray and Jerry Brainum discuss the 1993 Mr. Olympia contest where Dorian Yates won his second Mr. Olympia title and Shawn Ray placed a very close third place behind runner-up Flex Wheeler. Shawn talks about training with Flex Wheeler earlier in the year to prep him for his Arnold Classic win, his own preparation for the Mr. Olympia that year and his thoughts on Dorian Yates changing the sport of bodybuilding by introducing the Mass Monster era. At the end of the podcast, host John Hansen reads the 1993 Mr. Olympia Report written by Peter McGough from the January, 1994 issue of Flex Magazine. 

Time Stamps:

7:14 - Start of interview with Shawn Ray and Jerry about the 1993 Mr. Olympia contest

8:30 - Shawn talks about the 1992 Mr. Olympia

10:40 - Training with Flex Wheeler for the 1993 Arnold Classic

13:45 - Flex Wheeler's physique at the 1993 Arnold

15:20 - Shawn's analysis of his physique at the 1993 Mr. Olympia

17:30 - Shawn's reaction after the 1992 Mr. Olympia

19:45 - Losing to Flex at the 1993 Olympia

22:00 - Flex's genetics vs. condition

24:00 - Dorian vs. Flex at the 1993 Olympia

27:20 - Flex's reaction to beating Shawn at the 1993 Olympia

32:20 - Dorian introduced the Mass Monster Era in 1993

34:00 - Changing the judging rounds from the relaxed round to posing

36:00 - The introduction of lighter weight classes in bodybuilding

42:30 - Shawn's opinion of Dorian in 1993

43:53 - Should Dorian have won the Mr. Olympia with a torn bicep?

49:30 - The end of Symmetry and Shape

51:45 - The Incumbancy Factor

56:10 - Judging Symmetry and Posing

1:02:20 - Adding more divisions

1:07:50 - Lou Ferrigno in the 1993 Mr. Olympia

1:08:27 - Why Shawn refused the WBF contract

1:21:42 - Health care for pro bodybuilders

1:29:50 - John reads the 1993 Mr. Olympia report written by Peter McGough from the January, 1994 issue of Flex Magazine.


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