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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Feb 15, 2024

Jerry Brainum, former writer for Flex, Muscle & Fitness and IronMan Magazine, is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to review the year 1993 in Bodybuilding. In Part Two of their interview, Jerry and host John Hansen talk about some of the major professional bodybuilding competitions in 1993 including the IronMan Pro Invitational, the Arnold Classic won by Flex Wheeler, the Night of the Champions won by Porter Cottrell and some other IFBB Grand Prix events. At the end of the podcast, John reads an article written by Kal Szkalak for the May/June issue of Muscle Digest magazine regarding the controversial judging of the 1977 IFBB Mr. Universe in which Kal beat Mike Mentzer in the heavyweight class. (Time Stamps below)


Time Stamps:

5:20 - RIP Carl Weathers

6:13 - Start of interview with Jerry Brainum

6:40 - Flex Wheeler's pro debut

11:10 - Myostatin gene

15:40 - New bodybuilding talent in the 90's

20:17 - Growth hormone and insulin

23:45 - Women competitors and drugs

27:05 - 1993 Pro IronMan Invitational

42:25 - Mike Matarazzo's dangerous condition

48:45 - Grand Prix contests after the Arnold

50:53 - Porter Cottrell sweeps the spring shows

59:40 - Porter vs Munzer at the 1993 Night of the Champions

1:06:00 - Low body fat percentages and muscle loss

1:19:15 - WBF Bodybuilders return to the IFBB

1:32:00 - John reads the article "What Happened to Simple Honesty?" written by Kal Szkalak for the May/June 1978 issue of Muscle Digest magazine.



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