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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Mar 1, 2021

Jack Neary, former writer for Muscle Builder Magazine, is the guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about writing for the magazine in the late 1970's. In Part Two of his interview, Jack talks about some of the bodybuilders he met while working for the magazine including Kal Szkalak, Robby Robinson, Frank Zane and Lou Ferrigno. Jack also talks about his opinion of the controversial 1980 Mr. Olympia contest in which he wrote the contest report for Muscle & Fitness magazine.

Time Stamps:

07:00 - John reads emails from last week's show

11:48 - Jack Neary talks about Kal Szkalak

14:02 - What did Arnold think of Kal being the "new Arnold"?

14:48 - What was the original Gold's Gym like?

18:40 - Meeting Lou Ferrigno when he moved to California

20:37 - Frank Zane was one of the most intelligent bodybuilders

21:51 - Was Frank Zane overrated?

24:04 - Meeting Lee Haney in 1980

24:52 - Jack talks about Robby Robinson

27:37 - Danny Padilla winning the 1977 AFAB Mr. America

29:54 - Jack talks about the controversial 1980 Mr. Olympia

39:37 - Arnold's thoughts about the 1980 Olympia

43:50 - The truth about the Weider Research Clinic

47:18 - Jack's love-hate relationship with Joe Weider

52:20 - What Jack is doing now

55:39 - John Hansen reads an article about Robby Robinson written by Jack Neary from a 1978 issue of Muscle Builder magazine.

1:13:28 - John reads a flash report of the 1978 Night of the Champions contest from Muscle Builder magazine written by Jack Neary.

1:16:55 - John reads an article written by William Chill called "No Place Like it in the World".

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