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Bodybuilding Legends Show


Jun 28, 2022

1988 NPC USA champion John DeFendis is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. In Part One of his interview, John talks about competing as a teenager, his first meeting with 1972 Mr. America Steve Michalik and his experience training with Steve using the Intensity or Insanity workout program. John also talks about how extremely hard training helped to shape his character and develop his will to win. At the end of the Podcast, host John Hansen reads the article "Jackpot in Las Vegas for John DeFendis" written by Bill Reynolds for the December, 1988 issue of Flex Magazine.

Time Stamps:

3:00 - Birthdays this week

5:30 - Benefits for Patreon supporters

6:25 - Emails

9:30 - Muscle Maturity Podcast

10:30 - Beginning of interview with John DeFendis, Part One

12:00 - John talks about his teenage bodybuilding competitions

15:20 - What it means to train hard

17:12 - Meeting Steve Michalik

23:40 - John's first workout with Michalik

29:04 - "Skelton with a wig"

29:35 - The workout that put John in the hospital

37:33 - Teenage Mr. America contest

39:25 - Guest Posing shape

45:00 - Becoming a good poser

48:50 - Pullovers for the chest

58:10 - Host John Hansen reads the article "Jackpot in Las Vegas for John DeFendis" written by Bill Reynolds for the December, 1988 issue of Flex Magazine

Links:

John's Online Training

Bodybuilding Legends Website

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John Hansen Fitness website

John's YouTube Channel

Muscle Maturity Podcast

Bodybuilding Legends Instagram

John's Facebook Page