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Bodybuilding Legends Show


Oct 18, 2022

1960 AAU Mr. America winner Red Lerille joins the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about his career in bodybuilding. Red won the 1960 AAU Mr. America and then won his height class at the 1960 NABBA Mr. Universe. Red became a gym owner after his bodybuilding career ended and he now owns Red Lerille's Health and Racquet Club in Lafayette, Louisiana, one of the biggest gyms in the country. Red was also a mentor to the legendary bodybuilder Boyer Coe and he talks about his relationship with Boyer over his great career. At the end of the Podcast, host John Hansen reads the article "How I Became a Mr. America" by Lloyd Lerille from the July-August, 1960 issue of IronMan Magazine. (Time Stamps below)

Time Stamps:

1:50 - Pro Physique weekend in Denver

5:05 - Emails from last week's show

10:00 - Start of interview with Red Lerille

10:55 - Red's last visit with Bill Pearl

13:25 - How Red got started in bodybuilding

14:40 - What Bodybuilding was like in the 1940's

16:15 - Winning the Mr. Orleans contest

18:30 - Red's genetics for bodybuilding

19:16 - Joe Gold's gym in New Orleans

20:00 - Red's early contest wins

21:20 - Bodybuilding training while serving in the Navy

23:00 - The original Muscle Beach

25:50 - Red's memories of Bill Pearl

27:27 - Competing in the AAU Mr. America

33:50 - The 1960 NABBA Mr. Universe in London

38:10 - Mentoring Boyer Coe

40:47 - How Red got involved in the gym business

44:23 - Red's current workout routine at 86 years old

47:30 - Red's Gym

52:00 - Bodybuilding today

52:45 - Casey Viator

56:10 - Host John Hansen reads the article "How I Became a Mr. America" written by Lloyd "Red" Lerille from the July-August, 1960 issue of IronMan Magazine.

Links:

Red Lerille's Gym

John's Online Training

Bodybuilding Legends website

Become a Patreon Donor

John's YouTube Channel

Muscle Maturity Podcast

John Hansen Fitness website