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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Apr 2, 2024

Roger Schwab, head judge for the IFBB Professional League during the late 1970's and early 1980's, passed away on March 25, 2024 at the age of 79.  Roger was a guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast several times since the podcast began in 2017, sharing his stories of watching some of the most historical bodybuilding competitions from the Golden Era, training with Mike Mentzer and judging top competitions like the Mr. Olympia. As a tribute to Roger, this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast is dedicated to him. Included in this episode are excerpts of previous interviews conducted with Roger from 2017-2020. Rest In Peace Roger, we'll miss you. 

Time Stamps:

8:35 - Emails to the podcast

10:40 - Summer Shape Up with John

14:25 - New Videos on YouTube

17:00 - Roger Schwab talks about the filming of "Pumping Iron", meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Golden Era of Bodybuilding.

30:30 - Roger Schwab talks about being the Head Judge at the 1981 Mr. Olympia and who he would have picked for his top five. 

46:30 - Roger Schwab talks about seeing Larry Scott for the first time at the 1962 IFBB Mr. America contest

1:04:05 - Roger Schwab talks about the 1966 Mr. Olympia where Larry Scott beat Harold Poole and Sergio Oliva.

1:22:15 - Roger Schwab talks about recent passing of Stacey Bentley and the beginning of Women's Bodybuilding.

1:41:40 - Roger Schwab talks about training with Mike Mentzer in 1980 and the passing away of Franco Columbu and Ed Corney. 


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