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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Dec 8, 2021

Rick Newcombe, author of the new book The Magic of Lifting Weights, is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Rick talks about his experiences of working with some of the legends of bodybuilding including Franco Columbu, Frank Zane, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his time spent as a training partner of Bertil Fox. At the end of the podcast, host John Hansen reads the article "The IFBB Celebrates a Super Anniversary!", the contest report of the 1970 IFBB Mr. Olympia/Mr. World/Mr. America contest written by Rick Wayne for the April/May 1971 issue of Muscle Builder Magazine.

Time Stamps:

3:44 - John appearing on other podcasts

7:17 - Comments from the Ed Connors - Tim Kimber podcast

10:25 - Interview with Rick Newcombe, the author of The Magic of Lifting Weights

14:20 - Rick tells the story of meeting Rock Stonewall in Chicago

21:44 - Seeing Sergio Oliva the first time he posed in America

32:08 - When Rick interviewed Arnold in 1977

40:40 - Sneaking Lee Haney into Gold's Gym

44:30 - Memories of Dave Draper

51:55 - How Franco Columbu helped Rick get into the best shape of his life

56:00 - Visiting Zane Haven in 1982

1:02:30 - Rick's experience as Bertil Fox's training partner in 1983-84

1:21:00 - John reads the article "The IFBB Celebrates a Super Anniversary!" from the April/May 1971 issue of Muscle Builder magazine


Dave Draper Tribute on RX Muscle

John on the Most Muscular Podcast

Ed Connors - Tim Kimber interview on YouTube

John's YouTube Channel

Bodybuilding Legends website

John's Online Training at Pro Physique

John Hansen Fitness

John's Facebook Page

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