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Bodybuilding Legends Show


May 24, 2021

Ron Love, 1987 Pro World Champion, is the guest this week on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast. Ron talks about how he started bodybuilding after being shot on the job as a Detroit Police Officer, competing on the local level in Michigan, winning the NPC Jr. USA and the heavyweight class at the NPC Nationals in 1985 and his extensive career as a pro bodybuilder during the 1980's. At the end of the interview, host John Hansen reads an article from the December, 1986 issue of Muscle & Fitness Magazine "Labrada Wins the Night of the Champs" written by Bill Reynolds.

Time Stamps:

6:50 - The Audio Book version of Bodybuilding Heroes and Legends: Vol. One

8:38 - Emails from last week's show

18:30 - Ron Love Interview

26:00 - Ron's first bodybuilding contest

30:15 - Why Ron became a police officer

36:50 - Winning the 1985 NPC Jr. USA

37:38 - Meeting Rachel McLish

40:22 - Training with Samir Bannout in Michigan

42:45 - Winning the heavyweight class at the 1985 NPC Nationals

45:10 - Losing the 1985 IFBB Mr. Universe in Sweden

48:10 - Competing against Lee Labrada at the 1986 NIght of the Champions

49:21 - Getting Lenda Murray into bodybuilding

53:12 - The 1987 Night of the Champions

54:20 - Competing in the 1991 Mr. Olympia

56:55 - Training with control

58:10 - Tearing his quadriceps muscles

1:00:10 - Ron's fight with Phil Hill in 1989

1:05:00 - Ron's long pro career

1:06:10 - Ron's thoughts on the people he met during his bodybuilding career

1:17:10 - John reads the article "Labrada Wins the Night of Champs" written by Bill Reynolds from the December, 1986 issue of Muscle & Fitness Magazine.

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