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The best bodies in Muscle Beach hit the stage in Venice Beach, CA, for the annual Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach on Independence Day!
Bodies hit the Muscle Beach stage in Venice Beach, CA, for the annual International Classic on Memorial Day!
The NPC Los Angeles Championships were held July 19th in LA, California. Find all of the coverage here!
Find all of the coverage here of the Muscle Beach Memorial Day Classic, held on May 26th in Venice, California!
The Mr. And Ms. Muscle Beach 4th Of July were held July 4th in Venice Beach, CA. Find all of the coverage here!
Competitors hit the sun, sand, and stage in Muscle Beach, CA, on September 2nd for the Labor Day Championships.
Find all of the coverage of the 2013 Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach, presented by Bodybuilding.com, here!
We salute the troops! Find all of the coverage of the Muscle Beach Memorial Day International Classic and Armed Forces Championships here!
Find all of the coverage of the Muscle Beach Championships - Labor Day here!
Find photos here by Ron Avidan of the 2012 Bodybuilding.com Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach contest in Venice Beach, CA!
Bill was in town for the Muscle Beach Memorial Weekend show, and comes ready to talk old-school with Ric. The incredible growth in popularity of Muscle Beach over the years is due in large part to the efforts of promoter Joe Wheatley. Back in the early days, bodybuilding was considered a cult activity and has now moved much closer to the mainstream. While diets have become more scientific, the basics of eating to change body composition remain the same, only the cardio has increased. Another difference between then and now - guys tended to stay in shape year round, with some fine tuning around show time. Bill has noticed a renaissance of interest in the classic methods amongst his training clients at his New York gym.
Ric heads out to the original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, and highlights the differences between the 70's and now including the different locations of the pit, the arcade with the famous Zoltar, and Pacific Park.
The 2010 Muscle Beach Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships was a huge success! The competitors showed up ready to rock the beach! Check out the results and photos right here.
The 2010 Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini competition was a huge success! Check out the results and photos right here.
he 2010 Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini competition was a huge success! See how all the competitors looked through the lens of Ron Avidan, right here.
Back in the Golden Era of Bodybuilding, supplements were slim and eating was mostly real foods. But how did the Pros still get massive muscle gains? Re-live the Muscle Beach memories and discover secrets from the glory days of Bodybuilding below!
Muscle Beach is widely seen as the home of the fitness revolution in the United States. Take a trip into history as we look over the Golden Era of Bodybuilding!
Times have changed when it comes to the dangers of sun exposure, and gone are the days of baking for 4 hours at a time. Ric recalls how bodybuilding, wrestling, and acting shared a close connection, and the lost art of the stomach vacuum.
Continuing to dig into the history of Muscle Beach, Ric and Jack look back to the post-war era when many bodybuilders were wrestlers, and even back to the alleged original New York location. Bodybuilding is about lifestyle, and things used to be a bit more relaxed and easy going in the 70's. Jack remembers when gyms broke down the sexism barrier and allowed men and women to train together, but pines that they just aren't as hardcore anymore.
It seems like the best memory these old wrestling buddies share is of the famous smorgasbords of the old days, but the characters are unforgettable too. Chuck Ahrens, H.B. Haggerty, Rocky Johnson, Mike Katz, Steve Neece. The real question is who was loyal to their gym, and who could be found training anywhere including the various locations of Muscle Beach, Gold's, or The Dungeon.
There's mutual agreement that the Golden Years of bodybuilding will never be duplicated, but will remain a treasured memory. Retirement's good too, but so is doing what you love into the twilight of life.
Seymour remembers being introduced to Franco Columbo, acting gigs, and the strange habits and personalities of Arnold, Dave Draper, and Zabo Koszewski.
The interview wraps up with Dave Draper's home made furniture, Ed's early training schedule, and living the good life.
Ed and Ric remember late friends, Gironda's gym, and the old-school lifestyle.
Ric loves combing through the legendary streets of Venice in search of friends from a bygone era, and this week he happens upon old guard crewmember Eddy. Times have changed, and gone are the days of the camaraderie between bodybuilders and cardio-free gyms. The duo recollects the prankster side of Arnold, too-friendly waiters, and eating whole eggs shell included.
The reminiscing continues at the Original Muscle Beach. Ric highlights important period landmarks like Honest John's, Muscle House, and the rowdy Donkin's Inn.
It was another fabulous show held on Labor Day at Muscle Beach in Venice, CA. Here's a look at how it went and some great pics along the way. Check it out!
The 2007 Muscle Beach Championship were held on September 3rd at Venice Beach in southern california. This event featured the Induction of the second Lifetime Achievement Award to Jack Lalanne and much more! Find results, review & pics here...
The newly remodeled outdoor stage held a record number of 60 international competitors who displayed their hard bodies... Learn more about what fans were greeted to and who was inducted into the Walk Of Fame and more!
The 2007 Muscle Beach Championship where held on September 3rd at Venice Beach in beautiful sunny southern california. This exciting event featured the Induction of the second Lifetime Achievement Award to Jack Lalanne and much more...
Muscle Beach, the place where muscles were born, this last weekend was again made an enduring piece of history in the minds of the public and the world of bodybuilding. Learn more here...
The 2007 Muscle Beach Classic Bodybuilding & Figure Championships were held on August 4th in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Kent Bierly looked amazing and walked off with the Overall Muscle Beach men's open class trophy! Learn more here...
The 2007 Muscle Beach Championship will be held on September 3rd at Venice Beach in sunny southern California. This exciting event will feature the Induction of the second Lifetime Achievement Award to Jack Lalanne and much more! Learn more here...
If you haven't noticed Silvio is a crowd favorite and it was no different at Venice Beach. See what the rookie Olympia competitor did during his visit!
The 2007 Mr. & Ms. Muscle Beach Bodybuilding And Figure Contest was held on the 4th of July weekend at the infamous Muscle Beach in Southern California. Many special guests attended as usual! Find pictures and results here...
Joe Wheatley Productions presents the competition and fitness expo that has been building tremendous momentum... Learn who was inducted into the hall of fame, how many competitors there were and more!
The 2007 Mr. & Mrs. Muscle Beach Venice Contest will be held at Muscle Beach in Venice, California on July 4th. This annual event is free to the public so come witness the best of the best beach bodies battle for the title! Learn more here...
At 12:00 noon on Memorial Day the event opened with a spectacular Flyover from an awesome C-17 Globe master from March Air Force Base... Admission is free at this event and this year was better than ever. Learn more about it right here!
The 2007 Muscle Beach International Classic was held on May 27th & 28th at the Venice Beach Recreation Center in Venice, California. Check out hundreds of great pictures along with a review of the show here.
This week we take a look back at the 2006 Labor Day Weekend at Muscle Beach. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger presents Joe Weider with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Check it out!
2006 Labor Day Muscle Beach Review - Arnold Comes Home! An in depth coverage of the event by by Ian L. Sitren, SecondFocus.
2006 Muscle Beach: Labor Day Weekend Pictures - Competition Pictures. Photos by SecondFocus.
2006 Muscle Beach: Labor Day Weekend Pictures - Arnold, Rachel McLish & Other Celebrities. Look here to see up close photos of the celebrities!
2006 NPC Muscle Beach Bodybuilding and Figure Championships in Pt Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, on August 5th. Look here for results, pictures, and commentary.
The Muscle Beach Championship, September 4, 2006 (Labor Day) will see the presentation of the first Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Joe Weider. Get the information you need about the show right here.
The 2006 Venice Beach Classic was held July 4th at the Mecca of bodybuilding. The fans and competitors alike were greeted by perfect weather which only added to the excitement had by all. Get commentary, photos, and results right here!
Check out these great pictures from around the 2006 Muscle Beach Venice Classic by SecondFocus.
Check out these great men's pictures from the 2006 Muscle Beach Venice Classic by SecondFocus.
Check out these great women's pictures from the 2006 Muscle Beach Venice Classic by SecondFocus.
This week on The Fit Show, check out why they call this place Muscle Beach. We have exclusive footage of the 2005 Memorial Day Muscle Beach Classic. This is one the most exciting events for Muscle Beach, make sure not to miss this one.
Become the next Mr. or Ms. Muscle Beach or just come to watch a great entertaining event at the Muscle Beach Venice Classic, July 4th in Venice, California. Special story about Rosemary Wedderburn included. Read on for more.
Since the beginning, the events at Muscle Beach have always been open to the public at no charge. This practice continues... Get the latest review and history right here for Muscle Beach on Memorial Day, 2006, held in Venice, California!
Get the latest results and pictures right here from the 2006 Muscle Beach International Classic! The show was held May 29th in Venice, California.
Check out these women's finals pictures from the 2006 Muscle Beach International Classic Women's Finals.
Check out these great pre-judging pictures from the 2006 Muscle Beach International Classic Pre-Judging.
The 2006 Muscle Beach Venice International Classic will be taking place May 28-29th, 2006 at the Venice Beach Recreation Center in Venice, California. Get ready for a great show!
This ongoing event through October will be free to the public to see what bodybuilding competitors do during shows. There will also be additions made at this time to the Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.
Bodybuilding.com and Joe Wheatley Productions brought the excitement and muscle back to Venice Beach on Labor Day with the last of three shows.
Bodybuilding.com and Joe Wheatley Productions brought the excitement and muscle back to Venice Beach on July 4th with the second of three shows.
2004 Bodybuilding.com/Joe Wheatley Muscle Beach July 4th Bash!
Bodybuilding.com and Joe Wheatley Productions brought the excitement and muscle back to Venice Beach this Memorial Day with the first of three summer shows scheduled for Muscle Beach this year. Find out how the awesome weekend went...
Bodybuilding.com and Joe Wheatley Productions brought the excitement and muscle back to Venice Beach on Memorial Day with the first of three shows.
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