Take a trip into history as we look over the Golden Era of Bodybuilding!
|History Of Muscle Beach|
Muscle Beach is widely seen as the home of the fitness revolution in the United States – dating all the way back to the 1930s. It all started a few hundred feet away from the boardwalk in Santa Monica, but the "home of bodybuilding" was moved to Muscle Beach Venice in the 1950s. From the acrobatics of Santa Monica high school students to the vein-popping antics of classic bodybuilders in Venice – this California landmark remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in the L.A. area!
Muscle Beach Venice has been a home to serious bodybuilders since 1959! Some of the greatest "bodies" ever - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dave Draper, Larry Scott and Franco Columbo – trained right on the beach! Even today, Muscle Beach Venice holds bodybuilding competitions and has a completely renovated public fitness area.
If you visit Muscle Beach today you'll find weight lifting equipment, rope climbing, and gymnastic and acrobatic bars free to use! As you sink your toes in the hot sand, don't miss the history all around you. It's America's fitness revolution, and it continues to this day! Go and be a part of it.
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Muscle Beach Is Widely Seen As The Home
Of The Fitness Revolution In The United States.
|Golden Era Of Bodybuilding|
The Glory Days
Golden Era Diet & Supplements!
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.
|The Early Years.
Former professional wrestler Ric Drasin shares accounts of what led to his incredible success.
How supplements and diet have changed over the years to help a bodybuilder grow.
The Austrian Oak!
Training With Arnold Schwarzenegger!
In 1970 Ric Drasin first met Arnold in the parking lot of Bill Pearl's gym in Inglewood, CA.
Ric's reflection on what it was like training with the one-and-only Austrian Oak!
|Lou Ferrigno Tells All.
Lou is one of the rare few that have transferred their talents into other areas.
|'79 Olympia, Zane.
Get a master class on how to compete from 1979 Mr. Olympia Frank Zane.
|Legend Leon Brown.
The Brown Bomber is synonymous with bodybuilding excellence.
|Golden Eagle, Platz.
Tom Platz is much more than a prominent international sporting figure and educator.
|The Myth, Oliva.
Sergio discusses his life from oppression to freedom to bodybuilding domination.
|World Champ Nubret.
Serge Nubret takes some time to answer questions about his past experiences.
|Ric's Corner: Venice Gold's|
Revisit the Golden Days of Bodybuilding with Ric Drasin! Hear all his stories about training at Gold's Gym in Venice during the 1970's with bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Franco Columbo, Dave Draper, and more!
Ric hits the street and visits the Ground Zero of bodybuilding history. Check out the original Gold's Gym, the outdoor Pit, and the famous Zucky's Deli.
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