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Bodybuilding Legends Show

Jan 8, 2024

Jerry Brainum, former writer at Muscle & Fitness and IronMan Magazine, is the guest on this episode of the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to review the year 1973 in Bodybuilding. Jerry and host John Hansen talk about the major bodybuilding competitions in 1973 including the 1973 AAU Mr. America won by Jim Morris, the 1973 NABBA Mr. Universe won by Chris Dickerson and Boyer Coe, the 1973 IFBB Mr. America won by Lou Ferrigno, the 1973 IFBB Mr. World won by Ken Waller and the 1973 IFBB Mr. Universe also won by Lou Ferrigno. Also discussed is the 1973 Mr. Olympia contest which was featured in the book Pumping Iron. Finally, Jerry and John talk about the controversial IFBB Mr. International contest which was held in Tijuana, Mexico. 

Time Stamps:

3:44 - "The Iron Claw"

4:25 - Emails to the Podcast

16:45 - Interview with Jerry Brainum 

17:05 - Jim Morris wins the 1973 AAU Mr. America

26:05 - Pete Grymkowski takes second again

32:05 - Chris Dickerson wins the 1973 NABBA Mr. Universe

37:00 - Boyer Coe wins the Pro 1973 NABBA Mr. Universe

40:10 - Reg Park was natural

48:00 - Lou Ferrigno wins the 1973 IFBB Mr. America

48:50 - Lou wins the IFBB Mr. Universe too!

50:20 - Ken Waller wins the 1973 IFBB Mr. World

52:32 - Arnold wins the 1973 Mr. Olympia

55:27 - Steve Reeves is honored at the WBBG event in New York

1:03:05 - Tom Minichello's book

1:07:24 - The 1973 IFBB Mr. International contest

1:18:40 - Joe Weider the businessman

1:23:40 - Was the judging panel favored towards Arnold?



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