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West Coast Bodybuilding Scene: The Golden Era

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A trip through the most unforgettable years of bodybuilding as a handful of restless musclemen catapulted the sport of muscle and might across the globe.

Called the Golden Era of bodybuilding, you'll see Bill Pearl as he hands off to Larry Scott, the rise of Dave Draper, Sergio Oliva, with Don Howorth and Frank Zane in the background and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Co
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Paperback, 399 pages
Published February 28th 2004 by On Target
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Kenn Staub
Jan 01, 2015 Kenn Staub rated it really liked it
This book is essentially a selection of columns/articles by Dick Tyler which appeared in the late 60s'/early 70s' muscle magazines and features some truly great pictures of the "classic" old school bodybuilders (the "Blonde Bomber", Dave Draper, wrote all the captions). Though at times the articles seem dated, it is a glimpse into an era when bodybuilding came of age and we see the baton being passed from the likes of Steve Reeves, Larry Scott, etc. to Arnold, Franco, Frank Zane, Sergio Oliva. ...more
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Mar 04, 2014 Beau Johnston rated it it was amazing
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This is a fantastic insight into a subculture most people know very little about. Sure, the media runs stories about bodybuilders on a semi-regular, but those stories only focus on steroid users and other negative aspects of gym life.

Not all of us are steroid users, not all of us are competitive bodybuilders. Most of us are regular Joes who just want to keep our bodies in good condition (and hopefully stave off the effects of old age for just a little longer - because sitting on your arse, drink
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