A reoccurring phenomenon when researching the IFBB or the Weider brothers is the presence of controversy. As previously discussed in a different post, the establishment of the International Federation of BodyBuilding was not without its conflicts and controversies. Naturally, it seems, as founder of the federation and as, we must acknowledge it, kingpin of bodybuilding, … Continue reading Would the Real Joe Weider Please Stand Up
In a previous post we discussed Arnold’s controversial win in 1980 – here’s a quick recap. The Austrian Oak came out of retirement without telling anyone and appeared at the Mr. Olympia competition as a competitor rather than a promoter, stood on stage, and won. The reaction from the fans has already been discussed – … Continue reading Reaction to the 1980 Mr. Olympia
As the New Year is finally upon us with all of its grandeur and its unmet resolutions, we can’t help but enter the gym and think to ourselves “Hope the Bench Press line-up will soon disperse.” But, our minds also wander to the men and women whose New Year resolutions never die out; the ones … Continue reading The History of the Mr.Olympia Contest
The 1980 Mr.Olympia Considered one of the most controversial, if not the most controversial Mr.Olympia contest of all-time, the 1980 Olympia saw Arnold Schwarzenegger dethroning Frank Zane and receiving his 7th and Mr. O title, entrenching himself deeper as the unattainable champ until the arrival of Haney, Coleman, and Heath. Coming out of a 5 … Continue reading The 1980 Mr.Olympia
\As the Mr.Olympia came to another close by crowing Phil “the Gift” Heath as the Sandow holder for the 7th time, let’s pull back and the study the origin of the biggest bodybuilding federation in the world. Before proceeding it is important to note that the alleged founder of the IFBB, Joe Weider’s life is … Continue reading The International Federation of BodyBuilding – Origin??