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The seventies, Santa Monica ... visiting the original Golds Gym and seeing Arnold and other train ... and finally and I mean finally! figuring out what the heck were those strange drawings on the walls I have seen some many times in the magazines and in the movie Pumping Iron ... do you guys know what they were? 🙂


Quite a magical place, gone never to be seen again.

The best I have seen was Zane a few weeks after the 80 Olympia. Didn't know a human being could look like that. Looked like he was carved out of granite. I've seen some big guys since including Lou Ferrigno, Tinnerino, Platz, and Lee Haney. None had that finished "polished" look.
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huge pictures of the underside of railroad cars hanging on the wall, apparently no one wanted them and the artist gave the to the gym owner.
Another surprise ... most of the guys were rather short and some very short. With the exeption of Arnold who is about 6 feet tall and another guy.
The gym was rather small by todays standards but well equiped. No machines aside from some cable pulleys. The building still stands today, but it is closed. You can still see the fading letters Golds Gym.
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StuKE

StuKE wrote:
ron33 wrote:
StuKE wrote:
ron33 wrote:
Don't remember the exact poundages , but back in 79-81 time period the most impressive trainees I saw , were Platz , Wilkosz and David and Peter Paul ,they were really intense when they trained ...

I was a massive Barbarians fan. Forgot about those two until you mentioned them!

Yes, they put most of the pros to shame with their poundages and intensity.they trained in their work boots carpenter jeans and flannel shirts . everbody refered to them as The Twins then ..just watching them put more energy in the atmosphere ..

I collected Barbarians articles, they would motivate me before a workout like nothing else could. There used to be a picture fro Golds (World?) Gym in the mags where loads of the pros and regulars were stood outside the gym in a group shot. You could see David Paul dwarfing moat of them in size.


David Paul on the left, blue top and baseball cap. Peter is just to the side of him.


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Crotalus

Were the 'Twins' just in it for the fun or what ? Any reason given on why they never competed ?
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kurtvf

acas1959 wrote:
huge pictures of the underside of railroad cars hanging on the wall, apparently no one wanted them and the artist gave the to the gym owner.
Another surprise ... most of the guys were rather short and some very short. With the exeption of Arnold who is about 6 feet tall and another guy.
The gym was rather small by todays standards but well equiped. No machines aside from some cable pulleys. The building still stands today, but it is closed. You can still see the fading letters Golds Gym.


Joe gold sold the gym to ken sprague in I believe 1973 sprague then moved it to 2nd street in Santa Monica in 1976 he turned the original building into a house( he lived there for a while then sold it)there actually were 2 nautilus machines there anyone know which ones and who and where they came from??
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Average Al

I personally haven't seen any really notable feats of strength; I have seen many impressive things on youtube, which isn't quite the same as being there live.

In terms of most impressive physiques: I just got back from Day 1 of the Arnold. While walking by the Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Booth, I saw the most enormous body builder I'd ever seen. He towered over everyone else, tattoo's up to his jaw and onto the side of head, bald. Very intimidating kind of guy, in a movie villain sort of way.

I found out later his name is Martyn Ford. The internet says he is 6'8" and 320 lbs. I can believe it. My guess at the time was that he was at least 6'6". He quite literally made people like Jay Cutler, Kali, Arnold, etc. look small. And he was well proportioned for such a big guy, without the bulging gut that some of the heavier drug users carry.

I did have a chance to see Franco Columbo working at his own memorabilia booth. I knew he was a short man, but it was a bit of a shock to see how short....
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ron33

StuKE wrote:
StuKE wrote:
ron33 wrote:
StuKE wrote:
ron33 wrote:
Don't remember the exact poundages , but back in 79-81 time period the most impressive trainees I saw , were Platz , Wilkosz and David and Peter Paul ,they were really intense when they trained ...

I was a massive Barbarians fan. Forgot about those two until you mentioned them!

Yes, they put most of the pros to shame with their poundages and intensity.they trained in their work boots carpenter jeans and flannel shirts . everbody refered to them as The Twins then ..just watching them put more energy in the atmosphere ..

I collected Barbarians articles, they would motivate me before a workout like nothing else could. There used to be a picture fro Golds (World?) Gym in the mags where loads of the pros and regulars were stood outside the gym in a group shot. You could see David Paul dwarfing moat of them in size.


David Paul on the left, blue top and baseball cap. Peter is just to the side of him.

I remember now seeing that pic yrs. ago , I think that's my old friend / training partner to the right of door with hat behind , Tuefel and Torchia , guy in red to rght. of Grymko use to work front counter .. Ray Mentzer looked massive in that pic also .. Great Pic ...


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ron33

Crotalus wrote:
Were the 'Twins' just in it for the fun or what ? Any reason given on why they never competed ?


Don't know for sure , but from what I heard they didn't like the politics of it .. remember they made a few movies etc ..
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StuKE

StuKE wrote:
StuKE wrote:
ron33 wrote:
StuKE wrote:
ron33 wrote:
Don't remember the exact poundages , but back in 79-81 time period the most impressive trainees I saw , were Platz , Wilkosz and David and Peter Paul ,they were really intense when they trained ...

I was a massive Barbarians fan. Forgot about those two until you mentioned them!

Yes, they put most of the pros to shame with their poundages and intensity.they trained in their work boots carpenter jeans and flannel shirts . everbody refered to them as The Twins then ..just watching them put more energy in the atmosphere ..

I collected Barbarians articles, they would motivate me before a workout like nothing else could. There used to be a picture fro Golds (World?) Gym in the mags where loads of the pros and regulars were stood outside the gym in a group shot. You could see David Paul dwarfing moat of them in size.


David Paul on the left, blue top and baseball cap. Peter is just to the side of him.




I didn't realise this footage actually existed, having read about the event a long time ago.

https://m.youtube.com/...h?v=3lNlTuGQu_Q

Sorry for turning this into a Barbarians thread, but these guys had a lot of influence over me when Zi was younger. It's sad to see how Peter has ended up, his You Tube channel is quite bizarre
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Crotalus

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Don't know for sure , but from what I heard they didn't like the politics of it .. remember they made a few movies etc ..


I can understand that. I read so many stories about how strong they were. I remember seeing a picture of one of them doing a reverse grip bench press with around 450 or so. Most of us don't end up squatting 400 pounds and heres someone doing REVERSE GRIP benches with over that.

And don't any of the haters start about the drug excuse , they didn't use 10/10 cadence, or gymnastic routine form, etc etc ... or any other bullshit . These guys were just strong MFers , no matter how you slice it.
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ron33

Crotalus wrote:
ron33 wrote:

Don't know for sure , but from what I heard they didn't like the politics of it .. remember they made a few movies etc ..

I can understand that. I read so many stories about how strong they were. I remember seeing a picture of one of them doing a reverse grip bench press with around 450 or so. Most of us don't end up squatting 400 pounds and heres someone doing REVERSE GRIP benches with over that.

And don't any of the haters start about the drug excuse , they didn't use 10/10 cadence, or gymnastic routine form, etc etc ... or any other bullshit . These guys were just strong MFers , no matter how you slice it.


Yes , back in those days I had only been weight training for a several months and could only bench and squat 225 6-8 reps. These guys were doing behind neck press with 275 315 for reps and doing pull downs with whole weight stack and several 45s also pinned to stack for reps ..t-bar rows 9 or more 45s for reps. I was very impressed ..
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Crotalus

ron33 wrote:
Crotalus wrote:
ron33 wrote:

These guys were doing behind neck press with 275 315 for reps and doing pull downs with whole weight stack and several 45s also pinned to stack for reps ..t-bar rows 9 or more 45s for reps. I was very impressed ..


Yeah, all men ARE NOT created equal as they tried to brain wash us into thinking as kids, LOL.
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