Monday, November 30, 2020
Many of you might not know this, but the record number of consecutive Olympia wins is not eight, held by Ronnie Coleman- it’s 10, held by Iris Kyle.  With 17 total wins, she has more wins than any other female bodybuilder, and has more Ms. International titles than any...
Kim Chizevsky Nicholls
At 5’8” and 160lbs, it’s had to imagine someone being a “mass monster”, but whenever Kim Chizevsky Nicholls stepped onstage, few people had other descriptive terms for her.  As Dorian dominated the men, so too Kim ruled the women.  Hyper dominant in her four years as the Olympia champ, ...
Iris Kyle
Iris Kyle: Many of you might not know this, but the record number of consecutive Olympia wins is not eight, held by Ronnie Coleman- it’s 10, held by Iris Kyle.  With 17 total wins, she has more wins than any other female bodybuilder, and has more Ms. International titles...
Cory Everson
When Cory Everson burst onto the bodybuilding scene, she immediately began turning heads.  Combining wholesome, corn-fed, Middle America good looks with height and weight few other women in the sport possessed, she looked every part of what the female Captain America should look like. Often competing in a couples team...
Zabo Koszewski
Zabo Koszewski: One of the most ripped and compelling men in 1950s and 60s  bodybuilding has to have been Irwin "Zabo" Koszewski. Zabo Koszewski’s freakish leanness in a time when most guys were softer than baby crap in a light rain made him stand apart as one of the...
Tommy Kono
Tommy Kono: Though it’s easy to say that the newer lifters are the best there have ever been, because they’re bigger and stronger than anyone in history.  Making the mistake of confusing the best of the modern era for the best of all-time fails to take into account the...
Ric Drasin
Ric Drasin: Think there are no Golden Era bodybuilders worth mentioning that you can't name?  I can almost guarantee there is one that might sound familiar, though you probably don't know why- Ric Drasin.  Confidante and best friend of all of the top guys at the time, Ric Drasin...
Dave Draper
Dave Draper: A bodybuilder of whom you’ve heard and whose pics you’ve definitely seen, but you’re not sure you could pick out in a lineup was America’s real-life Captain America, Dave Draper.  You’ll recognize him simply because the Weider empire turned a shy, unassuming East Coast lifter into the...
Sergio Oliva
Sergio Oliva: In a time when Larry Scott was the biggest guy onstage at 5’7” 210 lb, Sergio Oliva (b. 1941 d. 2012)was an impossibly humongous 5’10” and 245 pounds.  Dwarfing the competition with slick slabs of dense muscle built not with chrome-plated machines but Olympic lifting in the...
Serge Nubret
Serge Nubret: Though bodybuilders today all seem to share the same basic look with minor variations for skin tone and muscle insertions, bodybuilding until the early oughts looked more like street racing than NASCAR if you looked at the body styles in each competition.  You had your mass monsters,...