A Decade of Bodybuilding


Added on  2019-09-22

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Film and Theatre
Movie: Pumping IronPumping Iron is a docudrama about the world of bodybuilding, released in 1977. This movie wasfocused around the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe and Mr, Olympia competitions, and depicted the competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and his major competitor for the title of Mr. Olympia, Lou Ferrigno. This movie is inspired by a book of the same name by Charles Gaines and George Butler. The success of this movie inspired three sequels on the same concept. One was Pumping Iron II:The Women in 1985, second was Raw Iron in 2002, and Vlad Yudin’s 2013 documentary Generation Iron.Amateur and professional body builders from the Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria prepares for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is the five-time champion, defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy young deaf Lou Ferrigno, whose father is his coach.This movie is the story of survival and triumph. This movie created a following for bodybuildingas a sport. It helped create a multi-billion dollar market for bodybuilding equipment, trainers, andthousands of gyms to new body building enthusiasts.The greatest influence of this film was on bodybuilding, transforming it from a sideshow to a competitive sport. This movie represented the decade in America when record numbers of younggeneration were inspired to lift weights and pursue bodybuilding. This led to the development of an entire industry that started to cater the trainer’s demand, equipment, training facilities, and
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