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|30 AUG 2016
|Ericca Kern & Deidre Pagnanelli from Threshold Videos now on Digital Download!!
Ericca Kern & Deidre Pagnanelli from Threshold Videos now on Digital Download.
Two of the best known bodybuilding women from a few years ago work out together - ERICCA KERN and DEIDRE PAGNANELLI . Deidre has a lovely, shapely, well-defined figure - and she's in top condition.
Ericca is ripped and muscular - ready for the contest platform. They both pump and pose for the camera.
You can see more of Deidre in our FIBO '96 DVD, see V-091DVD.
Full details on the KERN & PAGNANELLI video on Digital Download, and also on DVD, A-3212DVD.
|29 AUG 2016
|Christian Lobarede - Workout & Posing plus New Photo Gallery & NABBA Britain Results!!
Christian Lobarede - Workout & Posing plus New Photo Gallery & also on Digital Download.
Christian Lobarede was the only male Latin Pro Bodybuilder in South America at the time we shot this video in Santiago, Chile.Many of you may not know CHRISTIAN LOBAREDE so here is a little background on him. Christian was born in Concepcion in the south of Chile.
He lost his father at a very young age and started weight training at the age of 15. He has competed in Pro shows around the world. A charismatic poser complete with long hair, Christian always enjoyed a true cult following. He has a martial arts background and also competed in kempo karate for many years.
NEW PHOTO GALLERY.
More details on the CHRISTIAN LOBAREDE INTENSE WORKOUT video on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-625DVD.
2016 NABBA BRITAIN FINALS: Results.
Several months ago the 2016 NABBA Britain Finals took place in Southport.
You can read all of the RESULTS here.
The first Miss Britain took place in 1929 and the first Mr & Miss Britain contest was held in 1930. It has been held almost every year since that time.
|28 AUG 2016
|2003 Masters Olympia on 2 Digital Downloads!!
2003 Masters Olympia on 2 Digital Downloads.
August 15-16, 2003, Charlotte, North Carolina. USA. 40 year old Claude Groulx of Canada dominated the field of 27 competitors at the 2003 event. Claude took straight firsts leaving Johnny Stewart, Darryl Stafford, Dave Hawk and George Turman to round out the top 5.
See the complete prejudging, all the posing routines of every single competitor, posedown and awards.
LISTING OF ALL MASTERS OLYMPIA DVDs.
Top 10 Results:
1. Claude Groulx
2. Johnny Stewart
3. Darryl Stafford
4. David Hawk
5. George Turman
6. Juan Marquez
7. Alberto Bistocchi
8. Roy Menig
9. Joe Palumbo
10. Flavio Baccianini
More details on the Prejudging Download.
More details on the Finals Download.
The whole contest on DVD, GMV-550DVD.
|27 AUG 2016
|2000 Iron Man Pro Invitational on Digital Download!!
2000 Iron Man Pro Invitational on Digital Download.
It was the largest field ever for an Iron Man Pro Show at 34 competitors. "The Real Deal" CHRIS CORMIER makes it back to back victories at the first Iron Man Pro Invitational of the new millennium. Close behind was multi-title winner Flex Wheeler, and new guys Dexter Jackson 3rd and Gunter Schlierkamp 4th.
The DVD also includes the Pump Room, Prejudging highlights and the full posing routines from the top 15 competitors, plus guest poser Russ Testo. This release means that every DVD we have that is associated with the Iron Man event, amateur and professional - is now available on Download.
2000 Iron Man Pro Invitational: Top 15 as announced on the night.
1. Chris Cormier USA
2. Ken 'Flex' Wheeler USA
3. Dexter Jackson USA
4. Gunter Schlierkamp Germany
5. Darrem Charles Trinidad
6. Jason Arntz USA
7. Dennis James USA
8. Craig Titus USA
9. Tom Prince USA
10. Claude Groulx Canada
11. J.D. Dawodu England
12. Anthony 'Wolf' Williams Canada
13. Dennis Newman USA
14. Johnny Moya USA
15. Charles Kemp USA
(There were later some DSQs for use of diuretics.)
INDEX OF ALL IRON MAN EVENT DVDs.
All the details on the 2000 IRON MAN PRO INVITATIONAL on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-168DVD.
|26 AUG 2016
|2016 WFF Universe - The Men: Amateur & Professional!!
2016 WFF Universe - The Men: Amateur & Professional.
This outstanding international event was promoted by GRAEME LANCEFIELD, along with his Aussie team, and brilliantly staged in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Men's DVD covers every round of competition from posing to models to comparisons, posedowns and all awards. The event concludes with the WFF Universe Pro Bodybuilding Class won by Rob Borgonha of Australia, and Pro Men's Sports Model was won by Atip Anantawan of Thailand.
The Amateur Men's Classes included: JUNIOR U/24, GRANDMASTERS O/50, FITNESS, PERFORMANCE, ATHLETIC, SUPERBODY, EXTREME BODY, SPORTS MODEL O/30, SPORTS MODEL JUNIOR, and SPORTS MODEL SHORT & TALL.
8 of the Men accepted Pro Cards and are listed below:
Pro Bodybuilding: Vlad Labudzs, Gideon Ko, Seungmu Lee, Grant Pieterse and Antonino Garofalo.
Pro Sports Model Men: Mathew Martinez, Mayko Barros and Atip Antanawan..
See results and more details on the 2016 WFF UNIVERSE - THE MEN'S DVD, GMV-935DVD.
|25 AUG 2016
|2016 WFF Universe - The Women: Amateur & Professional!!
2016 WFF Universe - The Women: Amateur & Professional.
This outstanding international event was promoted by GRAEME LANCEFIELD, along with his team, and brilliantly staged in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Women's DVD covers every round of competition from posing to models to comparisons, posedowns and all awards. The event concludes with the 4 WFF Pro Classes with Pro Women's Figure won by Daria Diossi of Russia.
The Women's Pro Bikini was won by Yu-Ri Hong of South Korea and the Pro Women's Sports Model was won by Sarah O'Connor of New Zealand. The Pro Aerobics class was won by Karina Alvarez Mendez of Mexico.
9 of the Women accepted PRO CARDS as listed below:
Pro Figure: Renata Stojanovski, Lee-Anne Ammitzboll and Hende-Mari Strydom.
Pro Sports Model Women: Sarah O'Connor and Karolina Marreiro.
Pro Bikini: Yu-ri Hong, Alexandra Johansson and Alana Warwick.
Pro Aerobics: Karina Alvarez Méndez.
See more details on the 2016 WFF UNIVERSE - THE WOMEN'S DVD, GMV-934DVD. (The WFF Universe Men's DVD will be detailed tomorrow.)
|24 AUG 2016
|1980 Mr. Olympia now on Digital Download & Remembering Luke Wood!!
1980 Mr. Olympia now on Digital Download.
Held October 4th, 1980 at the Sydney Opera House, it was a privilege to shoot this contest in which Arnold made his "comeback" after five years of retirement. The victory gave him his seventh Mr. Olympia title. This is probably the most significant and talked about Olympia contest of all time! It is also the most popular Olympia with most fans.
1980 MR. OLYMPIA PHOTO GALLERY.
ARNOLD'S CAREER PHOTO GALLERY.
PUMPING IRON DVD.
ARNOLD THE EARLY YEARS.
Shot on film, this was the most comprehensive movie coverage of an Olympia at this time. There was no Olympia film shot in 1981, and from 1982 onwards, the Olympia has been formally shot on video each year.
1980 Mr. Olympia - Results Top 10
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger - Austria/USA
2. Chris Dickerson - USA
3. Frank Zane - USA
4. Boyer Coe - USA
5. Mike Mentzer - USA
6. Roger Walker - Australia
7. Roy Callender - Canada
8. Dennis Tinerino - USA
9. Tom Platz - USA
10. Danny Padilla - USA
1980 MR. OLYMPIA on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-103DVDSP.
Remembering Luke Wood.
It is 5 years ago this month that we lost one of Australia's favourite bodybuilders in Luke Wood. He passed away on August 31st, 2011. During the period 2001 to 2007 he was Australia's top pro bodybuilder.
In 2002 we shot a great training video with Luke at Doherty's Gym on the day after he placed 7th in the Australian Grand Prix. Now on Download. There are various links to several other tributes on our Luke Wood DVD page, GMV-488DVD.
We have put together our own special LUKE WOOD REMEMBERED tribute here.
Luke would have been 40 this year, and it is a life sadly lost, and a friend who is greatly missed. I have made a special new PHOTO GALLERY OF MY FAVOURITE PHOTOS OF LUKE.
|23 AUG 2016
|1990 NABBA World Championships: Amateur Men's PJ on Digital Download!!
1990 NABBA World Championships: Amateur Men's PJ on Digital Download.
Enjoy the Amateur Men's Prejudging from the 1990 NABBA Worlds in Geelong, Australia. The main stars were Terry Mitsos of Australia and Peter Reid, Robert Wall and Shaun Davis from UK.
We have very little footage on our own Terry Mitsos and so this video gives us a comprehensive look at this great Sydney bodybuilder who was announced the 1990 Overall Amateur Mr. World at the evening Show.
1990 NABBA World Championships - Men's Class Winners:
MEN'S JUNIOR: Pierre Van Der Westhuizen (South Africa)
MEN'S MASTERS: Peter Bosch (Germany)
MR. WORLD SHORT CLASS 3: Robert Wall (UK)
MR. WORLD MEDIUM CLASS 2: Peter Reid (UK)
MR. WORLD TALL CLASS 1: Terry Mitsos (Australia)
Overall Amateur Winner: TERRY MITSOS - (Australia)
PRO WORLD - MEN: Charles Clairmonte (UK)
INDEX OF OUR OTHER NABBA WORLDS DVDs.
More details on the 1990 NABBA WORLDS AMATEUR MEN'S PJ on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-120DVD.
|22 AUG 2016
|3 New PHOTO GALLERIES now completed!!
3 New PHOTO GALLERIES now completed.
We have a huge archive of photos and the best way to enjoy them and also promote the sport is to share them with others. In tidying-up the site, I noted that the link to the 2012 IFBB AUSTRALIAN PRO FIGURE CLASSIC & AMATEUR WOMEN'S GP PHOTO GALLERY was missing.
Here is that GALLERY, viewable again.
Or check out the DVD, GMV-830DVD.
DENNIS TINERINO TRIBUTE.
Dennis Tinerino made a number of visits to Australia during his long career. I recently put together a short BIO - TRIBUTE TO HIS LIFE,
and also a PHOTO GALLERY from our best pictures of him. You can also watch the PEARL & TINERINO AUSTRALIAN SEMINAR & POSING DVD if you want to see more. GMV-022DVD.
THE SEMINAR on Digital Download.
2016 ARNOLD CLASSIC PRO WOMEN - USA.
Thanks to Jason Breeze, we had a brilliant selection of Pro Women's photos to select from in making the new 2016 ARNOLD PRO WOMEN'S USA PHOTO GALLERY.
Or check out the 2016 Arnold Pro Women's DVD, GMV-928DVD.
|21 AUG 2016
|1999 Iron Man Pro now on Digital Download & an Arnold Amateur Men's Gallery!!
1999 Iron Man Pro now on Digital Download. Plus a new Arnold Amateur Men's Gallery.
Chris "The Real Deal" Cormier is the 10th year winner of the Iron Man crown. The Iron Man contests always got a huge number of competitors, and in 1999 it was massive a field of 28. Key comparisons and the posing routines of all competitors are shown.
Look for the emergence of a future Mr. Olympia in the young Jay Cutler who placed 3rd. Later that year Jay competed in his first Mr Olympia.
1999 Iron Man Pro Invitational - Top 6:
1. Chris Cormier USA
2. Milos Sarcev Yugoslavia
3. Jay Cutler USA
4. Darrem Charles Trinidad
5. Gunter Schlierkamp Germany
6. Lee Priest Australia
JAY CUTLER PHOTO GALLERY.
All the details on the 1999 IRON MAN PRO INVITATIONAL on Digital Download,
and also on DVD, V-165DVD.
You may also wish to check out our new PHOTO GALLERY for the 2016 ARNOLD AMATEUR MEN - USA.
|20 AUG 2016
|1998 Iron Man Pro Invitational on Digital Download!!
1998 Iron Man Pro Invitational on Digital Download.
FLEX WHEELER showed up in the best shape of his life - 229 lbs on his 5'10" frame - fuller ripped and detailed as ever. His arms were said by many to be the most perfectly shaped in bodybuilding.
Darrem Charles scored a close 2nd over Aaron Baker, and all 3 qualified for the '98 Olympia, A-0963DVD. Two more rarely seen stars included Greg Kovacs and Dennis Newman.
Of special note, two new Aussie Pros in O’Grady and Clemesha made it to the top 10. This was quite a rare achievement. You can see Kevin O'Grady in his own DVD, GMV-334DVD on Download.
FLEX WHEELER PHOTO GALLERY.
The Top 10 Results:
1. Ken 'Flex' Wheeler USA
2. Darrem Charles Trinidad
3. Aaron Baker USA
4. Patrick Lynn USA
5. Renel Janvier USA
6. Dennis Newman USA
7. Darryl Stafford USA
8. Kevin O' Grady Australia
9. Ron Coleman USA
10. Grant Clemesha Australia
All the details on the 1998 IRON MAN PRO INVITATIONAL on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-097DVD.
|19 AUG 2016
|Reconstruction of a Bodybuilder on Digital Download!!
Reconstruction of a Bodybuilder on Digital Download.
Featuring Dave Palumbo, Mat Duvall, Jimmy Pellecia, & Greg Kovacs.
Dave Palumbo's Reconstruction of a Bodybuilder is now available on DVD and Download. This classic video is hilarious and informative. It will change the concept of training films forever!
A clever premise, involving Dave and his training partner Mat Duvall as volunteers in an experiment to create superhuman cyborgs, who have to protect a future legislator from an anti-bodybuilding faction.
Interwoven in the plot is serious hardcore instruction. At Bev Francis' gym in Syosset, Dave and Mat show the basic exercises for working pecs, delts, arms and legs. They are joined by Jim "Iron Bull" Pellechia for a super back workout. Greg Kovacs appears at the end. There are also segments on diet and nutrition.
Dave does not forget the importance of posing. A terrific segment features posing expert John Maglio who puts Dave through the symmetry round, compulsory poses and 60-second routine. To be a successful competitor, this is an essential part of the equation.
See more of MAT DUVALL in MUSCLE MEN AT THE 2003 OLYMPIA DOWNLOAD, GMV-562DVD.
Full details on RECONSTRUCTION OF A BODYBUILDER on Digital Download, and also on DVD, A-1112DVD.
|18 AUG 2016
|Casey Viator and his GMV "connection" with the Olympic Games!!
Casey Viator and his GMV "connection" with the Olympic Games.
With the Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro right now, it seemed a good time to mention this story again.
In 1978 I was invited to the Nautilus Facility in Florida by Art Jones, in conjunction with Ell Darden who also worked closely with Art and Casey. The invite was to shoot Casey on film and in photos at the Nautilus TV Studio. Also to do extra photography on the nearby Daytona Beach.
In large part this invite came as an extension of my friendship with Ell Darden. We had attended the 1972 Olympic Games together 6 years earlier. See my report on what we got up to here!
One of my photos of Ell and 2 female athletes from the Games Village appeared on the back cover of Iron Man magazine.
Casey Viator was the youngest ever Mr. America winner and later had a successful professional career, placing 3rd at the 1982 Mr. Olympia in London.
CASEY VIATOR PHOTO GALLERY. PREVIEW CLIP.
CASEY VIATOR on DVD was originally released as a 2 DVD Super Set. Only the Casey Viator Disc #1 is available on Digital Download, now at an Olympic Games special deal price.
When ordered as a 2 DVD Set, Disc #2 is included as a free bonus disc. See GMV-394DVD for the set.
|17 AUG 2016
|GMV MUSCLE USA # 1 - DARYL "Big Guns" GEE on Digital Download!!
GMV MUSCLE USA # 1 - DARYL "Big Guns" GEE on Digital Download.
This 'BIG GUNS" video was shot over a period of 13 months and features Asian-American star DARYL "BIG GUNS" GEE. He was the 2009 Overall Los Angeles Bodybuilding Champion
See Daryl posing poolside for our two cameras at the 2003 and 2004 Olympia Weekends in Las Vegas. After pumping up with the help of 2004 NPC Middleweight Champion Eryk Bui, they do a duo posedown followed by more close-up footage of huge biceps filling the screen.
The special guests are David Hughes and Eryk Bui. Both are professional bodybuilders. Daryl gained his Pro card in 2009 and competed in the 202 Showdowns at both the 2009 MR. OLYMPIA and the 2010 MR. OLYMPIA.
See more details on DARYL "BIG GUNS" GEE on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-602DVD.
|16 AUG 2016
|FANNIE BARRIOS - OLYMPIAN now on Digital Download!!
FANNIE BARRIOS - OLYMPIAN now on Digital Download.
PUMP ROOM - CONTEST POSING - COMPARISONS - POOLSIDE POSING - DUO POSING WITH YAXENI.
Venezuela’s FANNIE BARRIOS was a symmetrical bundle of dynamite muscle. She was a 2 times Jan Tana Pro Classic winner and always a top contender for the Ms. Olympia and Ms. International titles.
FANNIE BARRIOS BIO & LIFE TRIBUTE.
Fannie oils, pumps and poses poolside at the Mandalay Bay pool on the day after the Ms. Olympia. She is assisted by her friend and rival, Ms. International, Yaxeni Oriquen. The two stars then pose down - toe to toe, head to head. It gets very competitive at times!!
Fannie passed away in 2005. We miss her and we will never forget her.
More details on the FANNIE BARRIOS - OLYMPIAN VIDEO on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-570DVD.