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|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.
|15 AUG 2016
|1997 Iron Man Pro Invitational on Digital Download!!
1997 Iron Man Pro Invitational on Digital Download.
Twenty three athletes from all over the world came to Los Angels for the first IFBB pro show of the year. The biggest suspense of the night was the final moment between Lee Priest, Flex Wheeler and Ronnie Coleman.
Would Wheeler win the third Ironman in a row or lose to the incredibly muscular Aussie in Lee Priest? Or would Ronnie Coleman steal the show. The results below tell the story for this contest, and one year later Ronnie won his first Olympia title.
TOP 12 RESULTS:
1. Flex Wheeler USA
2. Lee Priest Australia
3. Ronnie Coleman USA
4. Aaron Baker USA
5. Paul Dillett USA
6. Patrick Lynn USA
7. Eddie Robinson USA
8. Henderson Thorne Canada
9. Bruce Patterson Canada
10. Ian Harrison England
11. Roland Kickinger Austria
12. Jeffrey Long USA
All the details on the 1997 IRON MAN PRO INVITATIONAL on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-094DVD.
|14 AUG 2016
|1986 BDB German Championships: The Finals - Men's & Women's Downloads!!
|13 AUG 2016
|Powerlifter Video Magazine Issue # 28 on Digital Download!!
Powerlifter Video Magazine Issue # 28 on Digital Download.
Video #28 in the super popular series features some of the most popular stars and events in powerlifting such as the ARNOLD CLASSIC BENCH PRESS, GLEN CHABOT, LOUIE SIMMONS, BIG BEAU MOORE, KRISTI OAKLEY and SAM ALUENDA.
Action from the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic - Glen Chabot wins with a 722lb bench press;
Serious squat training with Louie Simmons at the Westside Barbell Club;
Star bench press with Big Beau Moore;
Plus: Kristi Oakley;
A visit to the deep tissue centre;
Reverse deadlifts with IPF Masters champ Sam Aluenda;
More details on POWERLIFTER VIDEO MAGAZINE # 28 on Digital Download, and also on DVD, A-4292DVD.
|12 AUG 2016
|1986 BDB German Championships: The PJ - Men's & Women's Downloads!!
1986 BDB German Championships: The Prejudging on 2 separate Downloads.
This DVD includes the complete prejudging of all competitors in groups (without any solo posing-routines). Here are the first 8 from every class in this historic and high quality production from Germany.
Juniors II (under 175 cm): Michael Boll
Juniors I (over 175 cm): Marko Zivotic
Men III (under 172 cm): Stefan Lüben
Men II (from 172 to 177 cm): Harald Mertzenich
Men I (over 177 cm): Darius Radke
Women II (until 165 cm): Monika Steiner
Women I (over 165 cm): Anja Albrecht (Schreiner)
Pairs: Heike Lysiak & Alfred Blum
PART 1 MEN - PREVIEW CLIP.
PART 2 WOMEN - PREVIEW CLIP.
More details on the 1986 BDB German Championships: The Prejudging:
Part 1 - The Men on Digital Download.
Part 2 - Women & Couples on Digital Download.
The complete PREJUDGING ON DVD, A-338DVD.
|11 AUG 2016
|1996 IRON MAN PRO INVITATIONAL on Digital Download!!
1996 IRON MAN PRO INVITATIONAL on Digital Download.
The 1996 Iron Man Pro Invitational was a rumble between USA, Canada and Australia with the four top competitors being Flex Wheeler, Paul Dillett, Shawn Ray and Lee Priest. Lee Priest went on to be a future winner of this event in 2006. However 1996 was the year of an unstoppable FLEX WHEELER who won 3 pro shows that year, plus 2 seconds.
1996 Ironman Pro Invitational - Top 6 Results:
February 24, 1996 at Redondo Beach, CA.
1. Flex Wheeler USA
2. Paul Dillett Canada
3. Shawn Ray USA
4. Lee Priest Australia
5. Darrem Charles Trinidad
6. Patrick Lynn USA
THE FLEX WHEELER BIO DVD.
ALL IRON MAN EVENT DVDs.
See full details on the 1996 IRON MAN PRO INVITATIONAL on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-092DVD.
|10 AUG 2016
|1992 IFBB South Australian BB Championships - With Star Guest Poser Dorian Yates!!
1992 IFBB South Australian BB Championships - With Star Guest Poser Dorian Yates.
I recently found this classic contest gem video tucked away in my archives and containing some wonderful unseen footage of DORIAN YATES. He was fresh from his victory in the 1992 Mr. Olympia.
The local stars included the following: STEVE TAYLOR, ERVIN ZURMUHL, RANDALL SMYTHE, TONY ROCCA, MARK TREWARTHA, LEE-ANNE CAMPION and KAREN BROOKSBY.
STEVE TAYLOR was the Overall Men's winner and also took home 4 Best Body Part Awards. The Women's major winner was a very impressive LEE-ANNE CAMPION. The show closed with the brutally impressive posing routine from the current Mr. Olympia DORIAN YATES.
More Dorian in BLOOD & GUTS, V-213DVD.
SHADOW WARRIOR – The Dorian Yates Story 2 DVD Set.
See details on the DORIAN YATES and the 1992 IFBB SOUTH AUSTRALIA BB CHAMPIONSHIPS on DVD, A-715DVD.
|09 AUG 2016
|Evolution of Bodybuilding - The Movie on Blu-ray!!
Evolution of Bodybuilding - The Movie on Blu-ray.
EVOLUTION OF BODYBUILDING offers a unique and closeup look at what it takes to compete in the ‘Mr. Olympia’, and how the industry has changed over the past 50 years. Now on the brilliant quality of Blu-ray.
Hall of Fame icons of the industry LARRY SCOTT, FRANK ZANE, LEE HANEY, DORIAN YATES, RICH GASPARI, LEE LABRADA, RONNIE COLEMAN and JAY CUTLER, plus JOE WEIDER have been interviewed, along with magazine editors, gym owners, photographers and writers who cover the sport.
This DVD takes you on a magic journey from Larry Scott explaining the origin of the Mr. Olympia contest, through many of the past winners up to Jay Cutler and the current Mr. Olympia Phil Heath.
EVOLUTION OF BB - REGULAR DVD.
ALL OF THE OLYMPIA DVDs.
More details on the EVOLUTION OF BODYBUILDING - THE MOVIE on Blu-ray, A-1457DVD.
|08 AUG 2016
|1995 IFBB Iron Man Pro Invitational on Digital Download!!
1995 IFBB Iron Man Pro Invitational on Digital Download.
FLEX WHEELER blitzed the opposition to walk away with his 2nd Iron Man Pro Invitational Trophy making it 2 out of 2.
There was a terrific battle between AARON BAKER and LEE PRIEST for 2nd place. Also includes introduction of competitors and some prejudging footage. We tend to forget the fabulous career Lee Priest enjoyed - as a many times Olympian, Grand Prix winner, Mr. Universe winner and much more. Probably Australia's greatest physique.
FLEX WHEELER PHOTO GALLERY.
1995 Iron Man Pro Invitational - Top 10 Results
1. Flex Wheeler USA
2. Aaron Baker USA
3. Lee Priest Australia
4. Patrick Lynn USA
5. Darrem Charles Trinidad
6. Dave Fisher Canada
7. David Dearth USA
8. Paul Jean-Guillaume USA
9. Jerry Rogers USA
10. Terry Mitsos Australia
Full details on the 1995 IFBB IRON MAN PRO INVITATIONAL on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-088DVD.
|07 AUG 2016
|Powerlifter Video Magazine # 27 now on Digital Download!!
Powerlifter Video Magazine # 27 now on Digital Download.
In this full live action DVD watch how the champions perform and train on the Bench Press, Squat and Deadlift. This is #27 in the super popular series.
This edition features some of the most popular people in powerlifting in GARY FRANK, JOE DEANGELIS, KRISTI OAKLEY and GEA JOHNSON.
CONTENTS: Gary Frank's star deadlift workout.
Coach's corner: boost your squat and deadlift.
Mr. Universe Joe DeAngelis (pictured on front cover) shows his bench press and squat techniques.
Fitness America Competitor Kristi Oakley trains for a powerlifting career.
Ms Fitness Gea Johnson on proper squat and deadlift techniques.
More details on POWERLIFTER VIDEO MAGAZINE # 27 on Digital Download, and also on DVD, A-4282DVD.
|06 AUG 2016
|2016 Arnold Classic Amateur Women USA - DVD #1 & #2!!
2016 Arnold Classic Amateur Women DVD #1 - BIKINI FITNESS, MASTER BIKINI FITNESS, MODEL SEARCH.
This Women’s DVD #1 of 2 presents all of the classes of the BIKINI FITNESS, MASTER BIKINI FITNESS & ARNOLD MODEL SEARCH.
All of the lineups, key comparisons and callouts, and all awards and OVERALLS.
EXTRAS: Photo Gallery DVD #1
The Overall Winners seen in this DVD:
Women’s Bikini Fitness: Fernanda Kunze - Brazil
Master Women's Bikini-Fitness Open: Paola A. Freeman – USA
Arnold Model Search: Melissa Andrews - USA
WEB PHOTO GALLERY.
2016 Arnold Amateur USA Women's Results listing every competitor.
More details on the 2016 ARNOLD AMATEUR WOMEN USA DVD #1, BIKINI & MODEL SEARCH, GMV-931DVD.
2016 Arnold Classic Amateur Women DVD #2 - FITNESS, PHYSIQUE & BODYFITNESS (FIGURE).
This Women’s DVD #2 of 2 presents all of the classes of the WOMEN'S FITNESS, PHYSIQUE, WOMEN'S BODY FITNESS (FIGURE), and WOMEN'S MASTERS BODYFITNESS.
All of the lineups, comparisons and callouts plus posing by the top competitors in each class of WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE, and all awards and OVERALL POSEDOWNS.
EXTRAS: Photo Gallery for DVD #2.
The Overall Winners seen in this DVD:
Women's Fitness: Aleksandra Kepa - Poland
Women’s Physique: Fernanda Gutilla - Brazil
Master Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure): Oksana Balanyuk - USA
Women’ Bodyfitness (Figure): Michele da Silva Pinto - Brazil
WEB PHOTO GALLERY.
ALL 7 DVDs FROM THE 2016 ARNOLD CLASSIC USA.
More results and details on the 2016 ARNOLD AMATEUR WOMEN USA DVD #2, FITNESS, PHYSIQUE, WOMEN’S & MASTERS BODYFITNESS, GMV-932DVD.
|05 AUG 2016
|2016 Arnold Strongman Classic!!
2016 Arnold Strongman Classic.
The 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic was split over two days to enable the competitors to battle it out over five incredibly heavy and stressful events.
The legendary Zydrunas Savickas of Lithuania won the Arnold Strongman Classic for the eighth time when he came from behind in the final event to beat Brian Shaw of USA by one point, and win the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic in dramatic fashion. He is probably the greatest Strongman competitor of all time.
This DVD covers each of the 5 events which were as follows:
1. The Rogue Elephant Bar Deadlift - won by Eddie Hall with a world record lift of 465 kg/1026 lbs
2. The Austrian Oak - won by Zydrunas Savickas
3. The Bale Tote - won by Brian Shaw
4. The Cyr Dumbbell - won by Brian Shaw
5. The Timber Carry - won by Zydrunas Savickas
EXTRAS: Ronnie Coleman’s induction to the International Sports Hall of Fame. Plus a huge Photo Gallery.
See full results and details on the 2016 ARNOLD STRONGMAN CLASSIC, GMV-933DVD. This is out 7th and final Arnold Classic USA DVD for 2016.