The Bodybuilding Legends Show
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John Hansen interviews Chris "The Real Deal" Cormier for the first episode of The Bodybuilding Legends Show. One of the best professional bodybuilders of the 1990's, Chris talks about his rise in the sport of bodybuilding to become one of the best in the world, his friendship and rivalry with training partner Flex Wheeler, some of the close contest decisions in his bodybuilding career, his run-in with Mike Tyson at a night club and his brutal training sessions with Dorian Yates. December 5th, 2014
John Hansen interviews Bill Grant for Episode #2 of the Bodybuilidng Legends Show. One of the best professional bodybuilders of the 1970's, Bill talks training at the original Gold's Gym in Venice, California in the 1970's along side other bodybuilding legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Frank Zane and Ken Waller. Bill also talks about the competitions he entered against bodybuilders such as Lou Ferrigno, Sergio Oliva and Robby Robinson. Aired on December 26th, 2014
John Hansen interviews Mike Katz for the Bodybuilding Legends Show for FloridaPhysique.com. Mike Katz was one of the most popular bodybuilders from the 1970's, winning the 1970 IFBB Mr. America and the 1972 IFBB Mr. World. Mike was also featured very prominently in the book and movie "Pumping Iron". Mike talks about his competitive career, his thoughts about "Pumping Iron" and his famous rivalry with Ken Waller in this interview for the Bodybuilding Legends Show. Aired on January 13, 2015
John Hansen interviews Rich Gaspari for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. Rich talks about how he began training at 14 years old, competing as a teen bodybuilder all the way up to the National level and winning the Mr. Universe title at only 21 years old. Rich also shares his stories of training at Gold's Gym in Venice, California and working out with Lee Haney in Part One of the Interview. Aired on January 27, 2015
John Hansen interviews Rich Gaspari for Part 2 of his interview for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. Rich talks about the his memories of competing in the Mr. Olympia contest from 1985-1991, his dominating win at the 1986 Pro Mr. World contest, his rivalries with Mike Christian, Lee Haney and Lee Labrada and his preparation to become one of the most consistent and competitive bodybuilders of his era. Aired on February 12, 2015
John Hansen interviews 1982 Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. Chris talks about his training under his coach/mentor Bill Pearl, being the first African-American bodybuilder to win the AAU Mr. America title, placing runner-up in the controversial 1980 and 1981 Mr. Olympia contests and winning the 1982 Mr. Olympia for FloridaPhysique.com. Aired on February 26, 2015.
John Hansen interviews 1983 Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout for Part One of his interview for the Bodybuilding Legends Show on FloridaPhysique.com. In this interview, Samir talks about starting bodybuilding in his home country of Lebanon, moving to America and training at Golds Gym and Worlds Gym in California, winning the 1979 Mr. Universe and competing in both the 1980 and 1981 Mr. Olympia competitions. Aired on March 11, 2015
John Hansen interviews Boyer Coe for The Bodybuilding Legends Show on FloridaPhysique.com. Boyer talks about his great genetics for bodybuilding when he started training as a teenager, competing in the AAU Mr. America and Nabba Mr. Universe contests, meeting legends like Sergio Oliva and Bill Pearl and competing in the Mr. Olympia contest in the late 1970's. Aired on March 23, 2015
John Hansen interviews Boyer Coe for the Bodybuilding Legends Show. In Part 2 of the interview, Boyer talks about the controversial 1980 Mr. Olympia, boycotting the 1981 Mr. Olympia, his relationship with Nautilus inventor Arthur Jones and his preparation to compete in the 1994 Masters Mr. Olympia contest at 48 years old. Aired on March 31, 2015.
John Hansen interviews Bodybuilding Legend Shawn Ray for The Bodybuilding Legends Show on FloridaPhysique.com. In Part One of the interview, Shawn talks about how he started training, the influence of his mentor John Brown, winning the 1987 NPC Nationals at 22 years old, his suspension from bodybuilding, failing the drug test after winning the 1990 Arnold Classic and becoming one of the top professional bodybuilders in the world. Aired on April 14, 2015.
John Hansen interviews Shawn Ray for Part Two of his interview for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. In this interview, Shawn talks about his experience competing in the Mr. Olympia contest from 1992-2001, his rivalries with Dorian Yates, Flex Wheeler, Kevin Levrone, Ronnie Coleman, Nasser el Sonbaty and his strict dedication to present his physique with the most creative and memorable posing routines possible.Aired on May 7, 2015.
John Hansen interviews Mike Quinn for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. In Part One of the interview, Mike talks about how he started competing in Bodybuilding as a teenager, winning the 1981 Teenage Mr. America contest, competing against Lee Haney at the 1982 Jr. Nationals, winning the 1984 NABBA Mr. Universe and earning his pro card at the 1987 NPC USA Championships and training with his idol Robby Robinson for his first year as an IFBB pro. Aired on October 22, 2015.
John Hansen interviews Mike Quinn for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. In Part Two of the interview, Mike talks about competing in the IFBB Mr. Olympia contest from 1988-1990, dealing with his younger sister's suicide in 1989, competing in the first drug-tested Mr. Olympia in 1990, his association with the WBF organization in 1991-1992 and his comeback in the IFBB in 1993-1994. Mike also shares his opinions about some of his competitors and his views of the sport of Bodybuilding. Aired on November 7th, 2015.
.John Hansen interviews Lee Haney for the Bodybuilding Legends Show. In Part One of the interview, Lee talks about how he started bodybuilding and competing as a teenage bodybuilder. Lee also talks about his foundational training that allowed him to build a physique that won the 1982 NPC Jr. Nationals and NPC Nationals as well as the IFBB World Championships. Lee then talks about competing in his first year as a professional bodybuilder and training with Rich Gaspari. Aired on November 20th, 2015.
John Hansen interviews 8x Mr. Olympia Lee Haney for the Bodybuilding Legends Show. In Part Two of the interview, Lee talks about winning each one of his Mr. Olympia titles from 1984 to 1991, what he learned about training and nutrition to become the greatest bodybuilder of his generation and how he developed his outstanding posing routines each year to retain the title of Mr. Olympia. Aired on December 8th, 2015.
John Hansen interviews Champion Bodybuilder Vince Taylor, one of the Greatest Pro Bodybuilders from 1980's and 1990's, for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. In Part One of the interview, Vince talks about how he started bodybuilding after meeting Mr. Universe John Brown in Berlin, Germany. Vince talks about competing in the NPC Nationals in 1987 and winning the Nationals in 1988 as well as competing as a pro bodybuilder. He shares his recollections of competing in the 1989 and 1991 Mr. Olympia contests where he placed 3rd in both shows. Aired on December 22, 2015.
John Hansen interviews Bodybuilding Legend Vince Taylor for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. In Part Two of his interview, Vince talks about competing in the 1990's against the new, upcoming bodybuilders like Flex Wheeler and Kevin Levrone. Vince also talks about competing in the Masters Mr. Olympia contest and competing in the Mr. Olympia at the age of 50. Aired on March 20th, 2016.
John Hansen interviews photographer/videographter Wayne Gallasch from Australia about his memories of filming some of the legends of the sport of bodybuilding. Wayne sells video DVD's of some of the most iconic bodybuilders in the history of the sport including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sergio Oliva, Bill Pearl, Frank Zane, Franco Columbu, Mike Mentzer and many others. Wayne talks about his beginnings as a videographer, filming the 1970 and 1971 NABBA Mr. Universe, the 1971 Mr. Olympia and other competitions, including the controversial 1980 Mr. Olympia contest in Australia. Aired on July 3rd, 2016.
John Hansen interviews Roger Walker from Australia for The Bodybuilding Legends Show. Roger won the 1976 IFBB Heavyweight Mr. Universe and competed in the Mr. Olympia contest from 1977-1982. Roger talks about how he got into competing in bodybuilding, meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger, competing against the best bodybuilders of his era and his views on the 1980 and 1981 Mr. Olympia contests.
Aired on November 10th, 2016.
John Hansen interviews Phil Williams for The Bodybuilding Legends Show on FloridaPhysique.com. Phil Williams was one of the top bodybuilders from the 1980's, winning the overall at the 1984 NPC USA Championships and the 1985 NPC Nationals. Phil talks about how he got started training, his teenage competitions, his victories at the NPC USA and Nationals, the 1985 IFBB World Championships and winning his first pro show at the 1988 Chicago Pro Show. Aired on February 14, 2017.