From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this part-scripted, part-documentary film. Five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy young deaf Lou Ferrigno, whose father is his coach; the ruthless champ psyches out the young lion. Sardinian Franco Columbu competes in the lightweight class; at home in Italy he solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place. Joe Weider is the marketer; Mike Katz and Ken Waller go for the title of Mr. Universe. Bodybuilding and a celebrity-to-be go mainstream. Written by <[email protected]>
Many people are now asking themselves questions concerning Arnold’s use of steroids. Did he really use them in moderation? What steroids did he take? Etc. It has been said over and over from people that say that he did in fact use steroids that he did not ever abuse them, there may have been a number of reasons for this, including the fact that at the time, using anabolic steroids for performance enhancing reasons concerning muscle growth and strength gains as well as being able to lose body fat more effectively was something that was fairly new back then. Arnold and the people who he was competing against may not have wanted to push it too much when it came to using steroids as they may not have been fully aware of what the outcome could be.