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Hello everyone, just joined the site, have meant to for a long time. I wanted to share with some fellow bodybuilding enthusiasts, a little gem I found not to long ago that I added to my home gym... I have been a long time bodybuilding history buff, and have been fortunate to have some great...
Hello everyone, just joined the site, have meant to for a long time. I wanted to share with some fellow bodybuilding enthusiasts, a little gem I found not to long ago that I added to my
home gym...

I have been a long time bodybuilding history buff, and have been fortunate to have some great conversations with some of the guys who trained at the original Gold's back in the 60's and 70's,
such as Zabo, Eddie Giuliani and Ken Waller to name a few, and I really enjoyed their tales. When I was looking on Craigslist for a bench for my gym, I stumbled across an ad by a guy in
San Clemente, Calif., just a few towns up from me along the coast...he said he had a bench for sale from the original Gold's-I called him and he was really cool, and he too had tales of his time
as a member of the gym in the 70's. He asked.."Have you seen Pumping Iron"? Who hasn't. "I'm actually in the film in some of the early gym scenes", he added. I Q'd up the film and took note
of his background scene description and when I met up with him later that day, sure enough, he wasn't B.S-ing me...it was him I'd seen in the film. If you watch the movie, pay attention in the
opening gym sequence with Arnold and the gang in the gym...

The bench, which you see here is one from the gym, and when Ken Sprague bought the gym and was moving the gym location to Main St. in Santa Monica, he sold a few articles, and this guy bought
the bench from Ken, and 30+ years later, here I was loading it into my '65 Ford truck along with some weights.

Just thought I'd share my little story...did Joe Gold or his friend build it?...not sure...but it's built like a tank.
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