Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
Pumping Iron may have been the first bodybuilding movie. There’s no question that it helped make bodybuilding popular. It definitely started a muscle building craze and boosted fitness magazine
Starring alongside Arnold were a few other big names within bodybuilding:
- Louis Ferrigno
- Franco Columbu
- Serge Nubret
- Frank Zane
- Ken Waller
- Mike Katz
- Robby Robinson
Even though Pumping Iron isn’t a true to life documentary. It’s still entertaining and inspirational. Well worth watching.
Pumping Iron Trailer
Pumping Iron 1977 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, And The Bodybuilding Greats
Pumping Iron 1977 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno
Look as though Pumping Iron was bought by one of the big movie studios. This means all the videos have been put behind a pay wall. However, I was able to find this for you. It’s not the full Pumping Iron movie, but it does contain lots of never released footage.
Here’s another video you may enjoy. Contains clips from the Pumping Iron movie.
Many bodybuilders became stars after Pumping Iron was released. It gave Louis Ferrigno his big break as The Incredible Hulk.
Bodybuilders weren’t the only ones to become famous from the film.
aka The Iron Guru
Vince shot up in popularity after his star pupil Larry Scott won the first IFBB Mr. Olympia in 1965.
Even before that big win he name was getting attention as all his top guys were winning events.
Pumping Iron stars Lou Ferrigno, Frank Zane, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All spent time training in Vince's Gym.
You can download a copy of Vince's legendary 8x8 workout. Just click the link below...
There aren’t many bodybuilding movies. Two that you may want to add to your must watch list are:
- Generation Iron
- The Debut
Check out trailers for both below.
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This is an interesting movie too. It follows up and coming bodybuilder Ben “The Pak Man” Pakulski as he makes his first Mr. Olympia appearance.
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