Danny Padilla, 1977 IFBB Mr. America and Mr. Universe, is the guest on the Bodybuilding Legends Podcast to talk about his bodybuilding career. In Part One of his interview, Danny talks about how he started bodybuilding, competing in the AAU competitions on the east coast, winning the 1975 IFBB Mr. USA, the controversy with the film "Pumping Iron" and the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe, competing against Mohammed Makkawy at the 1976 IFBB Mr. Universe, winning the 1977 Mr. America and Mr. Universe and his contest prep for the 1981 Mr. Olympia. At the end of the Podcast, host John Hansen reads the article "Danny Padilla is out..to Shock the World" written by Rick Wayne which appeared in the April, 1979 issue of Muscle Builder magazine.
04:25 - Happy Birthday Frank Zane
06:55 - Emails from last week's podcast
10:00 - Start of Danny Padilla Interview, Part One
10:40 - How Danny started bodybuilding
13:58 - Competing in the AAU bodybuilding competitions on the East Coast
15:23 - Winning the 1975 IFBB Mr. USA contest
18:44 - Training at the original Gold's Gym in Venice, California
22:37 - The controversy of the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe and "Pumping Iron"
29:00 - The new Superstar in Bodybuilding
32:17 - Competing against Mohammed Makkawy at the 1976 IFBB Mr. Universe
33:26 - Danny's thoughts on Mike Mentzer from the 1976 IFBB Mr. America
34:08 - Winning the 1977 IFBB Mr. America
39:34 - The struggle to get to Nimes, France
45:36 - Winning the 1977 Mr. Universe
51:18 - Should Szkalak have beaten Mentzer at the 1977 Mr. Universe?
52:16 - Danny's thoughts on Kal Szkalak
54:50 - The Bodybuilders Union in 1978
57:08 - The beginning of the pro bodybuilding circuit
59:52 - Taking a break from bodybuilding in the off season
1:01:37 - How Danny trained and dieted for competitions
1:05:00 - Danny explains how he got ripped for the 1981 Mr. Olympia contest
1:07:00 - His thoughts on the controversial 1981 Mr. Olympia contest
1:10:48 - John Hansen reads the article "Danny Padilla is out...to Shock the World" written by Rick Wayne from the April, 1979 issue of Muscle Builder magazine.
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