Tag: Bodybuilding in the 1970s

  • Big Arms and Aging: The Ever Popular Ric Drasin, host of Ric’s Corner on YouTube is Back to Talk that and More

    For weight training enthusiasts, maintaining big arms as one begins to enter midlife and beyond, makes for an interesting topic. There is no one better to talk about that than golden age bodybuilder and frequent CYInterview guest Ric Drasin. The host of the popular YouTube show Ric's Corner is back to discuss that subject, as well as reflect on some golden age bodybuilding stories. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment. Speaking of big arms, Ric told us during our discussion that bodybuilding legend Dave Draper once told him, "Don't over train your bicep. It'll turn into a peanut." Having big arms is often a goal, stated or not, of people who lift weights.

  • Keeper of the Bodybuilding Faith, Ric Drasin, Host of the Popular YouTube Show Ric’s Corner is Back: Talks about Working Out and Injuries, His Illustrations and His Book The Time of My Life

    Some people head to the gym for a workout every day. Lamentably, some of those folks will end up hurting themselves during their workout. What might possibly be some ways to avoid hurting yourself in the gym? To gain some insight into this topic, we welcome back none other than bodybuilding legend, former pro wrestler and the host of the popular YouTube show Ric's Corner, Ric Drasin to answer that question. Mr. Drasin and featured columnist Jay Bildstein have an interesting discussion about working out. Back in the day, Ric spent time training with bodybuilder supreme, Hollywood box office star, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as countless others at the legendary Gold's Gym. Ric has the kind of experience, when it comes to working out, that most of us will never have.

  • Guardian of Bodybuilding’s Golden Age, Pro Wrestling School Owner/Teacher/Wrestler Ric Drasin Comments on Goldberg Getting Into Ring for Wrestlemania 33 after Decade Plus Layoff, More

    With WrestleMania 33 tomorrow, one of the card’s headliners, Bill Goldberg, spoke recently about the challenges of coming back to professional wrestling after a 12 year layoff. Goldberg will be taking on Brock Lesnar, at the event, for the WWE Universal Championship. To comment on the impact of getting back into a professional wrestling ring after more than a decade absence, we welcome back pro wrestling school owner/teacher/wrestler Ric Drasin for some analysis. Beyond professional wrestling, the host of the popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner is also a bodybuilding legend, actor, author and artist among other talents. In this segment, which featured columnist Jay Bildstein takes part in, Ric also gets into his recovery from knee replacement surgery, as well as sharing an interesting story involving his good luck.

  • New Knee’s Nice: Classic Bodybuilder Ric Drasin Fills Us In on His Surgery

    Bodybuilding legend, pro wrestler, author, actor and the host of Ric's Corner on Youtube, Ric Drasin is now in his eighth week of recovering from knee replacement surgery. After having the operation, Ric revealed to us he wished he would have had the surgery years ago. Though he says his first few weeks recuperating have been challenging, he states that the surgery was worth doing. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for our latest segment with the golden age bodybuilder.

  • Golden Age Bodybuilder, the Multi-Talented Ric Drasin Gives Update on Recent Knee Replacement, Already Back in Gym

    A few weeks ago, bodybuilding legend, pro wrestler, actor, author and friend of CYInterview Ric Drasin had knee replacement surgery. Amazingly, Ric is already back in the gym working out. The 1970s bodybuilding legend and training partner of Arnold Schwarzenegger fills us in on how his recovery process is going and provides advice to people who may have to have knee replacement surgery one day. Ric also tells us more about his new book The Time of My Life you can purchase on Barnes and Nobles and other online book outlets.

  • Ric Drasin, Bodybuilder, Former Professional Wrestler and host of Ric’s Corner on YouTube Breaks Down Pros and Cons if Ronda Rousey Were to Go to WWE; Plus, His Book, The Time of My Life, is Now Out

    A few days ago we published an article on CYInterview [see here] on why UFC fighter Ronda Rousey might want to consider joining the WWE, if she decides to end her storied mixed martial arts career. With that in mind, we welcome back bodybuilding legend, professional wrestler/pro wrestling school owner and teacher Ric Drasin, to provide us some analysis on how he thinks Ms. Rousey would fair with the WWE. Mr. Drasin is friends with judo and pro wrestling legend “Judo” Gene Lebell, who Ronda calls Uncle Gene and who, it is reported, helped train her in certain aspects of grappling. Ric says Gene got him his start in professional wrestling back in 1965. The golden age bodybuilder is not one to mince words. He tells us both positives and negatives await if Mr. Rousey were to go to the WWE.

  • Putting the Brakes on the Holiday Feeding Frenzy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier and Golden Age Bodybuilder Ric Drasin of Ric’s Corner on YouTube, More

    For many of us, the last few weeks have been a time of power eating. For some, this began with bingeing on Halloween candy. For others, Thanksgiving was the moment that the feeding frenzy kicked off in earnest. Oh, and watching football on the weekend while grazing on nachos, chips and pizza has probably not aided us in the battle of the bulge either. With us on CYInterview, to share their perspectives on keeping our weight under control, are two extraordinary individuals. Thankfully, both of them have been with us on a variety of other occasions over the years. Individually, they have shared their insights and anecdotes from their respective areas of endeavor. Now, for the first time, we have paired them up – and what a dynamic duo they make!

  • Dynamic Ric Drasin, the Body from Bakersfield Talks to Us about His Appearance on Nat Geo Arnold Schwarzenegger Documentary, More

    Last week, the National Geographic Channel premiered the documentary Facing Arnold Schwarzenegger. Frequent CYInterview guest, former Mr. Venice Beach, Golden Age bodybuilder and YouTube personality Ric Drasin is one of the people featured in it. He was, for a time, Arnold’s workout partner. In the documentary he shares stories about the action star and former Governor of California. The charismatic Mr. Drasin joins us to tell us what he thought about the Nat Geo documentary that includes Hollywood action stars Lou Ferrigno and Carl Weathers, among others.

  • Golden Age Bodybuilder Ric Drasin of Popular YouTube Chanel Ric’s Corner Joins Us: Talks NatGeo Documentary, Facing Arnold Schwarnegger, and His Role in It, More

    Recently, we welcomed back bodybuilding legend, actor, professional wrestler and all around entertainer Ric Drasin. The host of the popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner gave us an update on his recent health challenge and told us former WWE Champion and actor Steve Austin visited him in the hospital [see here]. Known as a man from the golden age of bodybuilding, Ric trained at legendary iron pumping establishment Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California, with bodybuilder supreme, Hollywood action star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a few weeks, the National Geographic Channel will be showing a documentary titled Facing Arnold Schwarzenegger. It airs on September 27th at 9:00 PM.

  • The Body from Bakersfield, Former Pro Wrestler/Mr. Venice Beach, Ric Drasin Talks Recent Health Challenge and Hospital Visit from Former WWE World Champion Steve Austin, More

    He was part of the golden age of bodybuilding. He was one Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training partners during that era. He’s been an actor, a pro wrestler and a pro wrestling teacher. He shares much of his knowledge on his popular YouTube show Ric’s Corner. Additionally, he is currently a contributor to the Huffington Post. Of course, we are talking about none other than past CYInterview guest Ric Drasin. Recently, the former Mr. Venice Beach was in and out of the hospital. Ric Drasin tells us what happened and gives an in-depth recounting of his recent health challenge, from beginning to end. While in the hospital, the host of Ric’s Corner was reached out to by some well-known individuals, including former WWE World Champion and movie star Steve Austin, who checked in on him. See a picture of the two of them above.