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Throwback Thursday: Former Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson – Rare Fitness Cover

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Throwback Thursday: A rare occurrence in fitness media – Chris Dickerson, who in 1982 became the oldest bodybuilding competitor to win the prestigious Mr. Olympia title is featured with an African-American female model on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine in July 1980; Volume 41, Number 7.

Chris Dickerson’s career spanned over 30 years to include the Mr. Olympia title, aninduction into the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Hall of Fame in 2000, and a 2008 “Ben Weider LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD”.

This award is named after the iconic IFBB co-founder and Honorary Life President, Ben Weider, who has championed the benefits of a bodybuilding lifestyle for over sixty years. It was created to recognize an individual who has committed themselves to the advancement, promotion and lifestyle of the sport of bodybuilding.

Check out the list of some of Dickerson’s bodybuilding shows during his 30-plus-year career. 

Participated in the following shows* (Courtesy of Bodybuilding.com)

1994 IFBB Masters Olympia And Jan Tana Pro | Placed 4th

1994 IFBB Masters Olympia And Jan Tana Pro | Placed 1st

1990 IFBB Arnold Classic And Internationals | Placed 8th

1984 IFBB Olympia| Placed 11th

1982 IFBB Olympia | Placed 1st

1981 IFBB Olympia | Placed 2nd

1981 IFBB Night Of The Champions | Placed 1st

1981 IFBB Grand Prix California | Placed 1st

1981 IFBB Grand Prix Louisiana | Placed 1st

1981 IFBB Grand Prix New England | Placed 2nd

1981 IFBB Grand Prix Washington | Placed 1st

1981 IFBB Pro World| Placed 2nd

1980 IFBB Olympia | Placed 2nd

1980 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro | Placed 2nd

1980 IFBB Night Of The Champions | Placed 1st

1980 IFBB Canada Pro | Placed 1st

1980 IFBB Florida Pro | Placed 1st

1980 IFBB Grand Prix California | Placed 1st

1980 IFBB Grand Prix Louisiana | Placed 2nd

1980 IFBB Grand Prix Miami | Placed 1st

1980 IFBB Grand Prix Pennsylvania| Placed 2nd

1979 IFBB Olympia| Placed 4th

1979 IFBB Canada Diamond Pro Cup| Placed 2nd

1979 IFBB Canada Pro| Placed 1st

1979 IFBB Grand Prix Vancouver| Placed 2nd

1976 WBBG Olympus| Placed 4th

1976 NABBA Universe| Placed 2nd

1975 WBBG Mr. World| Placed 2nd

1975 PBBA Universe| Placed 2nd

1974 NABBA Universe | Placed 1st

1974 NABBA Universe| Placed 1st

1973 WBBG Mr. America| Placed 1st

1973 NABBA Mr. Universe| Placed 1st

1973 NABBA Mr. Universe| Placed 1st

1971 NABBA Mr. Universe| Placed 1st

1970 AAU Junior Mr. America| Placed 1st

1970 AAU Junior Mr. America| Placed 1st

1970 AAU Mr. America| Placed 1st

1970 AAU Mr. America| Placed 1st

1969 AAU Junior Mr. America| Placed 2nd

1969 AAU Mr. America| Placed 2nd

1968 AAU Junior Mr. America| Placed 3rd

1968 AAU Mr. America| Placed 3rd

1968 AAU Mr. America| Placed 3rd

1968 AAU Mr. USA| Placed 1st

1968 AAU Mr. USA| Placed 2nd

1967 AAU Junior Mr. America| Placed 4th

1967 AAU Junior Mr. America| Placed 5th

1967 AAU Mr. America| Placed 6th

1967 AAU Mr. America| Placed 4th

1967 AAU Mr. California| Placed 1st

1966 AAU Junior Mr. USA| Placed 1st

1966 AAU Junior Mr. USA| Placed 1st

1966 AAU Mr. Atlanitc Coast| Placed 1st

1966 AAU Mr. Eastern America| Placed 1st

1966 AAU Mr. New York City| Placed 1st

1966 AAU Mr. New York Metropolitan| Placed 1st

1966 AAU Mr. New York State| Placed 1st

1966 AAU Mr. North America| Placed 2nd

*This list may not reflect all shows for this participant

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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2Chainz Pretty Girls Fit Fest: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music

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Atlanta’s Hottest Fitness Trainers Missy Mostrom, Stephanie LeBeau, DaShaun “Guru” Johnson & Lana Ector Whipped Over 200 Pretty Girls into Shape at Center Stage for the Release of 2Chainz “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” Album  

This past Thursday, June 15th over 200 of Atlanta’s prettiest girls showed up to the Loft at Center Stage in athletic gear for one reason…because they love trap music! Event attendees were excited and ready to sweat it out to 2Chainz new album “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” with a few of Atlanta’s hottest fitness trainers and were surprised to receive an official “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” pink yoga mat which came in handy during the three 45-minute workout sessions.

Session 1 featured trainers Stephanie LeBeau and Missy Mostrom of VESTA who opened the night with kickboxing moves and rotational exercises that increased heartbeats and spirits. Then the Guru of Abs himself, Dashaun Johnson, took the stage for Session 2 and after a quick warm up he turned it up and took it off! Always one to focus on breathing during his workouts, you could hear the ladies calling out the numbers of their sets throughout the entire venue. To close out the night in Session 3, Lana Ector came to represent that Black Women Workout Too and showed all the pretty girls that a little twerking can be considered a workout too.

Throughout the evening attendees were able to relax in the Pretty Girls lounge wherein they previewed the “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” album and refreshed themselves with Propel Electrolyte Water.The next stop on the Trap Fitness tour will be….well you just have to stay tuned to find out.

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Fantasia’s ‘Journey to Fit’ – See the Exercises that Helped Refine Her Sexy

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The All New Black Fitness Today Podcast!

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The Black Fitness Today Podcast is here! Allow us to re-introduce ourselves:

We’re Ilen and Lauren Bell, the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today! We want to take things a step further and start a podcast to further connect with you, and bring you even more interviews, tips and tools to keep you fit, empowered and inspired!

What better way to kick things off than by interviewing the fitness industry’s most trusted consultant and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp – the fast growing fitness business in the world – Bedros Keuilian! He was even recently named one of the “20 Faces of Franchising” by Global Franchise Magazine. But his success was hard earned. Bedros and his family immigrated to America from Armenia, with less than $300. But his family’s determination and will to overcome led Bedros from digging through dumpsters for food, to reaching massive professional and personal success.

Listen to this motivating and informative episode as Bedros drops gems for days – – not only for the current and aspiring fitness professional, but for anyone looking to elevate their life! What does hitting the snooze button really mean subconsciously? How do you make time for healthy living while always on the go? What’s the best way for fitness professionals to avoid burnout and make their passion into a profitable living? Get answers to these questions and so much more.
Keeping you fit, inspired and empowered! We are Black Fitness Today. The premier fitness lifestyle brand for the black community.

Listen to “Bedros Keuilian: From Homeless Personal Trainer to Multi-Million Dollar Fitness Empire” on Spreaker.

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