Reviews - What do customers think about West Coast Bodybuilding Scene: The Golden Era?
Good "history" book Mar 8, 2008
If your looking for bodybuidling advice - then you've come to the wrong place. This book is on events that occured back in "the Golden Era" on the beaches of California. Overall the book is written fairly and allows you a glimpse into the different aspects of the bodybuilders lives. If your looking for a history lesson, this book does the trick. If your looking for advice - look for something else.
They were having fun Jan 18, 2008
I got this book as a gift but flipped through the pages before wrapping it. The gift recipient is a big fan of Dave Draper and Arnold and all the rest and just LOVED it. A lotta fun to read. Great pics, too.
Muscle UP! Nov 15, 2007
If you are seriously into the fun & history of the good times in Bodybuilding. Then you can't go wrong buying this book. It's written with an easy going style that helps the reader feel the vibe ,sweat & good hard workouts of these very strong men. You'll learn a lot about why these guys worked out so hard & enjoyed it! What they did,,how they trained, what they added to Football, Boxing & other sports, Well they just made sportsmen & women faster & stronger. Lift some weights, feel the buzz come alive. Ladies & gentlemen these guys were ahead of their time. It's a good read.
o.k. book Aug 16, 2007
This book is good for those who want to hear stories about body building from the 60's era. It does give stories of The Oak, but I wish it covered more of the 70's era, like Pumping Iron.
OLD SCHOOL! Dec 12, 2006
If you're a newcomer to bodybuilding and all you know is what you read in "Flex" or "Muscular Development", you need this book.
Set in the laidback style of the 60's and early 70's, Tyler shows us what it was like to be on Muscle Beach, or Gold's Gym (not the spas they have now). Written in the easygoing prose of the time, it does a great job of transporting you back to that time and place, even if you've never been there (like me).
You won't find the latest workout tips here. Instead you are whisked away to the culture and place where bodybuilding first hit the big time in the USA. No six figure paychecks here, just hard work and hard iron.
At 48, I'm constantly on the lookout for books and videos to keep me motivated for daily workouts. "West Coast Bodybuilding Scene" fits the bill from every angle.