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Gorilla suit : my adventures in bodybuilding

Author: Bob Paris
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is the first-ever, honest, behind-the-scenes look into the world of professional bodybuilding and what the actual life of a bodybuilder is like. Bob Paris shows us the heat of the competition, explains what drives these athletes to push their bodies to the limit, and beyond, and discusses the price bodybuilders pay for this perfection, which includes the use of dangerous growth drugs. Paris also looks at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bob Paris; Bob Paris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Paris
ISBN: 0312168551 9780312168551
OCLC Number: 36755993
Description: vii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Edge of a cliff --
Middle of somewhere --
Rediscovering the accidentally discovered --
Even muscles have memories --
Getting out of the house a bit --
Next to death --
I get educated --
Southern excursion --
Mr. Olympia calls me by name --
A week from next Tuesday --
I decide to stay --
Grasshopper turns some corners --
World by the tail --
Second thoughts --
First comeback --
Mountains and green pastures.
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This is the first-ever, honest, behind-the-scenes look into the world of professional bodybuilding and what the actual life of a bodybuilder is like. Bob Paris shows us the heat of the competition, explains what drives these athletes to push their bodies to the limit, and beyond, and discusses the price bodybuilders pay for this perfection, which includes the use of dangerous growth drugs. Paris also looks at the driving forces behind the business of bodybuilding, including the extraordinary story of the Weider brothers. Bob Paris has held the titles Mr Los Angeles, Mr Southern California and Mr Universe.

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