What was it exactly about Gold’s Gym that turned it into The Mecca of bodybuilding?

We all know that Gold’s Gym is the most popular bodybuilding gym in the history of the sport. It’s been dubbed The Mecca of bodybuilding and has since gone on to be a sort of “bodybuilder tourist spot” for many hoping to rise up and compete in bodybuilding. But what was it exactly about that gym that attracted the original crew that made it so famous?

Ric Drasin is a sort of oral historian for bodybuilding and was at Gold’s Gym during the time of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, and other legends that made the gym famous. So he just might be the perfect person to explain what it was about that gym that created the firestorm of bodybuilding popularity as we know it today. Could it have easily been any other gym that earned this reputation? Was it just luck? Find out in Ric’s latest video above!

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