That’s Frank Zane on the chest crusher, Sergio Oliva on the expander, and Chuck Sipes on the Iron shoe! If you didn’t know any better you might think I was talking about a salsa band, but one thing is for sure, that’s a whole lot of muscle. You are looking at twenty six overall bodybuilding titles won between these three, including six Mr. Olympias, three Mr. Universes and two Mr. Americas (IFBB).
Ladies and Gentlemen, “Mr. Universe” Frank Zane on a pogo stick! – This was taken at Sunken Gardens botanical garden in St. Petersburg, Florida on January, 17th, 1969. On that day, Zane set an unofficial record of sorts by seeing the entire attraction by way of this bouncing mode of transportation.
Here’s Irvin “Zabo” Koszewski (and his famous abs) on the cover of the March, 1966 issue of Mr. America Magazine. Zabo started competing in bodybuilding contests in 1948 and was still going strong when this magazine came out, in fact, he went on to finish second (to Frank Zane) in the Medium class at the 1967 IFBB Mr. America.
Here, 1959 AAU Mr. America winner Harry Johnson demonstrates Moore’s Squat Bar, a unique piece of equipment from the Atlanta Barbell Co., which was often advertised in the old Iron Man magazine and which eliminates much of the discomfort of squatting due to the “yoke” design.
The rights were eventually purchased by multiple-time Mr. Olympia winner Frank Zane, and re-released as the Frank Zane Leg Blaster (which is still available today.) We have an original Moore Squat bar still very much in use in our private collection.