In this episode of the Super Strength Show Ric Drasin takes us on his unbelievable journey to becoming a Pro Wrestler, Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer, Stuntman, Talk Show Host, Actor, Entrepreneur, and much more!
More Specifically in this Episode You’ll Learn About
- Ric’s training days with Arnold
- How Ric made $80,000/year selling t-shirts out of his garage – In the 70’s!
- Becoming the first recipient of the Joe Gold Lifetime Achievement Award
- Your health will carry you much further than anything else in life.
- Don’t worry about what others are doing – Figure out what works for you!
About Ric Drasin
Ric Drasin is an American artist, actor, Internet talk show host, director, producer, and writer. He is also a personal trainer, stuntman, former bodybuilder, and retired professional wrestler. Drasin designed both the original Gold’s Gym logo and the World Gym gorilla logo. He went on to become Arnold Schwarzenegger’s partner for four years at the original Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. On top of all that, Drasin wrestled professionally for 36 years between (1965–2001) while also winning titles in amateur bodybuilding contests during his younger years. Drasin retired from the ring at age 57, but still remains active as a professional wrestling instructor. He is also a Specialist Reserve Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department and a spokesperson for Gold’s Gym International. In 2012, Drasin received the first Joe Gold Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Connect With Ric Drasin
Every person that we interview on The Super Strength Show has an opportunity to answer some extra questions that aren’t asked in the podcast. It’s a chance for our listeners to learn a little bit more about our guests and to get even more value from our show. Check out Ric Drasin’s answers below!
Can you share one of your habits that contribute to your success in the gym? My habit is going to the gym every morning after breakfast. That’s my time and has become a habit for 50 years.
What are your favourite exercises? I really don’t have any. Depends on the day and what joints aren’t sore.
What are your favourite muscle groups to train? I like shoulders and arms.
What are your favourite pieces of equipment? That’s changed with age. Was always dumbbells, but hammer machines are good.
What is currently on your workout music playlist? I don’t have one.
How do you psych up for a workout or set? That’s also a habit of being happy and then proceeding.
What was one exercise or routine that gave you great gains in muscle mass and/or strength? Up and down the line dumbbell presses and the same with dumbbell laterals. One set each way does it.
What’s your favourite way to speed up recovery between workouts? B12, food and rest.
What’s your favourite meal? Prime Rib
What’s your favourite cheat meal and how often do you indulge? Don’t really have one any more. I think Ice Cream is the culprit.
What supplements do you feel work well for you? CLA, Fenegreek, Milk and Egg protein, and Yohimbe.
What do you do to relax? Graphics on the computer or play my guitar.
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