A documentary in Paris France did an interview with me on Arnold, Gold's and back in the day which aired similar to our 60 min in the USA. It was a great documentary and here are a few screen shots from it with my girlfriend as well.
FAN TESTIMONIALS JUST A FEW, WAY TOO MANY TO LIST
Just a quick mail to say thanks for the YouTube videos, they've been a big help and inspiration to me.
I'm a 41 year old guy from the UK who got his midlife crisis wrong and started working out and lifting (instead of growing a ponytail and buying a motorbike) after a life of being overweight and fairly inactive.
I'm an overly analytical type of dude that researches everything I get my teeth into almost to the point of obsession. This has applied for the past couple of years to my fitness and lifting. Damn! There's so much bullshit and contradictory information out there I found myself not knowing what to try or who to listen to.
The honesty and experience you show in your vids struck a chord with me and I've taken on your advice and found its worked well. After 18 months of messing about with various techniques, routines and diets I'm starting to make great progress.
I'm a big guy at 6ft 4 and have weighed as much as 350lbs in the past. I'm now down to about 270 and gaining muscle. I work 30 hours a week in my day job and have my own business performing as a magician at weekends. I have a 9 year old son and severely disabled wife in a wheelchair but still find time to work out most days and keep to a good diet. I'm saying this not to boast or seek recognition but to highlight that no matter what your circumstances, it's never too late to start and there's always time if you make it.
I do have a quick question though... I find I workout better after eating but due to my circumstances I have to work out very early most days at around 5am. I don't have a problem working out fasted but get a far better workout on a weekend when I go to the gym later in the day, after I've eaten something. Is there anything I can do to help with this? Is it worth eating carbs at nighttime to help or will this hamper my fat loss and not give my muscles the energy and glycogen needed in the morning?
Thanks again, I hope I've not left it too late to look as good as you when I reach your age.
"I have been a fan of Ric Drasin's for too many years to count! When he asked me to be a guest on his show it was an honor I could not pass up. I have been battling and beating MS in the gym for 8 years now and it doesn't get easier as I get older. But having a platform like Ric's Corner to hear great advice, new training strategies and cutting edge information allows me, even at 56 years old with MS, to keep improving. It's also great to see the old school bodybuilders, the icons of our sport, share their golden age stories with Ric. Whether its knowledge or entertainment you are looking for, Ric's Corner is the place to go."
~~ David Lyons
Founder MS Fitness Challenge
Arnold Schwarzenegger Health Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
Just a word of thanks I've always enjoyed your videos.
They're very humbling and comforting and I enjoy them a lot.
Youre a genuine bloke ric.
Thanks for the good times.
You're fan from England
These photos of me 60 years ago at 20 years of age, taken on the roof top of Bert Goodrich's gym in Pasadena. Bert was a friend. I brought so many members to join his gyms in Pasadena and on Hollywood blvd that he gave me a no charge life time membership to all his gyms.
Now at my age 80 my son recently visited Venice Muscle Beach (MB) and learned of your WEB site. I pointed out to him that my days at MB were at Santa Monica and wanted to thank you for bringing back some of the best memories of my life with your video. I thought back to my times at MB and Barone Michell Leone, the wrestler, Henry Lens, Rick Havlacheck and Malcolm Brenner. Malcolm always was escorted by his mom. Once he dropped into Bert's Pasadena gym without his mom and totally lost. My buddies and I took him home asking his secrets for adding bulk to which he advised, eat bananas and drink half and half milk, obviously it was in the 50's and before steroids.
There was a period time when I got to watch Steve Reeves and Marvin Eder work out together at Bert's Hollywood gym, a real inspiration.
I still work out but look a lot different than the days of the photos sbove. I am very hsppy that my son introduced me to you and your WEB site. I am trying to recall the name of the "dark" skinned guy in the the weight pit photo. If you know it, I would appreciate knowing it as I feel he was one fellows who worked out at Santa Monica during my time.
Again, thanks for bringing back some good memories. As Malcolm Brenner told me, "do reps until you can do no more, then do another 10". My wish for us old guys still "pumping iron" and for you as well! Take care,
George Burkhardt hes a lucky kid cause he can hear all the cool stories about the old golds gym days when u and the crew trained together and hung out, i am so impressed by rics stories that i find myself spending 7 to 8 hrs watching his videos somedays. i really enjoyed the video where he went to the olds golds and showed us where they used to hang out on the beach and also the grassy area where they sun tanned also, u can actually see the emotions in rics eyes as he goes down memory lane visiting these places, thats why i really love rics videos is cause he wears his heart on his sleeve and he keeps everything real and doesnt bullshit us. im so glad i found rics videos cause im the biggest 70,s/arnold era fanatic around, i honestly dont think anyone loves that era more than me, best tim ever back then.