Watch the full documentary: Diary of a Bodybuilder.
When I was in sixth grade, I saw a picture of Sergio Oliva and Harold Poole in a muscle magazine, posing down for the 1967 Mr. Olympia title. I have no explanation why, but at that moment, I knew I wanted to be a body builder. I tacked that picture to my dart board and immediately asked my dad if he would get me a weight set. I still remember when he brought that Sears 110 pound barbell/dumbbell set in to the basement and simply said, “You better use it.” He had no idea.
Diary of a Body Builder will walk, stumble, run, fly and crawl through a journey which started in that basement in 1967, through high school, the United States Marine Corps, training at the original Gold’s Gym and competing in my first contest in July of 1975 to my last show in July of 2016.
As with any journey, there are triumphs, defeats, dragons, guides or mentors, heroes and the return home. Please join me in an adventure that will be entertaining, enlightening, educational and real. Diary of a Body Builder.
– Joe Quinn
Joe Quinn Director/Actor