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    Default Doc Ziegler

    by Bill Starr

    While Bob Hoffman had the greatest influence on Olympic weightlifting, bodybuilding, and other strength sports in the sixties, Doc Ziegler had the greatest impact. Doc was a pure scientist who became fascinated with strength development. His innovations did more to alter the course of this aspect of physical training that any other individual, before or since.

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    It's amazing the number of influencial people that have existed. If it weren't for articles like this, many of those names would be lost and forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akoni View Post
    It's amazing the number of influencial people that have existed. If it weren't for articles like this, many of those names would be lost and forgotten.
    How true. Many thanks Mr. Starr, the article was insightful.

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    Nice article.
    It was nice to hear about other things than just his creation of Dianabol in this article. He sounded like quite the character.

    Though about Dianabol a quote from a wiki article about him:
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    Ziegler gave Dianabol to the entire U.S. Olympic weightlifting team in Rome in 1960, but they still lost to the Soviets.[5] He gave up experimentation with athletes when he learned that some who had taken 20 times the recommended dose of Dianabol had developed a liver condition. He was quoted in Science saying "I lost interest in fooling with IQ's of that caliber. Now it's about as widespread among these idiots as marihuana."[7] In later years Ziegler regretted introducing AAS to athletes. He recollected "but I wish to God now Id never done it. Id like to go back and take that whole chapter out of my life."[2]

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    Truly an excellent article. One of the few things I've ever read that genuinely had me laughing.


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    Very interesting stories. I'm still hoping for a interview of Starr by Rip.

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    Great read. Second Leonidas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonidasfromSparta View Post
    Very interesting stories. I'm still hoping for a interview of Starr by Rip.
    Or an interview in general, hoping they start up again with the next edition of SS. Like the interview with mr Broz.

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    Came across this interview with Dick Smith also talking about Doc ziegler

    http://www.youtube.com/user/e1l1w#p/u/36/k2H5bWKzjmg

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    While reading this article, I realized that Doc was a true scientist. He did things for the sake of learning and turned down money to do it. Nowadays, many of us are so driven by money that the opportunity to create, find or do something great gets flushed down the toilet if it doesn't make a buck. I wonder how many "Zieglers" are out there today?

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