"Bodybuilding in the USSR."
In Soviet times, bodybuilding, powerlifting, bodybuilding were considered bourgeois sports and were not recognized in our country.
In the 60s, enthusiasts of bodybuilding, using foreign literature, began to independently develop training complexes.
In the USSR athletic gymnastics - so in our country began to call this sport - very quickly gained popularity.
In 1965 the first Moscow championship in athletic gymnastics was held.
The winner was Igor Petrukhin.
Because of the increased popularity in athletic gymnastics began to move athletes from other sports, which inevitably led to outrage sports leadership.
As a result of intrigue and behind-the-scenes struggle in the early 70's, all training halls were closed, and the head coach for bodybuilding Mark Shafran was accused of spying and almost imprisoned.
It was time for the basement "rockers".
In 1987, the efforts of Yuri Vlasov and Vladimir Dubinin created the Federation of Bodybuilding and started official competitions.
To date, our athletes - one of the strongest in the world, out of 12 gold medals for power sports 11 bring Russian athletes.
The first trainer in athletic gymnastics in the USSR Mark Shafran, man-legend Valentin Dikul, president of the Russian Federation of bodybuilding Vladimir Dubinin And bodybuilders-champions Yulia Stefanovich and Sergey Shelestov talk about the development of this sport in Russia and their personal achievements.
The program includes a fragment of the interview with Igor Petrukhin, as well as shots of the chronicle of physical education and parades in the USSR, classes in the cellars, The film "Ordinary Fascism" (1965, directed by MI Romm), shooting at the competition for men "Mr.
Olympia" and at the competitions on female bodybuilding.
Saffron M.S. - the master of sports of the USSR in weightlifting, the champion, the first trainer in athletic gymnastics in the USSR. Dikul V.I. - Circus artist, People's Artist of Russia, head of the Russian medical rehabilitation center of musculoskeletal system diseases. Petrukhin IF - champion of the USSR in 1966 in bodybuilding, Honored Artist of Russia, editor in chief (2006-2007) and president of the "Boyets" TV channel (2008-2010). Dubinin V.I. - President of the Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness of Russia, Vice President of the Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness of Europe, Honored trainer of the Russian Federation, international category judge. Shelestov S.V. - Master of sports of international class in bodybuilding, two-time world champion in bodybuilding. Stefanovich Yu is a master of sports in artistic gymnastics and acrobatics, twice world bodybuilding champion.