Pumping Iron is a 1977 documentary that offers an in-depth look at the world of professional bodybuilding, specifically focusing on the intense preparation for the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia competitions in 1975. Directed by George Butler and Robert Fiore, the film highlights the fierce rivalry between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. Pumping Iron delves into their grueling training regimens and the mental games involved in this high-level competition. The film played a crucial role in popularizing the sport of bodybuilding and catapulted Schwarzenegger into global stardom.
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