JEFF KING – SEMINAR AND POSING
The Jeff King leg development was unbelievable and way ahead of its time. Jeff was a great authority on bodybuilding and when he came to Adelaide, South Australia on his national posing and seminar tour, he packed in a huge crowd as he did at every appearance. This was just after competing in the 1984 NABBA International World Bodybuilding Championships where he won the Heavyweight Class and placed 2nd overall. You will hear how he surprised his seminar audience with some very interesting and controversial points of view.
We have also added in some extra footage of Jeff’s in-depth guest posing in other parts of Australia. Please don’t forget that this was taped around 20 years ago and the quality is consistent with the technology available at the times. It was taped under less than perfect conditions, and the sound (quite frankly) could be better.
However you can hear what Jeff has to say and it’s still very good – an historically unique DVD and worthy of a place in anyone’s collection.
As Jeff’s whole career was almost entirely with the AAU and NABBA, he never received the publicity he deserved in the USA magazines. This DVD and photo display below hopefully redresses some of this situation. He was one of the all time greats.
Please click here to see Jeff’s letter to Wayne in thanks, after the taping of this seminar in Adelaide, South Australia on December 9th, 1984.
See the Interview and amazing article on JEFF KING by Rod Labbe.
JEFF KING PROFILE
(As provided to Wayne at the end of 1984, before the final 4 years of Jeff’s career. It provides an interesting snap shot in time.)
Honors Graduate High School
College Major in Health Sciences & Physical Education
Started training at age 14 Thereafter won many titles as a teenager, and then in open competition. See list under Contest Results below.
At 17, he entered his first contest, the Teenage New Jersey, and placed third. At 18, he won the Teenage New Jersey. At 19, he won the Teenage America and Teenage U.S.A. heavyweight divisions.
In April 1982, he entered and won the Collegiate Mr America, training, dieting, and keeping a 3.7 grade index.
In June 1983, he was graduated with honors and a 3.8 grade point average.
He’s a perfectionist in his diet, training, and studies and used the scientific knowledge on training, diet and nutrition to help him prepare for his contests and for future growth.
On Sept. 4, 1983, he won his nation’s greatest bodybuilding title, MR AMERICA, at the A.A.U. competition held in Tampa, Fla., beating 50 of America’s best built men.
NABBA MR. UNIVERSE
Two weeks later he won the NABBA OVERALL AMATEUR MR UNIVERSE title in London, England, against 34 amateur bodybuilders throughout the world including defending champion, JOHN BROWN who was Overall Mr. Universe of 1981 and 1982.
He is now ranked as the WORLD’S TOP AMATEUR BODYBUILDER.
He always has received solid support from his father, a high school science teacher in Lakewood, N.J., and a marathon runner.
His mother, a nurse, also encouraged Jeff’s training.
His brother Todd, now 20, (1984) and a science major at Pennsylvania State University, began lifting weights two years ago. Brotherly Competition!
Todd entered his first contest last November and won his class. In 1984 or 1985, Todd hopes to win the Collegiate Mr America as Jeff did.
One day, the KING brothers just might be bodybuilding’s most famous brother competitors!
NOTE: We will shortly be posting an extensive article of Jeff’s life and career in bodybuilding.
PHOTOS: Special thanks to Malcolm Whyatt for contest photos. Other photos by Wayne Gallasch and courtesy Jeff King.
JEFF KING’S CONTEST HISTORY
1979: Mr New Jersey – AAU, Teen Tall, 1st
Teen Mr America – AAU, Heavyweight, 1st
Teen Mr USA – AAU, Heavyweight, 1st
Teen Mr Southern New England – AAU, 1st
Mr Southern New England – AAU, 1st
Mr New England – AAU, 1st
Collegiate Mr America – AAU, Overall Winner
Collegiate Mr America – AAU, Medium-Tall, 1st
Mr America – AAU, Medium-Tall, 1st
Mr America – AAU, Overall Winner
Eastern USA Championships – NPC, Tall, 1st
Eastern USA Championships – NPC, Overall Winner
Mr Universe – NABBA, Tall, 1st
Mr Universe – NABBA, Overall Amateur Winner
1984: World Championships – NABBA, Tall, 1st
Universe – Pro – NABBA, 2nd
World Championships – WABBA, Professional, 2nd