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Author Topic: Dave Palumbo - why didnt he turn pro?  (Read 16218 times)
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« on: June 14, 2012, 07:41:07 AM »

Im not up on these men in thongs that gyrate onstage, so maybe somebody can tell me how Palumbo made a name for himself?I assumed he must have been a good bodybuilder at some point?
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 07:42:39 AM »

His physique was considered "ugly".
Also he was known as an extreme abuser of synthol, couldn't have helped.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 07:46:38 AM »

he has tons of knowledge with training, diet and drugs but just didnt have the genetics to make it
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 07:49:34 AM »

And when he was doing his thing at the National level back in the 90's, the HW class was STACKED!!! 
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 07:50:29 AM »

same reason this guy didn't


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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 07:56:59 AM »

And when he was doing his thing at the National level back in the 90's, the HW class was STACKED!!! 

no doubt, it seems like the nats back then had much better guys then these days.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 07:57:50 AM »

Im not up on these men in thongs that gyrate onstage, so maybe somebody can tell me how Palumbo made a name for himself?I assumed he must have been a good bodybuilder at some point?

Then you are in luck because there are lots of (hetero) guys here who know every detail about the lives and muscle fibers of the muscled men who wear thongs and gyrate onstage for your entertainment. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 08:11:13 AM »

He was waiting for Ben Weider to get bodybuilding into the Olympics, so he intentionally lost to maintain his amateur status ?
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 08:11:28 AM »

Actually that is a good question if they gave dan hill a pro card they could give one to palumbo also.
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2012, 08:15:22 AM »

He won local contest to qualify for national level, however, never won a national level contest or his weight class at a national level contest, thus no pro card.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 08:22:39 AM »

Email Weinberger and then you will find your answer he was the controling factor in denying Dave his pro card
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 08:44:41 AM »

not everyone can roll out of bed and Grab a Pro card on their way to the Gym......hope this hepls
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 09:01:45 AM »

he was ahead of his time.  he represented the future.  now he's tiny and branch takes his place
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2012, 09:03:06 AM »

He decided to become a professional barefoot water skier instead
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2012, 09:07:13 AM »

He won local contest to qualify for national level, however, never won a national level contest or his weight class at a national level contest, thus no pro card.
I BELIEVE HE WON OR AT LEAST WEIGHT CLASS IN 90'S JR NATIONALS.HE LOOKED GOOD THEN.
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2012, 09:13:17 AM »

Im not up on these men in thongs that gyrate onstage, so maybe somebody can tell me how Palumbo made a name for himself?I assumed he must have been a good bodybuilder at some point?

You have seen the dudes physique, right?
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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2012, 09:13:25 AM »

if tiny down hill can become a pro everyone can
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2012, 09:16:00 AM »

he was ahead of his time.  he represented the future.  now he's tiny and branch takes his place

LOL!
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2012, 09:18:03 AM »

TOMMY W,you mentioned an interesting point up above there..

If Joe and Ben had been successful in getting bodybuilding into the Olympics, what US boeybuilders would have been qualified to represent the US?

(I do recall a few US IFBB pros planning to compete inthe Olympics if the Weiders were successful.)

And since the Olympic contenders are supposed to be amateur  athletes, that would have removed the US part of the IFBB out of the picture since the original IFBB/NPC agreement was/is that only the NPC would have 'control' over US amateur bodybuilders while the IFBB would 'cotrol' the pros.

There has never been such an agreement in Europe and to the best of my limited knowledge the IFBB sanctions both pro and amateur events over there, so it would have only been a 'problem' in the US of A.

I think.
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012, 09:40:54 AM »

Vas gave the correct answer to this question.


BILLY, I could be wrong here but you seem to carry a bit of animosity on some of these BB topics which I somehow find interesting but  somewhat different from my own experiences and observations.

I do see your name mentioned often on various boards but I have no idea how you're involved with bodybuilding, the NPC, or the IFBB other than the fact that you were once a friend of Daves/

My big question here is : How and why did Weinberger deny Dave a pro card? ......and if Dave did in fact qualify for such pro card, what was Weinberger's justification for denying that pro card?

I don't believe Weinverger makes those decisions.

Maybe you can elaborate if I am incorrect.

Thanks.

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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2012, 09:50:44 AM »

There wasn't a year when Dave deserved to win either pro qualifier.  He was enormous and pretty lean in offseason, but when he dieted down he would lose a lot of size and his structural flaws would become unbearable.  And the situation would repeat itself every year, except that he managed to get worse and worse with time, until he saw the writing on the wall, I guess and hung it up.  I highly doubt Steve Weinberger had much to do with him not becoming a pro
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2012, 09:54:35 AM »

A lot of mystery gimmicks on this thread Grin
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2012, 09:55:09 AM »

Justice for Palumbo

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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2012, 09:55:33 AM »

Sadly, Dave is a quite ugly, bug-eyed man with a steroid belly. The IFBB could not accept this in their ranks.

no these other guys have great looks Grin
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2012, 09:59:41 AM »

He was a national contender in the 90s

But always a freakshow, in those days there were a lot of good bbers, and they just portrayed the human species better than palumbo
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