Muscle Sport Magazine

Dan “The Giant KIller” Padilla on MuscleSport Radio 9/1

On Tuesday, September 1, MuscleSport Radio welcomes legendary bodybuilder Dan “The Giant Killer” Padilla. The 5’2″ New Yorker competed in four different decades and won the 1975 Mr. USA and 1977 Mr. America overall titles. Padilla went up against the best in the world in the AAU, IFBB and WBF and topped off his great career with a top-10 finish at the 2000 Masters Olympia.

Standing at 5’2″, Padilla’s best chance for a Sandow came in 1981 when the diminutive Franco Columbu won it all. Many have contested that Padilla, who finished fifth, was in much better condition than the men who finished ahead of him (Chris Dickerson, Tom Platz and Roy Callender).


Be sure to visit Padilla’s official website,

MuscleSport Radio can be heard live every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern time and all episodes are archived on Blog Talk Radio, MuscleSport Mag and iTunes.

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September 3 – Muscular Development’s “Ramblin’ Freak” Gregg Valentino. Special starting time of 1:30 PM. This will be an added show to our regular schedule.

September 8 – IFBB pro bodybuilder Evengy “Eugene” Mishin

September 15 – IFBB pro bodybuilder Leo Ingram

September 22 – NPC fitness athlete/model Brenda Kelly

MuscleSport Radio has enjoyed a steady flow of special guests since launching, with famous names in the bodybuilding and sports industry such as Samir Bannout, Bill Grant, Boyer Coe, Troy Brown, Ronnie Coleman, Gunter Schlierkamp, Heather Mae French, Cathy LeFrancois, Colette Nelson, Cathy LeFrancois, Dena Westerfield, Bill Romanowski, Tony Mandarich, “Leapin’” Lanny Poffo, Taylor Boyd, Steve Michalik, Dan Lurie, Emy Silvagni, Rae Holitt, Tom Terwilliger, Dan “The Beast” Severn, Kevin Levrone, Layne Norton, Randy Roach, Debi Laszewski and more.


Danny Padilla Contest History

Junior Mr America – AAU, 8th

Mr America – AAU, 15th
Junior Mr America – AAU, 15th

Mr America – AAU, 18th
Junior Mr America – AAU, Did not place
Mr World – AAU, Short Did not place

Mr USA – IFBB, Short, 1st
Mr USA – IFBB, Overall Winner

Mr America – IFBB, Short, 1st
Universe – IFBB, LightWeight, 2nd

Mr America – IFBB, Overall Winner
Mr America – IFBB, LightWeight, 1st
Universe – IFBB, LightWeight, 1st

Olympia – IFBB, LightWeight, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 6th
Professional World Cup – IFBB, 2nd
USA vs the World – IFBB, LightWeight, 1st

Best in the World – IFBB, Professional, 5th
Florida Pro Invitational – IFBB, 3rd
Grand Prix Pennsylvania – IFBB, 5th
Night of Champions – IFBB, 2nd
Olympia – IFBB, LightWeight, 5th

Grand Prix Miami – IFBB, 3rd
Olympia – IFBB, 10th

Olympia – IFBB, 5th

Night of Champions – IFBB, 5th
Olympia – IFBB, 12th

Night of Champions – IFBB, 9th

World Pro Championships – IFBB, 7th

Olympia – IFBB, 16th

World Pro Championships – IFBB, 13th

Grand Prix England – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Finland – IFBB, 4th
Grand Prix France – IFBB, 5th
Grand Prix Germany – IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix Holland – IFBB, 7th
Grand Prix Italy – IFBB, 4th
Niagara Falls Pro Invitational – IFBB, 2nd
Night of Champions – IFBB, 3rd

WBF Grand Prix – WBF, 10th

Olympia – Masters – IFBB, 7th

Olympia – Masters – IFBB, 10th

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