How They Trained In 1980


While falling into the YouTube rabbit hole today watching old Carlsbad USGP videos, I found a cool profile that ABC network did with Brad Lackey back in 1980. Brad was chasing the 500cc World Championship with stubborn determination, and he would ultimately realize his dream in 1982. 

The 1980 ABC profile explained that Lackey was known as one of the fittest racers in the world. They even brought the cameras into the gym to show you Brad hard at work. 

And just look at it! I mean, it makes you hurt just looking at it! 

You know what they said back in the 1980s when it came to training? No pain, no gain. Bad Brad had to be hurting after these moves.