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As for the diet, the diet in Reeves “Classic Physic” three meals a day consisting of his meal replacement protein shake, cottage cheese with nuts and fruit and then a huge salad with sword fish or steak or chicken was the diet he used while competing for Mr. Universe with this very challenging Mega full body workout consisting of nearly 56 set. I would say that his diet was probably a lot heavier when he was not competing, probably something like three meals made of mostly complex carbs and protein from eggs, milk, and lean meats.
In the 1970s, bodybuilding had major publicity thanks to the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger , Franco Columbu , Lou Ferrigno , and others in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron . By this time, the IFBB dominated the competitive bodybuilding landscape and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) took a back seat. The National Physique Committee (NPC) was formed in 1981 by Jim Manion ,  who had just stepped down as chairman of the AAU Physique Committee. The NPC has gone on to become the most successful bodybuilding organization in America and is the amateur division of the IFBB. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the decline of AAU-sponsored bodybuilding contests. In 1999, the AAU voted to discontinue its bodybuilding events.