Universal Is Founded
The Golden Age of Bodybuilding. “Pumping Iron,” the movie that changed bodybuilding forever and featuring a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, debuted in New York City. At the Olympia, Frank Zane won the first ever Sandow award. Five hundred miles to the east, Universal Supplements was founded in Linden, fifteen minutes away from John Carroll Grimek’s birthplace in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Among the first bodybuilding products we launched (and bearing this Atlas-inspired logo) were a milk and egg protein and desiccated liver.