Charles "Wag" Bennett, one of the judges at the 1966 competition, was impressed with Schwarzenegger and he offered to coach him. As Schwarzenegger had little money, Bennett invited him to stay in his crowded family home above one of his two gyms in Forest Gate, London . Yorton's leg definition had been judged superior, and Schwarzenegger, under a training program devised by Bennett, concentrated on improving the muscle definition and power in his legs. Staying in the East End of London helped Schwarzenegger improve his rudimentary grasp of the English language.   Living with the Bennetts also changed him as a person: "Being with them made me so much more sophisticated. When you're the age I was then, you're always looking for approval, for love, for attention and also for guidance. At the time, I wasn't really aware of that. But now, looking back, I see that the Bennett family fulfilled all those needs. Especially my need to be the best in the world. To be recognized and to feel unique and special. They saw that I needed that care and attention and love.” 
Drasin's interests in bodybuilding , powerlifting , weightlifting , and guitar playing began in junior high school. When Drasin was in high school, he formed a band known as The Epics, who were featured at YMCA Day at the Hollywood Bowl in 1960.  About three months later, The Epics competed in a Battle of the Bands contest at the Hollywood Palladium , placing second out of about 200 bands. One of the prizes was a one-year recording contract with Capitol Records . Capitol Records changed the name of The Epics to The Hollywood Vines, who recorded two cruising songs, "Cruisin’" and "When Johnny Comes Slidin’ Home." The 45 rpm record (Capitol Records reference number 4511) was released in 1961. Although the record was a success, the band drifted apart as the members grew into adulthood.  Drasin enlisted in the Army Reserves for eight years and was inducted on his 18th birthday.  On active duty for approximately six months after enlistment and for two weeks each year thereafter, Drasin served as a clerk/typist and driver, achieving the rank of Sergeant . He was stationed at Fort Ord , California, and Fort Lewis , Washington.
George Burkhardt hes a lucky kid cause he can hear all the cool stories about the old golds gym days when u and the crew trained together and hung out, i am so impressed by rics stories that i find myself spending 7 to 8 hrs watching his videos somedays . i really enjoyed the video where he went to the olds golds and showed us where they used to hang out on the beach and also the grassy area where they sun tanned also, u can actually see the emotions in rics eyes as he goes down memory lane visiting these places, thats why i really love rics videos is cause he wears his heart on his sleeve and he keeps everything real and doesnt bullshit us. im so glad i found rics videos cause im the biggest 70,s/ arnold era fanatic around, i honestly dont think anyone loves that era more than me, best tim ever back then.