11-14-2005, 11:30 AM #1
The Man That Lite The Torch For Us & His Followers, Credit Deserved...
I am very fascinated w/ the history behind bodybuilding & the men of that time who started it all. Eugene sandow, as most of us know, is the grandfather of bodybuilding & who gave the name to the mr. olympia trophy. way before i came to AR, i researched the history of bodybuilding & went to this site thesandowmuseum.com. this site has great pics of victorian bodybuilders & wrestlers of the time w/ various unique physiques. since i have been on AR, i didn't see any mentioning anyhting about the men of this era so i figured i start up w/ some thoughts that i had going on in my mind. i dont think there were steroids back in that time & it just goes to show how dedicated & serious some of these men were & that all it took was eating right & pure weightlifting. imo, these men r what defines "all natural bodybuilders".some complain so much these days about diets failing, workouts not doing anything for us, etc... my belief is that we r forgetting alot about the 5 standard movements (bench press, dips, military pull ups, dead lifts, squats) which r the strong basics for building muscle, imo. what i am trying to achieve in this thread is for bro's to check out the website, read up on some history of each man, & give some feed back to what u think of these guys at that time & think about how much simpler things were, but look at how much was achieved w/o modern medicine. also, if u read up on Eugene Sandow's life & where he is buried might disapoint u, as it did me. Eugene Sandow's grave was unmarked, until 2002, by wishes of his wife or certain members of his family for some odd reason, & he got no recognition of who he was & what he was known for in his life, which i thought to be very dissapointing. i would like for anybody to open up the posts & give some input on this topic: what u think, if u know anything about the diet & workouts of the time, etc... this gives us a chance to draw some attention to an important time in this sport we all love & appreciate what we have today to work with & understand what little those gentleman had at that time & still achieved goals that even today, many of us can appreciate. "the look of desire".. the first 2 pics r of Eugene Sandow, 3rd is George Hackensmith who was a great wrestler, 4th & 5th is Frietsky & last is the original sandow trophy. take care guys, & happy hard training,
Last edited by BOBBY D; 11-14-2005 at 11:36 AM.
11-14-2005, 04:18 PM #2
damn that wrestler had some thick legs on him and the guy in the second pic had awsome biceps.
11-15-2005, 06:55 AM #3Originally Posted by johan
11-15-2005, 09:43 AM #4
his body looks something like a sculpture you would see in a museum.
11-15-2005, 11:27 AM #5Originally Posted by kaptainkeezy04
11-15-2005, 11:31 AM #6
what I think is most impressive with those first muscle pioners was that they had awsome strenght aswell.
11-15-2005, 01:53 PM #7Owner
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The body types are so different now-a-days
11-15-2005, 02:07 PM #8Originally Posted by johan
11-15-2005, 02:12 PM #9Originally Posted by system admin
11-15-2005, 02:33 PM #10
here r a few more pics of these interesting men.
11-15-2005, 02:46 PM #11Originally Posted by BOBBY D
11-17-2005, 06:53 AM #12Originally Posted by johan
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