Body as Art

On February 25, 1976, hundreds of fans gathered at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Although art is enjoyed by many, these fans came to gaze at three of the biggest names in bodybuilding at that time, Frank Zane, Ed Corney, and Arnold Schwarzenegger who had one his final Mr. Olympia … Continue reading Body as Art

A Statue of Sandow?

Eugen Sandow began his career as a vaudeville strongman to then create his own niche in on-stage physique displays, now known as bodybuilding. Proud of his developed physique and his ability to pose like a statue, Eugen Sandow made most of his money by flaunting his Greek ideal physique on stages, while adding, here and … Continue reading A Statue of Sandow?

Anthropometry; “You’ll Never be as big as your Pump”

A ‘normal’ occurrence among most serious gym-goers is comparing ourselves to a higher being (professional bodybuilders, movie stars, bikini models, etc.) or to the people around us. Doing so does not entail perversion, far from it. It simply means that you have entrenched yourself into the healthy, or at times detrimental, practice of building your … Continue reading Anthropometry; “You’ll Never be as big as your Pump”