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Date: 09/11/13 11:59 AM

25 Responses to Bodybuilders Then And Now [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    Link: Bodybuilders Then And Now - Good gauge of when steroids were introduced
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    The vintage bodybuilders just looked like incredibly fit guys, not Transporter malfunctions.
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    Forplay2k Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    This was my hero, Jack LaLanne.



    Arnold wishes he will look this good at 87.

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    carmium Female 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    Good one, Jake! X-D
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    engruls06 Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    disgusting.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    So in summary: Muscles got bigger while penises got smaller.. I wonder why??
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    2nd pic in 1971, what.. the... fark...
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    @Forplay2k Jack LaLanne was a drating beast. Sure there may be many roided up "bodybuilders" but none of them could hope to match what LeLanne was.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    @korahn - agreed. You could look at the old time bb`s and admire the work that went in. Nowadays we watch to see a freak show.
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    Thonious Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    The icon: Jack Lalaine. No steroids, just healthy food, the right strategy, and the necessary effort.

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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    September 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm
    So, yeah, I decided to look up when anabolic steroids were invented and when they first began being used for non-medical reasons. They were invented in the 30`s and used on men who were unable to produce enough testosterone and then used during WW2 to treat malnourished soldiers and enhance performance. After the war, athletes began using them to give them an edge in competitions. And now you know.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm
    Jack LaLanne was the man. Died at the age of 94 and was still kicking ass, fitness-wise and like you said - nothing but healthy food and hard work.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Jack Lalanne posed nude before he was famous.
    Not a bad kielbasa.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm
    It`s not just steroids. It`s also increased knowledge of nutrition (including supplements to optimise nutrition) and increased interest resulting in a bigger potential base of competitors. I think that`s probably a bigger factor than is often thought, because biology places a limit on muscularity that isn`t necessarily the same for everyone. I`d be interested in what Ronnie Coleman`s natural level of myostatin is - I`d bet it`s much lower than average.

    Many people are very quick to assume steroid use and to think of steroids as some kind of magic muscle potion, like Popeye`s spinach.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    Hmm...odd things are happening with punctuation.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    Well, that`s odd.
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    I`ll bet the old dudes were stronger.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Older ones are better. The modern bodybuilder looks over-inflated to me. Their egos are definitely over-inflated.

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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    632 posts
    September 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    What about WSM where steroids are strictly banned?
    They may not look as cut as body builders(because they focus on utility not look) but they`re just as big if not bigger.
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    draino123 Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm
    is that last dude kevin hart?
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    I`ll bet the old dudes were stronger.

    They were, because the muscles were real and only came from strength training. No `roids other crap just to make them look good. Those guys would beat the living hell out of today`s bodybuilders without working up a sweat.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm
    The older ones had nicer bodies... but of the bigger generation, I can see why Arnie won Mr Universe etc, to me that`s as big as someone can be without appearing freakish.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 7:15 am
    They were, because the muscles were real and only came from strength training. No `roids other crap just to make them look good.

    OK...please explain to me how modern muscles are fake. Synthol, yes, that`s fake, but that`s not muscle.

    Also, while we`re on the subject of steroids, please explain how steroids create all this fake muscle you`re talking about, without any exercise.

    Which leads me to the next question - how do you think that all bodybuilders are getting away with using fake weights to exercise their fake muscles in their fake gyms? The weights are made from polystyrene and nobody ever notices or says anything? That conspiracy belief seems rather implausible to me.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    The older ones had nicer bodies... but of the bigger generation, I can see why Arnie won Mr Universe etc, to me that`s as big as someone can be without appearing freakish.

    The difference isn`t as extreme as pictures like these make it out to be. The same bodybuilder will look quite different in daily life to how they look pumped up, oiled and posing on a well lit stage. So a realistic comparison would have to be done under the same circumstances.

    I think that the biggest bodybuiders today are over the top, cartoonish figures when competing (I initially assumed that the pics of Ronnie Coleman that I saw were fakes done as caricatures of bodybuilding), but this set of pictures exaggerates the difference.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    September 13, 2013 at 6:55 am
    Jack LaLanne...sigh...

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