Tuesday, January 7, 2014

35 Vintage Bodybuilding Photos


Admit it, you like vintages photos! Don't worry! We all do! 

There is something magical about going back in time and looking at the world when it used to be a lot less digitized and pictures had some kind of warmth that is hard to match today. 

For that reason IronGangsta.com presents 20 vintage photos of bodybuilders and weightlifters that should catch your attention. The collections contains pictures of both - female and male strength athletes in training and posing sessions. Enjoy.


Pudgy Stockton,
Image credit: http://gloriabrame.typepad.com

New York Circus Strong Woman; Image credit: http://www.klotzgallery.com;

Image credit: www.tumblr.com;

Image credit: http://indefenseoffit.tumblr.com/

Image credit: www.tumblr.com;

Pudgy Stockton,
Image credit: 
http://www.pinterest.com/mslizbennett/



Beach Hunks, 1930's, Image source: http://www.pinterest.com/bijouworld/


Sean Connery and friend; Image credit: http://www.pinterest.com/bluesfancy/

Image credit: girlmuseum.blogspot.co.uk

Photo by Christian Montone, via Flickr

Steve Reeves & Pudgy Stockton; Image credit: Ebay.com;
Ed Holovchik (aka Ed Fury), bodybuilder and Mr. Los Angeles contestant with model Jackie Coey -1953.
Image credit: 42ndblackwatch1881.wordpress.com;

photo by Christian Montone, via Flickr

Image credit: bodybuilder.ca;
Image credit: fitnessplusplus.com;

Image credit: www.vintag.es;

The strong man, Hans Luber, training in the gymnasium. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1940
Image credit: www.vintag.es;

A German athlete exercising at the Berlin Stadium.
(Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1935
Image credit: www.vintag.es;

Pudgy Stockton, 1946
photo by Cecil Charles
Image source: http://www.kinseyinstitute.org

Reg Lewis photographed by Russ Warner, 1950s.
Image credit: http://dtxmcclain.tumblr.com/;

Image credit: bodybuilding.com;

Since you are probably going to ask I might just as well tell you: some of those guys are not lifetime natural bodybuilders.

5 comments:

  1. Steve Reeves and Reg Lewis not natural?

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    1. I think the poster mean not taking any kind of drug or testosterone.

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    2. Also the guy with the woman in photo#29 (counting down from top) may not be natural.

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  2. Damn these girls have more muscles than me lol!
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3LGS6qx9Txg/UsxXG1VBCZI/AAAAAAAAC84/3mOa22DWcSo/s1600/IG_07-01-2014_VintageBodybuilding19.jpg
    I think I could pull this look if I diet better lol!

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