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Australia’s Muscle Beach by Peter Yates

Enjoy this fascinating look at Australia’s Muscle Beach by Peter Yates, HOPC Editor.
Photo Credit – State Library of New South Wales.

“From the 1930’s to the 1950’s Santa Monica California was home to the famed Muscle Beach. On any weekend the likes of  Jack La Lanne, Russ Saunders, George Redpath, Les and Pudgy Stockton, Bruce Connor, Harold Zinkin and a host of other body builder/fitness enthusiasts could be observed going through their well choreographed hand balancing routines. Much has been written about Muscle Beach and those who frequented it, many of them going on to shape the Health and Fitness industry in the U.S. A.”

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