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Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:04 pm
by peter yates
Hi Danny, thanks for this.Cannot think of anyone better.
Regards, Peter.

Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:05 am
by DannyBoy
HOPC Facebook post:

David Prowse is pictured here as the Strongman in the 1972 Hammer Film Productions film 'Vampire Circus'. Prior to his acting career, Prowse was a bodybuilder and 3-time British Heavyweight Weightlifting Champion. Prowse's other notable film roles include playing the Monster in 'The Horror of Frankenstein' (1970) & 'Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell' (1974) (both also produced by Hammer Films), Julian in 'A Clockwork Orange' (1971), and most famously Darth Vader in 'Star Wars' (1977), 'The Empire Strikes Back' (1980) & 'Return of the Jedi' (1983).

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Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:05 am
by DannyBoy
HOPC Facebook post:

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rick Wayne, Franco Columbu, Dave Draper, Chuck Collras & Frank Zane circa 1970.

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Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:05 am
by DannyBoy
HOPC Facebook post:

Charismatic French bodybuilder Robert Duranton (Spetember 11, 1926 - February 9, 2005) notably won the Mr. France contest 4 times consecutively from 1948 to 1951 as well as placed 2nd in the Tall Class at the 1951 NABBA Mr. Universe to Overall winner Reg Park. After his competitive bodybuilding days, Duranton later tried his hand at professional wrestling and had a career which lasted some 20 years from the early 1950s until the early 1970s.

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Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:09 am
by peter yates
Thanks Danny,
Duranton had that carved, classical look so favored by the Europeans at that time.Of course Europe was still suffering from massive deprivation and food shortages, so even if desired building the type of bulk becoming popular in the USA at the time was not an easy task anyway.He was often featured in H&S magazine even long after he had finished competing such was his appeal.
Regards, Peter.

Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:28 pm
by colinkbell
Thanks Danny. That is one fine set of abs!
Colin

Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:55 pm
by heroolympus
Friends!
I want to give you three photos, these are photographs from the book "Heavy Athletics" from Ivan Lebedev, as we call it "Uncle Vanya". In his book, Ivan in detail and clearly tells about the Russian athletes and foreigners. So on one of these photos depicts the power feats that the strong men showed earlier.

Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:11 am
by colinkbell
Thanks, very interesting! Picture no 10 looks scary!
Colin

Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:03 pm
by DannyBoy
peter yates wrote:Thanks Danny,
Duranton had that carved, classical look so favored by the Europeans at that time.Of course Europe was still suffering from massive deprivation and food shortages, so even if desired building the type of bulk becoming popular in the USA at the time was not an easy task anyway.He was often featured in H&S magazine even long after he had finished competing such was his appeal.
Regards, Peter.
Yeah, I think Robert Duranton was a prime example of the classic Apollonian physique.

Re: The Physical Culture & Iron Game Picture Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:49 pm
by sticksb
DannyBoy wrote:
peter yates wrote:Thanks Danny,
Duranton had that carved, classical look so favored by the Europeans at that time.Of course Europe was still suffering from massive deprivation and food shortages, so even if desired building the type of bulk becoming popular in the USA at the time was not an easy task anyway.He was often featured in H&S magazine even long after he had finished competing such was his appeal.
Regards, Peter.
Yeah, I think Robert Duranton was a prime example of the classic Apollonian physique.
Agree with that .
Perfect proportions and classic statue poses . Years ago I took a friend of mine to a bodybuilding show (regional).
She was an art major at Syracuse University . " What do you think ?" I asked her ." For the most part they look like
a bunch of body parts stuck together. No grace . No flow . Despite the bulging muscles there seemed no athletic
grace to most of the physiques displayed ". I think if Duranton or Clancy Ross were on that stage it might have
changed her mind . The Europeans through the 80s found that happy balance along with the Zanes and Baldwins
of the bodybuilding world.