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Long gone are the days of the "classic" bodybuilding look - Wide shoulders, big arms, tiny waist, athletic legs, oozing health and vitality. Serge Nubret and Arnold (pictured above) was a prime example of this. The classic, flowing lines have vanished and sadly, possibly never to be seen again. From the mid '90's onwards, the sport of bodybuilding took a dive and plunged into a state of mass, belly freaks! Blame the drugs, the judges, the bodybuilders themselves, whomever...bodybuilding unfortunately became and has become a freak show for the wrong reasons. No wonder it's not an Olympic sport
* Strength Oldschool was given permission to publish this article by Magnus. Much has been written about Mike Mentzer (1951 - 2001) over the years. Even now, ten years after he and his brother Ray (1953 - 2001) died, he still gets quoted, misquoted and has many fans and foes debating the efficacy of his “Heavy Duty” training system. Added to all the above is a hefty archive of Mike’s own books, videos and magazine articles – he loved to write and unlike most bodybuilders articles these were all his own works, no ghost writers involved!
This photograph taken by Robert Nailon, in 1974 at Coogee Gym, Sydney, Australia, is simply incredible. If I remember correctly, I believe the photo was taken by Robert pointing his camera towards a mirror and snapping Arnold's reflected image. Arnold's mass, especially in the arms looked tremendously thick back in 1974. In the words of bodybuilder Ken Waller, Arnold was becoming FREAKY! To purchase this photograph and more from Photographer Robert Nailon, click here.