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5 minutes ago, Kazza61 said:

He's done all the strength sports at an elite level. Even now he's he's top level masters in CrossFit. There's a great recent interview with him on Big Loz's YouTube channel - definitely worth a watch. 

It may have been what I watched but I don’t remember the full details. I do think he’s one of those that has enjoyed doing the different disciplines unlike many who did it purely for gain. 

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11 minutes ago, BLUE(UK) said:

It may have been what I watched but I don’t remember the full details. I do think he’s one of those that has enjoyed doing the different disciplines unlike many who did it purely for gain. 

He worked in the prison service as PT throughout most of his sporting career. 

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2 minutes ago, PSevens2017 said:

Just lol at how immense he looks. His pecs are like armour. Had a great look did, Nubret. Him, Zane and Arnold will always be my top 3. Old school & sticking to the basics. 

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From my understanding  Serg maintained that physique all the way up to 72years of age when he died  . True warrior . Gotta agree on zane , you just don’t see physiques like that these days 

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2 hours ago, gymaddict1986 said:

From my understanding  Serg maintained that physique all the way up to 72years of age when he died  . True warrior . Gotta agree on zane , you just don’t see physiques like that these days 

 

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28 minutes ago, gymaddict1986 said:

Slightly off with the age . Still pretty awesome tho . 

 

26 minutes ago, BLUE(UK) said:

Some immense genetics to manage that. 

I saw him guest pose at his peak and he was incredible. I also met him a few months before he died. He was was quiet and subdued but seemed a genuinely nice guy. He shook my hand And I couldn’t get over how massive his hands were. In his earlier days he was a bit of rebel and wouldn’t play the IFBB game preferring to compete wherever he wanted. He should have been a Mr Olympia for certain but having done some porn back in France (his home country) Joe Weider was never going to let that happen. He was effectively airbrushed out of Pumping Iron and whilst the film makes it seems as it was Arnold and Louie down to the wire, it was actually Serge who came second. There was a nice bit in the Pumping Iron book discussing the Olympia taking place in Pretoria South Africa whilst apartheid was still very much in place. Just to piss off the authorities Serge turned up with a white girlfriend. He died after being in a coma for a while and some members of the family cried foul play but there was no evidence of that as far as the police were concerned. He was though, a real legend of the sport.

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17 minutes ago, Kazza61 said:

 

I saw him guest pose at his peak and he was incredible. I also met him a few months before he died. He was was quiet and subdued but seemed a genuinely nice guy. He shook my hand And I couldn’t get over how massive his hands were. In his earlier days he was a bit of rebel and wouldn’t play the IFBB game preferring to compete wherever he wanted. He should have been a Mr Olympia for certain but having done some porn back in France (his home country) Joe Weider was never going to let that happen. He was effectively airbrushed out of Pumping Iron and whilst the film makes it seems as it was Arnold and Louie down to the wire, it was actually Serge who came second. There was a nice bit in the Pumping Iron book discussing the Olympia taking place in Pretoria South Africa whilst apartheid was still very much in place. Just to piss off the authorities Serge turned up with a white girlfriend. He died after being in a coma for a while and some members of the family cried foul play but there was no evidence of that as far as the police were concerned. He was though, a real legend of the sport.

Thanks for sharing this, I always enjoy reading things like this. Fair play to Serge for doing his own thing rather than dancing to tune certain people played. 

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23 minutes ago, Kazza61 said:

 

I saw him guest pose at his peak and he was incredible. I also met him a few months before he died. He was was quiet and subdued but seemed a genuinely nice guy. He shook my hand And I couldn’t get over how massive his hands were. In his earlier days he was a bit of rebel and wouldn’t play the IFBB game preferring to compete wherever he wanted. He should have been a Mr Olympia for certain but having done some porn back in France (his home country) Joe Weider was never going to let that happen. He was effectively airbrushed out of Pumping Iron and whilst the film makes it seems as it was Arnold and Louie down to the wire, it was actually Serge who came second. There was a nice bit in the Pumping Iron book discussing the Olympia taking place in Pretoria South Africa whilst apartheid was still very much in place. Just to piss off the authorities Serge turned up with a white girlfriend. He died after being in a coma for a while and some members of the family cried foul play but there was no evidence of that as far as the police were concerned. He was though, a real legend of the sport.

Some good info that . I never knew that about pumping iron at all . Thanks for sharing 

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Not many realise it but whether bodybuilder or Strongman, we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Eugen Sandow for popularising the sports we love and bringing them (just about) into the spotlight. As well as being a Strongman, he popularised the art of muscular display and in the early 1900’s was as popular and well-known as Arnold Schwarzenegger would be later in the century. He put his name to many products and businesses and had a chain of gymnasiums across the country. He also organised the first bodybuilding contest as we would recognise it. One of the head judges was Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle (the Sherlock Holmes author). He published numerous books and physical culture magazines. He’s a very interesting fella to both read about and read the stuff he wrote about getting strong and building muscle. One of the big London museums actually has a full bronze cast of him but it never gets displayed. He was a bit of a playboy and likely gay. Legend has it he died whilst holding up his car to have its wheel changed. He most likely died of syphilis which was very prevalent in those days. His family wanted nothing to do with him after his death and wouldn’t even allow a headstone on his grave. Luckily a grandson was more accommodating and there is now a nice memorial.

Eugen Sandow: The man with the perfect body http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19977415

 

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3 hours ago, Kazza61 said:

 

I saw him guest pose at his peak and he was incredible. I also met him a few months before he died. He was was quiet and subdued but seemed a genuinely nice guy. He shook my hand And I couldn’t get over how massive his hands were. In his earlier days he was a bit of rebel and wouldn’t play the IFBB game preferring to compete wherever he wanted. He should have been a Mr Olympia for certain but having done some porn back in France (his home country) Joe Weider was never going to let that happen. He was effectively airbrushed out of Pumping Iron and whilst the film makes it seems as it was Arnold and Louie down to the wire, it was actually Serge who came second. There was a nice bit in the Pumping Iron book discussing the Olympia taking place in Pretoria South Africa whilst apartheid was still very much in place. Just to piss off the authorities Serge turned up with a white girlfriend. He died after being in a coma for a while and some members of the family cried foul play but there was no evidence of that as far as the police were concerned. He was though, a real legend of the sport.

The more I learn about weider, the more he comes across as a prik....rip

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2 hours ago, Kazza61 said:

Not many realise it but whether bodybuilder or Strongman, we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Eugen Sandow for popularising the sports we love and bringing them (just about) into the spotlight. As well as being a Strongman, he popularised the art of muscular display and in the early 1900’s was as popular and well-known as Arnold Schwarzenegger would be later in the century. He put his name to many products and businesses and had a chain of gymnasiums across the country. He also organised the first bodybuilding contest as we would recognise it. One of the head judges was Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle (the Sherlock Holmes author). He published numerous books and physical culture magazines. He’s a very interesting fella to both read about and read the stuff he wrote about getting strong and building muscle. One of the big London museums actually has a full bronze cast of him but it never gets displayed. He was a bit of a playboy and likely gay. Legend has it he died whilst holding up his car to have its wheel changed. He most likely died of syphilis which was very prevalent in those days. His family wanted nothing to do with him after his death and wouldn’t even allow a headstone on his grave. Luckily a grandson was more accommodating and there is now a nice memorial.

Eugen Sandow: The man with the perfect body http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19977415

 

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Impressive for he’s time .considering the lack of knowledge back in those days of nutrition and exercise I would have thought . I mean this equipment come out after he had passed . Quite comical to say the least . This was the 30s and 40s supposedly .eugen died in the 1920s I believe 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, gymaddict1986 said:

Impressive for he’s time .considering the lack of knowledge back in those days of nutrition and exercise I would have thought . I mean this equipment come out after he had passed . Quite comical 

 

 

It came back in the 21st century as the shake weight 

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5 minutes ago, Cronus said:

It came back in the 21st century as the shake weight 

Hahaha yes I have seen those . Cant take anyone who uses them seriously . Utterly ridiculous to watch  

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4 hours ago, gymaddict1986 said:

Impressive for he’s time .considering the lack of knowledge back in those days of nutrition and exercise I would have thought . I mean this equipment come out after he had passed . Quite comical to say the least . This was the 30s and 40s supposedly .eugen died in the 1920s I believe 

 

 

Exactly mate. Main reason why I prefer the endeavours/physiques of the earlier years. Plus, they don’t look ridiculously huge like many after them 

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7 hours ago, Kazza61 said:

 

I saw him guest pose at his peak and he was incredible. I also met him a few months before he died. He was was quiet and subdued but seemed a genuinely nice guy. He shook my hand And I couldn’t get over how massive his hands were. In his earlier days he was a bit of rebel and wouldn’t play the IFBB game preferring to compete wherever he wanted. He should have been a Mr Olympia for certain but having done some porn back in France (his home country) Joe Weider was never going to let that happen. He was effectively airbrushed out of Pumping Iron and whilst the film makes it seems as it was Arnold and Louie down to the wire, it was actually Serge who came second. There was a nice bit in the Pumping Iron book discussing the Olympia taking place in Pretoria South Africa whilst apartheid was still very much in place. Just to piss off the authorities Serge turned up with a white girlfriend. He died after being in a coma for a while and some members of the family cried foul play but there was no evidence of that as far as the police were concerned. He was though, a real legend of the sport.

Cheers for the story, Kazza. Love hearing stuff like this. 

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