A Brief History of Muscle Training

The beginnings of bodybuilding in Europe in the late 19th century are associated with the invention of photographic apparatus, which is then transferred to a world audience the shocking images of muscular men. The first famous bodybuilder Eugene Sandow (born Friedrich Müller 1867), began his career under the patronage of Oscarda Attila (Louis Durlacher born 1844), then a professional strongman. Oscard Attila wanted to convert Sandow sports figure in the body of a bodybuilder. Sandow attended Attilias training school in Brussels. Then he used weights with balls at the ends, in which he poured sand and thus determined the weight. Sandow was later invented and popularized the different exercise equipment…

With Sandow, bodybuilding was born. 1898th when he began to publish Journal of Physical Culture (later Sandow’s Magazine of Physical Culture), was one of the most famous living people. He appeared on postage stamps, often wearing only a fig leaf imitation. At first demonstrated the power with lifting weights on the stage. Later he had to just turn up on stage and let the audience witness his figure. Publishing industry, competition, equipment for training, and child Sandow helped to build a small business empire. Until his death in 1925 Sandow was a pioneer in many things that still make bodybuilding a profitable venture…

Two big names in bodybuilding at the beginning of the twentieth century were Bernarrd Macfadden and Charles Atlas. Macfadden, an American who moved to England to promote his device for the chest (chest expander) was founded 1898 Journal of Physical Development to try to explain the broad masses of his philosophy of exercise. His greatest achievement was the contest “The Most Perfectly Developed Man in America” in which won Angelo Siciliano, Italian immigrant who gained fame as the “Charles Atlas.”

Between 1930 and 1940 Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California becomes the Mecca of bodybuilding, place where bodybuilders are starting to gather over the summer and compete with his strongman points before the astonished audience. One of the leading star of Muscle Beach were: Jack La Lanna, later, TV fitness expert (J juicer!) Joe Gold (founder of Gold’s Gym), Harold Zinkin, the inventor of the Universal Gym, then most used equipment for training, and John Grimek, Mr. America 1940 and 1941. When Muscle Beach closed in 1950, the U.S. west coast was still the destination for bodybuilders from around the world —- now in Venice Beach, California, site of the first Gold’s Gym, which even today remains the first choice for many bodybuilders eager for fame and success in December bodybuilding world…

Davor Pecci

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