THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING

The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING

Nobody had imagined that what started at the Muscle Beach in Venice California in 1950 would go on to become a revolution in the sport of bodybuilding. Decades later, we call it the Golden Age of Bodybuilding. Back then there were less supplements, more heart. Fewer excuses, longer workout hours. Less talk, more sweat. This resulted in the rise of the greatest bodybuilders the world would ever see. Here are 38 photos from the ”Golden Era of Bodybuilding”.


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

A vintage shot of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, photographed during the 1960’s!


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

“I’ve always looked upon bodybuilding as an art form. Instead of working with clay, my art is the sculpting of flesh.” – Lee Labrada


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Steve Reeves


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Master of Aesthetics: Bob Paris


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Two champions. Two friends. Arnold Schwarzenegger & Franco Columbu.


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Franco Columbu & Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Mike Mentzer & Joe Weider


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Bodybuilding is not only a sport but first an ART. – Serge Nubret


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Arnold Schwarzenegger vs Sergio Oliva Mr Olympia 1972


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Franco Columbu


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Serge Nubret


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Franco Columbu, Arnold Schwarzenegger & Jim Haislop


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Franco Columbu, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane & Lou Ferrigno


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Serge Nubret


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Serge Nubret


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Bob Paris


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

This is a man who’s been considered one of the greatest posers ever, and his name is Ed Corney! This classic shot of Corney was taken at the 1975 Olympia in Pretoria, South Africa!


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Franco Columbu & Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Larry Scott


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Serge Nubret, Franco Columbu & Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Franco Columbu, Jusup Wilkosz & Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Tom Platz & Lou Ferrigno


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Lou Ferrigno


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Bob Paris


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Lou Ferrigno


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Franco Columbu “The Sardinian Strongman”


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Schwarzenegger and Columbu were friendly bodybuilding rivals


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Don Ross and Serge Nubret


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Franco Columbu, Frank Zane, Lou Ferrigno & Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I’d hate that.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Jusup Wilkosz, Reid Schindle & Mike Mentzer


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

Robby Robinson, Joe Weider & Lou Ferrigno


The Golden Era Of Bodybuilders, THE GOLD ERA OF BODYBUILDERS: 38 PHOTOS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BODYBUILDING, BODYFIT

“Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” – Frank Zane


Final Thoughts

The reason why the bodybuilders of the Golden Era are still admired to this day is because their overall shape and their attention to detail were right on point, which captivated the attention of the inspired and others that supported the sport. Most of all, they invested their time and effort in the work that needed to be done in order to attain what they dreamed of having. Their actions have made The Golden Era recognizable. Those years are and will continue to be unforgettable.


 

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