Monday, March 28, 2011

Christian Gomba

In "Subway" (1985, starring Christopher Lambert and Isabelle Adjani), French bodybuilder Christian Gomba plays a 250 lbs bodybuilder who lives in the sewerage of Paris, works out all day long with fitness tools made of junk and breaks handcuffs with his mere hands - I know, such a cliché. Still very nice to watch.

80's Muscle Squad

Alfred Krautgartner

Friday, March 18, 2011

Amateur bodybuilder David Orlando

Here's two videos that are too good to be true:

First amateur bodybuilder David Orlando working out with Lee Haney.

And awesome it is.

Leopard print leggins are such an 80's stereotype that I always find it delightful to see photos/video footage of people actually wearing them.

Then there's this Muscle Magazine profile of David from the late 80's.

We get to meet David's mom, dad and doberman, we see him sweating in his New Jersey basement gym and OMG has he been shopping for clothes at this brand?!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Speed lines

speed lines

That fitness tool looks like they got it from the arcades. Is that an early Atari game on the monitor?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Venice Beach, 1989.

Aaron Baker

Ok, Aaron Baker had his prime time in the 90's, but his style definitely derives from the 80's. Need evidence?
LOVE that earring!! SOOO New Romantic!
WOW! Just wow. That hairstyle, those dungarees... It's so cool to see that NEW WAVE style on a muscle man. Aaron's hairdo bears a striking resemblance to Mike Score from A Flock Of Seagulls:

Would be interesting to know what kind of music Aaron listened to back in the 80's.

Here's some guessing:

BTW not only is Aaron Baker an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and the Heavyweight and Overall Champion of the 1990 NPC USA Championships, but he was also a professional wrestler:

His trademark manoeuvre was the Mexican Power Bomb...

Aaron's wrestling career probably explains his thing for flamboyant outfits and appearances:
"Anybody called for the Musclebeach Gladiator Angel Of The Apocalypse ®? No? Sorry, my mistake..."

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spandex OD

"Power Up!" Classic bodybuilder Ron Love. P.S.: LOVING the pink weightlifting belt on the bottom of the photo! Would love even more to see him wearing it.

On the far right: the very handsome and still in shape Gary Strydom

Thank you, Shawn Ray, for sporting pink zebra tights back in the days. You guys were awesome. Simply awesome.