Monday, June 27, 2011

Peter Hensel

Peter Hensel posing @ FIBO fitness & bodybuilding fair in Cologne, 1987. As an East-German "Kulturistik"-Champion (1983) he was apparently allowed to travel outside GDR to take part in Western sport events. I didn't even know there were bodybuilding contests in East Germany in the early 80's as body shaping was considered a sign of "Western decadence". They didn't even have public gyms; you could only train in a weight room if you were a member in a state-run sports club. Some people built their own weights (cans filled with sand, car tires) in order to train.

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