Sunday, May 24, 2020

Bodybuilding, History (Part 1) :

Bodybuilding is the intensive growth of muscle by cutting down on fats and rigorous exercise. Some of the most popular bodybuilders are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Reg Park, and a four time Mr Olympia winner Jay Cutler.
Eugen Sandow - The father of modern bodybuilding, was the first who displayed his physique to a large number of audience. In those days bodies were displayed to communicate their strength. The audience response was so great that there was a musical film made inspired by Eugen Sandow. Whose role was played y Nat Pendleton.

The New York City - Madison Square Garden witnessed large scale bodybuilding competition on 16 Jan 1904. Al Treloar was declared the winner and was given $1000 as the cash prize. Two weeks later, a film was made on him by Thomas Edison.

World Bodybuilding Federation, in 1990 was created by Vince McMahon. Many of the IIFB stars were employed, but the venture never made it large. Due to the less money generated by it, McMahon was forced to put an end to it after two years, in 1992. The reason for their failure was also that due to the less number of people, repeated competitions took place, and soon interest was lost. Most of the times, it was won by Gary Strydom.

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