Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

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Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by Tom K » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:20 am

1950 universe class 2.jpg
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Quite a few life time lifters in this line up.

Then there's John Lees. Lifting just about 2 years and beats Hiedenstam, who won his first competition back in 1936! Oscar had also been a very accomplished athlete and sportsman before.

So a guy lifting for 2 years beats a man lifting for over 15 years at least, probably longer.

Lees went on to become a heavy weight, finally winning Mr universe in 1957. But even he looked small next to Reg Park.

I really think this picture sums up natural lifting in so many ways!

Also, from this angle- I think Reub Martin should have placed higher, and Oscar had great legs and calves!

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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by peter yates » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:03 am

Hi Tom,
always liked this photo.While John had a great shoulder width, Rueb was even wider which would have shown if they were both facing forward. At this stage John was light in the leg department, while Oscar tops the line up for legs.And yes this is what bodybuilders were aiming for in the 50s in the UK and it was for many attainable without drugs.
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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by Tom K » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:09 am

Do we know what bodyweight these guys were at?

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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by 28kgKB » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:13 pm

For those of us who are uninformed can someone state, from left to right, who each of these gentlemen are.

I believe Sean Connery was also at that contest or maybe a year or two afterwards. Many don't know that "James Bond" had done a bit of bodybuilding in his younger days prior to getting famous.

J

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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by Tom K » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:17 pm

The names of the men are at the bottom of the photo, from left to right

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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by sticksb » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:56 pm

Tom K wrote:Do we know what bodyweight these guys were at?
Pure guess is 175- low 200s . Lees got heavier later on (around 220#) I believe .

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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by 28kgKB » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:32 pm

28kgKB wrote:For those of us who are uninformed can someone state, from left to right, who each of these gentlemen are.

I believe Sean Connery was also at that contest or maybe a year or two afterwards. Many don't know that "James Bond" had done a bit of bodybuilding in his younger days prior to getting famous.

J
Sean Connery did indeed compete as a bodybuilder in 1953 at the Mr. Universe contest.

J

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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by raynobile » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:32 am

not being pedantic but sean connery did not compete in the 1953 nabba universe.it was tom connery who competed then.sean came later when toms acting carreer began to be a sucess.tom hailed from bonnie scotland.i have tried for years to find his earlier contest results.without sucess.he must have won the mr scotland and placed highly in the mr britain in order to qualify for the universe.sean much later in life, even after james bond,was asked about the universe he c ompeted in his reply was that he couldnt remember much,but a black guy won.that was bill pearl :lol:

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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by peter yates » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:32 am

Priceless. :lol:
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Re: Natural lifting- summed up in one picture

Post by colinkbell » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:39 am

Class picture!
" Strengthen ye the weak hands and confirm the feeble knees" Isaiah 35 v3

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