10/15/12

Let's Get Physical #12: 1980s Muscle Mags


Yes! That's what I'm talking about.  A hot 80s chick, a roided up dude in a Speedo, and a freaking lion! It doesn't get much better than this for pure narcissistic pathos. We've covered muscle magazines before, but those were mostly from the early days.  The truly maniacal vanity didn't come to its glorious fruition until the eighties.  Ah, sweet sweet vainglory.  The 80s were ground zero for overt self-worship, and nowhere is it more pronounced than in these old muscle mags. Enjoy!



17 comments:

  1. ...and I ate three cookies and killed half a cup of coffee--with cream--while reading this.

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  2. Traci Lords! Woooooooooo!!!1

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    1. Don't forget The Firm Workout series leading from Susan Harris to Jayne Poteet

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  3. Cory Everson won Ms Olympia in '84 and '85, but that sure looks like Rachel McLish on that April 85 cover. Wow.

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  4. Kris Alexander looks totally hot in that pic... this was when she was just built and not a steroid freak who grew a penis later on...
    Also, 16th from the top in the pink tights it's Patty Appolonia Kotero.

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  5. Mr February 1989 appears to have shaved testicles residing on his Right bicep

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  6. I am reminded of Bill Murray in Ghostbusters -

    "yes it's true. These men have no dicks....."

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    1. But those chicks from the 80s sure have bodies when wearing Fitness Spandex

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  7. The porn star 'stache was in full effect on some of these

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  8. I'm surprised you don't have a muscle mag cover with Joe Piscopo!

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    1. Moe HowardAugust 22, 2014

      Them fitness Magazines that Weider fella made look great to read

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    2. Curly HowardAugust 22, 2014

      Clark Gable still ain't bad to look at Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk! x2

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    3. Larry FineAugust 22, 2014

      The 2nd fitness magazine from 1985 ain't bad to read either, I wish Rita Hayworth wore that pink & black leotard Sherilyn Wolter wore. I wonder how long General Hospital's been on the air

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  9. Sherilyn Wolter's fitness outfit makes me wet myself

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  10. The women sure do have the bodies for the spandex they wear

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