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Aesthetic AND Strength

While looking at the thread:

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1478463&pageNo=0

I though it was very cool that they have competitions (uh, for men) that involve both aesthetics AND strength competitions. The thing was, they’re overseas…do they have these in the US?

[quote]powersavant wrote:
While looking at the thread:

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1478463&pageNo=0

I though it was very cool that they have competitions (uh, for men) that involve both aesthetics AND strength competitions. The thing was, they’re overseas…do they have these in the US?[/quote]

didn’t way back when bodybuilding contests have something like this(looks and Show of strength)…?

In the early days some contests required you to do well in weightlifting to qualify for a bodybuilding contest. Hoffman didn’t like the idea of basing something completely on appearance.

Here’s an article from 1957 by Hoffman that talks about athletic ability as part of physique contest judging:
http://www.musclememory.com/articles/physiqueRules.html