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Old 05-31-2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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Cool 220 Pound Weakling

Sometime in the dim past, maybe in the days of Grimek, Reeves and Parkómaybe earlieróthe Phrase:

"220 Pound Muscle Man"

Was supposed to be the Ideal that every young Bodybuilder/Weight Trainer aspired to.

{I know this from coming across the Phrase a few times in Old Muscle Building Books.}

In the Modern Day, (70s and 80sóWe're living in the "Post-Modern Age" nowadays...)

I've heard Bodybuilders or Bodybuilder wannabees referred to as:

"220 Pound Weaklings"

{Which is also a play on Charles Atlas' "90 Pound Weakling."}

Meaning that it is ridicule worthy that a man would rather look like Steve Reeves (a good example of a 220 pound physique) than to be a 275 Pound Powerlifter with a 1100 Pound Greater Total for the Powerlifts.

I have nothing against Bodybuilders, but I laughed at how the Old Phrase had been turned on its ear.

Was this local slang? Or have y'all heard (or used) the expression?


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