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April 13, 2011

Vintage Photos of a Young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1970s

Arnold Schwarzenegger is considered among the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding, and his legacy is commemorated in the Arnold Classic annual bodybuilding competition. He has remained a prominent face in bodybuilding long after his retirement, in part because of his ownership of gyms and fitness magazines. He has presided over numerous contests and awards shows.

Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, remaining a prominent presence in bodybuilding and writing many books and articles on the sport. The Arnold Sports Festival, considered one of the best professional bodybuilding competitions in recent years, is named after him. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest bodybuilders of all-time as well as that sport's most charismatic ambassador.

Below are some of interesting vintage photos of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1970s.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime with a wig-wearin' female friend, circa 1970s.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1977. Photo by Andy Warhol.

Bodybuilding legends: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbo.

Franco Columbo and Arnold Schwarzenegger before facing off-- can you feel the tension?

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes the 1975 Mr. Olympia title, with Lou Ferrigno placing third.

Arnold Schwarzenegger winning the 1975 Mr. Olympia title.

Arnold Schwarzenegger training for a culturisme championship, 1977. A five-time Mr Universe and a seven-time Mr Olympia winner.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Jones, 1977.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Heffner, and Wilt Chamberlain –the ultimate trifecta.

(via The Selvedge Yard)



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