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FightingScott
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He looks OK. Bill Pearl kicked his ass. Maybe it's because Connery trained to failure?

http://www.seanconnery.com/bio...

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That's something not many people know.

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FightingScott wrote:
He looks OK. Bill Pearl kicked his ass. Maybe it's because Connery trained to failure?

Sean said he came out of the military pretty "fit"
and decided to pursue it a bit (publicity didnt hurt)...You could do that sort of thing back then...Here he beez'...

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undeadlift wrote:
That's something not many people know.


And the full shot of the one used in the webpage....

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dez6485
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is he the 4th one from the left or the 5th?

too bad "jacked" nowadays wasnt still the 1st and 2nd guys from the left...

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fairbairn
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How come Sean Connery isn't listed here:

http://www.musclememory.com/...ABBA&y=1950

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robo1
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because it's the wrong year. 1953 was the date of the contest

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Zap Branigan
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robo1 wrote:
because it's the wrong year. 1953 was the date of the contest


http://www.musclememory.com/...ABBA&y=1953

Shows him in 6th place.

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FightingScott
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Does anyone else think it would be fair to say that Connery didn't even seriously work out with weights to get in this contest?

With good genetics, some time spent dicking around with a 100lb weight set, and some not-very-intense bodyweight stuff his physique could be achieved with very little effort.

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He is the 4th from the left.

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FightingScott wrote:
Does anyone else think it would be fair to say that Connery didn't even seriously work out with weights to get in this contest?

With good genetics, some time spent dicking around with a 100lb weight set, and some not-very-intense bodyweight stuff his physique could be achieved with very little effort.


I wouldn't say very little effort. I am sure he ran hard and pushed himself a bit.

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Zap Branigan wrote:
FightingScott wrote:
Does anyone else think it would be fair to say that Connery didn't even seriously work out with weights to get in this contest?

With good genetics, some time spent dicking around with a 100lb weight set, and some not-very-intense bodyweight stuff his physique could be achieved with very little effort.

I wouldn't say very little effort. I am sure he ran hard and pushed himself a bit.


In comparison to what you'd need to do even to seriously get up on stage for any competition these days. He probably didn't think about macro-nutrients at all or lift weights so heavy his face goes red, all the veins in his neck pop out, and his eyes turn into red, demon eyes. I'm sure he made some effort. Just not much.

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Dont forget the height factor, guys! Sean is a tall man and it's no secret how difficult it is to mass up that type of frame, especially for an onstage visual comparison (and again, he was recentky "de-mobbed" from the military). He must have been quite impressive in person, I'm sure a ton of friends were telling him "you look as good or better than those lot"...

If you look at him in the film "Dr. No", especially in the beach scenes with beautiful Ursula Andress (a tall woman) Sean's lookin' "above average buff", even by todays standards, but no Steve Reeves (both were disgustingly handsome bastards though, Sean had the vocal skills & talent going for him over Reeves, whose real voice was a bit "Mike Tysonish")...

FightingScott wrote:
Zap Branigan wrote:
FightingScott wrote:
Does anyone else think it would be fair to say that Connery didn't even seriously work out with weights to get in this contest?

With good genetics, some time spent dicking around with a 100lb weight set, and some not-very-intense bodyweight stuff his physique could be achieved with very little effort.

I wouldn't say very little effort. I am sure he ran hard and pushed himself a bit.

In comparison to what you'd need to do even to seriously get up on stage for any competition these days. He probably didn't think about macro-nutrients at all or lift weights so heavy his face goes red, all the veins in his neck pop out, and his eyes turn into red, demon eyes. I'm sure he made some effort. Just not much.


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dez6485 wrote:
is he the 4th one from the left or the 5th?

too bad "jacked" nowadays wasnt still the 1st and 2nd guys from the left...


Those two dudes clearly look more like they were doing more traditional ironwork by their builds alright. Don't forget, the "20 inch arms barrier" was just being broken by Leroy Colbert. Cats like Nubret, Zabo and Gironda stood out because of how shredded they looked in comparison back then IMHO...

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Wow. That's impressive?

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austin_bicep
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i have some newfound respect for 007

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Blacksnake wrote:
dez6485 wrote:
is he the 4th one from the left or the 5th?

too bad "jacked" nowadays wasnt still the 1st and 2nd guys from the left...

Those two dudes clearly look more like they were doing more traditional ironwork by their builds alright. Don't forget, the "20 inch arms barrier" was just being broken by Leroy Colbert. Cats like Nubret, Zabo and Gironda stood out because of how shredded they looked in comparison back then IMHO...


Well one of those 2 dudes was Bill Pearl. The rest look like normal people who jog, play basketball at the YMCA, and belong to a bike club: normal healthy people. Nubert stands out because he has a timeless physique of jackedness, symmetry, and leanness.

Now here's something to ponder. If you think more highly of Sean just because he did some lifting before he hit the steam room, please tell me you're all impressed with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

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Those guys all look just fine...

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Cats like Nubret, Zabo and Gironda stood out because of how shredded they looked in comparison back then IMHO...


Well one of those 2 dudes was Bill Pearl. The rest look like normal people who jog, play basketball at the YMCA, and belong to a bike club: normal healthy people. Nubert stands out because he has a timeless physique of jackedness, symmetry, and leanness.

Now here's something to ponder. If you think more highly of Sean just because he did some lifting before he hit the steam room, please tell me you're all impressed with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.


You're not implying the Nubret picture comes from the same era as the line up with SC in it, surely?

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Old Dax wrote:

You're not implying the Nubret picture comes from the same era as the line up with SC in it, surely?


NoNoNo, my friend! Just using it as an example! The widespread use of milk, IMO is what kept the "smooth" look standard until those mugs started to experiment with low fat/carb diets...Not trying to misrepresent!...

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fairbairn
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Thanks, Robo1 and Zap Branigan.

It's the Official Website of Sir Sean Connery that has it wrong - on two counts!

Check it out:

"His hobby of bodybuilding culminated in a bid for the 1950 Mr. Universe title where he placed third."

http://www.seanconnery.com/bio...

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Blacksnake
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FightingScott wrote:
Now here's something to ponder. If you think more highly of Sean just because he did some lifting before he hit the steam room, please tell me you're all impressed with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.


Hah! You don't really want to get me started on a rant about Craig (and Roger Moore) & their mislaid crowd-pleasing kissassed renunciation of the Bond character using firearms to defend the realm now, eh? (j/k/;-)

I find it amusing you mention this, as they tried to market Craig (The anti-Bond who likely has Ian Fleming spinning in his grave...He was skeptical of Connery until he met him in person and signed off on Sean resembling the black haired "Hoagy Carmichael with the cruel smile" he had envisioned for 007) to the women simply because the fair-haired metrosexual Craig looked "fit". F'Crissake, there are "Men's Health" cover models that put him to shame!.

Back in the early 60's, the average man looked up to Sean's physique, and you have to account for the fact that there were tons of WW2 veterans out there then who knew what it meant to be in-shape for combat, a far cry from being in Bill Pearl/Bodybuilder specialization shape, important to keep in context when evaluating the physique standards of that era!}:-)
Remember the height/Steve Reeves factors also...

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Blacksnake
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Shot of the alleged first man to build 20 Inch arms, Leroy Colbert. Again, highly unusual for those days, cant expect the future Sir Sean, or even Demi-God Reeves to have guns like these in 1953!! (less than 10 years after WW2)...

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FightingScott wrote:
Does anyone else think it would be fair to say that Connery didn't even seriously work out with weights to get in this contest?

With good genetics, some time spent dicking around with a 100lb weight set, and some not-very-intense bodyweight stuff his physique could be achieved with very little effort.


Hmmm. Well take a look at the vast majority of "members' photographs" on just about any bodybuilding website and ask yourself the question again.

From my experience the vast majority of present day pictures I've seen still fall short of what SC looked like in those pictures. Sure, I read countless posts claiming they're making amazing gains by following Coach-X's cutting edge workouts and diet plan, but I'm not seeing any pictures to confirm this.

So, to answer your question, I think SC probably put in more effort than you are giving him credit for.

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undeadlift wrote:
That's something not many people know.


I remember years ago when I heard this I couldn't believe it. This was mainly due to the picture of him on the Dr. No sound track album that we happened to have. This was 1962 and I was shocked to see how skinny his arm is..it looks like a broom stick! I thought how could he have possibly been a Mr. Universe contender??

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