Pygmalion of Irondom

Mythic And True Stories Surrounding The Concurrent Births Of Organized Bodybuilding And The Weider Empire Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D. As the legend goes, an ancient Cypriot King named Pygmalion sculpted a beautiful girl from a block of granite, only to fall madly in love with it. He successfully begged Aphrodite to bring the statue to…

Symmetry and Exercise Funk

by Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D. All bodybuilders have their favorite exercises. Trying to pry you away from yours would be like taking your favorite teddy bear away from you. Y’know, funky movements that are comfortable, familiar, or which somehow perpetuate some real or imagined “mystique” you’ve ascribed to yourself and to your social “station” within…