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2/18/13 4:26 PM
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HULC
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And by old school i mean really old school. Three Four hundred years before Christ old school.

Blue please:
http://albertis-window.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Farnese-Hercules-Roman-copy-by-Glykon-after-the-4th-century-bronze-original-by-Lysippos-3rd-century-CE.jpg

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Lahanas/HerculesFarnese1.jpg

http://traumwerk.stanford.edu/philolog/Glykon%20Herakles%20back.jpg

I've not really got much to say about this, i just wanted to share possibly the best representation of a powerful human body right up until the days of professional body building in the 20th century. The statue even has lower ab vascularity for petes sake.
2/18/13 6:06 PM
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Taku
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Edited: 02/18/13 6:14 PM
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This is a cool image...However
 
It's quite possible that this image is completely manufactured by the mind of the artist. I am not sure why people seem to think that just because it's old, it means there has to have been someone sitting there posing to inspire such an image. It could be essentially a comic book character of the past.

TAKU

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2/18/13 7:24 PM
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Dude is way more yoked than I am but at least my dick is bigger
2/18/13 7:31 PM
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HULC
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Considering there was no mass media at the time, no muscle mags or any fitness industry, then the sculptor must have got his inspiration for that sculpture from real people. The sculpture itself may not be based on a real person, but the fact that the sculptor could realistically portray someone that muscular means people of a similar build must have been around at the time.

Generally though i just like the sculpture. I find it a good counterpoint to the HGH gut monsters of modern body building.
2/18/13 8:06 PM
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Taku
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" find it a good counterpoint to the HGH gut monsters of modern body building."

Agreed.

TAKU

2/19/13 1:59 AM
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That's a big mother fucker! Phone Post
2/19/13 6:49 AM
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Kevin Curtis
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With a few months of sprawl training, I would beat him like a redheaded step-child.
2/19/13 11:49 AM
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This is a statue of hercules. Old artists often took liberties in what they painted or carved to make their work more appealing inspiring or terryfing. Saying this is what hercules actually looked like may not be correct, based on the argument of look how detailed it is etc... look how detailed many portrayels of demons are when was the last time you say one of them walking around lol. Point being nobody really knows if this is an accurate depiction, I personally believe it would be fairly accurate on 2 levels, one "the veins"  the veins in his lower abs arms and legs would be exceeedingly hard for an artist to pull off accurately without going over the top by adding to many or two little for a man of that physique. and number 2 is that fact that this statue is of hercules who was at that time considered the peak of what a warrior should be and look like so it isnt a stretch to say this is an accurate respresentation of the son of zeus.

my 2 cents lol

2/19/13 2:13 PM
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From http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/f13/ancient-army-training-2322509/

"A little art history goes a long way. That statue is Glykon's Farnese Herakles, a Greek statue not of a worker in the field, but of the demi-God himself, Hecules, resting after stealing the apples of the Hesperides which he holds behind his back. His size and stature is obviously exageratted to show he is not a mere man. (This statue is 3.17m tall.)"

Baz

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