History

Posing For Muscular Display – Strength Magazine – September, 1916

In order to lend variety to the poses, the athlete now turns his back to the audience and proceeds to display the muscles of his back, shoulders, and arms. If the athlete is standing on a stationary pedestal, he simply turns around by a succession of sideways movements with his feet. Some athletes pose on a revolving pedestal, which is pulled around by means of a rope-band operated by an assistant concealed behind the cabinet.