Armand Tunney – the legend of the power of sport

Armand TunneyArmand Tunney – one of the first bodybuilders planet (born in 1919, in 1933 – at age 14 – gets on the cover of Strength & Health magazine).Probably one of the few athletes, of whom one can say he did not use steroids in their practice. And the only growth factor was … cow’s milk for him. Recall that testosterone was synthesized only in 1935, and for medicinal purposes has been used since 1938. Armand Tunney took part in many competitions in bodybuilding and weightlifting. In 1936, in Buffalo (New York) in three exercises, weightlifting has collected 281.2 kg. In 1941, the competition in Akron (pcs. Ohio) athlete collects 367.4 kg. He was famous for his “crown” exercise: lifting barbells weighing 136.1 kg in one hand. Performances in Akron was his last before World War II. While serving in the Anavar Hubei (oxandrolone) US Navy Armand Tunney injured knee that does not prevent him to continue his studies, after his return from the army. In 1949 – 1950, speaking at professional competitions, winning three titles: “Miss America” ​​and “Pro Mr. America” ​​in 1949 and “About Mr. USA” in 1950. To his credit, the athlete is very different badsome genetics. Rather did much to popularize bodybuilding, began in 1949 to write articles for the power sports. The first was “The Psychology of Weightlifting”, published in «Muscle Power», veyderovskom edition. Sports articles Tunney continued to write until his death (he died athlete in 90 years) – more than 50 years, becoming in that time one of the most popular authors. But perhaps the surest indication that he actually managed to popularize the sport was the fact that two of his sons followed his father’s example and do bodybuilding.