In the second installment of an occasional series, we celebrate with mockery the worst, the weirdest, and the WTF covers in the long history of muscle magazines.
Geraldo shows up and 1983 Mr. O Samir Bannout doesn’t even get a mention. (Bodybuilders: Nicole Bass, Samir Bannout)
What’s back? (Bodybuilder: Mike Christian)
I couldn’t find the shark, so… (Bodybuilder: Eddie Robinson)
“No sir, we’re not high-protein. I can assure you we’re mostly carbs.”
We didn’t diet three months to wear snow suits. (Bodybuilder: Rich Gaspari)
Yes, the photo. But even better is the cover line: “Forty Men Can’t Pull Me Apart.”
Beefing Up Practical Tip #30: Isometric Shaving Pushdowns (Bodybuilder: Frank Sepe)
Franco, can you give me a lift? (Bodybuilder: Franco Columbu)
Hulk like mail. (Bodybuilder: Lou Ferrigno)
Just keep curling, baby, and one day you’ll be able to lift this dumbbell.
Check out Bad Muscle Magazine Covers, Vol. 1 and Great Muscle Magazine Covers, Vol. 1