The classic Muscle Beach scene was re-created with a whole new generation, conducted by the man himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
By Shawn Perine
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The new generation of iron pumpers pose for a photo (and a day) that will be remembered for years to come.
"Let’s do a shoot,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Let’s re-create one of those old Muscle Beach shoots.” “Will you be there if we do it?” I ask. “Of course!” he replies. “Just set it up.” And so, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s vision became reality, in a shoot that will surely be seen with the same kind of reverence with which we look at those classic Muscle Beach shoots.
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McQuay, Hester, and Ansley, representing classic physique in a classic setting.
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Not only could you expect to see some of the greatest bodybuilders in the world training at Muscle Beach, but you could also expect to see gorgeous ladies and impressive gymnastic feats like this.
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It’s a good thing three-time Fitness Olympia champion Oksana Grishina didn’t wear all her first-place medals or Rowe might have had a little trouble keeping her in the air.
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McQuay and Buendia take the definition of training together to a whole new level.
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Brad Rowe does some serious incline bench presses. Of course, it’s easy to rep out with 315 when a seven-time Mr. Olympia is spotting you.
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The less well- known Muscle Beach Rockettes practice their synchronized curls in the sun. You can see they need some work!
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From left: Classic Physique Olympia champ Danny Hester, Stan McQuay, Breon Ansley, and Calum Von Moger do old-school T-bar rows.
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Narmin Assria adds a little weight to Karina Elle’s squats. Assria sure is more motivating than a loaded barbell in the squat rack!
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Muscle Beach, with its storied past, remains a magical place for fitness enthusiasts everywhere.