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Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves was born in 1926 and he is best known as a bodybuilder and actor. At his peak, Steve had an incredibly symmetrical physique as he stood at 6’1″, weighed 216 pounds with 18½” arms, 52″ chest, and a 29″ waist.

Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves

Steve started training at the age of 16 in Oakland, California and much of his training was influenced by John Grimek, Steve’s role model. After two years of active bodybuilding, Steve Reeves reached 203 pounds in bodyweight and continued training even after being inducted into the Army. His service at the front lines in the Philippines lasted for about a year and then he managed to win “Mr. Pacific Coast” title that same year, in 1946. This title was followed by many others, such as “Mr. Western America” and “Mr. America” in 1947, “Mr. World” in 1948 and finally “Mr. Universe” in 1950.

Steve lifting and holding a bulky man with his teeth

Steve lifting and holding a bulky man with his teeth

His acting career was impressive as well, despite the fact that the core of his film career lasted only for about five years. During this period he was involved in more than fifteen big productions, like “Hercules”, “Goliath and the Barbarians”, “Sandokan the Great” and others.

Steve Reever holding Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds

Steve Reever holding Jane Powell and Debbie Reynolds

Steve Reeves deadlift

Steve Reeves deadlift

Steve Reeves holding four ladies

Steve Reeves holding four ladies

 

 

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Steve Reeves was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by Admin

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