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Author: Sven Lindqvist
Publisher: London ; New York : Granta Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"While relaxing in the sauna after his weekly swim, Sven Lindqvist fell into conversation with a heavily muscled young man. His new acquaintance was evangelical about body-building and the encounter challenged Lindqvist's view of the sport as macho, vain and individualistic. As a result, though heading flabbily towards middle age, he decided to attend the local gym." "Lindqvist's bench press sessions had a profound  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Sven Lindqvist; Sven Lindqvist
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sven Lindqvist
ISBN: 1862075727 9781862075726
OCLC Number: 50937514
Description: v, 122 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Bänkpress.
Responsibility: Sven Lindqvist ; translated by Sarah Death.
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Lindqvist takes us through his experiences of the gym and tells us the entertaining and bizarre history of bodybuilding. He meditates on what the sport's increased popularity tells us about  Read more...

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