Post by maphillips3 on Jun 27, 2009 16:23:17 GMT -5
Does anyone know were that picture is? The only reason I would like too see it is because, people can see how impressive he looked in his later years. I was impressed with his physique in the 50's though the 70's, but more-so in the 80's, because most people don't look to good, once they approach their 50 or 60's. I also want too point out in the 90's, one of the reasons Charlie gained weight is not because of old age, it was his hip that had been giving him problems, and really playing havoc on his workouts, so he opted to get surgery, so he can resume his normal workout routine, and be hard as a rock, again. but unfortunately after the surgery, altimers disease crept up on him, and that was the beginning of the end for Charlie.
There was a small blurb on Charlie in the November 1967 issue of "Muscular Development Magazine" in a section titled "Muscles in the Movies". It reads:
Second to no other actor in the field of muscular development and definition, Charles Bronson gained attention as the frightening mute in the horror-thriller HOUSE OF WAX. Craggy-featured and rugged, he is a talented artist and has boxed professionally. Bronson hails from the Pennsylvania coal fields; is one of today's truly fine actors, and was the star of his own television series MAN WITH A CAMERA. Much in demand by both movie and television producers, Charles is equally effective as a romantic lead or a sadistic heavy. He is 5 feet 10 inches, 170 pounds, and keeps in trim with swimming and archery.
Seem to recall hearing rumors circulated in other bios that Charlie may have had a pro fight or two, likely using a different name (which would make tracking any record of it nearly impossible). One bio even claimed he was a TV wrestler! Charlie certainly took on a number of odd jobs during the time he was bumming around the country post World War II before enlisting the GI Bill to study art then acting.
Jack Palance fought several pro fights under the name Jack Brazos and Robert Mitchum was said to have fought a number of semi-pro tank town fights. Victor Jory as well, among others. Some of this might simply be the Hollywood publicity machine, but Charlie certainly looked like a boxer throughout his career.
Post by maphillips3 on Oct 14, 2009 17:58:25 GMT -5
I feel Charlie's body, is the best body too have. It is the most complete body you can have, because you have strength, speed, muscle, agility. I used too like Arnold's physique, but it had know endurance, or flexibility, so I feel Charlie's body is the best one anyone can get.
Post by maphillips3 on Nov 14, 2009 17:44:52 GMT -5
I feel that the most impressive part about Charlie's body was, that he kept the same physique for SO long! I don't know alot of people that, held that type of body, well into their sixties. do you guys know of anyone?
I have some Charles Bronson fitness information for your readers.
Back in the 1970's I became a fan of Charles Bronson movies. I was impressed by this physique, and so was inspired to begin working out. I still work out at age 51.
In the 1970's, I read a short biography on Charles Bronson in a 1975 biographical encyclopedia. The piece quoted Mr. Bronson who said he ran, punched a bag full of sand, skipped rope, and climbed rope.
I read another article on him in the 1970's which stated he was an "exercise nut".
On Youtube, Tony Curtis said that between takes on location, he would go up on a hill and lift dumbell weights "all day long". My guess is that he may have only lifted weights "on location" if he didn't have access to a punching bag or rope climbing.