10 March 2010
Makeshift Muscles, Part II
By a guard house.
More variations on the poured concrete weights, with a bar running through them. Seems a little humorous due to the preconceived notions we have of what weights should look like (commercial barbells, to be precise).
It also made me remember a colorful pair of antique weights for elite females (no pictures, unfortunately) that I spotted in India at one castle or another, which resembled beautifully painted bowling pins. One can only imagine the exercises of those days that kept royal ladies' arms "toned" despite their lack of work (their activity level being probably equal to the regular working person these days).
And yep, about other objects that are squarely in the "Spandex Zone" (e.g. bikes, until recently) which can benefit a wider audience just by a bit of reframing.
Labels: makeshift muscles
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