Popeye in the Gym (Vim, Vigour and Vitality 1936)

Admit it, most of us have looked to Popeye for training inspiration at one point or another. If it’s not his admiration of fresh vegetables, it’s his seeming unconquerable strength. Despite this however, we were rarely treated to the sight of Popeye actually working out… until now.

As recently pointed out to me by a close friend, Popeye did feature as a gym instructor on rare occasions, something highlighted by the present post featuring a classic Popeye episode from 1936. Note the Indian clubs, pull up bars and dumbbells. Old Popeye knew how to train!

Enjoy

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