02 Aug Tuesday Motivation: Vic Seipke
Classic Bodybuilders like Vic Seipke are the embodiment of physical perfection.
Having been a fan of old-timey bodybuilding and physique publications for a long while, I’ve invariably learned some of the more popular models’ names and histories. But few have as hazy a history as Vic Seipke, who, while maintaining a steady stream of modeling gigs, competed as a bodybuilder for 25 years, but still has only the most rudimentary wikipedia outline. It’s shocking that there isn’t more written about this guy and how he managed to look like this.
But, no matter. A blank canvas of a backstory is just the thing to help you imagine all the things that this beefcake might say to you in the sauna after a hard workout. Let’s bask in his glory:
Now, I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea to stare at 19050s ‘physique modeling’ photos, but you gotta give it up for that tissue-thin posing strap Vic’s sporting with all the pride of a military uniform. This dude knows what he looks like and what he’s packing and he’s proud af about it. That’s amazing.
My personal inspiration from dudes like Seipke is that this is all natural. Because it had to be. In 1956 there weren’t anabolic steroids, cycling, or synthol to fake this profound mass and definition. This guy earned every second of pride he ever attained. I hope he’s still proud of this.
Bonus: my personal favorite photo of Seipke doing the ‘naked fake phone call,’ shaved nuts, full bush, and rolled back foreskin all on display while he casually leans his oiled body on the couch to talk to MCI about their long distance offerings:
I gotta get to the gym before this muscle boner wears off. Lats today, in honor of VS’s killer back.