Surge Nubret October 6, 1938 – April 19, 2011
I was saddened today to hear of the passing of body building legend Serge Nubret. At his peak Nubret was a main contender for the Olympia title during the 70’s finishing a respective 3rd in 1973 and 2nd in 1975. He was WABBA Champion, Mr Universe and at one point The Worlds most muscular man. His bodybuilding success lead to him starring in over 25 films, including Pumping Iron and The Professional.
He will be remembered for his balance of symmetry and size. He competed at a time when aesthetics where as important as mass. He was well know for his huge chest, incredible abs, arms and overall conditioning. Nubret was known to train his abdominal’s for an hour straight every day.
Nubret continued to train in to his later years, guest posing in 2003 at the age of 65, with what can only described as an astonishing physique. As a fan I was blown away by his great lines and long full muscle bellies.
In 2009 it is believed Surge Nubret suffered a stroke and slipped in to a coma, from which he would never recover. There is a shroud mystery surrounding his illness, some saying that his children poisoned him in order to get access to his money.
Serge Nubret will go down in bodybuilding history as one of the greatest. His physique is iconic and like Schawrzenegger or Zane will be remembered as a pioneer from the golden age of muscle.