1980s muscle mags: when skin had shoulder pads

IN the 1980s, muscles were big news. Big muscles in big muscular power suits were the dream. Men had whipped hair and tans like a setting sun over a Cambodian field. Women wore bikinis tighter than Joan Rivers’s smile. On the newsagents’ shelves were muscle mags promising a body so buffed you could shave in your mirrored armpit:

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