abbye-stockton

Abbye Stockton performing a very impressive feat of understanding.Abbye Eville Stockton was born in 1917 in California,and given the nickname ‘Pudgy’ as a child.She grew up to be a pioneer in women’s weightlifting,and physique development.She was one of the playful denizens of Muscle Beach along with her husband Les Stockton.
I’ll bet her friends found her very supportive.

Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton was known as The “First Lady of Iron.” In the 1940s, she organized the first women’s weight lifting contest and operated the first all-women’s gym in the United States. She lifted, performed acrobatics on Muscle Beach and wrote extensively encouraging women to include weight training as part of a fitness regime.