Chet Yorton: The Natural Father of Bodybuilding

chetBorn in 1940, Chet Yorton is nicknamed "The Father of Natural Bodybuilding" and has proven to be one of the most influential characters in the sport of bodybuilding.

Yorton stumbled upon bodybuilding quite accidentally because of serious injuries he sustained in an auto accident.

After multiple surgeries and several months of being stuck in a wheelchair, Yorton discovered a set of dumbbells in the hospital and consulted his doctor about incorporating them into part of his recovery process.

Lifting the weights helped Yorton to recover to the point where he decided to continue bodybuilding training afterwards.

 

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