Abbye Stockton

Abbye Stockton (1917-2006) was a weight lifter who performed strength feats on Muscle Beach in the 1940s. She was born in 1917 and later moved to Santa Monica California. She is considered a harbinger to women’s bodybuilding and physique sports. Her strength feats included lifting her husband over-head, huge dumb bells, and people. She promoted weightlifting for women as a way to improve their figures. This was radical for the time, because it was an era that women had limited sports opportunities. Yet, despite this Abbye Stockton was able to organize some of the first weight lifting competitions for women. Without Stockton’s involvement in fitness, women’s strength sports would have never existed. She was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 2000. Abbye Stockton died in 2006 leaving behind a great legacy and  dedication to women’s strength sports.



Abbye Stockton

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