Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield

Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 by John Wood

One bodybuilder who “made good” was Mickey Hargitay, who married the famous blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield in 1958. Hargitay rose through the ranks in the AAU Mr. America contests in the early fifties before winning the NABBA Mr. Universe title in 1955. He trained at Bob Higgins’ Gym in Indianapolis, Indiana and in York, PA on occasion. Hargitay appeared on the cover of a number of strength magazines throughout his career and at some point and unbeknownst to just about everyone, he had his own signature line of weights. Mickey and Jayne’s daughter Mariska became a big star on the show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and you’ll see her on TV just about every night of the week.
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Hargitay’s Health Glow

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 by John Wood

Hargitay's Health Glow

Plenty of Iron Game fans know that Mickey Hargitay won the 1955 Mr. Universe contest and married Jayne Mansfield but almost nobody (including yours truly) knew that Mr. Hargitay had his own name brand set of weights.

There aren’t many of these around although after quite a bit of digging, we were able to find out that these weights were actually cast in nearby Jackson, Michigan, which solved the mystery of how they ended up in a sporting good store just a few miles down the road

In a stroke of luck, we managed to find near a complete set–when is the last time you saw a 15 lb. barbell plate? The “hockey puck” shape of these plates is pretty distinctive — we haven’t seen anything like them elsewhere — so some thought definitely went into their design.

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