A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 17, 2016
“No pecs, no sex” (weightlifting saying)

Entry in progress—B.P.

“Curls for the girls” is a similar saying that has been cited in print since at least 1981. Other weightlifting sayings include “benches for the wenches,” “bis for the guys,” “calves for the chavs,” “cuts for the sluts,” “flies for the guys,” “glutes for the sloots” “lats for the brats,” “planks for the skanks,” “quads for the broads,” “rows for the hoes,” “squats for the hots,” “squats for the thots,” “squats for the twats,” “traps for the chaps” and “tris for the guys.”

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Anthony
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No pecs, no sex. Off to the gym. http://tinyurl.com/5poto8
4:56 PM - 11 Nov 2008

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Timothy R Ybarra
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Some guy wrote on the wall at golds no pecs no sex
4:28 PM - 13 Mar 2009

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Sunday, July 17, 2016 • Permalink