Dr. Richard Baldwin, Professor of
Humanities at Gulf Coast State College is a former
champion bodybuilder.Dr. Baldwin maintains a
competitive level physique while managing the demands of a
schedule and family.
The B&W photo below was
taken at 52! The color photo was taken at 58 years old
on July 2005! The photo doing a dumbbell curl was
taken at 60 years of age on 18 July 2007.
the Modern Day Apollo by Iron Man magazine, Richard’s
belief in physique development is based upon beauty and
the look of today’s extreme bodybuilders, Richard Baldwin
remains popular for his classic bodybuilder physique.
Working out on an Alaskan
cruise ship, 6/09 at 62.
Video working out at 63 years of age:
Working out at Gulf Coast State
College 4/24/11 at 64.
Quotes about Richard Baldwin:
“Hi Richard, I was lying in bed the other night and thought to myself surely there must
be a web sight for bodybuilders my age to get info, inspiration, etc. My search turned up your site.
Nice to find a site geared toward 'old' guys.”
"You have some of the best arms I ever saw."
Frank Zane, Mr. Olympia
"You represent the best of
bodybuilding and academia, and
your success in both areas makes you a special and
outstanding role model." Sam
Homola, D.C., fitness
and author of 12 books.
"In the late '70s and early '80s
nobody exemplified balanced muscle better than Zane and
Rod Labbe, "Legends of
Bodybuilding: Richard Baldwin, The Seeker"
July 2004 Iron Man
"When I was growing up in Florida,
I remember the state champion at the time was a
bodybuilder named Richard Baldwin. Baldwin had a
very balanced physique and was considered a bit of a
rarity at the time, sporting 20" arms at a bodyweight of
1996 Muscular Development
"Richard had one of the most pleasing
physiques around in his day. Everything fit together just
so and because of his structural superiority he was able
to compete at a relatively light bodyweight."
"Many aspire to your look and size and not to be like the
modern day monsters. Most younger generation guys have no
idea how great the physiques were in the late 70s and you
were a leader of the pack."
"Etched in my memory
forever is a photo of Richard Baldwin standing next to
Jorma Raty at the 1980 Mr. Universe. It was a
semi-relaxed pose where Richard's tricep was just
bulging on the back of his arm. I was blown away. From
that moment on when I think of huge triceps, that photo
of Baldwin pops into my mind."
"BODYBUILDERS SUCH AS ZANE,
SAMIR, SHAWN, RICHARD BALDWIN ARE WHAT THE TRUE ART OF
BBING IS ALL ABOUT. "
one of the all-time great IFBB pros
(Posted by ROBBY on his Web site, 10/15/2005, 10:22 am)
"I have long admired the image you present of the sound
mind in a sound body; to me, the ideal, complete goal."
Official IFBB Historian
I have always followed Bodybuilding,and your Name is an
Icon to Everyone who has followed that Great Sport!!!!
5-Time World Power Lifting Champion
"Platz had the
type of build that impressed all the young guys who who
wished they could be huge. Baldwin had the beach type of
physique that impresses the ladies. I'd rather look like
(statement posted on Ironage.us forum 6/7/2008)
had one of the most symmetrical bodies I had ever seen.
He was smaller than most, but he was almost perfect. He
was never given his due because of his size, but he was
a person you would aspire to look like. He was also
quite smart. He reminded me of Frank Zane, who I worked
out with...He is a professor at Gulf Coast (History), in
Panama City, FL. He still looks great at 62, and is a
really nice guy."
Stan Morey gym owner, promoter, author
(October 13, 2009)
"The fact is, you're GREAT champion & have motivated
me & YES... I have learned from you too!"
Samir Bannout 1983 Mr. Olympia
(click on the hyperlinked
contest to see the video)