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Chinese bodybuilders pump iron at old Beijing gym

LOCATOR: BEIJING

These Chinese men are working out in an old bicycle shed

Some of their equipment is made out of scrap metal from a factory

The walls feature bodybuilders from the 1980s and 1990s

NAME: XU WEI, MANAGER, ERQI GYM CLUB

"These are all the world champions. Look, this one and this one, they are all of our goals. We spent several nights pasting these on the wall to make our space more beautiful and to set goals."

The gym was founded in 1984

one year after a government ban on bodybuilding was lifted

The Communist Party had thought the sport 'bourgeois'

The gym has never closed in its near 40-year history