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For the religious designation (now archaic/obsolete except as a pejorative) rendered as "Mussulman" (or similar spellings listed at link), see Muslim.
A bodybuilder, Lukas Osladil, posing onstage during a competition. The pose is a variation of the "most muscular".
Écorché by Paulus Pontius.

Muscleman may denote any man with well-developed muscles, in particular a bodybuilder. In art-related and anatomical contexts, the term is also used for a model in wax (or, in modern times, of unbreakable plastic material) showing the muscles of a man.[1] Such a figure showing the muscles of the human body without skin is also called écorché.

Related and/or more specific uses include:

  • Muscleman, translated title of Japanese comic Kinnikuman

Muscle Man or Muscle Men may refer to M.U.S.C.L.E., a line of collectible toy figures produced in the U.S. from 1985-1988


  1. ^ Roberta Panzanelli, ed., Ephemeral Bodies: Wax Sculpture and the Human Figure, with a translation of Julius von Schlosser's History of Portraiture in Wax (Getty Publications, 2008), p. 277.