Fitness advice from the famous author’s 1858 manifesto.
Here’s a roundup of the features women love on a guy; not just the body parts, but what specifically about them appeal to women. This will give you some insight on what females prefer. Hint: you’ll quickly find women are not much different than men!
If I had my way, the weightlifting area would be treated like a "dojo" as the martial arts students would use their area and equipment for training.
The false assumption that bodybuilders are “dumb” more than likely stems from two different places. These two places being insecurity and jealousy.
Increasing physical frailty as you age is commonly accepted as “a fact of life.” Until recently, most studies showed that after the age of 40, people typically lose eight percent or more of their muscle mass with each passing decade. But newer research suggests that this is not a foregone conclusion.
As old time strongman and physical culturist George Hackenschmidt said, "It may be suggested that there is no reason why a man should go to the trouble and exertion of struggling with heavy weights, since there is no crying necessity for that particular man to acquire any phenomenal degree of strength. To that I would reply by asking why a man should desire to be weak?"
Sociologists, it turns out, have studied these covert athletic biases. Carl Stempel, for example, writing in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, argues that upper middle class Americans avoid “excessive displays of strength,” viewing the bodybuilder look as vulgar overcompensation for wounded manhood. The so-called dominant classes, Stempel writes—especially those like my friends and myself, richer in fancy degrees than in actual dollars—tend to express dominance through strenuous aerobic sports that display moral character, self-control, and self-development, rather than physical dominance. By chasing pure strength, in other words, packing on all that muscle, I had violated the unspoken prejudices—and dearly held self-definitions—of my social group.
Because man is an animal, movement is most important for him. And because he is a rational animal, his movements must have a reason. But why is movement deserving of esteem? Why is rational movement deserving of esteem? To say that movement helps in earning a living is trivial. To say that movement protects the nation is lofty. Yet neither is the basic reason. The object of movement is simply to preserve our life and gladden our hearts.
Oscar Marineau, one of the greatest of lightweight strongmen, supporting fully 850 pounds in performing this human merry-go-round feat.
Some insight on how old time strongmen trained to achieve their legendary physiques and strength!
Some photos and information of some of the world's earliest exercise machines. Can you guess what the functions of these machines were?
Here are videos and photos of the world's most hardcore gym: Kachalka Muscle Beach in Kiev, Ukraine. All the equipment is made of scrap metal.
Some insight on how old time strongmen ate to achieve their legendary physiques and strength!
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