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Women Rate The Top 10 Physical Traits They Find Most Attractive In Men

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!

By |2015-09-12T13:09:01+00:00September 12th, 2015|Categories: Literature, Physical Culture, Studies and Research|1 Comment

How do They Do it? 80 Year Olds With 40-Year Old Muscle Mass

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.

By |2014-09-21T13:40:15+00:00September 14th, 2014|Categories: Physical Culture|1 Comment

Why Every Man Should Be Strong

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?"

By |2014-08-16T12:01:11+00:00August 16th, 2014|Categories: Physical Culture|0 Comments

How the Other Half Lifts: What Your Workout Says About Your Social Class

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.

By |2014-07-28T16:55:19+00:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: Physical Culture|6 Comments

A Study of Physical Culture (by Mao Zedong, 1917)

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.

By |2014-07-07T19:24:04+00:00July 1st, 2014|Categories: Physical Culture, Writings of Wisdom|1 Comment