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Mas Oyama on Aspirations, Featuring Lee Moran Performing the First 1000 lb Squat in History

On September 2, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Lee Moran - the first 1000 lbs pound squat in history - Aspirations must be pure and free of selfishness. Arising from the depths of the soul, aspirations are spiritual demands penetrating all of a human life and making it possible for a person to die for their sake. A person without aspirations is like a ship without a rudder or a horse without a bridle. Aspirations give consistent order to life. Mas Oyama

Mas Oyama – Success, Goals and Diligence

On September 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

quote Human beings are capable of virtually limitless degradation; they are also capable of virtually limitless improvement and achievement. Success depends on goals and on diligence in pursuing them. Mas Oyama

Mas Oyama – Devotion to Training

On August 31, 2013 by Physical Culturist

If someone asked me what a human being ought to devote the maximum of his life to, I would answer: TRAINING. Train more than you sleep. - Mas Oyama

Bob Hoffman on Fear of Pain

On August 31, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Wise words from Bob Hoffman!

Fear of the PAIN blinds us to the goal of HEALING. Only by SEEING our problems clearly and EXPERIENCING them can we do something about them. -Bob Hoffman

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On August 30, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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Don’t Accuse Nature. She Has Fulfilled Her Task. You Must Fulfil Yours

On August 30, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Nature has gifted us with an amazing machine, the human body–a machine with tremendous potential! Nature has fulfilled her duty. Are you fulfilling yours?

Don't accuse nature; she has fulfilled her task, you must fulfil yours - John Milton

George Hackenschmidt On The Desire To Be Strong

On August 22, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Excellent words from oldtime physical culturist, George Hackenschmidt. This is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of his book, “The Way to Live in Health and Physical Fitness”. Go here to read the entire chapter! – http://physicalculturist.ca/the-way-to-live-by-george-hackenschmidt-chapter-1-introduction/

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The Way to Live in Health and Physical Fitness by George Hackenschmidt (Chapter 1 - Introduction) (Chapter 1 - Introduction)

This Is Your Journey, And Yours Alone

On August 19, 2013 by Physical Culturist

zero dean quote Not everyone will understand your journey. And that’s fine. You have to realize that it’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.

Bruce Lee on the Development of One’s Potential

On August 17, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Some wise words from legendary Bruce Lee!

Bruce Lee Quote Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential

I Ask Not For Lighter Burdens, But For Broader Shoulders

On August 16, 2013 by Physical Culturist

This is awesome!

I Ask Not For Lighter Burdens, But For Broader Shoulders

Bodybuilding is a Blend of Art, Science and Nature!

On August 13, 2013 by Physical Culturist

bodybuilding sculpture showing how bodybuilding is an art - Nature produces beauty. A perfect body is powerful, healthy, resilient, and flourishing. If we stimulate the body in the right way we get the most beautiful thing in nature. The body can be transformed and perfected just like a work of art, and the result we obtain can give visual enjoyment. The vision of a perfect body is the most satisfying among the many forms in nature. The body can be an art object. The scientific principles that rule the development of the human body proceed in accordance with aesthetic values, matching up science and art. Any program of weight training must be guided by humanism. Bodybuilding is an artful way of existence.- Augusto Fornasier

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On August 11, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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Motivaitonal Gym Poster – Confucius Wisdom

On August 11, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Some wise words from Confucius!

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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Confucius

Sun and Steel (by Yukio Mishima)

On August 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Sun and Steel by Yukio Mishima

“Body” and “Action”–two of the four rivers of Mishima’s life were strongly connected and in fact they flowed into one another. He wrote that when a man is related to the outside world just through the body, all men become exactly alike, because there is a universal experience among all men.

Read more about Yukio Mishima here: http://www.legacy.com/ns/news-story.aspx?t=yukio-mishima–man-of-words-man-of-action&id=172

When Mishima started to perceive himself as a physical being made of flesh, clashing his previous years when the “corrosion of words” damaged his integrity, he became a “man of action”.

Muscles as Air and Light:

“Muscles, I found, were strength as well as form, and each complex of muscles was slightly responsible for the direction in which its own strength was exerted, much as though they were rays of light given the form of flesh.

Nothing could have accorded better with the definition of a work of art that I had long cherished than this concept of form enfolding strength, coupled with the idea that a work should be organic, radiating rays of light in all directions.

The muscles that I thus created were at one and the same time simple existence and works of art; they even, paradoxically, possessed a certain abstract nature. their one fatal flaw was that they were too closely involved with the life process, which decreed that they should decline and perish with the decline of life itself.”

Steel, strength, struggle:

“It is true enough that when I lifted a certain weight of steel, I was able to believe in my own strength. I sweated and panted, struggling to obtain certain proof of my strength. At such times, strength was mine, and equally it was the steel’s. My sense of existence was feeding on itself.”

The Splendor of Pain:

“Beyond doubt, there was a certain splendor in pain, which bore a deep affinity to the splendor that lies hidden within strength.”

Consciousness within the flesh:

“Pain, I came to feel, might well prove to be the sole proof of the persistence of consciousness within the flesh, the sole physical expression of consciousness. As my body acquired muscle, and in turn strength, there was gradually born within me a tendency towards the positive acceptance of pain, and my interest in physical suffering deepened.”

Bernarr Macfadden Gym Poster – Vitality Supreme

On August 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Wise words from the Father of Physical Culture, Bernarr Macfadden!

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Bernarr Macfadden Gym Poster - Vitality Supreme

“Hidden forces, sometimes marvelous and mysterious, lie within nearly every human soul. Develop, expand and bring out these latent powers. Make your body splendid, your mind supreme; for then you become your real self.” – Bernarr Macfadden (Vitality Supreme, 1915)

Put Your Life and Soul Into the Study of Proper Training – George Hackenschmidt

On August 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

More wisdom from oldtime strongman, George Hackenschmidt.

This applies to all aspects of life. If you really want to achieve something, you must make it a priority.

George Hackenschmidt Quote

Musculos by Osmar Schindler (1867-1927) German Painter

On August 6, 2013 by Physical Culturist

This was painted by a German artist at around 1907. This is not a painting of a striking landscape, nor a beautiful woman, but a young man who proudly flexes his bicep to show for those who do not have. Is he a model? Or is he an artist like the others? The tight composition resembles those of Baroque with the complex game of cross-references between the parties. The fact remains that it represents the tangible results of physical training.

Osmar Schindler (1867-1927). German painter

source: http://augustofornasier.blogspot.ca/2011_10_01_archive.html

If I Could Turn Back Time, I would Lift as a Child!

On August 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

If I knew then what I know now, I would have studied physical culture, strength training, and health much earlier in my life!

In 1894, Eugen Sandow (Father of Modern Bodybuilding) stated himself:

Strength is the ability to do and bear. Strength and health should be synonymous with life, and the first step toward their acquisition is knowledge of physiology and anatomy. I regret to find in this country, with its wonderful system of public schools, so little time devoted to these studies. To me they seem quite as essential as mathematics, and far more important astronomy which, I learn, receive an equal amount of attention.

the child hood of physical culture that I wish I had

Feats of Strength are Always Impressive!

On August 4, 2013 by Physical Culturist

This is an awesome illustration I stumbled upon surfing the internet… and I LOVE IT! It depicts a strongman lifting a heavy log, rendering the ordinary city folk around him stunned and impressed. If anybody knows the origin of this illustration, please let me know!

There are so many subtle messages behind this illustration. What messages do you think this conveys?

drawing of a strongman lifting a log

“Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.” – Jack LaLanne

On August 4, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.

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