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Men Are Getting Weaker — Because We’re Not Raising Men

On August 23, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Young American males are losing touch with a critical element of true masculinity.

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5 Timeless Lessons

On August 3, 2016 by Physical Culturist

If some trainer or coach has been pushing the same principle for 70 to 100 years, chances are it's worth adopting.

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9 Ways Bodybuilding Improves Your Life

On June 5, 2016 by Physical Culturist

While bodybuilding will certainly improve your physique it will also enhance your life in numerous other ways.

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What’s Wrong With Men Today?

On October 6, 2015 by Physical Culturist

There’s no denying it, men as a whole are getting weaker. To our own detriment as a society, as a nation, and as a world, we are progressively getting more and more comfortable with our weakness.

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

On September 12, 2015 by Physical Culturist

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!

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VIDEO: This 77-year-old grandma can lift more than you

On November 30, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Most grandmothers, especially those reaching 80 years of age, can be counted on for cozy hugs, surprise gifts, and gray hair. So you may be surprised when you meet Willie Murphy, a 77-year-old grandmother who can do one-handed push-ups and deadlift 215 pounds.

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If I Had My Way | by Tommy Kono

On October 21, 2014 by Physical Culturist

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.

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Why People Think Bodybuilders Are Dumb

On October 10, 2014 by Physical Culturist

The false assumption that bodybuilders are “dumb” more than likely stems from two different places. These two places being insecurity and jealousy.

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

On September 14, 2014 by Physical Culturist

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.

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Why Every Man Should Be Strong

On August 16, 2014 by Physical Culturist

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?"

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Awe-Inspiring Pictures Of Shaolin Monks Training

On August 2, 2014 by Physical Culturist

It is in my opinion that Shaolin Monks are an embodiment of physical culture. Here is a compilation of photos showing the intense training that the Shaolin Monks go through.

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

On July 28, 2014 by Physical Culturist

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.

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

On July 1, 2014 by Physical Culturist

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.

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PHOTO: Oscar Marineau 850 Pound Merry-Go-Round Feat

On April 5, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Oscar Marineau, one of the greatest of lightweight strongmen, supporting fully 850 pounds in performing this human merry-go-round feat.

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PHOTO: Circus “Muscle Girl” Flexing Biceps

On January 27, 2014 by Physical Culturist

As hard to believe as it is these days, this woman was a muscle girl in the circus.

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Old Time Strongman Training Methods

On January 24, 2014 by Matthew Chan

Some insight on how old time strongmen trained to achieve their legendary physiques and strength!

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PHOTO: Thomas Inch Lifting a Man on a Bicycle

On January 24, 2014 by Matthew Chan

Old time strongman Thomas Inch, lifting a man on a bicycle with one hand! Read: Old Time Strongman Training Methods

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PHOTO: Doug Hepburn Balancing Act

On January 23, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Here is a photo of Weightlifter Doug Hepburn balancing a 145lb man atop a 205lb bar. Looks like fun.

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Vintage Exercise Equipment (The Origins of Cybex Space)

On January 21, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Some photos and information of some of the world's earliest exercise machines. Can you guess what the functions of these machines were?

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The World’s Most Hardcore Gym

On January 17, 2014 by Physical Culturist

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.

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Old Time Strongman Diets

On January 13, 2014 by Matthew Chan

Some insight on how old time strongmen ate to achieve their legendary physiques and strength!

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PHOTO: 9 Year Old Strongman, 1951

On January 9, 2014 by Physical Culturist

In this photo, 9 year old Paul Oudinot holds his brother and sister aloft on kids t.v. show, Grand Chance Round Up, Kids compete for a prize of a week’s work at Hamid’s Steel Pier at Atlantic City.

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Eugen Sandow – “Exercise Keeps Me in Condition”

On January 7, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Like many people who get into lifting, Eugen Sandow started off a weak and sickened young man.

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PHOTO: Oldtime Circus Strongwoman Flexing Her Bicep!

On January 5, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Oldtime Circus Strongwoman Flexing Her Bicep!

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PHOTO: Mohammad Ali Khan Qavam al-Molk during the Qajar period

On January 1, 2014 by Matthew Chan

Mohammad Ali Khan Qavam al-Molk during the Qajar period, performing a strength stunt, lifting 2 men.

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