Physical Culture



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 Physical Culturist

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

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PHOTO: Arthur Saxon Bent-Pressing 2 Men Overhead

On January 1, 2014 by Physical Culturist

ARTHUR SAXON. This remarkable lifter performed this stunt when with the circus. The total weight of his two brothers shown above was well over 300 pounds. He had no difficulty in bent-pressing them, one arm overhead, daily.

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PHOTO: Bodybuilder Gene Jantzen with wife Pat, and 11-month-old son Kent (1947)

On January 1, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Bodybuilder Gene Jantzen with wife Pat, and eleven-month-old son Kent. Stanley Kubrick, photographer; 1947.

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Jean Stewart the Deadlifting (Great, Great) Grandma

On December 10, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Three years ago, Jean Stewart began to feel old. A proud woman, she realized she needed to make a change in her life to improve her long-term health. “I see people who are...

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The Body Shapes Of The World’s Best Athletes Compared Side By Side

On November 13, 2013 by Physical Culturist

We’ve been fascinated with the ideal human form since ancient Greece and before, although that ideal form has been constantly changing. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why Howard Schatz’s Athlete series is...

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Physiques of 19th Century Physical Culture

On November 10, 2013 by Physical Culturist

A short while ago, we asked our facebook fans which physique (male and female) they found most appealing. Interestingly enough, the majority of the votes went to physiques that resembled those of oldtime...

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Which Form of Exercise Do You Prefer?

On November 6, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Flexibility, conditioning and strength are all important factors in health and fitness. Your individual goals will determine which form is prioritized. Which form of exercise do you prefer? Feel free to list all...

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The History of Bodybuilding (by SportysHealth)

On November 4, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: First there was Milo of Croton, an Ancient Greek wrestler who trained by carrying a calf on his back. Then it was Arnold Schwarzenegger who would propel bodybuilding to new heights....

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Which Era of Bodybuilding Do You Belong In?

On November 3, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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The Sex Impulse and Achievement

On October 23, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Check out the image below! Keeping Fit 1919; was a 48-poster series produced by the U.S. Public Health Service and the YMCA in 1919. It was designed to educate teenage boys and young...

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Strive for Health and Strength, and Aesthetics Will Follow

On October 17, 2013 by Physical Culturist

The oldtime physical culturists of the early 1900’s knew that in order to improve your body composition, strength was the foundation from where you could re-build it. Building your health through proper eating...

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Fitness Ads – Then vs Now

On October 12, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Funny how times have changed. After spending years in the fitness industry, you’ll notice how things follow a trend, and that the trends tend to cycle over the years. The media is constantly...

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Strength Wisdom by George Hackenschmidt

On October 11, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Below is an amazing quote by oldtime strongman, George Hackenschmidt, on the importance of physical strength!

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PHOTO: Strength and Flexibility – Physical Culture!

On October 2, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Check out the impressive picture below! RESPECT! Physical Culture – Strength and Flexibility!

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