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Exercise vs. Medicine (Eugen Sandow, 1902)

On September 27, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Perfect health is consciousness of full vitality, of exhilaration, keen enjoyment of life, and strength to perform any task, and it is a melancholy reflection that not one in a thousand men and...

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What Does Physical Culture Mean To You?

On September 17, 2013 by Physical Culturist

We posted a question on our facebook page, asking everyone what Physical Culture means to them. As Randy Roach puts it (author of Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors), In actuality, everyone practices their own...

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Physical Culture – The Era Before Fancy Supplements and Drugs

On September 16, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Physical culturists of the early 19th century did not have the luxury of fancy supplements and drugs. Through methodical physical training, proper eating and adequate rest, they achieved amazing physiques, strength, health and...

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The Way of the Physical Culturist

On September 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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The Way of the Squat Rack

On September 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

One must step into the squat rack with the correct attitude, for if one does not prepare mentally and spiritually, one will get crushed, physically. The Way of the Squat Rack is a...

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Yulia Vins, Russian Powerlifter Has the Face of a Porcelain Doll and the Body of an Amazon

On August 31, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Yulia Viktorovna Vins, or Julia Vins, as she is known in the online bodybuilding and powerlifting communities, is a 17-year old Russian powerlifter who recently shot to Internet fame after a series of...

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George Hackenschmidt on Strength of Body and Mind

On August 25, 2013 by Physical Culturist

More insight from the Russian Lion, George Hackenschmidt!

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George Hackenschmidt On The Importance of Outdoor Life

On August 23, 2013 by Physical Culturist

This is a photo of oldtime physical culturist George Hackenschmidt in his golden years, still thriving!

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George Hackenschmidt on the Combination of Different Types of Physical Training

On August 21, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Some wise words from oldtime physical culturist George Hackenschmidt (1908). This brings back to memory the beginning of bodybuilding, where contestants were required to not only show off their physiques, but to also...

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Peary Rader Words of Wisdom

On August 16, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Peary Rader was a rounded Physical Culturist who strongly believed in a balance of mind, body and spirit. As the physiques of the defining sport became more outstanding and out of balance with...

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Health Can Never Be Divorced From Strength (George Hackenschmidt)

On August 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Wise words from oldtime strongman, George Hackenschmidt!

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Earle E. Liederman Quote

On August 3, 2013 by Physical Culturist

“A man can become stronger no matter how much nature has handicapped him by giving him a lack of inches, or a small frame. Even those in ill health can be made strong,...

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Manohar Aich (100 Years Young) Reveals His Secrets to Longevity

On July 28, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Manohar Aich is a great example of a physical culturist! At over 100 years young, he continues to grow strong!

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Before Zumba or CrossFit, there was Physical Culture

On June 27, 2013 by Physical Culturist

The term “physical culture” refers to a movement promoting exercise and an active lifestyle that became especially popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Read more at: http://nashvillepubliclibrary.org/offtheshelf/before-zumba-or-crossfit-there-was-physical-culture/#sthash.Fr9OkQ4q.dpuf

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Muscular Power and Beauty by Bernarr Macfadden (1906)

On May 29, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Written by the father of physical culture, Bernarr Macfadden, all the way back in 1906. It still holds true today! “Muscular power is beginning to assume its proper importance in the minds of...

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Build Your Strength to Build Your Health!

On May 14, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Written by Brooks Kubik, Dinosaur Training Blog “In the old days, there was no difference between training for strength and training for health… Back then, the leaders in the Iron Game wanted you...

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Importance of Physical Culture in Modern Society

On March 22, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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