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 athleticism.

Physical Culture - The Era Before Fancy Supplements and Drugs

Oldtime Physical Culture of the 18th and 19th century is often associated with the men of that era (Macfadden, Sandow, Hackenschmidt, Saxon, etc). Much forgotten, are the strongWOMEN who lifted and performed alongside these men, performing feats of strength that most men today are incapable of achieving. These women were not only strong and athletic, but were also beautiful!

Read about the Top 10 Oldtime Strongwomen! – http://physicalculturist.ca/top-10-oldtime-strongwomen/

Women's Golden Era of Physical Culture Oldtime Strongwomen

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