WAY OF LIFE
Many of the oldtime strongmen were not only extremely strong, but they were also muscular and relatively lean and stayed that way year-round. They did not follow any “bulking” or “cutting” phases and managed to get stronger while staying lean and healthy. They also did not rely on any fancy supplements or drugs.
That being said, it is important to consider that back then, people were not as sedentary as they are today, and processed foods were not as common. The quality of crops and meats were also much higher back then. Another thing to consider is that these strongmen were circus performers or full-time athletes, who required large amounts of food to sustain their active lifestyles.
Hopefully, the information presented above will have given you some ideas on what you can incorporate into your own diet in order to build muscle and strength. Combined with a proper strength training regimen, you too can achieve the physiques and strength of the old timers!
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