Old Time Strongman Diets

On January 13, 2014 by Matthew Chan


eugen sandow diet

Also known as the Father of Modern Bodybuilding, Eugen Sandow was a man of moderation.

I am myself no believer in a special diet, still less in a rigid one, as necessary while training. – Eugen Sandow

I do not care for anything intoxicating (hard liquor), but do enjoy a beer or some wine on occasion. I never touch tea or coffee. I eat “plain”, wholesome food for the most part, but do “indulge” on occasion. I have my meals at regular intervals, and prefer simple foods that are easy to digest. I chew my food well and believe strongly that mastication is a key to good health. – Eugen Sandow

Eugen Sandow was a proponent of raw eggs and meat:

The old nonsense on this subject, about raw eggs and underdone meat, seems to be passing away, and more rational views now prevail. – Eugen Sandow

Sandow’s Typical Day:

Year round I take cold baths, and afterwards, I do a light-weight dumbell routine. I then have breakfast, then attend to my correspondence. I then enjoy seeing my friends. After this, I typically go for a long walk or if it is not sunny, I will take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. I have my dinner promptly at 7 p.m., then attend my evening performance. After appearing at the theatre, I will have my evening cold bath, followed by a late night supper. – Eugen Sandow

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