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Fitness Myth: Lifting light weights for high reps will “shape and tone” your muscles

On July 14, 2013 by Physical Culturist

There is no such thing as “firming and toning.” There is only stronger and weaker. – Mark Rippetoe

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Sandow Wisdom – The Bicycle

On July 13, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Eugen Sandow (Father of Bodybuilding) was a huge fan of bicycling!

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Sandow Wisdom – Dumbbells and Barbells

On July 12, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Dumbbells and Barbells – Many people today are finally discovering the benefits of strength training with free weights. Eugen Sandow (The Father of Bodybuilding), talked about their benefits all the way back in...

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VIDEO: Eugen Sandow (The Father of Modern Bodybuilding) Posing in 1903

On July 11, 2013 by Physical Culturist

A short clip of Eugen Sandow (The Father of Modern Bodybuilding) posing in 1903. Showing off his amazing musculature, he finishes his routine with an awesome backflip! A true example of Physical Culture!...

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Sandow Wisdom – The Importance of Exercise

On July 11, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Some Eugen Sandow Wisdom on the Importance of Physical Exercise! Are you getting enough exercise? what kind of exercise do you do?

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What is a Physical Culturist?

On July 11, 2013 by Physical Culturist

When I ask you whether or not you’re a physical culturist how do you respond? Most will respond that they don’t really know because they don’t know what a physical culturist is. Physical...

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Sandow Wisdom – Exercise in the Open Air

On July 10, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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Sandow Wisdom – Sleep

On July 10, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Rest is extremely important. Are you getting enough sleep? Better sleep = Better Gains. Here’s some old school sleep advice from the father of bodybuilding, Eugen Sandow! written in 1894.

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Sandow Wisdom – Nutrition

On July 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Some words of wisdom about nutrition from the father of bodybuilding, Eugen Sandow! – written in 1894!

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You’re As Old As Your Legs (by Brooks Kubik)

On July 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

(by Brooks Kubik) “John Grimek did plenty of heavy squats in his 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. He said he did them to keep his legs straight — and there’s a lot of truth...

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Jettison Barbell Curl Technique For Bigger Arms!

On June 28, 2013 by Physical Culturist

For those of you who have hit a plateau with their arm growth. Here’s an interesting technique you can try! NOTE: I recommend this only for experienced trainees. Novice lifters can still get...

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Western vs. Eastern Medicine

On June 27, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Western medicine sees the body as a machine, where you try to fix a broken part or take it out. In Eastern Medicine, the body is seen as a garden. If the leaves...

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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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Natural Cures

On June 26, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: http://livelovefruit.com/2013/06/natural-cures-ultimate-list/ Common ailments normally respond very well to the treatment with herbal remedies and fruit and vegetables. Using alternative means to treat your ailments is a common practice in all areas of...

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7 Tips from Dave Tate

On June 26, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Here are 7 tips that you can use for instant results, by Dave Tate–founder of Elite Fitness Systems. These tips were posted on Testosterone Nation’s facebook page.

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Top 10 Things That Work

On June 18, 2013 by Physical Culturist

By Brook Kubik, at Dinosaur Training Blog: http://dinosaurtraining.blogspot.ca/

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Top 10 Things That Don’t Work

On June 15, 2013 by Physical Culturist

By Brook Kubik, at Dinosaur Training Blog: http://dinosaurtraining.blogspot.ca/

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Have Trouble Sleeping? – Count Reps!

On June 3, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Regular folks use the “counting sheep” technique to help themselves fall asleep at night. For lifters like us, such mediocre techniques simply don’t work–the mere thought of sheep makes us hungry, making it...

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What Your Food Cravings Really Mean

On June 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Here’s a pretty cool table that shows how certain cravings for food are an indication of nutritional deficiencies. Refer to this table below to see what your food cravings are telling you! source:...

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How to Do More Pull Ups (Ladder Method)

On May 31, 2013 by Physical Culturist

“At the Texas SWAT Competition 2000, two officers from the Houston area told me that they had upped their pull-up max from 10 to 20 with the ‘I go, you go’ approach. Just...

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