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Exercise and Health (Eugen Sandow, 1904)

On January 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

How few people associate the curing of ailments and irregularities by means of systematic exercise! Exercise is one of the primary essentials of existence from the lowest to the highest in animal life....

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Do We Inherit Shapely Bodies? (William Blaikie, 1879)

On January 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Millions of our people pass their lives in cities and towns, and at work which keeps them nearly all day in-doors. Many hours are devoted for days and years, under careful teachers, and...

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Why you Develop (W. R. Pope, 1902)

On January 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Probably the first question asked by those starting on a systematic course of exercise for developing and strengthening the entire muscular organism is, “why do we develop?” A writer on the physiology of...

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The Saxon Definition of Strength (Arthur Saxon, 1905)

On January 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

The usual idea about strength–I mean the idea of the average reader of health magazines–is generally a wrong one. Although a weightlifter (and weightlifters are supposed to be very narrow-minded in their views...

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Growing Stronger – Strength Training for Older Adults (CDC)

On January 6, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Why strength training? Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are...

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Are You Rich or Poor in Strength? (Charles Atlas, 1937)

On January 6, 2013 by Physical Culturist

The majority of people go through life envying the rich and regretting the fact that they are poor. They are always wishing that they could be rich. And yet there is one form...

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The Muscles of the Body (Link House Publications, 1947)

On January 6, 2013 by Physical Culturist

By Link House Publications, 1947 “It is a shameful thing,” wrote Socrates, one of the wisest of the ancient Greeks, to grow old in neglect without having realized to the utmost such strength...

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The Signs of a Poor Night’s Sleep (LEF)

On January 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

By Michael A. Smith, MD You feel sluggish and achy all the time. Your mood changes at the drop of a hat. Your boss thinks you’re losing your edge as you can’t seem...

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Can Resistance Exercise Improve Insulin Function? (LEF)

On January 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: Life Extension Blog By Michael A. Smith, MD Lean, toned muscle not only looks good, but also improves sugar metabolism. It does this by helping your body respond better to the all-important...

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Vitality Supreme (Bernarr Macfadden, 1915)

On January 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

…Vitality first of all means endurance and the ability to live long. It naturally indicates functional and organic vigor. You cannot be vital unless the organs of the body are possessed of at...

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Secrets of Muscular Power & Beauty (Charles Atlas, 1924)

On January 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

GOD’s best Gift to Man is RADIANT HEALTH. Without Health life is a burden. The normal, natural condition of the body is that of Vibrant Health. Because of our artificial manner of living,...

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Are you a Physical Culturist? (tragicallyfit)

On January 4, 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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Starting Strength (Mark Rippteoe)

On January 3, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Physical strength is the most important thing in life. This is true whether we want it to be or not. As humanity has developed throughout history, physical strength has become less critical to...

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What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do if You Can’t Fall Asleep?

On January 2, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Most of us experience difficulty sleeping from time to time but for some people the inability to fall asleep becomes a chronic condition. Tossing an turning hoping to finally fall asleep only increases...

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Melanocortin Receptor Expression Is Associated with Reduced CRP in Response to Resistance Training (American Physiological Society)

On January 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Study suggest changes in melanocortin receptor expression responsible for decrease in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in response to weight lifting: These data suggest that the observed responses in MCR expression and decreases in...

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How to Preserve Health & Attain Strength (Eugen Sandow, 1894)

On January 1, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Written by Eugen Sandow (Father of Modern Bodybuilding). Originally written for Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1894 and reprinted in ‘Strength & Health’ December 1940. YOU MIGHT LIKE:

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Two Brave Men Who Ate Nothing But Meat for an Entire Year

On September 10, 2009 by Physical Culturist

Low-carb diets and paleolithic nutrition are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Compared to the Standard American Diet, both of them are superb. This study describes how two men ate nothing but meat for an entire year with astonishing results!

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Strength Training For Children and Adolescents

On October 19, 2000 by Physical Culturist

An amazing show of strength!

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