RECENT POSTS:



 

How to be Healthy

On February 27, 2013 by Physical Culturist

I think there are two different approaches to living a healthy life. One is to try very hard to avoid everything which current opinion holds to be bad for you, be guided by...

Read More →

Eugen Sandow Quote

On February 26, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Eugen Sandow, the Father of Modern Bodybuilding!

Read More →

Too Many Marathons Can Kill

On February 20, 2013 by Physical Culturist

“Running too fast, too far and for too many years may speed one’s progress towards the finish line of life.” Running too many marathons in a lifetime could be dangerous for the heart...

Read More →

The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease (AJCN.org)

On January 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

(American Society for Clinical Nutrition) The importance of maintaining muscle mass and physical and metabolic functions in the elderly is well-recognized. Less appreciated are the diverse roles of muscle throughout life and the...

Read More →

Association between muscular strength and mortality in men (prospective cohort study)

On January 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Muscular Strength and Rates of Death in Men 20-80 source: http://www.somersetmedicalcenter.com/142558.cfm by Pamela Jones, MA Cardiovascular fitness has been shown to be a powerful tool against many diseases including the number one killer...

Read More →

Suggestions About Sleep

On January 9, 2013 by Physical Culturist

source: Vitality Supreme (1915), by Bernarr Macfadden Click here to buy the full book! Sleep is one of the first essentials in maintaining or in building vitality. There are differences of opinion as...

Read More →

The Importance of Strength Training for Middle Age and Older Adults (Adam Yezer, ELITEFTS)

On January 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

By Adam Yezer For www.EliteFTS.com Do you hope to maintain your quality of life as you age? Is it important for you to be able to perform daily tasks, enjoy recreational activities, and...

Read More →

Why Exercise Is Important For Vitality (Bernarr Macfadden, 1915)

On January 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Exercise for Vitality Building Inactivity is non-existence. It means death. Our bodily powers and organs were given to us for a definite purpose. Failure to use them brings serious penalties. There can be...

Read More →

Why Men Should Exercise Daily (William Blaikie, 1879)

On January 8, 2013 by Physical Culturist

The advantages to men of a well-built body, kept in thorough repair, are very great. Those of every class, whose occupation is sedentary, soon come to appreciate this. Some part of the machinery...

Read More →

Muscular Strength and Adiposity as Predictors of Adulthood Cancer Mortality in Men (CEBP)

On January 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Summary of study by: CBASS We already have good evidence that aerobic fitness lessens cancer risk; see the Miracle of Movement http://www.cbass.com/MiracleMovement.htm . We also know the overweight kills: http://www.cbass.com/Overweightkills.htm . This study...

Read More →

My Muscles Keep Me Young – Says Sandow (Earle Liederman, 1924)

On January 7, 2013 by Physical Culturist

From the US ‘Muscle Builder’ December 1924. Earle Liederman visits Sandow at his Institute at St. James’s, London. EUGEN SANDOW lives! That immortal figure in athletic history, whose name throughout Christendom has become...

Read More →

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....

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →

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...

Read More →