Book Review: Alyssa Ages, Secrets of Giants

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of speaking with Alyssa Ages, an independent journalist who is also a strength fanatic. At the time Ages was working on a novel about the mindset of strength athletes (specifically those competing in World Strongest Man/World Strongest Women style events). The book has subsequently been published and I... Continue Reading →

The History of the Glute Ham Raise

Owing to the inquisitive nature of a PCS reader, I've finally gotten my act together, or at least come close enough to some semblance of normality, to go down the rabbit hole once again. The topic of todays post, is the rather more niche but nevertheless effective Glute Ham Raise (GHR) machine. Having spent years... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: History and Development of Sports Insurance

Sports have been an integral part of human civilization for centuries, fostering camaraderie, competition, and personal growth. As the popularity of sports has grown, so has the need for protective measures, including insurance, to mitigate the risks associated with athletic endeavors. The history of sports insurance is a fascinating journey that reflects the evolving landscape... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: All You Need to Know about the History of Health Promotion

Health promotion, the process of enabling individuals and communities to take control of their health and well-being, has a rich history that spans centuries. From early preventive measures to modern public health campaigns, the evolution of health promotion reflects changing societal attitudes, advancements in medical knowledge, and the recognition of the importance of holistic well-being.... Continue Reading →

What Are the Most Common Lies in Fitness?

I should be untruthful did I follow the example of certain strong men who have made it their business to say they are weakly invalids at the commencement of their training, but, by the secret method, made themselves into strong men … Arthur Saxon, The Development of Physical Power (London, 1905), 3. I'm hurt, I'm... Continue Reading →

Guest Post: The History and Evolution of Public Gyms

The fitness industry has experienced significant growth and transformation over the years, with public gyms playing a central role in promoting physical fitness and well-being. From humble beginnings to the sprawling fitness centers we see today, the evolution of the public gym reflects changing societal attitudes towards health, exercise, and personal fitness goals. If you... Continue Reading →

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