The following infographic comes from the very talented folks over at life yoga centre and discusses some little tricks you can use to make your smoothie even more nutritious. So why not try them out for […]
Having discussed Bob Hoffman’s (failed) attempts to create a protein powder that was both tasty and efficient, the time seems right to examine Rheo H. Blair’s famous protein powder from the mid-twentieth century.
Iron game historians will long be aware that Blair’s protein powder was the go to supplement for bodybuilders, average trainees and even Hollywood stars of the 1960s and 1970s. It was one of the first protein supplements and was highly regarded by others in the industry including Vince Gironda.
Heck, so highly regarded was Blair’s protein that it was credited with adding pounds upon pounds of muscle in a short space of time. Some bodybuilders spent months eating nothing but the protein powder alongside some vitamin capsules.
So what exactly was in Blair’s protein and what made it so special?
There are people who support the theory that marijuana is beneficial for weightlifters, increasing our pain threshold as well as our appetite, and helping with our post-workout recovery. Many countries have legalized marijuana in the past 2 or 3 years, especially in the USA, and people are starting to feel less repulsive towards it.
However, when it comes to lifting and marijuana, the effects vary from one person to another. Here, we will deal with sturdy facts based on recent research regarding marijuana and its effect on human physiology.
This short article, published in the Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser in 1908, reveals that the obsessive nature of physical culturists has long been a problem for those outside the hobby. Hepworth-Dixon’s sharp tongue and […]
Every now and then we like to mix up our gym routines. For some of us this means an entirely new programme, while for others, just throwing in a different exercise can freshen things up. […]
Looking to workout like it’s 1960? Well come no further. Published in the mid-twentieth century, ‘The Weider System of Progressive Barbell Exercise’ was one of Joe Weider’s first attempts to introduce body-split training to the […]
While many credit Eugen Sandow as the father of modern day bodybuilding, very little is said about William, ‘Billy’, Murray, the world’s first recognisable bodybuilding champion. Today’s post will look at the interaction between Sandow, the unofficial father of bodybuilding and Murray, its first official king.
So who was William Murray? How did he win? And why has his place in bodybuilding history been largely forgotten?
Our latest post comes from the wonderful and talented Samantha Olivier from Ripped.me. We’re delighted to have Samantha featured on the site again and know you’ll enjoy her latest piece. Even though fitness has always been regarded as the […]
Born at the turn of the twentieth-century, Tony Sansone is perhaps one of the most famous physical culturists never to turn his hand to bodybuilding. Nevertheless his influence on bodybuilders and those seeking to get in shape was remarkable. Training under both Bernarr McFadden and Charles Atlas, Sansone developed one of the most sought after physiques in 1930s America.
He modelled, quite provocatively at times, wrote extensively on good nutrition and ran a series of gyms, which included a regular training spot for the legendary Steve Reeves. Shunning excessive bulk for definition and aesthetics, Sansone possessed a body that many men today would envy. Indeed, the renowned physical culture historian David Gentle once commented
If Sansone had been born in Greek antiquity, he would have been immortalized as a god.
With this in mind, today’s post looks at Sansone’s simple and effective way to build muscle mass while maintaining a relative level of leanness.
There’s no denying it. Nutrition is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. The effectiveness of any workout regime is drastically influenced by the kind of diet supporting it. Perhaps more than any other kind […]