New findings published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal say up to 24,000 people in Ireland could have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes but the Diabetes Ireland charity believes the number is much higher. Up to […]
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Hero of Perfected Mass
This article, written by Abe Peck, first appeared in Rolling Stone magazine (214) on June 3rd, 1976
Outside the hotel Burgers Park, in Pretoria, South Africa, a group of black workmen in baggy pants and clean white shirts form a circle and drink bootleg “Zulu beer” from brown paper containers. A few feet farther on, a line of black women, kerchiefs on their heads and flowing dresses masking their bodies, wait for “Nie-blanke” (nonwhite) buses to take them to houseclean for white people. Across the street, urchins in scuffed shoes sell newspapers that scream about the hard rain falling in Angola and the soft kiss that Liz Taylor had given her black chauffeur.
But on the enclosed lawn at the Burgers Park hotel, there’s a completely different reality. You might even call it a universe of its own.
Who is the strongest man in the World? Ever since man began to lift heavy objects for fun, there has been an insatiable desire to know who is the strongest.
It was this desire that led to the creation of the World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Competition in 1977, a yearly event that has since become an industry in it’s own right.
Today we look at the creation and execution of the first ever WSM event, a competition that saw bodybuilders carry fridges, Olympic Weightlifters out lift power lifters and the four finalists battle it out in a tug of war competition.
Attached below is Bernarr McFadden’s classical book Vitality Supreme. Whilst McFadden wrote a number of works, Vitality Supreme is one of the more interesting publications. Luckily for us in 2014, it’s also free to download and free to read.
Find out McFadden’s advice for strengthening your stomach, improving your diet and building inner strength. It’s a great book for the strength enthusiast and the physical culture historian alike.
So go on, download it now and enjoy it for yourself!
It’s a question anyone with an interest in health or fitness has asked themselves at one point or another. Nowadays 7-8 hours a night is prescribed with such regularity that it becomes almost annoying.
To help us determine what makes a good sleep and how long we should actually rest, today we look at the 1915 Book Vitality Supreme by famed Physical Culturist Bernarr McFadden. A controversial figure, McFadden ran a Physical Culture Empire that encompassed everything from health hotels to magazines. While not all of his advice would be accepted today, his opinion on what makes a good sleep is undoubtedly interesting reading.
So without further adieu, here’s is what one of the fathers of modern day physical culture had to say about sleep
Want to live to be 100?
According to the Lancelot diet, equality and strong public health measures all play a part in the fight against death!
Interesting piece from yesterday’s Irish Times about the growing obesity epidemic and how it affects Irish workplaces Fat is a workplace issue.
Can techno music help you run faster? Will heavy metal make you stronger? The Folks at Fix.com have created a fascinating infographic detailing the effects that different kinds of music have on exercise. Well worth […]
Low fat? That has to be healthy right?
Before putting that food into your basket snatch a glance at the ingredient list. Most often you’ll be met with a list of items that seems more akin to a laboratory than a kitchen. So what are things like xanthum gum or methylcellulose?
What are their functions and what are they made from?
From yesterday’s Irish Times. Nice to see mainstream media beginning to turn away from the idea that fats are evil. Particularly interesting is the throwaway line about carbohydrates being problematic as well… Advice to cut […]