Regular exercising is very important for maintaining the overall health and staying fit. Thanks to the exercises, the joints strengthen, the body becomes more flexible and heart health improves. You get both mental and energy boost and relieve stress thanks to the release of toxins. Of course, the physical appearance changes to the better as well. Still, in order for an exercise to work its magic and be beneficial, one has to do it properly and practice safety all the time. This is especially important after some kind of plastic surgery. No matter how much you’re eager to get back into your usual routine, under no circumstances should you jeopardize your health.
The following post comes from the immensely talented Erny Peibst of jackednatural.com. If you’re looking for advice on the best natural supplements to take or simply a review of the latest training trends, I highly recommend it.
Guys who’ve just hopped on the bodybuilding bandwagon might have heard of legendary names such as Ronnie Colemanand Dorian Yates whispered from the shadows in their local gyms…
But how good really were these guys?
And more importantly…who was the best bodybuilder ever?
If you’ve decided to become a bodybuilder, you owe it to yourself to know who the king of this sport was.
But the answer to this question all depends on how you define the ‘best bodybuilder ever’.
Here’s a few ways to judge who the best bodybuilder of all time is:
Who won the most Mr Olympia titles
Who’s made the most impact on the sport
The most aesthetic guy
The biggest and most shredded guy of all
The most Mr Olympia titles – Lee Haney and Ronnie Coleman (8x)
Who had the biggest impact on bodybuilding – Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was the star in Pumping Iron. If you haven’t already seen it, order it off amazon…like straight after you finish reading this article, it’s amazing.
The most aesthetic Mr Olympia – Arnold, Franco Columbo, Frank Zane or Lee Haney.
The biggest & most shredded: Ronnie Coleman or Phil Heath.
So it depends how you interpret the question ‘who is the best bodybuilder ever’.
However, Arnold Schwarzenegger is regarded by many as the greatest ever.
He won 7 Sandow trophies
He changed the world’s opinion on bodybuilding; from being disgusted to intrigued.
He built one of the greatest physiques of all time. Huge mass with a tiny waist – a look that’s still highly coveted by gym rats to this day (50 years later).
Arnie sounds like a worthy choice to me.
However, for entertainment purposes I’m going to select the top 5 bodybuilders of all time, and put them on stage against each other.
Though born in Vienna in 1873, Alois P. Swoboda became one of America’s most popular and famous physical culturists of the early twentieth-century. Preaching a system of bodyweight only exercises, Swoboda ran a successful mail-order […]
The fitness industry, was and is, a notoriously dubious business place. For every honest athlete seeking to help his fellow trainer, there are dozens of genetically blessed individuals who seek to make a living with half-truths.
This chicanery, is however, a time honoured tradition as evidenced by today’s article. Surveying the great names of the physical culture game, today’s post looks at the forerunners to the current market industry and demonstrates how many sought to promote their products over the truth. Unsurprisingly names like Sandow, Sick and Inch all feature.
So if you thought that deceit was a new phenomena in bodybuilding, you are sorely mistaken!
The Physical Culture Creed We Believe… That our bodies are our most glorious possession; that health-wealth is our greatest asset; that every influence which interferes with the attainment of superb, buoyant health should be recognised […]
The following article on diuretics comes from 1960s bodybuilding magazine, Muscle Builder. Though now a commonplace drug used by pro bodybuilders to ‘lose water weight’ and increase definition on the day of a show, diuretics were a relatively new phenomenon in the 1960s, hence the magazine’s admiration for the ‘wonder drug’.
Nowadays the drugs are synonymous with highly uncomfortable side effects and in extreme cases, death. Similar to our previous posts on steroids, the article highlight’s the sports initial naivety to the drug.
Bodybuilding and physical culture has, at its core, always been about pushing the limits of nutritional consumption. After all, no other sport promotes periods of intense dieting in the manner of the iron game. The quest for new nutritional approaches has led to some rather interesting diets, Armand Tanny’s raw meat diet being a case in point.
For those of us too young to remember, Tanny was a highly influential name in the bodybuilding business of yesteryear. An accomplished bodybuilder in his own right (Winner in the 1949 Pro. Mr. America and the 1950 Mr. USA competitions), Tanny also spent many decades writing on bodybuilding for the various Weider magazines.
Unlike his fellow iron game compatriots however, Tanny followed an almost entirely raw diet. That meant raw milk, raw vegetables and of course, raw meats.
So what prompted Tanny to follow this diet, what did the diet entail, and what can the modern lifter learn from it?
Having previously discussed Rheo H. Blair’s revolutionary protein blend on this site, it seems only fair to look at another Blair invention, the ‘$1000 method to cook your eggs’ . Why $1,000? Well according to […]
A number of days ago I stumbled across the June 1966 issue of Muscular Development, a bodybuilding magazine that has been home to some of the greatest names in the sport. In the Mail From Muscledom column a […]