Supplements Bodybuilding Forgot: Bob Hoffman’s Fish Protein Powder

Bodybuilders, its fair to say, will often try just about anything to gain another pound of muscle mass. A practice that has resulted in some fascinating products hitting the shelves. Today's product, York's 'Protein from the Sea', protein powder emerged in the 1960s and promised to harness the pure protein of fish to build muscle.... Continue Reading →

The History of Calorie Counting

Ah yes the much-maligned calorie. Whether you’ve ever tried to lose weight, put on mass or even just feel okay about eating junk food, chances are you’ve come across those pesky calorie numbers on food labels. You may be surprised to learn that despite the ubiquity of calorie counting in today’s society, this unit of... Continue Reading →

Bodybuilding and the Mail Order Ad

From Eugen Sandow to Charles Atlas, physical culturists have long made a living through mail order ads. Check out this old Arnie one from the late 1960s flogging the latest Weider product. So next time you grow weary of the hyperbole from today's modern advertisements, just remember that such ads are a time honoured tradition... Continue Reading →

Trans Fats in the USA

Ah yes the trans fat. Now reviled as one of the most unhealthy substances a human can eat, trans fats were once presented as the epitome of clean eating in the United States. They were cheap to manufacture, easy to cook with and marketed with aplomb. Today we look at the fascinating history of the... Continue Reading →

Why Coconut Oil Isn’t Fit for Pigs!

Have you heard about the health benefits of Coconut Oil? It’s great for energy, will help you burn fat and can even help you stave off infections. Coconut juice was even used as an IV Drip for injured soldiers during the Second World War. It’s been labelled a ‘super food’ by many in the dietary... Continue Reading →

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