Bobby Pandour: The Mysterious Muscle Man

Wladyslaw Kurcharczyk, or 'Bobby Pandour' is one of the most fascinating physical culturists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A gymnast by trade who published little in the way of training material, Pandour is widely regarded as having possessed one of the finest physiques of his time. That he claimed to have built... Continue Reading →

Bobby Pandour: The Mysterious Muscle Man

Wladyslaw Kurcharczyk, or 'Bobby Pandour' is one of the most fascinating physical culturists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A gymnast by trade who published little in the way of training material, Pandour is widely regarded as having possessed one of the finest physiques of his time. That he claimed to have built... Continue Reading →

P.H. Clias: An Early Pioneer

This website has, at time of writing, been operating for a little over six years. When I began Physical Culture Study┬ámy intent was to shed some light on the weird and wonderful of the fitness industry. Little did I know at the time of all the things I could write on! Somewhat shamefully it's dawned... Continue Reading →

P.H. Clias: An Early Pioneer

This website has, at time of writing, been operating for a little over six years. When I began Physical Culture Study┬ámy intent was to shed some light on the weird and wonderful of the fitness industry. Little did I know at the time of all the things I could write on! Somewhat shamefully it's dawned... Continue Reading →

The History of the Pull Up

There are some exercises so basic, so ubiquitous and so difficult that their origins are often taken for granted. Previously when detailing the history of the squat, we encountered the difficultly of tracing a movement found in every culture and arguably every human movement. The Chin Up and the Pull Up exercises offer a similar... Continue Reading →

The History of the Pull Up

There are some exercises so basic, so ubiquitous and so difficult that their origins are often taken for granted. Previously when detailing the history of the squat, we encountered the difficultly of tracing a movement found in every culture and arguably every human movement. The Chin Up and the Pull Up exercises offer a similar... Continue Reading →

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