Guest Post: The Basics of Barefoot Running

The following post comes from the talented Dan Chabert who is writing about barefoot running, a topic of interest to runners and bodybuilders alike. Whether you're interested in taking up barefoot running or simply improving your form, this article will no doubt be of value. Enjoy!  Bring up Barefoot Running in a group of runners and the... Continue Reading →

Running by John McCallum (1967)

Known more for his incredible bulking routines than a love of aerobics, the following article comes from John McCallum, one of physical culture's best known writers in the twentieth-century. Seeking to marry aerobic and anaerobic forms of exercise, the article (first published in 1967) is an interesting reminder that the idea of 'cardio' having a place in... Continue Reading →

The History of the Foam Roller

What could be simpler? Just hop on a piece of foam and roll up and down... anyone could do that right? Yes, anyone can but few do. Why? Mainly because it hurts. It's effective but my god is it sore. Yes today we are talking about the foam roller, the cost-effective means of massaging aching muscles and... Continue Reading →

A Brief History of the Treadmill

When it comes to physical activity, the treadmill often feels like a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Well that's because it is. In the early 1800s, an English Civil Engineer named Sir William Cubitt devised the World's first treadmill as a means of punishing and reforming England's prisoners. Disgusted by the idleness of the... Continue Reading →

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