Jack Lalanne’s Power Drink (Playboy Magazine, 1984)

Coming from the 1984 Playboy interview previously covered on this website, the Lalanne 'Power Drink' serves as a timely reminder that one of the oldest physical culturists in the game was adamant about the importance of vitamins, minerals and copious amounts of vegetables. Let it serve as a timely reminder to eat, or in this... Continue Reading →

Eating Advice from the Russian Lion

While the name George Hackenschmidt is often associated with wrestling more so than physical culture, there is no doubting the strength and physical prowess of the 'Russian Lion'. An adept weightlifter and renowned grappler, Hackenschmidt's career in the early twentieth century saw him become of the most famous athletes throughout the Western speaking world. Coupled with this,... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Bodybuilding

Vegetarian bodybuilding? Is such a thing even possible? Oftentimes when vegetarians embark on the weightlifting adventure, they're met with derision from those already on the path. How could you possibly get in enough protein? Won't your diet be carb heavy? And how do you plan to avoid deficiencies? Having previously discussed Vince Gironda's vegetarian meal plan, today's... Continue Reading →

Vince Gironda’s Lacto-Vegetarian Diet

The following extract comes from Vince Gironda’s 1984 Book: Unleashing the Wild Physique (available here). This book cannot be recommended highly enough, from VInce’s no nonsense take on steroids to his innovative training techniques. Today’s post comes from Vince’s advice on a lacto-vegetarian diet. The Lacto-Vegetarian Diet This is the easiest diet to follow because you can eat as much as... Continue Reading →

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