Eugene Sandow known as the Father of Modern Bodybuilding in England developed and promoted the first bodybuilding show known as “The Great Show” in 1891 in England. Sandow put on other athletic and weight lifting spectacles a pre-competition entertainment for the crowd of nearly 2000 people.Read More
The Nike Research Lab also has a copper-sweating robot, named Hal, which tests the clothing in different types of environments. The robot is kept in a chamber that can be set to different environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity.Read More
From my previous post about the history of bodybuilding, I spoke about Eugene Sandow who revolutionized the sport of bodybuilding. He pioneered the fit physique as opposed to the oversized and overweight strong man. His form of strength was shown in his symmetrical muscle tone and leaner physique. Nowadays, body builders can be extremely massive in size. It seems that the majority of body builders have drifted towards building their physiques in a way that broadens their chest, back and shoulders which gives them a larger frame to sit larger arms on. However, their core physique has stayed similar to that of Sandow. They want a tight tapered v-shape down to their waist and then large trunk like thighs that sit atop massive but lean calves. Another defining characteristic of bodybuilder’s physiques now are the separation of muscles. For example, if a judge sees a guy with one whole pectoral looking complex and then the next contestant has clear definition between the upper, middle, and lower pectorals the judge will most likely think the second contestant is in better shape.
Sandow revolutionized the slender strong man but it appears that over time bodybuilders have slowly shifted back to gaining huge muscles in particular areas. Sandow was a very symmetrical looking human overall with not crazy broad shoulders, back or chest. Now you will see bodybuilders who literally look like a walking, talking, upside-down traffic cone. Although judges for the IFBB take many different things into account, many of them are looking for the separation of muscles within a muscle group and overall size of muscles again.
One reason these devices are useful is because you do not need to be confined to a treadmill or indoor StairMaster at the gym to get your workout summary. Most wearables track your heart rate during exercise as well.Read More
By playing fitness video games at least 3.5 hours each week, you’ll already be on your way to meeting some of the adult physical activity guidelines.Read More
Ever had a great workout to your favorite tunes? That might not be as good as you think! According to cognitive neuroscientist, Daniel Levitin, listening to music actually makes you less productive during your workout!Read More
These movies can help get you motivated! Watch these movies to get inspired as well as to enjoy those much needed rest days of yours.Read More
During finals, how many times are we actually getting up and moving our bodies to get our blood flowing? To get coffee or caffeine, maybe? To get food or snacks to binge eat, maybe? What about to literally get our bodies moving like doing an exercise or physical activity—barely.Read More
By definition, strength is the ability to resist force, and that force can be external, or internal. In reality, it always starts internally. Strength starts with the mind.Read More
Putting off important tasks has never been easier. It’s preventing us from achieving so much. There are so many better things we could be doing instead of the endless cycle of putting things off. Here are some tips to help you cut your procrastination habit.Read More
Goals are extremely important in the fitness industry. Being successful in our goals takes planning. To be successful, knowing the pathway to our goals is how we can achieve them. So how can we ensure our goals? Here are seven ways to increase your chances of being successful in your fitness goals!Read More