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                                                              Physical Culture

The first idea of a name for this site was to be called something like Modern Physical Culture. Some people might be confused by the term physical culture as it is not often used these days but once-upon-a-time physical culture represented health, strength and longevity. In the 1800’s and early 1900’s people would lift weights, eat whole foods, move around lots every day and they stayed lean, strong and robust well into their 80’s and even 90’s. Staying strong is paramount to good health especially as we age. The lack of exercise and movement in general amongst today’s society along with food that no longer resembles food, and a million man made chemicals in everything we eat drink or breathe, means that the baby boomers from the 1950’s and 60’s are now feeling the pace of life. Modern diseases is escalating beyond control and the health sector looks like it is about to collapse, we have the new generations being born in the US right now supposedly  to be the first generation not expected to out live their own parents, so it’s time to go back to basics.

Choose not to end up as a drug laced vegetable dependant on your family and society to look after you as you dribble your way through the last decade or two of your life on this earth. Remember simply eating real foods and participating in some kind of weight baring exercise is essential to living a full existence and avoiding disease, especially the kinds of diseases that are associated with old age. Many diseases seen as ‘the norm’ or common when we age are not actually ‘normal’ to getting old when you look at the very few tribal people and traditional living societies still around today.

Join the Physical Culture revolution today and live as long as you can as well as you can and enjoy every second you have on this planet

BodyBuilding Diets

Body Building Diets

Body-builders know how to get shredded. Still, there are many conflicting diets, and many a forum debate that rumbles on around the world, people arguing that one way works better than the other. One thing is for sure, for decades bodybuilders in the most part have been cutting carbs to get lean. (no I’m not carb bashing, its just a fact)

For Body-builders, diets are a little more extreme, They diet for a set period of time, 12 weeks 16 weeks or there abouts. Bodybuilders are looking to get down to….2% 3% or so with their body fat so this is not your average person looking for less love handles or even trying to see those elusive abs, even so, we can all learn from the bodybuilder / physique athlete. After all why not learn from the best? 

  Things need to be kept simple. And some no nonsense approaches like diets laid out by the following professionals are diets I like. They get results where results are needed. Remember though, every one is different and any of the following diets can be used to good effect but you should always look to personalise the diet when you know your body well.

  The Metabolic Diet 
 
Dr Mauro Di Pasquale has been writing books, personally helping people and handing out fantastic, science based information for years!

  Mauro is a man that has walked the walk and had a successful power lifting career. Just google the metabolic diet and see all the great reviews from people that have had success with it. The fact that it is still a popular book today shows you just how well this dieting  principle works.

Dave Palumbo    

Dave Palumbo was over 300lbs on stage at 1 or 2 % body fat when he competed as a Body-builder. Known for his column in a bodybuilding magazine writing as ‘The Anabolic Freak’ Dave is another man that has been there and do it all. Dave has worked with literally thousands of people getting ready for physique competitions and is a bit of a Nutritional Guru. If you can stick with his diet, you will achieve your dream physique.

Strong Lifts 5×5   

 Strong lifts 5×5 is a website dedicated to the basics. Lift heavy, lift consistently, eat whole foods and eat enough, And to be honest this works. Some times you can over think things. Many people, myself included spend too much time thinking of making the perfect routine and diet, and trying to incorporate the best of the rest to create our own unique program that’s going to produce the most amazing results ever! In reality, if we stick to the basics and stuck to them consistently we would improve dramatically.  Strong lifts is a basic. solid program that most people  can use and do well with.