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The first fitness equipment in the world | Old School Bodybuilding


The first fitness equipment in the world | Old School Bodybuilding

The first fitness equipment in the world was invented by Dr. Gustav Zander in 1892.

Fitness was part of the daily lives of people not only today but also in the past, as evidenced we have black-and-white photos of the first fitness devices. We see that every machine is designed to train a specific part of the human body (like today’s machines).
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Dr. Gustav Zander was a Swedish therapist and orthopedic, who discovered the link between exercise and health.

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According to Zander muscle mass in the body needs to be accumulated gradually using the exercises that people have been doing for centuries.

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The oldest fitness device called “gymnastics” was invented in 1796. A few decades later Zander simplifies this device and makes it more convenient to use.

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Fitness machines are designed for the wealthy population in Sweden. 20-ies of XX century inventions of Dr. Gustav Zander had already spread across the United States.

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During the 70’s Arthur Jones invented the machine “Nautilus” which is “pumped” muscles more than machines that was originally created by Gustav Zander. Today, these machines are one of the best devices for training.

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Pictures from 1892 listed the invention are stored in the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm.

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Quotes Will Inspire Success In 2016 | Motivational Quotes

Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time

Quotes Will Inspire Success In 2016 | Motivational Quotes

If you feel a lack of motivation this is a great site that will help you.
View motivational words world’s most famous personalities. You will believe them, they proved their success.

C. S. Lewis – British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer.
Albert Einstein – developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics)
Confucious – Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
Theodore Roosevelt – was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for The Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.
Brian Tracy – is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.
Don Zimmer – was an American infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmer was involved in professional baseball from 1949 until his death, a span of 65 years.

“You Are Never To Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.”- C.S. Lewis

You Are Never To Old
You Are Never To Old

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“To See What Is Right And Not Do It Is A Lack Of Courage.”- Confucious

Lack Of Courage
Lack Of Courage

Quotes Will Inspire Success @

“Reading Is To The Mind, As Exercise Is To The Body.”- Brian Tracy

Quotes Will Inspire Success
Reading Is To The Mind

“Fake It Until You Make It! Act As If You Had All The Confidence You Require Until It Becomes Your Reality.”- Brian Tracy

Quotes Will Inspire Success

“The Future Belongs To The Competent. Get Good, Get Better, Be The Best!”- Brian Tracy

Future Belongs To The Competent
Future Belongs To The Competent

“Develop An ‘Attitude Of Gratitude’. Say Thank You To Everyone You Meet For Everything They Do For You.”- Brian Tracy

Develop an attitude of gratitude
Develop an attitude of gratitude

“Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.”- Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can with all you have
Do what you can with all you have

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“What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.”- Don Zimmer

Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time
Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time

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“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.”- Albert Einstein

Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun
Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun


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European Arnold Classic | 2015


European Arnold Classic | 2015

European Arnold Classic is always a top spot every year, still a few weeks after Mr. Olympians gather the cream of bodybuilding in the old continent, exactly in Spain. Major changes have not occurred in this competition – eg. Take down from the throne of the current Olympic champions – and unfortunately it looks like, that it will not be any this year.

Start list European Arnold Classic became final, which revealed interesting facts about the autumn season!

It is not excluded, of course, but the current start list (which is composed according to the received responses to sent invitations) no defending champion and the obvious favorite Phil’s Heath, and there will be no Kai’s Greene.

Phil has made such a statement, that his professional career is planned for an additional five years could easily mean the participation of only five events – with what is clearly alluded to Olympia.

It will be more interesting, a real treat, however can be Zack Khan. Excellent Britain, years ago, won his professional status, but because of the fractured ligaments in both knees, withdrew from the competition in several years, as far as the IFBB contests.

His return was not as successful as they had hoped. Poor condition, on his thighs were visible signs of injuries. Because for a long time disappeared from the circle of active contestants, so it seemed, to Zack retired, but his name on the start list proves that there is no question about it. Resting was hopefully beneficial to him, and will now finally show what he’s capable of, because if it is indeed able to cover up traces of injuries, and corrected his weaknesses, finally can seriously lay his card among other professionals.

Competitors list:

William Bonaca

Brandon Curry

Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay

Alex Fedorov

Dexter Jackson

Aziz dishes

Steve Kuclo

Alex Lesukov

Juan Morel

Shawn Rhoden

Fred Smalls

Roelly Winklaar

Dennis Wolf

Zack Khan

Michael Kefalianos


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Roelly Winklaar | Motivation | Poster


Roelly Winklaar | Motivation | Poster

Roelly Winklaar freak who will one day shine as one of the biggest hits of modern bodybuilding. It is not without justification, after all talking about a man who entered the Olympia top 8 and overpowered Big Ramy. It happened at the most competitive contest of all time. Hands that are certainly on the short list for best ever, better fit on his shoulder improved. The legs are massive and unique shapes. The chest is becoming fuller, belly is actually expressed, and his back from each event better and better.

That’s why we made a motivational poster, to remind all of Roelly Winklaar before Mr. Olympia 2015.

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Arnold Classic Australia | 2015


Arnold Classic Australia | 2015

Published the start list of the Australian Arnold Classic, so that we can know about who’s going to get everything ready for the start of the spring season.

ARNOLD CLASSIC AUSTRALIA: MARCH 13th, 14th & 15th, 2015

The list of invited:

1. Evan Centopani
2. Justin Compton
3. Brandon Curry
4. Toney Freeman
5. Dexter Jackson
6. Michael Kefalianos
7. Josh Lenartowicz
8. Cedric McMillan
9. Sam Mohammad
10. Ben Pakulski
11. Luke Schembri
12. Branch Warren
13. Roelly Winklaar

Click HERE to buy tickets!

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Low GI Index Foods List | Nutrition facts and tips


Low GI Index Foods

Low GI Index Foods List

Here is a list of foods that are labeled as “low glycemic”. Such food is ideal for a more constant flow of energy (slower absorption, lower insulin response):

  • Nuts
  • Green Beans
  • Fructose (the main sugar in fruits)
  • Pasta (boiled for 5 minutes)
  • Dairy products (low-fat milk, yogurt, ice cream)
  • Fruit (SELF-plums, peaches, apples, oranges, pears, grapes, grapefruit) (containing fructose)
  • Rice
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Oats
  • Bran
  • Most vegetables (Exceptions-carrots, corn, red vegetables)

Foods with a low glycemic index may benefit your health and your sporting performance. The fact that such food has a slower absorption, thus we ensure the long flow of energy. Such foods reduces the feeling of hunger, which leads to a controlled appetite.

By choosing carbohydrates with low glycemic index we reduce whimsical mood, and increase glycogen stores (clean up more carbs in our muscles), thereby reducing the possibility of storing the rest of glucose into fat cells. Now you can see that by controlling insulin can affect the mechanisms of storage of excess energy as fat.

So, if you’re on a diet, foods with a low GI is the right choice.

If you plan to eat before a workout, then choose carbohydrates with a low GI. Foods with such an index would reduce premature reduction in blood glucose before training which can lead to fatigue.

I do not know about you, but I have to be ready for every training 100% and you can not afford to decreased blood sugar in the middle of training that will lead to premature fatigue.

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Mr Universe Winners List | BodyBuilding & Fitness Contest


Mr Universe Winners List

YearMr. Universe (Amateur)Mr. Universe (Pro)Miss PhysiqueMiss Figure
1948John Grimek
1949No contest
1950Steve Reeves
1951Reg Park
1952Manohar AichJuan Ferrero
1953Bill PearlArnold Dyson
1954Enrico ThomasJim Park
1955Mickey HargitayLeo Robert
1956Ray SchaefferJack Delinger
1957John LeesArthur Robin
1958Earl ClarkReg Park
1959Len SellBruce Randall
1960Henry DownsPaul Wynter
1961Ray RoutledgeBill Pearl
1962Joe AbbendaLen Sell
1963Tom SansomeJoe Abbenda
1964John HewlettEarl Maynard
1965Elmo SantiagoReg Park
1966Chester YortonPaul Wynter
1967Arnold SchwarzeneggerBill Pearl
1968Dennis TinerinoArnold SchwarzeneggerSilvia Hibbert
1969Boyer CoeArnold SchwarzeneggerJean Galston
1970Frank ZaneArnold SchwarzeneggerChristine Zane
1971Ken WallerBill PearlLinda Thomas
1972Elias PetsasFrank ZaneChristine Charles
1973Lou FerrignoBoyer CoeJean Galston
1974Roy DuvalChris DickersonLinda Cheesman
1975Ian LawrenceBoyer CoeLinda Cheesman
1976Shigeru SugitaSerge NubretCindy Breakspear
1977Bertil FoxTony EmmotBridget Gibbons
1978Dave JohnsBertil FoxSandra Kong
1979Ahmet EnünlüBertil FoxKaren Griffiths
1980Bill RichardsonTony PearsonErika Mes
1981John BrownRobby RobinsonJocelyn Pigeonneau
1982John BrownEdward KawakJocelyn Pigeonneau
1983Jeff KingEdward KawakMary Scott
1984Brian BuchananEdward KawakMary Scott
1985Tim BelknapEdward KawakJocelyn Pigeonneau
1986Charles ClairmonteLance DreherMonika SteinerHeidi Thomas
1987Basil FrancisOlaf AnnusConnie McCloskySonia Walker
1988Victor TerraCharles ClairmonteLisa CampbellSarah Staunton
1989Matt DufresneCharles ClairmonteTatjana SchollTracey Citrone
1990Peter ReidCharles ClairmonteMonika DebatinBrowny OBrien
1991Reiner GorbrachtVictor TerraUte GeiselHelen Maderson
1992Mustafa MohammadPeter ReidBernadette PriceAnita Lawrence
1993Dennis FrancisEdward KawakDeborah ComptonAli Slater
1994Nick van BeeckJohn TerilliKathy Butler-CorishSusana Perez
1995Grant ClemeshaBrian BuchananKathy Butler-CorishSusana Perez
1996Frederico FocheriniShaun DavisBillie KainePina Theodoridis
1997Grant ThomasEddy EllwoodPatricia VeldmannClaudia Mühlhaus
1998Gary ListerEddy EllwoodJulia AbelPina Theodoridis
1999Franco MaleEddy EllwoodTaylor YoungGiovanna Rosa
2000Sergei OgorodnikovEddy EllwoodOlga TikhonovaGiovanna Rosa
2001Steffen MüllerEddy EllwoodAnja TimmerGiovanna Rosa
2002Costantino CaleazzoGary ListerClaudia BianchiGiovanna Rosa
2003Hassan Al SakaGary ListerOlga TikhonovaCherie Loomes
2004Steve SintonHassan Al SakaSandra WaterschootLorena Bucci
2005Charles MarioSergei OgorodnikovDesiree DumpelAndrea Carvalho
2006Tomáš BurešSteve SintonOlga TikhonovaSilvia Finocchi Ferreira
2007Orazio SalvatoriOrazio SalvatoriAlina PopaAndrea Carvalho
2008Lionel BeyekeAlessandro SaviVivian HijikemaMaria Stukova
2009Martin KasalAlexey NetesanovLarissa CunhaDora Rodrigues
2010Miha ZupanCharles MarioValentyna YefyemchukFlora Conte
2011Paulo Lima SantosNo ContestNo ContestMaria Kuzmina
2012Andy PolhillNo ContestEvar JimenezMaria Kuzmina
2013Lee PriestFlora Conte