September 4, 2020

The 10 Most Aesthetic Physiques from Bodybuilding’s Golden Era and More…

In today’s digest we bring you articles on The 10 Most Aesthetic Physiques from Bodybuilding’s Golden Era, 058: Cooking ruts, fitness fueling, and go-to recipes with Vanessa Rissetto, RD, Working Out With a Sore Back and Luke Stoltman Forced Out Of Europe’s Strongest Man Due To Injury. Hope you enjoy them…

The 10 Most Aesthetic Physiques from Bodybuilding’s Golden Era

The legendary Greek figure, Adonis, was said to have possessed such unearthly physical beauty that even the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite, couldn’t help but fall head over heels for the delectable deity. In honor of Adonis, and those who’ve aspired to follow his lead in a quest for perfection, we present you with our […]

The legendary Greek figure, Adonis, was said to have possessed such unearthly physical beauty that even the goddess of love herself, Aphrodite, couldn’t help but fall head over heels for the delectable deity. In honor of Adonis, and those who’ve aspired to follow his lead in a quest for perfection, we present you with our list of the 10 most aesthetic physiques from the Golden Era (1960s-1980s) of bodybuilding.

For this ranking, we’ve carefully curated a list of the most aesthetic physiques to come out of the era, deliberated on by experts including bodybuilding legends, journalists, and members of the M&F team.



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058: Cooking ruts, fitness fueling, and go-to recipes with Vanessa Rissetto, RD

Audio is not supported in your browser Hi friends! New podcast episode is up! I’m so excited to be chatting with Vanessa Rissetto, RD about nutrition and fitness fueling. Here are some of the things we talk about: What to do when you’re bored with food and uninspired Fitness fueling strategies Her thoughts on the […]



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Working Out With a Sore Back

From someone who’s got first-hand experience, believe it: There’s very little that’s more debilitating in the gym than trying to train around a bad, aching, injured lower back. It’s only when you’re hurt that you realize how instrumental every piece of a working body really becomes to affect full functionality. In the case of the […]

From someone who’s got first-hand experience, believe it: There’s very little that’s more debilitating in the gym than trying to train around a bad, aching, injured lower back. It’s only when you’re hurt that you realize how instrumental every piece of a working body really becomes to affect full functionality.

In the case of the low back, lumbar stability (or lack thereof) is going to likely frustrate most compound movements, rotation, and more. No fun. When it comes to keeping your size or strength training on track, we need to become innovative so we can train hard, but still respect our injuries and the healing and recovery process.

After all, if we don’t consciously work toward relieving our back pain then the inability to workout will be the least of our problems — sitting up, tossing and turning in bed, and just about any other daily task will be met with a sharp pain. It could then take days, possibly even weeks, for us just to get to normal.

You, or someone you know, might think that traditional bed rest might be the best prescription for getting rid of back pain. “If I just take it easy I can get back to the gym in no time,” you’ll tell yourself. Well, you’d be wrong.

Research shows exercise is actually more beneficial for reliving pain than rest.

Still unsure if you should be in the gym in the first place? Consult a professional.

“While most people have [back pain] of unknown cause or origin, others may have a structural or trauma-induced issue with their vertebrae, nerves associated with the spine, or the spinal cord itself,” Carwyn Sharp Ph.D., C.S.C.S., chief science officer of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, says. “This is not the time to man up—a serious back injury can hurt you for the rest of your life.”

If you’re cleared for action, here’s some tips to continue grinding it out in the gym while looking out for your backside.

Lee Boyce is a personal trainer, speaker, fitness writer, and college professor based in Toronto, Canada. He is the owner and operator of leeboycetraining.com and works with clients and athletes for strength, conditioning, and sport performance. With a background as a varsity level sprinter and long jumper in university amid his kinesiology studies, he now brings plenty of that experience and anecdote to the lectures and workshops he delivers around North America to help make trainers and fitness professionals more effective at their jobs. Follow him on all social media @coachleeboyce . 



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Luke Stoltman Forced Out Of Europe’s Strongest Man Due To Injury

The elder Stoltman brother was looking to compete at this weekend’s Europe Strongest Man contest. However it seems that Luke Stoltman will not be able to do so, after an injury has forced him to withdraw from the event. The last several months have been fairly slow in the world of strongman. The global pandemic […]

The elder Stoltman brother was looking to compete at this weekend’s Europe Strongest Man contest. However it seems that Luke Stoltman will not be able to do so, after an injury has forced him to withdraw from the event.

The last several months have been fairly slow in the world of strongman. The global pandemic led to the cancellation or rescheduling of several events, including the World’s Strongest Man, so the only form of sport for a while came from the Feats of Strength series that saw athletes attempt world records in a non-competitive setting. Luke actually participated in one of these events, trying to break the log lift world record. Although he was unsuccessful here, he quickly set his sights on the next goal: competing at the Europe’s Strongest Man event.

Unfortunately it seems that this will not be able to happen, as Luke Stoltman has been forced to withdraw from the contest. Taking to his Instagram, he revealed that he has had a lingering injury that he was hoping would heal up by the time the contest comes along. However it has not done so, therefore he was left with no choice but to pull out from the competition just days before he was set to attend.

“Due to an ongoing injury I’ve picked up a couple weeks ago I’m unable to compete this weekend at Europe’s Strongest Man.
I thought it might come good hence the late announcement but physios and doctors have advised me that I could do more damage than good.

I’m gutted.
Sorry to the people that I’m letting down but I’ll be back bigger and stronger for Worlds Strongest Man.

Thank you a million times over for the support you show me.
Means the world! ❤

Wishing the rest of the athletes a brilliant show! Going to be a good one and I’m sure the strongest of the strong shall take the crown!”

This is clearly unfortunate for Luke Stoltman, who was looking to get back to form after a disappointing performance back in May. He does not specify exactly what injury is dealing with, but if he were hoping it would be healed enough to compete this weekend, it is likely not too terribly serious. Hopefully whatever is ailing him will be straightened out, and he can be back to being healthy, come time for the WSM. It would appear that the door is open for someone to take over that title this year, and it would be a shame for him to miss his opportunity.

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Luke Stoltman Forced Out Of Europe’s Strongest Man Due To Injury was originally published at LINK