thread in tribute to attaining the Greek Ideal body.
Eugene Sandow, needs no introduction was the father of modern bodybuilding.
no homo applies through this thread. If you can't look at art, don't worry about it
Sandow's diet and regimine:
I do not care for anything intoxicating (hard liquor), but do enjoy a beer or some wine on occasion. I never touch tea or coffee. I eat "plain", wholesome food for the most part, but do "indulge" on occasion. I have my meals at regular intervals, and prefer simple foods that are easy to digest. I chew my food well and believe strongly that mastication is a key to good health. I believe a good nights sleep is very important in maintaining health. I am not able, due to my performance schedule, to go to bed before midnight, so I remain in bed asleep until 11 typically.
SANDOW'S TYPICAL DAY:
Year round I take cold baths, and afterwards, I do a light-weight dumbell routine. I then have breakfast, then attend to my correspondence. I then enjoy seeing my friends. After this, I typically go for a long walk or if it is not sunny, I will take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. I have my dinner promptly at 7 p.m., then attend my evening performance. After appearing at the theatre, I will have my evening cold bath, followed by a late night supper.
At age 35 (1902)
height: 5'9 1/4"
weight: 202 lbs.
biceps: 18 1/2"
forearm: 16 1/2"
wrist: 7 1/2"
ankle: 8 1/2"
all from: http://www.sandowmuseum.com/sandowone.html
He did this all over 100 years ago. With the nutrition knowledge, medicine and equipment we now have I think most people can do it with a bit of work.