How to Sculpt an Abdomen Like a Classical Statue
For centuries, the perfect physique was represented by the Greek ideal, and if you've ever seen an ancient Greek statue, you'll understand why. Today, the athletic body of a Greek statue remains as amazing as ever, even though it's not nearly as massive and cut as a modern bodybuilder.
One of the outstanding features of the Grecian ideal body is its perfect midsection. A narrow waist will make your shoulders look wider and help give your whole body that classic streamlined look. A trim, flat...
The Greek god Apollo The perfect man
Ancient Greece was a very athletic civilisation. The Greeks admired and developed physical strength and prowess, but they also elevated the body to an art form, some might say a religion.
Even today, we can't help but be impressed by the genius of the ancient Greek artists when we see antique works of art or the ruins of incredible buildings and temples. And of course, their dedication to perfect proportion and symmetry can still be seen in the areas of science and mathematics that they left...
The Grecian Ideal Physique And How To Get It
The Grecian Ideal Physique (And How To Get It) We're all familiar with the expression, a body like a Greek god, but what exactly does this mean? What was the Grecian ideal physique, and what did it take to achieve?
Contrary to what some might think, the Grecian ideal body was not a bodybuilding physique. The perfect body was not massive and ripped like Mr. Universe. Looking at Greek statues, one can see that the Grecian ideal body looked like a swimmer's or a boxer's body.
A Body Like a Greek god
So you want to have a body like a Greek god? Many men would say yes, but that they don't know how to get started. Luckily, the ancient Greeks left us some clues
The first thing to note is that the Greek god body is not the same as a Mr. Universe-type bodybuilding physique. If you look at classical statues in museums, you'll see that an athletic Greek god looked more like a boxer or a swimmer. The quality of the muscles is much more important than quantity.
To get a body like that, you first...
The Perfect Physique Is All Greek To Me
Give me a word - any word - and I show you that the root of that word is Greek!
Anyone who has seen the excellent movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, will remember that line from Mr Portokalos. Although the character and his etymological discourses are obviously played for comedy, when it comes to the world of health and fitness, he may just have a point.
Think of the words, protein, creatine, aerobic and even gym. These are but a few examples which really do have their roots in the ancient...
The Apollo Program From weak blob to Greek god
The Apollo Program probably conjures up images of Neil Armstrong and NASA's moon landing for most people. But for me, the term has a very different meaning. The Apollo Program is a name given to a system I devised after resurrecting ancient methods for achieving the body of the mythical Greek god.
I did it because I was unhealthy, very overweight, and totally unhappy with my body in my 30s. Work and family commitments made it hard to stay healthy, and peer pressure didn't exactly help. You...
Are You Vain Enough to Get a Perfect Body
? If you want to develop your ideal physique, you need to be vain. This is a point which causes a lot of people some discomfort. Many feel guilty about spending so much time and effort on the way they look. They're terrified other people will condemn them for such an awful sin. But to borrow a line from Michael Douglas in the movie Wall Street, Vanity is Good!
Although the word vain has taken on lots of negative connotations, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with it. If taking an interest...
Good Things Come To Those With Weights
Free weights are among the best tools available for sculpting your perfect body and have been around for a very long time. The ancient Greeks, famous for having the most perfect physiques in history, used weights. Ancient paintings depict their athletes doing early versions of weight lifting exercises using rocks and other rudimentary weights.
Despite such an impressive pedigree, free weight training still suffers from a couple of misconceptions today, and this article will try to put them to...
Beyond abdominal exercises 3 secrets to a flat stomach
Lots of men have big muscles, but how many have a really perfect abdomen? A flat stomach with well defined ab muscles (6-pack) makes all the difference to your physique.
If you want to have an abdomen like that, there are three secrets you need to know. Each of these is like a leg of a stool. If one of them is lacking, the whole thing topples.
1) The first secret is the correct abdominal exercises. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of what these are, and waste a lot of time with useless...
Mind AND body not mind OR body
Um, I hope this doesn't come as a shock to anyone involved in physical training, but the majority of the population doesn't really have much respect for what you're doing.
Oh sure, kids are encouraged to play sport and be active, but once they become adults, things change pretty quickly. An adult (especially a parent) who continues to stay active and in great shape is often viewed as being a little strange and immature. I have lost track of how many times friends and relatives admonished me...