Why do most lifters (including roiders) still not look anywhere near as good as pic related, even with all the modern equipment, knowledge etc.

Why do most lifters (including roiders) still not look anywhere near as good as pic related, even with all the modern equipment, knowledge etc.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Those guys had genetics and you cant outlift bad genetics

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because they don’t post on social media for gays like you.

      Cos everyone’s a pussy now

      Food and water was 100000000000x cleaner back then. Their natural test levels were so high, you have to roid hard to even get close to theirs

      https://i.imgur.com/3L2h6ZC.jpg

      Sedentary lifestyle + hormone water + zero real food = everyone alive today is a gay compared to their great grandfather. Also I have a theory that everyone back then was megadosing boron (increases free test) because food was preserved in boric acid.

      https://i.imgur.com/O1XabFt.jpg

      Manlets joke apart,these guys were basically superhumans in comparison to modern people,
      They were the elite of people back then which are already way healthier than the average person.
      See pic related.

      the real reason is because hardcore bodybuilding attracts mentally ill dysgenic freaks and weirdos
      the "bodybuilders" of the past were just strongmen and weightlifters posing as a side job, naturally strong, big individuals who were genetically predisposed for being muscular and well built. the kind of people who hop on roids today are dysgenic, naturally weak freaks who got bullied in school and hop on roids to cope. anybody who thinks modern bodybuilding looks good or thinks 21inch arms at 10% bodyfat is healthy is a mentally ill freak, not a naturally strong man who lifts weights and eats steak and eggs everyday

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        dysgenic subhumans hop on steroids. being muscular nowadays is fucking meaningless. in the past the strongest bloke in the village would lift weights, nowadays you get people who are skinny nerds all their lives, hop on steroids and try to act like strongmen, its a fucking joke, this pug nosed nerd was never supposed to be muscular by nature

        • 4 months ago
          It's over

          Moot looks like that??

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's Rob Malda.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why does he look so I'll proportioned. It looks like someone stuck some twinks head on a muscular body. Is this how most ISTtards look?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            He didn't follow the Greek ratios. Needs more chest.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              He has a twig neck too.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            His neck is too thin.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Gymcels will always be incels because face is what matters the most no matter if your ripped as him but have a 3/10 face your still gonna be a sexless loser

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >steak and eggs everyday
        Which every guy in OP ate

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          A lot of them said they ate diets rich in starch, milk, nuts and fruit, and other things. The Saxon brothers diet was well documented and included a lot of eggs and meat along with plenty of bread.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >naturally strong
        This meme again. You can not be naturally easily. Building muscle mass takes YEARS of grinding and eating+sleeping.

        long term hard work is ironically viewed more mentally ill by todays society standards then the roid user that gets bigger in shorter period time with less effort.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Good thing there's no need for strength today so just aestheticsmaxx and maintain once you hit goal bod.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cos everyone’s a pussy now

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they don’t post on social media for gays like you.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Food and water was 100000000000x cleaner back then. Their natural test levels were so high, you have to roid hard to even get close to theirs

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Their natural test levels were so high, you have to roid hard to even get close to theirs
      delusional retard,
      then how come everyone back then didnt look like roiders today?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because they didn't lift. By and large, however, the general standards of attractiveness were far higher. The fact that beauty was appreciated rather than perverted and/or villified was also likely a factor

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        A lot of them may not have looked like roiders because they didn’t engage in hypertrophy based weight training but the vast majority of men in general were a lot fucking stronger and had insanely high grip strength compared to the typical person today.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think you're just coping with the fact that you're a weak moron by blaming it on plastic water bottles.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I mean I lift quite a bit but you’re fucking delusional if you think people from 70,80, 90+ years ago weren’t much tougher across the board

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          i keep telling people it's all about the grip strength, once i worked on my grip and forearms, bicep curls, bench press, overhead press, dead lifts, became way much easier

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            this. i did machine bench press for the longest time and i was able to do nearly 50% more than this one other dude that was repping 2pl8 on a bench press. and yet at the same time i was able to do only 1 pl8 on a bench press for similar reps.

            and it was exactly because of that, grip strength. well technique too but the point is that when i was doing barbell bench press i didn't even get to feel the slightest amount of exhaustion in my chest but my bitch wrists and forearms were fucking TOAST. my chest muscle was developed enough to bench double that.

            that was a wake up call for me to start doing basic compounds to maintain a reasonable level of functional strength in the gym and then add the bodybuilding movements (because thats still my primary goal)

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          grip strength
          >people back then who worked with tools on farms and factories had more grip strength than people today who work with keyboards.
          Excellent point. Surely this is from estrogen in the water

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >eat grass fed, regeneratively raised meat
      >eat organic produce from local farms where you know how it's grown
      >use a gravity filter like pic related
      >avoid food/water stored in plastics
      >avoid consuming microplastics in fish, sea salt, etc.
      >avoid shampoos, creams, bodywashes, detergents (eating clean reduces B.O. so you'll smell fine washing with plain water)
      >Get in the sun with your shirt off
      >Be active outside at least an hour a day
      >Keep a regular sleep schedule and practice good sleep hygiene

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    who is 2nd from left, top row

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ron Walker a British weightlifter

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        proof a chest can be too small

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They knew how to train properly

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Food and water was 100000000000x cleaner back then. Their natural test levels were so high, you have to roid hard to even get close to theirs

      This, clean, minimally processed food all the time.

      If youre poor youre eating potatos and bread which although is not good is a hell of a lot better than pop/monster and mcdonalds/fake food.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Those guys were all 5' and I'm not exaggerating.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      fristensky was 6ft and i havent even looked up the other ones you cockgobbler

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        He was actually 6’1”.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I dont bother with burger units

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    God damn, Frystensky’s looking juicy af. Totally forgot about him.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even when natural lifters do get close to this no one believes they're natural including you OP

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Picture of Sandow on the bottom left is so aesthetic. Literally like a Victorian Zyzz. Bet he was an absolute sick kunt.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know about you but I find natural physiques a lot better than roid physiques. Might be the proportions, eg no goofy ass baloon delts, or the fact that I attribute everything to the roids and not the personal effort. Bodybuilders look like ass. HOWEVER, roided athlete physiques can look amazing since the mass is a byproduct and not their main pursuit

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think the reason why a lot of roid physiques look bad is because people who do steroids usually are dogshit at training, using their time to research chemestry instead of training principles

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is complete bullshit lol, anyone who can compete in Mr Olympia has a combination of top tier genetics, efficient drug usage and an absolute fuckton of optimal training.

        Natty bodybuilders looked better back then because natty was all there was, so the most competitive, driven guys would come out on top. Nowadays competing in natty bodybuilding is like competing in minor league baseball. The people who are super competitive and serious about it will usually end up roiding to compete with the big boys, so you dont see as many people with top tier genetics and training competing in natty bodybuilding as you would back in the day.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because being too veiny and cut is gross looking. 10-12% body fat is max aestheticz

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    the strong men died in ww1/2

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's a good chance he's a Manley.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Manlet*

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Had no idea this guy was a manlet until I started hanging out here. lol

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I just found out holy shit that’s awful

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      How can I not look at this and laugh. He looks like a little gnome and yet looks epic on camera. The beard and hair tells me exactly which era this was taken in, too

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    This board would call some of these dyel. Most of the guys we're looking at had 15.5-16 inch arms.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      i got 15 inch arms and i started working out last month

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you fat and/or tall

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’m 6’1 170lbs, maybe 16-17% bf, can see abs outline. i worked out before for 1 year when I was 16-17 then stopped. I’m 26 now, did some pushups and pull ups, chin ups at home semi frequently. I think I just got good arm genetics, I always had big arms. I had 16 inches at 16 years old at like 15% bf, could see upper abs.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Post body.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I believe it me too bro

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Fatceps

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I kneel

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      insane fizeek

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      no booba physique is so underrated

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >no booba physique is so underrated

        Joe Weider's homo titty fetish ruined bodybuilding, we must retvrn to lindy fizeeks

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Women like big chests

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    because no matter how well you program or how hard you roid, you can't change the way your insertions look, most people are simply not aesthetic.

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sedentary lifestyle + hormone water + zero real food = everyone alive today is a gay compared to their great grandfather. Also I have a theory that everyone back then was megadosing boron (increases free test) because food was preserved in boric acid.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      most blackpilling image I've seen this decade holy shit

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh thank God, someone saved it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm retarded, what is that pic saying? That we're all pussies compared to a century ago?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        exactly that

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hopy shit IT'S UNIRONICALLY OVER FOR US IT TOOK ME MONTHS TO GET TO 3PL8 DEADLIFT LMFAOOOOO IT LITERALLY NEVER BEGAN FOR ME

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Took me years

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What book/source is he quoting?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      The work of manual labourers and coal miners in the 19th century would have been utterly backbreaking. Doesnt surprise me that they were all ripped as fuck. Basically these guys had to lift 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, or die

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        labor doesn't make you muscular, there's no progressive overload, it just gives you arthritis.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yea man they had no strength or muscles, of course.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            not as a result of the labor, mostly because the only way to have fun back then was physically, since there were no videogames, or computers for that matter.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Ooh right man, they got muscles and strength from running around doing sports like the ancient Greeks.
              Come the fuck on.

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most of them were midgets, they’d look goofy in person

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do I find it impossible to get as lean as them? It doesn't matter how little I eat

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      chemtrails

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Manlets joke apart,these guys were basically superhumans in comparison to modern people,
    They were the elite of people back then which are already way healthier than the average person.
    See pic related.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice infographic!

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    because these dude were all 5'5

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fridgemode and no waist. They look impressive, but roid physiques look a million times better. Maybe not gh and insulin roid physiques, but Zane and Schwarzenegger are pretty much peak male body.

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      proof stomach vacuum is retarded. it always reminds me of a cadaver.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah , non vacuum looks better

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Zane mogs both of them hard if you dont cherrypick images.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >asymmetric 4 pack
        lol why even try

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          One of the only men to beat Arnold on stage in his best years, and he's only 5'9. You're straight up delusional if you dont think he has an impressive physique.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Steve Reeves has such a kino aesthetic. You can tell Frank is larger here but I’d just wanna look like Steve and call it a day no gear necessary

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >You can tell Frank is larger here

        Fucking newfag steve was 4 inches taller than Frank is

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      he looks like a buff trevor moore

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Reeves
      >natty

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        There are unironically people who post here who think any bodybuilder/athlete past 1920 is natty lmao

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        There's an autist that posts here that looks like Reeves naturally.

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    those pics back then was what instagram frauding
    is today

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    B,1 and A,3 bros are insane, goal bodies...
    Who are they and how can even get close to looking like them??

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >actual calves/forearms
    >no dehydration/shreds/fugly blackface tan/huge chud chest/vascularity outside the arms
    >they believed in themselves so they placebo themselves into big muscles
    >naturally anabolic lifestyle of many years ago

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    the redpill that roiders refuse to accept or understand is that looking "fit" or good was always about being well-proportioned and defined, not necessarily big. In fact, getting too large throws your body out of these more ideal proportions, and on top of that, your appearance isn't helped by dressing like a gay like andrew taint or by getting absurd turd-colored fake tans

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hackenschmidt (bottom row, 2nd from the left) invented the Bench Press so I know they already had barbells back then. His wiki also says he ate 10-12 eggs a day and several steaks, so basically they trained the same way we did.

  30. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How come YOU dont look like this OP, with all the modern equipment, knowledge etc?????

  31. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because they ate lots of organ meats, didn't have plastics and onions poisoning them, and Jees hadn't yet figured out how to alter their bodies and hormones.

  32. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Better diet, better genes, most of them were manlets. The average person was pretty low body fat and lean back then since food was no where near as processed and full of garbage, so someone who worked out a lot could easily stay pretty shredded on a standard diet. Also men were a lot more likely to have engaged in physical labor from a young age which also contributed to higher test and strength for adults.

  33. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Roiding happened as far back as late 1800s

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No bitch, they didn't invent it until the 1930s. Quit making shit up.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >No bitch, they didn't invent it until the 1930s. Quit making shit up.
        Basebal had its first doping scandal in the 1890s. SO shut the fuck up, Dunning-Kruger.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >injecting ground up animal testicles
          >made the baseball players sick
          >totally effective and everyone was doing it and was just as effective as test supplements

          Read more about the "elixir." It didn't work.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nope, they had proto-SARMs in the late 1800s

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >1800s
      bro what steroids were they taking? uncooked meat? raw liver?

  34. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    This was before vaccines and widespread mercury/lead poisoning

  35. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    physiques built on hard labour from childhood and high quality protein.

  36. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because
    They had no Internet
    They had good father figures (real men)
    They had sex with teenager girls
    They had healthier food (no chemicals)
    Water was cleaner
    Air was less polluted

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They had sex with teenager girls
      wat?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        It was legal back then to marry 16 year olds in many countries

  37. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Iodine was discovered and quickly became popular in the 1800's and they megadosed it compared to today's FDA 150mcg dose.

  38. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    This was also before doctors started saying sodium is bad and saturated fat is bad.

  39. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Notice that they are all very low bf. None of them is a fat powershitter

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wow its almost like... there's a difference between bodybuilders and competition lifters... I cant quite put my finger on it

  40. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Low volume with heavier weights, which doesn't beat high volume at all
    Bad diets influenced by fake experts in the medical field like having zero saturated fats or cholesterol
    Obsession with lifting everyday until they get tendonitis then they quit
    Low testosterone from feminist society

  41. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    sneed oils

  42. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I remember reading that sandow used a bodypaint made from a specific woodash to attenuate his physique for those pictures, but I can't find the source anymore, anyone heard of this?

  43. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If those photos weren't in black/white or sepia and posted on a "rate my body" thread, you would all be calling them shit.

    FUCK all of you gays.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      cope

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      pretty much. Everyone would just be laughing and calling it manlet cope.
      But the real cope is all the people who wont just accept the fact that those guys are just rare elite outliers in their time.
      IST losers blame the fact they dont look like these old timers because of dirty air, mercury in the soil, microplastics, the dreaded seed oils, and of course testosterone levels.
      IST gotta blame everything but the person in mirror for being a weak loser with shit genetics.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's a lot of projections in one post

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I dont look like the pics in the OP.
          I dont blame that on "poison food" or low testosterone.
          How I look is entirely the result of my diet, training and genetics.
          Every other post here is some excuse about how things were different 100 years that made it easier to be jacked

          Because
          They had no Internet
          They had good father figures (real men)
          They had sex with teenager girls
          They had healthier food (no chemicals)
          Water was cleaner
          Air was less polluted

          So how I am I projecting again?
          Do you even know what projecting means or is just a word you saw on reddit?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >some excuse about how things were different 100 years that made it easier to be jacked
            which is crazy since it was hard enough to just get the basic necessities to survive for much of the population in a first world country

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >even though there is clear massive declines in testosterone levels as a result of various chemicals in household products and social and hormonal engineering, im just gonna deny it because I look like le badass when I do!

            Just shut up, retard. We get it you’re da based alpha

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              testosterone is decline because everyone is fat, not because of unnamed and unquantified "chemicals".

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                It’s both. The chemicals that are making most modern people obese are also directly correlated with dropping testosterone levels, if anything they are simultaneously occurring symptoms

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                another coping fatty.
                What's more likely? Barely detectable levels of estrogen in the water or the fact that before 1985 there were no microwave ovens and an entire industry of frozen junk food AND most people used to smoke which is a powerful appetite suppressant?
                Also you had like 7 channels on TV and maybe a VCR.
                Now you can sit endlessly watching 400 channels while shoveling microwave taquitos into your face non-stop.
                No you're right it must be the plastic water bottle.
                fucking dipshits

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                The drops in testosterone in men as well as sperm count persist even when taking into account BMI and hours of physical activity per week. I know it’s tough to accept but you need to stop chugging the plastic garden gnome and drinking onions products, it’s what’s giving you gyno

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I dont have gyno nor am I fat.
                I never had my sperm counted so I cant comment on that.
                Why are people who watch what they eat and/or exercise
                seemingly not affect by these chemicals, but only fat slobs who each too much do?
                And if plastic bottles are causing obesity via low test, how come there are just as many fat women as men?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                there are hunter gatherers with gyno

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I though seed oils were causing obesity, now its unspecified "chemicals"?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's a lot of factors. Too big of portions, too many calories, toxic seed oils and pesticides do not help.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Again, why are people who watch what they eat and/or exercise not affected by seed oils, "toxic chemicals", estrogen in the water, microplastics and all the other memes are supposedly the cause of obesity?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                ? They are. Even fit men who work out and eat healthy today have notably lower sperm count than average men from 3 generations ago. Not to mention lower grip strength, less gritty and tough personalities, etc

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Even fit men who work out and eat healthy today have notably lower sperm count than average men from 3 generations ago
                Citation needed
                >Not to mention lower grip strength, less gritty and tough personalities, etc
                And how do you know what people's grip strength was 100 years ago or what personalities they had.
                Gritty personality? What the fuck does that even mean?
                And how do you quantify to show a reduction over time?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Congratulations on the most onions post ITT

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >citation

                https://news.virginia.edu/content/male-fertility-declining-studies-show-environmental-toxins-could-be-reason#:~:text=In%201992%2C%20a%20study%20found,men%20from%20around%20the%20world

                Consistent and significant sperm count drops have been recorded over a 90 year period

                “Grit” is defined by the perseverance and toughness of somebody. You are mentally deficient if you think people who grew up pre information technology age weren’t tougher across the board just as a result of the lives they lived and how much more manual labor they’d be engaging in from a young age. The change in that alone is probably a substantial reason for overall drops in testosterone and strength.

                >how do you know what someone’s grip strength was 100 years ago

                Uh, scientific studies? They collect data, they give the subjects a tool that measures the pressure generated by their grip and scientists from today compare the average of modern subjects to the average of old results.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >citation
                Nothing in that study about fit people vs fats.
                No actual proof its from chemicals only pure speculation.
                Nothing in your rambling about personalities is proof that a person with a "gritty" lifestyle has higher testosterone than a person without.
                Someone with a "gritty" lifestyle today of hard labor and getting in bar fights or what the fuck ever can still be a fat fuck with low T because he eats high calorie gas station junk food all day.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >fit people vs fats

                Look at the percentage drops over time and when they’re occurring. Sperm counts were dropping noticeably faster and ahead of rises in obesity in the population and continue to do so. There are studies with direct comparisons of sperm counts of men today with those of the past separated by BMI and physical exercise but Im too lazy to spoon feed rn

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Sperm count lowering and lowering of testosterone is pretty well documented, you're just being pedantic.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I never said it wasnt a real phenomenon.
                But are people who diet and exercise not affected by these mysterious unnamed chemicals that lower testosterone and makes people fat?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Estrogenic plastics are extremely well documented, some pesticides are estrogenic, birth control being found in the water is well documented, and so on. There are plenty of things with plenty of research and of course it effects everyone who's exposed. Who're these mysterious people not effected by estrogenic compounds in the modern world?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Who're these mysterious people not effected by estrogenic compounds in the modern world?
                there are literally millions of fit, healthy people who dont have all these problems supposedly caused by these chemicals.
                There are millions more fat lazy slobs whose only problems are caused by being fat lazy slobs, not chemicals.
                Its not plastic's fault you're a bitch. Stop blaming chemicals.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                People can be healthy despite exposure to industrial toxins, but they would all be that much healthier if they weren't exposed to toxins. Most of the battle, though, is just avoiding processed foods. 99% of the shit we're exposed to that shouldn't go in a human body comes from processed foods. Avoiding plastics, contaminents in water, etc is just the icing on the cake of reducing toxin exposure.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                ok so now its processed foods causing all the problems.
                I practically grew up on junk food. But that was before video games and internet porn so we actually went ouside and did shit and werent fat.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                It takes years to develop metabolic dysfunction, chronic inflammation, gut dysbiosis, etc. from processed food consumption. Children are growing and constantly generating new healthy cells, so they can take a lot of abuse without health problems. Once you reach adulthood health starts to deteriorate as the body is less able to reverse damage caused by processed foods.

  44. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Different value for ascetic. Chest won't be as developed. Muscle is lean from no bloat.

  45. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because everyone that is serious about bodybuilding now goes straight to steroids, and ends up looking like a retard.

  46. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    those guys are all like 5'4. most men are quite a bit taller than that now. shorter men simply look more aesthetic on their own

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Eugene Sandow who was probably the most famous of these was 5’9. One of them (Fristensky) was over 6’ which is actually pretty crazy

  47. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because test levels are getting nuked because of women pissing estrogen in the water supply

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      and microplastics

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      and microplastics

      here's 2 more losers who blame their shitty life problems on le estrogen and muh plastic

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have a great life and am very fit. There is still estrogen in the water irrespective of my own mental and physical state. I don’t know why this is hard for you to comprehend.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          maybe there is trace estrogen in municipal water/sewer systems but if you think you can drink enough to affect you hormone levels you are literally retarded.
          Also everyone on rural areas have wells that use ground water. Water that has been there for millions of years and is fed by rainwater seeping into the ground.
          Do you really think estrogen can survive the evaporation cycle and wind up in the water table 200 feet underground?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Didn’t they just confirm that there is no place on Earth where rain is no longer contaminated by industrial chemicals

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              >"they" just confirmed
              you act like take a sample of rainwater to lab and analyzing it is some massive scientific break though.
              What chemicals are in the rain that falls in your town and what concentrations?

  48. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The minimal chest reminds me of Guts physique

  49. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    These photos were taken in a time when most people didn't even know what a photo was. Why the fuck would someone take pictures of shit physiques? These are the peak .0000000001% of their era.

  50. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did they not know about Bench Pressing or any other chest exercises?

  51. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Better use of camera, light and lenses.

  52. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even the women were built of sterner stuff back then

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Arnie was a literal chud?

  53. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    But people still do look like that.

  54. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't they train chest? The floor press was invented in 1899.

  55. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The major issue is all these guys were what we would call manlets (particularly obvious from head:height ratio), they're ripped but actually not huge.

  56. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that rain water is now unsafe to drink everywhere on the globe. You cannot try to start your own farmland in the middle of nowhere and do everything right to avoid the microplastics and PUFAs. It is now omnipresent.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, boomers

  57. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Full body workouts used to be the norm and also cardio.

  58. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not trying to be cocky but I would look like most of these guys in this kind of image and if i cut. I just dont want to be in the 60kg range to be shredded

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      no you wouldn't + post body.

  59. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sandow aimed to replicate Greek statues, which are the peak of hundreds of years of aesthetic study. His goal wasn't to be as big as possible, which is more of the modern pursuit, his goal was to be aesthetic. He looks so good because he had an extremely specific focus.

  60. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    body builders emphasize chest too much.
    my guess is these men followed traditional strength routines, no isolation
    leading to natural looking proportions between muscle groups
    prob did no or very little bench exercises

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