George Hackenschmidt

  “The Russian Lion”— as they called him—was a strongman and a wrestler during the traditional phase of the former sport. He was born in the year of 1877, in what was then part of the Russian Empire and of Estonia today. His nickname was ideal as his physique and sheer frame size would be […]

Caffeine

What is Caffeine and How Does It Work? On average, almost every third person in the world drinks a cup of coffee every day[1]. If 100 mg of caffeine per dosage is the average, this would result in over 225 metric tons of it (caffeine) consumed daily, worldwide. It is completely needless to state that […]

Omega-3

What is omega-3? Omega-3 usually refer to fish oil derived from oily fish like salmon, tuna and swordfish. The fish contain two different fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The oil is found in the tissue and around the gut of the fish. For supplementation, omega-3 is found in the form of capsules, either […]

Mouthguard

What is a mouthguard? A mouthguard is an apparatus most often used for injury prevention and reduction of the gums, teeth and lips. The other purposes are medical in nature, e.g. as an aid for sleep apnea. It is used by placing it on top of the teeth, so that they are covered. The fit […]

Creatine

  What is it? Derived from the Greek word for flesh, it is a compound that is naturally produced in humans and other vertebrates. It was first discovered in 1832 by Michel Chevreul. It gained it’s popularity during the 1990s, because of the Olympic Games, in which two of the gold-medallists have used it to attain their results. Creatine is […]

Pull-Up

What is the pull-up? While the precise origins of this exercise remain unknown, the first mention of the “pull-up” was somewhere between the years of 1850 and 1855. The pull-up is one of the staple movements across different organizations, including the US Marine Corps. It is also one of the classics in calisthenics. It is […]

Eugen Sandow

Who was Eugen Sandow? Friedrich Wilhelm Müller, also known as Eugen Sandow was one of the first who performed what we call bodybuilding today. “The Father of Bodybuilding”, as he is often called, was famous for exhibiting unbelievable feats of strength, many of which remain unmatched to this day. Many of the exercise methods taken […]