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duckjibe
July 5th 04, 01:49 AM
What is your definition of "Physical Culture"?? I stumbled upon that
term a few days ago. It pops up every time I go to a strength training
site. Is it related to the old time the Strong Men culture?

Jim
July 5th 04, 01:55 AM
"duckjibe" > wrote in message
m...
> What is your definition of "Physical Culture"?? I stumbled upon that
> term a few days ago. It pops up every time I go to a strength training
> site. Is it related to the old time the Strong Men culture?

A quick google search comes up with nothing. Just on the top of my head I
would say it has to do with Paris Hilton.
Why it comes up when you visit certain sites? Must be some ****ed up
spyware.

Jim

Hugh Beyer
July 5th 04, 04:06 AM
(duckjibe) wrote in news:f88a987a.0407041649.10f8678
@posting.google.com:

> What is your definition of "Physical Culture"?? I stumbled upon that
> term a few days ago. It pops up every time I go to a strength training
> site. Is it related to the old time the Strong Men culture?

I associate it with pre-war non-specialist athletics--strength training,
gymnastics, and the like.

Hugh


--
Help! My myofibrillar material is disorganized!

Jim
July 5th 04, 04:12 AM
"Hugh Beyer" > wrote in message
...
> (duckjibe) wrote in
news:f88a987a.0407041649.10f8678
> @posting.google.com:
>
> > What is your definition of "Physical Culture"?? I stumbled upon that
> > term a few days ago. It pops up every time I go to a strength training
> > site. Is it related to the old time the Strong Men culture?
>
> I associate it with pre-war non-specialist athletics--strength training,
> gymnastics, and the like.
>
> Hugh
>

This http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/26/riefenstahl.html

Rutabaga22
July 5th 04, 07:36 AM
Old-fashioned term for bodybuilding, weightlifting, strongman etc. It survives
in the modern Spanish word for bodybuilder, "culturista."

Riefenstahl link was interesting, thanks.

cheers,

ATP
July 5th 04, 04:54 PM
duckjibe wrote:
> What is your definition of "Physical Culture"?? I stumbled upon that
> term a few days ago. It pops up every time I go to a strength training
> site. Is it related to the old time the Strong Men culture?

Sounds kinda gay, whatever it is

Jeff Finlayson
July 5th 04, 07:00 PM
Rutabaga22 wrote:

> cheers, rutabaga 22 @aol .com

You like getting spam like that?

duckjibe
July 5th 04, 09:17 PM
"Jim" > wrote in message news:<BredndzEYdCAWnXdRVn-?
> >
> > I associate it with pre-war non-specialist athletics--strength training,
> > gymnastics, and the like.
> >
> > Hugh
> >
>
> This http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/26/riefenstahl.html

Cool link.

duckjibe
July 5th 04, 09:56 PM
(Rutabaga22) wrote in message >...
> Old-fashioned term for bodybuilding, weightlifting, strongman etc. It survives
> in the modern Spanish word for bodybuilder, "culturista."
>
> Riefenstahl link was interesting, thanks.
>
> cheers,

Yeah, it seems to be about the general interest in exercising and
health through physical activities, especially weight lifting.
I just found some very interesting links. One is about Bernard
McFadden as the "Father of Physical Culture". He published a magazine
call "Physical Culture" and held bodybuilding competitions in 1904.
I'm quite suprised it started that early.

http://www.riverflow.com/macfadden/macfadden2.html

It's pretty long but you can skip around.
Here are a few pictures from the site:

Young McFadden:
http://www.riverflow.com/macfadden/yngpublisher.gif


His family doing handstand :)
http://www.riverflow.com/macfadden/radio.gif
http://www.riverflow.com/macfadden/radio2.jpg


I first got the term from this site:
http://www.naturalstrength.com/history/default.asp
It has good articles and a decent forum but seems to have some
finanical ties to Arthur Jones.

A more recent pioneer, 'The Father of Fitness' Jack La Lanne:
http://www.jacklalanne.com/index.shtml

I love all this historical stuff.

duckjibe
July 6th 04, 01:05 AM
"Jim" > wrote in message >...
> "duckjibe" > wrote in message
> m...
> > What is your definition of "Physical Culture"?? I stumbled upon that
> > term a few days ago. It pops up every time I go to a strength training
> > site. Is it related to the old time the Strong Men culture?
>
> A quick google search comes up with nothing. Just on the top of my head I
> would say it has to do with Paris Hilton.

I wish :) My research led me to pictures of chubby bald men with handlebar mustache.

> Why it comes up when you visit certain sites? Must be some ****ed up
> spyware.
>
> Jim

Richard Bray
July 6th 04, 01:41 AM
On 4 Jul 2004 17:49:18 -0700, (duckjibe)
wrote:

>What is your definition of "Physical Culture"?? I stumbled upon that
>term a few days ago. It pops up every time I go to a strength training
>site. Is it related to the old time the Strong Men culture?

Kraft durch Freude.

Rutabaga22
July 6th 04, 05:24 AM
>> cheers, rutabaga 22 @aol .com
>
>You like getting spam like that?
>

Not rilly. Disguising my E-mail address doesn't seem to help much, though.

Rutabaga22
July 6th 04, 05:26 AM
>Yeah, it seems to be about the general interest in exercising and
>health through physical activities, [deleted list of links]

Good stuff.
You mean Bernarr, not Bernard, McFadden, of course :-)

(sorry)

Jeff Finlayson
July 6th 04, 05:32 AM
Rutabaga22 wrote:

>>>cheers, rutabaga 22 @ ...
>>
>>You like getting spam like that?
>
> Not rilly. Disguising my E-mail address doesn't seem to help much, though.

Yea, they already got your address. But disguising does seem to keep it
from getting worse. Been there done that..

hellrazor
July 13th 04, 07:12 PM
(Rutabaga22) wrote in
:

> Old-fashioned term for bodybuilding, weightlifting, strongman etc. It
> survives in the modern Spanish word for bodybuilder, "culturista."
>
> Riefenstahl link was interesting, thanks.
>
> cheers,

In Spanish bodybuilding is called "Fisicoculturismo"

Rutabaga22
July 14th 04, 05:16 AM
Indeed. Fisicoculturismo or culturismo. Bodybuilder = fisicoculturista or
culturista. "a" ending is occupational (dentista, economista), not feminine.
larry

I am referring to Mexican-American Spanish. -larry

Rutabaga22
July 14th 04, 05:17 AM
for example:

http://www.culturismoweb.com/entrenos.htm

(this link happens to be Spanish, from Spain)

sigismundo
July 14th 04, 10:39 PM
(Rutabaga22) wrote in message >...
> Indeed. Fisicoculturismo or culturismo. Bodybuilder = fisicoculturista or
> culturista. "a" ending is occupational (dentista, economista), not feminine.
> larry
>
> I am referring to Mexican-American Spanish. -larry

I always get a kick out of the Portugese word for bodybulding "halterofilismo"

Rutabaga22
July 15th 04, 06:15 AM
>I always get a kick out of the Portugese word for bodybulding "halterofilismo"

What is the etymology of the word? I haven't heard it.