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by psychologist
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: How long has Physical Culture been going on for?
Replies: 20
Views: 1960

Re: How long has Physical Culture been going on for?

For me Thomas Topham was one of the first physical culturists, there were a lot of strongmen or indian fakirs in the east but I don't know many other strongmen from the 1700s performing feats in front of audiences in Europe without trickery, this guy really was something special. There is an article...
by psychologist
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Dan Sullivan strongest man from the 1800s?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Dan Sullivan strongest man from the 1800s?

hi thanks for the info harry. I think I have hit a dead end with Dan Sullivan, there are no photographs or birth or death dates for him just a few newspaper clippings. I was interested in the lifting elephant with his teeth feat. One of the clippings you cite says the elephant escaped from the build...
by psychologist
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?
Replies: 67
Views: 4734

Re: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?

From my research so far, Killer Kowalski was the first vegan physical culturist. He did not consume dairy, eggs or meat nor drink alcohol or smoke.

According to sources he became a vegan in 1953. I would be interested in knowing if any pre-date him.
by psychologist
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?
Replies: 67
Views: 4734

Re: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?

In Ed Spielman's The Mighty Atom: The Life and Times of Joseph L. Greenstein , he says: After the match , Volanko , Gama , and the boy sat in the shade as the two wrestlers talked idly and all shared from a large basket of fruit , a gift to Champion Gama who was a strict vegetarian. However this is ...
by psychologist
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?
Replies: 67
Views: 4734

Re: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?

A new one to add to the list is the wrestler Killer Kowalski He became a vegetarian in 1953. He died in 2008. https://www.vegetarianusa.com/feature_articles/sports/Kowalski.html Killer: Well, my first meal of the day is just fruit. That's all. Maybe once in a while when I went to bed very late after...
by psychologist
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Dan Sullivan strongest man from the 1800s?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Dan Sullivan strongest man from the 1800s?

I have been going through a few old British newspapers from the late 1800s. There is mention that a strongman Dan Sullivan lifted an elephant with his teeth? Dan Sullivan was billed as the "world's strongest man", the only man who could lift a living elephant by his teeth. How is such a thing possib...
by psychologist
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?
Replies: 67
Views: 4734

Re: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?

Here is some information on Roy Hilligenn a vegetarian and 1951 Mr. America Roy credits diet for a large part of his amazing strength and vitality. "I believe being a vegetarian all my life is a secret to [my] youthful countenance and longevity and perfect health." Roy says he has "never" eaten, tur...
by psychologist
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?
Replies: 67
Views: 4734

Re: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?

I have been a vegan for 20 years and it has worked for me, I do not take any soy. You do not need dairy or meat to be strong that is a common myth. I recommend the you-tube channel Hence Herbivore he does a lot of good videos on vegan diet and how to gain muscle. One reason that it may be hard to f...
by psychologist
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?
Replies: 67
Views: 4734

Re: Which physical culturists were vegetarian?

I noticed there was an old thread on this forum on veganism and vegetarianism https://davidgentle.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=470 One name mentioned there was Albert Beckles. Beckles describes himself as a "pollo-vegetarian" which means he eats poultry but no fish or red meat. You could call this...