Sport is not just good physical fitness. For a certain category of people, sport is the business of a lifetime, the work to which they have devoted themselves from beginning to end. The reasons may be different – the desire to prove the greatness of human capabilities, the struggle for their country, self-improvement, finally, just an incredible will to win. In this article we will talk about the most famous athletes on the planet.
Perhaps there is no other name in the world that would be so firmly associated with tremendous physical strength, like the name of Ivan Poddubny. This legendary weightlifter was born in Poltava region, in the small village of Krasionivka in 1871. Continue reading
Many of us will say with confidence that over the years and centuries a person is becoming higher. However, having traced the stages of evolution, it can be noted that man did not always grow. The acceleration stages lasted for an average of 500-600 years, and then suddenly people became smaller again. Archaeological excavations have repeatedly shown that at different times a person could reach height from a meter with trifles to two or more meters. Moreover, these stages were not lined up chronologically, but, on the contrary, were random.
One of the main factors shaping growth is environmental conditions in a given period. Continue reading
One of the favorite exercises of Arnold Schwarzenegger, pull-ups on the horizontal bar, fraught with great potential. Many bodybuilders are not casual attributed pull-ups to basic exercises. The value of the pull-ups is that they, like the basic exercises, use simultaneously many muscle groups, perfectly working through the middle and upper back.
But all that is needed for pull-ups is the usual horizontal bar or crossbar, which is not only in any gym, but also on the street in courtyards and athletic fields.
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