George Hackenschmidt catch wrestler, strongman, father of the benchpress/hacksquat didnt eat meat

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  1. TidWell Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    George Hackenschmidt all natural, no steroids and was strong as an ox, big neck, stocky dude, he lived to 90 and was still benching 150 pounds for reps at 80 something

    He didn't eat meat but he drank MILK every day, so Milk does a body good. If you can tolerate it.

    weight – 204 pounds; height – 5′, 9½″; reach – 75″; biceps – 19″; forearm – 15½″; neck – 22″; chest – 52″; waist – 34″; thigh – 26¾″; calf – 18″

    Throughout his life, Hackenschmidt paid strict attention to his diet. He ate a predominantly vegetarian diet, consisting of fruit, nuts and raw vegetables. He very rarely consumed meat and eggs, and objected to cooked foods, as he said "the purest natural food for human beings would, therefore, be fresh, uncooked food and nuts". He also drank 11 pints of milk a day, and avoided alcohol, tobacco and coffee

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    Hackenschmidt tells you to stop overthinking things,

    “I believe I am right in asserting that our Creator has provided food and nutriment for every being for its own advantage. Man is born without frying-pan or stewpot.

    The purest natural food for human beings would, therefore, be fresh, uncooked food and nuts … My experience has taught me, that foodstuffs are of secondary importance. There are very strong people who are strict vegetarians, whilst others eat a good deal of meat. A fare which consists of three-quarters of vegetable food and one-quarter meat would appear to be the most satisfactory…
    I would shun altogether all highly seasoned and sour dishes. Much has been said lately in praise of sugar as food, but as artificial sugar is an acid-forming substance, I should not recommend it. Natural sugar, such as is contained in dates, figs, and other fruit, is certainly preferable…

    Q] But I should eat a lot of protein right?
    “I maintain that it is absolutely a mistake to eat a great deal…

    Q] What about meat? Surely that’s okay?
    “The disadvantages of meat foods are …that nowadays it is most difficult to obtain meat from absolutely healthy animals (I count those artificially fed in stables and pens among the unhealthy ones), and … that far too much flesh food is taken.
    In the case of pure vegetable food, excess is less dangerous … Pure vegetables … certainly form the ideal human food …”
     
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    Was he a catch wrestler or just the generic wrestler they had back then? I thought catch was only in the USA and UK.
     
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    He's TST....but he's got a pretty weak pec game
     
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    He was a legit catch wrestler he was known for wrestling Frank Gotch the great American Catch as catch can champion
     
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    his farts must have been terrible drinking that much milk a day.

    my grandpa lived to 95 eating a shit load of meat and drinking tequila ,I'm going with that diet.
     
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    George didn't believe in training to failure, that's probably why his chest didn't grow, he would bench for strength not aesthetics. He believed in consistent training and to avoid being sore or pushing yourself tot he point of exhaustion.

    firas zahabi also uses the same philosophy of not training to failure same does Frank Shamrock they don't push to failure where their body is sore that they have to rest 2 days to recover.
     
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    He was a manlet I could sub that guy in 30 seconds.

    I kid, I kid.
     
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    That's really cool, I didn't know about his diet. Dude was an animal. I really wish we could have seen those glory days of catch as catch can. It's really inspiring to see how far these guys pushed their bodies without modern food and drugs. Just a strong mind and good food was all it took for these dudes to become monsters.
     
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    So... wood not?
     
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    I'm a boobs man, Id have to take a pass
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    well more for me then.
    I thank you.
     
  13. Omegaboy13 Sweepin' Your Leg

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    “Pure vegetables are the best food”

    Subsequently drinks gallons of milk a day.

    “It’s all the veggies bro”

    The craziest thing about the vegetarian and vegan felatio threads you always make is just how gullible you are when presented with their “diet”. Do you also believe The Rock is natty?
     
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    Well thats his legit diet, why would he lie?
     
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    Vegetarians drink milk, though. What is it that you're trying to say other than you agree that he was vegetarian?
     
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    Those are my exact measurements until you get to the biceps. I'm almost as cool as him.
     
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    When was that?
    Early 1900's?

    Food was a lot different back then since refrigerators were nonexistent in households.
    Food was cooked from a can or fresh straight from the market and to the kitchen.
    Most people didn't have automobiles back then either, which meant you had to get on your horse to buy groceries.
     
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    But could he Bench teh 275?;)
     
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    So the guy is quoted as saying: "A fare which consists of three-quarters of vegetable food and one-quarter meat would appear to be the most satisfactory…"

    That hardly sounds vegetarian to me. Maybe you could say he ate more vegetables and nuts than most?

    You don't have to train to failure to make your chest grow, what kind of ridiculous logic is that? So you're saying shoulders grow without failure but pecs don't?

    The press was considered much more important than bench. Bench wasn't even a thing as training mirrored real life strength feats and pushing something up off your back is not a likely requirement.

    Physical education revolved around becoming more capable rather than pure aesthetics. Aesthetics were informed by capabilities rather than the other way around.
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't eat meat during this period of time either.
     

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