Why were men of the past, especially those from western civilizations, much stronger physically than the men we see nowadays? For instance, George Foreman was capable of lifting a cow and placing it on his shoulders, this cow weighed anywhere from 250 - 450 kgs. Does it have something to do with the diet? Another question completely unrelated to this - how important is sleep for building physical strength? What matters more, the total duration of sleep or the time you go to sleep?
>>4336 "especially those from western civlisations" lmao btw, that does not look like a "cow" but a calf ( maybe like a 12 year old in human years )
>>4337 I meant to specify western civ because the drop in strength over the past 4-5 decades or so is insane, comparatively us folk from the South Asian didn't undergo such a drastic change.
>>4336 >Why were men of the past, especially those from western civilizations Well the most obvious one is the fact is the change in life styles. People back then would move around and be more active, not sit around most of the day like how we are now thus resulting in muscle atrophy and decrease in testosterone. >how important is sleep for building physical strength? 8 hour sleep is pretty much vital when it comes to bodybuilding and strength training since muscle and tendon recovery occurs during sleep, that paired with the boost in testosterone makes a good sleep schedule important if you take maintaining your performance seriously
>>4338 >comparatively us folk from the South Asian didn't undergo such a drastic change. You don't know anything about powerlifting competitions do you? Asians (specifically chinese) have been ass blasting everyone. Just look up Lu Xiaojun