Milo Pillay (The Sun newspaper 1951).
National Library of South Africa
An exploration of Pillay’s life dispels the notion of weightlifters and body builders as lacking political agency. His legacy created opportunities for other sports people.
The Thinker by Auguste Rodin.
All muscles and sensuous flesh, its hyper and toxic masculinity puts this Rodin scholar off the artist’s most famous artwork.
Building muscle mass and strength is only one of a number of reasons people might use steroids.
When you think of steroid users, it’s likely you picture a male in the gym with huge muscles. But all sorts of people use steroids for all sorts of reasons.
An Australian woman recently died as a result of taking too much protein supplement. But that doesn’t mean these sorts of supplements should be avoided.
New research on whether animal- or plant-based protein sources are better have been severely misrepresented.
Body builders take creatine supplements to build big muscles – but what is it, is it good for you, and does it have other uses?
Named after the Greek word “kreas” meaning flesh, creatine is an amino acid derivative found in all cells in the body, but is stored primarily in muscle.
Lebedev Roman Olegovich
The advice on the sides of protein tubs may have to change.
Study finds quality trumps quantity when it comes to muscle strength.
New research shows bodybuilders’ muscle quality is lower than that of people who don’t train at all - but size is still a pretty good guide to strength.
Those buying and selling human breast milk online could be spreading disease without reaping any of the supposed health benefits.
Take the strain.
People have used bodybuilding to improve their physical performance for at least 1,500 years. The first recorded example was the sixth-century wrestler, Milo of Croton, in southern Italy. Milo reportedly…