You might credit the legendary Scottish male virility of past time to single malt whiskey, or the sometimes brutal weather, or the fact that haggis is the national dish, but a Dutch researcher is proposing another answer:
"Men wearing a kilt experience a strong sense of freedom and masculinity," says a researcher. Here Tim Propst, of Lincoln County, N.C., throws a hammer during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, N.C. in July 2012.
It was the kilts.
The media loves to blow things out of proportion. The latest rhetoric spewing out of our nightly news programs is the ongoing drama between the half-assed threats made by North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and the United States Government, as they seem to be taking it somewhat serious.
I’ve been helping people compete since 1999. In that time I’ve helped a few hundred people step on stage. I enjoy it and consider myself very lucky to be able to make a living as a consultant in this industry.
If you’re a huge bodybuilding fan like me then you follow the NPC just as closely as the IFBB. And no other NPC shows are more exciting to watch than the Nationals, USA’s, and North Americans. Today, more pro cards are handed out than ever before. But without fail, more and more competitors opt not to compete in their first year as a pro and many more choose to compete only a few times over their first 3 years. Yet, more times than not, it’s the same guys who can’t seem to figure out why their placings are low. The take home message: new guys, you want to place well, get out and compete.