Hercules had perfect abs. For that reason and a few others, this statue of him stands in Florence, Italy.
We classical-music fans are locked in an eternal battle with a barrage of stereotypes. Some believe we're good for nothing more than relaxing to a string quartet by some dead European while sipping a sensible Sauvignon Blanc. (Truth be told, the 2007 New Zealand whites are peaking now). But symphonies and sulfites do not a complete man make. We must condition the body in defense of such vexing claims. Please note the suggestions below for building core strength, working on your mental stamina and looking your buff best around the clubhouse.
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