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Author's Bio

George Jowett"George Fiusdale Jowett was a strongman and bodybuilder of some note in the early 1900s. Later, George’s fame built as he became known as an inventor and manufacturer of sports equipment, an author of several booklets on physical training, and physical trainer, teacher and mentor to young men all over the world. George Fiusdale Jowett was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, to George Jowett, a builder and joiner, and Eliza Scarborough Jowett, nee Bown, a practical nurse, on Dec. 23, 1891. When he was six months old he fell from his mother’s lap to land against the fireplace and irons. As a result he was critically injured and hospitalized several times over the course of the next few years. Indeed, at the age of 8 his parents were told that he would not live to be 15 and that he would never walk again." - His Great Great Niece Kathleen Lawry  

Writings

body sculpturing course (First Week) - george jowett

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body sculpturing course (Second Week) - george jowett

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molding a mighty Arm by George F. Jowett

Molding a Mighty Arm  by George F. JowettThis is the first of a highly successful series of booklets published in 1930 and were best sellers for many years.

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"Every day as I grow older I believe more than ever that the impressions created in our youth form an indelible mark upon our minds.  Throughout the years dating from my behold into manhood, I have always looked upon the arm as the indicator of a man's physical strength and ability.  While I know it is only one of the many parts that go to make up a perfect body, on the other hand what use is a strong body without a pair of equally power arms?" -George F. Jowett

molding a mighty Back by George F. Jowett

Molding a Mighty Back by George F. JowettThis is the second of a highly successful series of booklets published in 1930 and were best sellers for many years.

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"Whenever the memory of my father comes before me I always visualize his physical proportions which were accentuated by the great breadth of his shoulders.  Few men have had such a massive spread across the broad of the back and it was this more than anything else which drew my admiration to him when I was only a young boy.  There is something about a broad back that immediately arrests the attention of every eye." - George F. Jowett

molding a mighty chest by George F. Jowett

Molding a Mighty Chest  by George F. JowettThis is the third of a highly successful series of booklets published in 1930 and were best sellers for many years.

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"Not many years ago there traveled through the principal cities of America a huge, powerfully built man who wore his thick, shaggy hair like the mane of a lion.  His square-cut face with its flashing, steel-blue eyes immediately arrested attention wherever it was met.  It seemed to proclaim the possession of certain desirable qualities in life that people recognized as something they had lost or had never acquired.  Each knew these wonderful qualities existed and deep in his heart longed to possess them as all people do who find their greatest dreams have fallen beyond their reach." -George F. Jowett

molding a mighty grip by George F. Jowett

Molding a  Mighty Grip  by George F. JowettThis is the fifth of a highly successful series of booklets published in 1930 and were best sellers for many years.

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"Did you ever try to lift a keg of nails and carry it, free of the body, by grasping the keg by the chines?  The next opportunity you get I wish yo would try it.  You might be surprised with the results.  A keg of nails weighs anywhere from 100 lbs. up, but to check up on yourself the 100-lb. keg will be sufficient. In order to lift this unwieldy object you will be obliged to lay it on its side.  The only grip the chines will afford will be that secured by the first joint of the fingers - the finger tips.  If you lift the barrel free of the body the lift will be sustained purely by the strength of the fingers, which will be the index to how much grip you really have." -George F. Jowett

molding mighty legs by George F. Jowett

Molding Mighty Legs  by George F. JowettThis is the fourth of a highly successful series of booklets published in 1930 and were best sellers for many years.

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"The development of the lower limbs is probably the greatest problem a body builder has to face.  Only too often does he see the legs remain unchanged no matter what he does, while the body, from the waist up, develops pleasing proportions.  The result is the exerciser becomes, at best, only a half-built man.  The degree of disappointment arising from this unbalanced condition is often very keen.  Many have written to me and said they would give anything if they could only get one inch of growth on each calf.  I know just how embarrassing the situation can be because I also have been through the mill." -George F. Jowett


molding the hips by george f. jowett

George F. JowettPublished in The Body Builder 1937
Fully illustrated exercise instructions
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"It is true that the buttocks, as part of a training program, are rarely if ever touched upon: nevertheless, it is a subject more important than some other parts of the body. From Biblical times the physical quality of a man has been referred to by the structure of his hips.  Frequently we read of some stalwart who had "broad shoulders, but lean of loin."   Just as the fullness of the hips characterizes woman, so does the compact muscularity of the hips identify man.  A body is grandly enhanced by the physical perfection of the Gluteal." - George F. Jowett

Promotional Material from the Jowett Institute - 1957-1958

Published in 1921
Contributed by Gordon Anderson

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George F. Jowett, Champion Body Builder was the Physical Director of the Jowett Institute  in New York, N.Y.  Jowett's course was designed to "help give you smashing strength and a He-Man Build!"  By the time this promotional material was published, Jowett had sold his business.  We hope you will enjoy this fascinating look at promoting Physical Culture and self-improvement from years gone by F. Jowett, Champion Body Builder was the Physical Director of the Jowett Institute  in New York, N.Y.  Jowett's course was designed to "help give you smashing strength and a He-Man Build!"  By the time this promotional material was published, Jowett had sold his business.

the art of muscling out by George f. jowett 

Published in Muscle Power magazine 1949
 
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 "Muscling Out a weight was a favorite feat among old time strong men.  Its popularity might have been because it is a very difficult feat in which very little weight can be handled.  In fact the record list shows less weight in this performance than in any other feat.  For those who are not familiar with the stunt, Muscling Out, as it is termed is simply holding out a weight at arm’s length in one of two positions.  The popular preference is to hold the weight out with a straight arm in a line level with the shoulder.  The other way is to hold it out in front with a straight arm level with the chest.  Usually a ring weight or kettlebell is used, but old timers generally used a block weight which is more difficult to manage."
-George F. Jowett

 

The Miracle of Might By George F. Jowett

The Miracle of Might by George F. JowettPublished in Strength magazine in 1926
Contributed by American Powerlift Evolution

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"For the first time the story is told of the man who combines the greatest physical attributes ever gained by one person - shape, size, and strength.  He ranks, the writer states, as a Miracle of Strength.  The story of how he got his unusual physique and strength will interest you, as well as disprove some common fallacies.

Long after the great Louis Cyr retired the shout of "Vive Le Cyr" was heard in every land, where men of strength were worshipped.  The French paid undying homage to the long-haired descendant of the Gaulish solider of Cartier, while the English - speaking people hailed him as the "daddy of 'em all."  Through all this hero worship the wisdom of the optimist penetrates, and though his words were mocked by those who claimed that another such man would never be, his cheerful philosophy wears well, predicting "Where there is one good man, there will be another."

The Strongest Man that Ever Lived by George F. Jowett 

strongest manPublished in 1927
Contributed by Gordon Anderson 
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"When I ponder over the characteristics of Louis Cyr, I realize how humble one so great can be before God and man and yet so exalted.  Then I find more depth in Gray's "Elegy" and eulogy to man.  Much confusion surrounds the exact birthplace of the nineteenth century Samson.  I have seen no less than five different spots claimed as the cradle of "Our Louis."  He first saw the light of day on the eleventh of October, 1863, in the little village of St. Cyprien, Quebec, and was born of parents who had been tillers of the soil and hardy woodsmen for generations." - George F. Jowett

 

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