Art Director, CHRIS BOSTICK
has had a pencil in his
hand as far back as he can remember, at least 2 or 3 years of age.
Throughout childhood he would draw objects, diagrams and anything
that took his fancy. Further inspiration came from comic book and
movie poster artists, the foremost being Frank Frazetta. This
interest and activity has continued his entire life.
left - Chris at his desk working on artwork for
RetroSyracuse, a sportswear company.
His journey into Physical Culture began around 10
years of age as means of becoming stronger for sports. Early mentors
were football player Dan Luziski and high school coach, Carl Bjork.
This gave Chris sound training advice and a good solid base from
which to develop.
Starting out with a Billard 110# set, he
made his own bench and rack. His biggest supporters, Mom and Dad,
also contributed to his home gym. From the age of 14 every birthday
for the next four years Mom would buy him a pair of 40# Roberts
plates, his Dad made him a beautiful knurled 6ft bar.
From an interest in sports he turned at first to bodybuilding and
then to the newly formalized sport of powerlifting. Entering local
competition in the late 1960s/early 1970/s he did quite well and
totaled 1400 in the 198# class. However moving on to regional events
he got his first taste of reality, seeing the front runners with
totals of 1600 plus, in his weight class. Gradually training was
relegated to a hobby and a means of communicating with those of like
mind who enjoyed training for training's sake.
this time and to the present his interest in creating, designing and
fabricating sturdy but inexpensive training equipment has never
waned. He has helped many a youngster set up a decent home gym
without breaking the bank. His mission through his art and training
advise is to inform and amuse. He believes that in training there is
nothing really new. He continues to custom design equipment,
create personalized images for T-shirts and give one on one training
advise for those who are interested. Chris can be contacted through
Special thanks to Peter Yates, HOPC Editor for writing this bio.