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by Talbot
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Combat Arts and Sports
Topic: Bruce Lee
Replies: 18
Views: 10388

Re: Bruce Lee

@Peter: Yes the vacuum pose does have Hindi names now, however did it exist before Maxick? Most of what are called yoga positions, poses, and movements today, really didn't exist even a hundred years ago. Yoga has been evolving for thousands of years. For instance the Sun Salutation, or Surya Namask...
by Talbot
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Combat Arts and Sports
Topic: Bruce Lee
Replies: 18
Views: 10388

Re: Bruce Lee

@Peter: I do not believe Monte Saldo was influenced by anyone after Maxick. Saldo was a student of Sandow, and when he discovered Maxick, he brought Maxick to see Sandow. Maxick did is muscle control routine for Sandow, and Sandow said that Maxick was the best example of someone with the best natura...
by Talbot
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Combat Arts and Sports
Topic: Bruce Lee
Replies: 18
Views: 10388

Re: Bruce Lee

@Tom K: That "lat pose" in Enter The Dragon, was in fact a scapula extension. And yeah, it looked great. Bruce Lee was quite the expert on scapula control, according to some of his students. It always made me wonder if Lee was a Maxalding student, as he was living in Hong Kong, a British territory, ...
by Talbot
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow spring dumbbells
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Sandow spring dumbbells

@Badsaint: You squeeze for the entire exercise. As in if you are doing an arm curl, then you would start with your arm extended straight out, and you crush the spring bell tight, as in crush it with a "Death Grip," then curl your arm , slowly and deliberately, into a hard biceps contraction, and the...
by Talbot
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Buy, Sell or Trade
Topic: Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"

@Tm K.: There are many editions listed on Amazon, with older, early 1960s versions listing D. G. Johnson as co-author.
by Talbot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: If you could only do one.
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: If you could only do one.

Ah yes, partial dead lifts! Or knee high dead lifts. Yes, do those too, with jack stands. Recommended by Frank Zane, and way easier on your lower back, than pulling off of the floor. With great results too.
by Talbot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: If you could only do one.
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: If you could only do one.

@Peter: One hack squat and one free squat, is one rep. So 10x10 even at light weights is a lot of squats! That is the way George Hackenschmidt did them, though just the hack squats, and with more weight, AND more reps. It sure worked for him! P.S. I use a pair of automobile jack stands, set at just ...
by Talbot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: If you could only do one.
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: If you could only do one.

Oh my! I thought the illustration by our late dear friend "Sticks" didn't post, and I tried it a few times. Still, I guess three reminders is OK! I sure miss him.
by Talbot
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: If you could only do one.
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: If you could only do one.

My choice would be the Barbell Hack Squat, made famous by George Hackenschmidt. It keeps the spine in correct alignment, and that makes the hip joints work properly, and safely, and unlike front and back squats, it works the rectus femoris, as much as the other quads, thereby lessening the chances o...
by Talbot
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: training Log Forum 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 28033

Re: training Log Forum 2019

@dassaheza: I can't speak for Steve, however generally speaking, in terms of real Physical Culture, using drugs can in no way be considered "sports nutrition." Physical Culture is about doing training, and nutrition, naturally.