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by Talbot
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: If you could only do one.
Replies: 16
Views: 151

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: 151

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: 151

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: 151

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: 197
Views: 19684

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.
by Talbot
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Vince Gironda
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Vince Gironda

@danhager, Vince's book IS a bunch of suggested exercises, that you can pick and choose from, based on what your personal goals are. He didn't have general, one size fits all type programs, because in the real world those type of programs don't really work for anyone. He couldn't be there in person ...
by Talbot
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Re: Manfred Hoerberl killed.?
Replies: 19
Views: 1100

Re: Manfred Hoerberl killed.

Manfred Hoerberl was a great strongman. Genuine 26" arms. Yes, he "juiced" a plenty, however he was incredibly strong. His career was set back because of two horrible vehicle accidents, that only someone, as well muscled as he was, could have survived. Now this, and he's dead. It's truly a shame. RI...
by Talbot
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Maxalding
Replies: 65
Views: 34541

Re: Maxalding

@Maxaldist: First, did you continue your correspondence with that relative of Monte Saldo, and what was he able to tell you about the family and Maxalding? Second: Quick contractions and fast pulsing reps are not what Maxalding is about. It is more of a slower movement, first slowly contract the mus...
by Talbot
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Just heard Franco has died...
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Just heard Franco has died...

Pose in peace Franco.
by Talbot
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Was Vince Gironda sponsored by American farmers?
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Was Vince Gironda sponsored by American farmers?

Yes Vince Gironda advocated eating a lot of eggs. He was an early advocate of what is today called the extremely low carb diet, for building muscle size, and strength.

No, Vince was not sponsored by any association of egg farmers, though I think he would have liked to have been!