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by Paul Shaw
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dave Gentle passed away
Replies: 17
Views: 2004

Dave Gentle passed away

Hi All It is with deep sadness I am announcing the Dave died this morning at 9:05. It was in hospital and was peaceful with his wife and daughter with him. Dave had suffered an aneurysm of his aorta. I have lost an inspiration, a mentor but most of all my best friend. Rest in Peace Dave Love Paul x
by Paul Shaw
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: questions on the lightweight dumbbel system
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: questions on the lightweight dumbbel system

Hi David I have put together my beliefs of how the system works I’m sure others have their opinions that will differ so nothing is cast in stone. Let us know how you progress Paul My Golden Rules for performing the exercises Example used the alternate biceps curl Grip the dumbbell and curl the arm f...
by Paul Shaw
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: full body
Replies: 14
Views: 3119

Re: full body

Hi Stan Well you must be a sandwich short of a picnic to pick in Dave and now Peter. I think you need to wind your neck in whilst you’ve still got one. Dave is the real deal and learnt his fighting skills in the pubs and clubs knocking heads, where there are no rules and you can bet the 300lb bench ...
by Paul Shaw
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Making adjustments
Replies: 43
Views: 8676

Re: Making adjustments

Hi everyone What an opportunity for the nations to get fit. Suddenly everyone wants to exercise. It's a great time to try out some of the "put an inch on your arm in a day" routines. The basic principle is do a superset for the arm muscles every hour. Avoid going to failure and keeps the reps high, ...
by Paul Shaw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Energy and Maxalding/Sandow
Replies: 15
Views: 5781

Re: Energy and Maxalding/Sandow

Hi Paul I can only give you my opinion regarding the maxalding system, Sandow light dumbbell course and my own experience. What I believe is important is to understand where it all came from. I read that the Maxalding course was produced by Monte Saldo and before publication Maxick turned up and Mon...
by Paul Shaw
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Energy and Maxalding/Sandow
Replies: 15
Views: 5781

Re: Energy and Maxalding/Sandow

The systems you are interested in can certainly help you as the intensity of the exercises is determined by your own efforts-how hard and fully you contract the muscles being exercised. So to begin with you are just getting to know how to properly contract the muscles by improving the mind to muscle...
by Paul Shaw
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Blood Flow Restriction Training
Replies: 9
Views: 3652

Re: Blood Flow Restriction Training

Happy New Year to all This system of training like all things physical culture is as old as the hills C A Sampson put out this system of muscle development in 1895 in his strength book. He was struck by lightening and whilst bed ridden he had some metal rings hung from the ceiling to assist with pul...
by Paul Shaw
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: First person to offer course via mail or book
Replies: 4
Views: 2716

Re: First person to offer course via mail or book

I'll nominate Sandows Strength and how to obtain it first published 1897.
This is to my knowledge the first muscle building course presented albeit in a book format.
Any other nominations for earlier courses
Paul
by Paul Shaw
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Maxalding
Replies: 65
Views: 56713

Re: Maxalding

If we trace the system back it leads from Monte Saldo (who was apprentice to Sandow) and from Sandow to Attila who trained Sandow. Monte was performing muscle control and feats of strength long before he met Maxick. See Saldo in 1903 six years before he met Maxick. IMG_5351.PNG To me the common prin...
by Paul Shaw
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Maxalding
Replies: 65
Views: 56713

Re: Maxalding

The essence of the maxalding system is to achieve a full contraction of each individual muscle. This is best achieved by placing the muscle in a shortened position. The full contraction should feel like toothache and last for 2 to 3 seconds in this contracted position. The process is to be repeated ...