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by Paul Shaw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Energy and Maxalding/Sandow
Replies: 15
Views: 265

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 3:06 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Energy and Maxalding/Sandow
Replies: 15
Views: 265

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 4:15 pm
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Blood Flow Restriction Training
Replies: 9
Views: 221

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 4:16 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: First person to offer course via mail or book
Replies: 4
Views: 619

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 6:55 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Maxalding
Replies: 65
Views: 38511

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 7:29 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Maxalding
Replies: 65
Views: 38511

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 ...
by Paul Shaw
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Who Was This?
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: Who Was This?

Don't believe me check this photo of young David
Paul
by Paul Shaw
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Who Was This?
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

Re: Who Was This?

It's Dave Gentle of course, before he shaved off the tash

Paul
by Paul Shaw
Sat May 26, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Sandow's Light Dumbbell routine, paired with Maxalding
Replies: 7
Views: 4843

Re: Sandow's Light Dumbbell routine, paired with Maxalding

Hi Viking I too enjoy the Sandow system of light dumbbell training. It provides an alternative way of exercising especially useful as one gets a bit older as the stress on the joints is removed and one can exercise every day and you don't need to leave your own home. I tend to look into systems for ...
by Paul Shaw
Mon May 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: W. J. Hunt
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

Re: W. J. Hunt

Hi Larry I'm sorry I can't add any more info about Bills hand balancing ability He did put out a course on hand-balancing When I visited Bill his wife told me how she would return from shopping and the house would be full of Bill's friends who would be balancing on the back of the settee and coming ...