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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: 152

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 1419

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: 1419

Re: Who Was This?

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

Paul
by Paul Shaw
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DAVID AND ROSEMARY.
Replies: 10
Views: 7823

Re: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DAVID AND ROSEMARY.

Never mind a card from the queen Rosemary should be awarded a medal of honour for putting up with Dave for 60 years
To think they said it wouldn't last
Congratulations love and hugs Sue & Paul the Yorkie kids x
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: 3626

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: 2532

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 ...
by Paul Shaw
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Isometrics,does it work or not?
Replies: 53
Views: 18195

Re: Isometrics,does it work or not?

Hi Bruce it's great to have you contributing over here. I have followed your forum for many years as a lurker, your advice and tireless contributions to good sound Physical Culture is in my opinion invaluable. When you recommend a course of action it is based on actual training you have carried out ...
by Paul Shaw
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Isometrics,does it work or not?
Replies: 53
Views: 18195

Re: Isometrics,does it work or not?

In my opinion isometrics are a useful tool but not one suitable for all purposes. Exponents of isometric systems seem to want them to do everything create larger stronger more defined muscles with super human strength and also tendons like piano wire. Even Zass trained using additional methods as we...