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by Internalfitness
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Isotorsion: The Science of Natural Strength and Bodybuilding
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Isotorsion: The Science of Natural Strength and Bodybuilding

Won this on eBay last week, and I must say it's better than I thought it was going to be. It was described as 'Charles Atlas-type' exercises, and that pretty much sums it up I guess. Does anyone recognise it? Strangely the author hasn't put his name to it. https://i.postimg.cc/N0ncDQQb/ISOtorsion.jp...
by Internalfitness
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Who were the oldest physical culturists that ever lived?
Replies: 52
Views: 1784

Re: Who were the oldest physical culturists that ever lived?

Joe's brother Doug celebrated his 90th birthday in February this year - good genes!
by Internalfitness
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Who were the oldest physical culturists that ever lived?
Replies: 52
Views: 1784

Re: Who were the oldest physical culturists that ever lived?

Strange as it may sound: Jackie Stallone (yes, mother of Sylvester), still alive and kicking at 98. If we believe her story: "Jacqueline Stallone's amazing biography spans years of talent, accomplishment, and achievement. She was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of a prominent attorney and his...
by Internalfitness
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Who were the oldest physical culturists that ever lived?
Replies: 52
Views: 1784

Re: Who were the oldest physical culturists that ever lived?

Manohar Aich - the Pocket Hercules - 104. Jack LaLanne came mighty close at 96! If you don't want to limit it to men, Eileen Folwer made it to 93. David Webster, a fine exponent of the craft, still around at 92. Given the conditions a lot of the older physical culturists endured both as children, an...
by Internalfitness
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt
Replies: 17
Views: 1345

Re: The mystery of Charley Hackenschmidt

"But most importantly why would he claim to be his brother when that information is obviously not true?" At a guess - it wouldn't have been obvious at the time! Even today promoters will do whatever they think they can get away with, imagine what it must have been like back in the day. It may have ...
by Internalfitness
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Etiquette
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Forum Etiquette

The forum software tells me I’ve been a member since 2016, and I’ve been a member of the site for the same amount of time I think. I joined the HOPC forum because it was the one I found online that seemed to serve the purpose I wanted, and when I post questions I always get sensible and helpful answ...
by Internalfitness
Sun May 17, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Boxers using dumbells
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: Boxers using dumbells

Some of the training images you can find are excellent - but you need to wonder which, if any, tell the truth. There is an excellent photo for example of Max Baer and Charles Atlas squaring up on the deck of a ship if I remember rightly, and it's long been claimed Baer used the system. There are pic...
by Internalfitness
Sun May 17, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Buy, Sell or Trade
Topic: Boxers using Sandow Dumbells
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Boxers using Sandow Dumbells

Interesting that the Sandow company didn't draw the colour line when it came to making a dollar!
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Richie
by Internalfitness
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Seated shoulder press vs seated chest press
Replies: 10
Views: 2807

Re: Seated shoulder press vs seated chest press

Thanks David,

Funnily enough, its the only one that doesn't feel 'right' because the weight is actually too light to make the exercise feel worthwhile. You're right in that it basically just becomes another squat, but with a hip thrust at the top.

Richie.