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by David Gentle
Fri May 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Launch of Muscleanous Column
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Ray Nobile's book

Just printed out and begun reading Ray's book, and its fabulous, well written and full of facts expressed in a good humoured way by a man whos strength when you look back at it, was amazing, the wife won't be hearing from me for a couple of evenings as i digest this fine tome, so thats two people pl...
by David Gentle
Thu May 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Launch of Muscleanous Column
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Launch of Muscleanous Column

HI Ray, my email is davidfgentle@hotmail.co.uk would love that book, have been swatting up on you, you have done so much, congratulations mate and its great you have joined us. And the photo Peter mentions of Arnolds face transposed onto another physique,(Andries Carling) a la Joe Weider style, is r...
by David Gentle
Tue May 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Launch of Muscleanous Column
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Launch of Muscleanous Column

Help, Peter, can you tell me how to get a copy of Ray Nobles book please, just had a prowle and cant find it, can you help, name and place to find it. ta, David, nice speaking to you yesterday.
by David Gentle
Tue May 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Launch of Muscleanous Column
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Launch of Muscleanous Column

Thanks for all the details Ray and i will definately get the book, sounds a must. Re Geof C, wow, i have seen him both at his best and at his worst, and boy does he have a temper, i was with him at a show in bournemouth, they were bending bars and he nearly broke a blood vessel, then hit on me until...
by David Gentle
Mon May 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Expanders
Replies: 97
Views: 33256

Re: Expanders

In the days when measurements counted, i remember someone saying, "If you measured your arm with a tape as tight as you measure your waist, there would have been a lot smaller arms" Richie, glad you are enjoying the training and making slow but steady progress which is noticable by the pix you sent ...
by David Gentle
Mon May 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Launch of Muscleanous Column
Replies: 20
Views: 1052

Re: Launch of Muscleanous Column

HI Ray, just to offer my opoligies, of course i remember you, as you were a great power lifter. i was also powerlifting in those days in the SAWLA which is South, not Scottish. I think like me you loved the bench press, its just yours were way out of my league, although i did press double bodyweight...
by David Gentle
Mon May 06, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Chris[ Sticks] Bostick In Memoriam
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Chris[ Sticks] Bostick In Memoriam

I suggest we put our dear departed friend Chris in a new postumous HOPC, HALL OF FAME, he really was number one and his parting leaves me with tears on my keyboard.David Gentle
by David Gentle
Sat May 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Sticks has left us.I
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Sticks has left us.I

Today, i cried, for Sticks, and for myself. his contributions to the site were immeasurable, his talent extraordinary, his friendship beyond value. May he rest in peace and his gods go with him. David Gentle 4/5/2019
by David Gentle
Thu May 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Iron Humor by "Sticks"
Topic: SKETCHBOOK
Replies: 54
Views: 5707

Re: SKETCHBOOK

Help, help, I am really missing our mate and mainstay, Chris aka Sticks, Where are you mate? i look at the site daily and have noticed a huge gap and the missing person is you.We need you Chris, your work is amazing and it was not until i down loaded the strand pulling book i just realised how much ...
by David Gentle
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Sandow Statuette
Replies: 22
Views: 1104

Re: Sandow Statuette

Hi Handson, brilliant and fascinating extracts, would love hard copies of them all especially the Sandow stuff.re boxing, i bought a great discs from ebay with about 250 boxing books on including some of the real early ones like Fistiana which gives details of all the early fights, great for referen...