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by Harry Hayfield
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: New Members - Greetings & Introductions
Topic: What a great find!
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: What a great find!

I will soon be 59 and have had a life long interest in physical culture, bodybuilding and strongman. From before I was born my father always had a bench (made out of an old orange box) a pair of squat stands and a set of weights. He was a subscriber to Health & Strength magazine and I remember read...
by Harry Hayfield
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: How long has Physical Culture been going on for?
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: How long has Physical Culture been going on for?

David, the book Webster gave the Stark Center is De Arte Gymnastica. The first edition was 1569. I’m pretty sure the copy that was given to them was the second edition, which was the first illustrated edition in 1577. Harry, if you want to reference exercise in your stories In the 17th century it h...
by Harry Hayfield
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: How long has Physical Culture been going on for?
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: How long has Physical Culture been going on for?

There are several books that discuss how MODERN physical culture developed. Exercising and even lifting weights has been around and recorded for thousands of years. Greek exercises and techniques was recorded by many writers of the times. One book i remember is Galen’s Sanitate Tuenda which has bee...
by Harry Hayfield
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: How long has Physical Culture been going on for?
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: How long has Physical Culture been going on for?

There are several books that discuss how MODERN physical culture developed. Exercising and even lifting weights has been around and recorded for thousands of years. Greek exercises and techniques was recorded by many writers of the times. One book i remember is Galen’s Sanitate Tuenda which has bee...
by Harry Hayfield
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy birthday Dave Hartnett
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Happy birthday Dave Hartnett

peter yates wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:16 am
Wishing Dave a very happy birthday. Hope you Julie and the girls have a nice celebration. Regards,Peter.
Many Happy Returns of the Day
by Harry Hayfield
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Ray's Training Advice
Topic: If anyone can offer an expert opinion, it's Ray
Replies: 1
Views: 85

If anyone can offer an expert opinion, it's Ray

Sion Evans, the gym owner of the gym that I am a member of, has decided that as the rugby season for 2019/2020 has been all but abandoned and there is no sign of the 2020/2021 season starting up any time soon, it is time that he practiced his Olympic lifting however he is not sure how he is doing, t...
by Harry Hayfield
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.

It means that the number of pictures attached to posts has exceeded the amount of space the forum has dedicated to pictures. The simple way around this would be for people to review their posts and delete their threads if the pictures are not completely necessary for the forum (which is what I shall...
by Harry Hayfield
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Training Logs for 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29564

Re: Training Logs for 2020

I am off back home on Monday (and should arrive there by around 7.00pm) after my holiday here in Suffolk. I shall have today, tomorrow and Sunday, but am hoping to be able to increase these current tallies: Total miles walked: 37.3 miles (previous record in the same stint, 32 miles in four weeks for...
by Harry Hayfield
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Barry was born on January 24th 1947 and started his interest in health and fitness thanks to living eight miles away from the school where he was educated. As he became frustrated with the time it took to get to school by train, when he was 13 years old, he bought a bicycle and cycled to and from sc...
by Harry Hayfield
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Training Logs for 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29564

Re: Training Logs for 2020

Day One of respite from care
Walk: 4.68 miles (7.5 km) in 2 hours and 3 minutes = 61 m per minute = 2.28 miles per hour
Curls: 8 reps of the following sets: 30lbs, 40lbs, 50lbs, 60lbs, 70lbs, 80lbs, 90lbs. Failed at 100lbs. (90lbs equals my all time best at the gym)