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A Textbook of Weightlifting by Arthur Saxon

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:27 am
by drob357
HISTORY OF PHYSICAL CULTURE LIBRARY
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Subscribe today and enjoy this visually enhanced reproduction of Strongman Arthur Saxon’s book entitled, “A Textbook of Weightlifting” It contains 28 illustrations of the Author executing weightlifting exercises described in the book.

Re: A Textbook of Weightlifting by Arthur Saxon

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:40 pm
by Handson
... an interesting and popular book which I first noticed as an online pdf.
Handson

Re: A Textbook of Weightlifting by Arthur Saxon

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:07 am
by David Gentle
Just a quick story, you know how strong men were often accused of marking their dumbells heavier than they were, well its been told that at one time the Saxons were lifting some dumbells and in fact they were heavier than marked, when asked why they didnt update the real poundage, they said, they couldnt be bothered to by the paint to re mark the dumbells, so just left them as they were....David Gentle

Re: A Textbook of Weightlifting by Arthur Saxon

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:21 am
by peter yates
Hi David, yes i heard that story and it just goes to show that the Saxons were the real deal unlike some making claims and doing the rounds at that time.While he would not have won a 'perfect man' contest i always appreciated Arthur's physique, dense and compact and with a look of real strength,which of course he had in abundance.
Regard's Peter.