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Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:55 am
by Tom K
Hello,

Does anyone have any information or resources about Oscar Heidenstam's "Modern Bodybuilding" book? I can only find a photo of the front cover.
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I think it was written in the 1980s? Is it about his own training from the 1930's or is it a modern book about routines in the 1980s? Thank you. If it is a book full of steroid physiques then I won't be interested, I'm hoping it is about his own training?

Re: Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:02 am
by Talbot
@Tm K.: There are many editions listed on Amazon, with older, early 1960s versions listing D. G. Johnson as co-author.

Re: Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:23 am
by David Gentle
HI Mate, I have an original first edition with dust cover( which is a bit frayed, but book vgc, ) written for the home trainer, both free and weight training schedules , plus diet, well recommended for the natural healthy bodybuilder, its the only copy i have but you can have it for a tenner, thats post paid by me, pay via pay pal, thats as long as you live in uk, cant sell it overseas too much post. my pay pal account is davidfgentle@hotmail.co.uk. So if you want it, and its not a copy, but original,then you need to email my your home address, and pay upfront via pay pal. No worries if you dont wish to do this or have already bought a copy as even whilst i am typing this am having second thoughts about selling, so better make it fast mate. David Gentle

Re: Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 am
by David Gentle
Hi Mate, sorry, book no longer for sale. goes back into my archives, David Gentle

Re: Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:30 am
by Tom K
David Gentle wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:32 am
Hi Mate, sorry, book no longer for sale. goes back into my archives, David Gentle
Its worth far more than a tenner! Thanks for the offer though. If you can recommend it as a book worth having, I will track it down.

Are there any differences between the original and "modern" versions? Thanks

Re: Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:37 am
by Tom K
Talbot wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:02 am
@Tm K.: There are many editions listed on Amazon, with older, early 1960s versions listing D. G. Johnson as co-author.
Thanks for that tip! If I search "oscar Heidenstam" the books are listed quite expensively. If I looked up D G Johnson, it seems to slip the sellers notice that the book maybe more valuable :D

I bought a 2nd edition for £4 with delivery, paperback in "very good condition". For that price it is a steal, cheers! I will see if any of it is worth preserving and adding to my own archives online.

Re: Oscar Heidenstam "Modern Bodybuilding"

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:41 am
by peter yates
Good find Tom.