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Maxick (Max Sick) - 1882 - 1961  

  The Great Maxick

Height: 5'4", Weight 10st. 5 lbs.,
Neck - 16", Chest (Normal) 40", (Expanded) 45",
Thigh 23", Calf 16", Forearm 13", Biceps 16"

Max Sick was a German Strong Man who went under the professional name "Maxick". Maxick stood just over 5' tall. He was born in Wurtemburg on June 28th 1892. He travelled to the United Kingdom in 1909 where he met Monte Saldo. He died in South America on 10th May 1961 whilst exploring the Amazon and Matto Grasso rivers. The Maxalding principles are based mainly on exercises and techniques which later appeared in his book 'Muscle Control', written in 1911.

Max was a weak sickly child with lung trouble, rickets and dropsy. When 10 years old he made some weights but his parents destroyed them and from then on he concentrated on isometric and muscle control exercises. His voluntary control of the individual muscles was sensational and although small in stature, his tremendous physique was popular in German music halls  His physique and strength were maintained at a very high standard and he practised muscle control throughout his life.  


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Maxick (Max Sick) - 1882 - 1961 

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