Latest Installments in our HOPC Library

We hope you will enjoy the latest installments of articles, reproductions and books representing history and modern-day physical culture.   

History of Physical Culture Library  
"The photo shows Kurt Saxon supporting 16 men on a plank balanced across his feet. Kurt Saxon was a middleweight, never more than a light light-heavyweight and his record in the plank feat was 21 men."
Published in Strength & Health magazine, Mar. 1953  Photo - Bob Hasse

Articles, Reproductions and Books

the athletes' guide to health and physical fitness by g.s. greene & P.A. Marrinan

Reproduction: Modern Physical Culture, Boxing, Deep Breathing, Swimming and Resuscitation
Published in 1908.
Contributed by Conor Heffernan
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body sculpturing course (Second Week) - george jowett

Reproduction
Contributed by Richie Neville
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thomas inch promotional flyer

Vintage Adverts (Features section) Contributed by Richie Neville
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body sculpturing course (First Week) - george jowett

Reproduction
Contributed by Richie Neville
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Memorable Muscle from Montreal - Leo robert

Published in Health and Strength Magazine Vol. 143, Jan. 2017, Issue No. 1
Contributed by David Gentle
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rare maxalding courses and adverts

We hope you enjoy these rare pieces of history featured in our Maxalding section - Contributed by Gil Waldron
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My Approach to Competitive Powerlifting By George Hummel

Reproduction - Published in Muscular Development Magazine March/April 1979  
Contributed by Peter Yates
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Ronald Walker collection of letters and course material

Contributed by Martin Brown
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ALAN MEAD MASTER OF “PEAK CONTRACTION” TRAINING PRINCIPLES by Charles Coster

REPRODUCTION
Contributed by Peter Yates
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The abbreviated workout by ron tyrrell

"A Training Aid for the Working Man"
Dec. 2016, Contributed by Author
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SIFU LUO GUO HUA (1946-2016) by peter yates

Sept, 2016
Contributed by Author
Part I and Part II

an interview with gil Waldron by peter yates

Sept, 2016
Contributed by Author
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Cheat your Way to Lifeguard Shoulders

Published in Mr. Universe magazine British edition August 1955
Leo Robert featured in photo layout
Contributed by Peter Yates
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Jim Bradford, Gentleman Strongman by Ron Tyrrell

Aug. 2016
Contributed by Author
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back to the roots by peter yates

July 2016
Contributed by Author
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The story of Jesse James by norman miller

Two part installment published in Strength and Health magazine in Dec. 1930 and Jan. 1939
Contributed by Peter Yates
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