HISTORY OF PHYSICAL CULTURE Subscribe Today www.davidgentle.com Latest Enhanced Reproduction in our Library If you are interesting in acquiring a downloadable PDF of this course, please contact us. BODY SCULPTURE CLUB’S FOUNDATION COURSE NO. 1 – First in a 3-part series.
We’re still trying to discover a bit more about the Body Sculpture Club. It was in existence in the 1930s when it operated in Surbiton, Surrey. By the 1950s they had moved to Worcester Park, also in Surrey.
It was founded by George Jowett and then, some time later, continued by George Greenwood. By that time among the other contributors were Boss, Arnold Dyson (Mr. Universe 1953), Reub Martin, Mervin Cotter (Mr. Britain), Spencer Churchill (Champion Bodybuilder), Jack King (Mr Army, Mr. South Britain), Al Murray (British Weightlifting Coach). A lot of the exercises were posed by Tony Martin.
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Basics for Beginners
Enjoy this highly informative article by leading expert, David Gentle. It contains the “basics for beginners” including the systems and principles critical for success. The article provides detailed descriptions of a variety of training systems that will enable you to reach your weightlifting goals.
Workout photos featured throughout.
HOPC Ed. Note: While George Jowett is criticized by some for exaggerating some of his strength feat claims, there is no doubt he played a pivotal role in the development of modern weightlifting and bodybuilding. Bob Hoffman and Joe Weider were two who benefited from Jowett’s experience and promotion tactics, and Jowett was a central figure in both their early magazines.
He also was one of those who laid the groundwork for a recognized weightlifting body in the USA. This article features use of the kettlebell handle which was sold with the various barbell kits of the time as well as individually. It is also valuable in that it presents many of the leverage type movements that the old time strongmen utilized that imparted a real ruggedness of the physique, especially arms and shoulders. These exercises may also be performed with just dumbbells if no kettlebell handles are available. -Peter Yates
Published in Eagles Sports Annual 1959
“Weight training as applied to sport is not quite the same as that for weightlifting. It is not a question of lifting huge totals, but using weights as a resistance against which to develop required muscles. Thus, different exercises have been worked out for different sports, and it is all done scientifically.”-Bill Edwards Subscribe by visiting www.davidgentle.com