“Joe Bonomo (1901 – 1978) is single-handedly responsible for injecting superpositivity into the lives of millions, and although his name rests in relative obscurity today, his footnote is a lengthy one which sparkles with accomplishments and ideas that affect us every day, and his legacy is evident in every barbell wielding convolute, every bald spot infomercial, every new age soul-tapping ideology, every mouthful of peanut brittle, every blessed bargain bin record you scored right before you joined the Record Club of America,” -Miriam Linna


Writings Available in the HOPC Library
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BARBELL TRAINING ROUTINES BY JOE BONOMO

A most comprehensive 10 week – 226 page book with excellent illustrations posed by the very best Bodybuilders

BARBELL 3 WEEK SPEED COURSE BY JOE BONOMO

Joe Bonomo’s Original Power-Plus Barbell Three Week Speed Course is one of Bonomo’s famous Pocket Books. This course was issued in 1965

BUILDING BODY POWER BY JOE BONOMO

Full Reproduction of the famous 1940s Course

JOE BONOMO’S GOLDEN DOZEN BODY CONDITIONER

“Proper Exercise and Proper Breathing are a daily must for good health. The Human Body is divided into 10 systems. Pick out a series of exercises that have been especially chosen to aid the functioning of these systems as they work out the 45 important muscle groups, which include the hundreds of muscles in your body. Pick out a series of 12 different Exercises each week.” – Joe Bonomo

JOE BONOMO ‘POWER-PLUS’ CABLE-COURSE BY JOE BONOMO

Full Reproduction of this progressive Strand Course from 1954
“Joe Bonomo was born in Coney Island, the “Playground of the World,” on a Christmas Day. From a skinny kid called “Toothpicks” by his friends, he developed himself so that at the age of 19 he won the “Modern Apollo Contest” sponsored by the New York Daily News.”-Joe Bonomo

THE ORIGINAL POWER-PLUS COURSE FROMā€¦. BY JOE BONOMO

“There is no doubt that there are hundreds of thousands of men and women in all walks of life who are conscious of the need to develop their physiques. The numbers who read “Your Physique”, “Health and Strength” and “Physical Culture” magazines, and the numbers enrolled in the various self-improvement home courses now on the market attest to that.” -Joe Bonomo

THE STRONGMAN BY JOE BONOMO

This autobiography was first published in 1968 and runs to 352 pages containing many photographs and anecdotes of Joe’s life. The bulk of the book relates to Joe’s Movie & later business career. This part has been omitted. This section therefore contains only the first 5 chapters – up to the beginning of his film career.

VIBRO POWER BY JOE BONOMO

This is one of a series of Bonomo’s famous Pocket Books and it was first issued in 1951. It measures just 3.5″ x 5″ . It is a Three Week Speed Course on isometric/isotonic 10-second exercises. It introduces five principles including cosmic breathing, psycho-power, vibro-pressure, tonic relaxation and rhythmic progression.

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