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How to be Strong, Healthy and Happy: (Original Version, Restored) Paperback – November 13, 2011
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"Part of the success of my work, I believe, has been the result of my willingness to make of myself a human guinea pig, in order to prove on my own body the practicability and truth of the training system and methods of living I advocate. On several occasions in the past I have trained intensively for a period, to prove one of my theories. My special twenty weeks' training which took place in my thirty-fifth year, culminating in the winning of the professional heavyweight lifting championship of America, with an improvement in strength and physique which represented a world's record for physical gains, was convincing proof to many. Throughout my entire amateur and professional career I have always practised what I preached and have obtained splendid results with the methods I offer to others. Most men who are interested in physical betterment only wish to feel well and to look well. Many thousands of this class have obtained their physical desires with the training system I offer. They and the men who desired and have obtained a symmetrical physique or great strength, have told others. They in turn have told still others until I have become, by a very great margin, the world's leading physical director." -Bob Hoffman This is a 6" by 9" original version, restored and re-formatted edition of Bob Hoffman's 1938 classic. The text remains exactly as written. This book has many pages with old photographs and illustrations. This is a must have book for your physical culture library. Visit our website and see our many books at PhysicalCultureBooks.com
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From Wikipedia: "... Bob Hoffman, named 'Father of World Weightlifting' by the International Weightlifting Federation, founded York Barbell in 1932. As a prolific writer of books and articles, Hoffman promoted the benefits of exercise and nutrition. ... From the decades of the 1930s through the 1970s, York Barbell sponsored over 40 national championships and numerous Olympic gold medalists, a few of whom are featured in one of the Murals of York, PA. Today, the corporate office of York Barbell Company houses the official Weightlifting Hall of Fame and Museum in York, Pennsylvania and continues to host a variety of powerlifting and bodybuilding competitions."
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 13, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 456 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1467930253
- ISBN-13 : 978-1467930253
- Item Weight : 1.34 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.93 x 9.02 inches
- Customer Reviews:
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 19, 2021
Being a Olympic coach i would write him.a letter @ 13-14 ask him questions about weight lifting/ Bodybuilding & get his books gor shipping! Protein the Building Blocks of lifr@ Thanks Dr Bob you did the best with the knowledge you had! Love you@
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 25, 2018
I owned this book when I first started weight training in the 1960's. It contains information on training, diet and lessons on training a healthy mind within a healthy body. My old copy was passed on to others and I purchased this as a return to my roots.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 4, 2019
Author keeps repeating the same thing over and over (could have been written in less the 100 pages), doesn't provide anything specific about training or nutrition or anything really, just a bunch of generalities repeated endlessly. Captions beneath photos and charts are so blurry they are unreadable. Has 3 routines near the very end but no exercise descriptions so no one will know how to perform them, and with their odd sounding names you won't recognize what they are. He states he wrote this in 10 days. It shows.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 21, 2017
This is one of the greatest books ever written about health & strength by a man who knows what he is writing about. I still have my original (very worn) copy, which I purchased from York Barbell co. over 50 years ago. I am going to order a new copy from Amazon. This book covers everything you need to know to build a strong healthy body & also mind, as he covers the mental/emotional aspects of health as well. Do yourself a favor and toss out all your new "muscle mags" and buy, read and put into practice the recommendations in this book. You will be better for it.
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