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Super Strength Paperback – April 15, 2012
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About the Author
Alan Calvert was one of the most important and most under-rated figures in the history of physical culture. He was the founder and publisher of STRENGTH MAGAZINE and the founder of MILO BARBELL COMPANY in the early 1900's. MILO was the first mass produced graduated plate loaded modern barbell. STRENGTH magazine was an early leader in physical culture and many famous legends of the Iron Game such as Mark Berry, John C. Grimek, and many others, got their start there. Calvert's classic book SUPER STRENGTH is considered by many strength historians to be "The Bible" of muscle building and weight training. Alan Calvert is truly one of the most influential men in the history of the Iron Game and Physical Culture.
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Super Strength was written in an era when athletics wasn't polluted with chemistry. Calvert's views on sensible diet are refreshing to read in this day and age. Man's teeth indicate that he can eat meat, vegetable, grain, and nut. Eat a good balance of the above, and 'calories are calories'. No need to chuck down special proteins, eclectic vitamins, amino acids, or hormones.
In addition to the restoration of the text, I also liked the old photographs, and seeing what various "lost" lifts look like. Physical Cultrue Books has done a fine job in restoring written works of Alan Calvert, Georg Hackenschmidt, Bob Peoples, and others, so information on sensible training does not become lost or corrupted. My hat is off to the publisher.