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John Grimek’s Life as a Weightlifter

“Ever since the York Barbell Club was organized back in the late twenties, a champion or two was always found among its membership, although in those days the club was known as the York Oil Burner A.C. However, by 1937 its members dominated all championships and the majority of national records were held by this …

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Does Smoking Affect Muscle Growth?

Back in the day there were oldtime bodybuilders who used to smoke. Jim Park (1952 AAU Mr America and Mr Universe 1954) would do an exercise, and then sit on the end of a bench to smoke a cigarette (it was in the old famous York Gym). Even oldschool bodybuilding legend John Grimek used to smoke. Here’s …

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Benefits of Using Chest Expander

Chuck Sipes (Mr. America), Reg Park (Arnold’s rolemodel) and the father of bodybuilding ‘John Grimek’…They all used and included chest expander in their training routine! The following article was written by John Grimek around 1960 (published in S&H)! And don’t forget to use my tag-system below for more great articles about cable training! – Mr. Berg “Chest …

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Meet Dennis Tinerino – Mr. USA

The following article was written by Joe Abbenda around 1966. Dennis Tinerino is a great legend! He won the Mr. USA, Mr. America (1967) and  Mr. Universe title in 1968 (competed against Jim Haislop and Frank Richards!) In this article you will learn how Dennis trained, ate and lived. – Mr. Berg.!! “The overwhelming choice of the judges …

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Fix Lower Back Pain from Squats!

John Grimek, father of bodybuilding, used to write for decades for the fitness and bodybuilding industry. The following piece of training advice was taken from John Grimek’s column “Your Training Problems”. Fans would send letters with questions to Grimek and he answered. And when Grimek speaks we have to listen! – Mr. Berg Question: “Why …

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Is Coffee Bad for Bodybuilding?

John Grimek, father of bodybuilding, used to write for decades for the fitness and bodybuilding industry. The following piece of training advice was taken from John Grimek’s column “Your Training Problems”. Fans would send letters with questions to Grimek and he answered. And when Grimek speaks we have to listen! – Mr. Berg Question: “I …

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