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Oldtime Strongman Training For Back And Chest Growth

This was the first article written by Joseph Curtis Hise for Iron Man around 1940. You will find here a complete resume of most of Hise’s teachings and how to train for chest growth the oldschool way! – Mr. Berg “MUST” muscle as stated by Arthur Saxon: (meaning muscles that a strong man must have well …


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Oldschool Training Secret: Squat and Pullovers!

Are you tired of bench pressing over the years without much progress in the chest? You need same variety? Then try the combination of squats and pullovers. Back in those days the bench press was the lazy way to train the chest. Old timers used to train their Rib-box with breathing and stretching exercises. In …


Joseph Curtis Hise: Breathing Squats

Joseph Curtis Hise (born 1905) used a straight 20 reps in the squat, and soon found that he weighed 237lb/107kg at 26 years of age. He continued his experiments and finally reached a bodyweight of 298lb/135kg and had an arm of 19 ½ inches (49.5cm), chest at 56 inches (142cm) and thighs that measured 33 inches (83cm) …


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Joseph Curtis Hise: Strongman and Lumberjack

Hise was born in Scotland, Illinois 1905 (now it is called Scotland) on the eastern border of the state. J. C. Hise came to America’s attention after Mark Berry profiled this pioneering lifter in the August 1932 issue of Strength. Hise’s size and strength were impressive for the times and the rapid progress he attributed to high …


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