Rare 1st Edition The Key to Might and Muscle George Jowett 1926
This is a very rare and special 1st edition book. George Jowett is a pioneer and legend in the strength training and bodybuilding community. His knowledge and techniques are still widely used today and have been followed for nearly 100 years.
The book is a 1st edition, published in 1926. It is in good condition.
George Jowett was born in England, and as a child was critically injured when he fell against a fireplace. This accident left him crippled. When he was 8 years old his parents were told by the doctors that it was unlikely that he would live to be 15, and if he did, would probably never walk again. He proved them wrong â not only did he walk again but went on to become one of the premier strength athletes of the early 1900âs.
Jowett started out in gymnastics and achieved many awards in his teens. He then became a boxer and won world titles as a lightweight boxer. At the age of 19, he moved to Canada and started weightlifting. Weighing just 176 pounds, George did a clean and jerk with 340 pounds!! He was also very good at the one arm swing â his best being 210 pounds. He then became a competitive bodybuilder and is considered by many to be the Father of American Bodybuilding.
By the early 1920âs, George moved to Philadelphia and founded the Jowett Institute for Physical Culture. He started a mail order business selling muscle courses that lifters would subscribe to. Each course was laid out for the entire month and each month George would send out the next monthâs course! This was very profitable for him and it grew into a big business. He was very successful as a writer and has written many weightlifting courses and books. His book in 1925, âThe Worldâs Weight Lifting Rules and Recordsâ, was the foundation for the rules used for the all-round lifts in the USAWA today. -Al Myers
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