Grimek and the Iron Bar

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

If you're wondering why I'm doing a new course
on John Grimek, here's one reason.

I found a report of a posing exhibition that
Grimek gave at the 1949 Mr. Britain Show.

The curtains open, and Grimek steps out and
stands there -- motionless -- not even
flexing -- and the jaws hit the floor and
the crowd goes wild.

Then he begins his posing routine, and they
start shouting and cheering and clapping
until you think the roof is going to blow
off the building.

Grimek tosses in some handstand pushups and
tiger bends -- in the middle of his posing
routine! -- and leaves them shouting and
begging for more.

A few minutes later, the curtains open again
and Grimek steps out, wearing a York Barbell
Club t-shirt.

He holds an iron bar in one hand.

It's half an inch thick, mean and menacing.

No one has any idea what he's going to do.

Grimek whacks the bar against the floor.
Hard. There's a loud bang. Yes, it's a real
iron bar.

Then he holds the bar in one hand --

raises it high --

extends and flexes his other arm --

and whacks the bar across his forearm!

He does it again -- and the bar bends to a 90
degree angle!

Then he grabs the bar in both hands and
casually bends it until the ends are touching.

He throws the bar scornfully onto the stage.

And pandemonium breaks out . . .

Now, I want to say -- and this important --
DON"T TRY THIS AT HOME. You'll break your

But that's the kind of man John Grimek was --
and that's one of the reasons why I'm doing a
course on his life, his lifting and his

As always, thanks for reading and have a great
day. If you train today, make it a good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. We're doing a pre-publication special on
the Grimek course. Reserve your copy now, and
when we ship it at the end of the month, we'll
include a couple of bonuses:

P.S. 2. Thought for the day: "The man is too
strong for words." -- Bob Hoffman, speaking
about John Grimek