Rare Old Strength Magazines - List No. 9

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

I have a ton of duplicate books, courses and magazines about strength training, weightlifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding, physical culture, Iron Game history, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, diet,  nutrition, and related subjects, and I since I only need one copy of any particular item, I'm going to sell the rest of them.

And since we're going to be moving in the not too distant future, I'm looking for good homes for some of my one-of-a-kind items - and for some of my longtime friends from the bookshelves here in the Dinosaur Research Library.

Everything is first come, first served - meaning that the first person who shoots me an email about a given item. ("First" means "the first email in my inbox.)

So if you're interested in anything, do not delay. Shoot me an email and ask about availability. Include your shipping address so we can calculate shipping and handling for you. And be sure to tell me if you use PayPal. That's the easiest way to handle the payment.

All of these come from the world-famous Dinosaur Training Research Library. Thus, you'll have something great to read AND you'll be owning a true piece of Iron Game history.

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LIST NO. 9 - RARE STRENGTH BOOKS AND MAGAZINES

We're offering six back issues of Strength and Health from the early 1940's today. I have several copies of each, so I've priced them to go fast. Give yourself a treat (you know you deserve it) and grab all six issues. 




September 1941 Strength and Health

Features Rudy Gambacorta of Reverside New Jersey on the cover - doing an impressive muscle control called "the rope." 

Articles by Jules Bacon, Bob Hoffman, Gracie Bard, Gord Venables, Tony Terlazzo, Vic Tanny, Robert L. Jones and Sig Klein - including Klein's tribute to the legendary Coney Island Strongman, Warren Lincoln Travis. Plenty of great photos - including photos of John Grimek hard at work in the York foundry!

I have several issues of this magazine, all of them in good condition - so I'm pricing them to go fast.

PRICE: $10.00 plus shipping and handling.




November 1940 Strength and Health

Featuring coverman Louis Abele, one of the strongest and best built men in the world. Abele stood 5' 8" tall and weighed 218 pounds. He built himself up with plenty of heavy leg and back work, including 20 rep breathing squats with heavy weights and sets of 10 reps in the snatch with 235 pounds. He once said that after a heavy workout he was so sore that everything ached, including his teeth.

Had Abele not had the misfortune of competing against Steve Stanko and John Davis, he would have won the USA Senior National Championship many times - and might have gone on to be a World and Olympic Champion. 

Includes articles by Harry Paschall, Eddie Harrison, Bob Hoffman, Alton Eliason, Charles Tiffin, Sig Klein, Robert L. Jones, Steve Stanko, Gord Venables, Elmer Farnham, Dr. Walter C. LaBerge, and John Grimek. Tons of great photos, including photos of Ottley Coulter, John Grimek and Steve Stanko.

I have several issues of this magazine, all of them in good condition - so I'm pricing them to go fast.

PRICE: $10.00 plus shipping and handling.



May 1940 Strength and Health

Features Dick Falcon of Columbus, Ohio on the front cover - and includes a terrific inside cover photo of Chick Deutsch. 

Includes articles by Bob Hoffman, Dick Zimmerman, Dr. Walter C. LaBerge, Robert Strickland, Charles Tiffin, Ray Van Cleef, Wib Scharzberger, Harry Paschall, Gord Venables, Eddie Harrison, Elmer Farnham, and Norm Miller - along with a terrific article by John Grimek on muscle control.

Ray Van Cleef profiles Warren Lincoln Travis, and the article features some terrific photos of Travis doing some heavy support lifting with weights from his famous strongman act. You won't see these anywhere else. My favorite is the photo of Travis lifting the cannon, but the photo of Travis with the World's Largest Dumbbell is also pretty good. 

Includes tons of great photos, including a rare photo of New Zealand's Harold Cleghorn, who was rated as the top lifter in the British Empire. After the War, Cleghorn won the Heavyweight class in the British Empire Games (now the Commonwealth Games). John McCallum met him at the 1954 Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, and wrote a memorable article about Cleghorn and his training - you probably remember it from The Keys to Progress.
I have several issues of this magazine, all of them in good condition - so I'm pricing them to go fast.

PRICE: $10.00 plus shipping and handling.



November 1941 Strength and Health

Features Emil Bonnet of Los Angeles on the cover.

Includes articles by Henry Connelly, John Terpak, Bob Hoffman, Ray Van Cleef, Charles Tiffin, Tony Terlazzo, Reyam Sherman, Robert L. Jones, Vic Tanny, Gord Venables and Steve Stanko.

Plenty of great photos, including a bulked up Jack LaLanne (Yeah, I know - it's hard to believe) and an incredibly muscular Neil McClain. Look for them on page 23 and page 26. The photo of Robert David Brinker on page 27 is also pretty good - and the planche photos on page 17 will knock your socks off.

But the most incredible thing is the line drawing by Gord Venables (at page 14) showing Steve Stanko doing an absolutely amazing feat of strength - one that I do NOT suggest you try at home (or anywhere else).

This is a great isue to show what old-school training could do for a man - and to show what's possible in the way of all-natural, drug-free muscular development.

I have several issues of this magazine, all of them in good condition - so I'm pricing them to go fast.

PRICE: $10.00 plus shipping and handling.



January 1941 Strength and Health

The cover features Joe Mandall of Akron, Ohio, and World Champion, John Davis, who at that time held the World Record in the snatch and the clean and jerk.

Includes articles by John Grimek, Bob Hoffman, Dr. Frederick Tilney, Robert L. Jones, Dr. Walter C. LaBerge, Gord Venables, Charles Tifin, Elmer Farnham, Karo Whitfield, Gracie Bard and (get this) Eugene Sandow.

Includes some terific photos, including a remarkable photo of Charles Rigoulet setting aprofesional World Record in the clean and Jerk with 385 pounds - using a remarkable old-school barbell with huge globe weights at each end 0- and an extra, long, very springy bar. This photo is at page 5.

At page 30, there's a photo of a very young Frank Spellman when he first began training - and when you see it, you won't believe he went on to win the Olympic Gold Medal in 1948. I asked Frank about this photo once, and he laughed and said they chose him to make the other guy in the photo look good!

I have several issues of this magazine, all of them in good condition - so I'm pricing them to go fast. 

PRICE: $10.00 plus shipping and handling.



December 1945 Strength and Health 

Featuring Mike Dubel of Detroit on the cover.

Includes articles by Bob Hoffman, Gord Venables, Reyam Sherman, Dick Zimmerman, Harry Paschall, Lt. W. McClanahan, Pudgy Stockton, Tony Terlazo, and Steve Stanko. Terlazzo's article on barbell Men in the Service is terrific - as are the photos of homemade barbells and dumbbells servicemen around the world cobbled together from truck and railway wheels, and anything else they could find. There's also a terrific photo of Norma Wieland of Detroit with a big smile while she's deadlifting a wagon wheel barbell. Look for it at page 22.

I have several issues of this magazine, all of them in good condition - so I'm pricing them to go fast. 

PRICE: $10.00 plus shipping and handling.



Remember, everything is first come, first served, so if you see something you want, shoot me an email immediately. My email address is: 
info@brookskubik.com