"There is something about a broad back that immediately arrests the attention of every eye. It seems to proclaim so expressively the radiant health and great strength the owner must enjoy. A man may have good arms, chest and legs, but his clothes rob others of the opportunity to appreciate the development of those parts of his body. Not so the shoulders, they loom before the sight of all, displaying their splendid back formation, or undeveloped ugliness, as the case may be. Naturally, we recognize the importance of a brawny back, so much so that we frequently employ it in our daily vocabulary in such expressions as 'Put your back to the wheel,' 'Shoulder your way through to success,' and 'Man, but he has backbone,' and these expressions in each case are singularly true." -George F. Jowett This is a restored and re-formatted edition of Jowetts's original 1938 booklet. The text remains exactly as written in 1938. A must have in your collection. Visit our website and see our many books at PhysicalCultureBooks.com
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GEORGE F. JOWETT - Man of many talents, leading pioneer of organized weightlifting in the United States. Founder and President of American Continental Weight-Lifters (ACWL), key figure in convincing the AAU to adopt Olympic weight lifting as a official amateur sport in the USA. Editor of Strength magazine from 1925 to 1927, author of many books and booklets relating to the strength field, the best being "The Key to Might and Muscle." Jowett published his own magazine "The Bodybuilder" from 1936 to 1937 (10 issues), George also peddled a very successful physical culture course (Jowett's Body Sculpture). He advised both Bob Hoffman and Joe Weider in the early days of their magazines. Man of immense strength and muscular power, in some circles considered "The Father of American Weightlifting." George F Jowett was born in the UK December 23, 1891 and died in Canada July 11, 1969.
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