The Development of Physical Power

by Arthur Saxon

The Iron Master!

Saxon 2-2In 1906 The Strongest Man in the World wrote his first of two books describing his simple methods for developing genuine strength and power, not just useless artificially swollen muscles. This is an intimate account of how this man of 5 feet 10 inches tall and 200 lbs. stood the weightlifting world on end with his staggering feats of raw power and death defying strongman stunts.

Arthur Saxon Explains How to Do Ten Different Exercises

While his methods were simple, maybe even crude by today’s standards, the author explains in detail with photos how to do ten different lifts using barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells plus ring and ball lifting.

Exercises such as the Two-Handed Lift to the Shoulder, The Bent Press, Holding at Arms’ Length, Ring and Ball-Lifting, just to name a few.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Early Days

Chapter 3 – Incidents in My Professional Career

Chapter 4 – On Strength

Chapter 5 – My Views on Light Exercise

Chapter 6 – What Sports Help Weight-Lifting, and How

Chapter 7 – Weight in Relation to Lifting

Chapter 8 – Routine of Training

Chapter 9 – The Bugbear of Training: How to Avoid

Chapter 10 – Diet, etc.

Chapter 11 – General Weight-Lifting

Chapter 12 – What It Feels Like to Lift 350 lbs. with One Hand

Chapter 13 – I Appear at the National Sporting Club

Chapter 14 – Two-Handed Lift to the Shoulder; Bell on End

Chapter 15 – The Bent Press

Chapter 16 – One-Hand Snatch

Chapter 17 – Single-Handed Dumb-Bell Swing

Chapter 18 – Two Dumb-Bells: Simultaneous Lift Overhead

Chapter 19 – Double-Handed Bar-Bell Lift Overhead

Chapter 20 – Double-Handed Slow Push, Bar-Bell

Chapter 21 – Single-Handed Push Overhead, Dumb-Bell

Chapter 22 – Holding at Arms’ Length

Chapter 23 – Double-Handed Lift on Back, Bar-Bell

Chapter 24 – Ring and Ball-Lifting

Chapter 25 – Final Note

Chapter 26 – Press Notices

Chapter 27 – My Measurements and Record Lifts

Chapter 28 – Hermann Saxon

Chapter 29 – Kurt Saxon

Chapter 30 – Word Sketch by T. Inch

Here’s a Portion of What Is Covered:

Read about his early family life, complete with photos of his mother, father and brothers, Hermann and Kurt.

Learn about some of the incidents in Saxon’s professional career and how he transformed his critics into believers with his astonishing lifts.

Discover Arthur Saxon’s definition of REAL functional strength.

Hear Saxon’s views on the subject of light exercise in relation to heavy weight-lifting.

Learn which sports help heavy weight-lifting, and how.

The importance of bodyweight in relation to heavy weight lifting.

The author’s suggestions for specific exercises and exercise routines.

How to avoid monotony and getting stale in your training.

Inside tips on diet, alcohol, tobacco, etc.

General weight-lifting advice on getting started; where to train, what to wear, types of weights, exercises, method of progression, breathing, energy conservation, etc.

The great Arthur Saxon, Strongest Man in the World, explains in his own words, what it feels like to lift 350 lbs with one hand!

Why there is a difference between lifting adjustable plate loading and hollow shot-loading barbells.

Read press releases about Arthur, Hermann and Kurt Saxon as they traveled the world with the circus as The Saxon Brothers.

An exclusive, never before published, discussion regarding Arthur’s little known and highly successful wrestling career!

Discover Arthur Saxon’s true body measurements and a list of his world record lifts.

A brief biography with photos of his brothers Hermann and Kurt, who along with Arthur comprised the famed Saxon Brothers rounds out the book.

Read the eye witness account, by famous British physical culture authority Thomas Inch, substantiating Arthur Saxon’s weight-lifting claims.

…and much, much more!

Testimonials for
“The Development of Physical Power”
by Arthur Saxon

“I would like to compliment you on the Saxon book. It looks great! And it was interesting to read Saxon’s own words.”
Raymond G., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“What a fine job on the Saxon book! It was very easy to read with the bold type, very attractive covers and inside format.”
Bob C., Pottstown, Pennsylvania

“I really enjoyed the Saxon book due to the unusual training information and rare old photos. The section on the continental lifts was particularly instructional for an amateur lifter like myself.”
C. H., Kenova, West Virginia

“I love the Arthur Saxon book! It is interesting to see that many of the things in weight training Saxon was complaining about ninety years ago still hold true today. What an eye-opener!”
Casey R., Germantown, Maryland

“Received The Development of Physical Power by Arthur Saxon from you. FANTASTIC! Thoroughly enjoyed it and looking forward to my next order. Thank you.”
Matt W., Castle Rock, California

One of the rarest and most sought after books by one of the most famous strong men of all time!

Yours for greater strength,

Bill Hinbern
Super Strength Training

The rare photos on the front and back cover plus 45 photos and illustrations inside are more than worth the price of this beautiful 5″ x 7″ softcover book with 28 chapters and 122 pages!

The Development of Physical Power

by Arthur Saxon

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