by Alan Calvert

Founder of Milo Bar Bell Company

Calvert 2-2This book is one of the all time great classics in the world of strength and strongmen.

Some even consider it to be the best book ever written on the subject of weightlifting.

It was originally written and published in 1924 and, in its day, thought to be the proverbial “barbell bible.”

This was “the book” when it came to lifting weights whether you were just starting out or you were a seasoned veteran of the iron game.

Read what the author learned over a span of 20 years from his day to day experiences while at the hub of weightlifting in America…

The legendary The Milo Bar Bell Company of Philadelphia.

See genuine strongmen in leotards, Roman gladiator sandals and wrist gauntlets doing harness lifts, tossing kettlebells, snatching shot loading dumbbells, and pressing huge globular barbells.

Legendary greats like: Apollon, Otto Arco, Louis Cyr, Charles Durner, Pierre Gasnier, Archie Gillespie, Edward W. Goodman, George HackenschmidtGeorge F. Jowett, Siegmund Klein, George Lurich, Tony Massimo, Anton Matysek, Adolph and Joseph Nordquest, Harry B. Paschall, Eugen SandowThe Saxon Trio, John Y. Smith, Roy L. Smith, Robert Snyder, Joseph Steinbach, Henry “Milo” Steinborn, Albert Tauscher, George Zottman, etc.

Twenty-Six Chapters With Over 80,000 Words!

Table of Contents

Chapter I – Introductory

Chapter II – The Back

Chapter III – Some Lifting Records

Chapter IV – The Legs

Chapter V – Harness and Platform Lifting

Chapter VI – The Sides

Chapter VII – The Abdominal Muscles

Chapter VIII – The Chest

Chapter IX – The Upper Part of the Back

Chapter X – The Shoulder Muscles

Chapter XI – The “Swing” and the “Snatch”

Chapter XII – The Jerk Lift

Chapter XIII – Arm Strength

Chapter XIV – Lifting a Bar-Bell From Floor to Chest

Chapter XV – On Individual Training

Chapter XVI – Making Yourself Over

Chapter XVII – Hands, Wrists and Forearms

Chapter XVIII – Where Does It All Come From?

Chapter XIX – Muscle Control

Chapter XX – Professional Exhibition Work

Chapter XXI – Who Is The Strongest Man in the World?

Chapter XXII – More About Lifting

Chapter XXIII – Some Out-Worn Superstitions

Chapter XXIV – The Secret of the Bent-Press

Chapter XXV – Statuesque Development

Chapter XXVI – Effects of Exercise

What Readers Have Said About
by Alan Calvert

“I loved Super-Strength. Thank you for making these books available.”
Tim C.
Somersworth, New Hampshire

“Got the Calvert book today, appreciate the great service!”
Dave H.
Salem, New Hampshire

Timeless information that is just as pertinent and result producing today as it was years ago when it was strictly man against iron and strongmen made their living with their strength.

Written for those who trained at home in their barn, garage, basement, cellar, backyard, etc., at a time when commercial gyms like those of Siegmund Klein and Prof. Anthony Barker were scarce!

Best wishes,

Bill Hinbern
Super Strength Training

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Calvert 1-2
The Truth About Weight Lifting
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Milo Bar Bell Courses
by Alan Calvert


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