George Jowett's overcame childhood illness to become one of the strongest men who ever lived. One of his greatest feats was to clean and press a 168-pound anvil - a phenomenal feat of grip strength!
Years ago, a young boy was finally discharged from the hospital where he had suffered for most of his childhood -- the result of an accident when only a few months old. He survived several major operations, then finally was told that nothing further could be done to save him so they sent him home...
...but they did did not know that in the heart of this sickly lad a belief had taken hold... a belief that he could rebuild his body and regain his lost health and strength through physical training. This belief so dominated the young man each night he quietly crept into the silence of the deserted forgotten attic of his home and there alone set to work the rebuilding of his puny, broken body.
This was the beginning of the climb of George F. Jowett from the deepest, darkest pit of physical weakness to the peak of physical success. The doctor's thought that he would never even see the age of 15, yet at that age Jowett won the Junior International Gymnastics Championship, and he sure didn't stop there...At 17, he traveled to France and returned as the World's Welter Weight Wrestling Champion. That same year he also set the World's Junior one arm press record of 224 lbs.-- a mark which still remains unbroken.
These were the first of Jowett's many records and achievements; he would go on to win scores more in the passing years... and with each accomplishment, his storehouse of knowledge grew ever larger as well... it is this wealth of knowledge and experience that he has put into the most wonderful physical development courses ever put before the public.
What took George F. Jowett years to learn he now teaches you within a few short sessions -- faultlessly, faithfully and successfully -- until you finally acquire the magnificent development and marvelous strength he is able to give you!
Strengthen Your Tendons and Ligaments!
Thousands of body-builders with strong-looking muscles are left wondering why they cannot equal the strength tests of others... and the simple reason is that their muscular ligaments and sinewy attachments are too weakly inserted to cooperate with and support the contractile power of their muscles.
The strength of your muscles depends as much upon the power of their muscular cables as upon the quality of muscular tissue. There should be exact balance between the two... but this is rarely the case. Strong muscles must have strong attachments.
Strength within the muscles is built from exercises that compel full extension and contraction of the muscular fibers. When the muscular tissue has been developed it is absolutely necessary that the muscular ligaments also be powerfully increased so that they can support the muscles in all their movements of resistance. The George Jowett
Training Syetem is especially
adapted to the building of steel-like muscular cables.
The George F. Jowett Collection
George F. Jowett's training courses have helped thousands upon thousands of trainees know the thrill of strength but as they were written almost a century ago, they are long out of print and original copies are VERY difficult to find in any condition... However, George Jowett's secrets still live on today! The Jowett Collection consists of three of Jowett's greatest training courses, now available in high-quality reprint editions for modern trainees to enjoy and benefit from.
Yes, you too can now get your hands on the original Jowett Institute 12-lesson mail order course
, his most famous book The Key To Might and Muscle
and his fantastic foream development course Molding a Mighty Grip
. Detailed information on each title is as follows...
The Jowett Institute Course in Health, Muscle Building and Physical Perfection (1927)
LESSON ONE: Muscle Building Exercises... Diet-Explaining the various chemical changes in food... Food use and mis-use... Diest as an aid to reduce overweight, Increase underweight and for the normally healthy... Cleansing organs, blood stream and muscle tissues of false secretions... The value of certain foods... Facts about your muscular systemLESSON TWO: Muscle Building Exercises... The True Science of Breathing -- Inspirational, Clavicular, Intercostal Diaphragm, Expulsion, Contraction and Thoracic Breathing... The effect of sleep on brain and brawn and the natural methods of muscle tissue and organic recouperatio
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The Jowett Institute Course
in Health, Muscle Building
and Physical Perfection
This high-quality modern reprint edition of The Jowett Institute Course is reproduced faithfully from the original 1927 version.
This course is intended to be under taken over a period of six months. There are twelve lessons, with each lesson to be performed for two weeks. There is a review at week five and two more bonus lessons included at the end for further development.
Each lesson consists of three parts: a talk sheet, follwed by written details on the monthly exercises and finally photographs of said exercises which illustrate proper form and technique.
The exercises portrayed consist primarily of bodyweight movements and dumbbell exercises. The step-by-step Instructions are easy to follow and very detailed - nothing is left to chance.
The Jowett Institute Course is perfect for beginner and advanced trainees alike.
Trade paperback, 8-1/2-inches x 11-inches in size, over 100 rare photographs of the master, George F. Jowett in action!
n...LESSON THREE: Muscle Building Exercises... Massage--The science of massage... The principles of massage as related to increased blood circulation; also cleansing of the sweat glands to eliminate odors of perspiration and tone the muscles...LESSON FOUR: Muscle Building Exercises for the feet... Complete lesson on building the muscles of the legs and the feet... Correcting weak ankles and fallen arches
...REVIEW & TEST: Devoted to special exercises for testing your strength and measuring results so far obtained... It is vital to check up on your condition, for reference in laying out your further weekly training... An interesting test of grip strength
...LESSON FIVE: Progressive Muscle Building... Advantages of dumbbell training... How to broaden the shoulders... Eyes-their care... How to strengthen the optic nerves, pupil, retina and muscles... Teeth-how to take care of the teeth, the gums, the dentine, the mouth and throat against all throat and mouth infections...LESSON SIX: Progressive Muscle Building... How to strengthen the small of the back... Nerves-How to tone and strengthen the entire nervous system...The Sensory nerves, nerves of vibration ad the accessory nerves...LESSON SEVEN: Progressive Muscle Building... The abdominal brain... How to strengthen the abdomen against the evils of Prolapsation, Distension and Constipation...LESSON EIGHT: Progressive Muscle Building... The groin... Increasing virility... Invigorating virile powers... Regaining lost manhood... Making man fit for marriage...LESSON NINE: Progressive Muscle Building with exercises for deepening and widening the chest, lung power and lung control... Building space for lung volume..
.LESSON TEN: Progressive Muscle Building with special exercises for muscle lengthening... The importance of muscle lengthening and long muscles...LESSON ELEVEN: Progressive Muscle Building with special exercises for muscle contraction... The importance of muscle contraction and how to control it for great strength... Building Powerful sinews... Putting power into invigorating tissue...LESSON TWELVE: Final lesson... Progressive Muscle Building... Neck and forearm specialization training...ADVANCED COURSE OF STRENGTH AND MUSCLE BUILDING:
Covers three months of workouts... Will develop you as far as you want to go into the stages of super strength and fitness...THE SUPER STRENGTH COURSE: Advanced methods of heavy weight training for building the muscles of the calf, thigh, chest, neck, arms and forearms...
The Key to Might and Muscle (1926)
You don't have to be a strength fan to appreciate anything authored by George F. Jowett. His writing style and mastery of the written word is on par wiith any of the greatest writers throughout history...
Of course, since you ARE a strength fan, you can see that his skill with a barbell is as good as his skill with a pen... anything by Jowett makes you want to immediately run out and grab a barbell -- and you sure can't ask for anything better than that!
In his magnmum opus, The Key to Might and Muscle Jowett covers everything any lifter would need to know to build great strength... As you might expect, muscular development is discussed in great detail, but in The Key Jowett goes far beyond the typical training courses in that he teaches you how to develop every aspect of your body for super strength and power... with the highlights undoubtedly being his chapters on building tendon, ligament and bone strength - topics you rarely see discussed today (and easily worth the price alone.)
The Key to Might and Muscle was originally printed by the Milo Barbell Company in 1926 and this modern reprint edition remains true to the original publication. If you want to really know how the genuine Oldime Strongmen trained, this is your chance!
Trade paperback, 5-inches x 7-inches in size, 24 chapters, 294 pages, many illustrations (see below)
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Table of Contents:
Chapter I: A Few Chapters from the Story of my Life
Chapter II: The Truth About Exercise
Chapter III: Defining the Mystery of Strength
Chapter IV: Curative Exercises
Chapter V: Building a Mighty Chest
Chapter VI: Is There Such a Thing as Bone Strength?
Chapter VII: What is the Bogey in Forearm and Calf Development?
Chapter VIII: Thickening the Wrist by Strengthening the Grip
Chapter IX: The Value of Finger Strength and How It Is Acquired
Chapter X: Famous Men of Might and Muscle
Chapter XI: How a Columnar Neck Creates Nerve Force
Chapter XII: Strengthening the Weakest Link in the Spinal Chain
Chapter XIII: Creating Intense Vitality by Abdominal Development
Chapter XIV: Banishing Round Shoulders and Protruding Shoulder Blades
Chapter XV: Some Fascinating Facts and Figures
Chapter XVI: How to Develop Superb Hips and Thighs
Chapter XVII: Where is the Science of Lifting Weights?
Chapter XVIII: Building a Shapely Arm
Chapter XIX: How Specialization Destroys the Jinx of Stubborn Muscles
Chapter XX: What is Man’s Limit in Weight-Lifting?
Chapter XXI: Why Home Exercise is Best
Chapter XXII: Do you Know
the Sources of your Vitality?
Chapter XXIII: The Standard that Determines the Ideal
Chapter XXIV: Some Actual Results of Practical Exercise
Classic Strength Photos!
In addition to the valuable training information, throughout The Key to Might and Muscle you will also find dozens of rare and classic photos of the strongest men in recorded history including: the great French Strongman Apollon, Britain's Strongest Man Edward Aston, Professor Louis Attila, Ernest Cadine, William P. Caswell, Ottley R. Coulter, Louis Cyr, Sig Klein, Arthur Dandurand, Hector DeCarrie, Elliott, Giroux, Herman Goerner, George Jowett himself (of course!), Earle E. Liederman, Jim Londos, Charles MacMahon, Manger, Maxick, Angus McAskill, Karl Moerke, Bobby Pandour, Charles Rigoulot, Monte Saldo, Hermann and Arthur Saxon, Milo Steinborn, Warren Lincoln Travis, David P. Willoughby, and many more!
Molding a Mighty Grip (1930)
In 1930, George Jowett came out with some of his most popular training materials in the form of the "Molding" courses.
Each of these courses was devoted to one specific aspect of training: Molding a Mighty Arm, Molding a Mighty Chest, Molding Mighty Legs, Molding a Mighty Grip, Molding a Mighty Back
and ending with Strongman Stunts Made Easy
. Hundreds of thousands of these courses were sold all over the world during the Jowett Institute's heyday.
While the rest of these booklets are currently out of print and very hard to come by, the most popular title: Molding a Mighty Grip
is currently available from this website in a high-quality modern reprint format!
There's no better person to teach you about grip and forearm strength from than George F. Jowett. He was a king in the grip department and well-known for his 8.25-inch wrists, 15.25-inch forearms, and 17.75-inch upper-arms. Jowett was a World Champion at wrist wrestling and among his legendary feats of grip strength was that of a single-handed clean and press of a 168-pound anvil! Molding a Mighty Grip
begins with Jowett's remarks about many of the famous oldtime strongmen and their specialty feats of grip strength. After that, the course describes, in detail, many of Jowett's favorite hand and forearm training exercises which range from very basic to the highly unusual and creative. The second half of the course is devoted to barrel lifting techniques, (a tremendously effective way to build forearm strength).
Booklet format, 8-1/2-inches x 11-inches in size, 15 pages on high quality stock, many illustrations
Jowett's Secrets Live On!
A popular saying back in the day was "Once a Jowett student... always a Jowett Student."
George F. Jowett's courses and training guides been responsible for thousands of people not just becoming stronger but building a strong and healthy lifestyle -- something they carried on their entire lives.
Though his name is known only to a select few these days, Jowett's spirit lives on.... and he still has a great deal to teach others. His courses and training guides can be used and enjoyed just as much today as when they originally appeared nearly a century ago. As a serious student of Strength
, the George F. Jowett Collection should undoubtedly have a place of honor in your training library. You'll find yourself flipping through them often, and always manage to read a new training tip that you missed before... If you truly want to learn all you can about Oldtime strength training, this is your chance!
The George F. Jowett Collection
_____________ $89.99 plus s/h