Posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 by John Wood
Here’s another look at the York Isometric Model W.W. Power Rack. Back in the early 1960’s, my Dad and Uncle sent away to Muscletown York, PA for one of these W.W. racks so they could do isometric training which was all the rage back in the day. Then this rack sat in storage for the next few decades until I saw the pieces in the corner and asked if I could take it up to my gym. The crossbeam was lost and the base had rotted away but I had one of our fabricators fashion the necessary pieces to get it back into working order. Initially my goal in refurbishing this piece was more from a sense of nostalgia — a family heirloom of sorts — but eventually, I found it to be invaluable. It was this rack on which I formulated the movements for “The Bone Strength Project” and it’s design is ideal for those. Who would have ever guessed that such a “primitive” rack would end up being exactly what I needed for my training goals about fifty years later?