1947 World’s Weight Lifting Championships Official Program

Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 by John Wood
A look at the Official Program for the 1947 World’s Weight Lifting Championships held at the Municipal Auditorium in Philadelphia, PA.  Pictured are members of the 1946 US team consisting of Stanley Stanczyk, Frank Spellman, John Terpak, Emerick Ishikawa, Bob Hoffman and Frank Kay (Not pictured: John Davis).

At the Championships, which were held on September 26 and 27th, 1947, the US team ran the table, taking the Gold Medal in every single weight class and winning 10 medals overall.

Strength and Health Magazine: Volume 1, Issue 1

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 by John Wood

Strength and Health issues number one, Wally Zagurski cover

Just in case you ever need to know who was on the cover of the very first issue of Strength and Health magazine, the answer is Walter “Wally” Zagurski. This issue hit the scene in December of 1932. Starting a magazine in the teeth of the Great Depression was quite an ambitious undertaking for Bob Hoffman, something which will be covered in great detail in the second volume of The Dellinger Files.

Zagurski was an original member of the “York Gang” who lifted back when it was called the “York Oil Burner Athletic Club.” He competed in the 1932 Olympics, won the 1933 Sr. National Weightlifting title at 165 pounds and was a very good all-around strength athlete.

Bob Hoffman at The York Picnic

Posted on Sunday, October 9th, 2011 by John Wood

A look at bent-pressing a classic globe barbell at the York Picnic many years ago. In case you might be wondering, It was clearly a hot day, but Bob is wearing a sweatshirt to maintain some friction with his off (i.e. left) arm and the hat is to keep the sun out of his eyes.
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Bob Hoffman’s Hi-Proteen Bread Mix

Posted on Sunday, August 21st, 2011 by John Wood

Hi-Proteen Bread

Now here’s something you don’t see every day: a “mint” unopened can of Bob Hoffman’s “Hi-Proteen” Bread Mix, circa 1965.  If only we could replicate that magic formula today…

Not to be confused with “Hi-Protein” products, Bob had a variety of “Hi-Proteen” foods available to Strength and Health Magazine readers.  Throughout the years, you could also get Hi-Proteen Cookies… Fudge… Honey, Breakfast Food… Vegetable Broth… 10-in-1 Hi-Proteen… Hi-Proteen Reducing Formula… Standard Hi-Proteen… Multi-Purpose Hi-Proteen… Super Hi-Proteen… and Special Hi-Proteen Weight Gainer… and all of them delicious!