Muscle Builder, July, 1964, featuring Dave Draper

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 by John Wood

Muscle Builder, July, 1964, featuring Dave Draper

A look at the July, 1964 issue of Joe Weider’s Muscle Builder magazine featuring a young but very massive Dave Draper. Other articles include: “How I Use The Top Muscle-Building Technique to Build My 19″ Arms,” by Freddy Ortiz, “Here’s The Top Muscle-Building Technique That Made Me a Champion” by Reg Park, “The Muscle-Building Wisdom of Bill Pearl,” and “Harold Poole’s Mr. Universe Powerhouse Diet Secrets Revealed.”
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Joe Weider Creates the STRONG ARM Method!

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by John Wood

Joe Weider Creates the STRONG ARM Method!

Here’s a classic Joe Weider ad featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, circa 1971. The copy is pretty interesting:
NEW: “HELL-BENT FOR LEATHER N’ LEAD” BRACELETS….. THEY TURN YOUR ARM POWER ON!
ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO WEAR THEM? Slip on these electrifying New “Hell-Bent for Leather N’ Lead” Strong Arm bracelets-and instantly, in a second, your arms start oozing 100% more power! Your body takes on the appearance of ferocious strength–striking fear and terror into anyone who even thinks of attacking you!

Your manhood and virility “comes alive” and across swiftly to women–they instantly sense your sexual power and want to be in your arms! And because of expert craftsmanship, these genuine leather and gold-toned lead weights-with the word P-O-W-E-R spelled out on each of them–are the latest in “MOD” fashions. They go well with all your clothes, turning them into vigorous looking styles! You “come alive” with muscle and sex appeal!

NO EXERCISE–NO SWEAT TO CREATE ARM POWER! Just wear them anywhere–anytime–and they turn every arm movement into an instant arm builder! They build ferocious, rugged power for any sport–yes, including KARATE! Go ahead, try them, Tiger! If you don’t turn on the power fast, return them for a full refund. Fair? START NOW TO BECOME MORE OF A MAN IN SECONDS!

Joe Weider is listed as “Trainer of Terror Fighters.” Manly bracelets indeed…

Note: We do NOT Have these for sale.

1967 Weider Catalogue

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013 by John Wood

Whether you love Joe Weider or hate him, his contributions are still a part of strength history. Here’s a 1967 Weider “catalogue” featuring “The Blond Bomber” Dave Draper on the cover.
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Muscle Up and Make Out!

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 by John Wood

Muscle Up and Make Out!

Muscle Up and Make Out! – Straight outta the back of a thousand comic books comes Dave Draper and the World Famous Samson “007” Twister! One twist is all it took to start adding inches of muscle. The chicks clearly dug it and it certainly worked for Dave Draper, who won the IFBB Mr. America in 1965, Mr. Universe in 1967 and Mr. World in 1970.