Staff Sgt. Moss

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 by John Wood
Staff Sgt. Alfred Moss was an early bodybuilder, circa 1900. Believe it or not, Moss’ tattoos often disqualified him from several contests despite his obvious muscularity. Sergeant Moss was considered the Strongest man in the British Army, once jerking a 56-pound blockweight 100 times in 2 minutes 52 seconds. Moss went on to write several training courses covering the parallel bar, vaulting horse, Indian clubs, rings, tumbling and other gymnastic subjects.
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Simple Indian Club Exercises Poster by Staff Sgt. Moss

Posted on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 by John Wood

“The Indian Club Workout That
Goes Right on Your Gym Wall”

One of the traditions of Oldtime strength training that we really like a lot are
wall charts and posters. Not only do they look really great while hanging in the
gym, they also allow for an easy way to follow along and get in a great workout.

So, in keeping this tradition alive, one of the projects that we have been working on
was to take a classic Indian Club training course
which was written back in the early 1900s and reprint it.
We didn’t just reprint it though, we created an
entirely different format… turning it
into something that not only looks great, but
should also help your club swinging as well, you guessed it: an instructional wall chart.

Staff Sgt. Moss
Your Author: Staff Sgt. Alfred Moss — Yes, he looks like he knows a thing or two about physical training.

Written in 1905 by the famous strongman, gymnast and physical culturist Staff Sgt. Alfred Moss, “Simple Indian Club Exercsies” will take you step-by-step through the 12 basic Indian Club movements and includes additional suggestions on performance: technique, style, form and cadence etc.

…All you have to do is follow along for a complete
Indian Clubs workout.

This poster is printed on high quality enamel
paper but, in order to keep that classic look,
we “aged” it digitally so that it looks like
something that would be hanging in Sandow’s
gym or Sig Klein’s place.

The poster is 23 inches by 35 inches in size, comes folded, and looks
great as you can see by the picture of it shown above.  Think of it as a complete training
course that you can hang on your wall instead of putting on your book shelf.

All Contents, Including Images and Text, Copyright © 2005-2019 by John Wood and Thunderdome Media Inc., Not to be reproduced without permission, All Rights Reserved
Author: John Wood. All contents, including images and text, copyright © 2005-2019 by John Wood and Thunderdome Media Inc. Not to be reproduced without permission. All rights reserved. We will most likely grant permission but please contact us if you would like to repost. IMPORTANT: Equipment and books, courses etc. pictured in blog posts are generally not available for sale unless specifically noted.