York Isometric Power Rack

Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 by John Wood

Isometrics were all the rage in the 1960s although you don’t hear much about them these days.

Here’s a special rack made by The York Barbell Company created just for performing Isometrics (model W.W.) This is also the very same type of rack that Bruce Lee trained on.

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Jaw Strength

Posted on Sunday, August 28th, 2011 by John Wood

Many of the Oldtime Strongmen used teeth lifting in their performances and also as a neck developer. If you do decide to incorporate this lift into your training, please do so safely. Here’s a classic shot of Jim Murray, managing editor of Strength and Health Magazine, using a York Barbell Company custom-made mouthpiece to lift a 200-pound dumbbell.
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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!