Siegmund Klein Teaches the Dumbbell Bent Press (1938)

10 photos with detailed commentary by one of the last masters of bent press, legendary Siegmund Klein,from his excellent booklet How to Bent Press (1938)! Observe carefully in photographs No. 2 to 8 the quite perfect straight line of the position of the dumbbell in...

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Thomas Inch Learns the Dumbbell Swing

The dumbbell seems to have played a part in Inch’s career from a very early age, and not necessarily the challenge dumbbell. At the age of 15 he accepted an invitation to visit Professor Josef Szalay in London. Szalay was an Austrian, a barber, who had surrounded...

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Saxon’s Bent Press Tips

How to improve the King of the Lifts by the King of Bent Press, Arthur Saxon! Actually, his younger brother, Kurt.  Following short paragraph comes from a very hard to find book Anvils, Horseshoes and Cannons: The History of Strongmen, Volume II, by Leo Gaudreau. I...

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Bob Hoffman: 12 + 1 Bent Press Thoughts (1938)

1. The bent press is the making of a lifter. It promotes efficiency in all lifts, and its practice will promote a great deal of strength and development. 2. Don’t push the bell immediately after it is brought to the shoulder. Lean as far down as you can before you...

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Eugene Sandow [Video Documentary]

Eugen Sandow was a German strongman, circus performer and strength athlete considered by historians to be the "father of modern bodybuilding."   Sandow's physique was known around the world as he pioneered the concept of training the body to achieve a specific...

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