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Old-Time Exercise and Training

With the recent rise in interest in old-time exercises and training (clubbells, kettlebells, old strongman stuff, etc.), I have been thinking about republishing several fitness manuals from the late 19th century.

At that point, you had all-around competitors who would compete in everything from weightlifting to gymnastics to boxing. Much of the time, all of these subjects were taught by the same people as part of generalized physical training program.

There’s a wealth of information out there about many methods of conditioning that it seems we’ve set aside since those days, and I had hoped to make them more widely available.

Before beginning text transfer and scanning, I wanted to see if there are any people who might be interested if I got these published. What do you think–shall I go ahead with it?

Thanks guys.

They are all already available, to purchase, or for free

http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/Competition/compindex.htm

http://www.atomicathletic.com/store/category.aspx?categoryID=734

So obviously the market is there but so is the product

Mark Berry had some good points on periodisation, he was onto something!

[quote]Magarhe wrote:
They are all already available, to purchase, or for free

http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/Competition/compindex.htm

http://www.atomicathletic.com/store/category.aspx?categoryID=734

So obviously the market is there but so is the product

Mark Berry had some good points on periodisation, he was onto something![/quote]

Yep, those are what originally inspired me to take on the project. It’s an addition to the already existing material.

I am not aware of anything that isn’t already available

here are some more

http://www.superstrengthbooks.com/books_and_courses.html

Hey look what atomic has now, a chain lift bar

http://www.atomicathletic.com/store/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=AR004

I made one of these myself a few years ago, nice

If you really have some more then you could probably sell them, if they are any good. Just don’t sell them as unbound 3 ring binder notes like the Gironda stuff, most people prefer things stapled or bound.

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