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"EDWARD ASTON was a contemporary of Thomas Inch and Max Sick and competed against them on several occasions between 1909 and 1911. They competed against each other in a number of different lifts, including two-handed jerks, cleans, clean and jerks and one-handed snatches and jerks. Aston wrote extensively about weightlifting and explained how his routine of low-repetition presses, jerks, cleans and pulls was the way to increase strength most effectively. He talked disparagingly about higher repetition work as a way to increase muscle size without corresponding strength". - Chris Beardsley's Garage Gym

How to Develop a Powerful Grip

(Original Version, Restored)

Authored by Edward Aston

"To exert your gripping powers you have to bring your mental powers into play. You may perform free exercises until the cows come home with little benefit to your health, strength or muscularity if your mind is wandering from the thoughts of breakfast to your best girl, for it is only when you focus your full attention to the muscles being used
that the work becomes strenuous and result-getting. Attempt to pick up a weight from the floor, one just within your compass, and you will find that unless you bring your full powers to bear on the job in hand, you will not succeed in raising it an inch. You have to give your full and undivided attention to the task of raising the weight; otherwise you will fail. We therefore see that the practice of exercises calculated to augment one's
gripping powers must of necessity improve and strengthen one's Power of Will with untold benefits to one's whole career". - Edward Aston

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Publication Date:
1467977845 / 9781467977845
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.06" x 7.81"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Health & Fitness / Exercise

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