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About the author:
From Wikipedia: "... Bob Hoffman, named 'Father of World Weightlifting' by the International Weightlifting Federation, founded York Barbell in 1932. As a prolific writer of books and articles, Hoffman promoted the benefits of exercise and nutrition. ... From the decades of the 1930s through the 1970s, York Barbell sponsored over 40 national championships and numerous Olympic gold medalists, a few of whom are featured in one of the Murals of York, PA. Today, the corporate office of York Barbell Company houses the official Weightlifting Hall of Fame and Museum in York, Pennsylvania and continues to host a variety of powerlifting and bodybuilding competitions."

Weight Lifting

(Original Version, Restored)

Authored by Bob Hoffman

"I am a weight lifter. I like weight lifting and weight lifters. Training with and the lifting of weights, which to me was at first a pleasurable form of exercise, an outlet for the competitive instinct all real men possess, a means of keeping fit in the shortest possible time, has become my life's work. Once it was said, "All that I am and all that I hope to be, I owe to my mother." I revere my mother more with each passing year, as my appreciation grows for the physical normalcy with which she endowed me. I have reached a point in my life where my age is nearly 41, but I feel younger than I did at twenty. I have such pep and energy, such boundless endurance, that life is really a pleasure. No wonder I feel that I owe what I am today to weight lifting. I echo the appreciation of many thousands of men and women who have built their bodies from physical in- feriority to perfection, or near perfection, through weight training, who say, "The physical superiority I enjoy to the fullest measure today I owe to weight training." -Bob Hoffman

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Publication Date:
1470045419 / 9781470045418
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Health & Fitness / Exercise

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