The beauty of this book is that it is 4 books in one...a biography, a photo album, a book about a strongman, a book about a world champion wrestler!
This combination training manual and biography was originally published
in 1908 and by 1940, after 21 editions, was considered the largest selling
book on physical culture ever! Georges Karl Julius Hackenschmidt, The
Russian Lion, is one of the immortals of the strong man world. The World's Strongest Man, holder of many World's Strength Records, and World's
Champion Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestler.
He fully explains how he lived, his method of exercise, nutrition, bathing, sleep, etc., with a complete course in barbell and dumbbell training. He tells the story of his life, his early days under the guidance of Dr. Vladislav von Krajewski, founder of the "St. Petersburg Athletic and Cycling Club" and physician to the Czar of Russia, and Dr. Theodore Siebert, the famous German weight lifting pioneer. He relates tales of his wrestling bouts with; Martin "Farmer" Burns, Frank Gotch, Tom Jenkins, George Lurich, Stanislaus Zbyszko, etc.
Every line reflects the experience and knowledge of a man who has spent a lifetime studying the subjects on which he writes.
The author discusses the following:
An Introduction to this famous book and why the author wrote it.
Why we should be strong.
Adaptability and characteristics.
Physical Perfection and Strength.
Rest and Wholesome Sleep.
Exercises without Weights.
Exercises with Weights.
Exercises for Athletes.
Time Tables for Training.
Dr. von Krajewski, the Father of Athletics and his System of Life.
The Story of My Life.
And much, much more!
Here's Some Commentary Regarding
This Age Old Classic:
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International Wrestling Institute and Museum
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"Just a quick note to let you know that I enjoyed The Way to Live in Health & Physical Fitness by George Hackenschmidt very much."
"Many, many thanks for The Way to Live in Health & Physical Fitness by George Hackenschmidt! It is awesome and blows 'modern' training books away. The focus on health from training has long been lost in the modern world."
"I recently received my copy of The Way to Live in Health & Physical Fitness by George Hackenschmidt. It was very interesting, truly informative and inspiring too. And the pictures are awesome. Once again, thanks for keeping the old Manly ways of training alive for us today."
P.S. A 5x7 softcover book with 173 pages and over 89 photos and illustrations.
BONUS! The publisher has added additional rare, never before published photos of George Hackenschmidt not to be found in the original edition!
The Way to Live
in Health & Physical Fitness
by George Hackenschmidt