History of strength training

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On the walls of the funerary chapel in Beni-Hassan in Egypt is a drawing. Depicted in this drawing are three figures, lifting what appears to be bags above their heads. Although no one can say with certainty that they are actually performing strength-training exercises the impression is very reminiscent of Indian club training. This drawing...

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The Father of aerobics

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DR KENNETH COOPER The Father of Aerobics It’s hard to believe but until the early 1960’s, few doctors and fewer non-professionals knew just how much exercise was good or necessary. In the 1950’s it was actually discouraged by some doctors. Dr P Steincrohn in his book How to Keep Fit Without Exercise wrote that “to...

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