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Title: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 26, 2012, 01:45:50 PM
keep your eyes open if you ever go to  or are forced to go to flea markets, yard sales,or estate sales for these items.anvils horseshoes and cannons books volumes one and two by leo gaudreau 1975. amazon sells them for 900 dollars for vol. number 1 and 1000 dollars for volume number 2. it's a real steal at 750 for a used copy of both. e-bay sells them for 1094 for both.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 26, 2012, 02:03:31 PM
three more reps goes for 162 dollars for book one on amazon and 99 on e-bay though the copy looks kinda of beat up. book 2 goes for 72 on e-bay.  book 2 is unavailable on amazon book 3 is no where to be found.pictured is the condensed version not as valuable.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 26, 2012, 02:05:28 PM
 :D pic'd is the more valuable originals.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 27, 2012, 11:02:16 AM
next book is the super-athletes by dave wilo...by 172 on amazon and 75 on e-bay.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 27, 2012, 11:08:07 AM
next up the bodymen by rick wayne 229 dollars on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 28, 2012, 10:52:59 AM
checked the hoffman books big arms, big chest etc go for about 20 or so dollars on e-bay. while john fair's book york muscletown usa goes for between 30 and 60 dollars, i don't think it's that rare as it was out not to long ago.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on December 29, 2012, 07:39:07 AM
hey Funky...nice to see your a Mod now on here. well deserved congratulations. I never saw it until today(must have been sleeping ;D) your one of the good guys on here.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 29, 2012, 12:40:16 PM
hey Funky...nice to see your a Mod now on here. well deserved congratulations. I never saw it until today(must have been sleeping ;D) your one of the good guys on here.
thanks donny , so are you, your  actually the one who inspired this thread with your vince gironda response on another board. up next is barbells and beefcake by david webster, it goes for 115 dollars on amazon. 151 pages came out in 1979.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on December 29, 2012, 12:51:33 PM
sounds great..you are the right man for the job here. Good that it will liven up here ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Powerlift66 on December 30, 2012, 08:57:38 AM
Great thread Funk, good to see you as a Mod here.

I have Anvils, Horseshoes, Cannons (2 sets).
Bill Pearls 3 book set (Legends of the Iron Game) is also a "must have" for those who like Iron History.

http://www.billpearl.com/product.asp?i=15341

Dave


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2012, 09:37:46 AM
Great thread Funk, good to see you as a Mod here.

I have Anvils, Horseshoes, Cannons (2 sets).
Bill Pearls 3 book set (Legends of the Iron Game) is also a "must have" for those who like Iron History.

http://www.billpearl.com/product.asp?i=15341

Dave
you were smart dave getting two sets of those books, i pretty much have one of everything of the books and iron game memorabilia  that i have.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2012, 09:41:52 AM
you were smart dave getting two sets of those books, i pretty much have one of everything of the books and iron game memorabilia  that i have.
death in the locker room goes for anywhere from 12 to 56 dollars on amazon and 1.49 for a collectable copy whatever that means????


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 30, 2012, 09:44:51 AM
boyer coe's book getting strong looking strong goes for 116 dollars on amazon. ;D ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2012, 02:10:19 PM
just checked out the book unleashing the wild physique by vince gironda on amazon 1147 dollars new and 115 dollars used OMG r u kidding me.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on December 31, 2012, 02:12:47 PM
Great thread Funk, good to see you as a Mod here.

I have Anvils, Horseshoes, Cannons (2 sets).
Bill Pearls 3 book set (Legends of the Iron Game) is also a "must have" for those who like Iron History.

http://www.billpearl.com/product.asp?i=15341

Dave
i have two of pearl's books both autographed. i never cease to be amazed how pearl condones sri chimmoy, but other than that pearl is a great guy and a true legend in the sport.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on December 31, 2012, 02:20:15 PM
Bill pearl a great Bodybuilder and man .


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2013, 01:30:28 PM
next book pyschoblast by mti's denie. 253 dollars on amazon only one left. this book was put out in a hurry and it shows great photos and artwork though.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2013, 01:35:16 PM
next book pyschoblast by mti's denie. 253 dollars on amazon only one left. this book was put out in a hurry and it shows great photos and artwork though.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on January 01, 2013, 02:07:50 PM
next book pyschoblast by mti's denie. 253 dollars on amazon only one left. this book was put out in a hurry and it shows great photos and artwork though.
Doing a great job here funky..but i still want your Husky.. ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2013, 02:27:54 PM
Doing a great job here funky..but i still want your Husky.. ;D
you got to get a husky puppy they're the most fun when their young.as they age they get headstrong and pretty powerful.next books the incredible lou ferrigno and franco colombo's coming on strong  ferrigno's goes for 105 dollars and franco's 123 but none available on amazon.whitefang's before and after shots.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 01, 2013, 02:44:29 PM
Bill pearl a great Bodybuilder and man .
somehow i think when bill's time has come his gravestone will read similar to steve reeves.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 02, 2013, 09:57:41 AM
franco's winning bodybuilding book goes for 410 dollars on amazon while his book winning weightlifting and powerlifting goes for 152 dollars also on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2013, 03:38:22 PM
hardcore action bodybuilding by robert kennedy 105 dollars on amazon. ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: DroppingPlates on January 03, 2013, 03:44:30 PM
'3 more reps' means a rest pause set, 3 cheated/forced reps or what?


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 03, 2013, 04:09:56 PM
'3 more reps' means a rest pause set, 3 cheated/forced reps or what?
never really explained it's just the title given to the rick wayne  and george snyder books put out taken from actual seminars given at george snyder's gyms. i always took it as one guy just pushing another to try and squeeze 3 more reps out of a set.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: hazbin on January 03, 2013, 10:32:53 PM
i've got alot of old books as well as magazines back to the 30's.  if you are interested Funk, i could give you a list of the doubles i have and if you'd like i will send them to you.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 04, 2013, 11:37:29 AM
i've got alot of old books as well as magazines back to the 30's.  if you are interested Funk, i could give you a list of the doubles i have and if you'd like i will send them to you.


Ha-ha...
You really don't belong on Getbig. You are too good for this place!


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on January 04, 2013, 11:40:25 AM
i've got alot of old books as well as magazines back to the 30's.  if you are interested Funk, i could give you a list of the doubles i have and if you'd like i will send them to you.
that´s great SCAN them... ;)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 04, 2013, 03:39:11 PM
i've got alot of old books as well as magazines back to the 30's.  if you are interested Funk, i could give you a list of the doubles i have and if you'd like i will send them to you.
your too kind man. next up loaded guns by larry scott 150 dollars used on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 05, 2013, 08:45:09 AM
that´s great SCAN them... ;)
donny if your looking for scans of most of the magazines just go on musclememory.com it's actually run by tim fogarty who is a member on here. :D i actually took most of the mag pics i use on here from tim's site it beats scanning my own copies which takes forever considering yopu have to resize everything.pic'd is first ironman i bought when i was young.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2013, 10:46:54 AM
next up the ell darden high intensity bodybuilding series super high and new high both go for about 120 dollars on amazon. jim hellwig aka the dingo warrior aka the ultimate warrior is on the cover of super high intensity.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 06, 2013, 11:11:44 AM
Nice to have such an active mod here.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Powerlift66 on January 06, 2013, 12:57:11 PM
Another hard to find or rare one I have is:

John Kuc Speaks on Powerlifting

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ci_saZRnmVU/UBAMx_x6_tI/AAAAAAAABME/EAaalxhMVaM/s1600/Kuc+854+DL.jpg)

Small booklet, but hard to find..


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2013, 01:19:25 PM
Nice to have such an active mod here.
thank you , it was your idea in the first place.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2013, 01:25:56 PM
Another hard to find or rare one I have is:

John Kuc Speaks on Powerlifting

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ci_saZRnmVU/UBAMx_x6_tI/AAAAAAAABME/EAaalxhMVaM/s1600/Kuc+854+DL.jpg)

Small booklet, but hard to find..
pennsylvania was a hot bed for weightlifting then powerlifting back than him and jim or james williams had a lot of heated battles.kuc was the better overall lifter though. he reduced down in later years and maybe didn't reach his full potential. that's what the smarter ones did to preserve their health.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2013, 01:28:00 PM
thank you , it was your idea in the first place.
that and it keeps me out of trouble on the other boards. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 06, 2013, 01:29:53 PM
next up inside powerlifting 212 dollars on amazon used. i know dave got this one. ;D ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 06, 2013, 02:42:38 PM
that and it keeps me out of trouble on the other boards. ;D ;D ;D


 8)
By your own admission on here, you're from PA. Are you familiar with Isaac Nesser?
Is he still around?


(http://www.criticalbench.com/images/IsaacNesser.jpg)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Powerlift66 on January 07, 2013, 03:01:27 AM
next up inside powerlifting 212 dollars on amazon used. i know dave got this one. ;D ;D

Funk, you are right. I have 2 copies of that one (Todd's). (Had a 3rd, but I sold it). I have 2 copies of Ernie Frantz's book as well. (Ernie Frantz's Ten Commandments of Powerlifting).
Looks like they are asking $130.00 on Amazon for that one.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2013, 12:37:01 PM

 8)
By your own admission on here, you're from PA. Are you familiar with Isaac Nesser?
Is he still around?


(http://www.criticalbench.com/images/IsaacNesser.jpg)
i actually did hear of this guy supposed to have a 70 some inch chest and close to 30 inch arms or so, not sure where i saw it probably musclemag or something. guy is supposed to  bench close to 1000 lbs raw and curl 350 or something like that. would like to see this in person.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2013, 12:40:48 PM
Funk, you are right. I have 2 copies of that one (Todd's). (Had a 3rd, but I sold it). I have 2 copies of Ernie Frantz's book as well. (Ernie Frantz's Ten Commandments of Powerlifting).
Looks like they are asking $130.00 on Amazon for that one.
unbelievable, pumping iron goes for 1020 dollars for the hardcover new and 255 for the paperback version. joe weider's history of the mr olympia contest goes for 140 dollars all on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2013, 12:41:58 PM
 ;D this is the version i have.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2013, 12:47:22 PM
next  up powerlifting a scientific approach by fred dr squat hatfield  a mere 975 dollars new.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 07, 2013, 12:50:28 PM
i actually did hear of this guy supposed to have a 70 some inch chest and close to 30 inch arms or so, not sure where i saw it probably musclemag or something. guy is supposed to  bench close to 1000 lbs raw and curl 350 or something like that. would like to see this in person.


More than a few of his lifts have been questioned.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2013, 01:20:23 PM

More than a few of his lifts have been questioned.
he'll probably be remembered  a lot like this guy.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2013, 01:23:07 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 07, 2013, 01:26:35 PM
he'll probably be remembered  a lot like this guy.


Yeah.
Last I heard, Nesser owned some kind of clothing store in rural PA. I'm not even sure if he's still alive, but I know someone whose grandfather lived out that way years ago and actually stopped in. Isaac had business cards printed up with the picture above printed on them.
I believe the cards advertised both clothing and training services.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2013, 01:39:53 PM

Yeah.
Last I heard, Nesser owned some kind of clothing store in rural PA. I'm not even sure if he's still alive, but I know someone whose grandfather lived out that way years ago and actually stopped in. Isaac had business cards printed up with the picture above printed on them.
I believe the cards advertised both clothing and training services.
i looked it up he actually has a big and tall clothing store in greensburg pa 270 miles from me near pittsburg, i'm in the allentown area. i think he might be in his early 50's now.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 07, 2013, 01:42:00 PM
i looked it up he actually has a big and tall clothing store in greensburg pa 270 miles from me near pittsburg, i'm in the allentown area. i think he might be in his early 50's now.


Gotcha!
Good work, detective.
 8)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2013, 01:43:37 PM
as far as chuck ahrens goes no one knows for sure how strong he really was, steve merjian  is supposed to have trained with him but he never speaks to anyone about it. steve m was a powerhouse himself.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2013, 07:51:33 AM
the nautulis book by ell darden joe means on cover  1989= 40 bucks on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 08, 2013, 08:10:11 AM
this book seems to be unavailable anywhere on the net.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 08, 2013, 10:07:16 AM
this book seems to be unavailable anywhere on the net.


I'm astonished at how many older, serious trainers I talk with do not even know who Rick Wayne is.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 08:49:38 AM
just checked out the book unleashing the wild physique by vince gironda on amazon 1147 dollars new and 115 dollars used OMG r u kidding me.
pic of my copy


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 08:50:40 AM
the nautulis book by ell darden joe means on cover  1989= 40 bucks on amazon.
found pic


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 08:53:30 AM

I'm astonished at how many older, serious trainers I talk with do not even know who Rick Wayne is.
hard to believe guy was a legend and a rock and roll singer to boot, plus a prolific author. i was on a site and actually heard some of his recordings funny stuff.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 09:06:41 AM

I'm astonished at how many older, serious trainers I talk with do not even know who Rick Wayne is.
also found that his real name was learie carasco but was changed to rick wayne by his agent using a  combo of rick nelson and john wayne. i don't think the bodymen book 2 was ever published, anyone know different or have a copy???????????????????????????????????????????


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 09, 2013, 10:07:10 AM
also found that his real name was learie carasco but was changed to rick wayne by his agent using a  combo of rick nelson and john wayne. i don't think the bodymen book 2 was ever published, anyone know different or have a copy???????????????????????????????????????????


No shit? This is honestly the first I've heard of that!

I suppose it should not come as too big of a surprise. Irving Johnson "became" Rheo H. Blair after a fortune-teller convinced him the letters had greater astrological significance and would bring him more money.


I am reminded of a scene from one of the greatest works in contemporary American cinema:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3gcSyL5vg


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 09, 2013, 10:16:23 AM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=453058.0;attach=499628;image)


This is probably my favorite era of bodybuilding. I am a huge mark for Draper, Scott, Ortiz, etc.
Probably around 2007, JPM turned me onto some of Gironda's ideas from the 50's & 60's. I was hooked!

Funk,
Do you have any articles, interviews, general information, etc. about John Grimek?


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on January 09, 2013, 10:22:59 AM
yes would be nice...John Grimek was a great bodybuilder.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on January 09, 2013, 10:24:03 AM
Funky is a great Mod on here...he loves it ! ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 09, 2013, 10:27:23 AM
Funky is a great Mod on here...he loves it ! ;D


Yes. I've also noticed that Funk II is coincidentally (or not) absent from the boards more than usual as of late.
 ;)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Powerlift66 on January 09, 2013, 12:32:49 PM
3 More Reps Hardcover available on eBay. (Not my auction)...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-MORE-REPS-muscle-Book-1Rick-WayneARNOLD-SCHWARZENEGGER-Rare-Hardcover-/360554267524


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 02:22:29 PM

No shit? This is honestly the first I've heard of that!

I suppose it should not come as too big of a surprise. Irving Johnson "became" Rheo H. Blair after a fortune-teller convinced him the letters had greater astrological significance and would bring him more money.


I am reminded of a scene from one of the greatest works in contemporary American cinema:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3gcSyL5vg
i thought you were going to put up the scene from don't make waves when draper goes to the fortuneteller.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 02:24:09 PM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=453058.0;attach=499628;image)


This is probably my favorite era of bodybuilding. I am a huge mark for Draper, Scott, Ortiz, etc.
Probably around 2007, JPM turned me onto some of Gironda's ideas from the 50's & 60's. I was hooked!

Funk,
Do you have any articles, interviews, general information, etc. about John Grimek?
my favorite era too, i was still young then.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 02:25:16 PM
3 More Reps Hardcover available on eBay. (Not my auction)...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-MORE-REPS-muscle-Book-1Rick-WayneARNOLD-SCHWARZENEGGER-Rare-Hardcover-/360554267524
139 dollars to buy it right away wow.....


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 02:45:56 PM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=453058.0;attach=499628;image)


This is probably my favorite era of bodybuilding. I am a huge mark for Draper, Scott, Ortiz, etc.
Probably around 2007, JPM turned me onto some of Gironda's ideas from the 50's & 60's. I was hooked!

Funk, ;D
Do you have any articles, interviews, general information, etc. about John Grimek?
;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 02:49:14 PM
grimek was pretty much screwed over by hoffman, much like dave draper was  by joe weider. as chronicled in john fair's  muscletown usa book.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 09, 2013, 02:59:19 PM
Thanks, brother! This is the first I've seen, I think, all of these pictures.

One thing, though: does it look like Zink's abs are shopped in the photo below? Look at his waist on the left side (his right).


(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=453058.0;attach=499688;image)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 04:40:59 PM
not sure here's another pic of hz the guy who sold the universal machine guy was worth millions.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 04:43:33 PM
zinkin took jack lalanne's idea developed them and made a fortune. ;D ;D ;D next up ripped this book is actually cheap on amazon between 4 for used and 13 dollars.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 04:45:29 PM
zinkin took jack lalanne's idea developed them and made a fortune. ;D ;D ;D next up ripped this book is actually cheap on amazon between 4 for used and 13 dollars.
not the original cover. guys back in those developed unusual abs back than doing exercises useing the roman column


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 09, 2013, 04:48:24 PM
 :D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on January 09, 2013, 04:59:46 PM
pic of my copy
when was this published?


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 10, 2013, 08:04:03 AM
when was this published?
1984.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 10, 2013, 08:06:30 AM
next books inside weightlifting and weight training by jim murray 10 dollars and inside bodybuilding also by jim murray 4 dollars compare that to the inside powerlifting book.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: hazbin on January 11, 2013, 10:13:53 PM
not sure if magazines qualify here, but i was looking through some old ones and on the cover is old pervert jimmy saville

if someone can rotate these please do.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: outby43 on January 11, 2013, 10:29:32 PM
.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: hazbin on January 11, 2013, 10:39:44 PM
.

thanx


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2013, 01:36:50 PM
not sure if magazines qualify here, but i was looking through some old ones and on the cover is old pervert jimmy saville

if someone can rotate these please do.
wow just read about this perv in the paper today, heard it first on here a few monthes ago. guy got away with pretty much for a long time.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2013, 01:38:01 PM
next up the zane way to a beautiful body 217 dollars on amazon but only 21 used.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2013, 01:42:07 PM
jimmy saville a mr u nabba presenter.????? this guy had his nose in everywhere.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 12, 2013, 01:42:59 PM
jimmy saville a mr u nabba presenter.????? this guy had his nose in everywhere.
wash that hand quick reg.... ??? ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: hazbin on January 12, 2013, 01:49:05 PM
jimmy saville a mr u nabba presenter.????? this guy had his nose in everywhere.

wow, Albert Beckles, Frank Richards, Arnold, Boyer Coe, Dickerson?  crazy talent.

edit,  oops, Frank Zane too


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Powerlift66 on January 13, 2013, 01:27:12 AM
Saville, Iron Schmoestory....


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 14, 2013, 11:11:46 AM
next up remembering muscle beach by harold zinkin 72 dollars new 100 dollars collectable on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 15, 2013, 07:40:46 AM
confessions of an unlikely bodybuilder by samuel fussell sells for 80 dollars new on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 17, 2013, 11:08:06 AM
the barbell way to physical fitness by bruce randall. ;D  115 bucks on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: hazbin on January 17, 2013, 11:31:08 AM
the barbell way to physical fitness by bruce randall. ;D  115 bucks on amazon.

i still have that exact set somewhere!!


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 17, 2013, 01:33:12 PM
i still have that exact set somewhere!!
where did you buy your set ,Sears? i got the golden billard 70 lb set when i was 8 back in 1959 at a store called nestors.here's the brochure that told you how to use it. featuring abe goldberg.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: hazbin on January 17, 2013, 03:50:06 PM
where did you buy your set ,Sears? i got the golden billard 70 lb set when i was 8 back in 1959 at a store called nestors.here's the brochure that told you how to use it. featuring abe goldberg.

yes, folks bought it for me in about 1978 Christmas present.    had a shitty interlock system that did not work at all.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 18, 2013, 01:40:39 PM
yes, folks bought it for me in about 1978 Christmas present.    had a shitty interlock system that did not work at all.
collars were a pain in the buttocks till the last 20 years or so now they make them better. early on i had all kind of junkers. pic isn't of mine but just to demonstrate some different kinds.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 18, 2013, 01:43:47 PM
hardcore bodybuilding by robert kennedy goes for 67 dollars on amazon tom platz cover.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 20, 2013, 09:59:32 AM
hardcore bodybuilding source book by robert kennedy 1986 at 145 bucks on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2013, 12:04:37 PM
next book is beef it by robert kennedy put out in 1984 goes for 325 used in hardcover on amazon. ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 21, 2013, 12:08:27 PM
next book was put out in 2003 called beyond the universe by bill pearl 266 dollars new on amazon


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 22, 2013, 07:56:43 AM
today we have three dvd's  pumping iron one goes for 6 bucks on amazon. pumping iron 2 the women goes for 210 dollars amazon. stay hungry goes for an unbelievable 65 bucks on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on January 24, 2013, 03:53:20 AM
today we have three dvd's  pumping iron one goes for 6 bucks on amazon. pumping iron 2 the women goes for 210 dollars amazon. stay hungry goes for an unbelievable 65 bucks on amazon.


Normally, I'll research this type of thing myself, but since we have such a knowledgeable and active mod again...
Was this film made before Hercules In New York?


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 24, 2013, 07:41:05 AM

Normally, I'll research this type of thing myself, but since we have such a knowledgeable and active mod again...
Was this film made before Hercules In New York?
hercules in new york was 1969,  stay hungry 1976,  pumping iron 1977,    pumping iron two 1985.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 24, 2013, 07:45:47 AM
hercules in new york was 1969,  stay hungry 1976,  pumping iron 1977,    pumping iron two 1985.
i think they used the fake wooden barbell that they used to impress newbies at gold's gym back in the day. pic'd here. even paul anderson was said to throw in a wood plate here and there to save his back doing all his exhibitions. patera and superstar billy grahan used wood plates when they challenged each other.{got this out of sbg book.}


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 24, 2013, 07:54:50 AM
calf machine


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: hazbin on January 24, 2013, 10:08:47 AM
hercules in new york was 1969,  stay hungry 1976,  pumping iron 1977,    pumping iron two 1985.

hey Funk,    Pumping Iron featured Arnold building up to and competing in the 1975 Mr. Olympia, and Stay Hungry was filmed before that.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 24, 2013, 10:46:13 AM
hey Funk,    Pumping Iron featured Arnold building up to and competing in the 1975 Mr. Olympia, and Stay Hungry was filmed before that.
your right i just put down the release dates. sometimes a movie lays in the can a long time before it's actually released.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 24, 2013, 10:47:26 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 24, 2013, 10:48:18 AM
calf machine
this belonged in the equipment thread ...


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 24, 2013, 11:18:20 AM
hey Funk,    Pumping Iron featured Arnold building up to and competing in the 1975 Mr. Olympia, and Stay Hungry was filmed before that.
stay hungry was actually filmed april 1975. got this info from arnold's book total recall.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 29, 2013, 08:53:58 AM
bill pearl's book keys to the inner universe goes for 500 bucks on amazon. bill sells it for 130 on his website.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on February 17, 2013, 01:25:33 PM
the incredible lou ferrigno 235 bucks on amazon.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on February 24, 2013, 11:55:52 AM
the mighty atom  goes for 186 bucks on amazon, it was re-released as the spiritual journey of joseph greestein in 1998 this goes for 60 bucks on amazon. greenstein was a real interesting character he was a real little guy who used to bend bars, snap chains and bite nails in half. he travelled to fairs arround the country gave his exhibition than sold soap and some kind of elixar that made you strong like bull.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on February 24, 2013, 11:57:18 AM
 :P couldn't believe it i actually had a pic of him.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on February 24, 2013, 12:31:15 PM
the mighty atom  goes for 186 bucks on amazon, it was re-released as the spiritual journey of joseph greestein in 1998 this goes for 60 bucks on amazon. greenstein was a real interesting character he was a real little guy who used to bend bars, snap chains and bite nails in half. he travelled to fairs arround the country gave his exhibition than sold soap and some kind of elixar that made you strong like bull.


Amazing...
Muscle-Tech uses that same model!


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on March 17, 2013, 12:07:21 PM
just bought the robby robinson book for 15 bucks on amazon. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: DroppingPlates on March 18, 2013, 12:56:57 PM
just bought the robby robinson book for 15 bucks on amazon. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

You mean his latest book? Any interesting or surprising things?

(http://www.robbyrobinson.net/product_pictures/ebook_cover.jpg)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on March 18, 2013, 01:36:49 PM
You mean his latest book? Any interesting or surprising things?

(http://www.robbyrobinson.net/product_pictures/ebook_cover.jpg)
yup that's the one, i didn't read it yet , my kid did and said it was pretty good.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on March 18, 2013, 02:09:57 PM
You mean his latest book? Any interesting or surprising things?

(http://www.robbyrobinson.net/product_pictures/ebook_cover.jpg)


That picture is the most motivation you could ever find for arm day.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on March 18, 2013, 02:16:54 PM

That picture is the most motivation you could ever find for arm day.
and he's still in shape at an advanced age.....


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on March 18, 2013, 02:25:10 PM
 :) not that dam arm blaster again.... >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on March 18, 2013, 02:28:41 PM
 :)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on March 20, 2013, 12:32:26 PM
today we have three dvd's  pumping iron one goes for 6 bucks on amazon. pumping iron 2 the women goes for 210 dollars amazon. stay hungry goes for an unbelievable 65 bucks on amazon.
pumping iron still 5.95 pumping iron 2 down to 177  big drop.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on September 24, 2013, 06:03:35 AM
i decided to sticky this thread in case anyone is interested in any of these old books about the iron game. ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: DroppingPlates on September 24, 2013, 06:06:05 AM
i decided to sticky this thread in case anyone is interested in any of these old books about the iron game. ;D

You just became moderator? Well, congratulations!  :)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on September 24, 2013, 07:08:14 AM
You just became moderator? Well, congratulations!  :)
thank you, it was a little while ago.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: DroppingPlates on September 24, 2013, 07:21:32 AM
thank you, it was a little while ago.

I should visit this section more often, I love those stories & pictures!


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Powerlift66 on September 27, 2013, 04:50:51 AM
Coan and Frantz books, hard to find.

I had 2 copies of each, I just sold this set on eBay ($400.00) to pay for my AOBS trip.
I'll be keeping my other set   8)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on October 01, 2013, 01:08:03 PM
Coan and Frantz books, hard to find.

I had 2 copies of each, I just sold this set on eBay ($400.00) to pay for my AOBS trip.
I'll be keeping my other set   8)
i checked  both books are unavailable on amazon.com


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on October 02, 2013, 09:39:06 AM
the zane way to a beautiful body 256 pages hardcover 110 bucks new on amazon.com.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Thespritz0 on November 28, 2013, 11:58:05 AM
:)
^^
Check this out:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4e2DyW17Dg


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on April 09, 2014, 09:39:57 AM
next up the ell darden high intensity bodybuilding series super high and new high both go for about 120 dollars on amazon. jim hellwig aka the dingo warrior aka the ultimate warrior is on the cover of super high intensity.
price break this book goes for 64 dollars to 115 on amazon a used copy can be had for 12.  RIP ultimate warrior aka jim hellwig coverman on this volume.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on April 11, 2014, 06:47:14 AM
i like Robby´s Training Videos with Ric. Seems like a cool Guy.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on April 11, 2014, 09:13:45 AM
i like Robby´s Training Videos with Ric. Seems like a cool Guy.
you mean robby robinson , i've got his book too. will have to check current prices.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on April 11, 2014, 09:19:12 AM
you mean robby robinson , i've got his book too. will have to check current prices.
i'm back robby's book the black prince of bodybuilding goes for between 13 and 17 dollars on both e-bay and amazon for those interested.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on April 11, 2014, 09:20:18 AM
you mean robby robinson , i've got his book too. will have to check current prices.
Thanks but i don´t Need advice from pros. Do my own Thing Funky Bro.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on April 13, 2014, 11:29:28 AM
Thanks but i don´t Need advice from pros. Do my own Thing Funky Bro.
you can always learn from watching and reading, some things work for one guy but not the next. i never close my mind to any techniques whether recommended by a  pro,  amateur or rank beginner.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on April 13, 2014, 11:31:06 AM
you can always learn from watching and reading, some things work for one guy but not the next. i never close my mind to any techniques whether recommended by a  pro,  amateur or rank beginner.
yes oK sounded arrogant but was not meant to be Funky bro


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on April 14, 2014, 08:17:08 AM
yes oK sounded arrogant but was not meant to be Funky bro
i didn't take it that way, just saying by observing sometimes you can learn new techniques that may or may not work for you. some of the "old timers like vince gironda and larry scott often put  little twists  on basic exercises that would [sometimes] stimulate the muscle in a  different way.


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: DroppingPlates on April 30, 2014, 07:07:35 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wbvBXrURku8/UVAtgyg8_-I/AAAAAAAARro/Z14WWzDaYEs/s1600/weider2.jpg)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: hazbin on April 30, 2014, 09:53:07 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wbvBXrURku8/UVAtgyg8_-I/AAAAAAAARro/Z14WWzDaYEs/s1600/weider2.jpg)

didn't weider have books on developing a he-man voice??   you guys heard him talk?


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: DroppingPlates on April 30, 2014, 10:30:41 AM
didn't weider have books on developing a he-man voice??   you guys heard him talk?

Not sure if it was written by Joe (maybe Funk knows?), but I've found this one on http://stinkylulu.blogspot.nl/2007/09/he-man-voice-homo-heritage-fridays.html
See also: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/11/13/masculine-voice/
What I do know, is that Joe's vocals were far from 'alpha' ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/stinkylulu/homo%20heritage/HeManVoice-Vim1256p29.jpg)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on April 30, 2014, 10:42:11 AM
Not sure if it was written by Joe (maybe Funk knows?), but I've found this one http://stinkylulu.blogspot.nl/2007/09/he-man-voice-homo-heritage-fridays.html
See also: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/11/13/masculine-voice/
What I do know, is that Joe's vocals were far from 'alpha' ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/stinkylulu/homo%20heritage/HeManVoice-Vim1256p29.jpg)
as the seller of this course was based in chicago probably not joe weider. the best example of joe's voice can be heard on the photo shoot in pumping iron,"now try to look all sexthay".


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on April 30, 2014, 10:43:42 AM
keep your eyes open if you ever go to  or are forced to go to flea markets, yard sales,or estate sales for these items.anvils horseshoes and cannons books volumes one and two by leo gaudreau 1975. amazon sells them for 900 dollars for vol. number 1 and 1000 dollars for volume number 2. it's a real steal at 750 for a used copy of both. e-bay sells them for 1094 for both.
a guy on ebay has jusy offered up both volumes for 327 dollars. they go for as much as 1500 dollars per volume on amazon. :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: DroppingPlates on April 30, 2014, 12:40:43 PM
as the seller of this course was based in chicago probably not joe weider. the best example of joe's voice can be heard on the photo shoot in pumping iron,"now try to look all sexthay".

He brought creepiness to another level :-X


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on August 14, 2014, 07:58:55 AM
this book seems to be unavailable anywhere on the net.
now on ebay for 110 dollars  :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on November 05, 2014, 12:52:09 PM
 8)


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Montague on November 05, 2014, 04:30:59 PM
Ghost writers...

 ;D


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: Donny on November 06, 2014, 05:41:04 AM
8)
George Helmer is a good guy. Remember i spoke to him on the phone. Steve Reeves society...


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on January 07, 2016, 09:22:56 AM
new book about vince gironda and his techniques... price is a little steep... 400 page book. if interested go to vincessecretlocker.com


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: 6 Reps on August 23, 2017, 09:23:42 AM
With "Weider as your leader" lol!  This would be fun to look at:


Title: Re: ironsports books.
Post by: funk51 on August 24, 2017, 04:42:15 AM
new book about vince gironda and his techniques... price is a little steep... 400 page book. if interested go to vincessecretlocker.com
                  book two and an enhanced version of book one has come out  since last posting enhanced version 650 pages. at 54.99 and 74.99 seems a little steep.