Weight Training for Body Builders by George Jowett
Weight Training for Body Builders by George F. Jowett is an excellent little book from the Internal Force Fitness ‘Body Sculpture Club’ collection. It differs from a lot of modern training programs in both the exercises suggested, and the frequency of exercising in the early days (daily training while poundages are light).
What’s Inside Weight Training for Body Builders?
First of all, let me just state this is suitable for the COMPLETE beginner to weight training, and those who are just looking for a simple exercise routine with weights.
The interior of this 90+ page PDF is split into sections, so you can do either a dumbbell routine, a barbell routine, or a kettlebell routine (or a mix).
Here’s your guide:
I’ve tidied up all of the images, and they are some of the best I’ve seen in terms of showing you what you’re meant to be doing.
I’m Not a Body Builder!
George F. Jowett was obviously going for a certain audience when he called the book Weight Training for Body Builders. In a way, if you’re intending to use weights then you ARE a bodybuilder in the sense you are using weights to try and build your body. They’re only words at the end of the day, so if it helps, think of it with the less catchy title of:
Weight training for beginners who want to put a bit of muscle on their body…
It is worth remembering, however, that this text is 70 years old, and so too, therefore, are the training methods suggested. I urge you to use common sense when trying these programs, in particular, the barbell training program. Personally, I found the dumbbell and kettlebell training programs to be excellent, but everyone is different.
Finally, I have made only slight structural changes to the format of the book, not to the text itself, so when you see things like “dumb-bell” that is because that is how it was written back in the day.
Now, time to train!
Richie Neville | Director
Internal Force Fitness