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As the story goes, Peary Rader
found an old mimeograph machine in the garbage, fixed it up, and started putting out a magazine on physical training.
There were only 50 copies of "#1" ever produced, mostly just for Rader's friends.
They liked what they saw, Peary Rader
edited and produced every issue of Ironman
for the next 50 years!
Labels: Bodybuilding Magazine, Cover, Iron Man Magazine, John Grimek, Peary Rader, Super-Physique
A meeting of the legends: Arthur Jones, Milo Steinborn and Peary
and Mabel Rader in Ocala, Florida, circa early-1980's.
Labels: Arthur Jones, Henry Milo Steinborn, Mabel Rader, Peary Rader
Peary Rader, Publisher and Founder of Ironman Magazine
Peary Rader was the editor and long-time publisher of Iron Man Magazine from 1936 through 1986.
It all began when Peary
printed the first issue of Ironman
(there were only 50 copies) on an old mimeograph machine and distributed it to his
no-nonsense style and focus on the basics went over well... soon the demand for another issue grew too big to ignore, then another and another.
At it's peak, Iron Man Magazine
had 40,000 subscribers.
Labels: Iron Man Magazine, Muscle Magazine, Peary Rader, Strength Author
For at least twenty years the editor of this magazine, Mr. Peary Rader
, has been pointing out that no other single exercise, or combination of other exercises, could produce anything even approaching the results possible from the proper application of this one exercise.
, among others, also noted that such results were not limited to the legs; that overall strength gains in both size and strength would result from full squats - in the chest, in the back, and even in the arms.
Labels: Arthur Jones, Iron Man Magazine, Nautilus, Nautilus Pullover, Peary Rader, Upper Body Squat
began lifting weights at 12 years old in order to build up his
128 pound frame.
Heavy, high-rep squats and plenty of milk helped him gain nearly a hundred pounds of muscle over the next few years and, as a result, he
went on to become a local weightlifting champion.
Needless to say, strength training became a big part of his
life once he
saw how effective it could be.
wanted to spread the word...
In the mid 1930's Rader found a broken mimeograph machine at the school where he worked as a maintenance man, took it home, repaired it and fashioned his own magazine discussing the wonders of proper weight lifting.
Labels: Bert Goodrich, Bill Pearl, Bodybuilding, Iron Man Magazine, Joe Miller, John Grimek, Muscle Magazine, Peary Rader, Red Lerille, Reg Park, Roy Hilligenn, Sam Loprinzi, Squat Workout, Timmy Leong
If you read Iron Man Magazine
in the 70's you remember Peary Rader
demonstrating the Magic Circle.
I actually grew up with one in our basement gym -- that's right a fully functioning Magic Circle, one of the last ones left.
I don't like using it for squats -- it changes the center of gravity in the bottom position too much for my taste.
Though not necessarily the same concept, (but very much along the same lines), a Gerard Trap Bar will give you a much better leg workout.
Labels: Deep Breathing, Hise Shrugs, Iron Man Magazine, Leg Development, Peary Rader, Shrugs, Strongman Equipment, The Magic Circle