Find other classic strength books at www.Strongmanbooks.comBob Hoffman was probably the man most responsible for bringing weightlifting to the masses with his York Barbell Company.Broad Shoulders in one of a series of large books that dives deep intoMoreFind other classic strength books at www.Strongmanbooks.comBob Hoffman was probably the man most responsible for bringing weightlifting to the masses with his York Barbell Company.Broad Shoulders in one of a series of large books that dives deep into the strength and muscle development of one area of the body.
If you’re looking to increase your shoulder size and strength look no further than here. With over 200 pages you’ll find tons of exercises, workouts, insights and more. This book covers barbells, dumbbells, cables, muscle control, bodyweight exercises, and more. Chapters include:I. You Should Build Board ShouldersII. Broad Shoulders Always AdmiredIII. Overcoming Round ShouldersIV. Controlling the Muscles of the ShouldersV. Feats of Shoulder StrengthVI. Why the Shoulder Muscles are so ImportantVII.
What Others say about Deltoid DevelopmentVIII. Broad Shouldered MenIX. The Anatomy of the Shoulder GirdleX. The Muscles of the ShouldersXI. Building Your ShouldersXII. Leverage MovementsXIII. Repetition ExercisesXIV. Combination MovementsXV. Special Shoulder Developing ExercisesXVI. Favorite Exercises of ChampionsXVII. Stories of Shoulder StrengthXVIII. Broadening the Shoulders with ExpandersXIX. If Your Time is LimitedXX. Shoulder Broadening HintsLoaded with pictures of the famous strongman of the era this is a must for your collection.From the introduction:Broad shoulders are always admired.
There probably isn’t a man anywhere in the world who would not be pleased to have a broader pair of shoulders if he had his choice. You see proof of this around you everyday, for almost without exception the shoulders of men, and of women too, are broadened by padding of some sort. You will notice this particularly in the movies, for there the art of shoulder padding reaches the acme of perfection.
The padded shoulders of the coat stand out inches beyond the arm and real shoulder which lie beneath them. When a man has narrow shoulders he has his tailor build them out as far as possible, and when he already has broad shoulders he tries to make them appear still broader than they are, by the shoulder padding.For if there is any one feature of a man’s physique which is noticed more than any other when clothed or in athletic, sport or summer clothing, it is the shoulders. People turn around to take a second look at the man with broad shoulders, perhaps unconsciously they form the impression that there is a strong, virile man, a real man.
And particularly now when it is the style for every man to have broad shoulders, it is more important than ever that the man who wishes to look well should do something, should do considerable in fact, to develop his shoulders. For the most expert tailor can not build up a pair of shoulders of cotton or wooden pads which will compare favorably with the genuine article, really broad shoulders which are broad because the muscles of the shoulder girdle are well developed and as a result of regular, progressive exercise the shoulder bones have thickened and the attachments have stretched to the point where the shoulders are much broader.The man who has narrow, thin, muscle less, clothes-rack type of shoulders can only partially disguise the fact even though he employ the best of tailors.
And a man does not and can not always be wearing his coat. When the coat comes off, what a sad difference in appearance is presented by most men. During the summer especially, there are more times when a man is not wearing a coat than when he is wearing it.