Here are some examples of using webbing as an Isometric exerciser. Among practitioners of Isometrics, the Alexander Zass course is the “Holy Grail” of. Many strongmen past and present were very big believers in isometrics for building strength. Alexander Zass Charles Atlas and The Mighty Atom just to name a. Alexander Zass (The Amazing Samson) – Zass was born in Vilna, Poland in , but lived most of his early years in Russia and after in Britain.

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Leave this field empty. The armed forces however don’t have that luxury. There would be no rigidity, no steadiness of physical movement. Use your iso strap as is or add 1″ utility hoses for handles as shown above. It is the isometris tendon of the biceps that counts.

Go To Next Page. In terms of personal combat most fights are over very very quickly. When I became satisfied that I had learnt sufficient to give me scope to something new, Alezander decided on my plan of action and I trained on new lines.

I would love to know more, the book on The Mighty Atom is one of the best things I have read and I really enjoy learning about old time strongmen. It is far too great an undertaking and can only be wisely imparted according to individual needs. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. It must be translated which will take some time. Some of my feats requires no movement at all.

And to enforce a mindset of never giving up.

Anxious to get a copy of the book! And so on throughout the whole body this method was employed. It became the foundation for the very first published Isometric training system, based on pulling on chains of various lengths. You’re good to go. Like many of the great strongmen of his time, Zass was first introduced to physical culture through the circus, witnessing with astonishment the incredible abilities of the strongmen performing.


The book has been released and is available at https: All information alexnder Isometric-Training. I wanted to know the secret behind their training techniques that would develop that body, the unstoppable, strong, fit, enduring, injury and pain resistant physique of the ultimate action hero.

I have been rewarded by success. Yes, I would definitely like to know more. Take a 15′ length of 1″ webbing and create a large loop by tying the ends into a knot.

Alexander Zass –

Some of the feats that they could perform were borderline superhuman. But the greatest developments of his training, physique and strength occurred in the isolation of an Austrian jail cell, when he was taken prisoner during World War 1.

They are the best of the best Note that a plastic slider can be used for most your needs, although a metal slider insures maximum strength. Please, alexsnder me the copy of the book to my email. Yet, Max was determined to develop his body so he created a series of muscle control exercises. They’ve shared with me their strength and conditioning secrets and I’ve since taught them to other groups.

But maybe, that’s why these old school strongmen could alsxander such heroic feats and we struggle to do 50 push ups in a row. Would love to see it! He believed such an approach superior to the use of weights in developing strength. Yes, this book does definitely interest me!! It’s the same as every top athlete.


Alexander Zass

May 20, at 5: A large biceps is no more criterion of strength than a swollen abdomen is of digestion. Grab hold of the tube and pull it towards your waist while performing a wide lat spread. Clearly he was ahead of his time.

I am very interested. He was best known for being able to catch a 90kg cannon ball shot out of a cannon. Could make his various groups of muscles twitch in time to music.

Developing great tendon strength fascinates me! With no weights or equipment, Zass diligently practised his maximum tension isometric strength training against the bars of his cell and the chains that bound him. I do not believe in a siometrics muscles unless they are backed up by great tendon strength.

Oldtime Strongmen – Isometrics Strength

I have always been fascinated by the level of strength of old-school strong men. Charles Atlas Physical Feats: Because when faced with violence you should run.

There is a reason and in explaining it, I give you the secret of my strength. They must be developed. He was born ” Angelo Siciliano ” but took on the name, Charles Atlas, after his friend said he resembled the “Atlas” statue at the top of the Coney Island hotel.

They have to stand and fight. Val Vasilieff trained the Runnemede NJ police departments powerlifting team and he used isometrics inside the power rack and of course a new part of my training was born!