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k38wood

leaving this week for the East coast... will be hooking up with my son and Bill Hinbern(major old time

strength authority) for the trip...
Belle Vernon/Donora(Mid Monon. Sports
Museum)first night...next day we're
going back to Adamstown to track down
Bill Good's big dumbbell(Bill died this
April)...saw it a few years ago but
they've moved it(it's awesome!, "the world's biggest")...

then maybe a stop-over
to see what's left of York(we visited Bob Hoffman's house last year)...then
pressing on to NYC with stops at
some Pa. Dutch pretzel places to get
some big boxes full for Dr. Ken. (...and
of course, we'll be stopping for hot
dogs at Yocco's outside Allentown...

Wow! a real taste treat! strongman
food)...Friday night we'll hit Saddlebrook, NJ and participate in
the pre-AOBS hi-jinx...the "Human Vice"(Pat Povilaitus) will be there so will "Slim the Hammer Man"(it's worth a hundred bucks to meet this guy), so will David Landau
(AND his arms) and old friend, Francis("Zand" to people here)...

we'll spend Saturday
with Dr. Ken(...lots of big time training going on there all day)
then back to Saddlebrook for the
AOBS old-time strongman re-union.
It's always a blast...they're honoring
Dave Draper this year(formerly World's
Strongest Youth)(a very nice guy)...

and The Mighty Stefan will do his
strongman act...the dinner/re-union
is always loads of fun...if you are a
student of strength-training you should
attend at least once. HIT is well
represented. It's a classy event...
stays true to the vision of founder, classic
strength-man, Vic Boff.
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Rich Fitter

New Jersey, USA

Kim, Have a great time. Please say Hi to my friend, Alan Leff. He has been an attendee for years. I can't make, it's Peter King's 50th birthday.
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k38wood

sorry I'll miss ya, Rich...have Alan
identify himself to me. Say hello
to Peter(side bar: Peter King is
Sports Illustrated's main Pro-Football
guy...he also does NFL work for the
networks...he's THE "go-to guy" for Pro-Football info...he was an un-healthy looking
fat guy for years...since he met up with Rich Fitter and started training with Rich Peter has radically changed
his body... and not only looks great
but he looks really healthy...
Rich gets my vote for "Personal
Trainer of the Decade"...)for me...he
looked 50 for years...now he looks 35!
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Landau

Florida, USA

Kim: I know we spoke, but when are you getting to York?
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k38wood

David: not sure if we'll even make
it to York...detective work in
Adamstown is first priority...
(the whole deal at York gets sadder and
sadder every year...my brother was just in Lake Helen said it was really
sad there too...)
we'll definitely be in Saddlebrook
Friday night to hook up with
The Vice and The Hammer Man and
Vic's ghost.
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AI1963

Kim Wood, you should publish "The Man's Guide To Eating On The Road".

I've seen you make mention of Skyline chili, Graeter's ice cream and now Yocco's hot dogs.

I live not too far from the Allentown area, did not think Yocco's was known by many except the locals.

Obviously you are a man of discriminating gastronomic sensibilities.

After the book, can a show on the Food Network be far behind? "Kim Wood Eats America"!
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k38wood

compared to Dr. Ken Leistner
I'm still in the high minors...
we'll also be bringing a load
of Virginia Bakery "Schnecken" to
Ken(highest calorie per bite
pastry ever! ) ... it'll be a great
trip...non-stop strength talk and stories...

breaks for lifting(we'll bring some equipment in the SUV)...historical
snooping...and rubbing elbows with
the all-time legends of strength.
The affair has the feel of the old
York picnics but with the dignity of
Vic Boff who was a very fine man.
An awesome bunch of old-timers show-up...I've been trying to get Ell to come for years. There is great respect

for Arthur with this bunch...mainly
because he was close to Milo Steinborn and Johnny Terpak.
The respected leaders of this group
are Milo, Sig Klein, The Mighty Atom, Bob Hoffman and John Grimek
and many of the New York legends.
Last year I bumped into Ken Hall...
the guy has to be almost 80...I said

Ken, you still got those prize winning
abs? he's lookin' sharp in a fancy suit then pulls up his shirt...
his abs are still there...still the best you'll ever see...almost 80
and he still trains hard. Ell was
researching his article on "chest
expansion" and asked me what did I
think Mel Williamson looked like
today...I said "I know"...I rode with him in the elevator at the AOBS!

HE's got to be in his '70's looks like
an "in shape" 35! The group for the most part is anti-drug(that was it's
origin)...but the key spirit with them is that lifting and being strong and healthy are a way of life...few modern
day geeks show up...few anal-retentive
inter-net type experts show...
a fun group... word has it that
famed "master of the Bud lift", Steve
Weiner will be there in a burgundy suit! ...and maybe, Elliot Gilcrest!




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ZEZ

Sounds like a great time Kim. I grew up in Saddle Brook and worked at the Marriott there for 8 plus years in the kitchen.
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HSDAD

Mr. Wood, I live 30 minutes or so from Donora. I've not heard of this museum. Do you have a phone number, address or some other info about it? I'd like to go see it. Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Joe
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Rich Fitter

New Jersey, USA

k38wood wrote:
compared to Dr. Ken Leistner
I'm still in the high minors...
we'll also be bringing a load
of Virginia Bakery "Schnecken" to
Ken(highest calorie per bite
pastry ever! ) ... it'll be a great
trip...non-stop strength talk and stories...

breaks for lifting(we'll bring some equipment in the SUV)...historical
snooping...and rubbing elbows with
the all-time legends of strength.
The affair has the feel of the old
York picnics but with the dignity of
Vic Boff who was a very fine man.
An awesome bunch of old-timers show-up...I've been trying to get Ell to come for years. There is great respect

for Arthur with this bunch...mainly
because he was close to Milo Steinborn and Johnny Terpak.
The respected leaders of this group
are Milo, Sig Klein, The Mighty Atom, Bob Hoffman and John Grimek
and many of the New York legends.
Last year I bumped into Ken Hall...
the guy has to be almost 80...I said

Ken, you still got those prize winning
abs? he's lookin' sharp in a fancy suit then pulls up his shirt...
his abs are still there...still the best you'll ever see...almost 80
and he still trains hard. Ell was
researching his article on "chest
expansion" and asked me what did I
think Mel Williamson looked like
today...I said "I know"...I rode with him in the elevator at the AOBS!

HE's got to be in his '70's looks like
an "in shape" 35! The group for the most part is anti-drug(that was it's
origin)...but the key spirit with them is that lifting and being strong and healthy are a way of life...few modern
day geeks show up...few anal-retentive
inter-net type experts show...
a fun group... word has it that
famed "master of the Bud lift", Steve
Weiner will be there in a burgundy suit! ...and maybe, Elliot Gilcrest!




Ken Hall is in amazing shape as is his friend Bertie Nicklette. They have both still competed in the past year at 80+

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Robert Francis

New York, USA

Our road trip starts in 5 hours.
Mr. Landau is right now comatose on my couch with my dog keeping his feet warm and I am loading up the Explorer with trade bait for those workout hounds in Saddlebrook.


Topic of conversation over steaks and hash browns was mainly how much old Nautilus memorabilia are the Woods bringing.
David hit (HIT) me a an original monograph of "Muscular Contraction As A Factor in Strength Training" by E.D. 1974. Shock and Awe galore.

After inspecting the library and training facility he fell over like a tree mid-sentence, and there he lies.

Our road trip is taking us through Pennsylvania maybe into Hagerstown, MD and we are at the Saddlebrook Marriott for Thursday night.
More road work on Friday and then settleing in by afternoon to watch the strongmen arrive.
So Kim and John, just ask for our room number we are the first ones there.

zand....
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k38wood

see ya soon, Zand. Brooks' K's best
friend, Punjab is with us...bringing
"Dinosaur Training" for Landau...and
some sandwiches. We are nixing
York trip... we have to meet with some
law enforcement people up in
NE Pa. Mucho things going down...
see you in Saddlebrook.
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Landau

Florida, USA

Well.......the AOBS Road trip was quite a success, with a surprise acquisition that I will make known and available in the coming weeks to those that are interested. I have some work to do, and when complete, I will make available on an EXTREMELY SELECTIVE and LIMITED basis. Stay tuned!
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Ch-howy

Landau wrote:
Well.......the AOBS Road trip was quite a success, with a surprise acquisition that I will make known and available in the coming weeks to those that are interested. I have some work to do, and when complete, I will make available on an EXTREMELY SELECTIVE and LIMITED basis. Stay tuned!


As a strong proponent of HIT training and a student of Arthur Jones and Nautilus for some years now, this surprise acquisition of which you speak sounds quite intriguing. Consider me interested. Does it have to do more with Nautilus or Arthur Jones himself?

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Ball Sackerak

Landau wrote:
Well.......the AOBS Road trip was quite a success, with a surprise acquisition that I will make known and available in the coming weeks to those that are interested. I have some work to do, and when complete, I will make available on an EXTREMELY SELECTIVE and LIMITED basis. Stay tuned!


Is it a gimp mask?
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Landau

Florida, USA

Uncalled for - please troll elsewhere, and do not sidetrack this thread. It is for serious select Nautilus/Arthur Jones Followers Only. It took me a long time to get this done and it will be offered to individuals on this Site upon first inquiries.
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mentzerfan

Could it be the treasure map to where Arthur buried the Blue Monster (still guarded by the ghost of Micky)?
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AI1963

Landau wrote:
Uncalled for - please troll elsewhere, and do not sidetrack this thread. It is for serious select Nautilus/Arthur Jones Followers Only. It took me a long time to get this done and it will be offered to individuals on this Site upon first inquiries.


Sounds interesting, will IMpatiently await your post.

Other than that, can you elaborate a bit on the AOBS weekend? Impressions, anecdotes, maybe a pic or two?

Thanks.
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Robert Francis

New York, USA

"The past is not dead.
It's not even past"
-William Faulkner


We got as far as York, never made it to Hagerstown but we did plan well enough that we hit every one of our old time barbell sites and came back with some high quality iron to shore up the collections and some of it we used as trade bait for the uber-collectors on the weekend.

Half thought that we might see John and Kim Wood at York-but I left before I could read their email that they decided against that leg of their trip.
Its true. YORK is a sad shadow of what it once was. Even the ghosts with their hands chalked up, lifting belts and singlets have fled.

Mr. Landau and I revved up again from the Marriott on Friday morning and fish tailed out to hit every Play-It-Again-Sports in New Jersey. Sickos right? Back to the Hotel and saying Hello to longtime friends who are there every year to add to our archives.

Kim and John Wood arriving with Bill Hinbern were greeted in the lobby by your friendly neighborhood zanderinst. Slim the Hammerman whom I had seen perform for the first time in 1976 arrived with his usual entourage and promised a strength exhibition with some first class strongmen. More on that below.

Swapping and trading started off furious. First 10 minutes had me more than doubling my collection of JACKSON BARBELL collars AND making a rare acquisition that had eluded me twice before. Mr. Landau hit a bonanza with excellent finds from the 1800's.

Dave Draper was one of the honored guests and brought out a larger than usual crowd for this one.
A really touching post humus tribute was made on account of John Henry Davis the magnificent black lifter from the 40's who lived up to the mythical name his mother gave him "John Henry" in becoming the then strongest man in the world and lifter of Apollon's Axle.
Red Lerille and Boyer Coe came in together and Mr. Landau immediately started the debriefing on Coe. Interestingly Boyer knew Jones long before his connection to Nautilus. Turns out that he knew Jones' wild animal and alligator roadside attraction growing up in Louisiana. Leave it David to shake the tree and get the goods.

The strongmen exhibition featured several things that I had never seen before including a 61 year old fella bending an 80 penny nail by holding it between his molars and holding the nail head with his right hand and using his left to push the side of his skull to bend the nail into a near perfect U. Wassamatta U?
John Wood, I'll suppose is the youngest of the strongmen tore a phone book in half (from NYC not a mini mouse phone book from Kalamazoo)with a large man standing on his chest-while in a NECK BRIDGE! A real gentleman he.

Mr. Landau has been has been in attendance for most of the last 10 years and I for most of the last 20. We've made plenty of lifetime friends at this event and its just great to have this thing every year. Where else can you rap with the Blond Bomber and Don Reinhoudt.


Next year for the 25th Anniversary all past honorees will be invited back for a mega dinner in their honor. Still living are many of the members of the '56 and '60 Olympic weightlifting team (and team coach Dick Smith) and sad-to-say, this will likely be the last time they will ever be together again.

My conversation with Dick Smith(or Smitty or Super Gopher) as well as past conversations with Tommy Kono and Bill March were more enlightening than you can ever know. I'll spill another time. Put it to you this way, people who came this way before us know a lot more useful stuff than you could ever dream.

I joke with my clients that I am going on this "business trip" every year. Although technically true-I really mean it as a gag. There is something so right about it and what it does for my motivation, my training and my instruction to others is beyond what I could make understood so easily.

So many HIT trainers I know tell me that they would "like to go...but..." me and Dave talked a long time about it after shutting our cell phones off for all the calls from you guys asking for play by plays. That's crap guys. You are in this business and this event IS your business. Talk to your accountant and write it off. Every penny.

I'll refer back to my Faulkner quote at the start of this post. You, at this second, are passing through history. Continue to pass. At some point in the future what will you say when young trainers ask you, did you ever meet John Grimek? What was he like? Did you ever meet Bob Hoffman? Jules Bacon? Well me and Landau have. But you can't. Because they're all dead. When you shake the hand of these guys you are shaking hands with the history that shaped physical training. I shook the hand of Joe Greenstein, The Mighty Atom in 1976 near the end of his life. In doing so I shook the same hand as Atilla-Trainer of Sandow and numerous others. Maybe I'm overly dramatic here. You might say, "so what." And if that's how you feel then the AOBS event is not for you.

Landau and I have got something really slick cooking up for next years' meeting and it promises to be an event in itself.

zand....
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cargo

Zander, thanks for sharing the experience...makes me want to go to the 25th anniversary next year!
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Robert Francis

New York, USA

Ch-howy wrote:
As...a student of Arthur Jones and Nautilus for some years now, this surprise acquisition of which you speak sounds quite intriguing. Consider me interested. Does it have to do more with Nautilus or Arthur Jones himself?



Hey Chow,
and Tacitus and AI1963,
and Cargo.

When Mr. Landau started this project over two years ago I told him that the HIT crowd will likely "elect you a candidate for Knighthood if not Sainthood".
He has really pulled all the stops and made a significant personal investment in both time and $$ to avail you guys of something so rare, so special and an acquisition that you will be very proud to own and be a part of.
My cake hole is a steel trap on this as it has been for 2 years and I've seen the goods and all you guys who have been thrilled with the Landau rarities in the past; know this-THIS is the best he's ever had!

My only negative comment to him upon seeing the whole shebang was, "how will you ever top this?"

No, I have'nt got one yet. He will release them ALL simultaneously.

zand....


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Ball Sackerak

zanderinst wrote:
He will release them ALL simultaneously.

zand....




Hmmm. That's a tricky one...

Okay, I think I've got it: Is it the moths from his wallet?
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Robert Francis

New York, USA

Although he certainly has the moths flying out of his wallet now after his 2 years patiently making the investment and cultivating its completion, he will say that the real reward is providing something unique and really rare with the DARDEN/JONES HIT crowd whom he respects the most.
He truly does not care if he ever makes his investment back.

zand....
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AI1963

"My only negative comment to him upon seeing the whole shebang was, "how will you ever top this?"

Damn. Now you've raised expectations and more than piqued my curiosity.

I will wait patiently...
I will wait patiently...
I will wait patiently...

Please post more on the AOBS trip. I'm sure there were plenty of other luminaries there. Sounds like next year is a must-attend event.
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Robert Francis

New York, USA

AI1963 wrote:
Please post more on the AOBS trip. I'm sure there were plenty of other luminaries there. Sounds like next year is a must-attend event.


'K 63,

Joe Rollino has been going to these things since the Vic Boff and Sig Klein days.
(If you don't know who Sig Klein was you'd better dust off your old "Pumping Iron-*-" and start reading the history appendix)

Joe is 103 years old (sic), and was a longtime Coney Island strongman and also a student of the Atilla school. He related a story to a group of us on Saturday afternoon that backs up-100% the rendition that Arthur Jones has many times in his seminars that Charles Atlas, who made his fortune by selling dynamic tension and denigrating the use of barbells and dumbells in fact built his body with weights and not dynamic tension. Arthur further went on to say that Charles Atlas (whose true name was Angelo Siciliano-pronounced "See-chill-yano") plagerized his entire (misnamed) "Dynamic Tension" course from an earlier Prussian or Austrian work. This plagerism was verified by Joe Rollino who was told exactly the same by Atlas in their native Calabrese tongue-a dialect of South Italy-**-
I had not ever heard this confirmation of Arthur's story by any person ever before.
When I mentioned this to Joe, he said, "who in the hell is Alfred Jones?"
Theres another reason not to miss the AOBS. A 104 year old weight man!
Any 104 year old runners?

zand....

By the way, Joe still works 6 days a week in his daughters flower shop in Brooklyn.

*It's the book--not the DVD. For those of you in Rio Linda.

** I'm not trying to get the Calabrese angry at me but I am well aware that you do not consider your language a dialect of italian. I know it is the other way around.
Gombata Ceec?
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