The Mystery of
The Iron Samson
Reading stories about his feats and exploits you get the feeling that the iron bending he did far outsurpassed many of his contemporaries. Add to the fact that he literally used to skills to break free from prison and you can understand why he became the stuff of legends.
Like when in a challenge his opponent almost killed him by wrapping iron around his neck!
You’ll see how he trained as a child and adult. Included are two chapters detailing specific exercises used by the Iron Samson.
The first is all about Isometric Exercises done with chains.
But Zass didn’t believe this was all you needed to become strong. You need both static and dynamic strength.
That’s why the second section is all about Dynamic Exercises done with a special tool you can easily make yourself.
There’s plenty of photos (never-before-seen) like the one below, as well as images to show you the exercises
It's got 109 jam-packed pages.
As with all my products this book comes with a 3 Month Money Back Guarantee. If you don't like it for whatever reason just send it back and I'll refund every penny.
If you’re a fan of oldtime strongmen this book is a must for your collection. Grab it today!
P.S. See what others are saying about The Mystery of the Iron Samson below...
"I have always been fascinated by A. Zass and there isn't much info on him. I also love books on isometrics.... always looking for "secrets." :)"
- Lloyd Nell
"It's a solid book; enhances the isometrics training I've learned from others."
- Hal Lupinek
"I love this book because I've always wanted to learn about the past feats of strength where we humans can do unbelievable things. Thats why I bought this book to understand isometrics exercise since I learnt that its the tendons and ligaments that make one strong plus im a really big fan or static holds. Ive no regrets buying the book as I combined and make my own isometric routine, and within a week or 2 believe it a not I can see changes where for example my muscle ups are more cleaner as I can feel more control and strength on my wrist and front lever at 5sec (big acomplishment for me ) xD . Thats all i have to say for the book as it has really helped me alot in terms of knowledge or exercise."
- Jabir Jamil
"Very interesting account of the life of Alexander Zass. The training section alone is worth the price."
"Great book! I have been training exclusively with isometrics for sometime now and the concepts in Zass's training are spot on. The biography part of the book alone is awesome. It's great to get insight into the way he trained and to be able to apply them to your own training."
"A good read. A solid read about his life."
"An interesting book about an amazing man!! Zass lived a full life! If this was a movie, we wouldn't believe this character could really exist! This is a fun biography of Zass. It is easy to read and has a good pace. I appreacited the part at the end that gave examples of Zass' workout techniques. The illustrations are very easy to understand."
- Michael C.
"A fascinating book about a fascinating man. Alexander Zass was a fascinating person. By any measure he was a renaissance man who lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While he is best remembered as a strongman he lived a very adventurous and exciting life and in the process mastered many life skills. He was a strongman, animal trainer, circus performer, physical trainer,intelligence agent and the "father of modern isometrics" - an early day James Bond. This is a great book that gives a full account of his very exciting life and some great ideas and methods to increase your own personal strength."
- strength builder
"What made the Iron Samson remarkable is that he didn’t look strong. Surprisingly interesting. A good lesson for our youth when it comes to war or making oneself an indentured servant."
- Steve S.
"The story of Alexander Zass 'The Mystery of The Iron Samson' is very similar to the story of the 'Mighty Atom' Joseph Greenstein, both small men but very much stronger than bigger men, both were circus strong men too, both were from Eastern Europe, must be something in the water."
- Mr. K. Fitzgerald
"The book has some good information on isometric exercise. A very interesting book on the mans life."
- Michael Peck
"An excellent insight into the life of this extraordinary man. It is not a book with details of his exercises but you get a good sense of what the strongmen were like and their attitude towards training. It is an inspiring read."
- Stuart Lacy
"In an age where we are bombarded with the latest or newest innovation it is refreshing to read about men that had been doing it a century ago. There is nothing new under the sun and this book reinforces that premise. The nuances involved in strength training have almost been forgotten yet thanks to books like this, they are being kept alive. Recommend for any reader that understands that strength is not a new fad."
- Nathan Baxter
"An Enlightening Read about Alexander Zass. Alexander Zass the "Iron Samson" was someone I always heard about when I was researching my book Strength Endurance: Reflections on the Legacy of Dr. Leonard Schwartz – creator of “Heavy Hands”, “Panaerobics”, “Longstrength” and “IsoTonOMetrics” . One thing this book helped me do was see Zass' life OVERALL. I'd always heard of him as one of the early proponents of building muscle through "isometrics". That's only half true. He started out as an all around athlete and strong man before ever doing any isometrics. He built his body doing gymnastics, lifting the weights of the day and doing the "physical culture" work others did. Captured during the war, his only possible exercise in prison was to pull against the bars! That's where the isometrics came in. He DID fall in love with them and subsequently marketed his own chain based exercise devices to continue to exercise in what we now call "isometric" fashion. This was a wonderful read and I suspect if you're a fan of Zass, you'll like it too. Would I like to know more definitely! WIll I without learning Russian? Probably not."
- Chuck Huckaby
"This is a highly informative book. It has a lot of practical information about how to build a strong body without spending a lot of money. It is also a great look into the life of one of the true strong men of the 20th century. Much recommended!"
- QiGong man
"Interesting Biography of a Russian Strongman. Trials that he went thru."
- Richard Burnett
"I stumbled into this one and got sucked in from the start. The stories of how things were in old rissia was teally cool. Highly recommend checking it out"
- Allen Fam
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