Courtesy of Liam Tweed.
Success in body-building for large muscular measurements, increased strength and improved condition, depends more upon a willingness to work hard and persistently than any other factor. Any normal man may secure really pleasing results if he is prepared to devote three or four evenings each week to vigorous barbell training and to obtaining an ample diet and plenty of sleep and relaxation.
The poundage in the D.K.B. varied between 200 and 230 lbs. to start with. After the first month I could handle 270 lbs., and had increased my bodyweight 10 lbs. My poundages on the three Olympic lifts also showed an increase from a total of 580 to 620 lbs. The added leg strength was all I needed to make the above gains, as I had worked hard beforehand on a light system of cleaning and snatching.