More from Arnold Spector on J.C. Hise here:
In September, 1972, in a small town in South Missouri, an elderly coal miner called Joseph Curtis Hise died of pneumonia. He had also been suffering from diabetes, a condition exacerbated by the hard life he had led.
Born in August, 1905, Hise was a complex person. He was self-educated, having read widely in everything from philosophy and mysticism, to psychology and physiology (a textbook on human physiology accompanied him on all his travels). He was also an original thinker in the field of physical education. In September, 1972, in a small town in South Missouri, an elderly ex-miner called Joseph Curtis Hise died of pneumonia. He had also been suffering from diabetes, and condition exacerbated by the hard life he had led.
He had little respect for the accepted theories and customary practices of weight training.
For much of his life he traveled across America, often by freight train, taking jobs wherever he could -- jobs which usually involved hard, physical work in uncongenial surroundings, and sometimes working double shifts so he could earn enough money to give up work for a month or so when he would experiment with his innovational training methods. It was during these periods that Hise developed the theories of cartilage mass training that are associated with his name.
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