Have you heard about Alexander Zass? He was also known as the Amazing Samson.
Do you know about Alexander Zass isometric exercise?
Zass was best known for his feats of strength. To many he was considered… AMAZING!
Most people thought that he obtained his strength by weightlifting but in fact, unlike other strongman of the day, he refused to do any feats of strength that required lifting weights. This infuriated the weightlifting community of his day.
For they were firmly convinced that this is how he developed his incredible strength and ability to burst chains wrapped around his chest.
Here’s a little background on this amazing strongman.
Alexander Zass was an old-time strongman, born in Poland in the 1800s, but later on his family moved to Russia.
As a young boy he was motivated to build his strength when he saw circus performers and the incredible feats that they performed. He began by climbing trees and fashioned some homemade barbells and dumbbells to begin working out with. As he became older, he began working out with some of the great Russian strongman of the time.
In some of the books he wrote, specifically Samson Systems and Methods he expounded on his idea that in order to have true strength you need to have what he called… Tendon Strength.
He felt that you needed to develop your connective tissues, the tendons, first rather than concentrating on the muscle fibers. He concluded that the best method is to use is what today we call isometric exercise.
Most of his conclusions came about as a result of his imprisonment during World War I. He escaped so frequently that the guards had to change him inside his cell. He practiced and learned how to break his chains. Later on he would use these chains to maintain his strength and physical conditioning by using them in his isometric workouts. And so he developed Alexander Zass isometric exercise.
Later on he would publish a training program in instructional course that detailed his use of isometrics employing a chain like exercise device.
Here are some of his feats of strength that he performed:
* Lifted a 500 pound girder with his teeth
* Carried a small horse
* Caught a woman fired from a cannon
* Had several professional boxers hit him in the stomach
But his most exciting demonstrations or in having himself wrapped with chains and then bursting them in front of individuals and of course bending steel bars.
People in London were astonished with his incredible feats of strength and several newspaper articles were written about him. This created a boom in sales of his books in instructional courses on Alexander Zass isometric exercise training.