RETRO WORKOUT TIPS!
"Lets Get Physical" circa 1911-1952!
Check out these great exercise gifs from our new exhibit All American: The Power of Sports. Read Victoria Macchi's National Archives News story to learn more about these athletes: National Archives Debuts Sports GIF Pack to Fuel Your Retro Workout.
Tommy Kono, who learned to lift while imprisoned in an WWII incarceration camp then went on to become an Olympian. NARA gif from NARA ID 2569520.
NARA gif from NARA ID 24715.
All American: The Power of Sports!
National Archives Museum, DC, 9/16/22-1/7/2024
This 3,000-square-foot exhibit showcases more than 75 items including original records, artifacts, and photographs. Highlights include original sports equipment and jerseys gifted by star athletes to Presidents, early 20th-century tobacco baseball cards, trophies, rare pictures and film footage, patents, and more! Press release here, National Archives News story here. All American: The Power of Sports is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of AT&T, AARP, and Mars, Incorporated. Additional support provided by HISTORY® and the Lawrence F. O'Brien Family.
Hey there, I was wondering if you'd be willing to share your specific workout routine. I'm looking to adjust mine to build up a more masc frame. Thanks!
Sure-I should save this somewhere bc I type it out a lot LOL. It's a 4 day split but I work out 3 days a weeks so it's sort of a shifting cycle. Each heavy lift I do a ramp up of x10 just bar and then x5 x3 x2 in increasing weights up to then the work weight and sets of 3x5 or 3x8. I also do an ab circuit at the end of each day.
Squats 3x5 / Straight Leg DL 3x8 / DB Row 3x12 / Curls 3x12