Iron man Iron Man USA April 2017 - Page 67

ize RuleS iRonclad lawS you need to leaRn if you want to add SeRiouS muScle Since man began lifting weightS, we have sought to gain muscular size and strength. That pursuit is a huge reason why you read this magazine and step foot into the gym. In the 1940s, there was a popular comic-book advertisement from Charles Atlas that prom- ised skinny kids the secrets to gaining size and confidence, and all you had to do was send back the little cutout piece of paper with your address for his free book. I never read that book; I was born in 1974, so I can’t vouch for its contents, but I have studied the iron game and lifted long enough to understand that the un