Though born in Vienna in 1873, Alois P. Swoboda became one of America’s most popular and famous physical culturists of the early twentieth-century. Preaching a system of bodyweight only exercises, Swoboda ran a successful mail-order business for several years, which allowed the Austrian to preach his message of muscle across the United States.
Given the interest on this site in another proponent of bodyweight fitness systems (namely Charles Atlas), it seems only right to feature Swoboda’s famed ‘Conscious Evolution’ fitness manual which emerged in the 1910s.
Though relatively short (only two pages!), Swoboda’s course will no doubt be of interest to those interested in how physical culturists trained at the dawn of the twentieth-century. Furthermore the suggestions made by Swoboda were and continue to be echoed by those in the fitness industry, making his course somewhat timeless.
The course can be found by clicking this link..
As always, happy lifting!