For American weightlifters of the mid-twentieth century, Bob Hoffman was the guru of the Iron Game. Owner of York Barbell, Hoffman’s ambitious career saw him produce some of the first protein supplements, work with giants of the game like John Grimek and coach thousands of young lifters interested in building their physiques.
For interested parties, John D. Fair’s Muscletown remains the definitive work on Hoffman. The below video, a real rarity, puts some flesh and blood on Fair’s excellent analysis. Enjoy!