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Harry Paschall

Harry Paschall was one of the most popular weight lifting writers born in 1898. Not only he was an amazing lifter, but also a talented writer and an artist. Harry illustrated all his books, articles and training courses with Bosco cartoon, his own alter ego.

Harry sitting at a drawing board

Harry sitting at a drawing board

He was inspired by Arthur Saxon and became involved in lifting after buying a big globe barbell from Alan Calvert. After some training and 25 pounds more in muscle mass, Harry sent his pictures to the Strength magazine and quickly became a worldwide sensation. His specialty was a very quick snatch and at his peak he could snatch around 235 pounds. He weighed only 165 pounds and at that time, it was a very admirable record.

One-arm Get-up performed by Harry Paschall at the age of 40

One-arm Get-up performed by Harry Paschall at the age of 40

Harry Paschall dedicated his life to helping people achieve their training goals. He personally answered every question he got through mail and wrote an amazing series called “Behind the Scenes” for Strength and Health magazine, where he guided readers through the most optimal ways to train as a champion.

Young Harry Paschall

Young Harry Paschall

While working as the managing editor of Health and Strength, Harry died in 1957 as a result of a heart attack, but he left a great legacy and wrote many popular books, such as Muscle Moulding, The Bosco System of Progressive Physical Training and Bosco’s Strength Note Book.

 

Harry Paschall was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by Admin

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