Thomas Inch had a promising future even in his teenage years, since he won the “Britain’s Strongest Youth” title at 16, followed by “Britain’s Strongest Man” in 1910. Perhaps he was most famous for lifting a dumbbell that weights 172 pounds with one hand, with particularly thick handle ( 2 3/8 inches). No one else could repeat this lift at that time.
Thomas had a privilege to talk to Arthur Saxon on a regular basis, which gave him a great insight into various weight training methods and he definitely used them in the right way. Like many old time strongmen, Thomas too had a very successful mail order course which even surpassed Sandow, which was quite unheard off. His first book sold over 40,000 copies over night and that one wasn’t even his most famous one.
His most popular book, Thomas Inch On Strength, is a must-have for anyone who is interested in his personal ways of training, nutrition and lifestyle.