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William A. Pullum

“Wizard of the Weight-Lifting World!”



Here's the story of a young lad born a chronic invalid from birth. William A. Pullum overcame the ravages of pulmonary tuberculosis, meningitis, peritonitis, etc., and through the practice of physical culture, became a world champion weight lifter.

He was born in 1887 around the time that many famous strongmen such as Arthur Saxon, Eugen Sandow, Thomas Inch, Edward Aston, and Maxick were getting public acclaim through their feats of extraordinary strength.

In fact, young Pullum was so inspired by Arthur Saxon that he opened The Saxon Weight Lifting Club in 1907, later changing the name to, the now famous, Camberwell Weight Lifting Club at 5 Church Street in Camberwell. Most of England’s champion weight lifters of the day got their training there directly from “Pop” Pullum, where the rules as well as much of the science of weight lifting as we know it today were developed.

His lifts were so unbelievable that many times he had to repeat them!

During the early years of Pullum’s meteoric rise to fame, the judges at competitions often requested that he repeat many of his record breaking lifts.

He won one championship after another during his competitive years, sometimes winning two classes in one day!

Here are a few of his records:

A Two Hands Anyhow of 204 pounds at a bodyweight of 112 pounds.
A Right Hand Clean and Bent Press of 177 pounds at a bodyweight of 126 pounds.
He did a plank feat where he would support nine men on a plank and three more seated on a barbell held in his hands for a total of about 2,000 pounds at a bodyweight of 122 pounds!

During the early 20th century, Pullum’s world famous Camberwell Weight Lifting Club turned out more champion weight-lifters than anywhere else!

That’s right, “Pop” Pullum was not only a champion himself, but a world class instructor that churned out more champions from his Camberwell Gym than anywhere else in Great Britain!

His roster of world champion caliber pupils reads like a proverbial who’s who of the British weightlifting world of the 20’s and 30’s:

P. W. Arden – 12st British Amateur Champion 1913, C. F. Attenborough – Middle-weight British Olympic Champion 1924-5-6-7-8, 12 st. British Amateur Champion 1924-5-6-7, 11 st. British Amateur Champion 1929; Alf Baxter – 10 st. British Amateur Champion 1920-24-26, 11 st. British Amateur Champion 1924, Feather-weight British Olympic Champion 1924-26-27-28-32, Light-weight British Olympic Champion 1937; William Beattie – 12 st. British Amateur Champion 1929; T. W. Clarke – 11 st. British Amateur Champion 1913, 12 st. British Amateur Champion 1914; Frank Connick – 7 st. World’s Champion; T. W. Cranfield – Premier Winner of the Title “Britain’s Strongest Youth”; Sidney Daniels – 12 st. British Amateur Champion 1931-2-3-4-5, Middle-weight British Olympic Champion 1931-2-3-4; Syd Devis of strand pulling fame - 300 lb. “One Hand Anyhow” at 11 st.!; Alf Hopkins – Feather-weight British Olympic Champion 1925, 10 st. British Amateur Champion 1926-27-28-31; Douglas Marsden – Light Heavy-weight British Olympic Champion 1938, Heavy-weight British Olympic Champion 1939 (All this through a special 12 month postal training course by William Pullum!); Nat Thewils – Feather-weight British Olympic Champion 1935, 10 st. British Amateur Champion 1929-30-32-33; A. A. Verge – All-England Amateur Champion 1915, “The 10 st. British Hercules”, Ronald Walker – 12 st. British Amateur Champion 1930, Heavy-weight British Amateur Champion 1931 to 1936, Heavy-weight British Olympic Champion 1931-1937; C. V. Wheeler – 11 st, 12 st and Heavy Weight British Amateur Champion 1920; Laurie White – 10 st. British Amateur Champion 1928-31; H. Wood – Heavy-Weight British Olympic Champion 1924-1929, Heavy-Weight British Amateur Champion 1924-1930; and so on!

How many athletes in any sport can claim to have retired undefeated?

Here is a list of the accomplishments of William A. Pullum:

The Late Technical Adviser to the British Amateur Weight-Lifter's Association
Coach of the 1948 British Olympic Weight-Lifting Team
Undisputed 9-stone (featherweight) Champion Weight-Lifter of the World for 15 years
Winner of 15 British Championships
Winner of Over 50 Gold Medals
Breaker of nearly 200 official World's and British Weight-Lifting Records.
Retired undefeated in 1929 at the age of 42.

Don’t overlook the opportunity to obtain this valuable information!

William A. Pullum probably did more to advance weightlifting in Great Britain than any other instructor in history. However, because he was a feather weight, never weighing over 126 pounds, he never got the notoriety and fame of the heavier lifters. What a shame.

But don’t let his being a feather weight fool you! To this day, his writings through books, courses and magazine articles have valuable information that can not be obtained anywhere else.

Best wishes,
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Bill Hinbern


P.S. Check out the following books and you’ll see why they still call him, The Wizard of the Weights!



Weight-Lifting Made Easy
and Interesting

by William Pullum

Originally published in England in 1926, this book was accepted the world over as the text-book of championship level technical instruction of the Iron Game.

Just look at the contents of this fabulous book:

Introduction – The Worth of Weight-Lifting by John Murray.

Part I – This fabulous book begins with an autobiography that details what has proven to be one of the most interesting careers in the field of weight lifting.

Chapter I – The early years of the author’s life explaining the various hardships and gives an idea of how fierce determination played a significant role in his “will to win”.

Chapter II – After developing his muscular body through the use of weight-lifting, the author then determined that he would reach out and help others through his special methods of physical culture and weight lifting.

Chapter III – At the outbreak of World War I, the British military requested the aid of Bill Pullum to bring potential soldiers up to military standards. Later, Pullum sets out to break virtually every weight-lifting record in existence!

Part II – The 42 B.A.W.L.A. Standard Lifts. Every lift is explained and analyzed step by step showing the correct positions, techniques and errors for disqualification.

Chapter IV – The Fundamental Group of Weight-Lifting Exercises.

Chapter V – The General Group of Weight-Lifting Exercises.

Chapter VI – The Advanced Group of Weight-Lifting Exercises.

Part III – Biographies of some of the author’s champion pupils.

Chapter VII – Champions I Have Trained. A roster of many of the more notable world class lifters trained by William A. Pullum and their record breaking accomplishments.

If you are looking for variety and “how-to” information to add to your training regimen, look no further. This book has gone through several editions and has helped literally tens of thousands of weight-lifting trainees world wide!

Order a copy of this beautiful 5x7 1/2 softcover book with 163 pages and over 70 photographs.

Weight-Lifting Made Easy
and Interesting
by William Pullum
$ 19.95 + S&H


Weight-Lifting Made Easy
and Interesting
by William Pullum




How to Use a Barbell

A Manual of Instruction for the Would-Be Strong Man

by William Pullum

Originally published in England in 1925 and revised in 1932. This marvelous training manual contains the how-to of 50 separate exercises and offers 12 distinct courses of training.

A Masterpiece of Instructional Literature!

Contents include:

  • Foreword by H. Wentworth-James (Editor of “Health and Strength”)


  • Introduction by the Author


  • Muscular Development


  • Great Strength


  • Corrective Exercises


  • Strength, Speed and Balance Exercises


  • Advice on Training


  • 6 Different Courses Used by Champions Trained by the Author


  • 6 Different Training Courses selected by the author


  • Techniques of the 44 BAWLA (British Amateur Weight-Lifting Association) Recognized Lifts.


  • In addition, learn about the author's special Challenge Barbell and unclaimed prize of £100 to anyone who could duplicate his famous "double-bodyweight" feat of strength.


  • And much, much more!


  • Order a copy of this beautiful 5 l/2 x 8 l/2 softcover book with over 61 pages and 25 photographs.

    How to Use a Barbell
    by William Pullum
    $ 14.95 + S&H


    How to Use a Barbell
    by William Pullum




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    Read What This Famous Author
    Says About William Pullum


    "I have never been able to quite figure out why W. A. Pullum, the famous featherweight champion and physical culture teacher of England never got more notice than he did in our American publications. Some of our younger readers are probably ignorant of his outstanding achievements in the world of weights.”
    Leo Gaudreau
    author of Anvils, Horseshoes and Cannons


    "This book is a classic that should be on every serious weight lifter hobbyists book shelf. The importance is the set of rules and right technique detailed.
    Thank you for great product!!!"

    Antti Piironen
    Uusimaa, Finland





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