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Re: Telepander Isometric Exerciser

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:34 AM

Bob,you know only the other day I made the mistake of thinking Gert Frobe was
the inventor of the Bullworker.Believe me its easy to do with those foreign
names.I read your post and despite correcting myself only days before I made the
same mistake again.

Gert F Koebel invented the Bullworker.Gert Frobe was the actor who played Auric
Goldfinger in Goldfinger.Maybe we {or at least me} are getting old.With a smile
Ed


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> > > I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
> > >
> > > Does anyone remember this exerciser.
> > >
> > > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about
40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.
> > >
> > In passing if anyone has an interest in another Pre -Bullworker exerciser
that looks very basic, a search for Z bar might educate or even amuse.Judging
from the box that I have have a picture of, it must have been brought out in the
early sixties when there was a bit of an isometrics craze.The box has written on
it...One minute a day will keep you physically fit through isometric exercises
with the new Z Bar.Elsewhere is written increase your strength in
weeks.....and.....Works wonders for the whole family.I have a picture of the
device itself and it has no moving parts as far as I can see.It is a z shaped
piece of chromed metal that is pulled on and possibly pushed as well.
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> > Despite the fact that I would think its about as rare as hens teeth.I have
seen one for sale on the net.Ed
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 07:20 PM

I believe Gert Frobe (sp?).

Re: Telepander Isometric Exerciser

> >> > I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.> > > > Does anyone remember this exerciser.> > > > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.> >> In passing if anyone has an interest in another Pre -Bullworker exerciser that looks very basic, a search for Z bar might educate or even amuse.Judging from the box that I have have a picture of, it must have been brought out in the early sixties when there was a bit of an isometrics craze.The box has written on it...One minute a day will keep you physically fit through isometric exercises with the new Z Bar.Elsewhere is written increase your strength in weeks.....and.....Works wonders for the whole family.I have a picture of the device itself and it has no moving parts as far as I can see.It is a z shaped piece of chromed metal that is pulled on and possibly pushed as well.> > Despite the fact that I would think its about as rare as hens teeth.I have seen one for sale on the net.Ed>

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 04:02 PM


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> I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
>
> Does anyone remember this exerciser.
>
> Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs
ago. But I haven't seen it since.
>
In passing if anyone has an interest in another Pre -Bullworker exerciser that
looks very basic, a search for Z bar might educate or even amuse.Judging from
the box that I have have a picture of, it must have been brought out in the
early sixties when there was a bit of an isometrics craze.The box has written on
it...One minute a day will keep you physically fit through isometric exercises
with the new Z Bar.Elsewhere is written increase your strength in
weeks.....and.....Works wonders for the whole family.I have a picture of the
device itself and it has no moving parts as far as I can see.It is a z shaped
piece of chromed metal that is pulled on and possibly pushed as well.

Despite the fact that I would think its about as rare as hens teeth.I have seen
one for sale on the net.Ed

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:52 AM

I dont remember it.However in the process of researching isometric exercisers I
did turn up a few references to it.Its certainly an interesting looking
device.With some difficulty I was eventually able to track down a few newspaper
adverts for the device.I am wondering why it is still not available today as I
would love to get my hands on one.I have in fact seen a vintage one for sale on
a foreign website.Ed


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> I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
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> Does anyone remember this exerciser.
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> Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs
ago. But I haven't seen it since.
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 05:49 PM

I have a telepander. Bought it many years ago. I never used it too much. Have kept it in the basement all these years. Not really sure what kind of shape it's in.

Re: Telepander Isometric Exerciser

>> I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.> > Does anyone remember this exerciser.> > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.>In passing if anyone has an interest in another Pre -Bullworker exerciser that looks very basic, a search for Z bar might educate or even amuse.Judging from the box that I have have a picture of, it must have been brought out in the early sixties when there was a bit of an isometrics craze.The box has written on it...One minute a day will keep you physically fit through isometric exercises with the new Z Bar.Elsewhere is written increase your strength in weeks.....and.....Works wonders for the whole family.I have a picture of the device itself and it has no moving parts as far as I can see.It is a z shaped piece of chromed metal that is pulled on and possibly pushed as well.Despite the fact that I would think its about as rare as hens teeth.I have seen one for sale on the net.Ed

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:10 PM


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> I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
>
> Does anyone remember this exerciser.
>
> Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs
ago. But I haven't seen it since.
>
Thanks.I just checked your picture out.Is the same as the one I found and have
saved.If anyone is interested in following this up because of its connection
both with isometrics and Bullworker there are a few adverts out there on the net
culled from old newspapers of the day.One I have saved reads.....Why do 10,000
men around the world use Telepander to build power-packed muscles.Ed

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 07:00 PM


> >
> > I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
> >
> > Does anyone remember this exerciser.
> >
> > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs
ago. But I haven't seen it since.
> >
> In passing if anyone has an interest in another Pre -Bullworker exerciser
that looks very basic, a search for Z bar might educate or even amuse.Judging
from the box that I have have a picture of, it must have been brought out in the
early sixties when there was a bit of an isometrics craze.The box has written on
it...One minute a day will keep you physically fit through isometric exercises
with the new Z Bar.Elsewhere is written increase your strength in
weeks.....and.....Works wonders for the whole family.I have a picture of the
device itself and it has no moving parts as far as I can see.It is a z shaped
piece of chromed metal that is pulled on and possibly pushed as well.
>
> Despite the fact that I would think its about as rare as hens teeth.I have
seen one for sale on the net.Ed
>

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

Wow, I can't believe you mentioned the Z Bar ... I have one! I bought it on ebay two or three years ago, and seem to remember paying around 5 dollars for it. It came in the original box, with an illustrated instruction chart enclosed. It says on the chart "Z" Bar Sales Corp. Box 2553, ton, W. Va. Copyright 1963 by Wilford R. . The chart shows an older gentleman in slacks, dress shirt and tie, performing the exercises. The first exercise is pulling out on each handle at chest level, then move the hands downward below the belt, then push in on bar and return to starting position. Another exercise shows him bending over with one handle under his right foot, pulling up with his right hand, then doing the same on the other side. Six exercises are shown in all, and all but two (the first one
and the last one -- holding the bar overhead and pulling out on the handles) are done on both sides. The ones done on both sides are counted separately, giving a total of "10" exercises.On the back of the chart it says:"Exercise without movement, one minute a day for physical fitness, strength, and health. Functional isometric contraction is a system of strength-building exercise without movement -- strength through the static resistance of the muscles. Development of tension without a change in muscle length is known as isometric or static contraction. Tension developed in a muscle is the stimulus necessary for strength improvement. Strength and tone of muscles can be developed through isometric contraction. Isometrics, as a form of physical fitness, means mental fitness too, means a more attractive body; and it means more endurance, more energy, and the expectancy of a longer and fuller life. To obtain a maximum of benefit it is
necessary to exert a maximum force against this immovable object. This maximum force is exerted for 6 to 12 seconds. A muscle can grow only so fast regardless of how many exercises you practice. It is possible that an average person can gain five percent a week in strength and in a twenty-week period can double in strength and will increase capillary action to forty percent. A momentary shortage of oxygen causes the tiny blood vessels, the capillaries, to grow stronger and with that the muscle grows stronger too. The muscle must be overloaded to cause it to increase in strength and muscle tone. This method is fairly new having been used in rehabilitation work and just come into its own in athletics in the last few years. It has been shown that an almost total retention of strength will be held for a year after a six-week training period. Muscular strength is attributed in part to the nervous system. The findings also indicate better relaxation because
of greater use of nervous pathways. Don't overwork. One repetition in each exercise is enough. Ten exercises six seconds each one minute per day. Your maximum goal is ten exercises twelve seconds each, once in the morning and once in the evening. Two minutes per day. There is no valid excuse in the future to be out of shape, out of muscle tone, to be fat, flabby when it is so easy to keep fit, strong, and healthy."It is indeed a *very* basic little device, but rather clever. It looks like a little silver bar, about a foot long, in the shape of a Z. The "handles", forming the top and bottom of the Z are about 4" long, with a heavy clear plastic tube around them and black rubber caps on the ends. To: bullworkerclub Sent: Sun, April 4, 2010 5:02:25 PMSubject: Re: Telepander Isometric Exerciser





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> I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
>
> Does anyone remember this exerciser.
>
> Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.
>
In passing if anyone has an interest in another Pre -Bullworker exerciser that looks very basic, a search for Z bar might educate or even amuse.Judging from the box that I have have a picture of, it must have been brought out in the early sixties when there was a bit of an isometrics craze.The box has written on it...One minute a day will keep you physically fit through isometric exercises with the new Z Bar.Elsewhere is written increase your strength in weeks.....and. ....Works wonders for the whole family.I have a picture of the device itself and it has no moving parts as far as I can see.It is a z shaped piece of chromed metal that is pulled on and possibly pushed as well.

Despite the fact that I would think its about as rare as hens teeth.I have seen one for sale on the net.Ed

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:21 AM


> >
> > I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
> >
> > Does anyone remember this exerciser.
> >
> > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs
ago. But I haven't seen it since.
> >
> In passing if anyone has an interest in another Pre -Bullworker exerciser that
looks very basic, a search for Z bar might educate or even amuse.Judging from
the box that I have have a picture of, it must have been brought out in the
early sixties when there was a bit of an isometrics craze.The box has written on
it...One minute a day will keep you physically fit through isometric exercises
with the new Z Bar.Elsewhere is written increase your strength in weeks.....and.
.....Works wonders for the whole family.I have a picture of the device itself and
it has no moving parts as far as I can see.It is a z shaped piece of chromed
metal that is pulled on and possibly pushed as well.
>
> Despite the fact that I would think its about as rare as hens teeth.I have
seen one for sale on the net.Ed
>

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 07:36 PM

Well Bob if he did that is certainly very interesting indeed as a bit of
Bullworker history.He certainly has been quite a creative force.Its late here in
the UK so I wont write any more.Thanks for that.Anyone else have any ideas
here?Ed


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> > > I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
> > >
> > > Does anyone remember this exerciser.
> > >
> > > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about
40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.
> > >
> > In passing if anyone has an interest in another Pre -Bullworker exerciser
that looks very basic, a search for Z bar might educate or even amuse.Judging
from the box that I have have a picture of, it must have been brought out in the
early sixties when there was a bit of an isometrics craze.The box has written on
it...One minute a day will keep you physically fit through isometric exercises
with the new Z Bar.Elsewhere is written increase your strength in
weeks.....and.....Works wonders for the whole family.I have a picture of the
device itself and it has no moving parts as far as I can see.It is a z shaped
piece of chromed metal that is pulled on and possibly pushed as well.
> >
> > Despite the fact that I would think its about as rare as hens teeth.I have
seen one for sale on the net.Ed
> >
>

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:12 PM

Thank Manoj,that is indeed the site I mentioned.Kind of you to put it on for all
of us in the forum.

The other black and white photograph was in fact attached to the posting that
started this whole ball rolling and we can thank fbiram for that,who is down in
Austalia.


> > > > >
> > > > > I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
> > > > >
> > > > > Does anyone remember this exerciser.
> > > > >
> > > > > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about
> > > > 40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > There been quite a lot of traffic on this topic so here is something in
> > > > addition to the excellent photo you have given us.It a bit more history
> > in
> > > > terms of photos.I did a search on Google and on page 2 found an auction
> > site
> > > > in Sweden which has several more pictures of a Telepander.Search just
> > the
> > > > word Telepander,find page 2 and look down till you see
> > kulttrainingredskap
> > > > and some more writing.Click on translate and you will find pics.
> > > >
> > > > I am pretty incompetent with computers so perhaps some kind person
> > might
> > > > like to copy and send to this site to join the other historical
> > pic.Have
> > > > fun.Ed
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> > > >
> > > >
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:19 AM

Thanks Manoj,I had seen this one earlier.The one I refer to was Swedish as I
checked the auction site on Wiki.If you can find that one also it would be great
as it shows one of the devices in action in a move that looks like a Bullworker
type one.

Thanks again however as it gives readers to the forum an idea not only about
what we are talking about but an idea that predated Bullworker but relates to it
as a bit of history.

By the way the the Telepander on the Swedish site sold for just under a hundred
UK pounds, so that might interest those that have them.Ed


> > >
> > > I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
> > >
> > > Does anyone remember this exerciser.
> > >
> > > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about
> > 40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.
> > >
> >
> > There been quite a lot of traffic on this topic so here is something in
> > addition to the excellent photo you have given us.It a bit more history in
> > terms of photos.I did a search on Google and on page 2 found an auction site
> > in Sweden which has several more pictures of a Telepander.Search just the
> > word Telepander,find page 2 and look down till you see kulttrainingredskap
> > and some more writing.Click on translate and you will find pics.
> >
> > I am pretty incompetent with computers so perhaps some kind person might
> > like to copy and send to this site to join the other historical pic.Have
> > fun.Ed
> >
> >
> >
>

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:10 AM


>
> I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
>
> Does anyone remember this exerciser.
>
> Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs
ago. But I haven't seen it since.
>

There been quite a lot of traffic on this topic so here is something in addition
to the excellent photo you have given us.It a bit more history in terms of
photos.I did a search on Google and on page 2 found an auction site in Sweden
which has several more pictures of a Telepander.Search just the word
Telepander,find page 2 and look down till you see kulttrainingredskap and some
more writing.Click on translate and you will find pics.

I am pretty incompetent with computers so perhaps some kind person might like to
copy and send to this site to join the other historical pic.Have fun.Ed

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:45 AM

I found this, I think it's in Dutch.http://sport.marktpl...telepander.html
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>
> I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
>
> Does anyone remember this exerciser.
>
> Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about 40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.
>

There been quite a lot of traffic on this topic so here is something in addition to the excellent photo you have given us.It a bit more history in terms of photos.I did a search on Google and on page 2 found an auction site in Sweden which has several more pictures of a Telepander.Search just the word Telepander,find page 2 and look down till you see kulttrainingredskap and some more writing.Click on translate and you will find pics.

I am pretty incompetent with computers so perhaps some kind person might like to copy and send to this site to join the other historical pic.Have fun.Ed

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:51 AM

I think this is the one you mean Ed:http://translate.goo...fMU&sa=N&rls=en
If you scroll down there is a photo of the Telepander being used " Bullworker style " .I also found this:http://clarkhatchimages.com/
Check the second row of images.Cheers,Manojhttp://www.inkbugdesign.comQuality Book Cover Design, Logos, Cartoons and More


 



Thanks Manoj,I had seen this one earlier.The one I refer to was Swedish as I checked the auction site on Wiki.If you can find that one also it would be great as it shows one of the devices in action in a move that looks like a Bullworker type one.

Thanks again however as it gives readers to the forum an idea not only about what we are talking about but an idea that predated Bullworker but relates to it as a bit of history.

By the way the the Telepander on the Swedish site sold for just under a hundred UK pounds, so that might interest those that have them.Ed


> > >
> > > I've just uploaded a photo of a Telepander.
> > >
> > > Does anyone remember this exerciser.
> > >
> > > Here in Australia it was sold by Bullworker Service going back about
> > 40yrs ago. But I haven't seen it since.
> > >
> >
> > There been quite a lot of traffic on this topic so here is something in
> > addition to the excellent photo you have given us.It a bit more history in
> > terms of photos.I did a search on Google and on page 2 found an auction site
> > in Sweden which has several more pictures of a Telepander.Search just the
> > word Telepander,find page 2 and look down till you see kulttrainingredskap
> > and some more writing.Click on translate and you will find pics.
> >
> > I am pretty incompetent with computers so perhaps some kind person might
> > like to copy and send to this site to join the other historical pic.Have
> > fun.Ed
> >
> >
> >
>



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