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Old 09-05-2004, 11:14 AM   #1
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Found this pic of a new york gym, circa 1927.http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/21/5201.jpg
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Old 09-05-2004, 01:04 PM   #2
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I've seen that picture before, but never that large. I wonder if they climbed the ladders like ropes, without their feet. That would be a good exercise.

I see three pommel horses, and I wonder if the stands by the ladders are vaults? I'm sure someone here knows better than me, but I think gymnastics as it is practiced now was pioneered in Prussia (or somewhere in the German area) as an all-around conditioning system.
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Old 09-05-2004, 02:55 PM   #3
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Imagine some O-lifting platforms on the camera side...this is what our new facility will look like in a few months! Great photo James, thank you!
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Old 09-05-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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This is what I dream of when I sleep at night! I hope to one day open my own. Robb, please be certain to post pics of your new digs!

Cheers, James
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Old 09-05-2004, 09:17 PM   #5
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Will do!
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Old 09-06-2004, 12:40 AM   #6
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That's a sweet gym. I see kettlebells, medicine balls, stall bars, climbing ropes, about 5 sets of rings, pommel horses and a few pommel horse trainers and I think I see a vault in the far left background. It's hard to see all the way into the far left corner, but unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, I think those are standard barbells (globes).
I have heard a few different stories behind this photo. Some say it is the New York Health Club and others say it is at a University. As for the time, I have heard 1920-1930. In any case, it's very cool.

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Old 09-06-2004, 06:53 AM   #7
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Hey Tyler!

I'm not certain if you are the same Tyler from the power rings website, but I've been trying to get in touch with you via email to order a set of rings. Are they still available? I see on the site that they are listed as sold out.

Thanks, James
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