As a devoted weightlifter and physical culturalist, Coulter sought out and collected training guides produced by many of the world’s best-known strongmen, bodybuilders, and trainers. In 1922, K.V. Iyer opened the first Western style gym in India, in Bangalore. He was renowned for his beautifully balanced and developed body, achieved through a mixture of bodybuilding and yoga. Click on the button below to read through a selection of his “Physical Training through Correspondence”.

Click here to read an excerpt about Iyer, in Iron Game History, from the book The Path of Modern Yoga: The History of a Modern Spiritual Practice, written by Elliot Goldberg.

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