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J.C. Tolson

Famous Yorkshire strongman J.C. Tolson took his stage name (The Mighty Young Apollon) from his own idol, Louis Uni – Apollon the Mighty, who was most famous for his grip strength. The Mighty Young Apollon had a great grip strength himself, as he managed to lift a 65 lbs lead block with his thumb and finger alone. He  also wrote a famous book on Strength Secrets.

Check out various feats of strength by J.C. Tolson below.

The Young Might Apollon breaking very long steel nail - in very awkward position

The Young Might Apollon breaking very long steel nail – in a very awkward position!

 

The Young Mighty Apollon lifting enormous girder weighing 300 pounds

The Young Mighty Apollon lifting enormous girder weighing 300 pounds

 

Steel bending

Steel bending

 

L.A. Chappel, pupil of Apollon, setting the world's amateur heavy weight record with 448lbs

L.A. Chappel, pupil of Apollon, setting the world’s amateur heavy weight record with 448lbs

J.C. Tolson playing tug of war with 20 men on each side

J.C. Tolson playing tug of war with 20 men on each side

Nail Bending Technique by Apollon

Nail Bending Technique by Apollon

 

 

J.C. Tolson was last modified: March 20th, 2014 by Admin

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