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Max Unger

Max Unger, better known by his stage name Lionel Strongfort, started his career way back in 1897 when he was most popular for the Human Bridge Act. About fifteen years later, following the end of his stage career, he successfully launched a mail order course called “Strongfortism” which has been featured in numerous popular publications all over the world.

Max Unger

Max Unger

In this correspondence course Max Unger presented detailed instructions on bodyweight exercises, movements as well as a couple of light-weight dumbbells workouts. What’s even more impressive is that he would send a pair of dumbbells along with the course!

Course plus dumbbells in your mail!

Course plus dumbbells in your mail!

 

The Human Bridge Act as performed at the New York Hippodrome, New York City, and in London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, and all the leading cities of the world. Note that Lionel Strongfort has no support of any kind under his back, shoulders, or legs, which are tricks resorted to by many who try to imitate feats of strength.

Human Bridge Act by Max Unger

Human Bridge Act by Max Unger aka Lionel Strongfort

Max Unger lifting over head a barbell weighing 312 pounds

Max Unger lifting over head a barbell weighing 312 pounds

 

He also wrote a book “Strongfort – Intelligence in Physical Culture” which focuses on topics like Body Culture, Symmetrical Development, Work vs. Exercise, Complete vs. Incomplete Movements and much more.

Max Unger was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by Admin

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