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Pierre Gasnier

Pierre Gasnier was a famous french strongman and a member of Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1890’s, who use to perform various feats of strength, some of which were quite unusual. Aside from regular feats of strength like tearing a deck of cards in half, Pierre used to break chains around his chest while expanding his rib cage.  This extraordinary strongman was amazingly strong for his size – he could lift a 260 pounds dumbbell over his head even though he was weighing 143 lbs and stood only 5’ 3 tall, which is quite impressive.

Pierre Gasnier

Pierre Gasnier breaking chains with his rib cage

Gasnier in the low position of the bent press

Gasnier in the low position of the bent press

Pierre Gasnier posing in front of a primitive barbell

Pierre Gasnier posing in front of a primitive barbell

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Pierre Gasnier was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by Admin

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One Response to Pierre Gasnier

  1. Ken Russell April 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    I would not mind learning how to break chains around my chest.

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