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Joe Nordquest

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Joe Nordquest was a classic strongman back in the early part of last century. He was the brother of ‘The Young Sandow’ Alfred Nordquest. Here are some of his hand balancing exploits. From Klein’s Bell in November of 1931: Joe Nordquest performed a one hand stand and with the free …

Saxon, Sandow and others want to help you

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I got an idea for something that hasn’t been done before in this field and it really got me excited. You know, there’s a goldmine of strength training and physical culture information left behind by some of the strongest men that ever walked this earth. Ripe for the taking. But …

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Phonebook Tearing Battle

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I haven’t spent much time on phonebook tearing recently. Simply because some of my other feats need more work, like tearing decks of cards. But I’d still throw it into my workouts every once in a while. Most of the time this was at the end and I’d use a …

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Feats of Strength on the Road

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Been traveling around the past week and a half. Nowadays it seems there is something that is always of staple of me doing that. And that is performing a few feats of strength for others. I did a few here and there, but there was one night down in Huntington …

Impeccable Technique

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Last night saw the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. And what a Games it was! Sad to say its all over now. But at least I’ll be getting more down now that I’m back to not watching several hours of TV every single day. Anyway, I was watching a bit …

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Old-Time Strongmen Seminar Part 1

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Where do I begin? How about a brief synopsis. I was in Houston to learn from one of the strongest men in the world, Dennis Rogers. Even among the students there we had some very strong guys. Like ‘The Human Vise’ Pat Povilaitis, Mike ‘The Machine’ Bruce, and Chris ‘As …

Dennis Rogers' Strongman Seminar

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Just flew into Texas. Here to learn from one of the strongest men in world. Dennis Rogers is putting on a seminar to teach the art and business of strongman. He is labeled as pound-for-pound the strongest man in the world at the feats he performs. Having seen videos of …

Double Progressive Training

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People like to make things more complicated than they have to be, especially when it comes to training. I can understand calculating percentages and cycles and whatnot for the competitive athletes at the very top, but what about for the rest of us? In my opinion none of that’s necessary. …

A Talk with John Brookfield

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Was on the phone with John Brookfield yesterday. We had an extremely interesting and enlightening conversation. If you don’t know who John Brookfield is let me fill you in. He’s strong. Really strong. And not just in his grip (though he’s written not THE but THE TWO books on hand …