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How To Tear A Deck Of Cards In Half

In the video below you’ll discover how to tear a deck of cards in half using one of the most popular styles. First of all, you’ll need to grab a deck of cards and hold it straight across with one hand. The cards should be positioned between the knuckle of your index finger and the […]

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3 Exercises to do with a Big Tire

Part of being strong is about using your creativity. What can you do with a single tool? There are many exercises to be done with the big tire and I’d like to give you three of those I found the most useful. Tire flips – you probably already knew about this one as a classic […]

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Odd Haugen Lifts Inch Dumbbell 65 Times

Doing special strength challenges is half the fun of being strong. Odd Haugen appears to think so too. One of the legends of the strongman world Odd set out for a record on his 65th birthday, to lift the unliftable dumbbell 65 times. He turned a feat of grip strength that few can do into […]

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When Apollon Became Angry by George F. Jowett

The following is an article by George Jowett, the author of The Key to Might and Muscle,  that was originally published in Klein’s Bell. Pierre Bonnes, the great French strength athlete and professor of physical culture, the man whom every professional strongman met with a tremor in his heart! To be accepted or praised by […]

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Develop Strong Grip With a Help of Edward Aston

Another article from the Strongman Profile series at Breaking Muscle has just been published. Strongman Profile: Edward Aston Teaches the Basics of Grip Strength Edward Aston is not one of the better-known old-time strongmen, but he deserves to be. Aston beat out Maxick for the World’s Middle-Weight-Lifting Championship in 1910. The following year, he won […]

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Bent Press with a dumbbell by John Young Smith

John Y. Smith

John Y. Smith was a strongman born in 1866 who lost both parents at the age of four. He spent next 25 years working on ships where he grew up, only to retired at the age of 29 and start weightlifting a year later. Unlike most oldtime strongmen, John Y. Smith didn’t start training as […]

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George Zottman

George Zottman was a strongman born in 1867 in Philadelphia who set numerous records, some of which still haven’t been broken, like the dumbbell press. George was able to clean & press 175 pounds heavy dumbbell while sitting on a chair, which is something no one else managed to achieve since then. He was The […]

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How to Get Started in Grip Training

If you are looking to get started in grip training at home, there are many affordable (or even free) options. Most people will start with hand grippers, even though they are not so effective for developing grip strength for other things you might need, as they quite specific. However, if you are just getting started […]

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Ian Mac Batchelor

Ian Mac Batchelor was a strongman and arm wrestler born in Scotland. At the age of 5, his family moved to the US and that’s where he became famous. Mac was most famous among wrist-wrestling champions, but his strength in other areas was incredible as well. Believe it or not, Mighty Mac has never lost […]

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Angus MacAskill

Angus MacAskill was one of the tallest man in history (without growth abnormalities) born in Scotland in 1825. He was officially added to the Guinness Book of Worlds Records in 1981 as the tallest man in recorded history (7ft 9in) and a man with the biggest chest measurements (80 inches!). MacAskill started growing fast in […]

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