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Which Oldtime Strongman are You?

The Mighty Atom Eugene Sandow George Hackenschmidt They’re all great oldtime strongmen…but you’ll notice they have different builds. Which one are you like? While everyone spouts that they have the best training system, is it true for you? The lack of understanding about constitutional types is one of the biggest problems with the training industry […]

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Maxick the Superman by Edward Aston

The following is an article written by Edward Aston, regarding the muscle control expert Maxick. In 1909 Maxick descended on London like a meteor in a flash of physical glory, and dazzled us with his most remarkable muscular achievements. He was so very different from what we had been used to, and so very much […]

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Getting Started in Modern and Oldtime Strongman

Christopher (no relation) asks: What are some good resources for a person who’s never done strongman training to get started? There’s alot of info out there and it can get a little overwhelming. Any help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks for your time! First of all it’s important to distinguish “strongman” further and this is […]

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The Giant of Luxemburg by George F. Jowett

The following article comes from famous strongman George F. Jowett. Herr Stauffer, we will call him, was a circus proprietor of portly proportions fed by the genius that knew how to serve attractive performances to a people whose prosaic lives and deductive minds found gladness in the masterly performance of superb feats of strength. On […]

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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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Victor DeLamarre

French Canadian strongman and weightlifter Victor DeLamarre was born in 1888 in Quebec and he stood at just 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighted only 150 pounds. DeLamarre is best known for bent pressing 309.5 lb in a theater in Montreal, breaking Louis Cyr’s record and setting a new one. This deceptively strong man […]

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Paul Anderson, The Mighty Young Apollo

He nearly died several times while performing, broke 30 world records in feats of strength, held 50 weightlifting records, got injured dozens of time and you’ll barely find anything about him online. The Man You Cannot Hang, the God of Steel, the Mighty Young Apollo, The Greatest Strongman of the Century – so many names […]

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How to Combine Bodyweight and Oldtime Strongman Training

The other day I received a question about how to combine bodyweight and oldtime strongman training. Since I hadn’t specifically covered that topic before I thought it was worth doing an in-depth article on it. I guess that makes this the third article in a series. The first one was a big article about a […]

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Pyotr Kryloff

Pyotr Kryloff

Pyotr Kryloff was a strongman, wrestler and athlete who lived from 1871 to 1933. He was best known as The King of Kettlebells, performing incredible feats of strength using kettlebells on a circus stage. Pyotr (also known as Pierre) was born in Moscow and his father was an avid fan of physical culture and sports […]

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Gus Hill

Gus Hill was a strongman most famous for Indian clubs performances  born in 1858 in New York. Gus was rather slim by today’s standards, as he stood 5’8″ weighing 148lbs. Apart from mastering Indian clubs, Gus was involved in wrestling and boxing and that’s how he made his first public appearances. These were in a […]

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