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Block Weights
Manuel Egreja

Manuel Egreja

Manuel Egreja was a strength enthusiast from Portugal who was featured with his excellent selection of gear in an issue of Professor Desbonnet’s “La Culture Physique” in 1904. Interestingly, well over a century later, you still don’t need much more than what is...

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Cafe Des Indes

Cafe Des Indes

Images of strength have been used for promotional purposes for years. Here’s a French advertisement for Indian Coffee that dates to 1901. This strong fellow — evidently named Mr. Lefort — is hefting a globe dumbbell and some French blockweights. Needless to say, their...

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Block Weights!

Block Weights!

The oldtime strongmen lifted just about any weight they could get their hands on. Shown here is a block weight, an obvious precursor to the kettlebell. Block weights (also sometimes referred to as scale weights) were originally used for measurement purposes though...

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Tag:
Block Weights
Manuel Egreja

Manuel Egreja

Manuel Egreja was a strength enthusiast from Portugal who was featured with his excellent selection of gear in an issue of Professor Desbonnet’s “La Culture Physique” in 1904. Interestingly, well over a century later, you still don’t need much more than what is...

read more
Cafe Des Indes

Cafe Des Indes

Images of strength have been used for promotional purposes for years. Here’s a French advertisement for Indian Coffee that dates to 1901. This strong fellow — evidently named Mr. Lefort — is hefting a globe dumbbell and some French blockweights. Needless to say, their...

read more
Block Weights!

Block Weights!

The oldtime strongmen lifted just about any weight they could get their hands on. Shown here is a block weight, an obvious precursor to the kettlebell. Block weights (also sometimes referred to as scale weights) were originally used for measurement purposes though...

read more