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Joe Louis ~ Pushups

Joe Louis ~ Pushups

In 1942, the great boxer Joe Louis enlisted into the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Riley, Kansas for 13 weeks of basic training. Here he performs pushups with fellow troopers at the Cavalry Replacement Training Center on July 13, 1942. Louis was a member of a horse...

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Henry Cooper’s Bridge

Henry Cooper’s Bridge

British Heavyweight Boxer Bert Cooper is shown here doing neck bridges during a workout in December of 1960. Less than a week later, Cooper defeated Alex Miteff on points after 10 rounds at Wembley Arena. You’ll find other boxers similarly training their necks here...

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Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis, who we have covered several times on this blog, had an incredibly colorful career as a vaudeville strongman, wrestler and boxer. Very much to his credit, Lessis was constantly featured in the newspapers performing unusual feats of strength. Here' s a rare...

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Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey

A look at the great boxer Tom Sharkey, circa 1898, at the time he held the world heavyweight title. Not sure if Sharkey ever even lifted a weight but he certainly did train as evident by his series of physical culture lessons that he authored for The Police Gazette...

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Tag:
Boxer
Joe Louis ~ Pushups

Joe Louis ~ Pushups

In 1942, the great boxer Joe Louis enlisted into the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Riley, Kansas for 13 weeks of basic training. Here he performs pushups with fellow troopers at the Cavalry Replacement Training Center on July 13, 1942. Louis was a member of a horse...

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Henry Cooper’s Bridge

Henry Cooper’s Bridge

British Heavyweight Boxer Bert Cooper is shown here doing neck bridges during a workout in December of 1960. Less than a week later, Cooper defeated Alex Miteff on points after 10 rounds at Wembley Arena. You’ll find other boxers similarly training their necks here...

read more
Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis and His Cannon

Gust Lessis, who we have covered several times on this blog, had an incredibly colorful career as a vaudeville strongman, wrestler and boxer. Very much to his credit, Lessis was constantly featured in the newspapers performing unusual feats of strength. Here' s a rare...

read more
Tom Sharkey

Tom Sharkey

A look at the great boxer Tom Sharkey, circa 1898, at the time he held the world heavyweight title. Not sure if Sharkey ever even lifted a weight but he certainly did train as evident by his series of physical culture lessons that he authored for The Police Gazette...

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