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Peary Rader and The Magic Circle

Peary Rader and The Magic Circle

THE MAGIC CIRCLE– FOR MAGIC RESULTS – The most satisfactory device yet found for doing quarter, half and full squats — for doing Hise Shoulder Shrugs and other heavy poundage exercises where weight is held on shoulders. It has made squatting a pleasure by removing the...

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The Original Dr. Ken Log Bar

The Original Dr. Ken Log Bar

Here’s a look at one of the original ideas behind Dr. Ken’s Log Bar — an actual log with handles cut into it. This “log” was patterned on an unusual parallel-handled bar used for pressing movements that Dr. Ken trained with down in Lake Helen, Florida when he worked...

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Whipper Watson Dumbbell Handle

Whipper Watson Dumbbell Handle

Whipper Watson weight plates are pretty rare, but doubly so are the Whipper Watson dumbbell handles for said plates. Having his name cast in the handle served the double function of marking the brand but also the raised letters offered a more secure grip, similar to...

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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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York Olympic Barbell Speedlock Collars

York Olympic Barbell Speedlock Collars

Hard to believe that York Barbell Speedlock collars like these are collector’s items and all but impossible to find these days. Be that as it may, a high-quality set of collars is still integral to every weight room. Your plates need to stay put on your barbell during...

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The Hammer Strength Wrist Curl

The Hammer Strength Wrist Curl

There’s no question that the traditional barbell wrist curl has been and can be a very effective method for building wrist strength — but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon. This nifty piece of training equipment from Hammer Strength offers a few interesting...

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York Deep-Dish 45-Pound Barbell Plates

York Deep-Dish 45-Pound Barbell Plates

This is what 45-pound barbell plates looked like way back in the day. If you have some, count yourself lucky, they started disappearing in the 1960’s when The York Barbell Company came out with a more streamlined plate (they could only fit so many of these on a bar...

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Tag:
Equipment
Peary Rader and The Magic Circle

Peary Rader and The Magic Circle

THE MAGIC CIRCLE– FOR MAGIC RESULTS – The most satisfactory device yet found for doing quarter, half and full squats — for doing Hise Shoulder Shrugs and other heavy poundage exercises where weight is held on shoulders. It has made squatting a pleasure by removing the...

read more
The Original Dr. Ken Log Bar

The Original Dr. Ken Log Bar

Here’s a look at one of the original ideas behind Dr. Ken’s Log Bar — an actual log with handles cut into it. This “log” was patterned on an unusual parallel-handled bar used for pressing movements that Dr. Ken trained with down in Lake Helen, Florida when he worked...

read more
Whipper Watson Dumbbell Handle

Whipper Watson Dumbbell Handle

Whipper Watson weight plates are pretty rare, but doubly so are the Whipper Watson dumbbell handles for said plates. Having his name cast in the handle served the double function of marking the brand but also the raised letters offered a more secure grip, similar to...

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
York Olympic Barbell Speedlock Collars

York Olympic Barbell Speedlock Collars

Hard to believe that York Barbell Speedlock collars like these are collector’s items and all but impossible to find these days. Be that as it may, a high-quality set of collars is still integral to every weight room. Your plates need to stay put on your barbell during...

read more
The Hammer Strength Wrist Curl

The Hammer Strength Wrist Curl

There’s no question that the traditional barbell wrist curl has been and can be a very effective method for building wrist strength — but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon. This nifty piece of training equipment from Hammer Strength offers a few interesting...

read more
York Deep-Dish 45-Pound Barbell Plates

York Deep-Dish 45-Pound Barbell Plates

This is what 45-pound barbell plates looked like way back in the day. If you have some, count yourself lucky, they started disappearing in the 1960’s when The York Barbell Company came out with a more streamlined plate (they could only fit so many of these on a bar...

read more