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German Strongman
Waldo Corthes

Waldo Corthes

Waldo Corthes, a German Variety entertainer, is shown here allowing a Volkswagen to run over his pillow-covered head. Many strongmen have been “run over” by a car but this one is a first. Corthes didn’t even blink and apparently suffered no ill effect. This feat took...

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Hans Steyrer: The Bavarian Hercules

Hans Steyrer: The Bavarian Hercules

“The Bavarian Hercules” Hans Steyrer is shown here with his signature lift: a one-finger lift of a heavy stone block, usually 500 pounds or more, combined with a muscle-out of a 50-pound kettlebell. Either one of these feats would be impressive by themselves, but...

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Fred Rollon

Fred Rollon

There's more to building super strength than just slingin' iron... The great German Strongman Fred Rollon, known as "The Human Anatomy Chart" developed his incredible condition primarily through training with chest expanders and rubber cables. Rollon was undefeated at...

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Louis Durlacher – “Professor Attila”

Louis Durlacher – “Professor Attila”

The man who originated globe barbells, the Roman Chair, the art of tearing playing cards and who discovered Eugen Sandow was Louis Durlacher, also known professionally as "Professor Attila." Attila essentially "invented" the bent-press and became the first man to...

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Tag:
German Strongman
Waldo Corthes

Waldo Corthes

Waldo Corthes, a German Variety entertainer, is shown here allowing a Volkswagen to run over his pillow-covered head. Many strongmen have been “run over” by a car but this one is a first. Corthes didn’t even blink and apparently suffered no ill effect. This feat took...

read more
Hans Steyrer: The Bavarian Hercules

Hans Steyrer: The Bavarian Hercules

“The Bavarian Hercules” Hans Steyrer is shown here with his signature lift: a one-finger lift of a heavy stone block, usually 500 pounds or more, combined with a muscle-out of a 50-pound kettlebell. Either one of these feats would be impressive by themselves, but...

read more
Fred Rollon

Fred Rollon

There's more to building super strength than just slingin' iron... The great German Strongman Fred Rollon, known as "The Human Anatomy Chart" developed his incredible condition primarily through training with chest expanders and rubber cables. Rollon was undefeated at...

read more
Louis Durlacher – “Professor Attila”

Louis Durlacher – “Professor Attila”

The man who originated globe barbells, the Roman Chair, the art of tearing playing cards and who discovered Eugen Sandow was Louis Durlacher, also known professionally as "Professor Attila." Attila essentially "invented" the bent-press and became the first man to...

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