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Globe Dumbbell
Risa Bey

Risa Bey

Risa Bey, the pride of Constantinople, performed all manner of strength arts, bodybuilding wrestling, gymnastics, and acrobatics in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, we know little else about Risa Bey other than a series of post cards which illustrated his...

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When Ya Gotta Add Weight

When Ya Gotta Add Weight

Don’t know the full story here but when ya gotta add weight, oftentimes you’ll need to be resourceful. Unfortunately we have no further details on this chap but we dig his style.

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Raoul le Boucher

Raoul le Boucher

Raoul le Boucher (The Butcher) as he looked in later 1901 as the heavyweight wrestling champion of France. This shot was taken in Paul Pons’ gym in Paris. The vast majority of the images of famous strongmen and wrestlers were taken here in the early 20th century as it...

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Charles MacMahon’s Bent-Press

Charles MacMahon’s Bent-Press

A classic shot of the great Charles MacMahon bent-pressing an excellent 14-inch exhibition bell at the Milo Bar Bell Company show room, circa 1916. In the original publication of this photograph, MacMahon’s tricep impressive development was highlighted — an almost...

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Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky, also known as Alexander Vladimirovich Znamensky, and pictured here with an awesome globe dumbbell, was another great (but somewhat little known) circus strongman, wrestler, and weightlifter from early 20th century Russia. Moor-Znamensky is...

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Chuck Ahrens and Bert Elliott

Chuck Ahrens and Bert Elliott

A couple west coast weightlifting legends: Chuck Ahrens (left) and Bert Elliott (right) Ahrens was a man of mysterious strength who could easily press a pair of 165. lb. dumbbells. Elliott was a champion weightlifter who specialized on the bent press. At their feet is...

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Tag:
Globe Dumbbell
Risa Bey

Risa Bey

Risa Bey, the pride of Constantinople, performed all manner of strength arts, bodybuilding wrestling, gymnastics, and acrobatics in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, we know little else about Risa Bey other than a series of post cards which illustrated his...

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When Ya Gotta Add Weight

When Ya Gotta Add Weight

Don’t know the full story here but when ya gotta add weight, oftentimes you’ll need to be resourceful. Unfortunately we have no further details on this chap but we dig his style.

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Raoul le Boucher

Raoul le Boucher

Raoul le Boucher (The Butcher) as he looked in later 1901 as the heavyweight wrestling champion of France. This shot was taken in Paul Pons’ gym in Paris. The vast majority of the images of famous strongmen and wrestlers were taken here in the early 20th century as it...

read more
Charles MacMahon’s Bent-Press

Charles MacMahon’s Bent-Press

A classic shot of the great Charles MacMahon bent-pressing an excellent 14-inch exhibition bell at the Milo Bar Bell Company show room, circa 1916. In the original publication of this photograph, MacMahon’s tricep impressive development was highlighted — an almost...

read more
Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky

Williams Moor-Znamensky, also known as Alexander Vladimirovich Znamensky, and pictured here with an awesome globe dumbbell, was another great (but somewhat little known) circus strongman, wrestler, and weightlifter from early 20th century Russia. Moor-Znamensky is...

read more
Chuck Ahrens and Bert Elliott

Chuck Ahrens and Bert Elliott

A couple west coast weightlifting legends: Chuck Ahrens (left) and Bert Elliott (right) Ahrens was a man of mysterious strength who could easily press a pair of 165. lb. dumbbells. Elliott was a champion weightlifter who specialized on the bent press. At their feet is...

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