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Globe Dumbbells
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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Clubs and Globes

Clubs and Globes

Don't the the story with these gents posing with their gear probably some time in the late 1800s-early 1900s.  They've got in going on and they know it.  Even a hundred years later a good set of Indian clubs  and a couple dumbbells and a barbell are all you need to...

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German Athletic Sports Club, 1909

German Athletic Sports Club, 1909

A look at the Athletic Sports Club Zelisheim (Germany), and their awesome training equipment, circa 1909. As was typical of the day, this sports club taught wrestling as well as weight lifting. Note the squared handles of their kettlebells — a typical feature of...

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Tag:
Globe Dumbbells
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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Clubs and Globes

Clubs and Globes

Don't the the story with these gents posing with their gear probably some time in the late 1800s-early 1900s.  They've got in going on and they know it.  Even a hundred years later a good set of Indian clubs  and a couple dumbbells and a barbell are all you need to...

read more
German Athletic Sports Club, 1909

German Athletic Sports Club, 1909

A look at the Athletic Sports Club Zelisheim (Germany), and their awesome training equipment, circa 1909. As was typical of the day, this sports club taught wrestling as well as weight lifting. Note the squared handles of their kettlebells — a typical feature of...

read more