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Steel Bending
Captain Bob Anderson – Little Sampson

Captain Bob Anderson – Little Sampson

We managed to dig up more info on the fairly obscure strongman Captain Bob Anderson. Captain Bob got his first taste of fame as a Hollywood stuntman where he specialized in crashing planes. As as stuntman, his work appeared in a number of pictures in the early 1930’s...

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Franco The Steel Bender

Franco The Steel Bender

Franco Columbu won a whole host of top bodybuilding titles including multiple wins as Mr. Universe (1970, and 1971) and Mr. Olympia (1976, 1981). Though a bodybuilder, Franco was also incredibly strong in fact, with a deadlift of nearly 800 pounds (at a bodyweight of...

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Hercules Dansereau

Hercules Dansereau

There’s no shortage of strongmen in Canada, some you know well and some you do not. Here’s a fellow you haven’t heard of: Hercules Dansereau. He was a circus strongman for a number of years but later quit that life to become a street car conductor in Montreal. Here he...

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Alexandre Bedock

Alexandre Bedock

Alexandre Bedock was the steel bending AND boxing champion of South Africa, circa 1904. It’s also not hard to see how proficiency in one of those disciplines will assist in success in the other.

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Simon Hertzberg

Simon Hertzberg

Here’s a strongman you’ve never heard of: Simon Hertzberg was a carpenter from Denmark who also happened to practice feats of strength in his spare time. Cutting, sawing, and joining wood in his “day job” gave Hertzberg and excellent base of strength, especially in...

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Tag:
Steel Bending
Captain Bob Anderson – Little Sampson

Captain Bob Anderson – Little Sampson

We managed to dig up more info on the fairly obscure strongman Captain Bob Anderson. Captain Bob got his first taste of fame as a Hollywood stuntman where he specialized in crashing planes. As as stuntman, his work appeared in a number of pictures in the early 1930’s...

read more
Franco The Steel Bender

Franco The Steel Bender

Franco Columbu won a whole host of top bodybuilding titles including multiple wins as Mr. Universe (1970, and 1971) and Mr. Olympia (1976, 1981). Though a bodybuilder, Franco was also incredibly strong in fact, with a deadlift of nearly 800 pounds (at a bodyweight of...

read more
Hercules Dansereau

Hercules Dansereau

There’s no shortage of strongmen in Canada, some you know well and some you do not. Here’s a fellow you haven’t heard of: Hercules Dansereau. He was a circus strongman for a number of years but later quit that life to become a street car conductor in Montreal. Here he...

read more
Alexandre Bedock

Alexandre Bedock

Alexandre Bedock was the steel bending AND boxing champion of South Africa, circa 1904. It’s also not hard to see how proficiency in one of those disciplines will assist in success in the other.

read more
Simon Hertzberg

Simon Hertzberg

Here’s a strongman you’ve never heard of: Simon Hertzberg was a carpenter from Denmark who also happened to practice feats of strength in his spare time. Cutting, sawing, and joining wood in his “day job” gave Hertzberg and excellent base of strength, especially in...

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