Get Tiger Power!

Get Tiger Power!

Another great exerciser gizmo advertisement from out of the back of a comic book, circa, 1943. I mean who wouldn’t want to save up their paper route money to get some Tiger Power? And just look at all the cool stuff you get: a chest expander, a doorway gym, hand...

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Isokinetics!

Isokinetics!

Isokinetics is a fancy word describing a form of muscular contraction where movement is at a constant constant speed, no matter how much force is applied. Coaches always loved isokinetic machines because they were cheap and manufacturers loved isokinetic machines...

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Eugen Sandow

Eugen Sandow

Eugen Sandow was the prototypical strongman, the first true strength Superstar and can rightfully be called “The Man who Started it All.” Sandow thrilled audiences all over the world with his classical physique…

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The McKeever Twins

The McKeever Twins

A look at the McKeever twins on the cover of the September/October 1960 issue of Walt Marcyan’s Physical Power Magazine. At the University of Southern California, The McKeever twins, Mike and Marlin were the first twins to achieve All-American status (Mike as a guard...

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Baillargeon’s Backlift

Baillargeon’s Backlift

Here’s a rare shot of Adrian Baillargeon (of the great Baillargeon Brothers of Quebec), performing a backlift of well over 3000 pounds. Adrian and  also a pro wrestler where he was billed as "Le Grand Francais," a fitting title considering he stood 6' 6" and was man...

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Dr. Ken Leistner: Lugging and Loading

Dr. Ken Leistner: Lugging and Loading

A tip of the hat to our good friend Dr. Ken Leistner on what would have been his 75th birthday if he were still with us. Here’s Doc during a typical “lugging and loading” workout up and down the driveway at 54 Fletcher Avenue — probably scaring the neighbors, as...

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