Tommy Price Swings The Clubs

Tommy Price Swings The Clubs

We know that Indian Club swinging is beneficial for a variety of sporting events, but here’s one that we haven’t touched on before: motorcycle racing. September 23, 1950 was the date that this photo was snapped and this fellow is Tommy Price, British Speedway rider...

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Gust Lessis “A Smashing Feat”

Gust Lessis “A Smashing Feat”

Another look at Gust Lessis doing the old human anvil feat. Gust performed this feat at Brighton Beach, New York on September 28, 1922. Forget the hammer blows for a second, just holding that rock in place like that is quite a feat in itself. I’d say that rock easily...

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Sons of Samson – Volume 1. by David Webster

Sons of Samson – Volume 1. by David Webster

In 1993, noted strength historian David Webster published the first volume of his “Sons of Samson” series – a delightful compendium of famous (and little-known) strongmen through the ages, their stats, and their feats. It was a truly remarkable undertaking and a...

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Steve Justa Goes for a Stroll

Steve Justa Goes for a Stroll

Walking with weights on your back can be a tremendous method for building overall body strength. Here, Nebraska strongman Steve Justa goes for a jaunt — like it’s no big deal — with his custom-made “barrel” yoke loaded to around 800 pounds.

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Denny Dase

Denny Dase

Denny Dase was one of the greatest football players to ever come out of Cincinnati, Ohio where he was an All-State and All American center at Central High School. Dase went to the University of Arizona with high hopes but his playing career ended when he slipped in...

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Ernest Cadine (Dead)Lifts The Apollon Wheels

Ernest Cadine (Dead)Lifts The Apollon Wheels

Only a handful of legendary strength athletes were able to lift The Apollon Wheels overhead, but several strongmen were able to give it some air time in other ways. Here is a little-known shot that few people have seen of Ernest Cadine deadlifting the Apollon Wheels...

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Carl Busch

Carl Busch

Another look at Carl Busch as he performs a Crucifix lift with a pair of German Kettlebells. At one time Busch had an act where he wrestled a bull (Busch always won.)

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Gregory Paradise

Gregory Paradise

The great strongman Gregory Paradise, from Hudson New Hampshire, could perform a middle finger chin up with either arm. Paradise weighed around 120 lbs. and is also one of the few men in history to bent press double bodyweight (he could bent-press over 250 lbs....

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Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci was another great olympic weightlifter from York, Pennsylvania. Though he stood only 4’11” and weighed 123 pounds, he could clean & jerk well over 300 pounds and snatch 220+. Vinci was a Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1956 and 1960), Seven-time world...

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Alfons Dobiczek

Alfons Dobiczek

Alfons Dobiczek, from Ruda Slaska, Poland, won the Polish light-heavyweight lifting championships once and came in second on two other occasions. Here he is around 1920 with a selection of his training equipment.

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