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Why do we lift? A historical perspective

Why do we lift? It’s a question most lifters have asked themselves at some point and isn’t helped by the apparent confusion non-lifters...

Louis Cyr, the father of strength

A guest post from @stestrength (Titan Strongman) When we see the sport of “Strongman” today, we see huge men barely able to fit on our TV...

Minerva the strongwoman

A mild, sweetnatured woman, but when- ever she heard anyone refer to women as the weaker sex, she’d get real mad and it was everybody’s...

Who was George Hackenschmidt?

"The sort of typical figure that we imagine as having been brought from the barbarian north long ago to glad the eyes of spectators in...

A brief history of the barbell

Pre 19th Century Although we can date strength apparatus like dumbbells back to ancient Greece, barbells are a much more recent...

Sandow vs. Saxon

The build up Having triumphed over Sampson's pupil, Franz Bienkowski (Cyclops), just days before, the stage was set for the two...

George Barker Windship

"Though Windship was, admittedly, small in physical stature, his efforts on behalf of resistance exercise make him a titan in the...

The Eleiko Barbell Story

From making Waffle Irons to World Championship Worthy Barbells, Eleiko is undoubtedly a leading figure in Strength Sports. . The...

Launceston Elliot

Born on June 9th 1874, Launceston Elliot became renowned for his physique from his early teens. Reportedly tutored by Sandow himself as...

The Nicol Stones

Scottish lifter Brett Nicol has lifted the 188kg & 144kg Dinnie stones more times than anyone else with 350 lifts to his name. A local to...

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