history

There are only three fighters who have a legitimate claim to being true triple champions.
What is running fast or far, if not a metaphor for the internal struggle against the body's inherent laziness?
Let’s remember yoga is comprised of eight limbs and each one offers an abundant and unique harvest to the one who practices it.
I’m getting to know Iyengar through his writings and video footage, and realizing his teachings are timeless for yogis and non-yogis alike.
Did Paul Anderson really squat double what anyone else even thought of squatting, several times a day?
I encourage everyone to analyze the true contribution of a new trend to your training before committing to long-term implementation.
Everywhere you look in the training world today you see single leg exercises. But it wasn’t always this way.
In this series of articles I will attempt to answer what is best: power optimization or power efficiency? Let's start with how old-time strongmen trained.
Kennedy’s legacy didn’t just involve politics; he also influenced the world of physical fitness. Let's look at what exactly JFK's legacy is in regard to our various sporting activities.
Muscle control is for the most part a lost art. Yet a hundred years ago there was one man whose name was synonymous with it. That man was Maxick.
Bob Peoples deadlifted 725lbs at 181lbs bodyweight and at the age of forty. Although people have pulled more than him today, he is certainly one of the greatest of all time.
Zass was not a weight lifter but performed feats such as bending bars, breaking chains, massive support and carrying lifts, and even several teeth lifts - there's even video of him doing this.
I’m currently preparing for my third-degree black belt in aikido. A lot of people might not know what aikido is or what makes it different. This article is an attempt to answer that question.
Hermann Goerner could one-hand snatch 167.75lbs, could one-arm deadlift 727lbs, and regularly wrestled an elephant weighting 1,500lbs. Here's how he trained.
Here was a man who could lift 370lbs overhead with a single arm in the bent press. This lift has never been matched by anyone in over a hundred years since it occurred.
There is a lot more to learn from great athletes of many years ago. If you take just a few ideas from them regarding strength and training, you too should be able to become as strong.
Time for a history lesson and a trip back to the early days of strength sports. Find out where your sports came from and what strange movements and rules they used to include.