Trainers & Coaches
Strongman Profile: Alan Mead Teaches Us About Perseverance
Alan Mead built an impressive physique by turning his weaknesses into strengths.
Strongman Profile: Edward Aston Teaches the Basics of Grip Strength
Try these two grip drills from Aston’s book - no equipment required.
Strongman Profile: Siegmund Klein Teaches Us a Different Way to Squat
On the hunt for new moves to improve your strength? Check out this classic exercise that's likely new to you.
Anderson's 1,200lb Squat: Did He Do It?
Did Paul Anderson really squat double what anyone else even thought of squatting, several times a day?
Train Like an Old-time Strongman: Free 4-Week Program
The commonality in training of old-time strongmen was constant practice and progressive overload. Not constant extreme effort or constant exhaustion.
Lessons From a Modern Strongman: Dave "Iron Tamer" Whitley
Dave's upcoming book is on the bent press, an old technique which allows more weight overhead than most every other movement.
Power Optimization Part I: Old Time Strongmen
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.
14 Strongman Articles to Strengthen Your Knowledge
Strongman is about as raw and basic as it gets. We can learn a lot from strongmen of old and modern day strongman competitors. Here are fourteen articles full of information to get you strong.
Breaking Muscle HQ
10 Things All Strong People Know
There will sometimes be in the course of a man’s life when he is presented with an object he strongly desires to lift. Here are ten things all strong fellows know.
Strongman Profile: Maxick Teaches Us the Lost Art of Muscle Control
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.
Strongman Profile: Bob Peoples Schools Us on the Deadlift
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.
Strongman Profile: Alexander Zass Teaches Us About Isometrics
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.
Strongman Profile: Hermann Goerner Teaches Us the Deadlift (and Elephant Wrestling)
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.
Strongman Profile: Arthur Saxon Teaches Us the Dumbbell Swing
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.
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