Friday, April 5, 2013

On This Day In Strength History

April 5, 1940 John Davis bent pressed the Rolandow dumbell.

John Davis seen here lifting Apollon's railroad car wheels.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

On This Day In Stregnth History

Emile Deriaz died April 4, 1939, he was around sixty years of age. A few days before his death he entertained a few friends with a display of impromptu lifting with beer barrels. This recalled his strongman act wherein he used to lift at arms’ length overhead a barrel of around 250 lbs. In his heyday as “The Modern Samson”  he had done much traveling to fill some very lucrative engagements.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On This Day In Strength History

April 2, 1916 Donald Dinnie died. As Scotland's greatest athlete, Dinnie competed in sixteen Highland Games seasons in his native land. He first toured the United States' Caledonian Circuit in 1870. In that ...year he earned a fortune. Dinnie, then thirty-three, was titled "The Nineteenth Century's Greatest Athlete". However, others despised and criticized Dinnie for his incredible strength. He continued to tour, and in his 60th year he was in New Zealand and Australia as a successful professional athlete.

FSS at IBP Bench Night

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

On This Day In Strength History

During his most active period, circa 1896, Louis Cyr performed the following:--March 31st did clean and jerk of 347 lbs., then a World record, without science or skill, little if any dipping.  Louis Cyr: Strongest Man Who Ever Lived
By David Gentle