The Rogue Legends Series: Looking At The Early Days Of The Strongman

Rogue Fitness put out a series of documentaries on Youtube back in 2017, taking a look at some of the early days of strongman and fitness pioneers. I am a guy who still buys old 50s and 60s strength magazines and books, so it really is kind of surprising it took me four years after their release to start the series. I didn’t even know about them until I was doing some research on Louis Cyr. Episode 1: Eugen Sandow Sandow is probably best known these days as the guy the Mr. Olympia Statue is named after. Early strongman was … Continue reading The Rogue Legends Series: Looking At The Early Days Of The Strongman

The Father of Strength: Louis Cyr

While I was reading Anthony Ditilllo’s 70s strength manual, he referenced several of the old school strongmen. One I was not very familiar with was Canadian Louis Cyr. So, I thought his name into my to-do list and this weekend finally circled back around to looking him up. There is a movie based on him, but I couldn’t find it on any current streaming services. Instead, I wound up watching a Canadian TV biography show on Cyr, billed as the strongest man in the world at the turn of the 19th/20th century. There were some incredible claims by Cyr and … Continue reading The Father of Strength: Louis Cyr