Strength Articles

  • William Boone's 1937 Training Program

    During the 1930's and 40's, William Boone became a power house while training by himself in his back yard in Shreveport, Louisiana with nothing more than a rusty weight set . Here's a look at one of the routines that led to his tremendous results:

  • Club Swinging: An Ancient Restorative Art for the Modern Martial Artist

    If you want to be a strongman, there's no question that you need to lift heavy weights -- but did you know there are benefits to lifting light weights as well? Join Dr. Ed Thomas here as he introduces you to the wonderful world of Indian Club Swinging:

  • John Y. Smith: The Man With 'Iron Claw' Hands

    John Y. Smith won the 'New England's Strongest Man' contest at 60 years of age and was said to have hands that resembled Iron Claws because of some of the exercises he did. Check this out for more info:

  • "The Iron" by Henry Rollins

    "I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. Completely. When I was young I had no sense of myself. All I was, was a product of all the fear and humiliation I suffered. Fear of my parents. The humiliation of teachers calling me "garbage can" and telling me I'd be mowing lawns for a living. And the very real terror of my fellow students. I was threatened and beaten up for the color of my skin and my size. I was skinny and clumsy, and when others would tease me I didn't run home crying, wondering why..."