http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blog/new-blog/feed en Tony Terlazzo http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/29-385-tony-terlazzo <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="Tony Terlazzo, Strength and Health October, 1939" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/resize/strength_and_health_november_1933_tony_terlazzo-468x600.jpg" height="600" width="468" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 20px; border-style: solid; border-width: medium;">Tony Terlazzo, pictured here as the cover man on the November, 1933 issue of Strength and Health, was one of America's greatest Olympic weight lifters.<br><br>While lifting for the York Barbell Club, Terlazzo was a Gold medal winner in the 60 kg class at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, set seven world records, won two World Championships and achieved an unprecedented 13 Senior National weightlifting titles. His best clean and jerk was 144.5 kg in the lightweight class. </p> 1933 1936 Olympics Clean & Jerk Cover Gold Medal Magazine Cover Tony Terlazzo York Barbell Club Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:30:11 +0000 jtwood 385 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com Karl Swoboda Medal http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/29-644-karl-swoboda-medal <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="Karl Swoboda Medal" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/resize/karl_swoboda_medal_oldtimestrongman_02-400x453.png" height="453" width="400" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 10px; border-style: solid; border-width: thin;">An Austrian by birth, Karl Swoboda was one of the early strength "Giants" -- literally -- as he eventually reached a bodyweight of over 400 lbs. Swoboda later owned his own restaurant and did plenty of lifting back in the "bier garden." His best year was 1911 when he won two world titles. You can read more about Karl Swoboda in <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/products/order/mark-berry-collection-order-page" target="_blank">Physical Training Simplified by Mark Berry </a></span></strong>and <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/products/alan-calvert-collection" target="_blank">The Truth Abut Weight Lifting by Alan Calvert</a></span></strong>.</p> 1911 Austrian Strongman Austrian Weightlifter Karl Swoboda Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:41:14 +0000 jtwood 644 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com Muscle Training Illustrated, Issue #1 - November, 1965 http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/28-902-muscle-training-illustrated-issue-1-november-1965 <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="Muscle Training Illustrated, Issue #1 - November, 1965" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/muscle_training_illustrated_reg_park_oldtimestrongman_02.jpg" height="650" width="500" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 10px; border-style: double;">Space-Age techniques do indeed build bigger muscles faster...Not many people remember it today but Dan Lurie's "Muscle Training Illustrated" magazine was a top sources of training information and bodybuilding news. Here's a look at the very first issue: November, 1965 which features the great Reg Park on the cover. MTI ended up running for nearly 200 issues from 1965 through 1993, which is no small feat in itself.&nbsp; </p> Bodybuilding Dan Lurie Reg Park Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:19:51 +0000 jtwood 902 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com Keller The Handbalancer http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/25-939-keller-handbalancer <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="Keller" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/johan_keller_circus_handbalancer_oldtimestrongman.jpg" height="687" width="496" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 20px; border-style: double; border-width: medium;">Johan Keller was the handbalancing star attraction of a German circus in the early 1900's. We have long said that the regular practice of <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/klein_handbalancing.html" target="_blank" title="Handbalancing">handbalancing</a></strong></span> will build unusual strength and development in the forearms and this example is certainly case in point. Supporting the entire bodyweight on the wrists and using the fingertips to maintain balance trains the lower arm musculature in ways that no other method can match. <br><br>Keep in mind, Mr. Keller only weighed 170 pounds, has there ever been a more impressive display of the development of that muscle group? (even a hundred years later?)</p> Hand Balancing Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:08:11 +0000 jtwood 939 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com Humberto Selvetti http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/14-934-humberto-selvetti <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: NaNpx; margin-right: NaNpx;" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/humberto_selvetti_oldtimestrongman_03.png" height="707" width="530" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 20px; border-style: solid; border-width: thin;">The great Olympic Weightlifter Humberto Selvetti shows his stuff in his home land of Argentina. It was Selvetti who Paul Anderson defeated to win the Gold Medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Selvetti and Anderson both totaled 500 kg but Anderson beat him on lighter bodyweight) <br><br>Selvetti also competed at the at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki (where he took Bronze with a 432.5 kg total) and at the 1964 Tokyo games, (where he finished 17th with a 445 kg total ). <br><br>As a side note, I find two other items of interest in this phone, #1, that's a pretty hefty weight to put overhead while going uphill, and #2, the barbell set in this picture is especially unique, I have never seen anything like it before or since.</p> Olympic Weightlifter Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:31:47 +0000 jtwood 934 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com Dave Draper and The Samson "007" Twister http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/14-933-dave-draper-and-samson-007-twister <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/007_twister_dave_draper_musclebuilding_oldtimestrongman.jpg" height="660" width="500" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 20px; border-style: solid; border-width: thin;">Here, Dave Draper and the Samson "007" Twister make their second appearance on our blog! How many people saved up their paper route money for one of these? <em>'Muscle Up and Make Out</em>' indeed. Gotta love these vintage muscle-building ads. </p> Dave Draper Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:58:38 +0000 jtwood 933 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com Bruno Sammartino http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/10-931-bruno-sammartino <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/bruno_sammartino_oldtimestrongman.png" height="761" width="530" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 10px; border-style: double; border-width: thick;">Talk about "built for strength," this rare image of the great Bruno Sammartino highlights his incredible bone structure. No wonder he toyed with 550+ lb bench presses and wiped the mat with pretty much everyone he ever faced in the ring... I sure wouldn't want to be at the other end of THAT fist. </p> Bruno Sammartino Forearm Development Professional Wrestler Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:44:18 +0000 jtwood 931 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com Championnat Halterophile http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/10-930-championnat-halterophile <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/richmond_doizee_poids_halteres_oldtimestrongman.jpg" height="800" width="508" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 20px; border-style: double;">Here's something you sure won't see again: a weightlifting contest sponsored by a tobacco company. As you can see noted, this particular contest took place on Saturday, January 25, 1964 in Liege. Belgium.&nbsp; ... and unsurprisingly, Richmond Louis Doize are a Belgian brand of cigarettes. </p> 1964 Belgium Liege, Belgium Richmond Doize Weightlifting Contest Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:57:28 +0000 jtwood 930 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com Fred W. Mines http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/09-929-fred-w-mines <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/fred_w_mines_barbell_balance_oldtimestrongman.jpg" height="687" width="353" /></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 20px; border-style: solid;">Who the heck is Fred W. Mines? Nobody you have probably ever heard of. He was a small-time strongman who performed at county fairs and carnivals in the Florida and Georgia areas in the late 1930's. Don't let his amateur status fool you though, this feat is a lot more more impressive than it might seem, balancing this unique barbell (made of an automobile drive shaft and two reinforced concrete globes) in his teeth.</p> Fred W. Mines Heavy Support Neck Strength Performing Strongman Supporting Feat Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:06:07 +0000 jtwood 929 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com A Wild Man Once Lived In The Forest... http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/blogs/new-blog/2014-07/09-928-wild-man-once-lived-forest <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.oldtimestrongman.com/sites/default/files/earle_liederman_wildman_advertisement_oldtimestrongman.jpg" height="613" width="422" /></p> <div style="font-weight: bold; background-color: #ffffff; padding: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px; border-style: double;">Earle E. Liederman had some of the all-time best advertisements for his books and courses. Here is a great one from 1926, and the message is certainly just as important today as it was back then: <div style="font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif; word-spacing: -2px; text-align: justify; padding: 30px; margin-top: 20px; border-style: solid; border-width: thin;"> <div style="font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif; font-size: 55px; font-style: normal; line-height: normal; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;">A WILD MAN </div> <div> once lived in the forest. He had no fear of man or beast.He had no fear of man or beast.&nbsp; He carried a mighty club with which he fought his enemies of the jungle.&nbsp; His rough and active life in the open have him the strength of the beasts themselves.&nbsp; He was a superman in health and strength.&nbsp; But Who wants to be a wild man?</div> <div style="font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif; font-size: 35px; line-height: normal; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; padding: 5px;">The Modern Man </div> <div>There are men in our midst today enjoying the same abundance of health and strength. They are not of the wild man-type however. They are men of intellect, who have become leaders of industry. They realize that brains are essential, but of little value placed in a weak body with sluggish blood circulations or troubled with various disorders of the vital organs.</div> <div style="font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif; font-size: 35px; line-height: normal; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; padding: 5px;">The Miracle Man </div> <div>The wild man took years of active out-door life ro attain his strength. How then can a business man acquire the same strength when his days are spent in the office?<br><br> One year ago, a famous musician traveled from Toronto, Canada to see Earle E. Liederman. This musician was most popular throughout Canada. People came from miles to hear him play. He was weakly and was unhappy. He asked Mr. Liederman to help him. Mr. Liederman asked him to give him twenty minutes each day for three months in his own home. The musician went back with Mr. Liederman's famous apparatus and one week later, the first lesson in "Progressive Muscular Development" followed him. Today he is a champion weight lifter in his country and his earning capacity has almost doubled.</div> <div style="font-family: Times New Roman,Times,serif; font-size: 30px; line-height: normal; font-weight: bold; text-align: center; padding: 5px;">What Kind of Man Are You? </div> <div>Do you arise in the morning full of ambition for the day before you? Do you feel the thrill of life pulsing through your veins? Can you finish a hard day's work still feeling full of pep and vitality? Do you have a deep, full chest and the brawny arms of an athlete? If not, you are not the man you were meant to be.<br><br>How would you like to increase your arms one full inch in just 30 days and your chest two full inches in the same length of time? But that's only the foundation. From then on you'll build up an armor plate of muscle both inside and out that will fire you with ambition, giving the spring in your step and the flash in your eye that only an athlete can know. This is what I promise to do for you. Come on then and make me prove it... </div> </div> </div> Advertisement Earle E. Liederman Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:01:59 +0000 jtwood 928 at http://www.oldtimestrongman.com