Posted on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 by John Wood
Siegmund Breitbart toured the United States in the 1920’s, performing feats of strength AND amazing crowds wherever he went.
Here’s a clipping from the Chicago News, October 22nd, 1923, showing Breitbart demonstrating his nail driving ability — pounding a nail through a one-inch thick oak board with nothing but his bare hand.
Nail Driving is one of the classical strongman feats, one that not only wows ’em every time but also one that builds tremendous strength in the shoulder and upper body. Several “oldtime” boxers actually practiced nail driving in order to build striking power.