Levasseur’s Stage Weights

Posted on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 by John Wood

George Levasseur was the resident performing Strongman at the Ringling Brothers Circus during the early part of the 20th century. Levasseur was famous for his backlifting ability but he performed all manner of classical strongman feats, including lifting and/or juggling several of the unusual stage” weights pictured here: globe barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells. Levasseur’s forearms definitely reflect training with the especially thick-handled globe barbells.

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