Rigoulot’s Custom Globe Barbell

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 by John Wood
A look at Charles Rigoulot’s custom barbell and the modern reproduction made by Andy Jackson. In over six decades, I do not believe that either of these pictures have ever been compared side-by-side, except in this post. I wonder if we will ever see a barbell of this type ever again?
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Hilligenn’s Calf Raises

Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2018 by John Wood
How does Mr. America train his calves? Here’s how Roy Hilligenn did it on his way to winning the 1951 AAU Mr. America title. Crude… but certainly effective. This picture was taken at Ed Yarick’s Gym.
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Another Look at the Iron Shoe Exerciser

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017 by John Wood
Another look at the “Iron Shoe.” There’s nothing better than an Iron Shoe for building “short-range” strength and learning how to bend horseshoes. The full course for this apparatus is posted in The Iron League