“Old Joe” Taylor

…“Old Joe” Taylor of Hamilton, Ontario does a bit of Neck Training. He was the only man in the whole city able to perform the feat shown here:…

Joe Bonomo : The Strongman of the Movies

Joe Bonomo was one of the early “Mail Order Muscle” stars and a contemporary of Charles Atlas. As a young boy, Bonomo was fortunate enough to meet a…

‘The Great’ Joe Rollino

Joe Rollino learned the strongman trade as an assistant to Warren Lincoln Travis at the famed Coney Island. In the 1920’s, Rollino branched out into his own strongman…

Joe Nordquest, The Ashtabula Strongman

…One of the true unsung strongman is undoubtedly Joe Nordquest from Ashtabula, Ohio. His name is rarely mentioned at the top of the list of all-time greats yet…

The New Blog

…THE NEW BLOG Welcome! You are seeing this message as a result of technology — we recently upgraded our website to a brand new web platform, and because of…

Joe Weider Creates the STRONG ARM Method!

…Here’s a classic Joe Weider ad featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, circa 1971. The copy is pretty interesting: NEW: “HELL-BENT FOR LEATHER N’ LEAD” BRACELETS….. THEY TURN YOUR ARM POWER…

Joe Ragusa

…Strongman Joe Ragusa does a… actually I don’t know what you call this one.. a neck lift? … either way it looks pretty extreme. The bar is loaded…

Joe Zimmerman

Joe Zimmerman and his brother Dick were Bob Hoffman’s neighbors in York, Pennsylvania and they hung around the York Barbell Company office doing crazy feats of strength. Here’s…

Mighty Joe Young vs. 10 Strongmen

…The 1949 film ‘Mighty Joe Young’ features a number of familiar faces. In a memorable scene, Mr. Joseph Young of Africa plays tug of war with 10 strongmen…

Joe Bonomo ~ Perils of The Wild

…A look at a rare still of the great Joe Bonomo in action in “Perils of The Wild” which was a serialized version of The Swiss Family Robinson…