A runner, photographer, publisher, film producer, founder of Runner's World magazine, and a new sport called Double Racing. A desire to improve his flexibility and fitness for running led him to find information and to write and publish his world famous book on Stretching. Read More!
“The Dixie Derrick”. “The Strongest Man in Recorded History”
was a National Champion, strongman, and Gold Medal Winner in the 1956 Olympics. His explosive, superhuman, brute force coupled with lightning speed influenced “Powerlifting” as we know it today.
National Weight Lifting Champion of 1925. The FIRST United States Olympic Weightlifting Coach. Editor of “Strength”, “The Strongman” and “Physical Training Notes”. Head Physical Training Instructor for Bur Barbell Company. Trainer of UNDEFEATED bodybuilding champion, John Grimek. Read More!
A bodybuilder, health advocate, writer (in Peary Rader’s ORIGINAL Iron Man Magazine). electrical, mechanical and automotive engineer, inventor (he holds several patents), Biblical researcher, lawyer and author who has written books on a variety of subjects. Read More!
Famous writer in Peary Rader’s ORIGINAL “Iron Man Magazine”. His logical and common sense approach to training for strength and power is highly respected by such strength coaches as Charles Poliquin. Read More!
“The Scarborough Hercules” was “Britain’s Strongest Man” and creator of the legendary “Thomas Inch Challenge Dumbbell” and “Challenge Gripper”. Through his physical culture mail order empire, he was the FIRST to introduce adjustable plate loading barbells and dumbbells for increasing strength. Read More!
He was editor of “Strength”, “Strength and Health”, his own “The Bodybuilder” magazine and was instrumental in getting Bob Hoffman and the Weider brothers started in the magazine business. He was the first president of the IFBB. Writer, editor, publisher, exercise equipment manufacturer, etc. Read More!
The ORIGINAL “Dinosaur” of the weightlifting world! Multi-time state and regional powerlifting champion. Five-time National Bench Press Champion. This author set over one dozen American, National and World records in the bench press! Read More!
He witnessed Arthur Saxon and Eugen Sandow perform. With over FORTY years of active participation in weight lifting, he was a monthly contributor to Bob Hoffman’s “Strength and Health” magazine with his ever present cartoon side-kick and alter-ego, BOSCO! Read More!
Inspired by Arthur Saxon, his famous Camberwell Weight Lifting Club turned out more champions than anywhere else! Undisputed 9-stone Champion Weight-Lifter of the World for 15 years. Breaker of nearly 200 official World’s and British Weight-Lifting Records. Retired undefeated. Read More!
Lifter, writer, editor, publisher, and founder of the ORIGINAL, “Iron Man Magazine”, he welcomed all points of view and gave an open forum to those that wanted to share their methods for success. He gave a start to successful writers such as Anthony Ditillo, Michael Salvati , Bradley Steiner, etc. Read More!
"The Iron Master". He and his brothers, Kurt and Hermann, comprised the famous professional strongman trio “The Saxon Brothers” of the Ringling Brother’s Circus. Arthur hold’s the World Record for "The Bent Press" and "Two Hands Anyhow". Read More!
"The Legend" and Mr. Universe 1951, 1958, and 1965. Mr. Britain 1949, Mr. World 1950. The FIRST bodybuilder and SECOND man to bench press 500 pounds! Mentor of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Editor in Chief and Publisher of “The Reg Park Journal”. “Hercules” of the screen. Read More!
Founder of the legendary Milo Bar Bell Co, the FIRST barbell manufacturer in the United States. Inventor of the Milo Triplex and Duplex Combination Barbells, Dumbbells, and Kettlebells. Editor & Publisher of “Strength” magazine, the FIRST weight lifting magazine in the United States. Read More!
Legendary Founder of York Barbell Company, U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Coach (1948-1964), publisher of “Strength and Health” (1932-1986), “Muscular Development” (1964-1989), books and courses. His contributions to weightlifting are enormous. Read More!
One of the most popular writers for Peary Rader’s Original “Iron Man” Magazine for over 30 years as well as an expert in “real world” self defense! His no nonsense approach to training has placed him at or near the top of the list for all time most popular authors. Read More!
A biblical scholar and chiropractic student, Michael H. Brown was so impressed with Tucker’s knowledge of nutrition that he asked him to write a book. Two months later Tucker completed this book and Brown partial bench pressed (2" lockout) 1,000 lbs! Read More!
During the 1920’s and 30’s his articles and photos were prevalent in Alan Calvert’s famous “Strength” magazine. He met and trained with some of the most famous strong men in the world. Later, he decided to share his knowledge through his books and courses. Read More!
German writer, teacher, referee, statistician and historian. He was the most knowledgeable authority on strongmen and their feats of strength in Germany during his era. He was a walking encyclopedia of records of various lifts and competitions. If Mueller said it was so, it was so! Read More!
Founder of World Famous “Super Strength Training”, historian, writer, collector, and publisher of bodybuilding and weightlifting books, courses and magazines, for nearly 50 years. His focus has always been to keep the “real world”, old school, training methods alive. Read More!
Famous owner of “Klein’s Gym” of New York City, son-in-law of Prof. Louis Attila, strongman, bodybuilder, poseur, writer, etc. He passed down his experiences with many of the famous oldtime strongmen through his writings in Bob Hoffman’s, “Strength and Health” magazine. Read More!
Owner of the famous “Ansorge Health Studio” of Grand Rapids, Michigan, world famous strongman feats of strength performer with his act, “Strength As You Like It”, adagio dancer, and the ONLY man to ever officially bent press 300 lbs. with the left arm! Read More!
“World’s Middle-Weight Weight-Lifting Champion”, “Heavy-Weight Weight-Lifting Champion of Great Britain”, “Britain’s Strongest Man 1911-1934, “England’s greatest 12-stone strength athlete ever!” Voted “The Most Popular Physical Culturist.” Read More!
Won the, “America’s Strongest Man,” contest held by Bernarr Macfadden in 1922, held the American record in the bent press with 241 lbs., muscle control expert, and was a world renowned professional strongman featured Alan Calvert’s “Strength” magazine, books, and courses. Read More!
German strongman, gymnast, and muscle control expert. He developed both the finest physique and such strength that he was, pound for pound, the strongest man in the world! He was third in the world to elevate over double bodyweight when he did 322 1/2 lbs. at a bodyweight of only 145 lbs! Read More!
Orthopedic surgeons whom studied and published their findings regarding a method that not only allowed for speedier rehabilitation, but an accelerated method of progressive resistance exercise that revolutionized bodybuilding and weightlifting. Read More!
Founder of “IronMind Enterprises”, editor of “MILO” magazine, publisher, writer of several books and for “IronMan” magazine, photo-journalist covering top strength events, including four Olympic Games, worldwide for the past 20 years. Read More!
American sportswriter and author. Most famous for his popular monthly series, “Keys to Progress”, published in Bob Hoffman’s “Strength and Health” magazine during the 1960s and, now, is available in book form. Read More!
The author has an M.S. in exercise physiology, CSCS certification, USA Weightlifting certified club coach, with over 20 years of martial arts experience including no-holds-barred fighting and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His strength coaching has helped athletes from high school to professional level. Read More!
A Boston gym owner of the early 20th century who discussed strength training methods with Eugen Sandow, Louis Cyr, Franz “Cyclops” Bienkowski, Samson, Walter Kennedy, etc. He credits the methods he learned to enable him to put up 254 lbs. with one hand! Read More!
AAU National Weightlifting Champion 1924. Founded “American Continental Weightlifter’s Association,” and the FIRST list of lifts, rules and regulations, in 1925, the FIRST weightlifting association in America recognized by the AAU. Writer, historian, gym owner, etc. Read More!
This famous writer for Peary Rader’s "Iron Man" Magazine carried out personal experiments on himself utilizing basic exercise systems to make a thorough study of chemistry, physiology, foods and anatomy, to arrive at his scientific programs including his famous "6-meal-a-day-plan". Read More!
“The Russian Lion.” World’s FIRST Professional Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and World Champion Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestler. World’s Strongest Man, holder of many World Strength Records, as well as writer of many books on physical culture, training and philosophy. Read More!
A chiropractor and board certified physical therapist who has treated patients with a wide range of pain and mobility problems. A certified Clinical Instructor who teaches physical therapy students. He has written many books, based on published research and controlled trials. Read More!
Rugby and weight training coach, college football scout, physical fitness consultant for the field of industrial recreation. He has promoted weight training and athletic conditioning programs for high schools and universities. Writer of several books on wrestling, football, and track conditioning. Read More!