“The Classic Bent Press Collection” “The King of Lifts” A favorite lift of a bygone era, the Bent Press was used by old time strongmen to impress their audience because it is performed very slowly, with one hand, while holding a ponderous weight. Although, “technically,” NOT a press, by strict […]Read More!
Dave Whitley “The Iron Tamer!” Famous Strongman, Lecturer, and Motivational Speaker Imagine growing up in rural Tennessee, shy, overweight, with a terrible stutter. That was the case with young Dave Whitley. To avoid the teasing and humiliation, he retreated into a world of fantasy and comic books, longing to […]Read More!
Arthur Saxon The Iron Master! Ringling Brother’s “Strongest Man in the World!” At 14 years of age, Arthur Hennig and a few friends started an athletic club in the family potato cellar. He fashioned their weights out of stone and they trained twice a week. Soon they were putting on […]Read More!
William A. Pullum “The Wizard Weight-Lifting!” Here’s the story of a young lad born a chronic invalid from birth. William A. Pullum overcame the ravages of pulmonary tuberculosis, meningitis, peritonitis, etc., and through the practice of physical culture, became a world champion weight lifter. He was born in 1887 […]Read More!
How to Bent Press by Siegmund Klein Renowned Old Time Strongman, Physique and New York City Gym Owner This is the FIRST book ever written and dedicated exclusively to the “King of Lifts”… The Bent Press. If you have ever seen anyone Bent Press a heavy, cumbersome, barbell or […]Read More!
Thomas Inch “The Scarborough Hercules!” The First Official “Britain’s Strongest Man” After becoming “Britain’s Strongest Youth” at 16, and “Britain’s Strongest Man” in 1910, Thomas Inch was aptly nicknamed “The Scarborough Hercules”. While striking up a friendship with the “The Attila Brothers” and “The Saxon Brothers”, he set out to build a physical culture empire as large as […]Read More!
How to Bent Press Correctly by Harold Ansorge New Release! In Stock and Ready to Ship! The Only Man in the World to Ever Officially Bent Press 300 Pounds With the Left Arm! The Bent Press was the pet lift of strongmen like Arthur Saxon, Eugen Sandow, George Hackenschmidt, Thomas Inch, Siegmund Klein, and Joe Nordquest. You have probably […]Read More!
In Stock Ready to Ship! Taming the Bent Press A Guide to the King of Lifts by Dave Whitley “The Iron Tamer” This is Dave’s complete guide to learning the old-time strongman’s favorite lift… The Bent Press. The old school method for putting MAXIMAL weight overhead with ONE HAND. […]Read More!
The Text Book of Weight-Lifting by Arthur Saxon The Iron Master! Back in print! For now at least the best book on the training methods of the old-time strongmen that I’ve seen. Opening this book of 1910 gives you the feeling you’ve opened the training manual of strongmen of […]Read More!
Weight-Lifting Made Easy and Interesting by William Pullum “Wizard of the Weight-Lifting World!” Originally published in England in 1926, this book was accepted the world over as THE text-book of championship level technical instruction of the Iron Game. Just look at the contents of this fabulous book: Introduction – The Worth of […]Read More!