“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!
“How Mr. Deadlift… picked up 725 3/4 lbs. at 181 lbs. for a World Record!” Developing Physical Strength by Bob Peoples In the early 1970s I had a conversation with Olympic Weight Lifting Champion, Paul Anderson. I asked him who he thought really inspired him early on in his […]Read More!
“He Could Lift an Elephant…” Goerner the Mighty by Edgar Mueller A Genuine Circus Strongman If Webster’s dictionary had a picture next to “circus strongman”, it would be that of great Hermann Goerner. Round face, leopard skin, Roman sandals and large hands. Believe me, he looked the part! Goerner traveled […]Read More!
The Glory of a Man is His Strength… Perform Feats of Strength that Will Turn Their Heads! As the saying goes, “The whole world loves a strong man!” And Charles MacMahon was no exception. Early on in his life he decided that he would get involved in athletics. He became […]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!
The Henry Higgins Strength and Muscle Course by Henry Higgins “How Did the Old Time Strong Men Really Train?… Learn How With This Training Course!” If I’ve been asked once, I’ve been asked a thousand times, “How did the old-time vaudeville, circus and stage strong man train to lift […]Read More!
Paul Anderson “The Dixie Derrick”! The Strongest Man In Recorded History! I had heard of Paul Anderson in the late 1960s and sent for my first copies of his weightlifting courses shortly thereafter. There was no doubt, his training methods worked. I discovered this after picking up various tips and […]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 Classic Bent Press Collection