Feats of Strength

Various Strength Feats of Strongmen and Circus Performers, both old and new.


This page lists many of the strength feats often performed by professional old-time Strongmen, and demonstrates/explains exactly how to train for each one. Even if your goals do not include spending a bit of time in front of an audience, these are well worth learning.

After all, you can never be too strong.

Bending


Demonstrations


Technique and Training


Blowing

Georges Christen.

Demonstrations


Chain Breaking

Pierre Gasnier.

Demonstrations


Crushing

The Crushdown.

Demonstrations


Ears and Eyes

Demonstrations


Finger Lifting

Finger lifts.

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Frying Pan Rolling

Demonstrations


Grippers

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Hair Feats

Demonstrations


Hammers and Levering

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Hand Balancing

Doug Hepburn.

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Human Link

Louis Cyr.

Demonstrations


Juggling Weights

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Muscle Control

Maxick (Max Sick).

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Nail Driving with the Hands

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Odd-Object Lifting

Herbert 'HE' Mann.

Demonstrations


Other Lifts

Ed Zercher.

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Partial Lifts

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Pinching

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Pullups/Chinning

Jasper Benincasa.

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Rope Climbing

Wolfgang Güllich.

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Stone lifting

Atlas Stones
Mick Holding. Photo by Steve Collins.

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Tearing

Torn cards
Torn cards.

Demonstrations

Technique and Training


Teeth and Jaw Feats

Lawanda - the Iron-Jawed Man.

Demonstrations


Two Hands Anyhow

Arthur Saxon.

Demonstrations

Technique and Training



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