Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 237 – Old-Time Strongman Training [with ‘Physical Culture Renaissance Man‘ Logan Christopher, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] – much appreciated. If you haven’t seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here’s the entire video.
It was a great discussion. Josh and Logan discussed Logan’s fitness background, training for strength vs hypertrophy, strengthening tendons, bones etc (as well as muscle), types of equipment used, modern vs old-time strongman competitions/performances/training, showmanship, importance of fun in training, competing against each other, measuring progress when using unusual equipment, working as an old-time strongman, partials, hand strength, Logan’s home gym, using a barbell as an odd object, Isometric training; and a whole lot more. If you’re ready to dive in to some Old-Time Strongman Training, make sure you watch this one.
There were a number of superb books, strength feats and old-time strongmen noted in the discussion. In particular :
- Joseph Greenstein, better known as ‘The Mighty Atom‘, and his book (sadly out of print, but well worth tracking down)
- Hermann Görner, and the book ‘Görner the Mighty‘ (also well worth a read)
- Louis Cyr
- Arthur Saxon
- Sieg Klein
- Alexander Zass
- Bud Jeffries
As well as Logan‘s own site (superb resource):
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