Old-time strongman training with James R. Fuller (@strongman_archaeolgy)
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
On this show, we chat to James R. Fuller (@strongmn_archaeolgy) who has built a community around old-time strongman training and has been a go-to resource for us around the old-time lifts and training philosophies. James is incredibly well versed in strength history and is helping to keep old-time training alive through the content he produces around his own unique training style. We discuss his strength resume, the evolution of training and how social attitudes towards training and competing has changed. James provides insights on influential athletes and strength feats as well as incredibly ..read more
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Eugen Sandow with David Chapman
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
Eugen Sandow is one of the most prolific figures in the history of strength sports. Born in 1867, he arguably made more of an impact on strength and physical culture than any other during the late 19th and early 20th Century. Appearing on stage, in newspapers, writing books, creating products, publishing strength routines and overlapping into the medical world, Sandow is a unique and respected pioneer of strength. David Chapman is the foremost historian on the life Eugen Sandow, having written the leading book on Sandow: 'Sandow the Magnificent: Eugen Sandow and the Beginnings of Bodybuilding ..read more
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Ancient strength history with Asa Williams
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
In this episode we dive into strength in the ancient world. From the Olympic games to notable athletes and from ancient strength legends to the research in this area...this episode covers it all. Our guest for this episode is Asa Williams. Asa is a scholar of ancient history, philosophy and strength sports. He's a long time friend of the page and has given us some phenomenal guest articles on 'The Great Belzone', Herakles and Milo of Croton. You can find Asa @litttleasa and his art and essays on similar topics are @bullofdionysus Asa also mentioned @myo_minds, a phenomenal movement that helps ..read more
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Strength history in Iceland with Jon Valgeir Williams
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
Jon Valgeir Williams is a 2 x World strongest man competitor with standout performances in the tyre flip event. He trained in Iceland at Jon Pall Sigmarsson's Gym 80 and Magnus Ver Magnusson's Jakabol. Jon was Magnus Ver's longest standing training partner and he now works as a personal trainer, sharing the Icelandic spirit of strength with clients. In this episode we dive into the rich strength history of this small island and reveal why Iceland has and continues to produce some of the finest strength athletes ever. Jon recalls stories of his training there and we discuss the historic lifting ..read more
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An interview with Jacob Hawkins, creator of 'History of strength sports'
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
A year on since the 'History of strength sports' project began, we give you a glimpse into how the project started and what's driving the page as we grow with an interview of creator, Jacob Hawkins, on the 'Barbell Strikes Back' Podcast with James McDermott. We also dive into our favourite moments in strength history, what the most impressive feat ever is, as well as an evolution of the barbell. Thank again to James for hosting this conversation and we hope you enjoy! Follow @historyofstrengthsports on Instagram and find James' podcast on your podcast app and @thebarbellstrikesback on Instagra ..read more
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Strength history in Australia with Jordan 'Biggie' Steffens
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
In this episode hosts Jacob and Hayden chat with ‘The King of the Circus,’ Jordan ‘Biggie’ Steffens about the history of strength sports in Australia. We go back thousands of years and explore the history right up until the present day in this fantastic conversation with Jordan. Jordan 'Biggie' Steffens has been a competitive strength athlete since he was 15 years old and has travelled the world and competed with some of the biggest legend in strength athletics. He holds many records and is incredibly knowledgable on the history of strength in his native Australia Jordan is now a strength perf ..read more
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The history of steroids and PEDs (Part 2) - a guest Episode
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
In part 2 of this guest episode, the guys discuss the wider cultural, political, and high profile sports cases that influenced the course of the history of steroids and PEDs. This is a guest episode from the No Lift Podcast, hosted by Arthur Lynch, the topic of the history of steroids and performance enhancing drugs are discussed in great detail. Arthur is joined by strength historian Dr. Conor Heffernan and steroid researcher Alex Kolliari-Turner for this unbelievable episode. Having been blown away with the depth and scale of topics covered in this fantastic conversation, The History of Stre ..read more
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The history of steroids and PEDs (Part 1) - a guest episode
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
In this guest episode from the No Lift Podcast, hosted by Arthur Lynch, the topic of the history of steroids and performance enhancing drugs are discussed in great detail. Arthur is joined by strength historian Dr. Conor Heffernan and steroid researcher Alex Kolliari-Turner for this unbelievable episode. Having been blown away with the depth and scale of topics covered in this fantastic conversation, The History of Strength Sports podcast plays host to this episode with permission from the Arthur, Conor and Alex. Due to the length of their original episode, we decided to split the audio into 2 ..read more
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The present day in the history of strength sports (Part 2)
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
Hosts Jacob Hawkins and Hayden Baillio dive into where bodybuilding, grip sports and weightlifting in 2021 fit into the history of strength sports. They discuss how and why these sports have evolved to where they are today as well as strength coaching, the rise of women's strength sports and how strength is(n't) portrayed in the media in 2021. If you enjoy the episode, please share with those others who'd like it and be sure to follow @historyofstrengthsports on Instagram and check out the website at historyofstrengthsports.com ..read more
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The present day in the history of strength sports (Part 1)
History of Strength Sports Podcast
by History of Strength Sports
10M ago
Join your hosts Jacob Hawkins and Hayden Baillio as they dive into where strongman, powerlifting, highland games, strength equipment and gyms in 2021 fit into the history of strength sports. With the focus of this podcast being on the history, part 1 & 2 of this episode hone in on where we are right now in strength sports to give context to future episodes.  The guys discuss how and why these sports, strength equipment and gyms have evolved to where they are today. They touch on how the pandemic has influenced the strength world and what the future holds for strength. If you enjoy the ..read more
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