‘Speed and Power Exercises for Wrestlers’, a Soviet Documentary from the 1980s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMXadANmrXc Admittedly a little bit longer than the normal videos I post here, the following film is too interesting to pass up on. Produced in the late 1980s in the final years of the Soviet Union, the film is part propaganda and part instructional exercises. Done to show the training needed to be a champion... Continue Reading →

Harold the Champion Nail Breaker! (British Pathé, 1963)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VOE-8lZydw&list=PLOLn97IoZOb7WhKxje0uP7BYOB8QDbCr4 Continuing my love of old British Pathé videos is today's post on Harold 'the Champion Nail Breaker'. Based in Derbyshire, Harold's feats of strength and not only impressive but also shine a light on a by then disappearing trend in health and fitness. By the time of this video (1963), fewer and fewer individuals... Continue Reading →

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