Should you drink beer during workouts? It may seem a ludicrous suggestion but this is exactly what famed German strongman, Arthur Saxon, did in the
In 1894 Eugen Sandow traveled to the United States. While this was not the birth of Sandow’s celebrity, it marked an intensification of interest in
As part of my writing with Barbend I’m currently in the middle of an article on Naim Süleymanoğlu, the great Turkish weightlifter from the 1990s.
Wladyslaw Kurcharczyk, or ‘Bobby Pandour’ is one of the most fascinating physical culturists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. A gymnast by trade
Born in Nelson Flats, New York, in 1854 Dowd was, if his own accounts and obituaries are to be believed, a somewhat unathletic child in
Since beginning my study of physical culture several years ago, I have been fascinated by the extent of Irish physical culture. Part of the British