Tag Archives: Eugen Sandow

The Day Sandow Beat Sampson

by Al Myers
Sampson's advertising poster at the Aquarium
I enjoy reading about Old-Time Strongmen.  It is interesting learning about their training,  their show performances, and even their rivalries with other Strongmen.  You have to remember that there were no structured competitions for lifters to compete against each other in that day (late 1800’s and early 1900’s).   […]

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Eugen Sandow’s Grip Dumbbell

by Al Myers
Eugen Sandow's New Grip Dumbbell. This dumbbell is on exhibit at the York Barbell Museum.
After reading Thom’s story last week about gripper training,  I wondered “what did the old time strongmen do for grip training before the modern day grippers were developed?” Several old time strongmen were known for their exceptionally […]

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Friedrech Wilhelm Muller

by Dennis Mitchell
A classical picture of Friedrech Wilhelm Muller (better known under his stage name of Eugen Sandow).
Friedrech Wilhelm Muller was born April 2, 1867, in Konigsberg, East Prussia. His father was a German army officer and his mother was from Russia. He also had an older brother who was a professor at the […]

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