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Franco Columbo’s History – From Europe To America

Some men are strong, and some are muscular. However, Franco Columbu was both and left a huge legacy behind him. In Germany, he used to be a so-called powerlifter, which means he trained for strength & power. Franco’s story is a special one of emigrating to a country without speaking its language. He was born …


The True Origin of the Reverse Hyper Machine

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Lee Haney – Man of God, Culture, and Education

Before becoming He-Man, Lee Haney began his career by studying magazines and books! Back in the day, the magazines and courses were designed to look like comics, with the purpose of attracting young kids and motivating them to start a healthy lifestyle. The writers promised that if you were sleeping, eating, and training well, then …


Joe Lindner – Made in Bavaria

Jo Lindner aka. “Joesthetics”, originally born in Bavaria, Germany, is one of the most famous fitness entrepreneurs with 4,5 million followers on Instagram. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Banea is following him on Instagram. Joe’s First Step into the Fitness Industry On the German bodybuilding website, I found an old post with the title …


Germans Owning Gold’s Gym – The $100M Deal

He may not have millions of followers on Instagram, but millions of Germans are members of his gym franchise called McFit. Rainer Schaller is a big player in the German fitness industry. Recently, his company, RS Group, bought Gold’s Gym for $100M. Now, he’s the owner of Gold’s Gym, and he will have a significant …


Preacher Curl – Every Champion Used It – Here’s HOW!

I checked the Internet, and every website uses Stock-Photos of Fitness-Models to explain the exercise. It’s a shame that nobody is making reference to its origin. I own many historical fitness magazines dated back to the 1900s, and what used to work in the past will work out today. The guys from the Golden Era, …


Ralf Möller – Gladiator and Bodybuilder

Ralph Moeller is famous for his close friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger. No wonder both share a penchant for good wine, cigars, and heavy training. A lot of German Youtubers interviewed him, and he appeared in many TV Shows. Ralph is quite an interesting personality. Moeller was born in Recklinghausen on January 12, 1959. He was …


Hubert Metz – Muscle Phenomenon From Germany

Recently I saw unbelievable before and after pictures of German bodybuilder Hubert Metz. At the left, he’s around 32 years old, and on the right, you see a 65-year-old and jacked Hubert Metz. Age is just a number, and Hubert proved it. He was able to maintain and conserve his whole muscle appearance over decades! In …


Franz Bach – Happiness Is Bodybuilding

Franz Bach won the title of “Mr. Germany” in 1981 but to him, having a real-life job and working 12 hours a day was more important than bodybuilding. He was truly a hard-working German. Recently, I watched an emotional interview with Franz Bach at the Loaded Cup competition in 2015. The interviewer Matthias Botthof asked …


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SURVIVING A 280 Kilo BENCHPRESS Fail – Zweydorff’s Story

A lot of benchpress fails ended up very badly. They can even be deadly: some have broken their ribs and have paid for it with their life. Zweydorff’s story is unbelievable. A German bench-presser, he broke his skull, bled heavily, and somehow survived it. Here’s his story. ‘’, a German fitness website, covered Robin’s training …


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