Matthias Schlitte – The German Experiment

That German guy obtained his big arm, with a size of 46cm, without steroids, supplements or training! Mr. Matthias Schlitte was born with a disease called ‘Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber-Syndrom‘. Here’s a short excerption from Wikipedia: “It is a rare congenital medical condition in which blood vessels and/or lymph vessels fail to form properly. The three main features …

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Devon Larratt Is Speaking German!?

Currently, I am watching an interview with Devon Lavaratt, in which he is speaking German. To be honest, Mr. Larratt is speaking German rather well! The interview was held by German Arm Wrestler Matthias Schlitte, a close friend of Devon. “Devon Larratt a German Half Blood” Devon Lavaratt was born in Victoria, British Columbia but …

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Franz Dischinger – Bigger Than Arnold

Schwarzenegger’s bodybuilding career began in Munich, Germany. In his native Graz, Austria, he had been able to train, but bodybuilding was poorly respected. Few companies, no sponsors and the possibility to work as a fitness trainer was almost non-existent. Munich was the Mecca of bodybuilding. The gyms were well equipped, competitions were held professionally and …

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Schwarzenegger Was Forced To Take Steroids

Currently, I am reading an old and historical magazine published by Albert Busek, a long-time friend of Arnold. That magazine consists of insightful and private content about Schwarzenegger’s thoughts, training and diet. Furthermore, it contains rare snapshots of Schwarzenegger, one of which shows him at Oktoberfest with bodybuilding legends Franco Columbo and Ed Corney, smiling …

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Roman Fritz – Blut, Ehre und Leidenschaft

Roman Fritz hat sein ganzes Leben dem Erfolg des Bodybuildings gewidmet. Eines seiner persönlichen Markenzeichen ist die pure Entschlossenheit, selbst Verletzungen wie Bandscheibenvorfälle oder frische Wunden von Operationen, die zu einem blutigen Training führen, halten diesen Mann nicht auf. Romans Art Gewichte zu heben erinnert mich ein wenig an die Sichtweise des Lebens von Hermann …

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Walter Kurda – A German Benchpress Phenomenon

I had the honor of interviewing Walter Kurda, a legend of German strength sports, about his career and training philosophy. Bench pressing is one of his favorite exercises, and he is unchallenged in his age class. At the age of 62, he benchpressed 220 kilos/485lb! He was born in the year 1953 in the city …

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Gabriel Wild – A Classical German Bodybuilding Star

Gabriel Wild is truly a fan of the classics. As a teenager, he avidly read and studied books by the German-Swiss author, Hermann Hesse. His passion for classical music such as Beethoven, Wild proved it by underlaying it with his posing routine. In the 70s and 80s the blond german bodybuilder was truly a star. …

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Albert Busek – A Longtime Friend of Arnold

On Youtube, Albert Busek is called the “discoverer of Schwarzenegger”. In particular, the American bodybuilding journalist “Nick Miller” devoted himself to the topic Busek and published a 4-minute video about his career, which has been viewed 30,000 times. “Joe Weider, the founder of the American Bodybuilding Championship IFBB, gets credit for discovering Schwarzenegger. (…) The …

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Gabriel Wild – Ein Klassischer Bodybuilder

Gabriel Wild ist ein echter Fan von Klassikern. Als Jugendlicher las und studierte er eifrig Bücher des deutsch-schweizerischen Autors Hermann Hesse. Seine Leidenschaft für klassische Musik wie Beethoven bewies Wild, indem er sie mit seiner Posing-Routine unterlegte. In den 70er und 80er Jahren war der blonde deutsche Bodybuilder ein echter Star. Selbst Schwarzenegger machte höchstpersönlich …

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Kettlebells For Different Development

KETTLEBELLS FOR DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT By Siegmund Klein Nine out of ten of the old time strongmen had a certain ruggedness in their arms and upper bodies that many of the present day bodybuilders lack. In most cases this difference can be traced to the use of a variety of equipment now considered to be more …

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