Roger Estep – Powerlifting Immortal

I am fortunate to have met and known Roger Estep personally the last ten years of his life. I grew up seeing pictures of Roger in Muscle and Fitness magazine when he was training as a power bodybuilder and contemplating entering physique contests. Roger sported such a dense physique by the mid 1980s that it …

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Doug Hepburn: King of the Curl!

During 2020, the strict curl went viral with Larry Wheels and former NFL legend James Harrison releasing videos of their respective impressive strict curls. The World’s Heaviest Bicep Curl in History Over 70 years ago, one of the strongest men of his time, Doug Hepburn was able to curl 255lbs/115kg! This curl was done in …

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Pete Rubish Interviews Chris Hickson

On April 26, 2020, Pete Rubish released a podcast style interview on YouTube of Chris Hickson. Pete has an excellent podcast with co host Scott Davenport. Chris, like Pete was an Uber deadlifter even as a teenager, hitting over 800lbs at age 18 with a hook grip. Chris did this interview after recently being released …

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Travis Ortmayer: Fighting The Darkness

I met Travis Ortmayer once at a Strongman contest in Dallas in 2004. I had the shitty experience of being injured in training that summer, but I tortured myself anyways by going to watch the able bodied compete while I let myself heal. At that contest, Travis stood out like a modern day, all American …

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Magnus Samuelsson: The Big Swede

Magnus Samuelsson had one of the longest and most successful Strongman careers in the history of the sport, with his entering the world championship level contests of the International Federation of Strongman Athletes and the World Strongest Man for 14 years. Prior to his entry in Strongman, Magnus was a European Arm Wrestling Champion like …

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