Terry Todd: The Elder Statesman of Strength

Terry Todd was a competitor, spokesman, author, commentator, organizer, journalist and founder/ director of the most a acclaimed strength library in the world. Terry’s wife, Jan was also a world class level competitor, spokes person, and representative of the iron sports. Terry was always quick and adamant to recognize Jan for her contributions to his …


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The Day Sargent Examined Eugen Sandow

Great article about german strongman and bodybuilder Eugen Sandow written by Terry Todd. Published 1965 in S&H mag . – Mr. Berg “Early in 1849, a young German strongman appeared in the United States who created a sensation in every city in which he appeared. His fame far exceeded that of any strongman before or since. His …


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Interview with Leo Stern

Leo Stern was one of the greatest bodybuilding coaches and photographs! He introduced Bill Pearl to bodybuilding. I asked Pearl about Leo Stern and he said this: “Berg, If it was not for Leo Stern there would be no Bill Pearl…the bodybuilder!” Here’s Leo Stern’s Interview from PL USA, 1995 Dec. – Mr. Berg Q: …


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Taito Haara – Super Power Man

The following article was written by Terry Todd (published 1978 Jan). Use the tag-system for more great articles by Todd. – Berg “One of the most exciting things about a world’s championship is the sight and sound of men from many nations mingling in the lobby of whatever hotel they happen to inhabit. To be …


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Develop a Mighty Grip by Terry Todd

The following grip and forearm workout course was developed by oldschool strongman Terry Todd.  All of the exercises and feats of strength mention in this article can help you achieve a greater grip and forearm. Their practice will not only help you in the performance of your regular exercises, but they will make you more successful …


Mark Henry Weightlifting Career, Workout and Records

Mark Jerrold Henry (born June 12, 1971) is an American powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman, and retired professional wrestler, who is currently signed to WWE under a Legends contract. Here’s Mark Henry background story about weightlifting, powerlifting and some interesting thoughts about steroids and powerlifting equipment, have fun – Mr. Berg! Before wrestling Mark Henry was 3-times Texas State …


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Terry Todd Workout Routine For Bulk and Power

Terry Todd, mentor of Hafthor Julius Bjornsson (World’s Strongest Man), was an American powerlifter, and Olympic weightlifter. At the 1965 Nationals, Todd became the first man to squat more than 700 lbs. in competition, by squatting 710 lbs! Mr. Todd favored partial movements in his training to gain size and strength. Terry cited that if you do heavy …


60’s Power Lifting Stars

Want an insider’s view of what powerlifting was like during the 1960’s? Rickey Dale Crain (a 148/165 lb superstar during the 70’s and 80’s) summarized it very nicely in this excerpt taken from the July 1977 issue of Powerlifting USA:“As a true blooded powerlifter, who literally grew up in the sport, born with a York barbell …


Doug Young Beast Of America

Doug Young was born in the year 1944 in Texas,USA. Mr. Young was a railroad conductor. He played football during high school and college but he had to stop playing football. His knees could not stand the strain. Thus he started powerlifting. He was world champion in power-lifting from 1975 to 1977, and strength coach. …


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