The Great John L. by Peter Yates

From our Muscle Movie Series – Available in the HOPC Library The Boston Strong Boy, JOHN L. SULLIVAN was...

Reg Snowy Baker

By Peter Yates, HOPC Editor-in-Chief “Reginald Leslie Baker was born in the Surrey Hills District of Sydney, Australia February...

Axemen Maker of the Iron Men

By Laurie Smith, PC Historian & HOPC Contributing Writer/Intl. Correspondent – Australia HOPC Ed. Note The physical work entailed...

The Finished Athlete of Strength

By Siegmund Klein “Recognition as a first-class “strong man” is the ambition of many an athlete whose work has...

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Pudgey Stockman by Peter Yates

The Queen of Muscle Beach “In this day and age where so many women train with weights for fitness,...

Görner- What’s in Our Library

Hermann Görner (1891 – 1965) “Before I met Hermann Görner, I had so often read of this name in...

Maldone – What’s in Our Library?

William Maldone – The Iron Duke by Peter Yates “William Muldoon was a well-respected individual in many levels of...

Dorans – What’s in Our Library?

Don Dorans Don Dorans was one of the most respected men in modern British bodybuilding. The winner of the...

Cyr – What’s in Our Library?

Louis Cyr “The Strongest Man that Ever Lived” can be applied to only one man.  That one man was...

Burns – What’s in Our Library?

Martin “Farmer” Burns (1861 – 1937) In his time Martin “Farmer” Burns wrestled over 6,000 matches in every type...