Friday, July 17, 2015

Mr. 705 - Ted Arcidi

Had a recent visit / lunch w/ Ted.

He's in such great shape these days, it's great to see!
A true Iron game legend!

Friday, March 7, 2014

"Baby Inch" Inch Dumbbell Replica

Received my Baby Inch today, going to have fun trying to lift this with each hand now.
2.4" handle makes this much harder to lift than a normal dumbbell  bar.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weider Multi Power Exerciser

I recently received a Weider Smith machine type unit, called the "Multi Power Exerciser", which is shown in this old ad above.

I'm not sure how many are still in existence, I would have to guess, not too many.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

When Classic Bodybuilding Died, and Today's Mess Began!

It's just my opinion only, but Lee Haney was the last of the "Classic / Golden Age type of bodybuilder.

Notice the vacuum pose? Todays guys do more of a "reverse vacuum" with their big, bloated stomachs.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Holy Grail of Vintage Iron

The Zuvers plates are some of the most sought after vintage iron items by serious collectors.
They normally can fetch up to 5K for a pair of them on eBay.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Vintage Sandow Chest Expander

There are lots of vintage chest expanders out there (Whiteley, etc), but by far, Sandow's appliances are my favorite of the bunch. Nice, quality made apparatus.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pictures of a Milo Triplex I Own


I may put it up on eBay soon, if i do I will post that info here.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Galen Gough, The World's Miracle Strongman!

A must read for those interested in Oldtime Strongmen!

Greg Travis, editor-in-chief of the Ben- ton, Kentucky Tribune Courier has producd a fascinating biog- raphy of professional strongman Galen Gough and we are grate ful to Mr. Travis for allowing us to excerpt the following pas- sages There is, however, much more to the story of this strong- man, movie star, preacher, and artist than can be told here. Gough, like most professional strongmen, exaggerated many of his claims, but his life was anything but boring.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The term "rare" gets thrown around a lot when it comes to vintage barbells.
That isn't always the case.
In this case, I think "rare" can be used to describe what I have here.
This is a Jackson Globe Barbell, made by Andy Jackson in Springfield, NJ.
My friend (and friend of Andy's) Carl Linich owned this bell for over 30 years.
It's been handed down to me, and I will keep it safe for a few more decades (God willing).

Our friend Bob Hornick in TX, owns one of these, and there may be one more out there that we know about. Each globe say's "Andrew Jackson Springfield, NJ"

One of my cherished barbells.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Rare Jackson Spinlock Collars (Olympic)

These collars don't show up too often. (Not my auction).

eBay auction:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sandow Barbell??

When we toured York Barbell and Museum a few years back, we were told that this barbell was once owned by Eugen Sandow. Not sure if it was ever confirmed, but it's a nice looking bell nonetheless!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The annual AOBS dinner is rapidly approaching (OCT 5th Newark, NJ). Ken Patera and Mike Katz will be honored this year. A well deserved honor for both men!

A nice pair of Jackson Globe 25 pounders. I have sets of 25's up to 70's.
Nice pieces of Iron Game Memorabilia!

The Holy Grail of the Iron Game books (IMO). Here's a nice review from the author's nephew from Amazon.

"This two volume set is a one of a kind for both collection and historic information. My Uncle Leo put years of knowledge into these books with direct correspondence to notable strong men and weight lifters all over the world. This account of strong men history, and history of weight lifting and body building is unparalleled."

It took me many years to find this set. There are copies on both eBay and Amazon now, with $380.00 being the best price for a mint set of the books. A great deal. (Not my auction).
Welcome to yet another Iron Game Blog. I will do my best to update it weekly.
Thanks for looking. I love this old pic of Hermann Goerner. If you can find his book "Goerner the Mighty" by Edgar Mueller, do yourself a favor and pick it up. An old classic.