Welcome to Engrave in Iron. We are Phillip Chipman (PhD University of Ottawa) and Conor Heffernan (PhD University College Dublin). Our goal with EII is to offer an accessible take on the history of the Iron Game – from Strongmen to Bodybuilding, and everything in between. Each posts features a little piece of history in relation to the culture of strength and muscular development in North America and Europe. The main goal is to take the complex and murky histories of fitness and render it digestible and hopefully entertaining. We will try to keep posts coming at a weekly basis, while offering bi-weekly book reviews, called “Bi-weekly Book Broadcasts” or BBB that relate to the topic of physical culture. Access to articles will also be available in the captions, as well as useful links for strength and muscle enthusiasts or those strange few actually researching this stuff.