Who? Born Kate Brumbach in 1884 in Vienna, to Bavarian parents. Kate lived strength from an early age. Her parents were regular performers in the German circus circuit. Their act consisted of formidable and impressive feats of strength. Her father Philippe was said to be able to lift 500 pounds with one finger. Her mother … Continue reading Iron Women: Katie Sandwina
Who? Those of our readers who are unaware of Lalanne are in for a real treat. Born in the early 1910s, Lalanne was one of the most outspoken and passionate men to grace the Iron Game in the past century. A bodybuilder, gym owner, TV personality and much, much more, Lalanne was still exercising on … Continue reading Iron Man: Jack Lalanne
Who? Born in the early nineteenth-century, the Frenchman Hippolyte Triat represented one of the first modern gym owners and promoters of the modern age. Plucked from obscurity following a daring rescue of an aristocratic woman from a runaway horse, Triat benefitted from an upper-class education in France. Though exposed to the classics and arts, it … Continue reading Iron Men: Hippolyte Triat
Chances are at some point in your lifting career you've done a few sets of Romanian Deadlifts. From athletes to bodybuilders, thousands of muscle fanatics have used the exercise to bring up their hamstrings and lower backs. Given the popularity of the movement, you may be surprised to learn that this exercise is a relatively recent … Continue reading The History of the Romanian Deadlift
Vegetarian bodybuilding? Is such a thing even possible? Oftentimes when vegetarians embark on the weightlifting adventure, they’re met with derision from those already on the path. How could you possibly get in enough protein? Won’t your diet be carb heavy? And how do you plan to avoid deficiencies? Today’s post, examining the vegetarian diet of bodybuilding legend, … Continue reading Bill Pearl’s Vegetarian Bodybuilding
It’s the holidays. Some of us have had a difficult year trying to hit that PR, finally reaching the 225 threshold on the bench, or even fitting enough training days in our week to acquire the respective title of “fitness freak.” Here at E.I.I. we understand your struggle and we want to offer you a gift. Enter the … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Who invented progressive resistance training? Or in simpler terms, who discovered that lifting heavier and heavier loads made one bigger and stronger? It’s a strange question admittedly. A question that we may never be able to answer. Luckily that hasn’t stopped people trying. One such theory comes from the magical world of Greek mythology. A body … Continue reading MILO OF CROTON, THE FATHER OF RESISTANCE TRAINING