The History of Weightlifting

The History of Weightlifting and Strength Training

When you think of weightlifting, you probably think of heavy barbells, crazy training schedules, and indoor spaces filled with a wide variety of equipment. Strength training has come a long way from its prehistoric roots.  In the early days, crowds gathered in Greek Coliseums to watch men compete in strength training competitions. Today, many people

The History of the Kettlebell

The History of the Kettlebell

Kettlebells are an ancient Russian invention that have been used to train for strength and endurance since at least the 18th century. They’re also becoming increasingly popular in gyms across America, but they aren’t as well known as dumbbells or barbells. If you’re new to kettlebell workouts, it’s a good idea to know the history

A Brief History of the Barbell

A Brief History of the Barbell

While most professional gyms are filled with many different kinds of specialized and technical machinery, there is a more simple object that they all tend to have in common: a barbell. This humble piece of gym equipment is really just a metal bar with weights on each end, but it is a key piece necessary