Louis Cyr: Amazing Canadian

Ben Weider


Louis Cyr: Amazing Canadian

Louis Cyr: Amazing Canadian

  • Title: Louis Cyr: Amazing Canadian
  • Author: Ben Weider
  • ISBN: 9780926888098
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback



For Canadian Ben Weider, world leader in physical fitness, there was no equal to Louis Cyr, his boyhood idol While Weider s scientific approach to bodybuilding and Cyr s brute power could not be further apart, Weider chose to pay tribute to the amazing Canadian strongman in a colorful, picturesque accounting of his life and times, and his extraordinary accomplishments.For Canadian Ben Weider, world leader in physical fitness, there was no equal to Louis Cyr, his boyhood idol While Weider s scientific approach to bodybuilding and Cyr s brute power could not be further apart, Weider chose to pay tribute to the amazing Canadian strongman in a colorful, picturesque accounting of his life and times, and his extraordinary accomplishments You ll be transported to the late 1800s, when Louis Cyr first distinguished himself as a child prodigy of strength, and his mother changed his name to Louis, honoring the kings of France since he was the king of strength, and insisted that he wear long golden curls in the tradition of Samson First published in 1976 in English, we are honored to offer this definitive account of the phenomenal Louis Cyr Mr Weider argues in his final chapters that Louis Cyr still is the strongest man who ever lived so far as recorded history can tell us Do you agree


Recent Comments "Louis Cyr: Amazing Canadian"

I love reading about Victorian era sports and those strange turn-of-the-century feats of strength and endurance that today's athletes wouldn't even dare attempt. I read a really cool book on Pedestrianism that just blew my mind. I also read a book on Captain Matthew Webb (first person to swim the English Channel) and countless books on boxing legends like John L Sullivan, Joe Jackson and others. Louis Cry seemed like a person that would fit right in with the rest and he did.This topic was fascin [...]

It is about Louis Cyr. It is written by Ben Weider. They are both Montrealers, and both spent their life devoted to the sport of strength. These are profound topics for me and I would have hoped for more. The story telling is really quite poor and Weider clearly lacks the research skills to bring this topic to life. It is unfortunate because I suspect that there was a lot of material to be mined - the history of Montreal and Quebec; strength sports and their promotion; the connection to Vaudevil [...]


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