Monday, January 8, 2007

Strong Man -- Otto Arco

Not many people know about Otto Arco (his real name was Otto Nowosielsky). He was only 5'2" and 138 pounds soaking wet.

But he was incredibly strong and was a champion wrestler.

Otto Arco was born in Poland in 1881. He won the Austrian wrestling title in 1903 at the age of 22.

He was considered pound for pound... the strongest man alive.

It seems the methods the early strongmen used has faded away in history. Nowadays, everyone wants to use weights, isolation exercises and floor situps to achieve fitness goals. But what is happening is that the modern warriors are also getting hurt more often and not as strong. Sure they have big muscles but they don't have functional muscles.

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Anonymous said...

very good, I was reading of these gentleman and all I can say is that in those days muscle guys were strongmen and not human roids machines.

Anonymous said...

hi,i'm thaddeus ,otto's grandson he taught me how to play chess when i was 5 and he also was a member of Polar Bear Club in Coney Island as well as in Ripley"s Believe It or Not.