Lifting History

The gym I go to right now was founded in 1851 and there are a bunch of old weights sitting in a back room.

It’s a shame that they’re just collecting dust, but I figured I’d put it up as I know that anyone serious about the Iron Game would find this fascinating.

I was curious if anyone might have an idea of how old the globe dumbells/barbells go back.


Join the IronHistory forum and ask them.

That’s pretty awesome. You can get some damn good money for the globe end dumbells, a lot people make blobs out of them and such.