Yesterday while scanning through the tv channels, I came across The History Channel’s “Modern Marvels.” The episode was about the advances in the logging industry. In it they showed old footage of loggers from the 40s… and these guys were amazingly built!
At first I thought perhaps these guys lifted weights. Then I listened to what the narrator explained about the advancement in equipment used over the decades.
Apparently, before the development of the modern lightweight chainsaw, these guys would hand-saw through the trunks, and later use 150 lb early motorized chainsaws. The volume and load of work these guys did on a daily basis certainly contributed to their muscularity. I don’t see the same development on today’s loggers using modern machines.