Why are modern day lifters not as strong as the lifters from days of old such as...
Arthur Saxon at 210lbs body weight could lift a 300 lbs sand bag from the floor to overhead at arms length he could also Bent Press 370lbs.
Herman Goener Deadlifted 727lbs with one hand to full lock out, Louis Cry could shoulder a 400lbs barrel with one hand.
Thomas Inch made and lifted the 172lbs 2 and 1/2 inch pound dumbbell to overhead with one hand and no one since has matched him.
Milo Stienborn could get a 550 lbs bar on his back unnassited with no squat rack... squat the weight... and then safely lower the bar back to the ground, George Hackenschmidt would snatch a 198lbs barbell with one hand.
Not many pros ok I will even goes as to say that only maybe 1% of all pro lifters in the world could match even one of these. All of these men accomplished their amazing feats from around 1920 to the early 1960s.
They had absolutely the bearest equipment and most had never even almost heard of a steroid or anything like that... WHy with all the equipment, supposidly ground breaking most advanced trainning routines and more drugs accesible to the lifters than most doctors can we not match the original strongmen and barbell men...What have we lost or forgotten that these men thrived on.