The more I research, the more I realize how weak most of us are compared to the old tyme lifters of physical culture.
For example, I came upon this page today about chin-up strength feats on John Gill's website:
There is also a ton of info regarding these amazing men here:
These guys were herculean in their efforts.
So why are we so damn weak?
I'm sure some it has something to do with the fact that our food sucks, plain and simple. Back then, a farm was a FARM, where animals, plants, and soil were properly cultivated. You could eat real grass-fed beef, nutrient dense vegetables, drink delicious milk.
Organic farming is the way to go for healthy bodies and minds.