These records in red were established officially, before qualified judges,And in the presence of many witnesses these performances, have never been equalled nor surpassed we have assembled these in a compact chart for the convenience of the reader. However, it is conceivable that it was “inspired” by the treatment meted out to early-day criminals who were sentenced to be “pulled apart by four horses”. Honoring the past and respecting the present is our mission. But thank our lucky stars we have accurate written history that when put into context or different formatting gives us a second chance to interpret the life of a pioneer of harnessing core abilities that we all possess. Holdout sideways 185 and 1/4 lb... That is, right hand 97 and 1/4 lb,a 2 month old horse, and left hand 88 lb. Full Day of Eating With Schwarzenegger and Karl Kainrath, Strong on Arm Wrestling With Leonidas Arkona, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Letter To Peter Fasching. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Also the horses may then have been smaller ones. Blue is just a reference for a sense of perception and perspective, 1 . Pressed from the shoulder with one hand, assistance given to the shoulder, 7. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out /  Hence, a real strong-man would naturally have greater resisitve strength in his joints and ligaments than would a slender, undeveloped, non- athlete. As to what amount of pull Cyr resisted from his two horses, a bit of figuring should give an approximate answer. He would then brace his feet against a fixed support in the ground, the legs taking a horizontal position (in line with the pull on the chain). Lifting a barrel of cement to  the shoulders. We salute all who have made the ultimate sacrifice, to keep us safe. It will be noticed, in the accompanying photo, that Cyr’s hands are not together. Louis lived on month day 1991, at address. Louis A Cyr 1912 Louis A Cyr in U.S. Public Records Index. These records in red were established officially, before qualified judges,And in the presence of many witnesses these performances, have never been equaled nor surpassed we have assembled these in a compact chart for the convenience of the reader. it is perhaps just as well that many of the old-time, so-called feats of strength have been replaced by the standard barbell lifts in vogue among weight-lifters today. Possibly some secondrate performers occasionally pulled fast ones in order to make money for their backers, but Cyr wasn’t one of them. In any event. Lifting a barrel of cement to the shoulders, using only one hand, and without using the knees 433 lb.or 7 (5000)btu air conditioners, I am so pleased that my story is not about me, it's about my uncle Louis Cyr 1863-1912. and tell his incredible story of achievements that have kept him in a league of his own , equalled by no other human in history. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Hip lifts with special harness, 3538 lb or 12 football lineman, .9. But the powerful Canadian easily kept the horses in check and himself from being pulled apart! Since, as can be seen from the photograph, Cyr’s horses probably weighed no more than this (that is, about 1700 pounds each), it is probable that the pull on Cyr’s two arms was, at the most, not over half of 3924, that is, about 1950 pounds. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We are collecting old training courses & books and presenting some pieces here. Topham in this manner easily resisted the pull of one horse, but in working with two horses – bracing his feet against two treestumps in a field – he did not take a sufficiently horizontal position, with the result that, when the horses started pulling, he was jerked out of place and had one of his knee caps shattered against a stump. Louis A Cyr was born on month day 1912. He was also recorded to have lifted 1,897 pounds several inches off the ground with two hands, and with one finger was able to raise the incredible weight of 553 pounds. Louis Cyr: The Man Who Pulled Two Horses 15. Posted on 13 Jul 2017 by D.Jansen in Louis Cyr . or worlds largest ball of tape, 5 Pressed from the shoulder to arm’s length, straight up 162 and 1/2 lb or 5 cinder blocks, a)With two hands, 1,897 lb or 19 dressers, b)With one hand, 987 lb or 9 newborn giraffes, .9. Thus he delighted his many friend and perhaps disappointed the few, if any, who had been foolish enough to bet against his accomplishing the feat. However, as a general rule, the larger the muscles, the thicker the bones, tendons and ligaments. Back Lift -off trestles 4337 lb or 434 toilets. Cyr was credited with similarly resisting the pull of four horses, and if he did this, most probably he kept his hands together by holding onto a large metal ring. The feat of resisting the pull of one or more teams of horses, as Cyr did, demanded the same kind of resistive strength as did the successful emergence of criminals from their sentences – namely, not muscular strength, but rather strength and toughness of the ligaments that hold the bones together at the joints. ( Log Out /  Then, with cracking whips, the powerful animals were urged to pull their utmost in an attempt to make Cyr lose his grip. ( Log Out /  Blue is just a reference for a sense of perception and perspective, 5 Pressed from the shoulder to arm’s length, straight up. We are investigating how the people trained back in the day. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Louis Cyr’s Records. Above you can see a rare old photo shows the feat “horse-resisting” performed by strongman old-timer Louis Cyr ( b.1863 – d. 1912), who was known at the time as “The Canadiam Samson.”.

Gathered from those who lived during the same time period, were born in the same place, or who have a family name in common. These records in red were established officially, before qualified judges,And in the presence of many witnesses these performances, have never been equalled nor surpassed we have assembled these in a compact chart for the convenience of the reader. At the age of twelve Louis was a lumberjack and stories of his strength became legendary amongst his peers and coworkers. Again, it may be that Cyr dispensed with this aid simply while posing for the photograph. I am going to attempt to have his Birthday recognised and designated in his honour, because of HOW he accomplished these feats , he didn't set himself apart from everyone else, he was actually showing us how our core-strengths when synced up , and running on all cylinders can propel our abilities and potential beyond anyone's imagination. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out /  Standing between the pair of dapple-gray Percherons, Cyr slipped a loop of heavy leather over the elbow of each of his arms, braced his feet, and gave the grooms the signal to lead the horses forward until the traces were taut. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Lifted from the ground to a height of several inches, a)With two hands, 1,897 lb or 19 dressers, b)With one hand, 987 lb or 9 newborn giraffes, c) with one finger, 553 lb or 7 bags of concrete, 8. Genealogy profile for Louis Cyr Louis Cyr (1791 - 1871) - Genealogy Genealogy for Louis Cyr (1791 - 1871) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. But thank our lucky stars we have accurate written history that when put into context or different formatting gives us a second chance to interpret the life of a pioneer of harnessing core abilities that we all possess. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The date was December 20, 1891, and the place Sohmer Park in Montreal. View all posts by D.Jansen. Change ), “The Next Right Thing” (# when no one is looking). A large crowd had gathered to witness Cyr's exhibition. position taken, the horses would have had literally to pull the strong-man’s arms out of his shoulder-sockets in order to move ahead. In the standard dynamometer test for draft horses as used annually at county fairs, the record pull for a pair of horses weighing together 3417 pounds is 3924 pounds. With such a Blue is just a reference for a sense of perception and perspective, 1 . View all posts by D.Jansen. Unofficially he had often surpassed 5,000 pounds. But without the balance of all of them as the catalyst of your being , your true potential can't be realised.Louis Cyr mastered the balance of his extremes , that is the only thing that sets him apart from every other human. These lifts promote the development of a strong, quick, all-round athletic physique, whereas most of the old-time feats could be performed by any reasonably husky workman even if his waist were as large as his chest. To get back to the stunt of resisting the pull of a team of horses, how this feat originated is not known. ( Log Out /  I am going to attempt to have his Birthday recognised and designated in his honour, because of HOW he accomplished these feats , he didn't set himself apart from everyone else, he was actually showing us how our core-strengths when synced up , and running on all cylinders can propel our abilities and potential beyond anyone's imagination. 6. Louis passed away on month day 1994, at age 81 at death place, Maine. For strong-man exhibitions, in Cyr’s day, were occasions on which those inclined to gamble could wager any amount they chose. or worlds largest ball of tape, 5 Pressed from the shoulder to arm’s length, straight up 162 and 1/2 lb or 5 cinder blocks. Louis A Cyr 1913 1994 Maine Louis A Cyr in Maine Deaths, 1960 - 1996. In order for Cyr to have lost in any contest of strength, he’d had to be seriously ill (or doped!). In this feat the strong-man would wear a heavy belt to which was attached a chain leading to the harness on the horse (or horses). A large crowd had gathered to witness Cyr’s exhibition. Louis A Cyr was born circa 1913. He could pull fully laden rail cars and on one occasion held back four 1200-pound horses, two in each hand, pulling in opposite directions. Louis Cyr was born Cyprien-Noé Cyr on October 10, 1863 in the Quebec town of St. Cyprien de Napierville. 1 . It was said that Topham, who was really tremendously strong, could have resited the pull not only of two, but of four horses, if only he had been more careful and had taken the proper position at the start. Lifting a barrel of cement to  the shoulders, using only one hand, and without using the knees                433 lb.or 7 (5000)btu air conditioners, I am so pleased that my story is not about me, it's about my uncle Louis Cyr 1863-1912. and tell his incredible story of achievements that have kept him in a league of his own , equalled by no other human in history. ( Log Out /  Above you can see a rare old photo shows the feat "horse-resisting" performed by strongman old-timer Louis Cyr ( b.1863 – d. 1912), who was known at the time as "The Canadiam Samson." But without the balance of all of them as the catalyst of your being , your true potential can't be realised.Louis Cyr mastered the balance of his extremes , that is the only thing that sets him apart from every other human. Back Lift -off trestles     4337 lb or  434 toilets, 2 Slow press in three movements in the Louis Cyr style that is, the weight did not touch the body, and left hand 88 lb. Louis Cyr: The Man Who Pulled Two Horses. A biopic directed by Daniel Roby, the film stars Antoine Bertrand as Canadian strongman Louis Cyr.The film is based on a novel by Paul Ohl. But many of these doomed men – or their bodies – refused to be pulled apart, thus demonstrating the strength of human joints and ligaments. In the standard dynamometer test for draft horses as used annually at county fairs, the record pull for a pair of horses weighing together 3417 pounds is 3924 pounds. Hold out in front ,131 and ¼ lb or 2 leather armchairs, 4. These records in red were established officially, before qualified judges,And in the presence of many witnesses these performances, have never been equaled nor surpassed we have assembled these in a compact chart for the convenience of the reader. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Possibly in resisting the pull of merely one pair of horses, he did not bother to grip with his hands on a ring, which was the usual method adopted by performers of this feat. The date was December 20, 1891, and the place Sohmer Park in Montreal. Louis Cyr’s Records . A more genuine feat, perhaps, of resisting the pull of horses, as performed by Karl von Eckenberg, Thomas Topham, and other early-day strongmen, was to have the horse, or horses, pull from in front of the performer. ( Log Out /  were established officially, before qualified judges,And in the presence of many witnesses these performances, have never been equaled nor surpassed we have assembled these in a compact chart for the convenience of the reader. Louis Cyr (French: Louis Cyr, l'homme le plus fort du monde) is a 2013 Canadian drama film. Blue is just a reference for a sense of perception and perspective . Louis was a large child, weighing close to 18 pounds at birth and, from an early age, those around him were impressed with his natural strength. Pressed from the shoulder with one hand, assistance given to the shoulder, Lifted from the ground to a height of several inches. Change ). We are providing training information from the 19th century (aka pre steroid era) till today. Back Lift -off trestles 4337 lb or 434 toilets, 2 Slow press in three movements in the Louis Cyr style that is, the weight did not touch the body, 3. Blue is just a reference for a sense of perception and perspective . If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. .9. 4 of 5 documents 1 of 5 documents View all. We salute all who have made the ultimate sacrifice, to keep us safe.

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