Considering this blog’s recent emphasis on homemade equipment, it only makes sense to pay tribute to one of the true pioneers of homemade equipment (for strength development). Paul Anderson is a legend in the world of strength. Many of his feats from 50+ years ago are still mind boggling today.
And as you’ll see in the video below, he thrived on homemade equipment.
Paul Anderson is perhaps the best example of low-tech/high-effect training. Not only did he build much of his own equipment, but he also went on to say the following:
“I NEVER had a coach in weightlifting… If I had someone instructing me, I would have never decided that the top priority for a weightlifter was to be strong. This is why I first took up the power lifts and then drifted into the three Olympic lifts.”
For more information regarding Anderson’s training, please refer to the following links (all excellent):