The Rogue Legends Series - Chapter 5: Saxon / 8K

8. april. 2020
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While he never achieved the iconic status of fellow Strongman pioneers Eugene Sandow or Louis Apollon, the German weightlifter Arthur Saxon (born Arthur Hennig in 1878) often ranks above them all in the eyes of true Iron Game enthusiasts. Whether performing in a British concert hall or an American circus tent; as a solo act or alongside his brothers in the “Saxon Trio,” Arthur regularly achieved feats of true skill that few others would even attempt. His record-setting “Bent Press,” for example-which he once used to best Sandow himself- remains the gold standard nearly a century after his death.
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  • You need to do an episode on Zuver's Gym. The son of Bob Zuver helped create the famous plates, and he has a ton of first hand knowledge and private photos of the gym. You ought to get in touch with him because he would probably be on board.

    Jake LMJake LM14 dager siden
  • I always thought Eugene Sandow was not strong but just a showman. What a mens physique competitor. Just a dude with abs and smooth muscles. That Saxon guy and car those were true strongmen

    SALSAL2 måneder siden
  • Его даже боб гофман меценат тяжолой атлетики сша,признавал как человека чудовищной силы,сандов не смог повторить его выкручивание.но рекорд в боковом жиме,или жим с отлонение корпуса за сандовым 122кг

    василий петровичвасилий петрович2 måneder siden
  • Thanks Jane and rogue

    Action CamusAction Camus4 måneder siden
  • Insane this is all done naturally

    A LeeA Lee4 måneder siden
  • So happy there’s more episodes of this

    Mason McLeodMason McLeod4 måneder siden
  • these documentaries are amazing. Could you also do one on bobby pandour

    Luis BauerLuis Bauer4 måneder siden
  • Hello Rogue Please do about the fighter and strongman Ivan Poddubny His life and history requires attention

    Игорь БахаревИгорь Бахарев5 måneder siden
  • 💗💗💗💗 These are very special documentaries:) thank you

    slumtrome3000slumtrome30005 måneder siden
  • A fantastic series and looking forward to the Terry Todd episode. I hope future episodes show Jan Todd, Louis Cyr and Donald Dinnie to name a few

    Joshua OwenJoshua Owen6 måneder siden
  • Anyone in Canada selling any home Home gym equipment? Preferably, Rogue bumper plates and or Oly bar(s) by chance.......?

    MedTHC OntarioMedTHC Ontario7 måneder siden
  • Fantastic! I am a Circus Strongman and it was these guys (saxon, cyr) that inspired me to what I am today!

    TITAN Circus StrongmanTITAN Circus Strongman7 måneder siden
  • Marijan Matijevic

    Za ReZa Re7 måneder siden
  • I love this. Thank you so much for doing this. The end sent chills down my spine

    byRoyaltybyRoyalty7 måneder siden

    filmjunge Berlinfilmjunge Berlin7 måneder siden
  • Thank you to whomever put this here! reminds me of my kinesiology college days studying the history of sport and training

    Dan CrossDan Cross7 måneder siden
  • what a good series !!! thank you sooooo much !!! Make love my sons name even more lol Arthur and Edmond!!! isn't that cool !!

    Jean-Patrick BeginJean-Patrick Begin7 måneder siden
  • Please do a review of Tylla-Berry, he is a strength athlet from that times too, together with saxon trio and stuff. His stunts were phenomenal. Big rocks were destroyed on his head or he pulls a truck with 40 people on it just with his mouth. Hope we can see it here in the future :O)

    TAKEYDOTAKEYDO7 måneder siden
  • Great video. I used to write articles on oldtime strongman. I got to know many new interesting things about The Saxons. Thanks

    Światło i kadrŚwiatło i kadr7 måneder siden
    • Światło i kadr thank you so much🙏🏻

      Smith's FitnessSmith's Fitness3 måneder siden
    • @Smith's Fitness I wrote it in 2007-2009 in polish. There are no online resources, I wrote it to one of the polish fitness magazines. Gimme you email, I can send you PDFs so you can translate it using Google (of course if you are interested).

      Światło i kadrŚwiatło i kadr3 måneder siden
    • Where are those articles, I would love to read them?

      Smith's FitnessSmith's Fitness3 måneder siden
  • Is there anyone who knows where the Grave of Arthur Saxon lies?

    CarlosBCarlosB7 måneder siden
    • He is buried in Duisburg, Germany, and there was a headstone placed on his grave by his admirers. However, the cemetery was bombed during WWII and the marker is now gone.

      Jan ToddJan Todd7 måneder siden
  • Damn he really pulled up at his home in Scotland and lifted it in front of him! Arthur Saxon is a formidable man. 16:00

    14 miles to the Right14 miles to the Right7 måneder siden
  • That was fantastic thank you

    Benny GilliganBenny Gilligan7 måneder siden
  • Thank you Rogue. So, much not easily known about Saxon, my favourite strongman. Never thought this would be made!

    warriorcirclewarriorcircle7 måneder siden
  • War f*cks up lives 😔

    iluvmym4iluvmym47 måneder siden
  • Would you do one on Hermann Georner he went to the same club as Arthur Saxon and was crazy strong too although less talked about. At Dresden on 25 July 1920, Görner lifted the enormous weight of nearly 200 kg (440 lb) overhead in the Two Hands ‘Anyhow’ style, performing the feat with four kettleweights in the following manner. He first swung with the right hand to arms length, two kettleweights, one weighing 110 1⁄4 pounds (50.0 kg). and the other 99 1⁄4 pounds (45.0 kg). Still holding the bells overhead, he then bent down and picked up with the left hand a third kettleweight weighing 110 1⁄4 pounds (50.0 kg), which he then swung to arms length and transferred to the thumb of the right hand. Then, still holding the three kettleweights overhead in his right hand, he lowered his body carefully and with the left hand picked up the fourth kettleweight, which he slowly swung to arms length. The combined weight then held overhead for the referee’s court was, as has been stated, no less than 430 English pounds, or 195.5 kilograms. Still has the one hand deadlift to this day which is really impressive.

    ATomRileyAATomRileyA7 måneder siden
  • I love that yall are taking the time to put this together!

    Red Beard OpsRed Beard Ops7 måneder siden
  • Hit like before it started. Thank you so much I was foaming at the mouth waiting for Saxon

    Dusty BarkerDusty Barker7 måneder siden
  • The most impressive thing is that these strongmen don't have outrageously big muscles (like current strongmen), very efficient muscle fibers I think...

    Florian LorinFlorian Lorin7 måneder siden
    • Superior Tendons, Ligaments & Bones Strength, my friends! 😎👊💪

      Matti MarzelMatti MarzelMåned siden
    • Florian Lorin they just lived before the advent of steroids. Those are what natural lifters actually look like.

      The Burger KingThe Burger King7 måneder siden
  • thanks for the effort

    bazi drownbazi drown7 måneder siden
  • Thank you so much for these videos.. love them all.. shows what is possible without the drugs and all the other modern BS.. the old time masters are the best, train like a greats of the past.. not like drug ridden joke that bodybuilding and weightlifting has become now days.

    Justin WardJustin Ward7 måneder siden
  • Great job team Rogue! These old-time documentaries you make are totally amazing. It is so inspiring, historical, tribute-paying. Thank you. Keep it up. I would love to see a documentary about Doug Hepburn.

    Tioudi OuarTioudi Ouar7 måneder siden
  • Great work. Keep them coming.

    Frank SignorileFrank Signorile7 måneder siden
  • Thank you so much for this strength series.

    powerplayercppowerplayercp7 måneder siden
  • Amazing documentary!!! Keep doing this

    Christophe bolsmeisterChristophe bolsmeister7 måneder siden
  • Herrlich dieser Dialekt

    S. HillyS. Hilly7 måneder siden
  • These are important for all teens (which I am) to see, so they can understand you don’t need steroids to have amazing bodies and strength. in some cases, strength that has been unmatched with people who do steriods.

    Daniel Wri19Daniel Wri197 måneder siden
  • Well done rogue.....saxon brothers r a great act... My late coach. Harold akrill... Got a signed book of there great feats.. Which I know own..... Arthur was unquie.. Along with the greatest of them all.. The great Herman gorner...... There were 100 years ahead of they time... The modern strong man.. Is not in there league... Not got the true strength.. Or flexible enough to do any of those lifts..... And that was the time when there were no rounds about

    Robert HoweRobert Howe7 måneder siden
    • Ment to say roids

      Robert HoweRobert Howe7 måneder siden
  • ROUGE with the epic content as always. Thank you!

    MrWavinflagsMrWavinflags7 måneder siden
  • Please do Louis Cyr next I love this series thank you Rogue

    Lo FLo F7 måneder siden
  • Arthur Saxon - A True legend! Bring the „Saxon Press“ back!

    SwooshSwoosh7 måneder siden
  • Excellent film! Keep it up!

    Julian PhillipsJulian Phillips8 måneder siden
  • What an inspiring piece of history.

    Ryan LagrandRyan Lagrand8 måneder siden
  • This was very interesting - Thanks for sharing this gem.

    zincinkzincink8 måneder siden
  • Love these! Keep em comin 💪💪💪

    Tim BordersTim Borders8 måneder siden
  • a true legend. thank you for giving Arthur the respect he deserves.

    Peter NiemanPeter Nieman8 måneder siden
  • a true legend. thank you for giving Arthur the respect he deserves.

    Peter NiemanPeter Nieman8 måneder siden
  • SAXON and SANDOW show down - 1900's = Brad Castleberry and Jake Johns (Big boy from Strength Cartel) - 2018. Bodybuilders always thinking they're better

    NathanialsWorldNathanialsWorld8 måneder siden
  • At long last. SAXON!

    -HipHopAnonymous --HipHopAnonymous -8 måneder siden
  • I never heard of this man. He is amazing and I am greatly inspired as a woman. People in strength past and present are AMAZING!

    Emme Sainte AnneEmme Sainte Anne8 måneder siden
  • That was wonderful!

    Gary SnowGary Snow8 måneder siden
  • Rogue you really put the strength in iron very informative !!!!!!!! Gut & sweat the men of yesterdays

    Julio R. OrtizJulio R. Ortiz8 måneder siden
  • Martins will do the saxon lift

    Erebus KhanErebus Khan8 måneder siden
  • What a sad end to an amazing character. Beautifully presented - thank you 😊

    Mary HandMary Hand8 måneder siden
  • I can not stress enough my gratitude and respect to rogue for making these wonderful documentaries. Never stop.

    • x10000000

      byRoyaltybyRoyalty7 måneder siden
  • I love these documentaries. I like many people have no respect for these oldetime strength athletes.

    Das GonzDas Gonz8 måneder siden
  • Anyone know when is rogue restocking? I want to buy some plates.

    90sKindaGuy90sKindaGuy8 måneder siden
  • I used to read about all these guys in the Hoffman mags back in the day. Great that they are being given their due...great history!

    Ease54Ease548 måneder siden
  • This is awesome. Saxon/Hennig was an incredible strong person. Just crazy to see what they lifted even 100 years ago. Thanks for this documentary.

    MeVsGravitYMeVsGravitY8 måneder siden
  • 💪

    Yan JarwhiteYan Jarwhite8 måneder siden
  • Stellar production yet again. Love this series, particularly the one focused on Scotland.

    Phil WhitePhil White8 måneder siden
  • Looks like they skipped a few leg days even back in the day

    Brent DawgsBrent Dawgs8 måneder siden
    • 10:57 don't think so

      SomeoneSomeone7 måneder siden
    • @DrewD too be fair some of these feats were exaggerated and or unconfirmed. The strongest people that every lived are alive and currently competing

      Dino NuggetsDino Nuggets7 måneder siden
    • hypertrophy wise yeah but im sure they had tendons of be able to bend over sideways with 300 plus pounds 1 hand above your head is just don't do that with a weak lower body

      DrewDDrewD8 måneder siden
  • I wish someday you'll honor a real strongman from Australia, Don Athaldo!

    Igal FlintIgal Flint8 måneder siden
  • The GOAT of Bent Press ! The record stands to this day.

    Władysław KurcharczykWładysław Kurcharczyk8 måneder siden
    • @Gustav Tegner and GGOAT means Greatest Gustav of all time

      kettlebells 123456kettlebells 1234567 måneder siden
    • You mean the Saxon Press world record holder?

      Warren775s6Warren775s67 måneder siden
    • Absolutely. Why he’s my fav!

      -HipHopAnonymous --HipHopAnonymous -8 måneder siden
    • @Peter Nieman Thank You.

      Gustav TegnerGustav Tegner8 måneder siden
    • @Gustav Tegner greatest of all time

      Peter NiemanPeter Nieman8 måneder siden
  • The best strongman of his time! This is going to be interesting, been waiting for a good video about Arthur Saxon

    apoc mapoc m8 måneder siden
  • Hi

    Mashal AzizanswarMashal Azizanswar8 måneder siden