Joe Roark's

The HUGE library of Iron History compiled by Joe Roark.


Welcome to Iron History with Joe Roark!  

Joe Roark has been studying the iron game since 1957, and by 1970 began a systematic gathering of information on index cards. By the time his first computer was acquired, there were several hundred thousand references to be typed into it.

For a few years he published his own newsletter called MuscleSearch: The Roark Report. By 1992 he was appointed as the IFBB Men's Bodybuilding Historian, and began writing about history for FLEX in his column Factoids. For ten years he contributed to Iron Game History from the U of Texas at Austin. Recently he also began writing All Our Yesterdays for FLEX.

His passion has always been the period between 1880 and 1920, with particular emphasis on the oldtime strongmen of that era. Joe will be offering bits of history for Cyberpump once per week, and the text will be relevant to the dates of the calendar for those events of yesteryear relevant to the coming week.

In this column, readers will also be able to ask Joe questions or comment on his posts.  Note: The comments are solely for interaction between Joe and the readers only -- not reader to reader.

12/28/2007: Willoughby on American Weightlifting 1946-1949 from Your Physique, March 1950

Friday, December 28, 2007

Posted by TheEditor @ 10:05 AM CST

12/21/2007: Willoughby on American Weightlifting 1946-1949 from Your Physique, March 1950

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Posted by TheEditor @ 09:06 PM CST

12/14/2007: Willoughby on 'Leading Lifters During 1938-1941' from Your Physique February 1950

Friday, December 14, 2007

Posted by TheEditor @ 05:28 AM CST

12/7/2007: Willoughby's 'Greatest Arm Development' Concludes.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Posted by TheEditor @ 06:03 AM CST


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