louis cyr exploit

His height was normally agreed at 5’10 1/2″, although Dr. Dudley A. Sargent, famous Harvard University physical director recorded measuring Louis Cyr in 1895 when Cyr was 32 and weighed 291lb/132kg. Lowry once said “History of any subject is seldom indisputable. Louis Cyr is widely considered to be the strongest man in history. ( Déconnexion /  Cyr was a big man in all ways, both heart and size, being a great trencherman, eating more than four normal men. Louis Cyr, strongman (b at St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada E 10 Oct 1863; d at St-Jean-de-Matha, Qué 10 Nov 1912). Avertissez-moi par e-mail des nouveaux articles. Consisting of 18 ‘Bulky’ men. Un homme fort,qui est dans les milieu de l’entraînement depuis 30ans, écoute les histoires de nos hommes forts d’antan avec scepticisme. He also dumbbell pressed 162lbs. Ouvrage biographique sur les colosses québécois et dont la troisième partie est consacrée à Cyr. Et le long métrage de Daniel Roby qui chante ses exploits devrait séduire ici et ailleurs. W. J. Lowry once wrote ‘Credit may have been given to certain people in the past by writers whose integrity is doubtless beyond reproach, but nevertheless possibly allowed their enthusiasm to sway their sense of responsibility towards registrars of history.’ What is interesting is to compare some of the measurements of todays behemoths in the Worlds Strongest Man Contest, e.g. Two books entitled, "The Strongest Man In History", and "The Strongest Man That Ever Lived", were based on his life. Placing a number of men upon a heavy platform resting across two trestles, Louis ducked beneath the platform, placed his back below the center, and raised both the contraption and the passengers clear off the trestles. Nous terminons cette liste en affirmant ici qu’il s’agit du travail le plus étoffé sur Louis Cyr. Hence the reason the book was never reprinted. Il soulevait à quelques pouces de terre 860.45 kg (1897 livres) à deux mains, 447,70 kg (987 livres) d’une seule main et 250,8 kg (553 livres) d’un seul doigt. Cyr's family moved to Massachusetts, and as a young man he was a lumberjack in New England before returning to Montréal in 1882 to take a job as a policeman. Libre-Expression, Montréal, 2005, 636 p. Note de l’éditeur de Sport et Société Lors de la rédaction de texte par Jean-Noël Dion, la biographie de Paul Ohl n’était pas encore publiée. Acteurs : Antoine Bertrand, Guillaume Cyr, Rose-Maïté Erkoreka, Gilbert Sicotte, Salles : Alouette (St-Raymond), Beauport, Ciné-parc St-Nicolas, Clap, Des Chutes (Saint-Nicolas), Lido (Lévis), Ste-Foy, On aime : les splendides extérieurs, l'équilibre de la réalisation. You cannot compete out of your own century/epoch, nor will we ever know what limits, if any, bind mankind. – 131.25lb/59.5kg. During his most active period, circa 1896, he performed the following:–March 31st did clean and jerk (the clean is a misnomer) of 347 lbs., then a World. In 1882 Louis married a petite and attractive girl named Melina (nee Courtois) with Louis obtaining work in the tough and hardy occupation of Lumberjack (in the days before chain saws etc.). (Cyr was well acquainted with the famous John F. Sullivan, being one of the few to defy Sullivan’s commands to drink when he drank. Cyr's family moved to Massachusetts, and as a young man he was a lumberjack in New England before returning to Montréal in 1882 to take a job as a policeman. Soon proving his immense strength, he was urged by friends to enter the exciting, albeit highly precarious world of professional strong men, lifting mainly crude solid or shot filled weights. The Louis-Cyr District of Montreal, Quebec, the Parc-Louis Cyr, and the Places des Hommes-Forts were all established in his memory. La légende de Louis Cyr, de Michel Mougins, Montréal, Beauchemin, 1953, 101 p. Récit adapté pour les enfants et illustré. Rose-Maïté Erkoreka, véritable révélation du film, est lumineuse. 5 DÉCEMBRE 1890 : dans les bureaux du National Police Gazette de New York, Louis Cyr soulève 484 livres d’un seul doigt, ce qui est l’équivalent d’un ours noir d’âge mature. without success Eugen Sandow, with a genuinely diamond studded belt to be awarded to the winner, should such an event ever take place. Louis Cyr, le tir de chevaux, par Gérald Aumont, dans Québec-Histoire, vol. in this manner. It was on this historical occasion, on January 19th 1892 that Cyr pressed the pre-mentioned 273.75 lb. For years Louis pictured himself as a modern Biblical Samson with tresses to match. À une époque où les tours de force sont un spectacle très couru, Cyr devient une légende. Even giants are not immortal. After spending some time as a lumberjack, Cyr became a professional strongman, touring all over the United States and Europe. Elle interprète avec un naturel fou cette femme moderne bien avant la lettre. Louis Cyr est un drame biographique dans sa forme la plus classique, tant sur le plan visuel que narratif. Louis Cyr was a large man. Louis Cyr (baptisé Cyprien-Noé Cyr, à Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville le 10 octobre 1863, et mort le 10 novembre 1912) est un célèbre homme fort canadien-français.Cyr n'a jamais refusé un défi et n'a jamais été défait dans son pays ou à l'étranger. Le sujet était casse-gueule. Lowry O.B.E., Thomas Inch (in “Strong Man I Have Known”) and the painstaking analytical essays of the late David Willoughby. Il travaille comme bûcheron en Nouvelle-Angleterre avant de revenir à Montréal en 1882 pour devenir policier. She in turn had a father of 6′ 4″ and 260 lbs., thus there were the genetics already established ensuring that the young Louis would develop into a pre-ordained Hercules. Sachons reconnaître la valeur de l’un des nôtres qui a su amener une tradition : celle de se jouer de la faiblesse. L'admiration de sa femme est une des raisons qui permettaient à Cyr de se défoncer et de battre ses adversaires à plate couture. With this superb reference, Louis joined the good guys, becoming for several years a genuine police officer. Changer ). Using his legs and arms he supported a total of 4337 lbs. Accounts of the day recall how Cyr disarmed and subdued the combatants and then made a citizens arrest, almost Charles Bronson style, although not as permanent, carrying both miscreants, one under each arm to the local cop shop. Un bel exploit. LOUIS-CYR, L’HOMME LE PLUS FORT DU MONDE . Ce site web ne représente qu'une partie de mon travail journalistique. Le fait est qu’y a pas tant de gars que ça qui peuvent faire un vrai beau « clean and press » à 250 lbs ou plus… et ceux qui finissent par y parvenir se font dire « ouin pis bof, Louis Cyr levait 273 d’un seul bras ». (Anderson of course is renown for lifting 6,270 lbs.). It has to be stressed when you later compare some of Cyr’s feats of strength with his modern equivalent that ALL standards have, and do increase over the years, as much due to psychological as physiological reasons. Vous savez qu'un film est réussi quand vous forcez avec le héros. of meat at one meal…a genuine gourmand, increasing weight enormously in his later years. In the folds of his long hair he would tie three fifty pound weights, one on each side, and one in the center, with the three weights dangling from his scalp, he would also spin around, swirling the weights around his head. Cyr did a one handed deadlift with a dumbbell weighing 525lb/238kg, made harder by the fact that the bar was 1.5 inches thick. Most of his feats were public demonstrations that drew great crowds, including royalty. He proudly returned to Canada with one of the marquis of Queensberry's horses after winning a bet that he could hold 2 driving horses to a standstill, one tied to each of his massive arms. plus again, using hand and thigh, 1897.25lb/860.5kg. Recevez du contenu exclusif en vous abonnant par courriel ! Entrez vos coordonnées ci-dessous ou cliquez sur une icône pour vous connecter: Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte WordPress.com. Cette faiblesse permettra à sa femme Mélina Comtois Cyr (Rose-Maïté Erkoreka) de devenir son associée, et au réalisateur de greffer une histoire d'amour au récit. One of his most famous feats was the back lift. I am positive that he could have done much more if pressed. Dans le développé lent, en trois temps, sans que le poids touche au corps, à deux mains, 157.39 kg (347 livres), de la main droite, 124 kg (273 livres), même poids de la gauche. L’hercule canadien a inspiré également bon nombre d’écrits. ( Déconnexion /  Le long métrage repose sur les épaules fortes d'Antoine Bertrand, qui y incarne magistralement Louis Cyr. Let us forget about comparisons between strength athletes in widely different eras. etc, les hormonest et autres agents font plus de dégâts q uatre chose. In January 1892 Cyr embarked in England with partner Horace Barre, resulting in arousing much interest and curiosity at his London debut at the Royal Aquarium, with 5,000 people packing the theater to watch Cyr’s act and witness his open challenge to the wide world of strongmen, many celebrities of which were in the audience, with a side wager of £1,000…a lot of filthy lucre in those bygone days. Though not unusually tall, Cyr weighed as much as 165 kg and was immensely strong. LE DOPAGE DE LUCIAN BUTE : ENTREVUE DU GUERRIER MODERNE À RADIO X 98.1FM, KEVIN BIZIER DÉMOLI RAPIDEMENT PAR KELL BROOK, FINALE KICKBOXING AISUDAN: COMBAT DES FEMMES, VIC THÉRIAULT : L’HOMME DERRIÈRE LE RETOUR DU KICKBOXING. (An early Sergio Oliva). L'histoire est narrée par Horace Barré (Guillaume Cyr), l'ami et homme de confiance. A champion is one who is tops in HIS OR HER TIME ALONE! His impressive feats include; lifting 500 pounds with only one little finger, lifting up a full grown male horse, lifting a platform holding 18 men, and doing a back lift of 6,678 pounds! This exploit nearly killed the man. and the next day made it 553lb/280.8kg. Louis Cyr dans Athlètes canadiens-français, par Edmond-Zothique Massicotte, Montréal, Beauchemin, v.1910, repris dans ” Scènes de mœurs électorales “, de A.-D. De Celles, en 1919, chez le même éditeur. across the deltoids 25.6″/65cm. Louis Cyr was a French Canadian strongman with a career spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Whilst Louis’ father was of average proportions, his mother was almost Amazonian, recorded as weighing 265 lbs. When it counted in HIS TIME, Cyr was without doubt a champion, and an honest one to boot. Plein de gens pensent que faire un développé avec 300 livres, y rien là, on voit ça souvent sur YouTube. During that time he established himself as the strongest man in the world. The above details were just one set of figures relating to Cyr’s size, others being recorded by Willoughby when for example Cyr was 47 years old (in 1910) gave him calf 23″, neck 22 3/4″, Biceps 21 1/2″. By co-incidence on his visit to Britain, the top of the pops was a ditty entitled ‘Get Your Hair Cut’…Louis must have taken the hint, as afterwards he always sported short hair. Louis Cyr’s exploits had been well publicized in the ‘Pink UN’ (the paper was actually pink, although the contents were often ‘Blue’) Or Police Gazette published by Richard K. Fox, the famed proprietor and promoter of other strength athletes, e.g. His recorded feats, including lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) (1/4 ton) with one finger and backlifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg)(2.1 tons), show Cyr to be, according to former International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness chairman Ben Weider, the strongest man ever to have lived. Changer ), Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Google. Un exploit qui reste inégalé à ce jour. Si ces derniers avaient à reproduire de la même façon et dans les mêmes conditions les tours de force qu’il exerçait, il est certain que bien peu saurait les réussir. Le moment d'après, c'est toute la tendresse qu'il éprouve pour ses proches et sa bonhomie que l'acteur incarne. En établissant plusieurs records, dont certains n'ont jamais été battus, l'homme fort a remonté le moral de la nation et fait voler en éclat l'image du sous-homme canadien-français, à la fin des années 1800. Et le long métrage de Daniel Roby qui chante ses exploits devrait séduire ici et ailleurs. LES EXPLOITS DE LOUIS CYR ET VICTOR DELAMARRE REMIS EN QUESTION. les baillargeon . Louis Cyr dans les pattes de McSohmer, textes et dessins de Yves Poissant, Montréal, Éditions Baloune/Intrinsèque, 1978, 64 p. Bande dessinée humoristique sur la vie de Cyr, de l’enfance jusqu¹à ses difficultés avec McSohmer. Ben Weider who was privileged to family archives was even more generous giving arm size 24″/61cm, forearms 19″/48.2cm, and calves, the disputed 28″/71cm, following a similar line to Jowett. In fact, an upcoming French movie is being made of his exploits. OHL, Paul. Dans ce deuxième article sur Louis Cyr, il est question des records de Louis Cyr de même que les ouvrages inspirés par cet homme fort. Willoughby, stickler for facts, once gave me a right drubbing in personal correspondence for quoting ad lib, some of the more unqualified measurements and so called feats of Cyr, suggesting for example that the oft quoted calf measurement of Louis as being 28″ was ridiculous, being “Larger than his head” with similar scorn being cast on some of Cyr’s feats of strength. Un bel exploit. Ça, c’était vrai! He was fêted in London, England, where on 19 January 1889 he lifted in succession a 250 kg weight with one finger, 1860 kg on his back, and 124 kg above his head with one hand. Louis started his strong man career at the age of 17, after some publicity came about due to an incident when the young Louis was reported to have lifted a farmers heavily laden wagon out of the mire in which it had become stuck. In 1886 Cyr met and defeated Richard Pennell, then Pennell being 40, and Louis just 23. Who could foresee Ted Arcidi’s 700 lb. Ankle 10.3″/26cm and Shoulder width with calipers …. Coming from a robust French Canadian family, developing extraordinary strength, when even at a early age. Louis Cyr (pronounced seer) was born on October 11th 1863 in St. Cyprien, near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Lifted via one hand, style not specified, but most suspect using hand and thigh method, 987lb/447kg. bench press, and almost regular heavy weights now squatting with near or over 1000 lbs. Professional Strongman/Weightlifter. He won the "weight-lifting" championship of North America in 1885 and the "world championship" in 1892. More power of the arm and shoulder was demonstrated by his stunt of stacking four fifty pound weights one on top of the other on his half flexed arm, balancing them whilst walking across the room. École Louis-Cyr 319, rue Saint-Louis Napierville (Québec) J0J 1L0 Téléphone : 514 380-8899, poste 4762 Télécopieur : 450 245-7373 Courriel : louiscyr@csdgs.qc.ca Coordonnées sur la carte Écrivez-nous Les hommes forts du Québec, de Jos. Avertissez-moi par e-mail des nouveaux commentaires. Et que vous ressentez un indescriptible sentiment de fierté et d'accomplissement quand il triomphe. Je couvre d'autres sujets pour divers médias. Changer ), Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Facebook. chest normal 59 1/2″ and thighs 33″ with other parts to match the increase in weight, being at the time a heavier 365 lbs. D’abord, la plupart de ceux qui publient un développé à 315 ou 295 font en fait un « push press » (parfois la charge est honnête, mais d’autres fois, on utilise des « fake plates »). His lightest bodyweight was when he competed against August Johnson, then just 270 lbs., although his normal contest condition was nearer 320 lbs. Louis Cyr, une épopée légendaire. Cyr’s wife, Melina, by contrast, never weighed more than 100 lbs. Returning to the U.S.A. on May 27th, he did his best back lift in Boston, with over 4,000 lbs. Le feu dans les yeux, il incarne toute la force de caractère de Cyr qui lui confère son aura légendaire. Il s’agit de la première rencontre officielle du genre en Amérique. at 6′ 1″. source: Louis Cyr: une épopée légendaire, de Paul Ohl), REGISTRE DES PUBLICITÉS ÉLECTORALES FÉDÉRALES. From 1894 to 1899 he toured with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circuses; he later opened a tavern in Montréal. On voit mal comment le Jutra de l'interprétation masculine pourrait lui échapper. Some authors often credit him with holding out with one arm!!! Louis Cyr: une épopée légendaire. It never did. Et ce ne sont là que quelques exploits. On December 1st 1891 at Sohmer Park in Montreal, before some 10,000 people Cyr resisted the pull of four draught horses, two each side, pulling away at his clenched hands, regardless of grooms cracking their whips to encourage the horses to pull harder and strain their haunches. One particular dumbbell of Cyr’s weighed, when empty, 202lb/92kg. With Antoine Bertrand, Guillaume Cyr, Rose-Maïté Erkoreka, Gilbert Sicotte. Cyr was also credited with side pressing 273.75lb/124kg with ONE ARM (the right) …a lift witnessed by Britain’s great champion Tom Pevier, who described it more like a ‘Jerk Press.’ The dumbbell, a huge thick handled one, was lifted to the shoulders with two hands, before the single handed overhead move. A platform was placed across his back and 18 men got on top of it. Libre Expression, Montréal, 2005, 632 p. Le 12 juillet 2013 marquera la sortie du film québécois Louis Cyr, dans lequel le comédien Antoine Bertrand interprétera le célèbre homme fort. ( Déconnexion /  Un homme fort,qui est dans les milieu de l'entraînement depuis 30ans, écoute les histoires de nos hommes forts d'antan avec scepticisme. Through no fault of his own, many of Cyr’s lifts, like his measurements have been exaggerated of misquoted especially his celebrated back lift done in Boston, of 18 men on a platform, usually generously estimated at 4,300 lbs., which allowing for a very heavy platform of say 500 lbs., meant that each man on average weighed 211 lbs., hardly likely…but again I emphasize, if given more motivation and competition, Cyr was certainly capable of lifting nearer the 5,000 lb. Très actif dans le milieu culturel maskoutain, il est l’auteur de plusieurs monographies de paroisses et a publié, en 2002, la correspondance de Laure Conan aux Édtions Varia. estimated. Pour savoir si vous possédez des ancêtres communs, consultez sa … Grateful acknowledgments to Ben Weider and his fine book ‘The Strongest Man in History’ also to the late W.J. Outre ses Mémoires que Cyr dicte aux journalistes Septime Laferrière et Albéric Bourgeois de La Presse en 1908, et qui ont été publiées récemment, quelques ouvrages ont été rédigés : certains à caractère biographique, d’autres s’attardant davantage à rappeler ses tours de force. EN APPRENDRE… Louis Cyr . There was no formal sport of weightlifting; competitions were held as challenge matches, and at these he was never defeated. On May 7th and 8th 1896, he performed a crucifix with 97.25lb/44kg in his right hand, and 88lb/40kg in his left. During his first London show, many other feats followed, all exceeding contemporary records, culminating in the famous Backlift. In 1895 in Boston he lifted on his back a platform holding 18 fat men weighing 1967 kg - believed the heaviest weight ever lifted by a man. Les records ( Déconnexion /  Louis Cyr was in his first strongman competition at the age of 17, when he faced Michaud of Quebec. In days when feats of strongmen aroused intense interest, Cyr became a legend. Il est consacré l’Homme le plus fort du monde par le London Sporting Life, le London Times, le National Police Gazette et la presse nord-américaine. The strongest man that ever lived, de George F. Jawett, Philadelphia, Milo Publishing Co, 1927, 195 p. Ouvrage rédigé en anglais et qui donne beaucoup de détails sur ses compétitions. Other measurements, most on the conservative side as compared to other biographers, were Neck – 20″/50.8cm, Biceps – 20″/51.5cm, Forearms – 16.3″/41.4cm, Wrists – 8.2″/20.8cm, Chest (normal) – 55.2″/140.2cm, Chest expanded – 60″/152.4cm, Waist – 47.4″/120.4cm, Hips – 48.1″/122cm, Thighs – 28.5″/72.4cm, Knees – 17″, and Calves – 19.3″/49cm, far short of the quoted 28″, but perhaps a possible 23″ later when of higher bodyweight. At the height of his career, Cyr stood only 5’10” tall but he weighed over 300 pounds and had a 60″ chest when it was expanded (55.2″ normally). Louis Cyr est né vers 1685 mais il n'y a aucune certitude sur son lieu de naissance. He was fêted in London, England, where on 19 January 1889 he lifted in succession a 250 kg weight with one finger, 1860 kg on his back, and 124 kg above his head with one hand. Et il est demeuré invaincu. Libre-Expression, Montréal, 2005, 636 p. Note de l’éditeur de Sport et Société dumbbell. Moi aussi je peux faire un « clean and press » à 3 plates avec du styrofoam! Louis Cyr was born Cyprien Noé Cyr on October 11, 1863 in Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Montérégie. Prudent with his earnings. Victor s en est une autre . Louis Cyr’s exploits had been well publicized in the ‘Pink UN’ (the paper was actually pink, although the contents were often ‘Blue’) Or Police Gazette published by Richard K. Fox, the famed proprietor and promoter of other strength athletes, e.g. Regrettably David Willoughby never lived to see some of today’s behemoths or powerlifters, far beyond any of Dave’s predictions or limits based on scientific calculations. Fox offered a side bet of $5,000 to anyone who could beat Cyr at any of his strength feats. Willoughby rated Cyr on a par with earlier heavyweight Karl Swoboda, Horace Barre and latter day giants Paul Anderson and presser supreme Doug Hepburn. 1, nos 5-6, mai-juin-juillet 1972, p. 87-90. Promoted by Fox, Louis went on tour circa 1885 – 1891 beating amongst others Sebastian Miller, Bienkowski or Cyclops who could genuinely bend coins, August Johnson and Richard Pennell, plus continually challenging …. Un exploit qui reste inégalé à ce jour. The years began to take their toll, and by 1904 Louis’ health began to fail, also helped by the excessive eating and inactivity…he then weighed in the region of 400 lbs., he slimmed as best he could for his last contest of strength with Hector De Carrie, with Louis retaining his title, retiring unvanquished. In 1888 on October 1st at Berthierville, Quebec, he lifted 3,536lb/1, 604kg of pig iron for his first record in the back lift. Ces histoires-là que plein de gens croient, c’est très platte pour les athlètes honnêtes qui réalisent des levers et d’autres tours de force avec des charges vérifiables. Up to 6 lbs. The strongest man in history : Louis Cyr, ” amazing Canadian “, Ben Weider, Vancouver, Mitchell Press, 1976, XII, 104 p. Mémoires de l’homme le plus fort du monde, par Louis Cyr, préface de Ben Weider, illustrations intérieures, François Rivard, Montréal-Nord, VLB, 1980, 277 p. Fortia nominat : Louis Cyr, l’homme le plus fort du monde : théâtre, par Bryan Perro, Shawinigan, Glanures Impression, 1997, 122 p. Pièce de théâtre créée à l’été 1997. Oct 12, 2018 - Explore Trina Radske-Suchan's board "Louis Cyr" on Pinterest. The title is not mine, it was first coined by pioneer George F. Jowett, famed trainer by mail, who wrote much on legends of strength, including a prized collectors item of the above title. L'homme a tout de même un talon d'Achille qui le rend humain : son analphabétisme. Cette complicité génère les scènes les plus touchantes du film, mais pêche aussi, parfois, par excès de mélodramatique. Au cours de ses nombreuses tournées, le « Samson canadien », comme on le surnommait à l’époque, éblouissait les foules en y allant de plusieurs tours de force spectaculaires. Et que s'il joue au faire-valoir, avec tous ses défauts, c'est pour mieux placer Louis Cyr sur un piédestal. 17 MARS 1886 : à la Salle Jacques-Cartier de Québec, Louis Cyr a le dessus sur David Michaud (un soldat de la Citadelle de Québec) pour le titre de l’Homme le plus fort du Canada. Pour le développé à l’épaule, ras tendus, à la verticale, d’une seule main 73.7 kg (162 livres), 36 fois de suite. Louis left the Police Force and purchased a tavern/restaurant in St. Gunegonda, where he also featured a gymnasium which like many such places in its day became a Mecca for strength athletes and fighters. Sullivan by the way was known as The Boston Strong Boy and was VERY powerful, but not in Cyr’s class) Cyr, happy in his own environment beat all comers when challenged to perform. Sig Klein, John Grimek later also bent pressed it, for I believe half a dozen times or so one afternoon, when the weight was increased to 269.5 lbs., by adding, as it happened, the lead type from Mark Berrys’ classic tome Physical Training Simplified. According to “Strength and Health” magazine, Hoffman, after several attempts was able to bent press it, as did the much lighter 150 lb. Cyprien Noé Cyr, dit Louis Cyr, voit le jour le 10 octobre 1863 à Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville. Travis, Sandow etc. Parce qu'il allie la grandeur des exploits sportifs du héros plus grand que nature à l'intimité d'une formidable histoire d'amour, sans coup férir. Louis Cyr équivalait bon nombre d’hommes forts d’aujourd’hui. History of Physical Culture© 2020 All Rights Reserved Disclaimer l Privacy Policy, [dt_sc_social_links facebook="#" twitter="#" googleplus="#" rss="#" /]. Cyr’s dumbbells were often so unwieldy that many respectable strongmen were unable to budge them OFF THE FLOOR, let alone lift them over head. Louis Cyr est le champion tant attendu au cinéma québécois. Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century. Il livre un Louis Cyr humain - vaniteux, ambitieux et orgueilleux - tout en montrant à quel point il a marqué l'imaginaire des Canadiens français et est devenu la source de fierté d'une nation fragile. Article écrit spécialement pour la revue de la Fédération des Sociétés d’histoire du Québec et qui nous renseigne surtout sur le tir aux chevaux et le tir de poignet, spécialités de Cyr. Je mettrais d’ailleurs les fakeux au défi de venir chez moi pour essayer un développé strict avec une VRAIE barre à 205 lbs. He died of Bright's disease, perhaps brought on by the amount of food he had to eat to fuel his enormous strength. « (Victor Delamarre) était fort...pour endormir le monde » - l'homme fort Dominic Bérubé. With little reward at this early foray into professional weightlifting, Louis was forced to seek other employment, fate taking a hand in his decision when he apparently stepped into, and broke up, by sheer physical force, a dangerous knife fight.

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