The significance of strength
Strength training is not a new phenomenon. The ancient Greeks practiced strength training using stones, logs and their own bodyweight. Heavy maces, club bells, and stone weights have been used by wrestlers for many centuries to build strength in the sub-continent of India. Icelanders have long been renowned for their feats of strength, the Viking Orm Storulfsson, carried a 640kg log (mast of a ship) on his back for 3 steps 1000 years ago. Strength has always played an important part in physical culture and sports. Here are a few reasons why Strength is just as relevant today as it was 1000 years ago.