My Visit to Desbonnet – Iron Game History – April, 1999

Many years have passed since I first heard of Professor Edmond Desbonnet, founder and publisher of La Culture Physique magazine. His untiring efforts as a writer were prolific and he wrote many books on training and lifting. His books were filled with interesting biographic sketches about famous strongmen ‘round the world. His efforts pioneered and popularized physical culture in France and had a marked influence on the rest of the world.