Iron Game History
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Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture (IGH) was founded in 1990 by Terry and Jan Todd who wanted to promote academic scholarship related to the history of the strength sports, exercise, nutrition, training for sport, and other aspects of physical culture. Like the Stark Center itself, Iron Game History defines physical culture as “the various activities people have employed over the centuries to strengthen their bodies, enhance their physiques, increase their endurance, improve their health, fight against aging, and become better athletes.” IGH has published a wide variety of articles over the past thirty years that have explored physical culture from historical, sociological, anthropological, and gender and race-based approaches.
Below, you will find a complete archive of all past issues of Iron Game History. To search an article within a volume, click on the link to the volume, type the “Ctrl” and “F” keys on your keyboard, type in your keyword, and then press “Enter”.
Please note that all material in Iron Game History is subject to copyright. Requests to reprint articles or photographs should be sent to Jan Todd.
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