He died of Bright's disease, perhaps brought on by the amount of food he had to eat to fuel his enormous strength. Prudent with his earnings. (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. 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. 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. Examples: he back-lifted a platform holding eighteen men; he lifted 553 pounds off the floor with one finger; he pushed a freight car up an incline. Those who make history in the first instance, seldom realize that their accomplishments will interest future generations, and therefore do not bother to leave evidence of authenticity.” Let us do the best we can, with what we know, and talk about the French Canadian Louis Cyr, and of the days when he could rightly claim to be THE STRONGEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED. This is a very short-range lift or support. He also dumbbell pressed 162lbs. 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). 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. Et que vous ressentez un indescriptible sentiment de fierté et d'accomplissement quand il triomphe. Bien que le souvenir de Louis Cyr commence à s'estomper, il reste, pour plusieurs Québécois, un personnage mythique et une immense source de fierté. 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. C’est pourquoi, il a ses réserves par rapport à ce que Louis Cyr et Victor Delamarre auraient accomplis. ( Déconnexion /  Un exploit qui reste inégalé à ce jour. Two books entitled, "The Strongest Man In History", and "The Strongest Man That Ever Lived", were based on his life. Louis Cyr: une épopée légendaire. For years Louis pictured himself as a modern Biblical Samson with tresses to match. Grizzly, to see just what is possible. 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. While his father was of average build, it was his mother who possessed the strength genetics. police chief Joseph Moquin of Quebec (who could and did bent press the weight) for a modern set of York weights, thus it came into the possession of the late Bob Hoffman and Mike Dietz. Most of his feats were public demonstrations that drew great crowds, including royalty. 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. Massicotte, Trois-Pistoles, Ed. LOUIS-CYR, L’HOMME LE PLUS FORT DU MONDE . On voit mal comment le Jutra de l'interprétation masculine pourrait lui échapper. 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. 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″. Nous terminons cette liste en affirmant ici qu’il s’agit du travail le plus étoffé sur Louis Cyr. of meat at one meal…a genuine gourmand, increasing weight enormously in his later years. 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. With Antoine Bertrand, Guillaume Cyr, Rose-Maïté Erkoreka, Gilbert Sicotte. 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. 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. MAI 1883 : À Lowell, au Massachusetts, Louis Cyr, âgé de 19 ans, impressionne des centaines de personnes en soulevant de terre jusqu’aux épaules une pierre pesée officiellement à 514 livres. 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. Un exploit qui reste inégalé à ce jour. Recevez du contenu exclusif en vous abonnant par courriel ! Un homme fort,qui est dans les milieu de l’entraînement depuis 30ans, écoute les histoires de nos hommes forts d’antan avec scepticisme. « (Victor Delamarre) était fort…pour endormir le monde » – l’homme fort Dominic Bérubé. Fox offered a side bet of $5,000 to anyone who could beat Cyr at any of his strength feats. 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 Cyr est un drame biographique dans sa forme la plus classique, tant sur le plan visuel que narratif. Le feu dans les yeux, il incarne toute la force de caractère de Cyr qui lui confère son aura légendaire. La légende de Louis Cyr, de Michel Mougins, Montréal, Beauchemin, 1953, 101 p. Récit adapté pour les enfants et illustré. 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. À une époque où les tours de force sont un spectacle très couru, Cyr devient une légende. Willoughby rated Cyr on a par with earlier heavyweight Karl Swoboda, Horace Barre and latter day giants Paul Anderson and presser supreme Doug Hepburn. Les records 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. Lowry, Dave Willoughby and George Jowett. In days when feats of strongmen aroused intense interest, Cyr became a legend. L'acteur y livre une performance magistrale. ©Louis Cyr: Strongest Man Who Ever Lived By David Gentle All Rights Reserved. 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. During that time he established himself as the strongest man in the world. Pour savoir si vous possédez des ancêtres communs, consultez sa … Coming from a robust French Canadian family, developing extraordinary strength, when even at a early age. UN ANCIEN CHAMPION DÉLUSIONNEL VEUT AFFRONTER KOVALEV, JEAN PASCAL & L’APRÈS KOVALEV : CHRONIQUE À RADIO X. for 36 reps, did a genuine ONE FINGER lift, first with 552 lbs. Il s’agit de la première rencontre officielle du genre en Amérique. A platform was placed across his back and 18 men got on top of it. without success Eugen Sandow, with a genuinely diamond studded belt to be awarded to the winner, should such an event ever take place. 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’hercule canadien a inspiré également bon nombre d’écrits. 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. Louis Cyr pouvait soulever du dos 1967 kg (4337 livres). 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. 19 JANVIER 1892 : au Royal Aquarium de Londres, Louis Cyr bat tous les records existants, devant 5000 personnes. source: Louis Cyr: une épopée légendaire, de Paul Ohl), REGISTRE DES PUBLICITÉS ÉLECTORALES FÉDÉRALES. 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. From 1894 to 1899 he toured with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circuses; he later opened a tavern in Montréal. In fact, an upcoming French movie is being made of his exploits. Louis Cyr . Le sujet était casse-gueule. (Anderson of course is renown for lifting 6,270 lbs.). Le 27 mai 1895, il accomplit son plus grand exploit : supporter 1967 kg sur son dos. Up to 6 lbs. 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. estimated. Il travaille comme bûcheron en Nouvelle-Angleterre avant de revenir à Montréal en 1882 pour devenir policier. In 1886 Cyr met and defeated Richard Pennell, then Pennell being 40, and Louis just 23. 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. Directed by Daniel Roby. Entrez vos coordonnées ci-dessous ou cliquez sur une icône pour vous connecter: Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte WordPress.com. 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. Louis Cyr est le champion tant attendu au cinéma québécois. 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. 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. Combattons l'ignorance par l'information sans propos ternes. Let us forget about comparisons between strength athletes in widely different eras. Louis Cyr is widely considered to be the strongest man in history. Vous savez qu'un film est réussi quand vous forcez avec le héros. Great homage was paid by all of Canada with immense crowds attending the funeral, floral tributes coming from all over the World. 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 ». at 6′ 1″. Louis Cyr, strongman (b at St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada E 10 Oct 1863; d at St-Jean-de-Matha, Qué 10 Nov 1912). There was no formal sport of weightlifting; competitions were held as challenge matches, and at these he was never defeated. etc, les hormonest et autres agents font plus de dégâts q uatre chose. I am positive that he could have done much more if pressed. 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. Sargent listed Cyr’s height as just 5’8 1/2″. across the deltoids 25.6″/65cm. 1, nos 5-6, mai-juin-juillet 1972, p. 87-90. et oubliez pas les autres . Et le long métrage de Daniel Roby qui chante ses exploits devrait séduire ici et ailleurs. Alors qu'il aurait été facile de tomber dans la caricature ou dans le panégyrique, Daniel Roby a su éviter les deux pièges. Reputable witness Oscar Mathes said the lift was closer to a straight legged press. Biopic of Louis Cyr, strongest man in the world at the end of the 19th Century. Louis Cyr, strongman (b at St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada E 10 Oct 1863; d at St-Jean-de-Matha, Qué 10 Nov 1912). Louis Cyr, le tir de chevaux, par Gérald Aumont, dans Québec-Histoire, vol. Several of his weightlifting feats and strongman stunts have been exaggerated over the years but some were documented and are still considered impressive today. 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. Louis Cyr, strongman (b at St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Canada E 10 Oct 1863; d at St-Jean-de-Matha, Qué 10 Nov 1912). Pour le développé à l’épaule, ras tendus, à la verticale, d’une seule main 73.7 kg (162 livres), 36 fois de suite. Lors de la rédaction de texte par Jean-Noël Dion, la biographie de Paul Ohl n’était pas encore publiée. 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. Changer ), Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Twitter. « (Victor Delamarre) était fort...pour endormir le monde » - l'homme fort Dominic Bérubé. History of Physical Culture© 2020 All Rights Reserved Disclaimer l Privacy Policy, [dt_sc_social_links facebook="#" twitter="#" googleplus="#" rss="#" /]. Et le long métrage de Daniel Roby qui chante ses exploits devrait séduire ici et ailleurs. 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. plus de controverse a props de Victor . Le long métrage repose sur les épaules fortes d'Antoine Bertrand, qui y incarne magistralement Louis Cyr. His lightest bodyweight was when he competed against August Johnson, then just 270 lbs., although his normal contest condition was nearer 320 lbs. He was matched in a contest against Michaud of Quebec, who was recognized as Canada’s strongest man of the time, the results being that Cyr beat him, the tests being the lifting of heavy stones, Cyr winning the match by hoisting a granite boulder weighing 480 lbs./ 217.7 kg. 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. A champion is one who is tops in HIS OR HER TIME ALONE! 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. Lowry O.B.E., Thomas Inch (in “Strong Man I Have Known”) and the painstaking analytical essays of the late David Willoughby. Je mettrais d’ailleurs les fakeux au défi de venir chez moi pour essayer un développé strict avec une VRAIE barre à 205 lbs. Le spectateur sait bien qu'il va enjoliver l'histoire (la fiction prend d'ailleurs des libertés avec la réalité pour dramatiser). EN APPRENDRE PLUS SUR DOMINIC BÉRUBÉ -cliquez ici, louis cyr sest une chose . Sandow was an astute showman, but no fool, and avoided any such challenges throughout his esteemed career after early mistakes, like the time when he was beaten by McCann. © Sport et Société 2020 - L'histoire s'écrit au présent. Et ce ne sont là que quelques exploits. 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. To search further, one has to look at contemporary journals such as “Police Gazette”, Health and “Strength” and later “Superman” and “Iron Man”, especially the works of W.J. When it counted in HIS TIME, Cyr was without doubt a champion, and an honest one to boot. One particular dumbbell of Cyr’s weighed, when empty, 202lb/92kg. 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. EN APPRENDRE… Même s'il n'est pas spécialement grand, son poids oscille jusqu'à 165 kg et il possède une force herculéenne. 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. MAI 1884 : au Mechanic’s Hall de Montréal, Louis Cyr exécute son premier back-lift officiel en soulevant une plateforme chargée de 15 hommes et pesant au total 2465 livres. Louis Cyr, l’homme le plus fort du monde, de Ben Weider, adaptation de Stefan Chripounoff, Montréal, Beauchemin, 1958, 172 p. – (Collection Santé, beauté, force) ; réédition à Montréal, VLB, 1976, 173 p.; troisième édition revue et corrigée, préface de Victor Lévy-Beaulieu, Outremont, Quebecor, 1993, 175 p. Biographie la plus exhaustive de Cyr, racontant assez fidèlement son enfance et sa carrière, illustrée de plusieurs photographies rares. Cyr was a big man in all ways, both heart and size, being a great trencherman, eating more than four normal men. Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. Avertissez-moi par e-mail des nouveaux articles. Weight on this occasion was estimated at 3,635 lbs. Even giants are not immortal. 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. Hence the reason the book was never reprinted. He won the "weight-lifting" championship of North America in 1885 and the "world championship" in 1892. Cette complicité génère les scènes les plus touchantes du film, mais pêche aussi, parfois, par excès de mélodramatique. It was on this historical occasion, on January 19th 1892 that Cyr pressed the pre-mentioned 273.75 lb. Louis Cyr équivalait bon nombre d’hommes forts d’aujourd’hui. 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. There was no doubt that Cyr was an unusual man regarding size and measurements, the latter often causing debate. Louis Cyr was born Cyprien Noé Cyr on October 11, 1863 in Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Montérégie. With this superb reference, Louis joined the good guys, becoming for several years a genuine police officer. Louis Cyr, dans Les hommes forts du Québec, de Ben Weider, Montréal, Éditions du Jour, 1973, p. 73-242. After spending some time as a lumberjack, Cyr became a professional strongman, touring all over the United States and Europe. and the next day made it 553lb/280.8kg. L'histoire est narrée par Horace Barré (Guillaume Cyr), l'ami et homme de confiance. Évidemment, le long métrage repose sur les épaules fortes d'Antoine Bertrand. bench press, and almost regular heavy weights now squatting with near or over 1000 lbs. Un bel exploit. Changer ), Vous commentez à l’aide de votre compte Facebook. Louis Cyr was a large man. Je couvre d'autres sujets pour divers médias. L’an passé, à Waterloo, j’ai vu Tim Côté développer strict un axle de 280 pour ses deux premières répétitions. Il décède d’une néphrite le 10 novembre 1912 à Montréal. 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.