Apollon’s axle at Coco’s Gym
The Apollon’s Axle is an important and well known piece in the equipment in the sport of strongman and it deserves to be treated as such. So, in continuing to bring you the best equipment and strongman gym on the Gold Coast we have a set coming in thanks to Strongman Gold Coast ! The original Axle was a set of railway car wheels connected by an axle. Louis (Apollon) Uni, a French professional strongman, procured himself that implement circa 1892 and considered it as a ready-made barbell. The original Axle and wheels weighted approximately 166kg, the diameter of the wheels was roughly 26 inches and the axle bar was 49 mm thick.
Below is a video of famous weightlifter John Davis lifting the original set of Apollons Wheels back in 1949: