In recent years images of the Vikings have inspired the development of new approaches in the international fitness training sector as well as fitness influencers in re-enactment environments and Contemporary Paganism. This paper introduces a wide selection of novel approaches to Vikings in fitness and strength training and traces their historical origins, modern contexts and strategies of gendering the human body and the past. In an analysis of the masculinisation of Viking training, I argue that the modern Viking fitness training trend contains elements of Vitalism, Darwinism, Romanticism and Muscular Christianity.
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Opphavsrett 2023 Tao Thykier Makeeff