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History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 39 0

A Brief But Necessary Explaination of “Powerlifting Vis-à-vis Olympic Lifting” Part 2 While it was my intention to return to the ongoing discussion related to powerlifting equipment and specifically questioning the need for a bar with rotating sleeves, the thirty-eighth […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 38 0

A Brief But Necessary Explaination of “Powerlifting Vis-à-vis Olympic Lifting” Part 1 My compulsive nature is most comfortable when I can maintain both order and the order of completing tasks in a sequential manner. However, an interruption in communication with […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 37 0

Early Beginnings for Powerlifting’s Bar I can recall an article written in the Weider publication Muscle Power, the forerunner to Muscle And Fitness magazine, and it noted that one did not necessarily need an Olympic barbell with rotating sleeves to […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 36 0

The Strongmen When it was time to train for an odd lift contest or powerlifting meet in the early to mid-1960’s, the fellows I would occasionally train with would do their best to have an Olympic barbell available. Any quick […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 35 0

Let’s Make Dumbbells Typical of the era and like almost all of the other teenaged boys I knew at that time, I had a job that kept me busy after school, in the evenings, and/or on the weekends. With time […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 34 0

Making Dumbbells for Everyone Before getting into the construction of home made dumbbells and discussing the archaic “revolving sleeves” that were part and parcel of every 110 pound set of standard weights sold throughout the 1950’s and ‘60’s, I want […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 33 0

More Dumbbells for Everyone I was contacted by a fellow I knew in high school whose son was a patient and trainee of mine and he mentioned that he had been reading the ongoing Titan/Eleiko series of articles and remembered […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 32 0

Dumbbells for Everyone For those who saw the 1986 film “Back To School” starring the late Rodney Dangerfield, there is a line that became a catch-all for many things in our house among the children, and something I heard repeated […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 31 0

More Dumbbells I could make the obvious joke and point out the knee jerk reaction of many in the strength community who said, “Yeah, Dr. Ken wrote about dumbbells from a lot of self knowledge, he is a dumbbell because […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 30 0

Dumbbells In a world of specialization during an era of specialization, one of the lost aspects of effective training for powerlifters has come from the demise of dumbbell work. There are those like Louie Simmons who combine many new, innovative […]

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