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History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 43 0

Entering the Modern Age I admit that I have enjoyed the responses that the most recent articles in this series have evoked (or provoked) as much as I have enjoyed writing the articles. For those readers new to this column […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 42 0

More on Rotating Sleeves After the publication of Part 41 of this series of articles, the title of this month’s piece could have been “Let The Debate Begin.” There was an overwhelming response to my comments that there was no […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 41 1

The Rotating Barbell and Ivanko After a few months of discussion involving the politics and behind-the-scenes events that affected powerlifting and the founding of the sport, I would like to continue the point of debate that also affected the sport […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 40 0

A Brief But Necessary Explaination of “Powerlifting Vis-à-vis Olympic Lifting” Part 3 As one of my long time readers stated about last month’s article, “…what a fun read !….wasn`t aware you & Kathy were offered jobs w/ Weider…….btw, that picture […]

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 […]

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