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History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 21 0

A Brief Sociological Lesson for Powerlifters Much of the response to the Eleiko USA retrospective that I’ve penned to date has come from younger lifters. I’m including anyone under the age of forty and from this younger generation of media-saturated […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 20 0

A Few More Sutherland Comments and More About Equipment When this series of articles began more than a year and a half ago, its purpose was to give ardent powerlifters information with an historical bent, and focus upon the development […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 19 1

More Sutherland and the Introduction of the Passanella Bar As expected, Part Eighteen of our TITAN/ELEIKO series and the discussion of Jim Sutherland and some of the equipment he produced again stimulated comment from our readers. As per my statement […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 18 1

Sutherland and More One of the enjoyable aspects of writing this series of articles for Pete Alaniz and Titan Support Systems is the feedback and correspondence generated from lifters I have not seen nor heard from in decades. My inauspicious […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 17 0

Rack Time As usual, there was plenty of feedback from the previous installment of this series of articles. Superb and highly respected Brooklyn-based lifter Pat Susco noted some of his early recollections in our e mail exchange: Pat Suscoo writes: […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 16 0

Competitive Beginnings If there was a consistent factor to odd lifting and powerlifting in the early to mid-1960’s, it was inconsistency. Even the equipment, as I’ve noted in our previous installments, varied from contest to contest and one could never […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 15 0

Once Again, Bars, Plates and “Can I get a Spotter Over Here?” For the bodybuilders in our area, it almost didn’t matter what bars or plates they used as long as the bars weren’t too badly bent and the plates […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 14 1

More on Plates! With the York Olympic Barbell as the “gold standard” among all others available in the United States in the 1950’s and 1960’s, it was an often overlooked fact that others, like the fine set manufactured by Andy […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 13 0

PLUSA and Some California Plates. Quoting from last month’s History installment, allow me to remind our readers that the equipment used for both training and in competition often wasn’t safe. Steve Baldwin, a very successful long time competitive powerlifter and […]

History of Powerlifting, Weightlifting and Strength Training – Part 12 0

You’re Taking Your Life in Your Hands. The date of the odd lift contest I had been recruited to compete in arrived and not only would this be the first contest of its type I had been a part of, […]

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