Don Reinhoudt: The Mr. Nice Guy

Donald Reinhoudt, of German extraction, was born in Dunkirk, NY on March 6, 1945. Don always admired strong men and strength. As a result of this, Don always wanted to become strong. In high school Don stood 6’2″/187cm and weighed 225lb/102kg. Basketball was his favorite sport. He participated an a winning Varsity team while in High …

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John Kuc: The Strong Silent Type

John Kuc Ex-Marine and most scary Power Lifter in the 70s. He is known for his superhuman strength and mental attitude. He has one of the greatest psyches for powerlifting. During the competition he hardly talked at all. He cites that working out is a serious business and too much socializing will destroy the proper …

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70’s Power Lifting Stars

The 1970’s were a fantastic decade in powerlifting history that saw many all-time lifting barriers fall and/or nearly fall. In the squat, 900 would first succumb in 1972 compliments of either John Kuc or Jon Cole (depends on whose side you want to take) and we would have Joe-Joe White’s close miss with 1,000 lbs …

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