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Doug Young’s Powerlifting Meet

Everyone who is seriously interested in powerlifting history will be familiar with names like Doug Young and Bill Kazmaier. The following cover-shot of Doug Young is famous but it seems nobody knows the story behind this picture. The picture was taken during Doug Young’s Powerlifting meet and here’s the background story (source: PL USA 1981) – Mr. …

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Bill Kazmaier vs. Doug Young

Somewhere around 1980,  there was a contest called the Strongbow Strongman Challenge. It was organized in London. The invitees included Bill Kazmaier, Larry Kidney, Ernie Hackett, Lars Hedlund and DOUG YOUNG (plus a few European lifters). They were assembled to test their strength – On the clean and Jerk, Deadlift and two hands dumbbell press (for …

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Bill Kazmaier: The Psycho Strongman

The World’s Strongest Man ‘William Kazmaier’ was born December 30, 1953. Kazmaier is of german ancestry. His grandfather was born in germany and moved to america and married a native american indian. Bill Kazmaier is well known for his pych up routine. The six foot-three, three hundred and thirty pound Kaz, saunters up to the bar, breaks open two …

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Bill Kazmaier’s Training Routine

  Bill Kazmaier is an American former world champion powerlifter. He was able to bench press 661.4lb/300kg. He was known for his psyching up before bench pressing. He used to break open two ammonia capsules and cram them up his nostrils. He sniffed and got an eye opening burst of ehilaration. He screamed, stompped his feet and …

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Jon Pall Sigmarsson: The White Giant

Blonde, blue-eyed and muscular. That was Jon Pall Sigmarsson. This white giant was born 1960 in Island. He was ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ and the national hero. Jon was quite famous for his strength and character. But in 1993 a tragedy occurred. This White Giant died while working out. He was only 33 years old …

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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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