Portein Needs for the Athlete by Bill Starr

“During the winter I have quite a few opportunities to talk with people interested in the sport of weightlifting and the broader field of weight training. At the Kodak Coach of the Year Clinics in Washington and Pittsburgh I got to talk with thousand of high school coaches on the subject of weight training. Barski, …

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Essential Gym Bag Checklist For Lifters

The following classic article (published 1969) was written by Bill Starr. Bill used to coach high rank athletes like Ken Patera and George Hechter – Mr. Berg “The advice contained here will certainly make contest less frustrating. One of the first things I learned when I came to York was how to pack my gym bag …

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Ken Patera Training Routine

Ken Patera was one of the most famous professional wrestlers in the world. At the height of his career, he held the WWF’s Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship and he also captured the “Pro Wrestling Illustrated” Most Hated Wrestler Award.  Ken was a national weightlifting champion before he turned from clean and jerk to ‘grappling’. In this …

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George Hechter Training Routine

George Hechter born on august 14, 1961. He was better known for his incredible weight loss and his style of lifting. George used to bite on a pad of tissues as he deadlifted (see above pic). George Hechter Training Routine Notes: He squatted 3 times a week. Before competition he will squat 2 times a …

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