How My DEADLIFT Increased from 405 to 600+ IN FOUR YEARS

I lifted weights when began playing high school football in 1983. I played my last HS game, as the starting right guard, on Thanksgiving Day 1985, as my Boston Latin Wolfpack defeated Boston English in the game’s 99th meeting. While playing football, my best bench was 250lbs and my squat was 275 for 5. I …

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My First Year of Westside Barbell Lower Back and Abdominal Training

When I began training Westside style, I had very limited equipment options and a 1600lb total in 1994. One of the most important aspects of Westside Barbell System is the strengthening of your back. Louie Simmons agrees with the immortal Bill Kazmaier who said “a strong man has a strong back.” I trained in a …

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Interview of Rising Strongman Star Dominic Criqui

In the Internet world of strength posts and followers, Texas Strongman Dominic Criqui is a fast rising and hard working star in the making, with his recent 900lb deadlift in his garage, with only his phone to witness the event. Thankfully he successfully recorded this milestone. I was recently able to interview Big Dominic and …

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FRANCO COLUMBU’S REAL DEADLIFT ROUTINE FOR 750 POUNDS!

If you want to know how he trained for the deadlift, then I’d suggest to search for the magazine “Muscle Builder” (March 73) on ebay etc. There’s an article entitled “Training for a world record deadlift”. It’s basically about a power routine, which Franco used for reaching 750 pounds! More about the mag and its …

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Hafthor Julius Bjornsson: Modern Day Viking

I am writing this piece during the week before Thor will be attempting to break the all time strongman world record in the deadlift on May 2, 2020. This record breaking attempt is scheduled to be streamed live on ESPN as well as Rogue’s YouTube channel. In the strength community, there is a lot of …

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John Inzer – Powerlifting Mogul

I just finished watching Thor Bjornsson deadlift 970lbs for a triple at his house during the height of the world COVID pandemic. Thor wears a perfectly fitted Inzer deadlift suit that he does not try to cover up with sweats or gym clothes. Although more lifters today train and compete raw, without supportive gear, today’s …

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Oldtime Strongman Training For Back And Chest Growth

This was the first article written by Joseph Curtis Hise for Iron Man around 1940. You will find here a complete resume of most of Hise’s teachings and how to train for chest growth the oldschool way! – Mr. Berg “MUST” muscle as stated by Arthur Saxon: (meaning muscles that a strong man must have well …

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Deadlift Program: Gain 30 Pounds!

The following deadlift routine was developed by oldschool powerlifting star John Kuc – Mr. Berg “What we are going to do in this narrative is map out a complete deadlift cycle. To do this a few assumptions must be made: 1. Lifter is in beginner to intermediate stage 2. Has competed in a meet 3. …

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Lamar Gant Workout Routine (Squat, Deadlift, Bench)

Lamar Gant (born 1957 in Fort Collins, Colorado) is an American world record-holding powerlifter with idiopathic scoliosis. He was inducted into the International Powerlifting Federation Hall of Fame in 1980. The following schedules were developed by Lamar Gant. Benchpress, deadlift and squat training! The deadlift routine assumes the lifters comes into program with a 500lb. max. After successfully …

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Dan Wohleber’s 900lb Deadlift Secrets!

In 1983, the 22-year old Dan Wohleber set the lifting world on its collective ear by totalling 2274lb weighing a mere 264lb. The most incredible part about this world record total was that it achieved with only a 402lb bench press. Dan squatted 965lb that day and became the first man to ever pull 900lb …

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