Larry Pacifico Bench Press Training

This is a suggested workout routine for a 352lb/160kg benchpresser. Larry Pacifico recommended this workout because it’s fun and has proven to work wonders for many of his team members. To be precise, after putting seven lifter on the following program, the average increase in max bench press poundage was 64lb for the 8 week …

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The First International Powerlifting Meet

Americans vs. Brits, The First International Meet 1970September 1970, the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles hosted what was described as ‘the first international powerlifting meet ever held’.  The British-US Power Meet was held at the Embassy Auditorium in Los Angeles on September 19th and was the fruition of much hard work and planning by Tony …

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Larry Pacifico: Powerlifter and Businessman!

Larry Pacifico organized some historical, extremely successful events. These included the 1979 World Championship, broadcast nationwide by CBS, where Larry sold over 10,000 tickets. In the middle of the 70’s he built up the largest powerlifting equipment business next to the company ‘Marathon Distributing’. Larry gave hundreds of seminars and was a commentator for the big US …

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Jon Cole: The Strength Coach Millionaire

Jon Cole had a reputation as a great all-round athlete. Strongman, Armwrestler, Weightlifter, Powerlifter, Philosopher and the first Strength Coach in the United States. Jon Frederick Cole was born in Chicago, IL, on April 1, 1943. As a newborn he weighed 11 lb. Who would have expected that this baby would grow into one of world’s strongest man?! …

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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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70s powerlifting legends

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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