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John Grimek’s Life as a Weightlifter

“Ever since the York Barbell Club was organized back in the late twenties, a champion or two was always found among its membership, although in those days the club was known as the York Oil Burner A.C. However, by 1937 its members dominated all championships and the majority of national records were held by this …

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Forced Reps With John Kuc

Sometimes John Kuc struggled to bench 500lb+ but his training partner ‘Big Jim Williams’ helped him with some new training ideas. Finally John benched 600lb in 1972 World Championships. Here’s a great excerpt from John Kuc about forced rep training published in PL USA 1980. – Mr. Berg “John Kuc made some amazing…absolutely amazing progress using …

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A Tribute to Luke Iams

“John L. (“Luke”) Iams, 55, of New Martinsville, WV, died April 10, 2004 in Wetzel County Hospital. He was born February 05, 1949. He was a graduate of Fairmont State College and the Pittsburgh School of Mortuary Science. He was a powerlifter, and the owner of Luke’s Gym. In view of his passing, the memories …

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A Tribute To Ray Rigby

Ray Rigby was a weightlifting and powerlifting legend from the 80s. Ken Leistner was very close to him and the following article was written by him (1998, Pl USA)! – Mr. Berg “I am very saddened to write that Ray Rigby has passed away. Ray was known widely in both powerlifting and track and field circles …

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Ron Thompson: The Mr. America Hero

https://www.facebook.com/116733248412758/photos/a.758901990862544/2226264794126249/ The story of Ronald Thompson (b.December 26, 1943 d. 2003) is one of the big success stories of modern bodybuilding. He literally pulled himself up from the bottom in a short time and his dedication should be an inspiration to young bodybuilders everywhere. He won the 1974 Mr. America title, with unquestionably one of …

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