Wednesday, August 24, 2011


The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi


Had a great training session in Marion yesterday evening. Keep up the great work!

Monday, August 22, 2011

On This Day In Strength History

Charles Rigoulot died August 22, 1962. He was born in Le VĂ©sinet and died in Paris. 
Rigoulot became French weightlifting champion in 1923 and won a gold medal in the light-heavyweight class in 1924 at the Summer Olympics.
In 1929, he made a Right Hand Snatch of 115 kilograms (253.5 pounds).  This was done at a muscular bodyweight of 215 pounds. 


Sunday, August 21, 2011

On This Day In Strength History

John Robert “Bob” Peoples was born on August 21, 1910 in Northeast Tennessee, near Johnson City.
In the 1940s he deadlifted 728 lbs. weighing 178, minus drugs and body suits. He wore no shoes (only socks) and was the forerunner of ballet-type deadlift shoes.