Friday, June 28, 2013

On This Day In Strength History

Jun 28, 2003 - Vic Boff  received the Association of Oldetime Barbell & Strongmen Highest Achievement Award.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

On This Day In Stregth History

Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton played a central role in popularizing physical culture and exercise for women in the central decades of the Twentieth Century. She lived primarily in Santa Monica, CA during her long life. In the late 1930s she began working out with friends at Muscle Beach and quickly became famous for her rare combination of beauty, strength and muscularity. Pudgy Stockton died June 26, 2006.

Monday, June 24, 2013

On This Day In Strength History

June 24, 1961 - Frank Spellman lifted at the Senior National Weightlifting Championships in Santa Monica, CA. He took First Place in the 165 Class at a bodyweight of 163 1/4 with lifts of 260lb. press - 230lb. snatch - 310lb. clean and jerk for an 800 lb. total. This was Frank Spellman's last contest.