Saturday, August 2, 2014

On This Day In Strength History

George Hackenschmidt, the famous Russian Lion wrestler, 1878-1968, experimented with lifting weights from a lying position; and back in 1898 on 2nd August, lying on the floor, he pulled a 333-lb barbell over his head and pressed it from dead start on his chest to arm’s length.  He then rolled over a barbell with 19-inch discs, so that all it was required was for him to turn his head to one side, and then pressed aloft 361 lbs (164kg) for a then world record.

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  1. Estonian strongman and professional wrestler...