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2003/07/26 17:53:42 (permalink)

Some great pics!

Have a look at the galleries of ironmen through this link.

http://www.bigsteel.iwarp.com/Gallery/Gallery1.html

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    Knighty
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/07/26 23:52:43 (permalink)
    Good link Al.
    Extra-ordinary characters demonstrating amazing feats of strength that today's top athletes would be proud of
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/07/27 10:26:05 (permalink)
    a question arises, and google didnt help....whats a back lift?
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/07/27 16:10:29 (permalink)
    Stand on a platform with a harness strapped around you, the harness linked with rope/chains to a big weight under the platform. In a sort of half squat position, with hands pushing on thighs, you lift the big weight maybe an inch or two, often very little, but just enough to get it off the ground and hence officially, "lift it". That's a back lift. It's not designed to be a muscle enhancing lift, but one of showmanship.
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    help2001
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/07/27 17:40:34 (permalink)
    Super pics!

    Think Im gonna grow a pointy moustache and wear a leapord skin leotard from now on in the gym
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/07/27 21:45:36 (permalink)
    still.....6000 lbs is a fair amount to lift by any means....i'd certainly have gone to get the forklift!
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/07/28 09:08:41 (permalink)
    Some good photo's in there Al - nice one.
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/07/28 18:27:19 (permalink)
    quote:
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    a question arises, and google didnt help....whats a back lift?


    The way Paul Anderson did this and how Steve Schmidt recently set the endurance record was with a suspended platform which is lifted from supports.
    I will try and seek out a pic, i have some in books but no way of getting them on the net.
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/07/28 20:22:07 (permalink)
    Great Link Al !!!!
    Makes me want to get more serious about my grip strength. :)
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/12/28 16:39:21 (permalink)
    Every time i see pics of Kaz i remember what i am aiming for!

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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/12/30 20:33:55 (permalink)
    I liked the pic of Arthur Saxon with the dumbells crazy stuff

    So can anyone here tear a yellow pages or deck of cards in half without 'fanning' them?
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/12/30 21:15:01 (permalink)
    some good stuff there makes you think abit about what you are doing yourself
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/12/30 22:26:44 (permalink)
    Makes me wanna hop up and go gnaw through some nails.
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/12/30 23:18:50 (permalink)
    wonder why todays guys are so chunky and stoxky yet tthe older guys are more lean and sinewy
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/12/31 00:46:37 (permalink)
    I have some questions!

    I notice a trend with these pictures, that these guys tend to have fairly unremarkable chests (apart from Kate "Vulcana" Roberts ), compared to their arms/shoulders, and particularly compared to the huge breasty-orby round structures that we see on todays BBers.
    Is this because
    (A) these guys focused more on overhead and core strength movements (i didnt read much talk of bench presses)
    or (B) chests are larger than they need to be, in todays BB world, do modern BBers build their chests out of proportion.
    or(C) other!

    i know its iffy trying to make comparisons, because these guys were going after the strength, instead of being the biggest bulkiest MOFO on the stage, but i was still compelled to ask.

    Also, can someone put these feats in perspective, as my knowledge of strongman sort of lifts is minimal.

    How do these sort of feats compare to todays strongmen,

    And also, humour me, how do they compare to what todays BBers could achieve, in your opinion.
    thanks
    L.

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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/12/31 01:16:32 (permalink)
    most of those feats have yet to be nearered never mind broken
    also i agree and thuaght the same when looking at the pics lot less chest
    oh and sorry big al no manners not like me
    thanks big al for taking the time to post brill motavation
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    RE: Some great pics! 2003/12/31 01:41:43 (permalink)
    Great pics........Nothing interests me more than the old time strength trainers. No such thing as steroids back so it shows me what i am capable of doing without steroids. And seeing some of the things these men accomplished without steroids is unbelievable with just HARD WORK.
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    RE: Some great pics! 2004/01/02 18:48:36 (permalink)
    quote:
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    some good stuff there makes you think abit about what you are doing yourself


    You hit the nail on the head there imo!
    Seeing pics of and understanding the methods of the old time strongmen is both inspirational and importantly grounding, it makes you think about how they achieved what they did with what they had and what we should be able to achieve.

    AL
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