By Thom Van Vleck
In Indonesia, men walk down into Mount Ijen, an active volcano, to haul out sulfur. They will carry an average of 100kg out for several kilometers as a way to make a living.
One of the most diabolical lifts in the USAWA is the Inman Mile. It’s so different you have to wonder […]
by Roger LaPointe
Roger LaPointe getting ready to pull a Hack Lift.
The old school strongmen had some really innovative ways of training. Sometimes you did a lift to force someone to learn technique, they just happened to get strong at the same time.
Where did I read about this one? I have no idea. Yet, I […]
by Thom Van Vleck
Bob Burtzloff, one of the greatest of all time on the one arm Clean & Jerk. You can tell that Bob is lifting this from a racked position, one of the two ways to complete the lift.
The USAWA National Championships have been set for Las Vegas, Nevada next June. One of […]
by John McKean
“Oooh, Hon, how sweet – you remembered the nickname my family gave me when I was young!” purred my wife, Marilyn.
I noticed she was staring at a crumpled piece of paper I’d recently started scribbling on, that carried only the title “MIM.” So, thinking quickly, I replied “Yep, ya caught me. I was […]
by Dennis Mitchell
There have been many men who claimed to be the worlds strongest man. Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev was born January. 7,1942 in the village of Pokrovo-Shishkino, Soviet Union. During his reign as heavy weight world and Olympic champion he was the world’s strongest man. He was never a small or sickly child. At […]