1930’s Style Dumbbell Swing Video

by Roger LaPointe

Roger LaPointe training the Dumbbell Swing at the Atomic Athletic club.

Impossible right?

173 1/4 Pound One Hand Dumbbell Swing at a bodyweight of 168 pounds, was the British record in 1930. Yep, you read that correctly. The record was an OVER body weight dumbbell swing. How did they do it with all that centrifugal force? I’ve been doing my research. Yes, I am a detail oriented guy when it comes to weightlifting. I’ve been working on it in the gym.

FIRST MILESTONE: Now I have it on video that I have passed the 50% of bodyweight milestone. Check out the video here.


The dumbbell bars that I train with are right here:


I highly recommend the Allen Collars when doing dumbbell work. (You can special order the exact bars that use in the video, by phone.)


All the best, Roger LaPointe
“Today is a good day to lift.”