Monthly Archives: September 2013

York Adjustable Krusher

by Al Myers
Denny Habecker and his York Adjustable Krusher.
When I was at Denny’s last month for the USAWA Presidential Cup I got to spend some more time in the Habecker’s Gym.  I really enjoy private club gyms as they have character (unlike commercial gyms), and often have interesting pieces of equipment in them that […]

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News Update for 2013 IAWA Worlds

by Steve Gardner
Information for those attending the IAWA Worlds in Accrington.
5.30pm to 7.30pm the IAWA World Council Meeting will take place at the Lifting Venue (Hollins Tech College).
Scales should be available for practice weigh ins.
At 7.30pm the group will move along to the Main Bar at the nearby Dunkenhalgh Hotel as a meeting point […]

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Where do we go?

by Eric Todd
The USAWA has been around for 26 years.  To my knowledge, there is no other governing body for all-round lifting in the USA, and only a small splinter group in the UK outside of our world organization, the IAWA.  Anybody who is anybody in all-round in America is a member of the USAWA.  […]

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Training arms with Bill Pearl

by Al Myers
Bill Pearl performing a standing Barbell Curl.
Thom’s story the other day about Bill Pearl and his leg training got me thinking about the great Bill Pearl and his training.  I always greatly admired Bill Pearl’s physique, and consider it the IDEAL muscular build.  I know nowadays the trend in bodybuilding is to build […]

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Roman Chair Squat

by Thom Van Vleck
The Roman Chair Squat
Some time back Al Myers wrote a great article on the Roman Chair and it’s place in the USAWA as a contested lift.  It can be found here:  It even inspired me to make a Roman chair and add some Roman Chair sit ups to my workout.
Recently, I […]

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