Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dino Gym Record Day

[ February 9, 2014; 9:00 am; ] by Al Myers
Meet Director: Al Myers and the Dino Gym

Meet Date: Sunday, February 9th, 2014 10:00 AM-4:00PM

Location: Dino Gym, Abilene, Kansas

Sanction: USAWA

Entry Form: None – just show up

Entry Fee: None

Lifts: Record Day – Pick any lifts you can set a USAWA record in!

Contact me at if you have any questions

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Thanksgiving Day Workout

by Thom Van Vleck
Not sure if this is exactly how my house will look on Thanksgiving…but close!
Some families have a tradition of playing football on Thanksgiving.  I have a personal tradition of lifting on Thanksgiving!  I started this several years ago when Thanksgiving for my extended family kind of fell to me and my wife. […]

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My Plate Collection

by Al Myers
The plate collection in the Dino Gym.
I’ve never been much of a collector – I’ve always thought why get something to just look at and not use?  However, I do have a plate collection in the Dino Gym from several different weightlifting plate manufacturers.  This collection started several years ago when my […]

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Shoulder Drop Rules

by Thom Van Vleck
Time for me to stir some controversy!  Okay, so many years ago my grandfather Dalton Jackson taught me the shoulder drop.  He told me it was how the “old timers” did it.  First, let’s review the USAWA rules for the Shoulder Drop.

Shoulder Drop: The bar is first cleaned and placed at the […]

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KENNEDY – a modern HEALTH lift?

by John McKean
This is a drawing of David Butlers wooden machine used for the Health Lift.
Summoning all of his concentration and most of his strength, the sinewy young man tugged mightily at the bar across his thighs. 1100 pounds left the ground rather easily. Unfortunately, his much larger opponent soon placed a heavy leather harness […]

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