by Roger LaPointe
Don’t let the marketing gurus pull the wool over your eyes. Two piece swim suits were around before 1946. The Bikini was just not the name. Here is Relna McRae tearing a Los Angeles telephone book, from the July 1944 Strength & Health magazine. If you want to see some great feats of strength, done live, check out the Night of Strength III DVD . The standout performer is Pat Povilaitis, who is NOT in a Bikini.
If that isn’t enough for you, Pat “The Human Vise” Povilaitis shows everyone at the picnic how he got his nick name. Here is a shot with Pat tearing a deck of cards, with his hands in hand cuffs and a 350 Chevy Engine Block hanging from is head!
You can also see more of Pat, or get the DVD for the 1st Atomic Athletic Great Black Swamp Olde Time Strongman Picnic:
Time to decorate the Training Hall or Den?
All the best, Roger LaPointe
“Today is a good day to lift.”