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Gord Venables ~ The Overhead Squat

by | Jun 4, 2024

A look at one of the original “York Gang” Gord Venables as he demonstrates the overhead squat, a movement you will have to master if you want to become an Olympic Weightlifter. At the 1944 Sr. Nationals, Gord finished third with a 710 pound total (behind Ellwood Holbrook and Bill Bush of Cincinnati). For years, Venables also had a monthly column in Strength and Health Magazine entitled “Incredible But True!” which highlighted amazing feats of strength throughout history and the world.
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