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Unique Barbell
Ammo-Can Barbell

Ammo-Can Barbell

Weight sets were hard to come by while stationed over seas.  Soldiers had to improvise if they wanted something to lift.  Hard to say if this snap is from Korea or Vietnam, but  this fellow looks to have fashioned a make-shift barbell out of a bar and a few ammo cans....

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John Y. Smith and His Unique Barbell

John Y. Smith and His Unique Barbell

Gotta love some of the unique and usual weights that many of the strongmen found to lift. Here’s a rare shot of the great Oldtime strongman John Y. Smith as he shoulders an unusual barbell, in his later years. Smith was a very good bent-presser (with a lift of 275...

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Tag:
Unique Barbell
Ammo-Can Barbell

Ammo-Can Barbell

Weight sets were hard to come by while stationed over seas.  Soldiers had to improvise if they wanted something to lift.  Hard to say if this snap is from Korea or Vietnam, but  this fellow looks to have fashioned a make-shift barbell out of a bar and a few ammo cans....

read more
John Y. Smith and His Unique Barbell

John Y. Smith and His Unique Barbell

Gotta love some of the unique and usual weights that many of the strongmen found to lift. Here’s a rare shot of the great Oldtime strongman John Y. Smith as he shoulders an unusual barbell, in his later years. Smith was a very good bent-presser (with a lift of 275...

read more