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Weightlifter
Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci was another great olympic weightlifter from York, Pennsylvania. Though he stood only 4’11” and weighed 123 pounds, he could clean & jerk well over 300 pounds and snatch 220+. Vinci was a Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1956 and 1960), Seven-time world...

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Strength and Health Magazine: September, 1944

Strength and Health Magazine: September, 1944

Shown here is the cover of the September, 1944 issue of Strength and Health Magazine, featuring Steve Stanko. He had won both the 1944 AAU Mr. America and Junior. Mr. America titles only a few months before. This was not the first time Stanko graced the cover of...

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British Champion T.W. Clarke

British Champion T.W. Clarke

The 11 stone British Amateur Weightlifting Champion of 1913, T.W. Clarke is shown here on the cover of the February, 1933 issue of Strength and Health Magazine (Making this is the third issue ever.) Clarke was famed for his arm development — 15-1/4 inches – which was...

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Pierre Bonnes

Pierre Bonnes

Another look at the great French strongman and wrestler Pierre Bonnes. Bonnes is thought to be the first man who snatched 250 lbs. in the “split” style. Many noted strong men of the day ridiculed this style of lifting but it would eventually some become the norm and...

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Tag:
Weightlifter
Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci was another great olympic weightlifter from York, Pennsylvania. Though he stood only 4’11” and weighed 123 pounds, he could clean & jerk well over 300 pounds and snatch 220+. Vinci was a Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1956 and 1960), Seven-time world...

read more
Strength and Health Magazine: September, 1944

Strength and Health Magazine: September, 1944

Shown here is the cover of the September, 1944 issue of Strength and Health Magazine, featuring Steve Stanko. He had won both the 1944 AAU Mr. America and Junior. Mr. America titles only a few months before. This was not the first time Stanko graced the cover of...

read more
British Champion T.W. Clarke

British Champion T.W. Clarke

The 11 stone British Amateur Weightlifting Champion of 1913, T.W. Clarke is shown here on the cover of the February, 1933 issue of Strength and Health Magazine (Making this is the third issue ever.) Clarke was famed for his arm development — 15-1/4 inches – which was...

read more
Pierre Bonnes

Pierre Bonnes

Another look at the great French strongman and wrestler Pierre Bonnes. Bonnes is thought to be the first man who snatched 250 lbs. in the “split” style. Many noted strong men of the day ridiculed this style of lifting but it would eventually some become the norm and...

read more