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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #570 on: October 06, 2018, 08:00:45 PM »

^ very nice...


think you'll like this one:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTXBH3Zjs7V

she made me think of this fella:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYScDcm9qBI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYScDcm9qBI</a>

#viking-power
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #571 on: October 06, 2018, 09:36:52 PM »

^ very nice...


think you'll like this one:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTXBH3Zjs7V

she made me think of this fella:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYScDcm9qBI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYScDcm9qBI</a>

#viking-power
don?t know what that dude is on but i want some ;D
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #572 on: October 13, 2018, 07:43:18 PM »

https://www.ironcompany.com/blog/dan-wohleber-the-greatest-strength-athlete-you-never-heard-of/
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The uncrowned King
Dan Wohleber was the greatest strength athlete you never heard of.  In the late 1970s a smart, genuinely tough and ungodly strong skinny man named John Black opened a gym in a tough town: Cleveland. Black created a hardcore training facility that was a magnet for every bad ass in a bad ass town. John and Bob Fortenbaugh created a powerlifting squad that he campaigned at the junior national championships and senior national championships.

Without a hint of irony (unintentionally ironic?) the gym was called Black?s Health World.  This gym and these guys were anything but examples of ?health.? Some were motorcycle outlaws, others were enforcers (allegedly) for Jackie Presser and the Teamsters. Some were debt collectors and others were called, ?one punch.? They were also called ?The Wild Bunch,? and for good reason: when roaming together as a pack, say at a bar, ?incidents? would routinely occur.

John Black was the strongest skinny man I ever saw. At 5-11 and 198 he could legitimately barbell squat 800 below parallel and he could deadlift 775 any day of the week. Only a low 400-pound bench press kept him from winning world titles.  Black once fought in a Tuff Man competition because the gym was behind in rent.  He tore up the competition and also tore up a tricep in the final fight; this injury destroyed his bench press for the rest of his competitive career.

For years I coached Black?s Gym at the national championships. In the lead up to the nationals, John would select the 11-man squad, handle the travel and hotel logistics and act as a buffer between our athletes and coaches and the officials. Bob Fortenbaugh and I would divide up the Black?s team lifters and competition coach them. We captured five national team championships. Bob and I were named as IPF world championship team coaches in 1991. We guided team Global to the world team title over 33 other countries. This was one of the highpoints of my life.

John once related to me about the first time he ever saw Dan Wohleber. ?This big 14-year old kid, maybe 180-pounds, walks into my gym. The kid watched as I deadlifted 405 for 10-reps, which at that time, early in my lifting career, was a new personal record. I was pretty pumped afterwards. As I am congratulating myself, the kid walks over to the bar and without any warm-up and using a double overhand grip with the worst technique I have ever seen deadlifts the 405 for 14 reps! I was like, ?What the f#@k!? Naturally I gave the kid a free membership.?

Within six years the kid became the first man in history to deadlift 900 pounds. But that is getting ahead of the story.
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #573 on: October 19, 2018, 09:06:48 PM »

like this article
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8-Fkm-MgLg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8-Fkm-MgLg</a>
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #574 on: October 28, 2018, 10:47:22 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmmI6uatk4k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmmI6uatk4k</a>
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #575 on: November 07, 2018, 09:41:32 PM »

Hail to the Quadfather!

Tom Platz Squatting 365lbs for reps at age 62
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #576 on: November 09, 2018, 03:38:31 AM »

 :)
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #577 on: November 09, 2018, 04:51:53 AM »

:)
damn  donny killin the thread. very nice...

always great to see old era pictures..!
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #578 on: November 23, 2018, 08:05:41 PM »

Big Guns Baby ...
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #579 on: December 06, 2018, 10:54:16 PM »

not sure if posted before but a good read.. ;D  old school Baby !!
https://www.davedraper.com/fusionbb/fbbuploads/1225141331-GirondaBook.pdf
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #580 on: December 31, 2018, 02:48:46 PM »

A photo taken of Ted Arcidi in his prime:


In 1985 he became the first man to bench 700 lbs.

Ted Arcidi Historic 705 Bench Press
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zoyFcHI13o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zoyFcHI13o</a>

http://ditillo2.blogspot.com/2013/07/ted-arcidis-bench-training-dennis-b-weis.html
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Ted Arcidi:
How He Developed a Record Bench Press
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Dennis: Lat pulldowns and the press behind neck seem to be important parts of your program. Is there some particular reason for this?

Ted: As I've mentioned, the behind the neck press is a great basic exercise as well as the pulldown. They're very good for EXPLOSION . . . that initial explosion of the bar needed for heavy benching. Those two exercises definitely work what's needed to initiate the explosion.

As far as the end of the lockout in the bench, it's a known fact that the triceps do the basic locking out. I'd say they do 90% of the lockout.

Dennis: I notice that you do lying triceps extensions to the nose in a slightly unique way. I will include a photo of that, but could you please explain your method of performance on this exercise?

Ted: Triceps extensions to the nose are the best thing. They're the greatest triceps strengthener I've ever used. You must bring the bar to your nose and then you must bring it straight up from your nose. You don't bring the bar down to your chest and bench it. It's not a benching exercise. You triceps it up, you use your triceps. I feel that the bar-to-the-nose position taxes the triceps to the greatest level.

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Dennis: You seem to favor sets of six reps frequently in your workouts. Are 6's really that important?

Ted: 6's are great, you get good endurance and strength. I feel that 6's are the greatest thing that men ever came across for reps in the bench. With 6's you're away from the heavy, heavy weight, but yet you still have to throw some weight around because it's not exactly light weight. Imagine going for your best six reps. For me that means I've got to get 560-570 pounds. This gives me a lot of tendon and ligament strength. This is a very important factor when getting into the heavy triples and doubles later. Because of the endurance and increased lung capacity from the 6's, you'll be able to blow up those 3's and 2's.

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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #581 on: January 02, 2019, 07:45:57 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm0I_HgP0ME" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm0I_HgP0ME</a>
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #582 on: January 02, 2019, 08:06:45 PM »

RIP one of the best posers ever.
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #583 on: January 04, 2019, 03:40:09 AM »

 :'(

Corney was squatting and had to be spotted by The Arnold when he was about to pass out, in Pumping Iron.  Remember that clip?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7cvJozA28o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7cvJozA28o</a>
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wow

I don't say wow normally but this post is one of the best ever on gh15.org and deserves a wow

bravo,,

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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #584 on: January 04, 2019, 08:31:59 PM »

:'(

Corney was squatting and had to be spotted by The Arnold when he was about to pass out, in Pumping Iron.  Remember that clip?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7cvJozA28o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7cvJozA28o</a>
YUP... he was more famous for his excellent posing
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #585 on: February 25, 2019, 11:12:55 PM »

RIP Larry Scott.

http://ditillo2.blogspot.com/2019/01/how-it-all-began-part-one-larry-scott.html
beautiful piece of writing. i really can't do it justice by quoting any particular paragraph. do read the whole thing, you'll enjoy it for sure. it's all so...relatable.
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #586 on: February 25, 2019, 11:58:11 PM »

RIP Larry Scott.

http://ditillo2.blogspot.com/2019/01/how-it-all-began-part-one-larry-scott.html
beautiful piece of writing. i really can't do it justice by quoting any particular paragraph. do read the whole thing, you'll enjoy it for sure. it's all so...relatable.
Larry scott always come over as a real Gentleman.
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Re: Old School..Hard School
« Reply #587 on: April 29, 2019, 10:00:12 PM »

Source: http://ditillo2.blogspot.com/2019/04/dr-ken-leistner-workout.html

Dr. Ken Leistner Legendary Workout
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht1ft5ub-wM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht1ft5ub-wM</a>

High bar, ass to grass, 4 plates a side for 23 reps at a BW of 160, 52 years old......WHAT THE FUCK! (Set starts at 23 minutes.)

RIP.
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