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MILO was the world’s leading publication for strength sports: Olympic-style weightlifting, strongman, Highland Games, throwing, grip and a lot more. You’ll find training, people, contest reports of record, history, and special features.

 Various softcover issues available.


Milo Magazine

JULY 1993, Vol.1 No.2 Cover: Highland Games World Champion Jim McGoldrick explodes on the caber. People: Jim McGoldrick, John Brookfield, David Patton Training: Good mornings, Anti-Catabolism, Dr. Ken. Contests: 1993 European W/L Champs, 1993 Nat’l W/L Champs, 1993 JR World W/L Champs History: Jim Williams.


JANUARY 1994, Vol. 1 No. 4 Cover: Ivan Chakarov snatches 185kg at the ’93 World Weightlifting Championships. People: Ivan Chakarov, Tyce Saylor (Captains Of CrushÒ) Training: Concentration, Look of Power, Message, Card Tearing, Dr. Ken, Developing Mass, Power and Speed for Karate, Finishing the Pull, Contesting the Barbell, Book Review: Strength & Speed Ratings. Contests: 1993 World W/L Champs, 128th Caledonian Highland Games History: Pat Casey, Joe Ponder.



OCTOBER 1996, Vol. 4 No. 3 Cover: Pyrros Dimas snatches 180kg for a world record at the ’96 Olympics. People: Wes Barnett, Ed Coan, Training: Ego, Bending Nails, Power Clean and Power Snatch, Work vs. Tonnage, Putting the Stone,  Bench Press, Jeck essay, Dr. Ken, Upper Body. Contests: 1996 Olympics, Pro AW Champs, Strongman, 96 World Musclepower Champs.History: Deadlift, Greek Sport, Teeth Lifting.



SEPTEMBER 1998, Vol. 6 No. 2 Cover: +105kg Ronny Weller (GER) locks up all the gold medals at the 1998 European W/L Championships. People: Shane Hamman, Captains of CrushÒ, Ken Brown, Stone Lifters. Training: Maturity, Dr. Ken, Jeck essay, Self-Deception, Real Coaching, Bale Rolling, Three Muscle Groups, Barrel, Calves. Olympic Assistance Exercises, Building Size. Contests: 1998 European W/L Champs, All-Round, 1998 British Musclepower Champs,  NASS Metroplex Contest, Costa Mesa Highland Games, 1998 Nat’l Pro-Am AW Champs, 1998 Nat’l W/L Champs. History: Thomas Topham, Louis Cyr, Father Bernard Lange.


SEPTEMBER 2000, Vol. 8 No. 2 Cover: Pete George, just weeks shy of his 71st Birthday. People: Pete George, John Ware. Training: Wrist Rollers, Frequency, Front Squat, Hand Balancing, Barrel Lifting, Dr. Ken, Variety, Openers, Jeck essay, Simplifying, Ultimate, Life Lessons, Shoulder, Blow Up Hot Water Bottle, Games. Contests: 2000 European W/L Champs, Pro-Am AW Champs, 2000 Beauty & the Beast Strongman Challenge, Rolling Thunder World Champs, Stian Grimseth Cup 2000. History: Basque Stone Lifting, Jack Reid, Wladslaw Pytlasnski, The Solos.


DECEMBER 2000, Vol. 8 No. 3 Cover: Super Hossein Rezazadeh (IRI) makes this 212.5kg world record at the Sydney Olympics. People: Moe Baker, Janne Virtanen, G & G Trio. Training: Stone Lifting, Dumbells, Physical Culture, Abbreviated Training, Ladder, Balance, Right Start, Hand Balancing, Dr. Ken, Basque Stone Lifting, Training for Size, Stretching, Special Exercises, Endurance and Definition, Attitude. Contests: 2000 Olympics W/L, Strongmania, 2000 US Heavy Events Champs, Valhalla. History: Searcher, Napoleon, Peter Krylov, Zbyszko, Athlete Statues.


SEPTEMBER 2002, Vol. 10 No. 2 Cover: World-class in three Olympic sports (wrestling, track, and weightlifting), Bruce Wilhelm also won the first two World's Strongest Man contests. Here, Bruce freezes out the competition in the refrigerator race at the inaugural WSM competition, 1977. People: Bruce Wilhelm, 19th Annual Olde-time Barbell and Strongman Reunion, Pablo Lara Training: training logs, PHA, Dr. Ken, split snatch, Zen of W/L, cardio training, early morning training, medicine balls, lifting stones, standing barbell pullover, strength training for Olympic lifters Contests: All-round Meets, 2002 National Pro-Am AW Champs, 2002 National W/L Champs, 2002 European W/L Champs, 2002 Scottish Masters World Champs History: William Bankier (Apollo, the Scottish Hercules), leg pressing


DECEMBER 2002, Vol.10 No.3 Cover: No more Mister Nice Guy: looking fierce and fit, Maosheng Le (CHN) sticks his world record 182.5-kg clean and jerk in the 62-kg category at the 14th Asian Games. People: Bill Kutzer, Chris James, Whit Baskin. Training: Milo walk, food, back to health workout, lead ball, strength & cond., definition, rugby training, heavy weight room, pulls, plate curl, book review: Weightlifting Olympic Style, high endurance workouts, squats, farmer's walk. Contests: 14th Asian Games W/L, 2002 U.S. Strongman Champs, 2002 Scottish Heavy Events World Champs, 2002 Scottish Masters Heavy Events Champs. History: Apollon's Wheels, stone lifting in Canary Isles


MARCH 2003, Vol.10 No.4 Cover: The superest of the supers, Hossein Reza Zadeh (IRI) pulls himself under his world record 263-kg clean and jerk, at the 2002 World Weightlifting Championships. People: Andy Bloom, Henry Fera, Don Reinhoudt. Training: cleans, side bends, squats, stabilizers, flexibility, barbells/bicycles, increase performance, quick hitter training, stones/steel, strength and conditioning. Contests: 2002 World W/L Champs, GNC Blob Challenge, 2002 WAF World A/W Champs, All-rounds, 2002 World's Strongest Man. History: Giovanni Raicevich, Legends of Stone, plow lifting, Naha Stone


MARCH 2004, Vol. 11 No.4 Cover: Bill Pearl excelled at traditional feats of strength, such as tearing license plates. People: Bill Pearl: Iron Icon--Part II. Training: Sled Work, Just Another Day at the Office: Successful Daily Training, The Slaying of Goliath: Bending a Red Nail, Back Pain for Dummies, Lipids: They're in Our Genes, on Our Plates, and On Our Minds, Truck Tire Leverage Lift, The Art of Coaching Weightlifting for Beginners, Odd Objects Only, Three Photos That Changed My Weightlifting Life, Life in the Loft: A Byrd's-Eye View of Training, Arm Specialization, The Return of the Push-up, At the Table: The Brzenk Thumb Roll, Taboo Exercises for Strength Athletes, A Philosophy: Why Men Should Weight Lift, Working Out on the Road. Contests: No-shows, Bomb-outs, Injuries, and Victories in Vancouver: 2003 World Weightlifting Championships, All-Round Recap, Many Upsets at the 2004 Men's International Powerlifting Federation World Championships, Mariusz Pudzianowski Takes Record Win at the 2003 World's Strongest Man. History: The Classic Figure of Austrian Weightlifting: Josef Swoboda, Russian Men of Might: Grigori Novak, Past and Present.


JUNE 2005, Vol. 13 No. 1 Cover: Lithuanian strongman Zydrunas Savickas three-peats at the 2005 Arnold Strongman contest. People: 2005 Arnold Fitness Weekend: Making the Dream Come True by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. 2005 Arnold Fitness Weekend: Chinese Lifters Add Golden Touch by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. FitExpo 2005: A Great Place to Work Out by Elizabeth Hammond, Bill Bailey, Super-Master: The Shape of Things to Come by Wayne Hill Training: Xstrenergy by John McKean, The Making of a Good Lift by Steven Helmicki, Common Sense in Attempt Selection by John Drewes,  No Strongman Implements? No Problem! by Brian M. Dermody,  Am I Overweight, Too Short or Too Tall, or Too Old? by Jim Schmitz,  Ninja Grip Training by Fred Hutchinson, Life in the Loft: High and Low a Go-Go by Dr. Ken E. Leistner,  Are Americans Lazy? by Bill Starr, Walking Through Walls Training--Part 3: The Extra Mile by Steven Helmicki,  On Site: Watching the Turkish Team Train by Demir Mikail Barlas, The Justa Bell: A Universal Barbell by Steve Justa, A Whale of a Workout by Steve Jeck, Cardiovascular Conditioning for the Strength Athlete by Yehoshua Zohar,  Hammers for Health by John Brookfield. Contests: Arnold Strongman Classic 2005: Hunt for a Hummer by Lene Karlsen,  Arnold Classic Arm Wrestling Challenge 2005: Powerful Pulling by Well-Armed Warriors by Denise Wattles,  2005 All-Rounds Start with Three Great Meets by Lee Gesbeck,  2005 Met-Rx FitExpo Strongman Pro: An Apollon's Axle World Record Gets Things Rolling! by Dione Wessels and Corey St. Clair. History: Russian Men of Might: Ivan Shemiyakin by Joseph Svub, The Two-Hands Jerk: Clean or Continental? The Obizzi Formula by Gherardo Bonini.


SEPTEMBER 2005, Vol. 13 No. 2 Cover: Evgeni Chigishev (Russia) cleaned and jerked this 242.5 kg, earning the Best Lifter award at the 2005 European W/L Champs. People: Zydrunas Savickas: A Few Words From a Big Man by Lene Alexandra Karlsen. Training: In-Season Training for Athletes by Bill Starr,Radical Training: Pushing the Boundaries by Steve Justa, General Physical Preparedness Training for Strongman by Bryan Dermody, The Olympic-style Press: The Lost Art by Thom Van Vleck, Mace Swinging for Strength and Balance by John Brookfield, Back Work for Bulk by John McCallum, You Still Gotta Box by Larry McDonald and Arna-Leigh Wilson, Pinch Grip Chins: Rock the Rafters by Brad Johnson, Volume of the Beast by Steven Helmicki, Miss by Steven Helmicki, The Start Position for the Snatch and Clean by John Drewes, Life in the Loft: Obsession by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, Six Tons in One Set: An Extreme High-Rep Squat Workout by Timothy Piper, Becoming Strong a la Anderson by Charles Fraser, Book Review: Personal Best by Julie Havelka reviewed by Bill Starr, Training Programs by Jim Schmitz.Contests: 2005 Senior European Weightlifting Championships: Turkey Tops in Men, Russia Shines in Women by PerMattingsdal, All-Round Update: Meet Steve Schmidt by Lee Gesbeck, The 2005 MET-Rx Muscle Beach Grand Prix: Four Go Forward to WSM by Colin Bryce, Flying Ryan, Falling Records: 2005 Las Vegas Highland Games by Francis Brebner, Small Plates, Big Impact: 2005 Junior World Weightlifting Championships by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. History: The German Master: Heinrich Rondi by Gherardo Bonini, Russian Men of Might: Ivan Zaikin by Josef Svub.


DECEMBER 2005, Vol. 13 No. 3 Cover: Ryan Vierra turns the caber on his way to his fourth Heavy Events World Championships victory. People: The Butcher from Three Rivers by Robert Lipinski, Catching Up With Yani Marchokov by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., A Tribute to John Ware by Thom Van Vleck. Training: Sets and Reps for Success by Jim Schmitz, Life in the Loft: Weather Or Not Winter Training by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, For a Big Chest--Part I by John McCallum, Strength Training a la Anderson: The Press by Charles Fraser, Why Plato Wouldn't Juice by Steve Jeck, Grip Power by Brad Johnson, Olympic-style Weightlifting Disciplines: Strength or Technique? by John Drewes, Get on the Stick by John Brookfield, What It Takes: The Reality of Training Environments and Circumstances by Steven Helmicki, Traps that Catch Everyone's Attention by Steven Helmicki, Training with Broken Dumbbells by Tim Piper and Mike Waller, Baby Cows by Bill Starr, Bone Density Training and Strength Walking by Steve Justa, Spotting Synchronicity by Tom Hirtz. Contests: Vierra Victorious: 2005 World Highland Games Championships by David Webster OBE, 2005 IFSA World Strongman Championships: Zydrunas Reigns Supreme by Brad Gillingham, Throws, Tosses, and Tears: 2005 U.S. Heavy Events Championships by David Webster OBE, Weights Fly in Dubai: 2005 Asian Weightlifting Championships by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., All-Round Round-up by Lee Gesbeck, 2005 World's Strongest Man: Mariusz is King of the Hill by Colin Bryce. History: I. M. Poddubny: The Ukranian Bear by Josef Svub, The German Wonder Boy: Heinrich Schneidereit by Gherardo Bonini.


MARCH 2006, Vol. 13 No.4 Cover: Ilya Ilin (Kazakhstan) called for 216 kg, took a big swing, hit it out of the park, and won the 85-kg class at the 2005 World W/L Championships. People: Making Muscle with Jesse Marunde by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. Georgi Asanidze: Meet the Man Behind the Gold Medal by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. Training: Rule of 24 by Ashley Jones. Walk, Don't Run by John Brookfield. Let's Pause for a Moment by David Shaw. Olympic Lifting is Still a Sport of Strength by Bill Starr. Old Man Strength, or Muscles Don't Know Their Age by Tim Piper and Mike Waller. Lugging Heavy Concrete Blocks by Steve Justa. The Brotherhood of Stone by William L. Crawford MD. Strongman Training: A Macrocycle Approach by Bryan Dermody. Xstrenergy 2: Live Isos by John McKean. The Hitting Harder Strength Program for Football: Underdogs Need Apply by Steven Helmicki. Listen to Dr. Ken: Squat on My Mind--Part I by Dr. Ken E. Leistner. Scottish Highland Games: More Than a Sport by Francis Brebner. For a Big Chest--Part II by John McCallum. Pike-ups by Brad Johnson.  Strength Training: Dare to Be Different by Charles Fraser Contests: Asia, Juniors, and the One Kilo Rule Dominate in Doha by Jim Schmitz. Hand-to-Hand Combat in Boomtown: 54th Annual World's Wristwrestling Championships by Denise Wattles. Tight Contests Characterize the 2005 Highland Games Masters World Championships by William M. Scruggs, Ph.D. Many Meets Wrap Up All-Round Year by Lee Gesbeck. History: The German Meteor: Hermann Gassler by Gherardo Bonini. Russian Men of Might: Jan Krause by Josef Svub


JUNE 2006, Vol. 14 No.1 Cover: Phil Pfister bangs the Circus Dumbbell overhead for six reps at the 2006 Arnold Strongman Classic. 2006 Arnold Sports Festival. International Weightlifting Invitational: Cholakov Lofts the Big 500 by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. 2006 Arnold Weightlifting Championships: Really Great Show by Jim Schmitz. Veteran's Memorial Theater: Saturday Night Magic by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. 2006 Arnold Armwrestling Challenge: Champs Hand in Tough Wins by Denise Wattles. GNC Grip Gauntlet: The Biggest Grip Contest in the World by Wade Gillingham. 2006 Arnold Strongman Classic: Bringing Out the Best by Colin Bryce People: Mr. Pfister by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. Joe Dube: America's Last Senior Weightlifting Champion by Thomas E. Van Vleck Training: Omni-Ball Workout: New Directions in Bodyweight Training by Brad Johnson. Two Tough Programs: Guerilla Warfare and The Core Should Be a Nasty Place by Steven Helmicki. Listen to Dr. Ken: Squats on My Mind--Part II by Dr. Ken E. Leistner. Being Smart with Dumbbells by Charles Fraser. Some Thoughts on the Super Heavyweight Physique and Body Proportion by John Drewes. Cycling, Peaking and Periodization by Jim Schmitz. Foundations: Legs First by Jon Bruney. Go Steelers! by Steve Jeck. Caber Tossing 101 by Francis Brebner. The Grind and Go Principle by John Brookfield. Tightrope by H. S. Noe. The Weightlifting Complex by Mike Waller, MA and Tim Piper, MS. For A Big Chest--Part III by John McCallum. Strong is Strong, Or So Some Think by Bruce Wilhelm. Advice to Older Strength Athletes by Bill Starr. Build Up Your Pulling Power for Dragging Weight Backwards by Steve Justa Contests: 2006 USAWA Dino Challenge by Thomas E. Van Vleck. History: Russian Men of Might: Alexander Aberg by Josef Svub. Collecting Pieces of History by Howard Havener. The King of the One-Hand Snatch: Louis Vasseur by Gherardo Bonini



SEPTEMBER 2006, Vol. 14 No.2 Cover: Ivane Grikurovi, quiet but potent grandmaster weightlifting coach behind two Olympic gold medalists. People: MILO Talks With Ivane Grikurovi: The Coach Who Conducts a Weightlifting Symphony by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D, The Georgian Phenomenon by Ivane Grikurovi. Training: The Odd Lifts at a USAWA Meet by Mike Waller, MA and Tim Piper, MS, Test Your Fortitude Non-Stop by John Brookfield, Obsolete or Absolute? by Steve Jeck, Be Aware of Sequence by Bill Starr, Lest We Forget by David Shaw, MA, Balancing Variety and Consistency by Brian Jones, Detention Training, Lane County, Oregon by Tom Hirtz, Walk-about Training by Steve Justa, 21 and 7, or 3 and 1 by Charles Fraser, The Perspective of Modern Powerlifting by Steven Helmicki, A Back That Could be Mistaken for a Manta Ray by Steven Helmicki, Foundations: Moving Upward by Jon Bruney, The Old Rusty Bar by Keith Wassung, The Effects of Loaded Stretching on Pull-Up Performance by Brad Johnson, The Leap by H. S. Noe, Right or Left Foot, Belt, Wraps, Yes or No? by Jim Schmitz, Questions and Answers--Part 1 by John McCallum, Stiff-Legged Deadlifts for Lower Back Health by Steve Angell, Training to Carry the Husafell Stone: Kviahellan Calls on The Brotherhood of Stone by William Crawford, MD In Case of Emergency, Pull! by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, Contests: 2006 European Weightlifting Championships: New Records, New Champions by Per Mattingsdal, No Fourth Attempts by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. 2006 "Brawl for It All" Pro-Am Arm Wrestling Championships by Denise Wattles, The Braemer Games: None Other Like It by Francis Brebner, 2006 Mohegan Sun World's Strongest Man Super Series: Hugo's Big Bang by Lene Alexandra Karlsen. History: Strength and Elegance: Pierre Bonnes by Gherardo Bonini, Jim Pedley: A Forgotten King of Strength by Ron Tyrrell, The Fingalians by Peter Martin.


JUNE 2007, Vol. 15 No. 1 Cover: Ilya Ilin (Kazakhstan) chalks up and eyes the bar loaded to 226 kg for his third attempt in the clean and jerk at the 2006 Asian Games. People: Ilya Ilin: This Young Kazakh is Coming on Strong by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Eric Frasure: A Champion in the Making by Francis Brebner, Jud Logan: 4XOLYHMR by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D.,  Introducing Summer Pierson by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. Training: Bodyweight Strength Training for Pole Vaulting by Brad Johnson, Before You Begin...Serious Weightlifting by Jim Schmitz, Pressing Matters by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, The Heavy Weight Warm-up by Colin Moshman, Barbarians on the Line by Steven Helmicki, Movement Efficiency: Boon or Bugbear? by Brian Jones, M.S., Olympic Lifting for Beginners and Intermediates: Training for the Snatch by Charles Fraser, Go Find Heavy Old Objects to Lift and Give 'Em What-for by Steve Justa, Softening Up for Weight Gains--Part III by John McCallum, Astyanax by Richard W. Field, Ph.D., Pre-Ex for Strength by Ken Best, The Greatest All-Round Weightlifter Ever by Roger Davis, The Core of the Matter by John Brookfield, The Jerk: A Lift for All Athletes by Bill Starr, Foundations: The Lung-Booster by Jon Bruney, Changing a Culture by Grant Jenkins. Contests: 2007 Reno Reunion VIII: Simon Denise Wattles, 2007 Arnold Weightlifting Championships: Records Galore by Jim Schmitz, Local Lifting at Its Best by Tom Hirtz, High School Weightlifting: Two Brothers Make it Happen by Jim Schmitz, U.S. All-Rounds: Dino Gym Challenge by Lee Gesbeck, 2007 GNC Grip Gauntlet Recap: Light Gauntlet Not "Lite" by Wade Gillingham, The Crossroads: 2007 Arizona Scottish Gathering and Highland Games by Ryan Seckman, Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge 2007: Veterans Strut Their Stuff by Denise Wattles.History: Unsung Russian Strongmen by Josef Svub, The Father of German Weightlifting: Theodor Siebert by Gherardo Bonini


SEPTEMBER 2007, Vol. 15 No. 2 Cover: Stefan Botev, on his way to a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, while lifting for Australia: the first installment of the story of the Australian-Bulgarian relationship. People: The Bulgarian Experience by Paul Coffa. Jim Schmitz: Coach and Trainer of Champions by Bruce Wilhelm. Al Oerter: The Greatest Olympian Ever by Thom Van Vleck. Training: Little Brother of Death by Bill Starr. Weight Gain Tips for Lean Body Mass by Tim Piper, M.S. and Mike Waller, M.A. Foundations: Heavy Cardio by Jon Bruney. Death by Burpee by Brian Jones, M.S. Keg Loading Builds Raw, Unadulterated Power by Steve Justa. The Stones of Iceland Beckon: The Brotherhood Returns by William Crawford, M.D. Abbreviated, Once Again by Dr. Ken E. Leistner. Strength Training for the Mixed Martial Artist by Collin Moshman. We Are Lifters by Steve Jeck. Sensi-bells by Ken Best. Stability Push-ups by Brad Johnson. Exercises That Teach Technique by Jim Schmitz. Push-Pull Concept by John Brookfield. Contests: 2007 WSMSS Muscle Beach Grand Prix: Heavy Loads and Double Trouble by Lene Alexandra Karlsen. Mariusz Robbed at Muscle Beach? by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. Pomona Highland Games & World Hammer Championships: A First Taste by Francis Brebner. 2007 USAA National Pro-Am Armwrestling Championships: B Side Busy with "Winners" by Denise Wattles. 2007 European Weightlifting Championships: Who's Looking Good for Beijing? by Per Mattingsdal. Welcome to the Land of Viking Power! by Lene Alexandra Karlsen. 2007 British Grip Championships: Horne of Plenty by Mike Corlett. History: The Father of Austrian Physical Culture: Hans Kock by Gherardo Bonini. Pioneers of Russian Wrestling and Weightlifting: Ivan V. Lebedev by Josef Svub.


DECEMBER 2007, Vol. 15 No. 3 Cover:Gregor Edmunds warms up on the Braemar ("Inverness") stone at the 2007 World Heavy Events Championships. People: Naim Suleymanoglu: Defection by Paul Coffa Training: Oven Mitts for Red Hot Reps by Richard Moores and Paul Barrett, A Heavy's Voyage by Bert Sorin, Rope Pull-ups by Brad Johnson, Destination: Certification by Ben Edwards, Foundations: Max Contraction for Total Body Strength by Jon Bruney, The Hise Experiment: A Master-Age Quest by Steven Helmicki, Stabilizing the Bottom by Bill Starr, The Year 2008: A Call to Return to the Basics by John Christy, Dynamic Warm-ups by Brian Jones, M.S. The Specifics of Competition Preparation: The "Right Way" to Get Strong by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, A Strength Gestalt by Steve Jeck, Hip Belt Squats by John McCallum, Upper Extremity Flexibility: Why Rocky Can't Clean by Mike Waller, M.A., and Tim Piper, M.S. Try Calf Work to Energize Your Workouts by Joseph H. Wolfenberger, The Bench Press--America's Favorite Lift by Jim Schmitz, The Single-Arm Barbell Snatch by Roger Davis, Speed-Strength: The Power of Isometrics. Contests: 2007 World Heavy Events Championships: Scotland Brings it All Home by David Webster O.B.E. 2007 World Weightlifting Championships: Old Stars Dim . . . New Stars Shine by Jim Schmitz, 2007 U.S. Invitational Heavy Events Championships: Down to the Last Throw by Francis Brebner History: Russian Men of Might: Giants of the Circuses by Josef Svub, Dutch Men of Might: Philipp De Haas by Gherardo Bonini



SEPTEMBER 2008, Vol. 16 No. 2 Cover: The last man to go, Derek Poundstone would win 2008 Fortissimus if he loaded this 517-lb. stone, which had eluded everyone else. Poundstone proved himself fully worthy of his name. People: My Grandfather Can Outlift Yours--and You, Too! The Dan Takeuchi Story by Jim Schmitz, Nauru: The Beginning by Paul Coffa. Training: One-Arm Drag by Steve Justa Increasing Lifting Strength in the Posterior Chain by Mike Waller, M.A. and Tim Piper, M.S. Utilizing Fringe Supplements Sensibly by Bill Starr, Hit the Deck by Brian Jones, M.S. Foundations: The Case for Cable Training by Jon Bruney, The Neck Project (Part III): Defending Gray Matter by Steven Helmicki, Battling Ropes Basics by John Brookfield, The Two Dumbbells Clean and Jerk by Roger Davis, Are You Seeing the Gain...or Just Feeling the Pain? by John Christy, Are You Positive? by Steve Jeck, Warrior Workouts by Ken Best, The Viking Stone Lifting Challenge: A New Icelandic Saga by William Crawford, M.D. Football Time and Football Thoughts by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, Finger Pull-Ups for Ferocious Fingertips by Brad Johnson. Contests: 2008 European Senior Weightlifting Championships: Supers Drama Caps Event by Per Mattingsdal, Best Staging, Best Lighting...The New Look of Weightlifting by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. Super Series Madison Square Garden Grand Prix by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. 2008 USAA National Pro-Am Armwrestling Championships: Big Crowd, Big Pulls by Denise Wattles, 2008 World Heavy Events Championships: Steady As You Go Takes First by Francis Brebner, Fortissimus: A Mighty Challenge--A Magnificent Win by Kristin Nelson, 2008 Asian Weightlifting Championships: Large Hall, Small Crowd, Tiny Room by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. History: The Strongest German Middleweights: Andreas Lutz and Hans Abraham by Gherardo Bonini.


MARCH 2009, Vol. 16 No. 4 Cover: Steely-eyed and unwavering, Mariusz Pudzianowski became the first man to win the World's Strongest Man title five times. Departments: Tough Times Aren't All Bad by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, Iron Filings by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Captains of Crush Grippers: Who's New, Red Nail Roster, The Iron Mine. People: Mariusz Pudzianowski Wants 2009 World's Strongest Man Win by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Forever Linked: Jack Shanks and the Dinnie Stones by William Crawford, M.D., Larry Brock: Heavy Intent to Win at the Highland Games by Francis Brebner, The Nauruan Machine by Paul Coffa Training: Preventing Knee Pain--and Treating It If You Mess Up by Ernie Roy, P.T., Using Singles Wisely by Bill Starr, The Pullover and Press/Push by Roger Davis, Powering Up the Body by Mike Waller, M.A. and Tim Piper, M.S.,  It Really is the Latest, It Really is the Greatest, It Really is the Newest, It Really Is! by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, Adoption of the Stone by Steven Helmicki, Pareto's Principle, or Why You Needn't Spend Your Life in the Gym by Steve Morris, High-Rep Isometrics by Way of the Elephant by Steve Justa, The Obsolete Man by Steve Jeck, The Optimum Sequence of Exercise by Brian Mangravite, Foundations: 4-D Training--Deadlifting, Dips, Dumbbells, and Dousing by Jon Bruney, Reality Check! by Gabriel Josiah, Playing Around With the Push Sled by Matt Shatzkin, Partner Workouts by Brian Jones, M.S., Progressive Muscular Relaxation by Col. (Ret.) Joseph H. Wolfenberger, How Good Were the Women Lifters at the Beijing Olympics? by John Drewes, The Tale of the Scale, or Making Weight by Jim Schmitz, Beyond Plyometrics by Pavel, Cold Water Dousing by John Brookfield, Contests: 2008 Met-Rx World's Strongest Man: Mariusz Pudzianowski . . . WSM Quintuple by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Team USA Crowned World Champions in Canada by Denise Wattles, History: The World Champion of Burden Lifting: Paul Trappen by Gherardo Bonini


DECEMBER 2009, Vol. 17 No. 3 Cover: Aaron Neighbour (Australia) gives the Braemar stone his all, putting himself in a solid position on the opening event as he went on to win the historic 2009 IHGF World Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland. Departments: Giving Credit Where It's Due by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, Calendar, Iron Filings by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Captains of Crush Grippers: Who's New, The Iron Mine. People: Steve Schmidt: Old-time Strongman Today by Thom Van Vleck, Training: So . . . You Wanna Get BIG? by Steve Justa, Unorthodox Exercises by Bill Starr, Draft Horse Training by Tim Piper, M.S. and Mike Waller, M.A., You Are What You Don't Eat: Organic Food and the Strength Athlete, Part II by Gabriel Josiah, Basketball Rebounding for Coordination, Quickness, and Agility by Col. (Ret.) Joseph H. Wolfenberger, Roadrash: Playing Around with the Push Sled--Part II by Matt Shatzkin, The Push-Pull of Things by John Brookfield, Pushing (Back at) 40 by Steve Brylski, Physical Preparedness for PPP--And Anyone in Pursuit of Good Health by Ken Best, Overtraining: What It Is and How to Avoid It by Jim Schmitz, The Art and Science of Recovery by Brian Mangravite, Foundations: The Kettlemill Challenge by Jon Bruney, Why Systematic Development of Trainees is the Superior Methodology by Steven Helmicki, Spotlight on Strength and Skill by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, My Dinnie Stone Quest, or Two Years Within The Brotherhood of Stone by Roger Davis, Enter the Kettlebell Plus by Pavel, How to Generate the Greatest Strength at the Lightest Bodyweight by Steve Justa, Grassroots to Gold Medals: Play Your Role by Paul Doherty. Contests: 2009 IHGF World Highland Games Championships: A Fight to the Finish by Francis Brebner, 105-kg World Record Breakers: The King Has Lost His Crown by Jyrki Rantanen, 2009 Masters' World Championships: Scottish Masters Athletes Gather in the Highlands by William M. Scruggs, Ph.D., 2009 USAF Unified National Armwrestling Championships: Arkansas to Italy--Who's Going? by Denise Wattles, Canda World Strength Presents Fortissimus 2009: Building on the Tradition of Louis Cyr by William Crawford, M.D. History: Helmsman of Russian Heavy Athletics: Count G. I. Ribeaupierre by Joseph Svub, German Men of Might: Andreas Maier by Gherardo Bonini


MARCH 2010, Vol. 17 No. 4 Cover:Zydrunas Savickas is strong in just about any way that you might reasonably assess strength--wasn't it about time that he won the 2009 World's Strongest Man contest? Departments: Old, Bold and Good As Gold by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, Calendar, Iron Filings, Captains of Crush Grippers: Who's New, Red Nail Roster, The Iron Mine, People: The Sky's the Limit for Mike Zolkiewicz by David W. Barron, Stanless Steel: Man of Steel by Mike Corlett, Training: The Jo-Bar: A Small Barbell with Big Results by Ken Best, A Quick Summary of Strength Training in the Modern Age by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, CrossFit for Lifters? by Adam Farrah, Taking on the Steel Giant by John Brookfield, Advancing Punching Power through Variable Method Complexes by Steven Helmicki, Getting the Body Ripped and Toned in a Fast and Healthy Way by Steve Justa, King Beowulf and the Dragon's Lair: Are You Ready? by William Crawford, M.D., Overtraining--Symptoms, Causes, Prevention by Ernest Roy, P.T., D.P.T., Weightlifting and Blood Pressure by Dezso Ban, Foundations: Shoulder Pain? Join the Club by Jon Bruney, Three Lessons Learned from Jim Schmitz by Darryl Jarman, Customize Your Program to Fit Your Individual Needs by Bill Starr, Standing Weight-Over-Bar: A Primer Course by Thom Van Vleck, Fringe by Steven Helmicki, Harnessing the Power of Placebo by Brian Jones, Ph.D., Contests: 2009 World's Strongest Man: "The Right Man Won" by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., 2009 IAWA World Championships by Roger Davis, 2009 World Weightlifting Championships: Lift the Limit by Jim Schmitz, Strength Contests at the Grass-Roots Level, Club Cal Neva Pro-Am Armwrestling Spectacular by Denise Wattles, 2009 U.S. Invitational Heavy Events Championships and IHGF World Hammer Championships: Non-Stop Top-Flight Throwing by Francis Brebner, History: German Men of Might: Alois Selos by Gherardo Bonini



MARCH 2011, Vol. 18 No. 4 Cover: With a gritty effort, North Korea's Pang Kum Chol managed to save this 192-kg squat jerk. This was the editor's choice of Best Lift at the 2010 Asian Games., Departments: Transcendental Levitation by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, From the Trenches: Alcohol and Weightlifting by Clyde Davis, Iron Filings, Captains of Crush Grippers: Who's New, Red Nail Roster,

Calendar, The Iron Mine, People: Karl Norberg: World's Strongest Senior by Jim Schmitz, Training: Don't Get a Headache over Squats by William L. Crawford, M.D., Simplify for Results by Dr. Ken E. Leistner, Iron Masters: Crazy Workouts by Steve Justa, My Dinnie Stone Quest: An Addendum by Roger Davis, Conditioning for Strongman by Paul Mouser, Isometrics: The Key to Breaking through Strength Barriers by Jon Bruney, Safe Cooking by Richard Moores, Air Barbell by Jon Carr and Dana Adams, The Bulgarian Experiment by Pavel, Laurel and Hardy Sprints for Stamina by John Brookfield, Never Say Die by Myles Wetzel, Deep Relaxation Technique for More Energy by Col. (Ret.) Joseph H. Wolfenberger, Combining Bodybuilding with Olympic Weightlifting by Randy Long, Treatment Options for Tendon Injuries: Think Eccentrically by Ernest Roy, P.T., Historical Perspectives of Strength Programming Variables by Mike Waller, M.A., Joshua La Reaux, M.S., Jason Miller, M.S., and Timothy Piper, M.S., Training Opposing Muscle Groups by Brian Jones, Ph.D., Those Amazing Amino Acids by Bill Starr, Controlling Tension through Breath Work by Steven Helmicki, Strength for Strokes by Ken Best, Abbreviated Training: The Key to Progress When Time and Energy Are Limited by Leo Seitz, Contests: World-Class Weightlifting Returns to Guangzhou: 2010 Asian Games by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., 2010 WAF World Armwrestling Championships: Global Matchups Galore by Denise Wattles, 2010 IAWA World All-Round Weightlifting Championships: More Than Just Lifting by Roger Davis, History: Austrian Mighty Men: Three Competitors by Gherardo Bonini, Russian Men of Might: Sergey Yeleseyev by Josef Svub


MARCH 2016, Vol. 23 No. 4 Cover: After snatching 211 kg, Russia's Aleksey Lovchev went 242 kg and 248 kg, before calling for and nailing this whopping 264 kg--breaking the superheavyweight world record in the total, along with the world record in the clean and jerk at the 2015 IWF World Championships, Houston, Texas. Departments: Workaround Workouts by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., 7+ Questions: Kim Wood, Iron Filings, Captains of Crush Grippers®: Who’s New, Red Nail Roster, Roundtable Report: Snatch vs. Clean and Jerk, The Snatch vs. the Clean and Jerk: A Quick Story by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., From Our Archives, Training: Non-Impact Plyometrics by Karsten Jensen, Training Highlights for Mas Wrestling by Shawn Paul Couch, Rows and Columns: Upper Back Training for Strongman by Paul Mouser, Practical Science Applied: Foam Rollers and Recovery by Brian Jones, Ph.D., More vs. Less: A Clear Winner? by Ollie Whaley, M.A., Think Deep, Squat Deeper by William Crawford, M.D., Development of a Novice Collegiate Powerlifter by Michael Waller, Ph.D., Home Training: Belt Squats, a Different Approach by Ernest Roy, P.T., D.P.T., History: Forgotten Strongmen by Josef Svub, Kings of New German School: Franz Zinner and Rudolf Ismayr by Gherardo Bonini, Contests: 2015 IWF World Championships: Revving Up for Rio by Jim Schmitz


JUNE 2016, Vol. 24 No. 1 Cover: Lasha Talakhadze (Rep. of Georgia) turned in a riveting performance at the 2016 European Weightlifting Championships, with lifts that included this 212-kg snatch, which gave the impression of a hot knife cutting through butter., Departments: "Clean for Show, Jerk for the Dough" by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, From the Trenches: Life Lessons from Tommy Kono by Chip Conrad, Iron Filings, Red Nail Roster, 7+ Questions: Jim Schmitz, From Our Archives, Training: Foundations: East Meets West: Recovery Methods by Jon Bruney, The Sum of All Strength: Tendons and Ligaments by William L. Crawford, M.D., Drills for Technique by Jim Schmitz, Enhancing OCR Training by Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT, Training Layoffs: Boon or Bust? by Ernest Roy, P.T., D.P.T., Youth Athlete Group Performance Training: Lessons Learned and Applied by Morgan Fogelman, C.S.C.S., Practical Science Applied: Rest Intervals Matter by Brian Jones, Ph.D., The Wrist Reinforcer: A Versatile Tool by Christian Schyberg, History: Spanish-style Javelin Throw by Lucio Doncel, The German Super Power: Josef Manger by Gherardo Bonini, Contests: 2016 Los Angeles FitExpo: Grip Strength Excellence by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., 2016 European Senior Weightlifting Championships: All Eyes on Rio by Per Mattingsdal


SEPTEMBER 2016, Vol. 24 No.2 Cover: Scott Rider handily won David Webster's 2016 Heavy Events World Championships in Halkirk, Scotland, holding the lead from start to finish., Departments: Designed for Progress by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, A Tribute to David Shaw by Joseph Horrigan, Iron Filings, Captains of Crush Grippers®: Who's New, Certifications: Red Nail Roster, Crushed-to-Dust!® Challenge, 7+ Questions: Jim McGoldrick, From Our Archives, People: Scott Rider: High on the Highland Games by Francis Brebner, Training: The Link between Stress and Injury: Implications for the Strength Athlete by Ernest Roy, P.T, D.P.T., Grip Training for Mas Wrestling by Clay Edgin, Changing Gears by Arnold Pope, Foundations: Why Do You Train? by Jon Bruney, Inflammation: Friend or Foe by William L. Crawford, M.D., Coaching Cues and Quips (Schmitz-isms) by Jim Schmitz, Going Ballistic--or Not by Brian Mangravite, Contests: 2016 APL Armlifting World Championships: Gripsters Get Serious in St. Petersburg by Randall J. Strossen. Ph.D., 2016 Visegrip Viking Challenge San Jose: Let the Good Times Roll by Mike Corlett, 2016 IHGF World Highland Games Championships: Big Action in Alaska by Elizabeth Hammond


MARCH 2017, Vol. 24 No. 4 Cover: Hossein Rezazadeh, the Monarch of Mass, could uncork world-class lifts nearly at will, day in and day out. Here he is blowing up 245 kg in the clean and jerk in the training hall at the 2005 Asian Weightlifting Championships (Dubai, UAE)., Departments: Work Like a Slave by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, From the Trenches: Ron Buchanan: A Barbell Man for All Seasons by Greg Pickett, Iron Filings, Certifications: Captains of Crush Who's New, Red Nail Roster, Crushed-to-Dust! Challenge, Roundtable: IOC Re-analysis Program and Its Implications for Weightlifting, From Our Archives, People: Hossein Rezazadeh: Monarch of Mass by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Training: Synergies in Training for Olympic Lifting and Powerlifting by Karsten Jensen, Risk of Hamstring Injuries in Strength and Power Sports by Ernest Roy, P.T., D.P.T., The Art of Lifting by Steve Jeck, Metabolic Training by William L. Crawford, M.D., Drafting the Best Exercises by Mike Waller, Ph.D., Foundations: Come to the Table by Jon Bruney, What Tools Are in Your Toolbox? by Ollie Whaley, M.A., Coaching Tips from an "Old-School" Coach by Jim Schmitz, History: Russian Men of Might: Post-Revolutionary Strongmen by Josef Svub, Contests: 2017 IronMind Viking Visegrip World Record Challenge: A New Face Makes a Big Splash by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D.


JUNE 2017, Vol. 25 No. 1 Cover: Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia), the Rio Olympic champion, blistered this 217-kg snatch at the 2017 European Weightlifting Championships, for a new world record., Departments: Better Than Nothing is Pretty Good by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, 7+ Questions: Yoto Yotov, Iron Filings, Certifications: Captains of Crush Who's New, Red Nail Roster, From Our Archives, People: Lasha Talakhadze: The Georgian Giant at the Top of the Weightlifting World by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Contests: 2017 Mas Wrestling Absolute World Championships by Chip Conrad, Snapshot: 2017 European Weightlifting Championships by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., 2017 Europe's Strongest Man: Rock & Roll Strongman by Elizabeth M. Hammond, Training: Running a Heavy Weightlifting Facility and Team by Jim Schmitz, Foundations: Body Tempering by Jon Bruney, Sandbag Training for OCR by Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT, Upper-Body Power "Plyometric" Exercises by Mike Waller, Ph.D., Anterior Shoulder Dislocations: Causes, Treatment, Recovery by Ernest Roy, P.T., D.P.T, A Strength Odyssey by Steve Jeck, Martial Arts Tactical Strength and Conditioning by Steven Helmicki, Contending with Knee Pain by William L. Crawford, M.D., Six Variable Training Strategies for the Snatch and the Clean by Karsten Jensen, History: Russian Men of Might: Kosta Maisuradze by Josef Svub


SEPTEMBER 2017, Vol. 25 No.2 Cover: Eddie Hall (UK) on the Plane Pull at World's Strongest Man 2017 (Gaborone, Botswana), where the Beast proved to be the king of the jungle., Departments: The Mighty Mind: Tricks for the Trade by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, From the Trenches: The Day I Can't Squat 300 by C. Kent Durso, 7+ Questions: Steve Jeck, Iron Filings, Certifications: Captains of Crush Who's New, Red Nail Roster, Crushed-to-Dust! Challenge, From Our Archives, Contests: 2017 World's Strongest Man: The Beast is the Best by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., 2017 APL Armlifting World Championships: Grip Grows, More Countries Join the APL Party by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Training: Get the Most Out of Suspension Strap Training by Karsten Jensen, Practical Science Applied: Exercise and Natural Environments by Brian Jones, Ph.D., 1-Rep Max? by Ollie Whaley, M.A., Spinal Discs: the Physiology of Disc Injury and Recovery by Ernest Roy, P.T., D.P.T., Stress: Good or Bad? by William L. Crawford, M.D., Stress Relief: On a Different Note by William L. Crawford, M.D., Motivation and Determination by Jim Schmitz, Foundations: Super Sprints by Jon Bruney, Obstacle Course Racing: Training Grip Shortfalls by Evan Perperis, MSCA-CPT, History: Russian Men of Might: Luka P. Kopyev by Josef Svub


DECEMBER 2017, Vol. 25 No. 3 Cover: Dan McKim launches the Braemar Stone at the 2017 Webster Worlds in Hank, Holland, where the Mighty McKim claimed yet another Highland Games world championships., Departments: Disturbing Stereotypes by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Letters to the Editor, From the Trenches: All the Rage by Jeff Maddy, Iron Filings, Certifications: Captains of Crush Who's New, Red Nail Roster, CTD Challenge, 7+ Questions: Tom Hirtz, From Our Archives, People: Inhar Urruzuno: Stone Lifting Coup by Aitor Madariaga, with Lucio Doncel, Contests: David Webster's 2018 Heavy Events World Championships: A Fitting Finish by Elizabeth Hammond, 2017 Anaheim FitExpo Visegrip Viking Challenge: John Machnik, Eric Roussin Win Overall Grip Honors by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D., Training: Building a Foundation for the Beginning Athlete by Mike Waller, Ph.D., Mental Training for All Athletes by Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT, What's Your Excuse? by Jim Schmitz, Foundations: The Resurrection of the Death Set by Jon Bruney, Passing on the Gift by William L. Crawford, M.D. Sleep: A Forgotten Ingredient for Athletic Success by Ernest Roy, P.T., D.P.T., Excellence the Spartan Way by Peter F. Harris, Practical Science Applied: Unilateral Training and the Cross Education Effect by Brian Jones, Ph.D., The Surgeon, the Chef, and the Lifter by Karsten Jensen, The Non-Magic Bullet by Paul Mouser



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