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Old 01-23-2013, 11:37 PM   #66
Chas Tennis
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Default Vasily Alekseyev

FYI - Famous weightlifter from the 1970s Olympics - "Worlds's Strongest Man" Vasily Alekseyev.

Maybe some of you remember this champion Russian weightlifter prominent in the Olympics in the 1970s.

Brief history
http://store.sorinex.com/Articles.asp?ID=253

Records and comments by contempories.
http://www.chidlovski.net/liftup/l_a...ult.asp?a_id=5

Clean & Jerk Video, includes setting his 66th world record.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ngko5tAwkk

Alekseyev's squat training for the Olympic clean & jerk. See his comments on the squat in training.
http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/sporti...ticles004.html

Squat 270 Kg, body weight about 160 Kg (350 lbs).
He squatted about 1.7X body weight to train for the clean & jerk.

Interview.
http://www.elitefitness.com/forum/we...ev-340962.html

Steriods?
http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/pass...r/history.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/sp...dies.html?_r=0

I once read that he would get out of breath relatively easily climbing stairs when he was a competitor but I could not just now confirm that information searching the internet.

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