Post by Tim Wescott on May 3, 2004 19:27:57 GMT -5
Here`s a short Associated Press article about the great Alexeev:
Vasily Alexeev doesn't look like Mr. Universe with rippling muscles, a flat stomach and Robert Redford features, but the 344-pound Russian bear is still the world's strongest man.
The massive Alexeev, who has a 48-inch waist and 21 -inch biceps, snatched an Olympic record 407 pounds of barbells into the air then followed that with his world record 561 pound clean and jerk for a total of 968 pounds. "My strongest competition was with he weight," said Alexeev, who stared pensively at the ceiling for long periods of time before attacking the barbells at St. Michel Arena.
He said, "I am pleased to be the strongest man in the world for my two children, my two boys." Alexeyev smiled and added a domestic note, "I think my wife will pay more attention to me now."
Some people train,others merely "work out" !!
"Out of the ashes of its own destruction, the phoenix rises again"
I remember seeing a picture of his gym. It looked nothing like Golds or Power House. It had Olympic barbells and old fashion upright squat racks. He had a gymnastic horse that he used for hyper extensions. That was all the equiptment the worlds strongest man needed.
Sometimes garage trainers wish they had every piece of equiptment under the sun. You can build a great body with the basics. You can go very far with a barbell,racks, and a bench.
Last Edit: Mar 13, 2005 17:33:12 GMT -5 by oldtimer1