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kurtvf

Time to liven this place up a bit. We all know that big strong looking guys are strong and strong guys are big and muscular right?? The guy in the accompanying photo weighed 195 in the photo and was 5'9" and had arms less than 17". The day this photo was taken this little twerp did something no pro bodybuilder ever has done; not Coleman, not Arnold, not Franco, not Viator, not Sergio. Who is he and what was he known for????
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MDieguez

Mike MacDonald, bench press phenom. I believe held the record in multiple weight classes. Had a barbell named after him that was cambered.
Mike
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

He also benched 3 x his body weight (if I remember correctly... could have been 4 x).
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1958

Texas, USA

I lifted in a meet in 1978 and MacDonald was lifting also.He opened with a world record BP,and then did it three more times.In one day.
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PTDaniel

Thanks for this. I've been trying to remember this guy's name for a while. He's a perfect example of size not equaling strength for the microloading advocates that say things like "If you work your bench press to 400 pounds, you're going to be huge."
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kurtvf

You guys are too smart. Mike MacDonald was the best bench presser ever. I believe 32 World records in 4 weight classes. The day this picture was taken he did 560 lbs in official competition. This fairly normal looking guy benched more than Ronnie Coleman or Dorian Yates could ever dream of while weighing 50 lbs less.
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kurtvf

1958 wrote:
I lifted in a meet in 1978 and MacDonald was lifting also.He opened with a world record BP,and then did it three more times.In one day.


So was his appearance as unimpressime as I've read? I've heard that at the heavier weight classes he looked like an overweight accountant, pot belly and all, then he would slam up 630.
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kurtvf

Brian Johnston wrote:
He also benched 3 x his body weight (if I remember correctly... could have been 4 x).


I think his best BP in the 181 lb class was 522, with 15 1/2" arms!!!

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MDieguez

His lifts were raw with little to no arch.
Rick Weil was another phenomenal raw bencher without much use of an arch.
Mike
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entsminger

Virginia, USA

===Scott==
There's this kid who went to school with my son not long ago that was tremendously strong in just about everything yet standing there in a tee shirt you might not even tell he worked out.At 15 or 16 at a bodyweight of about 160 or so he was benching 350 20 times. He had extroadinary strong tendon strength or something? It was simply unbelievable what he could do.
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BohicaBob

This guy is just another interesting and fine example of a genetic freak, just like the late Frank Jacintho from Maui where I grew up. Frank used to tear coins (25 cent pieces) in half easily, crush a 2 x 4s, bend dimes, etc. Let's just say no one challenged him ...

In fact, the other day I was on the phone with one of my brothers who worked with Frank, because at the time this brother was a mechanic as was Frank. My brother told me of some of the feats of raw power Frank performed, on the job, as pranks that were simply unreal. Incidentally, Frank's father had superhuman strength as well, but looking at them both you'd never guess in a million years what they were capable of.
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msgtcsar

Defeated several top ranked super heavyweights in his sport at 160 pounds.Nickname is "The Giant Killer"
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kurtvf

BohicaBob wrote:
This guy is just another interesting and fine example of a genetic freak, just like the late Frank Jacintho from Maui where I grew up. Frank used to tear coins (25 cent pieces) in half easily, crush a 2 x 4s, bend dimes, etc. Let's just say no one challenged him ...

In fact, the other day I was on the phone with one of my brothers who worked with Frank, because at the time this brother was a mechanic as was Frank. My brother told me of some of the feats of raw power Frank performed, on the job, as pranks that were simply unreal. Incidentally, Frank's father had superhuman strength as well, but looking at them both you'd never guess in a million years what they were capable of.


A genetic freak is a guy like Kaz or Ed Coan that look like they can bench 600 and can bench 600. This guy is on a whole different level when he looks like he can bench 200 but can bench 600. What does he say when someone asks him if he "works out"? He defies the laws of physics and the concept that big muscles are strong muscles and vice versa.
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backtrack

He doesn't look like the tallest of chaps though and the bench press has always suited the fun sized mars bars among us.
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Equity

msgtcsar wrote:
Defeated several top ranked super heavyweights in his sport at 160 pounds.Nickname is "The Giant Killer"


Khadzhimurat Zoloev?

Zoloev - The Killer of Monsters: http://youtu.be/AtaXMtt4nlM
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StuKE

Not seen a picture of MM in years. I seem to remember reading that he would not train legs to keep his bodyweight lower. Not sure how true it is.we used to bench with a bent bar sometimes to simulate his bar.
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sonny153

back when I was powerlifting, I saw Mike and Rick (Weil) regularaly, in fact most of my original bench press routines came from Rick. All their routines were based on simplicity, there was never anything complicated about any of them and most of the time they never even used a belt or wrist wraps. And neither used much of an arch. Rick was a little more muscular than Mike and Mike didn't even look like he could bench 200 let alone 600. I was there when Rick did 485 @ 165 and 556 @ 181...in a t-shirt. Just amazing. Mike even more so because like I said he really didn't even look like he worked out hard. Mike was a very low rep person which could have played a part, mostly singles, as was Mike Bridges.
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HeavyHitter32

I saw a competitive powerlifter at a local gym I trained at many years ago bench press 505 for two reps (not to failure!) in reasonably good form with a regular t-shirt, but he probably weighed about at least 300 pounds...maybe more. He carried plenty of bodyfat, but had some noticeable muscle underneath. It was just amazing watching someone that strong in person. The greatest strength feat I've witnessed.
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smanjh

HeavyHitter32 wrote:
I saw a competitive powerlifter at a local gym I trained at many years ago bench press 505 for two reps (not to failure!) in reasonably good form with a regular t-shirt, but he probably weighed about at least 300 pounds...maybe more. He carried plenty of bodyfat, but had some noticeable muscle underneath. It was just amazing watching someone that strong in person. The greatest strength feat I've witnessed.


Lucky. I have seen lightweight PLs, and juiced up guys makin the conversion.

I did know a 180 lbs guy, ripped, who could deadlift 525, squat 400, and Bench around 350.

He maxed out his strength, and told me nothing he did worked to make him grow past that point.

He also picked up a certain vehicle from behind, but only that one specific model.
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Crotalus

HeavyHitter32 wrote:
I saw a competitive powerlifter at a local gym I trained at many years ago bench press 505 for two reps (not to failure!) in reasonably good form with a regular t-shirt, but he probably weighed about at least 300 pounds...maybe more. He carried plenty of bodyfat, but had some noticeable muscle underneath. It was just amazing watching someone that strong in person. The greatest strength feat I've witnessed.


I spotted a guy years ago who did seated front press of 225 X 3-4 reps and that made me feel like a school girl. I believe he weighed about 200.

Reading about Kevin Tolbert's stuff always blew my mind and remember reading that Bill Pearl and the wrestler Goldberg used 315 in behind the neck presses as part of their workouts , not as a single rep as a feat of strength. THAT would blow my mind !! 315 for overhead presses , LOL Holy shit !!

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Donnie Hunt

Equity wrote:
msgtcsar wrote:
Defeated several top ranked super heavyweights in his sport at 160 pounds.Nickname is "The Giant Killer"

Khadzhimurat Zoloev?

Zoloev - The Killer of Monsters: http://youtu.be/...Mtt4nlM


Thanks for posting this. Very motivating!
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msgtcsar

Equity wrote:
msgtcsar wrote:
Defeated several top ranked super heavyweights in his sport at 160 pounds.Nickname is "The Giant Killer"

Khadzhimurat Zoloev?

Zoloev - The Killer of Monsters: http://youtu.be/...Mtt4nlM


That's him. I believe he was 154 lbs. in those. With a 16" forearm not sure I can call him small.
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Equity

msgtcsar wrote:
Equity wrote:
msgtcsar wrote:
Defeated several top ranked super heavyweights in his sport at 160 pounds.Nickname is "The Giant Killer"

Khadzhimurat Zoloev?

Zoloev - The Killer of Monsters: http://youtu.be/AtaXMtt4nlM

That's him. I believe he was 154 lbs. in those. With a 16" forearm not sure I can call him small.


msgtcsar/Donnie,

I'm not an arm wrestling aficionado but I knew I recognised him from somewhere as I've watched a bit of it recently. Very impressive to beat guys much larger than himself, although I did notice his foot flat against the table leg in some of the clips but I take it the rules allow this unless the referee didn't notice lol!

Sorry about the editing and music quality of the video BTW. Wasn't me that made it but it was the only highlight video of the guy I could find at the time.

Inspiring nonetheless!
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msgtcsar

Equity wrote:
msgtcsar wrote:
Equity wrote:
msgtcsar wrote:
Defeated several top ranked super heavyweights in his sport at 160 pounds.Nickname is "The Giant Killer"

Khadzhimurat Zoloev?

Zoloev - The Killer of Monsters: http://youtu.be/AtaXMtt4nlM

That's him. I believe he was 154 lbs. in those. With a 16" forearm not sure I can call him small.

msgtcsar/Donnie,

I'm not an arm wrestling aficionado but I knew I recognised him from somewhere as I've watched a bit of it recently. Very impressive to beat guys much larger than himself, although I did notice his foot flat against the table leg in some of the clips but I take it the rules allow this unless the referee didn't notice lol!

Sorry about the editing and music quality of the video BTW. Wasn't me that made it but it was the only highlight video of the guy I could find at the time.

Inspiring nonetheless!


That is a legal move.Russian Armwrestlers are treated as national heroes in Russia.I believe Zoloev has the isolation exercises down pat.Here is a training video with a couple of other national heroes.

https://www.youtube.com/...h?v=XESnK07fKV8
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Equity

msgtcsar wrote:
Equity wrote:
msgtcsar wrote:
Equity wrote:
msgtcsar wrote:
Defeated several top ranked super heavyweights in his sport at 160 pounds.Nickname is "The Giant Killer"

Khadzhimurat Zoloev?

Zoloev - The Killer of Monsters: http://youtu.be/AtaXMtt4nlM

That's him. I believe he was 154 lbs. in those. With a 16" forearm not sure I can call him small.

msgtcsar/Donnie,

I'm not an arm wrestling aficionado but I knew I recognised him from somewhere as I've watched a bit of it recently. Very impressive to beat guys much larger than himself, although I did notice his foot flat against the table leg in some of the clips but I take it the rules allow this unless the referee didn't notice lol!

Sorry about the editing and music quality of the video BTW. Wasn't me that made it but it was the only highlight video of the guy I could find at the time.

Inspiring nonetheless!


That is a legal move.Russian Armwrestlers are treated as national heroes in Russia.I believe Zoloev has the isolation exercises down pat.Here is a training video with a couple of other national heroes.

https://www.youtube.com/...h?v=XESnK07fKV8


Yes Russia and other Eastern European countries have a reverence for combat and strength athletes in general.

I wonder how much carry over these exercises have to the action on the table as there is much debate over 'sports specific' exercises and confusing skill learning patterns. Obviously they will build strength but would some of these movements confuse the motor patterns used when pitted against another human being?
Do you use similar movements and do they have a noticeable positive carry over? Please tell! Makes a good change discussing arm wrestling from talking bodybuilding and powerlifting on here all the time!

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