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Offline Sergio

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Remembering John Grimek
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:29:27 PM »
I write here one of my first post in regpark.net about the great John c. Grimek:

Yesterday, 97 years ago, in June 17, 1910, was born John C. grimek, one of the greatest bodybuilders and strong man
than ever exist. Probably you know that there is a fantastic article of David gentle that descibe well who IS this amazing
man.

http://www.robertuniverse.com/davidgentle/grimek.htm

The strengh of Grimeck was legendary.  For a man of his size, he did incredible liftings:

-Bent press with a huge thick dumbbell of 269 lbs, and bent pressed it no less than nine times in an afternoon.
-Supported weights of around 800 lbs overhead and lifted well over 1000 lbs with straps in the Straddle lift exercise.
-When he was in his 70’s he can squat on a regular basis with incredible poundages of well over 600 lbs. An example
of an entire life dedicated to the weights and sport in general.
-In competition, He could press over 300 lbs, and once settled, pressed with lots of back bend, 364 lbs.
-Jerk form the shoulders, 400 lbs.
-Dead lift without any warm up, 600 lbs and
-Bent press near 300 lbs, (Side lift over head with one hand 300 lbs.)
-Biceps curls in excess of 200 lbs. (He can do an STRICT barbell curl with 87 kg, and with a petty impuls, 98 kg.
In Reverse strict curl, he could do 73 kg.)
-As you should know, he never did a great excess of bench presses (the same as Eugene Sandow)  But
could bench press around 480 lbs after a warm up.

The legacy of this great man is, today, more important than in the past, for the wrong way that the bodybuilders
and other sportsman have taken in the use of toxic substances. As Reg Park told us, a healthy and safe true style
of life is the basic of, not only weights, but a correct manner of live.

The unique John Grimeck die at the age of 88, november 20, 1998

NOTE: The 90 % of information about liftings records came from the great David Gentle article. Any mistake
readed here, is obviusly, of mine.

« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 10:43:49 AM by Sergio »

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Re: Remembering John Grimek
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 10:13:47 PM »
More imortal Grimek:
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Re: Remembering John Grimek
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 09:09:04 PM »
Come on, John!
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