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If any one is a fan of RX Muscle Youtube videos presented by Dave Palumbo, but more importantly a fan of Jimmy "The Iron Bull" Pellechia who seems to explode at the drop of a hat, then you'll love this small article piece I discovered online from Mario Strong website. "In the early 90's the Iron Bull came to Gold's Gym on Staten Island to perform a heavy bench press demonstration. What would have won top prize on America's Funniest Videos wasn't so funny for one of the Iron Bull's spotters. After doing several sets of benches (with spotters on both sides and rear) Jimmy gradually increased the weight to an attention getting mark. With the whole gym watching Jimmy loaded the bar to 800 lbs and had three spotters ready to help him. As you'll see, the guy who spotted the Iron Bull from the rear made a big mistake when he decided to secure himself to the bar with wrist straps. To make a long story short the spotters helped Jimmy get the weight off the rack and let the bar go, and then watched in shock as the bar crashed down onto the Iron Bull. Seeing he was pinned the side spotters tried to lift the weight off of Jimmy but were unable to. The rear spotter was stuck to the bar because of the wrist straps and was than thrown forward when the side spotters (with even more help) in a desperation attempt yanked the bar towards Jimmy's legs and threw it to the floor. The rear spotter was still strapped to the bar and went flying over Jimmy as he crashed hard onto the floor. The rear spotter received a nice head gash for his assistance and was charged $10 by the Iron Bull for an autographed picture. If only I had a video camera." ~ Mario Strong I don't really know much about Pellechia but from watching many of the uploaded videos of RX Muscle, Jimmy it seems was extremely strong in his younger days and out the gym was known to get into a lot of fights. Jimmy is loved by his fans due to his anabolic, comical, aggressive charm which he brings to his weekly RX Muscle videos. Some picts of Jimmy curling and performing lateral raises with 150 lbs dumbbells! Got any Jimmy 'the Bull' stories, post your comments below. All the best and keep training! Strength Oldschool