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  1. While Bob Hoffman had the greatest influence on Olympic weightlifting, bodybuilding, and other strength sports in the sixties, Doc Ziegler (pictured above) had the greatest impact. Doc was a pure scientist who became fascinated with strength development. His innovations did more to alter the course of this aspect of physical training that any other individual, before or since. John Bosley Ziegler was a fourth generation doctor. His great-grand-father served in the Civil War as a physician for the Union Army. Doc was a Civil War buff with a large collection of medical paraphernalia from th
  2. Weightlifter Jakubovski going after a World Record Strict Press in the 242 lbs weight class. Failed lift due to not standing erect and locking out the arms. Looking at the photo I can clearly understand the reason why the strict press was eliminated from Olympic Weightlifting and left with two lifts only - Snatch and Clean & Jerk. I just wonder how many records were set while athletes performed lifts using this ultra cheating style! The lifter has clearly turned the Press into an Incline Bench Press attempt and thankfully failed. The Strict Press was eliminated from Olympic Lifting afte

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