Pulling Power

This is an Eighties era photo of Roger Estep pulling a big deadlift.  He was one of the guys in his prime when I was competing.  Always known for his supreme muscularity, until I saw this image, I’d actually forgotten how huge he was.Roger Estep deadliftDeadlifts were always my easiest and best lift.  Nothing like these guys though… this is elite, world-class.  The bouncing you see some of them do is called “hitching” and was never allowed in my and Roger’s day.

800 X 8!  Funny how tiny the power belt looks on his waist.

Eddie Hall, 1020!  

And Zydrunas Savickas, 1155!  (The starting position looks higher than standard barbell plate height despite the platform.)

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