Edited by pawel r, 25 August 2014 - 01:40 AM.
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 04:12 AM
Ed was the man. Back in the day I followed him when he first competed at 181. I used to just devour the PL USA magazine every month. There was just one org, no Internet, and the nonsense factor in powerlifting was night and day from today.
Posted 25 August 2014 - 05:53 AM
Remember the days of calling the number in the back of the book to find out the meet results? Things have changed for sure.
Posted 26 August 2014 - 05:32 PM
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:25 AM
I think he was in a Weider white sweatshirt and pants. Had forgotten about that. The only time they seemed to bring up Olympic lifting was when Editor Jeff Everson(remember that?) who was a top collegiate Weightlifter, would write an article. His records were broken by some guy...uhhh...what's his name.... oh yeah... Mark Henry!!
I think I remember that M&F artical ... Ed was all dressed in white with his foot on a barbell if my memory is functional.
Posted 27 August 2014 - 06:39 AM
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:57 PM
I was about the same age as well. Jeff was the first University Strength Coach?? He was a BIG influence on me. He was obviously smart, considered for a Rhodes Scholarship at one point, top collegiate Heavyweight Olympic Lifter, Powerlifter and National Ranked Bodybuilder. He made the Victor Richards articles happen though no one wanted to write about him because the story was too fantastic. Look at Jeff's magazine: Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Bodybuilding, Highland Games, T&A(and yes....that IS too a sport!). He loves it all!!
Yeah I remember Jeff. His wife, Cory, had more to do with me noticing him than his name in M&F...or his past lifting; unfortunately, I didn't know where the meat and potatoes of strength came from back then. I was worried how my arms looked... At 13 ...14yrs old. Haha
Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:33 PM
Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:07 PM
Jeff is a PhD. I believe his stance was this is not a beauty contest, these women are athletes. Think about it, I think I've got a few of his first articles written In Ironman in like 1979. He was on the cover of Muscular Development's August 1983 issue:
Wow, Jeff is more than I had known! Thanks for the info.
Victor Richards was a big boy... Glad he made that article happen.
I believe he had something to say about femininity and the women in the Olympia back in the day... Bev Francis was getting the heat.
Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:53 PM
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