08/12/19 – Will He Do It?


AWPC World Powerlifting Competition

On August 16, I will be at the AWPC World Powerlifting competition, where I plan to break Alexander Sorochinsky’s world record raw deadlift for a 70 to 74 year old, in the 198.2 lbs. or 90 Kg. weight category. 
Alexander set his record 374.7 lbs. or 170 Kg. raw deadlift back in 6/15/2013 in Moscow.  August 16 will be my 73 birthday and on that very day, I intend to set a new AWPC raw deadlift in the 70 to 74 year old, 198 lbs. category of 380.2 lbs. or 172.5 Kg.
Thank you Alexander Sorochinsky for demonstrating what possible for older people and for giving me something to strive for this year. I’ve always found the Russian powerlifters to be very supportive of my efforts. I feel they want the competition, which is the mark of true champions. Here I am in Portugal back in 2015 with some Russian Powerlifters.


Power: A Scientific Approach

By Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D.

I read this book back in 2002, when I started competitive powerlifting. The book came out in 1989, so it was a bit dated when I first read it. Every so often I look it over and although 30 years have gone by since this book first came out, obviously some of the information is dated, but others parts of the book are as valid today as back in 1989. Plus, the book is very readable.

Dr. Fred Hatfield, presents Power, his most advanced, most comprehensive book to date on the science of strength training. Revealing the latest discoveries and techniques, Power translates these findings into relevant, understandable training advice.

Dr. Hatfield delves into the intricacies of strength–its eleven types and seventeen sources. He explains how the body builds strength and how scientific methods can improve it. He considers issues both physical–fatigue factors, recovery times–and mental–concentration, motivation, and stress.

He also explores the crucial role of diet and nutrition, providing programs for integrating training with proper diet and supplementation schedules and giving sound advice on pre-contest and performance diets.  (Source: Amazon)


I almost went with the film Rocky, but I suggested that film before so I thought I would suggest something a bit different. This film can create a lot of emotions in a person, so if you are looking for something light, you may want to pass on this one.

The Wrestler (2008 film)

Mickey Rourke gives a performance for the ages in The Wrestler, a richly affecting, heart-wrenching yet ultimately rewarding drama. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)


I was going to use the theme song from the movie Rocky,

but I decided to go with this instead.

Tuff Enuff

By The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Sorry, I tried not to use the Rocky Theme song,

but could not help myself


Monument to Joe Louis

Also Known as The Fist, is a memorial to the boxer at Detroit’s Hart Plaza. Dedicated on October 16, 1986, the sculpture, commissioned by Sports Illustrated magazine from the Mexican-American sculptor Robert Graham, and poured by the legendary bronze artist, Rolf Kriken, is a 24-foot-long (7.3 m) arm with a fisted hand suspended by a 24-foot-high (7.3 m) pyramidal framework.

It represents the power of his punch both inside and outside the ring. Because of Louis’ efforts to fight Jim Crow laws, the fist was symbolically aimed toward racial injustice. Graham referred to the sculpture as a “battering ram”. (Source: Wikipedia)


I would be reluctant to be a member of any gym that did not have a picture of Arnold on its walls.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (Born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American politician, actor, filmmaker, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.

Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, remaining a prominent presence in bodybuilding and writing many books and articles on the sport. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, as well as the sport’s most charismatic ambassador.(Source: Wikipedia)








What do you think are the reasons (you can pick more than one) behind these mass killings in the USA?

Availability of weapons  21.62%  (16 votes)

Mentally ill people on the streets  13.51%  (10 votes)

Lack of civil discourse in the media, Hollywood and the political arena  12.16%  (9 votes)

Violence in films and video games  10.81%  (8 votes)

Other reasons  10.81%  (8 votes)

Failure to discipline in the homes and schools  9.46%  (7 votes)

Legal system too easy on minors who participate in violence  8.11%  (6 votes)

Failure of people who see something to say something  6.76%  (5 votes)

Lack of religious instruction  4.05%  (3 votes)

Single parent households  2.7%  (2 votes)

Total Votes: 74

Did you like the Km Music Norman Cook Remix video of “Brimful of Asha”?

Yes  90.91%  (10 votes) 

No  9.09%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 11
The country of “Antenna” is located on what continent?

I don’t know  45.45%  (5 votes) 

The continent isn’t listed  36.36%  (4 votes) 

North America  18.18%  (2 votes) 

South America  0%  (0 votes) 

Antarctica  0%  (0 votes) 

Australia  0%  (0 votes) 

Asia  0%  (0 votes) 

Europe  0%  (0 votes) 

Africa  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 11

Do you think Albert Einstein is correct when he says, “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got”?

Yes  84.62%  (11 votes) 

No  15.38%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 13


If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

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