Documentary time … Here is a weightlifting classic: ”School of Champions: Bulgarian Training Documentary”. Featuring: Max effort lectures from Ivan Abadjiev to a crowd of drained lifters.
Strongman Sundays… and here is a Strongman gem, featuring big benches, huge curls and crushing gripping power. You can watch Magnus Samuelsson’s World Strongest Arms DVD online on YouTube. Magnus was 1998 World’s Strongest Man and you have probably seen clips from the dvd online before. You will see: 270kg x2 Bench Press 140kg Biceps [...]
Just saw this trailer for a shotput-documentary. It’s called Throwing Iron (available for $3 on Amazon Instant) It follows Adam Nelson, John Godina, Christian Cantwell, and Reese Hoffa in the year leading up to the 2008 Olympics. Included are training footage and competition footage, as well as interviews with the athletes, and their coaches, family, [...]
Here is a documentary about the 2006 World Champion in the 69kg category, Vencelas Dabaya. It follows him on a visit to Cameroon, where he began his weightlifting career. And you know which gym he visits? That’s right, the now infamous Makeshift Platform gym. The whole thing is en français, but you can get a good idea [...]
Until yesterday I have never heard of Chad Jones. These 7 minutes are well worth your time. A short documentary film on former New York Giant Chad Jones —a star athlete from LSU whose promising professional career was put on hold by a tragic car accident before it even had a chance to begin. Amazing [...]