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by raynobile
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Ray's Training Advice
Topic: antamo donnateli
Replies: 20
Views: 16153

Re: antamo donnateli

THANKS FOR THAT INFO.IT WAS ADAM GLASS WHO YOU WERE IN CONTACT WITH, A FEW MONTHS AGO,WHO ALERTED ME ABOUT DON AND THE CHANGE OF NAME TO DORANS.AS YOU PROBALY KNOW, I WAS FRIENDS WITH DON SINCE 1968, WHERE WE MET AT THE MR SCOTLAND CONTEST. DON WAS A JUDGE AND I WAS A COMPETITOR IN THE JUNIOR CLASS....
by raynobile
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Happy birthday Harry Hayfield
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Happy birthday Harry Hayfield

harry, birthday greetings from bulgaria, enjoy your day. regards, ray.
by raynobile
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 3044

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

yes harry the above events are better for barry, far safer and less expensive than bar bending.another good one is hold out to the front. get a car battery and hold it with straight arms in front at face level.you can do the same with discs. 10kg would be a good starting weight.once he can hold this...
by raynobile
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 3044

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

hi harry, as peter says the bars need to be smooth, also they should be cold rolled steel.dont waste your money on the 20mm and above bars.very few people could bend them.as peter advises, find another way to test barrys strength. a good wat would be telephone book tearing. regards, ray,
by raynobile
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 3044

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

hi harry, as peter said the bars need to be smooth, also dont waste money on the thicker 20mm and above bars, very few people would be able to bend those.also they have to be cold rolled steel.as peter also said there are other ways to test strength, regards, ray,
by raynobile
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Weight Training
Topic: Muscle Making by DON DORANS
Replies: 29
Views: 3588

Re: Muscle Making by DON DORANS

a good comonsense article from my old friend don. interestingly he mentions the bench squat. decades later louie simmons of westside club, popularised this very exercise, he called it the box squat, and claims to have invented it. not so as the bench squat was being done in the 1920s. also other so ...
by raynobile
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 3044

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

:lol: :lol: :lol: great memories harry, thanks. advantage in bar bending is long arms, for better leverage. tell barry to be careful, many injuries with doing this. it was discontinued from strongman comps after bill kazmier tore his pec in wsm.this ended his powerlifting carreer. regards, ray.
by raynobile
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 3044

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

sorry harry dont remember the sponsors.bsm 1979 was transworld sport and itv paid them for the television rights. i think the bars can be got at most ironmongers. regards, ray.
by raynobile
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 25
Views: 3044

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

hi harry, when i was competing in strongman, the bars were made of cold rolled steel. hope this helps, regards, ray.
by raynobile
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dave Gentle passed away
Replies: 17
Views: 1998

Re: Dave Gentle passed away

so sad, condolences to rosemary and family. may you sleep well david. ray.