Octogenarian update

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Re: Octogenarian update

Post by peter yates » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:57 pm

Hi Dave, yes Carl and Audrey are quality people. I always liked that photo of Carl with the globes.A mighty man to be sure.Also the one with Andy Jackson is classic.Andy was another who continued training in some form through most of his life.
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Re: Octogenarian update

Post by peter yates » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:52 pm

dhartnet wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Glad to see our buddy Carl make the list. As Peter said, just a quality human. I've been to Carl and Audrey's many times and they have been here to my place.

I had a little site about Carl and others here:

https://sites.google.com/site/powerlift ... an-of-iron

Carl bought that large Jackson Globe barbell right from Andy Jackson (they were close friends) when he retired from the police force when he was still in his 40's. I now own that barbell, I got it from Carl.
Its a beauty. (Pic of Andy and Carl attached). OF course I have a pic of Carl and I in front of the famous barn gym. : ) (Ill try to dig it up).andy-carl.jpg

We took a video of Carl speaking at AOBS one year. Dont mind the back of my balding head, gets int he way sometimes : )


youtu.be/Zr-03OxZ_F4
Hi Dave, the video clip will not play here so it has been added to the HOPC youtube.
~Dave
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Re: Octogenarian update

Post by peter yates » Thu May 30, 2019 7:41 pm

I recently had communication with two of the men that inspire me with their attitude to life.I have always had others to look up to so at nearly 70 it is gratifying to still have such people in my life. First i received an email from Arnold Betts in New Zealand. Now in his late 80s he is showing no sign of slowing up his Training with Maxalding and expanders. He always adds some interesting stories from his many years in Physical Culture in his correspondence. Secondly i heard from Carl Linich now 82 years young and powering. Carl's main training medium for many years now has been Dumbbells and works up to some high repetitions in a sequence of chosen exercises.Carl's Battle cry is "Still breathing defiance," and i am wishing him many more years of doing so. Both of these outstanding gentleman will be featured in a new article i am writing.
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Re: Octogenarian update

Post by peter yates » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:12 pm

David just informed me that his old friend, former wrestler and bodybuilder Dennis Winn is still training at 87. Dennis believes the secret to a long healthy life good food and clean living and that regular exercise clears the body of impurities. He hits the gym 4 days a week and inspires the younger ones who train there. He makes a point of
making it clear that older people should limit the amount of weight on the bar and use good form so as to prevent injury and joint pain. Another one to keep us young uns on our toes and no excuses.
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Re: Octogenarian update

Post by peter yates » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:07 pm

Took a trip upstate New York this past week and took the opportunity of visiting Carl Linich and his wife Audrey. Carl looks even better than the last time i saw him and does some training every day with dumbbells. Always great to listen to his stories of wrestling in the time when he was active in the game, plus the strongmen he has known. A great example and still breathing defiance. Many more years of doing so Carl.
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Re: Octogenarian update

Post by Theodose44 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:10 pm

DannyBoy wrote:
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:46 am
peter yates wrote:I recently received a new years greeting form Arnold Betts from New Zealand.Arnold will be 84 this year and informs me his training is going well and he is still making progress with his spring expanders, which along with Maxalding is his main training method these days. Arnold also takes long walks and keeps his brain active with Spanish language lessons. To learn more about Arnold and his life check out my article "A lifetime of Physical Culture" on this site.
Another man in his 80s and still going strong is Kevin Fitzgerald who is still using some commendable poundage in his training sessions.Kev trains twice weekly on a combination of barbells and bodyweight exercises plus daily walks with Sammy Rachat de crédit trésorerie travaux his dog. Kev has had a very interesting life and you can read more in my article "Deafness of the mind,triumph of the spirit" on this site. Both men have trained their whole lives and show no sign of slowing up.An inspiration to us all.
This quote seems to apply quite well to these gentlemen and others of a similar age who are still training. "We do not stop playing because we become old,we become old because we stop playing." Keep playing with the iron.
Regards, Peter.
Thanks for the update on Arnold Betts & Kevin Fitzgerald, Peter. Very inspiring, much respect to them! :)
Hello everyone. Thank you for sharing this with us, it's interesting! The information is useful, thank you for having communicated to us. However, a little detail trots me a little. Thank you for your comeback. Good luck to all. Sincerely

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Re: Octogenarian update

Post by peter yates » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:52 pm

Hi Theodose,
Welcome to the forum again. What is it that we can help you with?
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Re: Octogenarian update

Post by peter yates » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:04 pm

One of the all time greats of bodybuilding turned 89 today and despite suffering from Parkinson's disease is still training regularly.Bill Pearl has had a long and distinguished career in the iron game. Certainly one of the best bodybuilders of his generation if not all time in my humble opinion. Not satisfied with having one the best physiques in the world Bill wanted to prove he was also strong. For many years he presented a terrific strongman act that was always very well received wherever he performed.He was involved in the promotion and distribution of state of the art exercise equipment and was a Gym owner for many years. Guys like this are the ones i look up to. I see the young guys in their 20s/30s and 40s with fantastic physiques or lifting tremendous poundage in competition, and while certainly impressive, it is the guys in these pages like Pearl who are the real inspirations. How many of those young guns will still be training in their 60s/70s and beyond. I can tell you, not many.Here is a cheer for the oldies.As my mate Carl Linich says "Keep breathing defiance."
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